The following are RECORD EXTRACTIONS of Pryor families. Counties that contain a TN Pryor are featured in red font.

Records from Avoyelles County, Louisiana

1880 Census, Avoyelles Co., LA
Page 447d, Wm PRIER 40 laborer LA LA LA, M. A. wife 30 LA LA LA, A. son 12 LA, J. son 10 LA, W. son 9 LA, M. E. dau 8 LA, C. (Charles?) son 7 LA (Possibly William Pryor and family who are on the 1900 Census in Hill Co., TX)

Records from Caddo County, Louisiana

1850 Census, Caddo Co., LA

Shreveport, page 336, house 133 T. W. Smoker (m) 24 PA, Martha 22 MO, Julia 1 LA, William Boarman 26 KY, A. J. (m) 21 KY, Henry Bodless 11 MS, Alexander Boarman 10 MS, James PRYOR 19 laborer MS, Martin Wallen 22 laborer TN.

Records from Calcasieu County, Louisiana

1880 Census, Calcasieu Co., LA
Ward 6, page 537a, house 33 S W Boles 28 hauling sawed logs TX MO AR, Purcey A wife 18 TX GA AL, Alda B 7/12 dau TX, S W PRYOR 7 nephew TX AL TX. (In 1900 Sam W Pryor b.1873 is in Montgomery Co., TX. Samuel Pryor and Mary Boles -below- were counted next door to each other on the 1870 Census in Milam Co., TX and the Pryors in Rapides Parish, LA in the 1840's)
Ward 6, page 537b house 49 Mary Boles 55 AR SC SC, Mary F 32 TX MO SC, S W PRYOR grandson 7 TX LA TX,

1900 Census, Calcasieu Co., LA
Page 84b, house 97 Belle PRYOR Jan 1862/38 widow 3 children/3living IN DE IN, Dora dau Aug 1884/15 MO, Nora M dau Jan 1887/13 KS, Fred W son Sep 1890/9 MO, Asbury Wilkinson father Jan 1818/82 widow DE DE DE, Chester D Dickinson boarder Apr 1875/25 KS NY CT, Will PRYOR orphan Aug 1899/ 10/12 LA (note on census say "This child was found on the steps of Mrs. Pryor's house". Lydia later married Chester Dickinson and they are on the 1915 and 1925 State Census in Cowley Co., KS. Son Will was ID'd as Will Dickinson in 1915)

Records from Carroll County, Louisiana

1860 Census, Carroll Parish, LA
Page 394, Ward 5, Caledonia & Oakgrove PO, house 726 Luke PRYOR 45 laborer AL, Elmina wife 55 AL. (Luke Pryor married Amy Williams, widow of Joel Hurley in Pike Co., AL)
1870 Census Carroll Parish, LA
Ward 5, Oak Grove PO, page 267b, house 37 Luke PRYOR 60 farm laborer SC, Amy 67 keeping house SC.

Records from Catahoula County, Louisiana

1850 Census, Catahoula Co., LA
Page 52b, house 61 John Wooton 35 planter KY and family
Page 52b, house 62
Agrippe Hanes 35 planter MS and family
Page 52b, house 63
Richard G. Wooten 50 planter GA
Page 52b, house 64
John P. Hanes 74 planter VA and wife Martha Hanes 64 FL
Page 52b, house 67
Peter Hanes 29 planter LA and family
Page 53a house 74
Morgan Coats 48 planter SC and family (Morgan Coats is on the 1841 MS state census in Lauderdale Co., MS)
Page 53B, house 79/79 William PRYOR 39 planter $2500 GA, Margaret 28 SC, William Jr. 14 MS, Marion 11 MS, Susan 8 LA, Rebecca 4 LA, Martha 6 LA. (In 1860 this family was counted in Rusk Co., TX. 1850 Mortality schedule lists Mary J. Pryor aged 15 born in GA)
Page 59b, house 171 Archibald Whatley 49 planter GA, Julia Ann 46 GA, Wooten W 24 LA, Nancy J 18 LA, Mary 16 LA, Jesse 14 LA, John 11 LA, Adaline 9 LA, Archibald Jr. 5 LA, Josephine 2 LA, William Simmons 28 no occupation LA.
NOTE: Edward Pryor in Wilkes Co., GA was counted in the Clay Dist. in 1791 with neighbors named Wooten and Hanes, and also a older man named Archibald Whatley.

1852 Catahoula Homicide - Synopsis: In 1848 Charles Jones living on Black River near Major Liddle suffered a gunshot wound by a woman (unnamed) while in the presence of Liddle. Jones went away for 4 years and returned with "one Richard Pryor , sometimes called Col. Pryor, a noted blackleg, without means or character." Jones, Pryor, and Jone's nephew Samuel Smith tried to way-lay Liddle by jumping out from behind some trees. Later Samuel Glenn became involvd in the plots against Liddle. Eventually Liddle killed a Mr. Wiggins thinking him to be Pryor.(The Woodville Republican, 27 July 1852)

Records from DeSoto County, Louisiana

1880 Census DeSoto Parish, LA
Ward 2, page 189d, house 551 Bob PRIOR (Creole) 60 farmer LA France France, Louisa 55 wife LA France France, Sadie 11 LA.

Records from Iberville County, Louisiana

1813 Marriage - Benjamin W. Pryor married Mary Billings on 27 May 1813.

1820 Census Iberville Parish, LA

Benjamin Praer 100020001000-4
(Benjamin Pryor married Mary Billings on 27 May 1813. Benjamin Pryor is in Ellis Co., TX in 1850)
1830 Census Iberville Parish, LA
Benjamin Pryer 1110001 - 110001
Abraham Billings 00002 - 01001

Records from Jackson County, Louisiana

1866 US IRS Assessment
Pryor & Foley, retail liq. dealers, in Jackson
W. K. Pryor, retail liq. dealers, in Jackson

1880 Census Jackson Co., LA
East Feliciana, page 82d, house 116 E. J. PRYOR 40 teacher NY Ireland Ireland, Lizzie 13 dau LA, William J. 12 son LA, Thomas B. 10 son LA, Annie T. dau 8 LA, Mary 7 dau LA. (father's place of birth listed as Ireland. Elizabeth Jane Brady, widow of William Keenon Pryor. Son Thomas B. was in Sebastian Co., AR.)

Records from Lafourche County, Louisiana

1850 Census, Lafourche Co., LA
Page 284, house 149 Adam Hawthorne 39 overseer SC, L. N. PRIOR (m) 35 carpenter MD, William Shaw 35 Scotland.

Records from Madison County, Louisiana

1850 Census, Madison Co., LA
Page 376, house 234 W. B. PRYOR 57 planting $1800 VA, Jane B. 51 VA, Richard 30 $400 VA, Agnes D. Creasy (nee PRYOR) 28 VA, Mary A. Pryor 26 VA, William P. Creasy 10 MS. (Possible son of Richard Pryor and Ann Bland, William Bland Pryor served in the war of 1812 under Capt Philip Pryor’s in the VA Militia. Capt. Pryor was his uncle. He married Jane B. Atkinson Oct. 12, 1818 in Chesterfield Co., VA. Jane B. Pryor, daughters and her son Richard were on the 1860 and 1870 Census in Warren Co., MS. William B. Pryor is on the 1820 Census in Brunswick Co., VA and on the 1830 Census in Tipton Co., TN. Agnes Pryor md. William B. Creecy/Creasy on Nov. 15, 1838 in Warren Co., MS. William B. Pryor is mentioned in the US Supreme Court Case of Richard Stockton v. James C. Ford involving land transactions in Carroll Co., LA involving Roger B. Atkinson in May 1837.)

Records from New Orleans, Louisiana

1820 Census New Orleans
J B Gilly 1002102111 (Possibly John B Gilly, brother in law of Nathaniel Pryor of Louisvile)

1841 Mail "General Delivery" - The notice of a letter held in New Orleans for Richard Pryor (published in the Times-Picayune on 14 Apr 1841)

1844 Probate for John PRYOR deceased. Filed by his widow Bridget PRYOR and Philip Canterbury. Marriage affidavit from a Priest at St. Anthony's states John was the son of John Pryor and Mary Kerns, and that Bridget was the daughter of John Fox and Catherine McGovern. Briget had one child that died soon after birth, a mid-wife's affidavit states it was Bridgets first born child and had been very large at birth. (Bridget Prior and Philip Canterbury were living together on the 1850 Census -- see below)

1850 Census, Orleans Parish, New Orleans, LA
Page 333A, house 3151 "Boarding House"...Richard PRIOR 25 sailor ME.
Ward 1, page 214A, house 1255 James B. PRIOR 15 Ireland, Charles 17 Ireland, Jane 25 Ireland, Elizabeth 15 Ireland, Marguerite 9 Ireland, Jane 2 Ireland.
Page 18, house 288/287 Catharine Donovan 40 $2000 Ireland, Mary Jane PRIOR 17 NY, Eliza PRIOR 15 LA.
Ward 1, page 101b, house 1783 T. A. Prieur 43 Jamaica, E. 30 LA, V. (f) 19 Jamaica, Henry 12 Jamaica, Emma 4 LA, E (f) 2 6/12 LA, Charles 9/12 LA
Page 2A, house 17/18 Thomas Egan 28 drayman Ireland, Eliza Jane 35 Ireland, James Noble Grey 7 LA, Daniel G. Humphrey 37 painter NC, Mary Jane (PRYOR) Humphrey 18 MS, Philip Jordan 35 laborer Ireland, Mariah Jordan 25 Ireland, Patrick Gannon 30 laborer Ireland, Susan Gannon 27 Ireland, Owen Matthews 30 cooper Ireland, Sarah Matthews 27 Ireland. (D. G. Humphrey married Mary Jane Prior on May 29, 1849 in Caddo Parrish, LA)
Dist. 3, page 242b, house 1751 Philip Canterbury 52 soda manufacturing MA, Bridget Prior 34 Ireland (see John Pryor probate 1844 above.)

1855 Mail "General Delivery" - The notice of a letter held in New Orleans for Samuel Pryor (published in the Times-Picayune on 21 Oct 1855)

1856 Mail "General Delivery" - The notice of a letter held in New Orleans for Madison PRIOR (published in the Times-Picayune on 27 Jul 1856)

1875 Arrest - Arrested for forcible horse theft, George PRIOR (The Times-Picayune, 10 Apr 1875)

1880 Census, Orleans Parish., LA
page 354A, house 1/1 Dave Turner (bl) 41 hosteler VA VA VA, Eliza (PRYOR?) black 37 VA VA VA, Emma PRIER black 93 mother VA VA VA (LA Death records state Emma Prior died March 16, 1884 at 105 years old)

Records from Natchitoches County, Louisiana

1880 Census Natchitoches Parish, LA
Page 502a, house 152/181 Sarah PRIOR (mu) 64 laundress LA LA SC.

Records from Rapides County, Louisiana

1830 Rapides Parish, LA
page 100, John C. PRYOR 220021 - 00001 (John C. Pryor married Ann E. Bullard in Franklin Co., TN in 1818)
Next line, Wm A Kitchen 20002 - 00001

1840 Census, Rapides Parish, LA
Page 211 Isaac Thomas 0000011 - 0010001 (Researcher notes Isaac Thomas born 4 Nov. 1784 in Sevier Co., TN. Died in Rapides Co., LA in 1859. Married Jane Bullard, Emerline Flint, and Anne PRYOR)
(next line) E. H. Flint 00001 - 0001

1843 Court Case - Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Louisiana - Page 257 by Louisiana Supreme Court, Louisiana Court of Errors and Appeals, Merritt M. Robinson - 1843. "This is a petitory action by which the plaintiff seeks to recover an undivided half of a piece of ground in the town of Alexandria...on the 6th of February 1830 while he was absent from the parish of Rapides in the discharge of official duties his partner John C. Pryor, pretending to act in the name of the firm, but without any authority to so do, made a conveyance of the lot of ground to F. M. LaFerriere Levesque... John B. Scott now claims to be the owner of it

1846 Birth - William Thomas Pryor born to William and Rebecca Simmons Pryor. (The family is on the 1860 Census in Jackson County, TX. They are related to the Pryors in Calcasieu Parish, LA.)

1870 Census, Rapides Parish., LA
Alexandria Ward, page 111a, house 1465 Daniel PRYOR (bl) 50 farm laborer TN, Hettie (bl) 45 LA, Louis (bl) 20 LA, Elizabeth (bl) 18 LA, Dick (bl) 15 LA, Susan (bl) 8 LA, Aaron (bl) 6 LA.
Alexandria PO, Anacoco Ward, page 227b, house 389 Cornelius PRYER 35 AL, Marsalee 32 AL, David 9 AL, Albert 7 AL, William 5 AL, Adley (f) 3 AL, Michael 4/12 AL (born Feb 1870).

1880 Census, Rapides Parish., LA
Alexandria Ward, page 495d, house 412/513 Daniel PRYOR (bl) 70 TN TN TN, Hetty (bl) 55 wife LA LA LA
Cheneyville, page 656c, house 484/515 Harvey PRIOR (mu) 48 laborer TN VA VA.

Records from Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

1880 Census Terrebone Co., LA
House 381 Harkless (Hankless) PRIOR bl. male 57 laborer TN VA TN, Jennie wife 53 GA GA GA, Jennie grand-daughter 18 laundress LA LA LA, Joseph 17 son laborer LA TN GA, John 15 son laborer LA TN GA (If son Joseph was born in 1863 in LA, this family was in LA during the time of slavery before the Civil War)

Records from Union Parish, Louisiana

1870 Census Union Co., LA
Ward 3, page 68b, house 276 Nancy (PRYOR) Heard 31 AL, John 14 AL, Martha 13 AL, William 10 AL, Charity 8 AL, Sally 6 AL.
Ward 3, page 68b, house 277 William PRYOR 58 farmer GA, Wiley 21 GA, Thomas 19 AL, Doctor 17 AL, Jesse 10 AL, Charles 8 AL (William Pryor was on the 1860 Census in Perry Co., AL).

Records from Washington Parish, Louisiana

1850 Census, Washington Co., LA
Page 447A, house 137/137 James PRIOR 39 farmer TN, Eliza 31 MS, G. W. (m) 12 MS, Martha 10 MS, William 8 MS, Barney 6 MS, Abel 4 MS, Lavinia 1/12 LA. (This family is on the 1866 State census in Wayne Co., MS)

1870 Census Winn Co., LA
Page 508b, house J W PRIOR (male) 39 NC, E Jane 50 LA, Madora Purl 18 LA, Lucinda James 19 LA, J H Mulvey (male) clerk in store 19 LA, M M Evans (male) 20 MS.



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