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

Records from Bronx County, NY

1900 Census Bronx Co., NY
Page 270b, house 37, 233rd St., Charles PRYOR (bl) b. Aug 1875 25 VA VA VA, Rebecca wife Feb 1872 28 3 children/1 living VA VA VA, Gilbert son Dec 1894 5 NY VA VA

Records from Cattaraugus County, NY

1860 Census Cattaraugus Co., NY
Farmersville, house 256, Ormond PRYOR 49 miller NY, Elizabeth 42 PA, David 20 IL, Elisha 13 PA, Abel 12 PA, Mary A. 8 PA, James S. 2 NY, Sarah J. Hatfield 20 house maid England (Ormond Pryor and Elizabeth Fleetwood married in Gallatin Co., IL in 1837, see 1850 Census in Jefferson Co., PA).

Records from Erie County, NY

1850 Census Erie Co., NY
Aurora Twp, page 103a, house 1591/1607 Able Brewster 50 sawyer NY, Maria 45 NY, Almira 20 NY, Clara 15 NY, Francis 13 NY, Melissa J 5 NY, Dan PRYER 38 farmer NY.

Records from Kings County, NY (includes Brooklyn)

1832 Probate - George PRYER, "immediately previous to death" lived in New York County. Administrators Grice PRYER and Brigham Howe. 20 August 1832

Records from New York City

1765 Building - architect John Edward Pryor built the Jumel-Morris Mansion in Manhattan (see Middlesex County, NJ)

1800 Census New York City
Edmond PRIOR 0011 - 4021

1808 Notice of Ships' Arrival
Sloop, Astrea, Pryor, Richmond

1817 Notice of Ships' Arrival in Richmond, VA -
Sloop Astrea, Pryor, New York.
Sloop Lady Hamilton, Pryor New York.
(The Evening Post, NY, 23 May 1817)

1819 Notice of Ships' Cleared (for travel or cleared through customs?)-
Schooner Astrea, Pryor, Richmond (VA).
Schooner Belvidere (sic), Pryor, Currituck (NC).
(The Evening Post, NY, 7 Apr 1819. Another notice for the sailing of the Astrea in 1819 states Thomas Pryor, master. A report on 30 Sept 1819 refers to the Astrea's master as William Pryor who had died from a fever that day- the ship was to leave Hampton Roads)

1820 Census New York
Marseilles PRYOR 21 0211101

1820 Probate - Thomas PRYER the father of Thomas PRYER Jr late of the city of New York, mariner, deceased. Thomas Jr. died intestate. Signed 2 February 1820

1828 Notice of Ships' Arrival in New York-
"Sch Gazette, Pryor, fm Richmond, and 6 days from the Capes, with flour and pig iron, to G. and J. PRYOR, and others. Off the Hook, spoke brig Union."
(The Evening Post, NY, 31 Mar 1828)

1830 Notice of Ships' Arrival in New York-
Schooner Gazette, Pryor, from Richmond. Coal to G. PRYOR..
(The Evening Post, NY, 4 Dec 1830)

1830 Probate - Thomas PRYER died after a short illness in Charleston, SC. Signed 26 Oct 1830 by John PRYER. / 1830 Probate - Thomas PRYER Signed 26 Oct 1830 by John PRYER (brother of Thomas) and George PRYER. Names heirs living in New York City: Maria Pryer, George Pryer, John Pryer, Ann Pryer, Jasper Pryer, Sarah Jane Pryer, and James Pryer

1831 Will, John PRYER, mariner. Wife Mary PRYER. Gave her his pew in the Baptist Church and houses on Vesy Street. Wife's niece Ann Vader, no Ann Jacobson, and Jane Smith. His brothers Thomas PRYER and Marselus PRYER. His sister Sarah Seaward. He gave $250 and a feather bed to his "mulatto girl" named Sylvia and her issue. He also specifiec Sylvia's inheritance was for her and should not pass to any husband. Signed 13 November 1830. Mary Pryer brought the will to court on 1 March 1831. (An online family places John, Thomas, Marcellus, and Sarah as children of Casparus PRYOR and Mary Van Riker)

1832 Probate - Peter PRYER, deceased. Elizabeth PRYER widow. Children: Andrew PRYER, Hannah M. PRYER, Jacob L PRYER, Catharine Delia PRYER. Dated 23 January 1832.

1833 Probate - Mary Pryer, names her sister as Jane Smith and her neices and nephews Edward McManus, Sarah McManus, Jane McManus, and John McManus who all live in New York City. Dated 10 April 1833

1833 Estate Notice - "Notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against Mary Pryor, late of the city of New York, widow, deceased, to present the same with the vouchers thereof, to the subscribers, administrators, in the city of New York on or before the 20th of April next." 13 Oct 1833. J. Jacobson, 206 Elm Street and Jno. McMannus, 7 Bowery. (The Evening Post, NY, 11 Dec 1833)

1836 Chancery Court Case - Announcement names Richard Pryor and wife Priscilla Pryor, vs Margaret Pryor, John Pryor and his wife Kesiah Pryor, Joseph Pryor and his wife Margaret Pryor, Thomas E. Pryor, Edmund Pryor and Margaret his wife, Joseph Rhodes and Rebecca his wife, David Bacon and Margaret his wfe, William Litchworth Sr., Joseph Cox and Hannah his wife, Josiah Litchworth and his wife Ann, Thomas Litchworth and his wife Mary, William Litchworth Jr., Matthew Patterson and his wife Susan, Martha Dunning widow, Thomas V. Sullivan and his wife Elizabeth, Emily M. Dunning, Martha Dunning, Julia Dunning, and Augusta Dunning. The case involved lots located between Fourth and Fifth Avenues and between 108th and 109th streets (The land in question now sits on the northern border of Central Park and would probably be worth millions of dollars. It's likely to have been open space in 1825 (survey date in the announcement). Death Record for Priscilla Pryor, wife of Richard Pryor born 1771 and died 1844 in Philadelphia and is buried in the Friends Burial Ground. Priscilla Pryor age 73, burial was recorded in records of Friends, Arch Street, Philadelphia. This case was still active in the courts in 1844)

1839 Letter - Unclaimed letters held at NY Post Office: J. W. PRYOR, Tonmas PRYOR (Thomas PRYOR?) (The Evening Post, NY, 1 Oct 1839)

1840 Petition - John PRYOR and James PRYOR petitioned Board of Alderman for reduction of quit rents (The Evening Post, NY, 17 Mar 1840)

1842 Probate - Jasper PRYER
, widow Catherine E PRYER of New York City, two children under 14 years of age Desier A. PRYER, John A PRYER. Dated 21 April 1842

1853 News Report - "...a man named Elijah W PRYOR called at the store of the Messrs. Anspach, and made som inquiry concerning the note, he ahd put off, and left the store: he was subsequently "dogged" and arrested and was tatken before Mayor Gilpin, who held him in $5000 bail for futher hearing in the matter." (The New York Tribune, 23 Jun 1853)

1920 Census, New York City, NY
12th Assembly Dist., page 272b, house 201 East 32nd St, family 237 John B. PRYOR 34 white, NY NY NY, captain hotel, Amelia wife 21 PA PA PA, Joseph son 2 PA PA PA (John B. Pryor born in NJ married Amelia Udick of Edna, PA - his second wife. John B. is the son of John B. Pryor and Mary Glennon of Monmouth Co., NJ. By 1921 he joined his brother Joseph to operate the Sheridan Arcade in Monmouth, NJ.)

Records from Onondaga County, New York

1841 Death - Formerly of New York City, Sarah PRIOR died in Skaneateles, Onodaga County on 4th Jul 1841. She was 88 years old. (The Evening Post, 10 Jul 1841)

Records from Richmond County, New York

1761 - Abraham Rickhow married Hannah Pryor on 18 Mar 1761

1790 Census, Richmond Co.
Abrm. Rickhow 10111 (Abraham Rickhow) (wife Hannah Pryor)
Jacob Rickhow 30415
Andrew PRIOR 15300

Records from Saratoga County, New York

1850 Census, Saratoga Co., NY
house 184 Thomas PRYOR 50 farmer NY, Thankful 51 NY, Potter 22 farmer NY, Fanny 20 NY, Charles 17 farmer NY
Page 238a, house 2/2 John Clements 24 NY, Huldah 18 NY, house 2/3 James PRYER 45 farmer Eng, Robert 17 Eng, Thomas 15 Eng, John 5 Eng, James Jr. 8 Eng, Ann 11 Eng, Elizabeth 3 Eng, Mary 2 Eng.
1860 Census, Saratoga Co., NY
Page 653, Milton Twp., house 1405 Thomas PRYOR 60 farmer, Thankful 61, John 38, Potter 32, Charles 24, Maria Johnston 13 NY

Records from Westchester County, New York

1790 Census, Westchester Co., NY
Joseph PRIOR 102
Barrah PRIOR 101 (Barrah Peterie married Abragan Pryor on 11 May 1780

1850 Census, Westchester Co., NY
Town of Mamaroneck, page 158a, house 137/164, John PRYER 50 oil refiner value of real estate $12,000 NY, Ann 36 NY, William 16 NY, John T. 13 NY, Rose Lynch 20 Ireland, William H. Dixon 38 farmer NY, Cornelia T 32 NY, Elizabeth J 7 NY, Albert M. 6 NY, Francis Strongleth? 18 laborer France
Town of Mamaroneck, page 158b, house 141/168 William Tucker 39 miller CT, Hannah 31 CT. House 141/169 James PRIOR 28 laborer NY, Margaret 25 Eng, Mary E. 1 NY, David Harvey 19 miller CT, Cornelius Sweeny 28 laborer Ireland, George Penny 22 laborer Ireland.



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