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

Records from Abbeville Co., SC

1850 Census, Abbeville Co., SC
The Saluda? Regiment Dist., page 103A, house 1588/1588 John PRIER 50 farmer TN, Melinda 37 SC, Lucy Jane 12 SC, James W. Filmer 10 SC. (John Pryor and his household were record as white by "" marks on census)

1860 Census Abbeville Co., SC
Greenwood PO, page 63, House 923 Mary PRYOR 47 farmer SC, James Fife 24 farm laborer SC, Josephine Pryor 7 SC, James H. Pryor 5 SC (Mrs. M Pryor is listed on the 1860 Slave Schedule, owned one male slave aged 59. Mary/Malinda Pryor's race is not noted on the 1860 Census, however she and her children were noted as black on the 1870 Census. Is the 59 year old slave the John Pryor noted on the 1850 Census?)

1870 Census Abbeville Co., SC - non population schedule
Malinda PRYOR 30 acres
1870 Census Abbeville co., SC
Page 383a, house 66 Malina PRYOR (bl) 60 SC, James W (bl) 31 farm laborer SC, Josephine 20 (bl) SC.

Records from Aiken Co., SC

1930 Census Aiken Co., SC
Page 19b Robert Pryor 44 SC SC SC, Willie wife 30 SC SC SC, Evelyn dau 6 SC, John W. son 5 SC, Nath Lee dau 1 4/12 SC, Will Miner boarder 43 widow SC SC SC (Application for military grave marker shows Robert was in the military in 1898. Robert Edward Pryor registered for WWI draft in Aiken Co. in 1918)

1923 Death Record
Kinchin R Pryor 75 years, died 5 Dec 1923. Occupation mechanic. Born SC.Father David/Dennis Pryor. No informant name on death record. (Buried Wesley United Methodist Church Cemetery (Served in Union Army during Civil War from the State of SC. His son Robert E. Pryor died in Washington Co., TN-- his death record states his parents were Kinch Pryor and Annie McElmurray. Robert was a well-digger from Aiken Co., SC)

1930 Census Aiken Co., SC
Page 19b Robert E Pryor 56 SC SC SC, Willie wife 39 SC SC SC, Evelyn J dau 17 SC, John W son 15 SC, Nettalee dau 11 SC, Jessie M dau 7 SC (Robert D. Pryor died

Records from Anderson Co., SC

1849 Death - John Prior Archer b. 12 Dec 1806, died 3 Jul 1849.(Buried Pickens Chapel Cemetery in Anderson Co., SC.)

1892 News Report - A white prisoner, J. H. PRYOR from Pelzer, hanged himself in his jail cell. He had been arrested for receiving goods under false pretenses. He left a wife and two sons, one of which was married. He was about 42. He was buried in the county poor house graveyard. (The Intelligencer, Anderson, SC, 23 Jun 1892)

1900 Census, Anderson Co., SC
Williamston Twp., sheet 14b, house 20, Sarah A PRYOR May 1846 54 widow, 8 children/7 living, SC SC NC. Mattie dau Sept 1878 21 SC NC SC cotton mill weaver. Lizzie dau Sept 1881 18 SC NC SC cotton mill weaver. Lela dau Jun 1883 16 SC NC SC cotton mill spooler. Della Putman g-dau Aug 1895 4 SC SC SC. Nannie Putman g-dau Mar 1896 3 SC SC SC. (Sarah A Pryor (the record is under the spelling Prior) died in Williamston in 1926. Her death record states she was born 11 May 1846 and her father's surname was Youngblood. In 1880 Sarah and husband Samuel T. Pryor were on the census in Pickens Co., SC. Per Find A Grave, Samuel T. Pryor is buried in Greenville, SC)

1910 Census, Anderson Co., SC
Williamston Twp., page 321A, McLaughlin St., house 194/196 George W. PRYOR (md. 21 yrs.) TN TN TN, Martha wife 42 (10 children/6 living) TN TN TN, Joe son 16 TN, Chick son 12 TN, Floyd son 7 TN, Myrtle dau 4/12 SC.
Williamston Twp., page 321A, house 195/197 Willie PRYOR head 21 single (md. 3 years) TN TN TN, Lizzie dau 21 single (1 child/1 living) TN TN TN, ??? dau 1 7/12 TN. (Marital status is unclear on the census record)
Williamston Twp., page 321B, house 197/199
Will L. PRYOR 42 (md. 22 yrs.) TN TN TN  runs elevator at cotton mill, Mandie wife 41 (10 children/10 living) TN TN TN, Sarah dau 16 TN, Darcus dau 14 TN, Lucy dau 12 TN, Theodore son 10 TN, Leo son 8 TN, Raymond son 6 TN, Carl son 4 SC, Lila dau 7/12 SC. (Vincent Pryor & Sarah of Jefferson Co., TN>sons George & Will)

1917 WWI Draft Registrations, Anderson Co., SC
William Lanford PRYOR, born 28 Mar 1889 in Dandridge, TN
Joseph Luther PRYOR, born 17 Jan 1894 in Dandridge, TN
James Alex PRYOR, born 14 Mar 1896, in Jefferson Co., TN
Elmer Ovely PRYOR, born 2 May 1900 place not recorded, permanent home in

1920 Census Anderson Co., SC - ED#62
House 3/3 Will PRYOR 30 TN TN TN, Sue 35 wife TN TN TN, Annie Love 11 dau TN,  Bertha May 9 dau SC. (Sue Pryor died in Anderson Co. per Death Record Feb. 8, 1924, aged 40)
ED#62, Williamston Twp., house150/150 James A. PRYOR 22 TN TN TN, Lillie 26 wife SC SC SC, Ruby 2 dau SC, Raymond St. James? 9 st-son SC, __? st-son 5 SC.
House163/163 George PRYOR 52 TN TN TN, Jolly? wife 49 TN TN TN, Myrtle 10 dau TN (George W. Pryor died in Anderson Co. per Death Record May 2, 1932 aged 66)
House 235/235 William L. PRYOR 50 TN TN TN, Amanda 49 wife TN TN TN, William 18 son TN, Oscar 16 TN, Raymond 14 son TN, Carl P. 12 son TN, Lila 9 dau SC.(Mandy Pryor died in Anderson Co. per Death Record Jan. 2, 1926, aged 24)
(George 52 and William L 50 appear on the 1880 Census in Jefferson Co., TN, page 461D: Vinson Pryor 49 SC VA NC, Sarah 36 TN, George 11 TN, William 10 TN, Eliza 8 TN, Ida 4 TN, Harvey 2 TN, Sally 9mo TN)

Records from Barnwell Co., SC

1820 Census, Barnwell Co., SC
Page 7, Isham H Clayton (married to Susannah Pryor b.1801) 00001-10002 (Isham Henry Clayton and wife Susannah Pryor b. 1800 and Daniel Wilson Clayton were in Lowndes Co., GA in 1850)
Page 41, Tobias PRYOR 30001-001 (see Edgefield Co. 1850 Census)

1824 Marriage - Mary A PRYOR married Kinchin Rambo. (Mary A Pryor born 1808 in SC. They are on the 1840 Census in Gwinnett Co., GA and in 1870-1880 in Floyd Co., GA. On the 1880 Census Mary states her father was born in England.)

1830 Census, Barnwell Co., SC
Toby PRYOR 0020001 - 00001 (Tobias Pryor)

1870 Census, Barnwell Co., SC
Richard D. PRYOR 30 SC, Mary A 34, Elizar 4, Richard H. 2

Records from Beaufort Dist, SC

1780 Petit Jury List - Seth PRIOR (Prince William Parish)

Records from Charleston , SC

1780 Petit Jury List - Thomas PRIOR (Parish of St. Thomas and St. Denis)

1785 Inventories of Estates - Marlow Pryor's bond to William Ancrum dated the 28th November 1785 for $43.12. Records Of Charleston District, Court Of Ordinary, Inventories And Appraisements Books (Marlow Pryor and William Ancrum mentioned in Kershaw Co., SC record)

1784 Letter of Administration - Thornton PRYOR deceased of St. George Parish, Dorchester. Seth Pryor of the same parish applied to be administrator on 13 Dec 1784. Charles Lining, attorney.

1790 Census, Charleston, SC
St. Philip's Parish, John PRIOR
Cheraw, John PRIOR
Cheraw, Luke PRIOR

1798 Will - Seth PRYOR,
of St. George Dorchester, deceased. Heirs: Sons, Seth Thornton PRYOR and Samuel PRYOR, nieces Prudence Johnston, Mary Day. Mentions his boat "Harriet". Executors and guardian of son Seth Thornton Pryor - Matthias Hutchinson and William Flack. Proved 30 Jun 1798. (See Colleton Co., SC. Seth Thornton was not yet 25 years old in 1798 per the will)

1810 Census, Charleston, SC
Page 164, Mary PRIER  10101- 211
St. John's Berkeley, Page 158 (or 224) Wm (William) PRYER 01001-1001-4

1850 Census Dist. of Charleston, St. Philip & St. Michael Co. , SC
Page 176B, House 291 Edward Henry 42 tavern keeper Ireland, Jane 50 Ireland, Edward 16 clerk SC, Mary Ellen 12 SC, Briget Stanley 13 Ireland, Catherine Stanley 11 Ireland, Bernard PRIOR 24 clerk Ireland, Catherine 24 SC, Edward D. 8/12 SC.
Page 192A, House 523 John PRYOR 45 Ireland, Elizabeth 28 Ireland, Harriet E. 10 NY, George Thos. 8 NY, Mary R. 6 NY, Frances Emily 4 NY, Ellen T. 1 SC.
Page 251A, House 538 Seth PRIOR 37 shoe dealer SC, Rebecca 36 SC, Rebecca Weinges 56 MA, Garbes 25 book seller SC, Rebecca PRIOR 15 SC, Elizabeth 14 SC, Cornelia 13 SC, Julia 6 SC, S. T. (male) 3 SC.
Page 282B, house 983 Jane Harvey 45 Ireland and several boarders... B. R. PRIOR (male) 26 clerk SC.

1860 Census, Charleston, SC
4th Ward, page 339, house 504 "The Pavilion Hotel" B. R. PRYOR 31 merchant Ireland, Catherine 29 SC, Edward 10 SC, Eleanor 5 SC, Eugene 4 SC, Walter 1 SC.
4th Ward, page 311, house 231 Robert Janey? 49 saddler Ireland... living in household E. PRYOR female 22 SC
4th Ward, page 340, house 410, "boarding house"... J. or L. PRYOR 47 male clerk SC, Rebecca 46 SC.
4th Ward, page 325, house 396 W. B. Carson 35 clergyman ME SC... living in household W. M. PRYOR 20 male clerk SC.
4th Ward, page 334, house 529, Jno. (John) PRIOR 50 clerk Ireland, Harriet 18 NY, George 16 NY, Rebecca 15 NY, Frances 12 NY, Teresa 10 NY, Margaret 8 NY.

1877 Death - Died Feb. 1877 at 7 Felix St., William Pryor aged 60, occupation coachman, resided in Charleston 30 years.

1901 Death - Died Mar. 1901, Tony Pryor aged 65, occupation farmer, resided in Charleston during his life.

Records from Cherokee County, SC

1914 Marriage Announcement - Miss Stewart Pryor daughter of Dr. Stewart Pryor of Chester, to marry Dr. Ralph McFadden of Yorkville. Miss Pryor a niece of Mr. J. C. Pryor of Gaffney (The Gaffney Ledger, 24 Mar 1914)

1916 Social Announcement - Mrs. Julius C. Pryor entertained friends for dinner at her home on Frederick St., assisted by her daughter Miss Lillie Pryor.

1924 Death - Died 14 Jun 1924 in Limestone (Saluda Co.?), Joseph D. Pryor born 23 Jun 1852 in NC. Father born in NC, mother Lucrecia born in NC.

1951 Death - Miss Lilly Pryor age 71, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Pryor. Lived in Gaffney her entire life. (The Gaffney Ledger, 20 Jan 1951)

1959 Death - Mrs. Sallie Pryor Whelchel, age75, daughter of Joe Pryor and Rebecca Sparks. (The Gaffney Ledger, 27 Jan 1959)

Records from Chester Co., SC

1820 Census, Chester Co., SC
Page 102, Henry PRYER 0002,13-no females

Records from Chesterfield County, SC

1790 Census - Cheraw Dist.
Luke PRYOR 2 males over 16, 1 male under 16, 5 females, 2 slaves
John PRIOR one male over 16, one female (born abt 1774 or earlier)

Records from Colleton , SC

1800 Census, Colleton Co., SC
Page 180, Sam'l (Samuel) PRIOR  000200000008
Page 161, Seth PRIOR 10010000100-24 (Seth Thornton Pryor died in 1830, per notice in Charleston Observer. Sons of the American Revolution Membership Application for Claude Henry Babb states that Seth Pryor was born 1734 in VA. Will for Seth Pryor filed in Charleston in 1798--mentions sons Seth Thornton and Samuel. Seth Thornton was not yet 25 years old in 1798 per the will)

1810 Census, Colleton Co., SC
Page 330, Seth PRIOR (image is illegible)
Page 349, Mrs. Samuel PRIOR  (image is illegible)

1820 Census, Colleton Co., SC
St. George Parish, page 122 Seth T. PRIOR 2001-0101 (Seth Thornton Pryor. Per death notice published about 1830 in the Charleston Observer: Major Seth T. Prior died on his plantation and left a widow and two sons.  He was 49 years old [born 1771].)

Records from Dorchester County, SC

1921 Death - Died 4 Sept 1921 in Ridgeville, William Pryor (bl) born in SC. About 70 years old. Father Jake Pryor born in SC, mother Rachel Brownlee born in SC.

1927 Death - Died 23 Jun 1927 in Summerville?, Thomas Pryor (bl) born in Ridgeville SC. About 76 years old. No parents info.

Records from Edgefield , SC

1790 Census, Edgefield Co., SC
John PRYER 21202 (Possibly the John Pryor from Wendron Parish, Cornwall, England or his son John Jr. John Sr. married Elizabeth Cheqwidden, and he was deceased by 1797. John Sr. died in Savannah, GA in 1797. From Edgefield Co., SC deed books by Carol Wells. Mary A. Pryor Kinchin states on census records her father was born in England, which may help to support researchers cliams that this John Pryor was an immigrant.)

1797 Slave Sale: Jno. PRYOR 7/11/1797 to Hannah Puckett, Box 22, pkg. 802 Slaves: Mary and Lewis (negro woman and child)

1797 Will, Quoted in a Petition – Edgefield County, SC
executor petitioned the court for permission to sell the estate of John Prior, deceased. "I will, that my beloved son John Pryor (now in England) if he come over to this county be and I do hereby constitute and appoint him Guardian to Susanna P Grubs, Tobias P Grubs, Elizabeth P. Grubs, and William Pryor Grubs untill he whole of the estate is divided and the youngest receives his portion. I also constitute, make and ordain John Starr, Captain Jacob Zinn (both of beach Island) and my son John Pryor, if he comes from England, Executors of this my last will and testament." He also states in the will "I do hereby acknowledge to be my children." Witnesses William Stewart, Charles Ramsey, Peter Cooper. "I will and Bequeath unto my son John Pryor, aforementioned (in the County of Cornwall, and Parish of Werndon, in England)" The will also states, "I will as my land and Mills on Town Creek are sold, that my executors make titles unto James Otis Prentis according to the articles between the said J. O. Prentis and myself" The will states he John Pryor was a Mill Wright. He also willed money to Eve Grubs. The will indicates his son Tobias may have been under 21 years at the time of his death.

1810 Census, Edgefield Co., SC
Page 32, Thomas Dozier 00201-10001 (Thomas Dozier married Caty Pryor in 1775 in Lunenberg Co., VA)
Page 32 Prior Dozier 0001-101
Page 33, John PRIOR 0201-2001-8 (oldest male 26-44yrs, oldest female 26-44rs)
Page 37, Eve PRIOR 01100-110010-1 (oldest male 16-25yrs, oldest female over 45yrs)

War of 1812
Tobias Prior
Rank - Induction: PRIVATE

1816 Slave Sale: John PRIOR 12/7/1816 "Sale Forbid" SS Book 1844-1852, page 28, Slave: Alfred

1818 Slave Sale: John PRIOR 5/18/1818 to Jno. Grubs PRYOR, Wm P. Tobias Pryor, Tobias Pryor Grubs, Equity File #41, Slaves: Dick, Ellick, Jack

1820 Census, Edgefield, SC
Page 213, Sarah PRIOR 02- 3111 (oldest female 16-26yrs)
Page 214, William PRIOR 0001-001
Page 78a, Thomas Dozier 000001- 01001 (Thomas Dozier married Caty or Catharine Pryor in 1775 in Lunenberg Co., VA
Page 89a, PRIOR Dozier 10001 - 3001 (Son of Thomas and Caty Pryor)

1830 Census, Edgefield Co., SC

Thomas Dozier 0000000001 - 00001000001 (oldest male 70-80, oldest female 80-90)
(Thomas Dozier married Caty Pryor in Lunenberg Co., VA in 17 Jun 1775)
Prior Dozier 1101001 - 110101

1840 Census, Edgefield Co., SC
Page 115, Richard PRIOR 110001-22101 (Richard Prior aged 30-39 years old. He is  the Richard Prior aged 45 on the 1850 Census of Edgefield Co.)
Page 115, Martha PRIOR 1101-0010011
Page 115, Tobias PRIOR  00011001-1000001 (Tobias Prior aged years old. He is the Tobias Prior aged 60 on the 1850 Census of Edgefield Co. Tobias Prior was also listed in 1811 Tax Records of Edgefield Co., SC. He is also probably the same Tobias Prior listed as serving in  YOUNGBLOOD'S REG'T, SOUTH CAROLINA MILITIA during the War of 1812)
Page 119, Sarah PRIOR   no males - 00001101 (eldest female is between 50-69 years old.)

1841 Sheriff's Sale - Alfred N. Dicks adm'r of John Dicks, dec'd. vs. Richard PRIOR, one carryall wagon, and one log carriage. (Edgefield Advertiser, 14 Dec 1841)

1842 Sheriff's Sale - William Foster vs. Richard PRIOR, Sarah PRIOR, and Charles PRIOR, five mules (Edgefield Advertiser, 14 Sept 1842)

1843 Sheriff's Sale - Dawson Atkinson vs. Martha PRIOR, seventy acres of land more or less , adjoining lands of Tobias Pryor, and lands of the estate of John J. Gray, and others. (Edgefield Advertiser, 1 November 1843)

Slave Sale 1843: Richard Coker et al 2/6/1843 to Sarah M PRYOR, SS Book 1840-1853, page 75, Slave: Patty

Slave Sale 1843: Daniel Prince 12/12/1843 to Jno. Grubs PRYOR, Tobias P and Wm P. Box #90, pkg. 3633, Slave: Allen, son of Dealy -- at the same time Daniel Prince sold Robert Prince a woman named Dealy.

Slave Sale 1845: Martha PRIOR 12/1/1845 "Sale Forbid" SS Book 1844-1852, page 28, Fortune, Gadock, Granderson, Hannah, Jane, Judy, Rachael, Susan, Dianna, Ned (Perhaps sale was forbidden under a law becuase of debt. See 1843 news notice above, Martha's land was bing sold to pay debts).

Slave Sale 1848: Tobias PRIOR to Richard Pryor 8/16/1848 Deed book EEE, page 450, 3 young boys, George, Henry, and Jacob who was just 7 months.

1848 Estate - William H. Atkinson applied for Letters of Administration for the estate of Christopher PRIOR, "late of the District." (2 Aug 1848, Edgefield Advertiser)

1850 Census Edgefield Co., SC
Page 425B, House 1899, Richard PRIOR 45 wheelwright SC, Barbara 37 SC, John 18 wheelwright SC, Catharine 16 SC, Elizabeth 14 SC, Richard 12 SC, Mary Ann 10 SC.  (Richard & Barbara Pryer are on the 1860 Census in Edgefield Co. Per notice in Charleston Oberserver Feb. 16, 1828, Richard Pryor married Barbara T. Hail at Beach Island.)
House 1900 Charlotte PRIOR 48 SC, David Clark 39 wheelwright SC, Sarah 38 SC, Charlotte 11/12 SC. 
Page 127A, House 1923 Tobias PRIOR 60 SC, Mary 55 SC, Richard 36 SC, Mary 14 SC (See Barnwell Co. 1820 Census. Mary Pryor is on the 1860 Census in Edgefield Co.)

1856 Sheriff's Sale - Richard PRIOR vs. Charlotte PRIOR, and others. The sale or real estate of Sarah PRIOR, deceased. 84 acres bounded by Thomas Miller, George B Mills. (Edgefield Advertiser, 30 Jan 1856)

1860 Census, Edgefield Co., SC
Beach Island PO, page 51, house 758 Richd (Richard) PRYOR 55 mechanic SC, Barbara 47 SC, Richard Jr. 21 SC, Cinchin (Kinchin R. Pryor) male 16 mechanic SC, Archibald 12 SC, Jane 10 SC, James 8 SC, Alice 5 AL.
Beach Island PO, page 52, house 787  Mrs. Mary PRYOR 56 farmer SC. (widow of Tobias Pryor)

1870 Census, Edgefied Co., SC

Hammond Twp., page 265a, house 51 K R PRYOR 26 farmer SC, Ann Eliza 18 SC, Ida 4/12 SC (born Jan) (Kinchin R. Pryor who was later in Aiken Co., SC. Son of Richard Pryor and wife Barbara.)

Records from Fairfield Co., SC

1850 Census Fairfield Co., SC
Page 286B, house 1281.  Living with numerous students in at a school... Percival PRIOR 16 Georgetown, SC. (Percival was probably counted twice on the census. The second time with his family in Georgetown, SC below)

Records from Georgetown, SC

1790 Census, Georgetown, SC
Prince George's Parish, David PRIOR

1800 Census, Georgetown, SC
Winyah, page 375, David PRIOR 000101101005

1810 Census, Georgetown, SC
Prince George, page 216, David PRIOR 1000111001-10

1819 Obituary - "On Monday night, the 13th inst. on Waccamaw, at the age of 23 years, Mrs. Sarah W. Allston (Sarah W. PRIOR), consort of Joseph W Allston. Esq. and daughter of the late capt. David PRIOR. (The Evening Post, NY on 25 Sept. 1819. There is a Joseph W Allston on Waccamaw, Georgetown, SC on the 1820 Census. Find A Grave memorial shows tombstone in Prince George Winyah Cemetery where other Priors are buried.)

1820 Census, Georgetown Co., SC
James C. Coggeshall 00020000101-0210110001 (Find A Grave, Margaret Emma Prior married James C. Coggeshall - notice in Winyaw Intelligencer January 30 1819- daughter of David Prior)

1830 Census, Geogetown Co., SC
Census is in alpha order. Dr. PRIOR
00001 - 10001

1840 Census, Georgetown Co., SC
Dr. PRIOR  101001 - 120001
This Prior's age was recorded as 30-39 years old. He is probably W. R. T. Prior who was 45 in 1850 and recorded as a doctor living in Georgetown Co. He is probably William Randolph Theus Prior, reported son of David Prior and Elizabeth Murray)

1850 Census Georgetown Co., SC Page 295A  W. R. T. PRIOR (male) 45 M.D. SC, Martha 38 SC, Sarah 19 SC, Joseph 17 SC, Percival 15 SC, Ann E. 12 SC, Mary 10 SC, Margaret 8 SC. (WRT Pryor is on the 1860 Census in Georgetown Co., SC. Find A Grave memorial for W. R. T identifies him as William Randolph Theus Prior.)

1860 Census, Georgetown, SC
Georgetown PO, page 290, house 178 W. R. T. PRIOR 55 M. D. SC, M. L. 49 wife SC, A. E. 22 female SC, H. H. 8 female SC.

1865 - Letter to Adjutant General signed by Dr. W R T Prior. Requesting to import medicines.

Records from Greenville, SC

1800 Census, Greenville SC
Page 250, number 256, Joseph PRIOR 00100001 (one male 16 to 25, one female 16 to 25 -- Joseph born between 1775-1784)

1810 Census, Greenville, SC
Page 127, Jane PRIER 2-21001

Records from Kershaw Co., SC

1776 Letters - Near Camden in Kershaw County - William Ancrum owned plantations near Camden. His writings are preserved at the University of South Carolina Library. He refers to Marlow Pryor, his overseer, in letters written in 1776. (Possibly the Marlow Pryor who married Elizabeth Arthur in Orangeburg Co. 1785 Document mentions Marlow Pryor and William Ancrum in Charleston, SC.)

Records from Laurens Co., SC

1840 Census Laurens Co., SC
Joseph PRIOR 10002 - 00001
Joseph & his wife were between 20-29 years old. On the 1850 Census in Laurens Co. Joseph is 32 and his wife Mary is 33. The younger male in the 1840 household is probably his son Seth.  In 1850 there is a James Pryor aged 45 also living in Laurens Co. Not only is his age a poor match for other male in Joseph's household, but he had children born before 1840.

1850 Census Laurens Co., SC
Page 258B, House 878 Joseph PRIOR 32 farmer SC, Mary 33 SC, Seth T. 10 SC, Hezekiah 8 SC, Martha 6 SC, Mary A. 5 SC, Caroline 3 SC, Emma R. 2 SC, Joseph M. 7/12 SC, John Davis 17 SC. (Joseph Pryor and wife Mary Gray. Joseph was born in Charleston per death record of son Seth Pryor. Joseph Pryor is on the 1860 Census in Laurens Co., SC.  SC )
Page 276A, House 1159 James PRIER 45 SC, Nancy 38 SC. Elizabeth 17 SC, Sarah 15 SC, Almina 13 SC, Jane 11 SC, Austin 9 SC, Emily 6 SC, Henry 4 SC, Isabella 2 SC, Mary Blakeley 75 SC
Page 276B, house 1161 James Withers 30 SC, Mary 27 SC, Harrison 8 SC, Susan 6 SC, Toliver 4 SC, Harriet 2 SC, Sarah Blakeley 36 SC.

1860 Census, Laurens Co., SC
Pleasant Mound PO, page 331, house 1787 Jos. (Joseph) PRIOR 45 farmer SC, M. female 45 SC, S. T. 21 male SC, H. 18 male SC, M. H. 16 female SC, C. 13 female SC, E. 11 female SC, Jos. 10 male SC, Hr. (Henry?) 8 SC, J. 4 male SC, J. 2 male SC.

Records from Marlboro Co., SC

1786 Deed - 29 Dec 1786 Luke PRYOR of Malboro County to John Waller PRYOR of same, 1/2 of tract surveyed for Luke on 4 Oct 1784 by Alexander Craig, granted 1 May 1786, half of 300 acres Wit: James Harris, Barth. Whittington, John Spights (see 1762 will noted in Halifax Co., NC record excerpts. Note Alexander Craig may be the same person on the 1812 Tax list in Maury Co., TN and Luke Pryor may be the same person in Williamson Co., TN records).

10 July 1788 Deed. Luke Pryor to James McGee both of Marlboro County, SC, 330 A in Marlboro Co. on head of Muddy Creek granted to said Pryor 2 Oct 1786 Witnesses: John Pryor, John Smith

Records from Marion Co., SC

1810 Census, Marion Co., SC
Jonathan PRIER 100100101

1820 Census, Marion Co., SC
Page 123  Henry PRYOR 10001-101 (Henry B Pryor b 1790 in SC, He's on the 1840 Census in Pike Co., AL.)

1830 Census, Marion Co., SC
Page 40, Henry PRYOR 212011 - 10102

Records from Orangeburg, SC

1790 Census, Orangeburg North, SC
Page 384  Marlow PRYOR 0131-12-17 (Marlow Pryor is in Baldwin Co., GA on later records, possibly a son of this Marlow Pryor)

1800 Census, Orangeburg Co., SC
South of Saluda, page 571,  Elizabeth PRIOR 011000000103 (Marlow Pryor of Kershaw Co. is possibly the Marlow Pryor who married Elizabeth Arthur in 1785)

Records from Pickens County, SC

1870 Census, Pickens Co., SC
house 138 Samuel PRIOR 38 farm laborer NC, Sarah 24 SC, Mary 2 SC, Samuel 4/12 (Feb) SC. (gravemarker in Greenville states Samuel T. Pryor b. 1831, died 1898)

1880 Census, Pickens Co., SC
house 168 Samuel PRYOR 48 farmer NC NC NC, Sarah A 34 SC SC SC, Mary C 12 dau SC, Samuel J 10 son SC, Lilla P 8 (relation?) SC (Son Samuel J Pryor was on the 1920 Census in Greenville Co., SC-- he died in 1928 and his occupation is listed as "piano tuner" on his death record. Sarah A Pryor, widow, is on the 1900 Census in Anderson Co., SC)

1927 Death - Died on 26 Dec 1927 in Dacusville, SC, Capt. Seth Thornton Pryor born 1 Oct 1840 in Laurens Co., SC, father Joseph Pryor born in Charleston, mother Mary Gray born in SC.

Records from Prince George Dist, SC

1780 Petit Jury Prince George County, SC
Georgetown Dist., Luke PRYOR

Records from Spartanburg, SC

1790 Census, Spartanburg, SC
Joseph PRIRE? 224 (Spartanburg is next to Greenville Co., SC. Is this the same Joseph Pryor who was in Greenville in 1800?)

1880 Census, Spartanburg, SC
Cherokee Twp. page 146b, house 277, Pinkney PRYOR 32 NC VA VA, Susanna 32 wife NC VA VA, Lemuel 10 son NC, George 8 son NC, Melvin 5 dau (sic) NC, Cora E. 3 dau NC, Emily 2/12 (b. March) dau SC, William Eaker 25 nephew NC SC SC, Mary J. 20 niece SC SC SC, James B. 3 nephew NC NC SC, Joseph 1 nephew NC NC SC, Mary Steadman 20 servant NC NC NC. (Robert Pinkney Pryor died in SC in 1925. His son Jesse H. Pryor stated on death certificate that Robert's parents were John Pryor and Liza Hord-- see Lincoln Co., NC records. Robert Pinkney Pryor served in Private Company F 56th Regiment NC Troops Cleveland Rifles. Robert and wife Susannah are on the 1870 Census in Cleveland Co., NC)

1925 Death - Died 17 Nov 1925 in Buck Spring, Robert Pinkney Pryor born 29 Apr 1845 in NC, father John Pryor born in NC and mother Liza Hord born in NC.

1981 Death - Laura Elise Pryor, widow of Grover Pryor. Daughter of Lemuel and Carrie Lewis Pryor of Converse. Herald-Journal on Feb 26, 1981

Records from St. David Parish, SC

1776 Militia - Luke Pryor listed as captain in volunteer militia Col. GG Powell's Regiment, Journal of the council of Safety 21 Feb 1776 .

1776 Revolutionary War Service. William Shelly stated on his pension application that he entered into service as a "drafted militia man" under the command of Luke PRYOR in 1776. He served 3 months under Pryor at Haddrell's Point near Charleston, SC.

1776? Revolutionary War Service. John Owen stated he can not recollect the year but he was under the command of Capt. Luke PRYOR. He was stationed at Haddrell's Point near the fort on Sullivan's Island.

Records from St. George Parish, SC

1782 Birth - Seth Thornton Pryor born in St. George Parish on 22 Dec 1782 to Seth and Susannah Pryor.

Records from Union Co., SC

1870 Census Union Co., SC
Braytonville, page 374a, house 110 Stewart L. PRYOR 47 NC, Susan 42 SC, Julius 19 SC, Coretta 17 SC, Anna 11 SC, Jane 9 SC, Stewart 6 SC, Amelia 4 SC, Abbin 3/12 SC. (Stewart Love Pryor and wife Susan Catharine Haynes. History of Dr. Stewart Wylie Pryor b. 1864 states his parents names and that they moved to SC from NC in 1860. This family is on the 1850 Census in Lincoln Co., NC. Obituary of Stewart W. Pryor states his parents names and that he was born in Spartanburg in 1864.).

1880 Census Union Co., SC
Braytonville, Joseph PRYOR 26 NC, Rebecca 20 SC, Vinney 2 SC, Junius 11mos SC

Records from York Co., SC

1820 Census, York Co., SC
Page 312, William PRYAR 10001-1 female (I can not determine age line)

1915 Death - Died 12 Nov 1915 in Bethel, York, Co., Jake Pryor about 75 years old, occupation farmer, no parents recorded, death reported by Leon Campbell of Clover, SC.



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