Tennessee Counties - W

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 Warren County, TN

1807 Deed - Norton Pryor (a Pennysylvania land speculator) granted 5000 acres of land in Warren Co.

1812 Tax List of Warren County, TN -
1st Dist.
Joseph PRYOR
Thomas Wilcher Jr. (See 1812 Suit in White Co., TN - William Pryor and Thomas Wilcher)
(on same page John Martin, Richard Beasley, Alex. Sherrell, Joseph England, Robert Ballew)

1815 Deed - Mourning White sold a mulatto girl to Joseph Pryor. (Mourning Thompson Pryor White widow of Richard Pryor)

1828 - Levina PRYOR was recorded as a member of the Rocky River Baptist Church in Warren Co. (Jonathan and Levina Pryor were recorded on the 1840 & 1850 Census in Hancock Co., IL)

1830 Census Warren Co., TN
page 362 Jonathan PRYOR 01001-31001
(Oldest male 20 - 29 yo. born in 1801-1810. Jonathan and Levina Pryor were recorded on the 1840 & 1850 Census in Hancock Co., IL)

1838 Tax List Warren Co., TN
William Newby
Whaley Newby
Thompson Newby

1880 Census Warren Co., TN
1st Dist., page 293c, C.W. PRIOR 60 photographer Ireland Eng Eng, Jessie 50 wife Eng Eng Eng, W. W. 21 son IL, Clara F. 18 dau milliner IL, F. A. 9 son TN. (Cornelius W. Pryor and family were on the 1850 Census in Washington Co., PA, 1860 in Hardeman Co., TN, 1870 in Davidson Co., TN)

1920 Census Warren Co., TN
1st Dist., Tennessee Woolen Mills, sheet 7a, house 142 Henry C. PRYOR 29 TN TN TN, Martha wife 19 TN TN TN.
1st Dist., Highland Road, sheet 6a, house 125 Josie PRYOR (female) 52 widow TN TN TN, Bertha dau 21 TN TN TN

Records from Weakley County, TN

1830 Court Record, Weakley Co.
Page 151 (image 224)
January the 15th 1830
This day the grand jury appeared in open court in a body and returned the following bills of indictment to wit...John Prior (for unlawful gaming)
(FamilySearch.org, Tennessee, Probate Court Books, 1795-1927; pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-195-343301-1-59, Weakley County Minutes 1827-1835)

1831 Court Record, Weakley Co.
Page 270 (image 365)
Wednesday October Sessions 1831
State of Tennessee vs. John PRIOR
For unlawful Gaming
This day came the Attorney General on behalf of the State and the defendant being solemnly called to come into court as he was this day bound to do and answer the State's charte against him came not but made default.  Therefore it is considered by the court that a Judgment Nici be entered up against the John Prior & David L. Prior, his Security, for the sum of two hundred dollars and that a Scire Facias issue directed &c. of the
(FamilySearch.org, Tennessee, Probate Court Books, 1795-1927;  pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-195-343301-1-59, Weakley County Minutes 1827-1835)

1838 Tax List for Weakley County, TN
- District #2, Thomas PRIOR

1841 Murder- A reward was offered for Wilkerson Fletcher who was charged with the murder of JOHN PRYOR of Weakley County. John Jefferson Fletcher (Wilks' brother) was wanted as an accessory to the murder. John Pryor was the husband of Arrena Fletcher Pryor. Wilkinson Fletcher went to Collin Co. and Denton Co., TX where he is found on the 1860-1880 Census records. (information provided by Barbara McKnight).

1846 Marriage - Jno. L. PRIOR married Lucinda Smith

1850 Census, Weakley Co., TN
Dist. 3, house 86 J. L. PRIOR 22 farmer Unk, Lucinda 20 Unk, Margaret 3 TN, James 1 TN (Lucinda Smith md John L. Prior on 30 Oct 1846 in Weakley Co).

1860 Census, Weakley Co., TN
Dist. 3, Old Hickory PO, page 334, house 2039 J. L. PRIOR 33 farmer TN, Nancy 25 TN, Mary 7/12 TN, Margaret 12 TN, James 10 TN, Elija Dulin 21 TN. (Daughter Margaret Pryor married Newton J. Vowell)
Dist. 11, Dresden and Pillonville, page 424b, house 2370 Eli Christopher 42... living in household John PRIER 13 TN. (Eli Christopher was counted in Henry Co., TN in 1850 with a couple hired hands living in the household. Possibility that John Pryor was also a hired farm hand).
Dist 18, page 494, house 200 T. B. Caroway 24 TN, Lucy (PRYOR) 22 TN, Margaret 2 TN, Fannie Custer 16 TN. (Thomas B. Caroway md Lucy A. M. Pryor in Weakley Co. on 6 Jan 1856)

1870 Census Weakley Co., TN
Dist. 18, Dresden PO, page 275b, house 138 J. N. Vowel 25 MO, Margaret A. (PRYOR) 22 TN (Margaret Pryor daughter of John L. Pryor and Lucinda Smith)
Dist 7, Dresden PO, page 107a, house 166 H H Carmichael 54 farmer NY, Eliza J (PRYOR) 46 TN, Sarah A 22 TN, Austin 17, Mildred E 15, Mariah 15, Benjamin F 7, William J 14, (Death record for Sarah Carmichael and G O Carmichael states their parents were Harvey Carmichael and Jane Pryor. Harvey Carmichael married Jane Pryor in Alexander Co., IL in 1840.)
Dist 7, Dresden PO, page 107b, house 167 R P Carmichael 20 TN, Regina 22 TN,

1880 Census Weakley Co., TN
Raulston Stn., Dist. 18, page 379, house 146 Charles E. Kilgore 24 TN AL TN, Mary B. (PRIOR) wife 19 TN IL TN, James L. PRIOR brother in law 29 TN IL TN (Charles Emmerson Kilgore married to Mollie Arabella Pryor)
Dist. 18, Page 378D, house 135 Newton J. Vowel 35 farmer TN NC TN, Margaret A. (PRYOR) 32 wife TN TN TN, Milley Dew black 10 servant TN TN TN.

1882 Birth - Elsie McCoy Kilgore was born in 1882 to Charles Emmerson Kilgore and Molly Arabella Pryor of Obion Co., TN

1883 Birth - Charles Casey Kilgore was born 8 Nov 1883 to Charles Emmerson Kilgore and Molly Arabella Pryor of Obion Co., TN

1888 Birth - Francis Henrietta Kilgore was born 10 Apr 1888 to Charles Emmerson Kilgore and Molly Arabella Pryor of Obion Co., TN

1900 Census Weakley Co., TN
Dist. 7, page 95, house 259 Andrew Green 10/1859 40 TN TN TN single, Mary E. Green sister 4/1869 30 TN TN TN single, Roger P. PRYOR nephew 4/1894 6 TN TN TN.

1920 Census Weakley Co., TN
Martin PO, ED#134, sheet 16A, house 307 Oakland St., Charles Morrison and family... Emmett PRYOR boarder single 23 KY KY KY minister Baptist Church.
19th Dist., sheet 10b, house 206 William Priestly 72 TN TN TN, Emma wife 55 KY KY KY farmer, Mattie Brooks PRIOR dau 21 TN TN KY, James PRIOR son in law 32 MO MO MO laborer public works.

Records from White County, TN

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

1806 Court Minutes
- John PRYOR ordered to do public road work.

1806 Court Minutes - Justices Robert Armstrong, William Pryor, John Bryan.  William Philips be admitted to keep a tavern at his own house. Jurors:  John England, Joseph Nations, Joseph Thomas, Smith Hutchins, Samuel Applyate, Walter Houston, Benjamine Burden, Elijah Bates, Joseph Walling, Benjamin Lewis, Andrew Bryan, William Denny, Andrew Smith, William Markey, James Isham, Frederick Miller, Joseph Crabb, Thomas Meek, Isaac Plumlee, Curtis Mills, Adam Hider, William Hutin, John Allen, John Humphrey, Bryan Breeding, Anthony Street, James Dyer, William Dyer, Augustine Davis, Lewis Bohannon, John Howard, David Robertson, Joseph Flemming, John Jenkins, Stephen Austin, Richard Hill, James Townsend and Isaac Taylor, Senr.     

1807 Court Minutes - Joseph PRYOR ordered to do public road work. (I don't believe this to be Joseph, son of William Pryor as that Joseph was born 1792, making him 16 and perhaps too young to be ordered to do road work.)

1808 Court Minutes - William PRYOR sworn into office.

1808 Court Minutes - William PRIOR referred to as the "Worshipful" and "Esq" and as a "Justice" as he sworn in as a judge earlier that year?

1808 Court Minutes - Ordered by Court that the resignation of William PRYOR a justices of the peace be received and is ordered accordingly &/c. 15 Nov 1808, p. 74.

1809 Court Minutes - John PRYOR and William PRYOR sworn to jury duty.

1811 Court Minutes - Friday, May 17, 1811.
BOUNDS, James, Thomas, William
ELLEDGE, Boon, Whitefield
HUNTER, George, John, William
PRYOR, , William lots
(WHITE COUNTY MINUTE BOOK 1806-1811)
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1811 Land Grant in White Co., TN -
To William Pryor assignee of William Mitchell Esq.  In the 3rd Dist, 180 acres in White Co. near Daniel Alexander. 29 Mar 1811. Land located in Dry Valley.
To William Pryor assignee of William Talon?. In the 3rd Dist. 480 acres in the Dry Valley in White Co. 29 Mar 1811.

1811 Court Minutes - William PRYOR and Thomas PRYOR ordered to do public road work.

1812 Marriage - On 6 Jan 1812 John Bohannon married Sarah/Sally PRIOR.

1812 Court Case - Thomas Wilcher vs Robert Armstrong, William PRYOR, Elijah Ward. This day came the plaintiff by his attorney James McCampbell and dismissed the Scirefacias in this cause and thereupon assumed the payment of all cost.-  It is therefore considered by the Court that the Defendants recover against the plaintiff their costs by them about their defence in this behalf expended &c. (Robert Armstrong received a NC land grant in Greene Co., TN. His widow filed for a revolutionary war pension application in 1846 in Menard Co., IL. Thomas Wilcher is recorded with Joseph Pryor on the 1812 Tax List in Warren Co. Caleb Job - probably son in law of Richard and Mourning Pryor, is on several documents with Elijah Ward.)

1812 Tax List -
Capt James Cole's Co., recorded by Thomas Bounds: William PRYOR, Thomas PRYOR, Joseph PRYOR
Capt John Trapp's Co.: John PRYOR, and Jesse Armstrong.
Jacob A Lane's Company: Robert Armstrong.
(Robert Armstrong received a NC land grant in Greene Co., TN. His widow filed for a revolutionary war pension application in 1846 in Menard Co., IL. Jesse Armstrong son of Robert Armstrong [named in widow's application])

8 March 1813 court minutes Joseph PRYOR as aged and infirm and in the care of Robert Armstrong (Robert Armstrong received a NC land grant in Greene Co., TN. His widow filed for a revolutionary war pension application in 1846 in Menard Co., IL)

1814 Land Grant in White County, TN - To John Bohannon, John Storthery (?) assignee. Land bounded by William PRIOR's tract.

1815 Court Minutes - 15 Jan 1815, Robert Armstrong, John Dodson, William Dodson, Levi Perkins, William Rhea, Elijah Barnett, John PRYOR and Jess Finn be appointed as Comrs. to review lay off and Make a road leading from Trapp plantation on town Creek towards Locks ferry and make report there of the Next Court &c. (John is likely from the same Pryor family who was in Capt John Trapp's Co. on the 1815 Tax List.)

1815 Jury Duty -  15 Apr 1815, Harris Burks, William PRYOR, John James, William Heron, Elijah Bates, John Simpson, and Calvin Howard, who being elected tried and sworn the truth to speak upon the issue travusw bond joined upon their oath do say that the Defendant is not guilty in  manner as charged upon him 

1815 Jury Duty - 18 Oct 1815, Where upon came a Jury of god and lawful men Towit:  William Burdin, Arthur Brown, William PRIOR, James Fulkerson, Jess Kitchen, Louis Phillips, John Weaver, Senr. Pleasant C. Farley, James M. Miller, Andrew Price, Andrew Bryan, and William Webb, who being tried and sworn the truth to speak upon the issue of traverse joined upon their oath do say the Defendant is not guilty of the assault and Battery

1815 Jury Duty - 19 Oct 1818, This day came the parties by their attornies, and there upon came a Jury of good and lawful ment Towit:  William Burdin, Arthur Brown, William Matlock, James Fulkerson, William PRIOR  

1816 Court Case - 19 Apr 1816, Jonathan PRYOR vs James Peeke re tresspass.

1816 Birth - Allen L. PRYOR of Sumner Co., TN stated in his Goodspeed biography that he was born in White Co., TN in 1816 to John and Massie Taylor Pryor.

1816 Jury Duty - 23 Oct 1816, State vs Josiah Briant, jurors John Conard, Sayor Simpson Shadrick Price, William Manus, John Young, Seth Norton, John PRIOR, George Thomas, James Bray, John Walker, and William Matlock

1816 Court Order - Zachariah Hanks be allowed the sum of $10.25 for the support and maintenance of Joseph Pryor for the last past three months to be paid out of any monies in the county treasury not otherwise appropriated.

1817 Deed - Charles Hunter is listed with Jeremiah Pryor 1817 White CO TN land deed.

1820 Census White Co., TN
page 352
Aaron England
Thomas Robinson
William PRYER:
211201 - 01001
Neighbors on same page: John Bohannon, Aaron England, Jane England, Thomas Robinson,
(This is not the father of the John and William Pryor who married Massy and Spicey Taylor. However, he appears to be the father of Joseph, William and Jonathan Pryor who were in Bates Co., MO for the 1850
Census and Jackson (and James Pryor) who was in Scott Co., MS in 1850. It is also likely that William is the son of Richard and Mourning Pryor.)

page 368
John PRYER:
100201 - 02101
Enoch Odle 110110-32110 (Enoch Odle md. Catherine Pryor on 22 Aug 1799 in Greene Co., TN)
page 369
Barry Bashers (Brashears) 21001 - 3101 (Barry Brashears married Fanny Pryor daughter of Thompson Pryor and Dicey Tripp)

1823 Court Minutes - William PRYOR and Sherrill PRYOR ordered to public road work.

1824 Land Grant in White Co., TN - To John Pryor assignee of the Revolutionary War Land Bounty earned by Joshua Curtis (NC), #7873. 50 acres in the 1st Dist of White Co. near James Russell.  25 Jan 1824

1825 Tax List for White Co., TN
John, William and Sherrill Pryor - on the same page Enoch Odle, Thomas Wilson, Abraham & John & Elim Sherrill, William Sailers, Leonard Sailers, James & Adam & John Massey.

1825 Tax List of White Co.,TN -
Sherrell PRIOR,
John PRIOR
William PRIOR
Sr and Pleasant Pryor, on same page.

1827 Land Grant in White Co., TN
State of Tennessee to Jeremiah England, Entry 4067. 50 acres on little Caney Fork or Falling Water. William England witness. (His wife may have been Sally Pryor. His daughter Phoebe England married Rutherford Pryor, grandson of John Pryor and Ruth Sherrill of White Co., TN. Jeremiah is also on records in Overton Co. and Jackson Co.)

1827 Court Minutes - Ordered by court to be commissioners to lay off and mark a road from William Hunter’s mill, by Joseph Hunter’s, through William Hunter’s and Nathan Bartlett’s farm to intersect the road leading from George Woods (possibly George Wood's) to the head of little Caney Fork: Mack Whitaker, William PRYOR, Sr., Jesse Bounds, Thomas Bounds, Hodges England et al. 19 Apr. 1827.

1828 Will - Recorded July session 1828, will of Joshua Bartlett names children Joseph Bartlett, Daniel Bartlett, Nathan Bartlett, Winney Bartlett, Hettey Bartlett, Cadey Bartlett Randolph, and Penney Bartlett Bohannon, Nancy Bartlett. Wife Winney. Witnesses William PRYOR and George Wood.

1828 Land Grant in White Co., TN
State of Tennessee. To Jonathan PRYOR, Entry 1394, 50 acres on Mill Creek on the Calfkiller, near James T. Holerman's boundary. 1 Feb 1828
State of Tennessee. To Joseph PRYOR, Entry 943, 25 acres on Caney Fork, near where Joseph Hunter and Dudley Hunter live, 9th July 1827

1829 Letters Remaining at Sparta Post office - John PRYOR, THE SPARTONIAN - Sparta, TN - July 11, 1829. (Ansearchin' News, Oct-Dec 1967)

1830 Census White Co., TN
William PRYOR
Males 1-15 to 19, 1-60 to 69
Females: 1-20 to 29, 1- 60 to 69
Joseph PRYOR(same page as William)
Males: 1 - under 5 years, 1- 5 to 9, 1- 10 to 14, 1- 30 to 39
Females: 2- 10 to 14, 1- 15 to 19, 1- 20 to 29
(Joseph is believed to be a son of William Pryor. Joseph is on the Bates Co., MO census for 1850)

1831 Deed - 10 Jul 1831. William PRYOR and Joseph Bartlett. $640 pd, tr in the Dry Valley, and being 90 acres, part of B. Pryer 50 acres, Entry No. 458. Tr adj foot of Cumberland mountain. BK H, p. 310.

1833 Tax List of White County, TN
James PRYOR
Joseph PRYOR
William PRYOR
(These men were on the same page. The list was not in alpha order)

1833 Letters Remaining at Sparta Post office - William PRYOR, THE SPARTA RECORDER AND LAW JOURNAL - JULY 5, 1833. (Ansearchin' News, Oct-Dec 1967)

1835 Court Minutes - This day William Pryor a minor being of sufficient age appeared in open court and chose his father Joseph Pryor as his Guardian who being present in open Court together with William Bartlett and Joseph Bartlett entered into bond and security in the sum of Two hundred dollars conditioned as the law requires.// This day Joseph Bartlett, Guardian to part of the minor heirs of Nathan Bartlett deceased made his report upon oath which is ordered to be recorded. This day Joseph Pryor Guardian to William Pryor, minor heir of Nathan Bartlett, deceased made his report upon oath which is to be recorded. (Joseph Pryor was married to Mary "Polly" Bartlett. Perhaps William was her son born our of wedlock or in a an earlier marriage)

1835 Court Minutes - page 185 To Joseph Bartlett, Overseer, to wit: Joseph Pryor, Thomas Bohanon, Dudley Hunter and hands, John Robertson, Thomas Welch, James Kennard, John Kennard, Andrew Townsend, William Creacy, Thomas Clouse, James Kirby, Pleasant Kirby, Samuel Ayers, Aaron Thomas, Theophelus McMillion, John Julin, Coleman Buckner, William Kinnard, Nathan Pryor. (William Pryor was counted on the same page of the 1820 Census with Dudley Hunter, Thomas Robinson, John Bohanon, and John Kennard. the Joseph Pryor in this record is probably Joseph Pryor born abt. 1792 in TN, son of William , who married Polly Bartlett-- see 1839 guardian case).

1839 Court Minutes - This day Joseph Bartlett, Guardian to part of the minor heirs of Nathan Bartlett deceased made his report upon oath which is ordered to be recorded. This day Joseph Pryor Guardian to William Pryor, minor heir of Nathan Bartlett, deceased made his report upon oath which is to be recorded. This day William Pryor a minor being of sufficient age appeared in open court and chose his father Joseph Pryor as his Guardian who being present in open Court together with William Bartlett and Joseph Bartlett entered into bond and security in the sum of Two hundred dollars conditioned as the law requires

1841? Court Minutes - Joseph PRYOR and Nathan PRYOR ordered to do public road work.

1841? Court Minutes
- "Joseph PRYOR Guardian to William PRYOR, minor heir of Nathan Bartlett" (Joseph Pryor was married to Mary Polly Bartlett. See 1835 court case noted above)

1840 Census White Co., TN
Page 75
Jacob Hider (Hyder) (Mentioned in White Co. court records with William Pryor)
John Bohannon, (married to Sarah/Sallie Pryor) males 23112001 - females 0011001
Page 79
George W. Wolf
William PRYER males 0001000001- females 001000001
William Bowman
Joseph PRYER males 1211001 - females 100001
Thomas Robinson (married to Susannah Pryor) males 1010001 - females 0212001
Jerry Whitson males 0000000001 (70 to 79 years) - females 000100001 (60 to 69 years)
(Jeremiah Whitson married to Susannah PRYOR, possible sister of William on this same page)

1850 Census White Co., TN
Dist. 7, page 88b, house 1192 William P. Rhea 58 TN, Mary 57 TN, Elizabeth Whitson 85 VA (PRYOR?), Ezekial C. Rhea 24 school teacher TN, William T. 21 TN, John W. S. 19 TN, Nancy M. 15 TN, Jemima 12 TN. (Some researchers have Elizabeth Pryor married to Ezekial Rhea and others have her married to James Whitson. It's highly probably that she married Whitson after the death of Ezekial Rhea in about 1811. Found William P (Pryor) Rhea in online family trees).
Dist. 10, House 1639 John Bohannon 60 TN, Sarah (PRYOR) 38 TN, Pleasant 24 TN, Washington 20 TN, Jackson 20 TN, Crockett 17 TN, Crawford 14 TN, Calvin 12 TN, Elizabeth 8 TN
Dist 10, page 116a, house 1586 Thomas Robinson 60 farming VA, Susan 50 NC, Catharine 23, Rebecca 19, Margaret 15, Pleasant P. 13, Alexandra 10, Elizabeth 6, Wesley 2
(Susannah Pryor Robinson is reported to be a daughter of William Pryor of White Co., TN. This family is on the 1860 Census in Putnam Co., TN. Pleasant Pryor Robinson--- 23 year old Pleasant Robinson is on the 1860 Census in Putnam County.)
Dist. 11, page 100, house 1368 Lewis P. Bowman 29 TN, Mary 28 TN, William C. 12 TN, Sarah J. 9 TN, Susan M. 7 TN, James R. 5 TN, Jeremiah 4 TN, Rachel 1 TN. (Some researchers state Mary is the daughter of Jeremiah and Susannah Pryor Whitson)
Dist. 11, page 100, house 1369 Jeremiah Whitson 76 farming, Susannah (PRYOR) 74. (Place of birth indicated as TN with dittos This couple was living close to several Bohannon and Robinson families)

1920 Census White Co., TN
Dist. 1, Sparta and Bon Air Pike, sheet 13b, house 261 Andrew PRYOR 63 TN TN TN, Bessie B. wife 42 TN KY KY, Sarah B. dau 20 TN, Helen R. dau 16 TN, Benjamin F. son 14 TN, Lillie A. dau 12 TN, J. B. Roberts grandson 2 5/12 TN TN TN.

1930 Census White Co., TN
Dist. 1, page 4A Ben L. PRYOR 25 (23) TN TN TN, Maud F. wife 24 (22), Bennie R. dau 8/12 TN
(Ben is a son of Andrew Pleasant Pryor and wife Bessie Emerton)
Dist. 1, page 9B, Hickory Valley Rd. Andrew P. PRYOR 74 (21) TN TN TN, Bessie B. wife 52 (19) TN KY TN, Nannie Bradshaw dau widow 29 (15), Lillie M. gr dau 5 TN, Lohn F. gr-son 3 TN, Ruby gr-dau 2 TN, J. B. Roberts gr-son 12 TN, Junior Rich gr-son 9 TN.
(Nancy and James Pryor of Overton Co.>William Pryor & Martha Jane Malone>Andrew Pleasant Pryor and wife Bessie Emerton)
Dist. 9, page 7A, ED#93-11 Nannie Sidwell 60 widow TN TN TN, Campbell son 21 TN TN TN, Maudie dau 18 TN TN TN, Benton son 16 TN TN TN. (Is this the Nannie PRYOR who married Ben Sidwell on 7 Sept. 1895 in Jackson Co., TN. On the 1880 Census there is a Benjamin Sidwell aged 10 living in Dist. 9 of Jackson Co. On the same page is William Loftis and wife Polly PRYOR).

Records from Williamson County, TN

Williamson County was formed from Davidson County.

1804 Court Order - Luke PRYOR was supporting pauper William Deacons and it was ordered that he be reimubrsed. (Luke Pryor was again reimbursed for support of William Deacons in 1806, in 1810 Elisha Fly was supporting William Deacons and later Henry Wisener was supporting him. In 1820 William Deacons was identified as a revolutionary war veteran and pension applicant. Minute Book Genealogy of Williamson County, Tennessee 1799-1865 By Albert L. Johnson)

1804 Appreticeship - David Adams (six years old) was apprenticed to Luke PRYOR (Minute Book Genealogy of Williamson County, Tennessee 1799-1865 By Albert L. Johnson)

1805 Tax List -
Luke PRYOR Jnr. 1 free poll, no slaves.
Hendley Stone - 1 free poll, 8 slaves

1810 Court Record - state Peter and Green PRYOR are the orphan sons of John Pryor and wife Eliza who had remarried Henley Stone. (Minute Book Genealogy of Williamson County, Tennessee 1799-1865 By Albert L. Johnson)

1810 Tax List (substitute for the lost census) Williamson Co., TN.
Luke D. PRYOR - 2 town lots
Luke PRYOR - 148 acres on Mill Creek

1816 Marriage - Sarah Pryor married David Squire on 13 Nov 1816 |
(He was deceased by 1819)

1820 Census Williamson Co., TN
Franklin, page 25 John P. PRIOR 101110 - 22201
(See above. Handwriting is questionable-- this may not be a Pryor. Oldest male in househoald age 26 to 45 years.)
Franklin, page 107, Samuel Winstead 000010 - 1001 (2 engaged in agriculture) (Samuel husband of Susannah Pryor.)
Franklin, page 128, Luke PRYOR 00001-00001 (1 engaged in agriculture)
(both individuals were between 26-45 y.o.)
Franklin, page 145, William S. PRYOR 000011- no females (oldest male over 45 yrs, born 1775 or earlier).
Franklin, Pages 536/537
Nicholas P Perkins (Nicholas Pryor Perkins)
Robert McLemore
Daniel Carter (married Sarah Pryor in 1833)
Hendley Stone
Franklin, Pages 538/539 Hartwell Hyde 000301001001 (Hyde was the bondsman for marriage of Mitchie Pryor to Josiah Johnson in 1819)

1820 Deed - land deeded from Elizabeth McKnight to William S. PRYOR (Minute Book Genealogy of Williamson County, Tennessee 1799-1865 By Albert L. Johnson) Elizabeth McKnight is on the same census page as William S. Pryor in 1820.

1821 Court Document - State vs. William S. PRYOR, forfeiture set aside. (Minute Book Genealogy of Williamson County, Tennessee 1799-1865 By Albert L. Johnson)

1821 Deed - from William S. PRYOR to Robert Sharp (Robert Sharp was on the 1820 Census on the line under William S. Pryor. Minute Book Genealogy of Williamson County, Tennessee 1799-1865 By Albert L. Johnson)

1821 Deed - from Orange Ham to Peter PRYOR (Solomon Ham is on the same census page as William S. Pryor in 1820. Minute Book Genealogy of Williamson County, Tennessee 1799-1865 By Albert L. Johnson)

1821 Power of Attorney - from Henley Stone to Green PRYOR (Minute Book Genealogy of Williamson County, Tennessee 1799-1865 By Albert L. Johnson)

1823 Deed - from John Moore to Green PRYOR (Minute Book Genealogy of Williamson County, Tennessee 1799-1865 By Albert L. Johnson)

1827 Marriage - Elizabeth Prior married Burges Robertson on 13 December 1827 (possibly Burgess and Elizabeth Robinson in Hickman Co., KY)

1830 Census, Williamson Co., TN
Page 244 Luke PRYOR 00000001-00000001
(Oldest male 50-59 yrs., born 1771-1780)
Page 248 Josiah Johnson 0010001 - 000001 (2nd Husband of Mitchie Pryor)
Page 251 Samuel Winstead 00000001 - 00000001 (Samuel Winstead husband of Susannah Pryor)

1830 Death - Hugh McCabe husband of Sarah Pryor Squire died on 5 Dec 1830 (from a log kept by by James J. Selby --started in Maury Co. in 1830--and published in Ansearchin News. Hugh McCabe may be the man on records in Amherst Co., VA)

1833 Marriage - Sarah Pryor Squire McCabe married Maj Carter (Daniel Carter) on 13 Jan 1833 (from a log kept by by James J. Selby --started in Maury Co. in 1830--and published in Ansearchin News)

1834 Deeds - Land is mentioned that adjoins "Pryor heirs" and "John Pryor" land located near West Harpeth. (Minute Book Genealogy of Williamson County, Tennessee 1799-1865 By Albert L. Johnson)

1838 Tax List of Williamson Co., TN
John H PRYOR, 100 acres, $800

1840 Census Williamson Co., TN

"Nineteen First Civil District"
page 144. Angus McPhail 00010001 - (no females)
next line, page 144 Daniel Carter 000000001 - 000000001
(Sarah Pryor married Angus McPhail after the death of husband Daniel Carter)

page 148, Samuel Winstead 00000001 - 00000001 (husband of Susannah Pryor)
page 154, Luke PRYOR 000000001-001000101 (Father of John Pryor - below)
page 205, William Hargrove 021001-201001 (William Hargrove married to Mary Janett Pryor, daughter of John Hughes Pryor)
page 205, John H. PRYOR 010000001-000100001 (John Hughes Pryor, he is on the 1830 census in Rutherford County.)
page 205, Mrs. H. Davis (PRYOR), 21-00001 (oldest female is aged 20-29 yrs. Henrietta Pryor Davis daughter of John Hughes Pryor. She is on the 1860 Census in Bedford Co., TN)

1841 Tax List for Williamson Co., TN
Luke Pryor (on same page Joseph Taylor, John H Crockett, Baley Crocker)
John Pryor (on same page John Roland, David Ray, William Landrum, Bird Dodson)

1850 Census Williamson Co., TN
10th Dist., page 262a, house 308, Samuel Winstead 72 NC, Susannah (PRYOR) 72 NC (a Family Tree on Ancestry.com reports Susannah to be a Pryor, it also reports both Samuel and Susannah were born in VA)
14th Dist., page 288a, house 487 Sarah McPhail (PRYOR) 78 SC. (Widow of Hugh McCabe, David Squire, Daniel Carter and Angus McPhail. Sarah is a sister of Luke & Susannah Pryor. Angus McPhail was living with his son Daniel on the 1850 Census in Lincoln Co., TN and in 1860 in Washington Co., TN. By 1870 Daniel McPhail had returned to Williamson Co. and was on the 1870 and 1880 Census in TN. Sarah was on the 1840 Census in Williamson C. and in 1830 in Maury Co., in 1820 in Hickman Co.)
16th Dist., page 308a, house 956 Luke L. Smith 32 farmer, Elizabeth 22, Susan C. 5, Mary E. 3, James T. 1. (Luke Pryor>Catherine Pryor & Thomas Smith>Luke L. Smith)
17th Dist., page 200a, house 120 William Taylor 42 TN, M. H. Taylor (f) 37 TN, Sarah 17 TN, T. L. (m) 13 TN, E. (f) 12 TN, Martha 8 TN, M. (f) 6 TN, Jane F. 2 TN (Luke Pryor>Catherine Pryor Smith>Mary H. Smith & husband William Taylor)
17th Dist., page 200b, house 128 Prier Smith 42 farmer TN, Martha 38 TN, W. C. (m) 8 TN, M. A. (f) 5 TN, J. T. (m) 4 TN. (Luke Pryor>Catherine Pryor & Thomas Smith>William

1870 Census Williamson Co.., TN
Dist. 16, Franklin PO, Page 262B William B. Crocker 40 TN, Mary Ann (PRYOR) 36 AL, Samuel 14 TN, Elizabeth 10 TN, John 7 TN, Louisa 4 TN, John R. 1 TN.
Page 263A, house 148 Thomas Crocker 36 TN, Rhoda A. (PRYOR) 36 TN, Laura 15 TN, Mary W. 13 TN, John 8 TN, Candy 3 TN, Benjamin Crocker 30 TN.
(Rhoda & Mary Ann were living with William and Alsey Pryor in Jackson Co., TN on the 1850 Census. They are likely William's cousins or nieces rather than daughters... Williamson Co., TN will of Luke Pryor and Henry B. Pryor state this women were daughters of Henry B. Pryor. Thomas W. Crocker & his brother Benjamin were counted as sons of Jane Crocker in Dist. 16 of the 1850 Census.)

1900 Census Williamson Co., TN

Dist. 5, page 75a, John Crocker, Jul 1863 36 TN TN TN farmer, Dora wife Jan 1873 27 TN TN TN, Samuel son Mar 1900 2/12 TN TN TN, Rody A. (PRYOR) mother Nov. 1840 60 6 children/5 living TN TN TN, Litty sister Jun 1881 18 TN TN TN, Katy sister Mar 1874 26 TN TN TN (Rhoda A. Pryor daughter of Henry B. Pryor).


Records from Wilson County, TN

1804 Tax List for Wilson County, TN - The heirs of John PRYOR 640 acres on Spencer's Creek (Wilson County was formed out of Sumner County in 1799. There's a John Pryor on the 1793 Tax List in Sumner County. Who is this John Pryor who was deceased? )

1805 Tax List for Wilson County, TN - Recorded in Captain Mann's Company - The heirs of PRIOR 640 acres on Spencer's Creek.

1806 Tax List for Wilson County, TN -
The heirs of John PRYOR 640 acres on Spencer's Creek
Recorded in Captain Branch's District, Thomas PRYOR. Acres and location not noted. (This is not the Thomas Pryor on the 1850 Census in Wilson County as he was not born at the time of this Tax List).

1807 Tax List for Wilson County, TN - Recorded in Captain Rosebourough's District, Samuel PRYOR. Acres and location not noted.

1811 - Estate Sale for John Stembridge, Samuel Pryor purchased items. See Charlotte Co., VA marriage.

1820 Land Grant in Wilson Co., TN - John Phillips assignee of Nicholas B Pryor for 5 acres in Wilson Co. by #21220. First Dist of Wilson Co. 23 Dec 1820. (Nicholas B Pryor and family are on census records in Davidson Co., TN)

1820 Census, Wilson Co., TN
page 394
George Weaver 10001 2001
(George was married to Matilda Pryor. On same page William Chapple, Richard Chapple, Aaron Shirrell, prevous page John Rhea. It's possible that Matilda was related to John Pryor who married Ruth Sherrill-- they lived in White Co. -- son William named a daughter Matilda. )

1829 Marriage
- Parthena Pryor married Sampson McDowan, on 27 Apr. 1829

1830 Census, Wilson Co., TN
Page 110 John PRIOR 02101 - 00001 (possibly John Prior who married Rebecca Cook)

1836 Tax List of Wilson Co., TN - John Prior

1838 Tax List of Wilson Co., TN
- John Prior.

1840 Census Wilson Co., TN
page 228, John PRIOR 222001-110001


1850 Census Wilson Co., TN
Dist. 2, page 328b, house 230 Prior Crittenden 66 farmer VA, Nancy R. 56 VA, John 35 sherrif VA, Edwin 31 teacher VA, Mary 23 VA, George 21 VA, Brunett 16 TN, Daniel 13 TN, Thomas Jarell 18 TN. (Pryor Crittenden is on the 1820 Census in Nottaway Co., VA)
Dist. 6, page 390b, house 1039 Jesse C. Johnson 32 farmer TN, Polly (PRYOR) 19 TN, Samuel 5 TN, Nathan 3 TN, Elizabeth 8/12 TN. (Jesse C. Johnson md. Mary Pryor on 10 Mar. 1849 in Sumner Co., TN. This family is on the 1860 Census in Wilson Co.)
19th Dist., p.502A, House 954
Thomas PRYOR 37 TN, Tabitha 22 IL, Sarah 1 TN (Several neighbors with surnames familiar to Pryors in Jackson, White and Putnam Co.: Ray, Newby, Sherrill)
23rd Dist., Page 464A, House 419
Robert S. Ricketts 45 TN, Sarah 14 TN, Jane 6 TN, Peter 8 TN, William 4 TN, Elizabeth Gibson 53 SC, Henry PRIOR 20 (or 21) TN. (Possibly line of Jonathan Pryor & Rebecca Cook who were on the census in Wilson Co. in 1830 and 1840. Possibly the H. W. Pryor in Montgomery Co., AR in 1860. Rebecca Cook Pryor and children were in Christian Co., KY in 1850.)
24th District, page 454b, house 282 Thomas Yandell 36 NC, Matilda (Weaver) 25 TN, Margaret 8 TN, Polly 6 TN, Martha 4 TN, Mary 4 TN (Thomas Yandell married Matilda Weaver in 1841daughter of George Weaver and Matilda Pryor. In 1860 the family was in Douglas Co., MO)
house 283 James Yandell 81 NC, Polly 73 SC, Morris Bland? 19 TN.


1851 Marriage in Wilson Co., TN - Mary E Winston to James S. Pryor on 22 Dec 1851

1860 Census Wilson Co., TN
Page 14, House 107: Thomas PRYOR 46 TN, Tabitha 32 IL, Lucinda 10 IL, Labrossia 6 TN, Roxanna 4 TN  (This Pryor family appears in Franklin Co., IL with Pryors from Jackson Co., TN on 1870 and later census records)
Mortality Schedule: Dist. 19 & 20, Sarah J. PRYOR, 11, TN, died March 1859, consumption, length of illness 2 years. (Sarah was the daughter of Thomas and Tabitha Pryor.  She was counted on the 1850 Census in their household.)
Dist. 6, page 304, house 764  Jesse C. Johnson 41 farmer TN, Polly (PRYOR) 28 TN, Samuel 13 TN, Nathan 13 TN, Elizabeth P. 10 TN, William A. 8 TN, John 4 TN, Lucy? 2 TN, Marshall A. Chambers 20 farm labor TN, Nathan Chambers 18 farm labor TN. (Jesse C. Johnson md. Mary Pryor on 10 Mar. 1849 in Sumner Co., TN. This famiy lis on the 1850 & 1870 Census in Wilson Co.)

1870 Census Wilson Co., TN
Dist. 6, page 423a, house 87/98 Jessy Johnson 51 farmer TN, Mary (PRYOR) 38 TN, Wm. 18 TN, John 14 TN, Lucy 13 TN, Harriet E. 9 TN, Victoria 6 TN, Mary E. 4 TN, Kate 1 TN, Henry Hunter 18 black farm labor TN. (Jesse C. Johnson md. Mary Pryor on 10 Mar. 1849 in Sumner Co., TN. This family is on the 1860 Census in Wilson Co. and in 1880 in Trousdale Co., TN)

1875 Marriage in Wilson Co., TN - Sarah Lawrence to William W PRYOR on 15 Sept 1875



 

 

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