Tennessee Counties - J

The following are record extractions of Pryor families who lived in Tennessee. The extractions are presented in chronological order by county in order to give a sense of the time period and hopefully to make it easier to establish family relationships


Records from Jackson County, TN

Jackson County was formed in 1801 out of Smith County and Indian Lands. Portions of Jackson County were used later to form the following counties: Clay (1870), DeKalb (1837), Overton (1806), Putnam (1842), Warren (1807), White (1806)

1802 Tax List of Jackson County, TN -
Capt. Islay? Fitzgerald's Dist.
James Armstrong (1796 James Armstrong was wit to survey by Richard Pryor in Logan Co., KY)
Stephen Mayfield (1840, Stephen Mayfield indicted for battery in Overton Co., TN. His victim was John Pryor)
John Kyzer (or Kyger?) (Joseph Kizer filed charges against Thornton Pryor in Robertson County in 1814)
James Cunningham (see 1789 petition in Greene Co., TN)
John Womack
David Womack (David Womack possibly son in law or grandson of John Henry Pryor of Orange Co., NC)
William Russell (see 1789 petition in Greene Co., TN. Married Polly Gailbraith in 1800 Greene Co)
Smith Hutchins (second husband of Elizabeth Pryor Rhea)
Daniel Job (see 1789 petition in Greene Co., TN)
William PRYOR (see 1789 petition in Greene Co., TN)
Ezekial Rhea (married to Elizabeth Pryor)(see 1789 petition in Greene Co., TN)
Elijah Ewing (see early Sumner County records)
James Taylor (see 1789 petition in Greene Co., TN. May be the James Taylor who married Jennet McCollom in Greene Co., TN with Robert Armstrong as Surety.)
Thomas Lowery (Lowry?)
John Crawford

16 March 1802 – James Taylor 640 acres…adjoining his own in the Barrens…adjoining William PRYOR

19 March 1802 – David and John Womack 640 acres… East fork of Russell Mill Creek westwardly to PRIOR’s line… including between James Taylor and Womack (See 1802 Tax List William Pryor was recorded near the Womacks, James Taylor and William Russell)

20 March 1802Joseph PRYOR 460 acres … East fork of South fork of Roaring River

5 August 1802Joseph PRYOR… 150 acres… West fork of Russell’s Mill Creek a branch of Roaring River… path that leads from said Pryor’s to John Starkey’s… to include said Pryor’s improvements… Joseph PRYOR, Loc.

5 August 1802 - Jacob Work .. 250 acres .. Roaring River, south side of a path that leads from William PRYOR to John PRYOR

21 April 1803 – William McNabb… 100 acres… West fork of Russell’s Mill Creek on which fork William PRYOR lives

25 September 1803 – Samuel Moore… 50 acres… West side of West fork of Russell’s Mill Creek… conditional line made by Joseph PRYOR and Enoch Odle (Catharine Pryor married Enoch Odle in Greene Co., TN in 1799, Joseph Pryor signed the bond. There was a Samuel Moore on the 1783 Tax List for Greene Co., TN.)

1803 Tax List for Jackson Co., TN
(Image 3) shows just Elijah Ray, however Ansearchin' News states Capt. Smith Hutchinson Dist - John PRYOR, Caleb Job, Daniel Job, Elijah Ray
(Image 5) Captain Russell's Dist. Joseph PRYOR (living near James Taylor, James Armstrong, William Russell. Based on deeds in Jackson Co., these are the Pryors on Roaring River in Jackson Co., TN. Includes names who signed 1801 pettion not to join Smith Co with Wilson Co. The petion included Enoch Odle)

Ancestry.com has these entries recorded as 1803 Jackson Co, but they are not in the Ansearchin News
transcript of this tax record. What year is this tax list? Probably before 1820 as Elijah Ewing was on the 1820 Census in Franklin Co., IL
(Image 15) Captain Prescot? Dist.
Line 9 Elijah Ewing
Line 15 Thomas PRYOR
Line 19 Stephen Dill
Line 26 William Crocker
Line 27 Arter Dill
Line 33 William Stafford
Line 60 William Wilson (married Huldy (Huldah?) Sherrill in Greene Co., TN - same person)
(Based on deeds in Jackson Co., these are the Pryors on Roaring River in Jackson Co., TN. Elijah "Ewine" on the 1801 petition to not to join Smith Co with Wilson Co. )
(Image 16) Captain Prescot?
Line 5 Dist. Joseph Pryor
Line 12 John Whitson
Line 13 James Whitson
Line 20 James Whitson
Line 23 Thomas Barnes
Line 57 William Whitaker
(Living near Joseph Pryor- John Whitson, James Whitson, James Bartlett, John Hunter, Samuel Hunter, William Whitaker. Based on deeds in White Co. these are the Pryors on Cane Creek/Fork in Dry Valley, White Co.)


White County formed 11 Sept. 1806 out of Smith and Jackson Counties

Overton County formed 12 Sept. 1806 out of part of Jackson County lands.

10 September 1810Joseph PRYOR on 4 August 1808… two entries in Jackson County on Pryor’s Fork of Roaring River…total 460 acres on “Evans Warrant” dated 10 January 1794. James Roulston, Loc Both entries made void per order by James Carter.

10 September 1810 in Jackson County, TN – James Carter use of Joseph PRYOR enters 214 acres… in conformity to his occupant survey rtd. 12 August 1808 on Cane (Caney?) Creek adjoining William King’s 640 acres (James Carter had a NC Land Grant for lands on Caney Creek in White Co.)

10 September 1810 – Jonathan Ward use of Joseph PRYOR… 100 acres… White County…on falling waters beginning on William King’s Southeast corner… to include his spring and improvements (Jonathan Ward was on the 1812 Tax List in White Co., TN counted in Capt. John Townsend's Co.)

17 March 1815 Deed – James Taylor… 8 acres… Morrison’s Creek…to include the house where Joseph PRYOR now lives (Morrison's Creek joins Roaring River.)

17 March 1815 Deed – Burkett Kinnard…15 acres… Morrison’s Creek… to include the house where Joseph PRYOR now lives (Online query states that Montgomery Kinnard, son of Burkett Kinnard married Sarah/Sally Rhea, daughter of Ezekiel Rhea and wife Elizabeth Pryor)

21 October 1815 Deed – John Sutton… 50 acres…waters of Morrison Creek…West side of plantation whereon Joseph Pryor now lives (Joseph Pryor may be the Joseph Pryor who was in Tuscaloosa, AL by 1819 -- birth date of daughter Rebecca in AL.)

15 Jan 1819 Deed - Zachariah Roberts... 4 acres .. Bowerman's branch of Roaring R.. adj Wills Pipkins .. to include a salt petre cavefound by said Roberts and James Pryor.

1820 Census Jackson Co., TN
These Priors appear on the samepage, the census was recorded
in alphabetical order.

Joseph PRIOR
Males: 1- under 10, 1-10 to 15, 1- 16 to 18, 1- 16 to 25, 1- 45 or older
Females 2 under 10, 1- 16 to 25
(Oldest male was born in 1775 or earlier. Possibly the Joseph Pryor who appears in White Co., TN records)
Jane PRIOR
Males: 1- under 10, 1-10 to 15
Females: 2 under 10, 2-16 to 18, 1- 16 to 25
Jeremiah PRIOR
Males 5 under 10, 1- 26 to 44
Females 1 under 10, 1- 10 to 15, 1- 16 to 25
(It is unknown if these Priors are related to the Pryors in Overton and Sumner Counties. I have only one Jeremiah Pryor in my notes. He was born in 1782. Researchers place him as son of RichardPryor and Mourning Thompson)
PRIOR Stone 1000012001
PRIOR
Davis 100100001

1824 Land Grant in Jackson County, TN.
To William Dennis land located on Blackburn's Fork of the Roaring River. Boundary near John Donnel/Darrel.

1825 Land Grant in Jackson County, TN.
To William Allen 4 acres on Roaring River near Allen's Mill. 10 May 1825. (Jane Pryor married Robert Allen, connection to this Allen unknown)

1826 Land Grant in Jackson County, TN On 2 Jan 1826 To William Pryor 50 acres surveyed on 3 May 1827. Located on Blackburn's Fork of the Roaring River, near Brown's old mill, including said Pryor's improvements. (This is probably not William Pryor who was married to Alsey on the 1850 Census as he would have been 12 years old in 1826)

1827 Land Grant in Jackson County, TN Uriah Crocker land located on Blackburn's Fork of the Roaring River. Boundry near William Anderson and Thomas Anderson.

1828 Land Grant In Jackson County, TN
. To David Lovall assignee of Nancy Crocker, 50 acres per survey dated 1 June 1827 on West Side of Blackburn's Fork of the Roaring River, house where Nancy Crocker formerly lived. Dated 11 Sept 1828.

1831 Birth - John PRYOR, son of Nancy Pryor (and James Pryor) born 4 Oct 1831 in Jackson Co. per his death record.

1838 Land Grant in Jackson County, TN - To Hewitt J Dennis assignee of Leah Harris on the waters of Blackburn's Fork of the Roaring Riverr on the East Side of William Pryor's spring branch. Grant includes the house and improvements formerly occupied by William Pryor.

1840 Census Jackson Co., TN
Dist 1
Page 5 house 252 3 William PRYOR 110001-20001 (30-39yo, born 1791-1800. Neighbors: William Dennis, William Kinnard)
Dist. 9
Page 282 Nancy PRYOR 13 - 101001 (Nancy "the weaver" age 30-39 years, born 1801-1810. Widow of Caleb Pryor Neighbors: Miles Dennis, Andrew Dennis, Solo? Dill, Arthur Dill, Stephen Dill, Thomas Dennis, Hugh Crocker, A. R. Dennis, William Loftis, John Haney, Elizabeth Hannah)
Page 285 Allen PRYOR 01001 - 2001 (Allen - 1850 Census Dist. 1, Jackson Co.)
Neighbors: Willie Gaw, Mahue Gore, Joshua Dennis, Thomas Bruington, Swearingin? (Swearingame / Swearingen). 1830 Land Grant to James Bruington for land on Blackburn's Fork of Roaring River. Near William Swearingin's line.
Page 286 Cinda PRYOR 0002 - 001011 (Was this "Linda" Pryor, mother of Jane Pryor Allen? I think so!) Neighbors: John Bruington, Drury Smith, William Swearingen?,
Page 286 Benj. Romine 220001 - 11002
(Melissa Romine married a Jonathan Pryor. Melissa is on the 1850 Jackson Co. Census. Is this Romine connected to Melissa?)
Dist. 15
page 313, line 8 Alfred PRYOR11001-10000101 (Alfred - 1850 Census Dist. 1, Jackson Co. Married to Serna Dill)
page 313, line 9 John Y. Crocker 10001-110201022 (John - 1850 Census Dist. 9, Jackson Co.)

Murder Conviction, Jackson Co., 1847
Notes from the book "Tennessee Convicts: Early Records of the State Penitentiary" by Chuck Sherrill, JOHN PRYOR from Jackson Co., TN, age 25, convicted of murder. Sentenced to 12 years in the penitentiary. Received on Jan. 13, 1847. Discharged Aug. 27, 1852. This John Pryor can be found on the 1850 Census in the State Penitentiary in Nashville, Davidson Co. He is counted in the 2nd Subdivision, page 308. The census record states his age as 28, occupation laborer, born in Tennessee, convicted 1847 of murder.

1847 Land Grant in Jackson County, TN - No. 9388, Granted to Isaac Haney assignee of Nancy PRIER 50 acres per survey of 26 Sept 1838 on Blackburn's Fork of Roaring River, near tract owned by Davis Lovall. The grant includes the house and improvements where Nancy Pryor was living. 30th June 1848.

1850 Census Jackson Co., TN
Dist 1
House 35 William PRYOR 36 TN, Alsey 36 NC, Wesley 19 TN, Polly 16 TN, Rhoda H. 14 TN, John C. 9 TN, Elizabeth 60 NC
(Wesley married Jane Speakman and stayed in Jackson Co., Polly/Mary Ann married William B. Crocker in 1852 in Williamson Co., TN. They are still in Williamson Co in 1880, Rhoda married Thomas W. Crocker in 1853 and also settled in Williamson Co. Rhoda and Mary Ann are named in the 1848 will in Williamson Co., TN of Luke Pryor - their grandfather. Rhoda and Mary Ann were the daughters of Henry B Pryor)
House 68 Alfred PRYOR 42, Surena 43, William 17, Alfred M. 15, James Y. 12, Susanna E. 10, Mounce G. 7, Bird T. 1, Craven H. Upchurch 24. (No states for births listed on census. Alfred Pryor was married to Surena Dill)
House 69 Allen PRYOR 40 SC, Sindarilla 33 TN, Uriah 16, Lucinda 13, Nancy 9, Sally E. 7, Alfred J. 5, Cindarilla 2 (No states for births listed on census) See 1870 Census of Franklin Co., IL... is this the same Cinderella Pryor? Is Sindarilla recorded as "Sind Anderson on the 1860 Census in Jackson Co.?)
Dist 8
House 169 Love McGhee 30 TN, Cassey (f) 24, Polly PRYOR 12, John 10, Martha 5, Nancy PRYOR 40 TN. (Nancy "the Weaver" Pryor was the widow of Caleb Pryor. Her children were Cassa, John, Mary/Polly, and Amos. Amos' death certificate says his father was Caleb Pryor. Juda Pryor in Overton Co. married Solomon McGhee or McGeehee. Are these families related?)
Dist 9
House 325 John Y. Crocker 37 TN, Darcus 36 NC, Sary PRYOR 86 NC, Nancy 15, Sary C.(Crocker) 13 (TN), Allen P. (Crocker) 10 (TN), William (Crocker) 7 (TN) (if Darcas is a grand daughter of Sary Pryor then she would probably be the daughter of an unknown Dennis and an unknown Pryor union. John and Darcas Crocker were in Iron Co., MO for the 1870 Census. The ID of Sary/Sally, Allen and William as Crocker children is taken from the 1860 Census where they were again counted in the household of John Y. Crocker as as Crockers)
Page 183a, house 342 Joseph Nelson 62 SC, Polly 56 SC, Margaret 28, Solomon 20, Joseph 17 TN, Julian 15 TN, Mary 15, Mayhew 2 (Mayhew England son of Margaret Nelson and Austin England - Mayhew England is on the 1860 Census ), Nancy 1.
Page 183a, house 345
, Hewitt Dennis 30, Ellie 28, Nancy 6, Sary E. 5, Darcus 4, Polly 2, Nancy Crocker 65 KY. (In 1832 Hewitt Dennis was assigned land on Blackburn's Fork of Roaring River that boardered William Pryor's land in Jackson Co., possibly not this Hewitt Dennis because he would have been 12 y.o. in 1832. Nancy Crocker 75 NC was living with John Y. Crocker and family on the 1860 Census.)
Page 183a, house 347 James M. Loftis 39 SC, Levisa 40 TN, John M. 17 TN, Reuben H. 15 TN, Frances A. 13 TN, Sary E. 11 TN, James M. 6 TN, Tennessee 4 TN, Rufus? W. 1 TN.
Page 183b, house 352 Paul Anderson 29 farmer TN, Susanna 24 TN, Josephine 3 TN, Robert F. 1 TN. (Robert F. Anderson married Margaret Pryor--more research is needed to determine her parents).
Page 184b, house 361 Rebecca Allen 60 SC, Robert N. 33 TN, Jane (PRYOR) 20 TN, Jesse T. 1 TN. (Jane Pryor Allen is on Jackson Co. census records through 1910)
Page 184b, house 366 Leroy B. PRYOR 23, Elizabeth (Mayberry) 28, David 4, Malinda 2, Rebecca M. 3/12. (Leroy B. is on the 1860 Census in Crawford Co., MO and later in Phelps Co., MO)
Dist 10
Page 267a, house Isaac Haney 37 farmer TN, Sally 30 TN, John 13 TN, Henry 11 TN, George 9 TN, Mariah 8 TN, Parilee 4 TN, Parizetta 2 TN, Caroline 1 TN (Granted land from Nancy Pryor in 1847-- see above)
Page 264B, House 395, Jeremiah England 60 NC, Sally 33 TN, Ruben 8/12, Malissa Romine 14, John 10, William 6, Pheby 4 (Pheby married Rutherford Pryor in 1839. Melissa married Jonathan PRYOR, son of William PRYOR and Rachel Barnes.These Pryors migrated to Greene Co., IL)
Dist 11
House 742, page 289a, Richard Fox 33 TN, Susannah (PRYOR) 33 TN, Benjamin 15, William 13, Kindreck 11, Mary 9, John 7, Margaret 4. (Death record of Margaret Fox Bowington states her parents as Richard O Fox and Susie Pryor, both born in Jackson Co., TN).
Dist 12
House 552 Jane Young (Pryor?) 45 SC, Elizabeth 13 TN, James 4 TN, Ann PRYOR 70 VA (Some researchers have stated Jane is the widow of Hudson/Hutson Young)
House 39, page 238A Thomas A. Porter 24 NC, Anna 20 TN, Sally E. 2 TN, Elizabeth PRYOR 27 NC, Sarah 6 TN , Manerva 5 TN, John 3 TN (Thomas Porter md. Anna Davis is Cookville, Putnam Co., TN per Ancestory.com researchers)
DIST. 17 Page 215A
J. B. PYRON 41 "jack of all trades" TN, Frances 40 TN, Susannah 18 TN, Malissa 16 AL, Charles 14 AL, Nancy 12 TN, Thomas 10 TN, Mary E. 8 TN, Adline 6 TN, Tapley 6 mos. TN. (Pyron appears to be the correct family name as Charles and Tapley B. Pyron appear on the 1870 Census in Cedar Co., MO. They have not been found to be related to the Pryor family)

1855 Court Case - Joshua Hale VS. Zachariah Van Hooser adm.
of William PRYOR,dec'd. Dorothy PRYOR his widow, Sarah J. PRYOR his daughter, only child. CH.CT MIN, 13/212, 10 FEB 1855

1860 Census Jackson Co., TN
Dist. 1, South of the Cumberland, Gainsboro PO
Page 202, house 668
Elizabeth (Young) Stafford 31 farmer TN, Almire? female 7 TN, Joseph 5 TN, Martha 1 TN. (Elizabeth Young Stafford Pryor. Also on same page of this census are households of John B. Stafford 24, John Stafford 61, William B. Stafford 38, James G. Stafford 30, Joseph Stafford 82, Jonathan W. Young 32, and Thomas Stafford 60. Undocumented information states that Elizabeth Pryor Stafford married a second time to Alfred Pryor son of Alfred and Serena Pryor. Elizabeth is on the 1870 Census in Jackson Co. as Elizabeth Pryor and in 1880-1920 in Putnam Co., TN)
Dist. 9 "South of the Cumberland River", Gainsboro PO
Page 256b, house 791 Paul Anderson 38 farmer TN, Susan 25 TN, Josephine 13 TN, Robert 11 TN, Elizabeth 9 TN, Martha 7 TN, Frances 5 TN, Minerva 3 TN, Edith Anderson 73 VA, James Anderson 15 TN.
Page 256b, house 792
William Nelson 41 and family.... living in household Mahugh England 12 TN. (In 1850 Mayhew England is living with Joseph Nelson, daughter Margaret Nelson and family. Mahugh England is living near Pryor and Anderson kin in Iron Co., MO in 1900).
Page 257a, house 797
Robert Allen 43 TN, Jane (PRYOR) 32 TN, Jesse 12, George 9, Rebecca 7, Paul 5, Margaret 3, Sarah 1, Rebecca Allen 70 SC, Elizabeth Jackson 17 TN.
Page 257a, house 798 Seth Mabry 38 TN, Rebecca 39 TN, Sarah 15 TN, Jesse 13 TN, Ostin 11 TN, William 3 TN, Robert 8 TN, Martha 5 TN, Amanda 4 TN.
Page 261a, house 851 Nancy PRIER 40 weaver, John 24, Amos 18, Polly 20, Nancy 8, Mary 2, Cassa McGee 30 f spinner weaver. (Death certificate of Amos Prior states his parents were Nancy and Caleb Pryor)
Page 261b, house 858 Elizabeth Price (sic "PRYOR") 35 spinner and weaver TN, Clarenda (PRYOR) 3 TN (This is Clarenda Bell Pryor born Oct. 18, 1857, daughter of John Pryor and Elizabeth. Clarenda married William Loftis. Mrs. Elizabeth Pryor is on the 1880 Census living in the Loftis household. 1911 Death Notice in the Gainsboro Sentinel states: Clearinda was daughter of John & Elizabeth Priar, born Oct 18, 1857.)
Page 261b, house 860 Marison Anderson (sic) 19 TN, Elizabeth (PRYOR) 17 TN (Possibly Wesley Marion Anderson and Surena Elizabeth Pryor. They were also counted in the household of Alfred Pryor in Dist. 11. They have not yet been found on the 1870 Census. They are on the 1880 Census in Barren Co., KY)
Page 261b, house 859 John Y. Crocker 46 TN "blind", Tabitha 40 TN, Sally 22 TN, Allen 20 TN, William 18 TN, Absolom 8 TN, Oren 6 TN, Nancy Crocker 75 NC. (in 1850 a Sary PRYOR was living with this family, aged 86 born in NC)
Page 262a, house 865 John M. Loftis 27 TN and family. living in household Sarah Price (sic "PRYOR") 17 TN (Sally E. Pryor, daughter of Allen and Sindarilla, b. 1843 on the 1850 Census).
Page 262b, house 876 John Price 24 farmer TN, Nancy 23 TN, Tennessee 3 TN, America 1 TN. (John and Nancy- This family is on the 1870 Census in Dist. 9 of Jackson Co. as PAYN. John was recorded as Pain in 1850 and Payn in 1880)
Dist 10
House 979 Wesley PRIAR 25 TN, Jane (Speakman) 23, Stanton 2, John 4/12. (Son? of William Pryor & wife Alsey on 1850 Census)
Flynn's Lick, Dist 10, page 286 Richard Fox 44 TN, Susanna (PRYOR) 44 TN, Kendrick 21 TN, Mary 19 TN, John 17, Margaret 13, William Lock 6 (Death record of Margaret Fox Bowington states her parents as Richard O Fox and Susie Pryor, both born in Jackson Co., TN).
Dist 11
Flinns Lick PO, page 278A, house 418
Alfred Price (sic "PRYOR") 55 farmer SC, Jefferson 22 TN, Elizabeth 20 TN, Marion 18 TN, Richard 12, Mary Prier 21 TN. (Alfred Pryor is a head of household on the 1850 Census, Jefferson may be James Y. Pryor b. 1838, Surena "Elizabeth" Pryor and her husband Wesley "Marion" Anderson, Richard may be Bird -neither Bird and Mounce from the 1850 Census had been found in 1860 & 1870.)
Flinns Lick PO, page 278A, house 419
Alfred M. PRYOR 25 TN, Matilda 19, Sarena 8/12 TN. (Alfred Pryor & wife Surrena>Alfred M. Alfred M. Pryor married Elizabeth Young - the widow of Lorenzo Dow Stafford and fathered Sarah Bell Pryor in 1864 and Joseph Monroe Pryor in 1866. Mary E. PRYOR Cox death record states she was born 25 May 1851 in IL to Alfred Pryor and Matilda Flinn)
Flynns Lick PO, page 279b, house 436 William Ransom 50 day laborer TN, Nancy 48 TN, Wade 24 day laborer TN, Elizabeth 20 TN, Caleb 18 TN, Milton 14 TN, Alvin 12 TN. (Nancy E. Ransom married Amos Pryor, son of Nancy "the weaver".)
Flinns Lick PO, page 280B, house 449 George Darwin 46, Margaret 37, Adaline 18, John 15, Louisa 13, Margorie 11, Richard 8, Uphona 6, Julia 4, Luseta 2, John PRIER 18. (John Pryor may be the same John counted in Dist. 9 as the son of Nancy "the weaver")
Dist. 13
Page 294 House 324
Isaac Van Hooser 65 TN, Elizabeth KY, Dorthea (PRYOR?) 32 TN, Franklin 30 TN, John 27 TN, William 25 TN, Bailey P. 22 TN
(Dolly/Dorothy VanHooser was counted in the household of Isaac VanHooser in 1850. Jackson Co. court minutes state that William Pryor died intestate in 1854 and that Dorothy, his widow, and Sarah T. Pryor, his only child, were his heirs. Researchers report that Dorothy's death is recorded in the Smith family Bible as June 7, 1862 and that she married John Pryor)
Page 296, house 348/350 Sindariler P__ (PRYOR), 52, TN; Nancy 22, TN; Sarah 18, TN; Alfred 14, TN; Emiline? 13, TN; Ella 8 TN; Elizabeth Shrum? 55, SC (Sindarilla Pryor, widow of Allen Pryor who appear on the 1850 Census in Jackson Co., TN. Elizabeth may be Elizabeth Srump on the 1850 Jackson Co., TN census. In 1870 Cindarilla Pryor and her children were living in Franklin Co., IL. Son, Alfred Pryor, died in Perry Co., IL in 1921 and his death record states his father was Allen Pryor from TN.)
Page 299, House 404: Young PRYOR 24 TN, Elizabeth 25 TN, Rutha 6/12 TN
(Young Pryor may be a son of Allen Pryor and wife Cinderilla. In 1870 Young was living in Franklin Co., IL. The death record of his daughter Ruthie Jane Prior Merkel states she was born April 21, 1859 in TN and that her parents were Young Prior and Betty Corneyhon)
House 405 Jonathan Wilson 30 TN, Nancy 25 TN, Cansada 8, Isabell 6, Solomon 3, Carlotta 3/12, Ortha Gassel no age listed TN

1870 Census Jackson Co., TN
Dist
1
House 122 Eli Simmons 56 TN, Elizabeth 54, James 21, Mary A. 17, Samuel 12, Denton PRIOR 8
House 153 James PRYOR 19 TN, M. J (f) 23 TN, Laton M. 1, Jane 31 KY, Mary 2 TN
House 196 Elizabeth (Young-Stafford) PRYOR 36 TN, Adaline (Stafford) 16, Cricket (Stafford) (f) 13, Monroe 4, Bell (f) 6 (This family is on the 1880 Jackson Co. Census, 1910-1930 in Putnam Co., TN)
Dist. 3 - Highland Post Office
Page 160A, House 189 Margaret Hawkins, 57 TN, Mahue England 23 TN, Juliann Hawkins 13 TN, Nancy J. 11 TN, Harriet J. 3 TN, Robert 9 TN (Mayhue/Mahue/Mayhew England was living in Iron Co., MO in 1900 near Alfred Pryor's decendants and the Nelson - his mother's family. His mother was Margaret Nelson England, Hawkins)
Page 160B, House 145 Mounce PRIOR 27 TN, Polly N. (Loftis) 18 TN, Mary O. 1 TN. (Mounce is a son of Alfred and Surrena Pryor from Jackson Co., TN. By 1880 Mounce was in Iron Co., MO)
Dist 9
House 5 J. J. PAYN? 35 TN, Nancy R.B. 34, Tennessee (f) 13, America (f) 10, Missouri (f) 8, Texas (f) 5 (John and Nancy- This family is on the 1860 Census in Dist. 9 of Jackson Co. as PRICE as were many Pryors. John was recorded as Pain in 1850 and Payn in 1880)
House 9 Elizabeth PRYOR 48 NC (mother of Clarinda B. Pryor--see 1860 & 1880 Census)
Page 214a, house 50 John M. Loftis 37 TN, Celina 35 TN, Sarah (PRYOR) 25 TN... and family. (Sarah Pryor is in the Loftis household on the 1860 & 1880 Census)
Dist. 11
House 202 James PRYER 32 TN, Mary 23 TN, William B. 3, Surreny E. 2
(James is a son of Alfred and Surrena Pryor from Jackson Co., TN.)
Dist. 12
Page 249a, house 51 Robert F. Anderson 21 TN, Margaret 17 (PRYOR) TN, Juda F. 4 TN, Josephine 3 TN, Serena E. 1 TN.
Sheet 14, house 99 Richard Fox 53 constable TN, Susanna (PRYOR) 53 TN, Alvira Denis 31 TN. (Death record of Margaret Fox Bowington states her parents as Richard O Fox and Susie Pryor, both born in Jackson Co., TN).
Dist. 13
House 51
David Myers 85 NC, Elizabeth 65 SC, Mary 44 TN, Henry 31 TN, Thomas P. 30 TN, Samuel 27 TN, Margarett 23 TN, John PRYOR 10 TN "works on farm." (1871 Jackson Co. court case states that Mrs Elizabeth Myers was a half sister, by the same father, of Samuel S. Gray)
House 60 Isaac VanHooser 74 TN, Elizabeth 70 KY, Franklin 37 TN, Bailey 33 TN, Dolly PRYOR 40 TN, Louisa J. PRYOR 16 TN, William VanHooser 7 TN.
(Dolly/Dorothy VanHooser was counted in the household of Isaac VanHooser in 1850. Jackson Co. court minutes state that William Pryor died intestate in 1854 and that Dorothy, his widow, and Sarah T. Pryor, his only child, were his heirs. Researchers report that Dorothy's death is recorded in the Smith family Bible as June 7, 1862 and that she married John Pryor)

1880 Census Jackson Co., TN
Dist 1
House 145 Elizabeth PRYOR 47 widow TN TN GA, Adaline 22 dau TN TN TN, Sarah 13 dau, Munroe 11 son (This family is on the 1870 Jackson Co. census, 1910-1930 in Putnam Co., TN)
House 180 Sidney PRYOR 22 TN TN TN, Abbie wife 22 TN KY TN
(LDS Record: S.S. Pryor md. Abbie Scott 1/31878 in Jackson Co., TN. This appears to be Stanton Pryor who appeared on the 1860 Census. Wm & Alsey Pryor>Wesley Pryor & Jane Speakman>S. S. Pryor )
House 255 James PRYOR 30 TN TN TN, Polly J. wife 32 TN TN KY, William T. son 8, Mary L. dau 2 (See Putnam Co., TN 1900 Census)
House 326 <Poor House> Cassa McGee 48 widow pauper TN TN TN, Polly PRYOR 45 pauper w/epilepsy TN TN TN, Nancy McGee 27 divorced pauper w/epilepsy TN TN TN, Sirena McGee 3 pauper TN TN TN.
(Cassa is probably a daughter of Nancy "the weaver" and Caleb Pryor. At the time of the 1850 Census she was married to Love McGee and her sister Mary/Polly was living in the household)
House 377 Dentin PRYOR 16 laborer TN TN TN
(I suspect Denton is a son of Wesley Pryor and Jane Speakman)
Dist. 9
House 6 William Loftis 29 TN TN TN, Clerind B. (PRYOR?) 23 wife TN TN TN, Pearlie F. 3 dau TN, Elizabeth 2 dau. TN, Mary L ?/12 dau born in Jan. TN, Elizabeth PRYOR 55 mother in law NC NC NC.
(Death Record of Lizzie Strafford b. 4/29/1879 states her father was Billie Loftis and mother Clarissa Pryor.)
House 10 James M. Loftis 70 farmer, SC England VA, Elvira 71 wife KY VA VA, James M. 36 son, TN SC KY, Sarah J. Dill 24 servant TN TN TN, Charles PRYOR 12 servant TN TN TN. (Wm & Alsey Pryor>Wesley Pryor & Jane Speakman>Charlie Pryor )
Page 199c, house 22 John M. Loftis 47 TN SC TN/KY, Celina 44 wife TN TN TN, Nancy J. 17 dau TN, John M. 15 son TN, Elvira S. 13 dau TN, Hickman P. 11 son TN, Harriet 9 dau TN, Daniel N. 6 son TN, Henry H. 4 son TN, Samuel J. 1 son TN, Sarah PRYOR 36 TN TN TN "orphan" (Sarah was living with John M. Loftis and family on the 1860 Census)
House 84 Robert Allen 63 TN SC SC, Jane (PRYOR) wife 49 TN VA TN, Cansada dau 17 TN, Frances dau 15 TN, Lafayette son 14 TN, Lucy Ann dau 12 TN, Warren son 9 TN, Robert N. son 7, TN.
House 85 Daniel Allen 24 TN, Martha wife 18 TN.
Dist. 11
House 129 James Y. PRYOR 41 TN IN TN, Mary B. 31 wife TN TN TN, William B. 14 son TN, Surrena E. 11 dau TN, Marybelle J. 9 dau TN, Alice M. 6 dau TN.
(Alfred & Surrena Pryor>James Y. Pryor & Mary B. Collins. James' son William B. moved to Dent Co., MO)
Dist. 13 - ED 54
Page 170c -d, house 8 L. L. Myers 37 ?? NC TN, Jane K. 21 wife TN NC NC, Lena M.. 4 dau TN, Bell Whitaker 21 TN TN TN keeping house, John Loftis 17 TN TN TN works on farm, John PRYOR 15 "hireling" works on farm TN TN TN.
Page 171a, house 25 R. F. Anderson 31 farmer TN VA TN, Margaret (PRYOR?) 27 wife TN TN TN, J. F. (Juda) 16 dau TN, Lewbilia 9 dau TN, Annie A. 7 dau TN, Wm. J. E. 5 son TN, Jennie F. 11/12 dau TN (born June 1879)
House 116 Euing Quarles 31 TN TN TN, Louisa J. 25 wife TN TN TN, B. Vesta 7 dau TN, Sidney 5 son TN, Mattie M. 2 dau TN, Dorothy PRYOR 53 TN. (Dolly/Dorothy VanHooser was counted in the household of Isaac VanHooser in 1850. Jackson County court minutes state that William Pryor died intestate in 1854 and that Dorothy his widow and Sarah T. Pryor, his only child, were his heirs. Researchers report that Dorothy's death is recorded in the Smith family Bible as June 7, 1862 and that she married John Pryor)

1900 Census Jackson Co., TN
2nd Dist. Page 92A, House 24, William R. PRYOR 6/1881 18 TN TN TN md. 3 yrs, Allice wife 2/1874 26 TN TN TN, Daisy J. dau 6/1899 11/12 TN (Wm Burnett Pryor is on the 1910 Jackson Co. census and 1920 Monroe Co., KY, 1930 Macon Co., TN)
2nd Dist., page 10a, house 173 Dent PRYOR 10/1865 34 widow TN TN TN, Laner dau 5/1896 4 TN (Denton Pryor, daughter from his first marriage)
3rd Dist., page 1b, house 16...Henry Forkum 9/1873 26 TN TN TN, Nannie wife 11/1873 26, Lena PRIOR neice 5/1896 4 TN TN TN. (Lena Pryor appears to have been counted twice, first with her father in Dist. 2.)
6th Dist. House 300 Andrew PRYOR 8/1854 45 md. 2 yrs TN TN TN, Brocket wife 7/1877 22 (1/1) TN TN TN, Sarah dau 4/1899 1 TN, Mattie dau 10/1884 15 TN, Valentine son 9/1887 12 TN, Mary dau 12/1889 10 TN, Dellla dau 6/1893 7 TN. (James & Nancy of Overton>Wm Pryor & Martha Malone>Pleasant Andrew Pryor)
8th Dist. House 128 P. PRYOR 1/1864 36 md 10 yrs. TN TN TN, Martha wife 2/1864 (3/3) TN TN TN, Thomas son 7/1892 7 TN, Loudon (Landon?) son 3/1895 5 TN, Maggie dau 10/1899 7/12 TN
(James & Nancy of Overton>Wm Pryor & Martha Malone>John P. Pryor & Martha Angeline Smith md. 3/20/1890 in Overton Co., TN. John P. Pryor & family were in Wagoner Co., OK in 1920)
9th Dist.
House 28 Charles PRYOR 5/1865 35 wd TN TN TN, John son 1/1886 14 TN TN TN, Roscoe son 2/1890 10 TN, Estella dau 2/1890 10 TN, Etta B. dau 1/1893 6 TN. (Possible son of Wesley Pryor & Jane Speakman)
House 30 Bill PRIOR 6/1878 22 md 4 yrs TN TN TN, Nannie 5/1878 22 (2/2) TN TN TN, G. R. son 3/1897 3 TN, Johnny son 7/1898 1 TN.
(William Y. Pryor, son of John and Mahaly- counted twice...see Dist.13. Bill and Nannie divorced in 1910)
House 43 John PRYOR 5/1842 58 md 33 yrs TN TN NC, Mahaly wife 1/1848 52 (3/3) KY KY KY, Lillian dau 5/1885 TN, America E. dau 1/1887 TN, Edison R. son 11/1890 9 TN.
(Nancy & Caleb Pryor>John Pryor)
House 47 Amos PRYOR 10/1862 37 md 7 yrs TN TN TN, Bell wife 5/1864 34 (4/4) TN TN TN, John T. son 12/1895 4 TN, Benjamin W. son 12/1891 1 TN.
(Nancy & Caleb Pryor>John Pryor & Mahaly>Amos Pryor & Louisa Bell Hensley md. 19 Nov. 1893)
House 117 Maxwell family, Sid PRIOR boarder 5/1860 40 wd TN TN TN.
(Sid married Amanda E. Skimerhorn 12 May 1894 in Jackson Co. They divorced in 1900)
House 119 John W. PRYOR 7/1856 43 md 22 yrs TN TN TN, Cansada wife 4/1860 40 (10/10) TN TN TN, W. D. son 10/1879 20 TN, Simpson son 2/1881 19 TN, Martha C. 1/1883 17 TN, Jane F. 3/1884 15 TN, Maud 11/1886 13 TN, Andrew 12/1889 11 TN, Luther 8/1891 8 TN, Aden dau 11/1894 5 TN, Earnest 3/1897 3 TN, Ida 3/1900 1 TN.
House 129 Robert Allen 1/1817 83 md 58 yrs TN TN TN, Jane (PRYOR) wife 9/1827 72 (12/10) TN TN TN.
12th Dist.
Sheet 7b, house 139/143, Pleasant Chilcutt? 10/1849 50, md. 14, TN NC NC, Maggie wife, 7/1856 53 TN TN KY, William Ja----? servant 1/1881 19 TN TN, Mary PRYER servant 5/1885 15 single TN TN TN
13th Dist.

House 158 William Y. PRYOR 6/1878 22 md 3 yrs TN TN TN, Nancy J. wife 6/1878 22 (2/2) TN TN TN, George A. son 2/1896 3 TN, John H. son 12/1898 1 TN. (William Y. Pryor, son of John & Mahaly- counted twice...see Dist.9)

1910 Census Jackson Co., TN
ED#23, Dist. 1

#7 G. W. Chapman and family... Sam PRYOR, hired man, 21 TN TN TN
#25 James Chaffin and family... Bill PRYOR, servant, 12, TN TN TN.
Page 6B, House 105 Felix PRYOR 17 TN TN KY, John 75 widow father TN TN TN, Lutisha 20 sister TN TN KY, Johnnie 10 nephew TN TN TN (Nancy the weaver and Caleb Pryor>John & Mahala Pryor. Per Jackson Co. death record, John was born Oct. 4 1831 and died Jan. 7 1920).
Page 7A, House 108 Cowan Garrison 22 (md. 2 yrs.) TN TN TN , Emma [PRYOR] wife 19 (1 child) TN TN KY, Ida dau 11/12 TN.
House 195 Sid PRYOR 54, md 2, md 8 yrs, TN TN TN. Ella wife 46 (2/2), David son 15 TN, Henry son 12 TN, Frances dau 6 TN.
ED#25, Dist. 2
House 55 William B. PRYOR 30 md 12 yrs TN US US, Nancy A. wife 31 (6/6) TN TN TN, Daisy dau 10 TN, Cora H. dau 8 TN, Girvis son 7 TN, Johnnie B. son 6 TN, Cormer B. son 3 TN, Richard son 1 1/12 TN. (Wm Burnett Pryor is on the 1910 Jackson Co. census and 1920 Monroe Co., KY, 1930 Macon Co., TN)
House 99 Dent PRYOR 47 md 2, md 2 yrs IL TN TN, Marth G. wife 24 (1/1) TN TN TN, Charlie son 6 TN, Tomie son 3 TN, Elvin son 1 TN. (Denton Pryor and wife Martha Gennett Tays, daughter of Sam Tays and Sarah/Sallie Kelley. Martha was Denton's 3rd wife.)
ED#26, Dist. 3
House 43 H. D. Forkum and wife Nannie.... Lener M. PRIOR niece 13 TN TN TN. (Lena dau of Denton Pryor)
ED#28, Dist. 5
House 30 Amos PRYOR 50 md 16 yrs TN TN TN, Bell 41 (5/5) TN TN TN, John T. son 14 TN, Ben W. son 11 TN, Carry E. dau 8 TN.
House 128 James Lambert and family...Billie PRYOR hired man 32 md 14 yrs TN TN TN.
ED#29, Dist 6
House 92 Andrew PRYOR 52 md. 20 yrs TN TN TN, Brockett wife 56 (6/6) TN TN TN, Della dau 15 TN, Valentine son 14 TN, Sallie dau 12 TN, Mari dau 9 TN, Hellen dau 7 TN, Ben son 4 TN. (James & Nancy of Overton>Wm Pryor & Martha Malone>Pleasant Andrew Pryor. Valentine Pryor married Veler Lynn)
Dist. 9
House 28 Co PRYOR 20 md 2 yrs TN TN TN, Cansada wife 19 TN TN TN, Dora B. dau ?/12 TN (Cansada, daughter of Daniel Biggs and Sarah Denson. Per Jackson Co. death record Cansada was born Jan. 10 1889 and died Nov. 4 1919)
House 115 Robert Allen 38 md 12 yrs TN TN TN, Leann wife 33 (5/3) TN TN TN, Hubert A. son 7 TN, Luella dau 4 TN, Jane (PRYOR) mother 82 wd (12/8) TN TN TN, Lafayette A. son ?/12 TN. (Per Jackson Co. death record: Jane Pryor was 84 yr 5 mo when she died on June 4 1919. She is buried in the Allen Cemetery. Her father was "unknown" to the informant. Her mother was "Linda Pryer").

1920 Census Jackson Co., TN
Dist. 1: House 335 Dave PRYOR 29 US US US, Lener B. wife 23 US US US, Rosine dau 2 6/12 US (David Pryor & wife Lina Bell Jarman)
Dist. 1: House 249 Sam PRYOR 35 US US US, Annie V. wife 16 US US US, Josie M. dau 7/12 US (Sam Pryor & wife Annie May Scott)
Dist 2 : House 170 Dent PRYOR 55 TN TN TN, Tom 12, Elvis 10, Tony 7, Seala 3, Sarah Tays 54 mo/law (Denton's 3rd wife, Martha Tays, died Sept. 27 1919. Her mother was Sarah "Sallie" Kelly Tays)
Dist. 11: House 42 Coe PRYOR 35 widow TN TN TN, Sarah dau 7 TN, Leander son 5 TN, Ella dau 7/12 TN
Dist 12: House 160 Robert F PRYOR 28 TN TN TN, Mary L wife 27 TN TN TN, Emma J dau 7 TN, Flossie D dau 5 TN, John PRYOR father 87 widow TN TN TN.
Dist. 15: House 19 Charlie PRYOR 56 TN TN TN, Vinie wife 31 TN TN TN, Clidie B. dau 13 TN, Hershell son 10 TN, Hester dau 6 TN, William T. son 4 TN, Eva M. dau 1 TN. (Charlie Pryor and wife Vinie Hensley)

1930 Census Jackson Co., TN
Dist. 1 ED#44-2, page 6A Jake Scott 54 (21) TN TN TN, Martha wife 48 (25) TN TN TN, William son 17 TN, Rosamond dau 11 TN, Sam PRYOR son-in-law 45 married TN TN TN (Sam Pryor married Annie B. Scott 25 Mar 1916)
ED#44-2, page 10A, Dave PRYOR 35 (20) TN TN TN, Lena wife 27 (12) TN TN TN, Rosene dau 14 TN, Nancy dau 9 TN, Marie dau 6 TN, Martha dau 4 TN, Sallie B. dau 2 TN, George Roberts lodger 5 TN (David Pryor and Lina Bell German)
Dist. 2 ED#44-3, #122 Dent PRYOR 61 (21) TN TN TN, Allice 56 (20) TN TN TN, Elvin 19 son TN, Tony 18 son TN, Bessie Huchinson step dau 15 TN, Essie Huchinson step dau 15 TN. (Alice was Denton's 4th wife).
Dist. 5 ED#44-6, Page 2B Bill PRYOR 55 (32) TN TN TN, Adaline wife 43 (21) TN TN TN, Callie dau 21 TN, Mack son 17 TN, Mattie M. dau 15 TN, Hattie B. dau 14 TN, Frank son 12 TN, Miss L. dau 7 TN, John W. son 5 TN, Joe M. son 3 3/12 TN.
ED#44-6, Page 5A Jonnie PRYOR 29 (29) TN TN TN, Ethel wife 15 (15) TN TN TN
Page 11B Joseph P. Lynn 45 (23) widow TN TN TN, Sarah E. mother 70 (widow) 19 TN TN TN (Joseph was the widow of Mary PRYOR daughter of Pleasant Andrew Pryor)
Page 11B Silas A. Gentry 67 (19) TN TN TN, Mattie J. (PRYOR) 45 (23) TN TN TN, Ruthie B. dau 19 TN, Joe E. son 8 TN (James & Nancy Pryor>Wm>Pleasant Andrew>Mattie Pryor)
Page 12A Valentine PRYOR 42 (22) TN TN TN, Josie L. 38 (18) TN TN TN, Della N. dau 17 TN, Willie C. son 15 TN, Dora V. dau 12 TN, Orvill J. son 9 TN, July D. M. dau 5 TN, Andrew H. son ?/12 TN.(James & Nancy Pryor>Wm>Pleasant Andrew>Mattie Pryor)
Dist. 6 ED#44-7, Page 4B Joseph P. Lynn 45 (23) widow TN TN TN, Sarah E. mother 70 (19) widow TN TN TN (J. P. Lynn married Mary PRYOR on 27 Sept. 1908 in Jackson Co., TN)
ED#44-7, Page 4B Silas A. Gentry 67 (19) TN TN TN, Mattie J.(PRYOR) wife 45 (23) TN TN TN, Ruth B. dau 19 TN, Joe E. son 8 TN (Silas Gentry married Mattie Pryor on 6 Oct. 1907 in Jackson Co., TN)
ED#44-7, Page 5A Valentine PRYOR 42 (22) TN TN TN, Josie L. wife 38 (18) TN TN TN, Della N. dau 17 TN, Willie C. son 15 TN, Dora V. V. dau 12 TN, Orvell J. son 9 TN, July D. M. dau 5 TN, Andrew H. son 10/12 TN. (James & Nancy Pryor of Overton Co.>William Pryor & Martha Jane Malone>Pleasant Andrew Pryor>Valentine Pryor)
Dist. 10 ED#44-11, Page 8B Robt. F. PRYOR 39 (20) TN TN TN, Mary wife 35 (16) TN TN TN, Emma D. dau 17 TN, Flossie D. dau 15 TN. (James & Nancy Pryor of Overton Co.>John Pryor>Robert F. Pryor. Felix Pryor married Mary Denson on 17 Oct. 1911 in Jackson Co., TN)
Dist. 11 ED#44-12, Page 10A Coe PRYOR 49 (22) TN TN TN, Mirtie wife 28 (14) TN TN TN, Bonnie dau 12 TN, Mary dau 11 TN, J. B. son 8 TN, Cleo dau 10 TN, Junior son 3 TN, Charles A. son 8/12 TN. (Roscoe Pryor)
ED#44-12, Page 7B Frances PRYOR (f) 23 widow (17) TN TN TN, Ethel dau 9 TN, Jack son 6 TN, Carrie B. dau 4 TN, Sam PRYOR brother 30 widow (21) TN TN TN (Is this the same Sam Pryor who was counted in Dist. 1?)

Records from Jefferson County, TN


1850 Census Jefferson Co., TN
Dist. 13, page 358b, house 413 Andrew J. PRIOR 31 carpenter TN, John Morrison 19 carpenter TN, Edward Owen 13 England, John PRIOR 93 England. (Andrew J. Pryor married Amanda Graham on 11 Feb. 1847 in Jefferson Co., TN. Andrew is the same person as the John Pryor on the 1860 Census in Jefferson Co. Thomas Pryor of Cocke Co., Henry Pryor in Sullivan Co. and Andrew John Pryor in Jefferson Co. are possibly kin and sons or grandsons of John Pryor born about 1757 in England and counted on the 1840 Census in Sullivan Co., TN and 1850 in Jefferson Co., TN.)

1860 Census, Jefferson Co., TN
Page 132B, House 1461 Thos. PRYOR 43 carpenter TN, M. (Margaret) (f) 43 VA, J. (John C.) (m)19 laborer TN, D. A. (Thomas D.) (m) 17 TN, Virginia 15 TN, Wm. (William) 12 TN, H. (f) 5 TN, B. (f) 2 TN, Beth (free girl) 12 (black) TN. (This family was counted in Cocke Co., TN in 1850)
Page 369, House 559
. John PRYOR 41 carpenter TN, A. female 25 TN, Mollie R. 10 TN, O. male 8 TN, George 5 TN, S. female 4 TN, J. female 4/12 TN, Pryor L. Gammon 27 TN, B. Cooper female 11 black TN, L. Cooper male 6 black TN. (slaves: males 0/females 1) (Andrew John Pryor and wife Amanda Graham. Pryor L. Gammon is on the 1850 Census in Jefferson Co., he was a tailor's apprentice. Prior Lea Gammon's widdow applied for a Confederate widdows pension in Ellis Co., TX)

1863 Jefferson County, Tax List
A. J. PRYOR lots 1, value $1000
Thomas PRYOR lots 1, value $800

1870 Census Jefferson Co., TN
Dist. 2, page 319b, house 93 Andrew J. PRIOR 42 house carpenter TN, Amanda 39 TN, Mollie 18 TN, George 12 TN, Sallie 10 TN, Willie 9 TN, Eliza 5 TN, Andrew Rhodenak 40 house carpenter NC.
Dist. 11, Witts Foundry, Page 481B, House 78
Vincent PRYOR 30 day laborer NC, Sarah J. 30 TN, Martha B. 3 TN, George A. 1 TN, William L. 6/12 TN. (Sons George and William are on the 1910 &1920 Census in Anderson Co., SC.)
Dist. 5, Leadvale, page 379, house 220/220 Jane PRYOR 33 TN, Robert H.? 12 TN, Sarah E. 10 TN.

1880 Census Jefferson Co., TN
12th Dist., page 461D, house 162 Vinson PRIER 49 farmer SC VA NC, Sarah 36 wife TN TN TN, George 11 son TN, William 10 son TN, Eliza 8 dau TN, Lola 4 dau TN Harvey 3 son TN, Sally 9/12 dau TN. (Sons George and William are on the 1910 & 1920 Census in Anderson Co., SC. Vincent Pryor is on the 1900 & 1920 Census in Jefferson Co., TN.)
Dist. 2, page 496B, A. J. PRYOR (male) 63 carpenter TN TN TN, A. M. 50 wife TN TN TN, Mary 28 dau TN, George A. 23 son TN, William 18 son TN, Ellen 15 dau TN. (Andrew John Pryor and wife Amanda Graham)

15 Jul 1895 Birth - Elic F. PRYOR born Jefferson Co., TN, living in Dalton, GA (from Army Statement of Service Card). AKA Frank E. PRYOR, next of kin H L PRYOR-- both living in Petersburg, VA. (per WWII Draft Registration Card) (This is possibly Frank Pryor, son of Luther Pryor on the 1900 Census)

1900 Census Jefferson Co., TN
12th Dist., page 169b, house 323 Vinsan (Vincent) PRYOR 3/1828 72 NC NC NC, Sarah wife ??/1838 61 md. 35 yrs, 7 children/6 living TN TN TN, Ida dau 7/1876 24 TN, Amanda L. dau 8/1889 20 TN, Bessie L. gr-dau 1/1898 2 TN TN TN. (Vinson Pryor is on the 1880 Census in Jefferson Co. Vinson was married to Sarah Jane Woods per her death record - she died on 29 Dec 1920)
12th Dist, page 175b, Luther PRYOR 8/1865 34 TN TN TN day laborer md 5 years, Amanda 2/1872 28 TN, Frank son 3/1895 5 TN, William son 1/1877 3 TN
2nd Dist., Sheet 4b, house 71 Lidia Snodgrass (PRYOR) Nov. 1864 35 widow TN TN TN teacher, Virginia daughter Oct. 1888 11 TN TN TN, George A. PRYOR brother Aug. 1856 43 TN TN TN

1920 Census Jefferson Co., TN
3rd Dist., Sheet 5B, House 36 Vincent R. PRYOR 88 NC NC NC, Sarah J. 81 wife TN TN TN, Lula 37 daughter divorced TN, Bessie 20 grand-daughter, TN.



 

 

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