Prather ~ Prater ~ Prayther ~ Praytor

     
     

 

There are some extremely well done web-sites on our Prather/Prator/Praytor etc family ~ I will not try to replicate it here, but instead, concentrate on what I can find, along with what I can't; and throw out a few theories that can perhaps open discussion and perhaps together we can find some answers.  For some of the real history of our family, visit one of my favorite places: http://martin.prather.net/defaultmain.htm  Martin, along with some of the other cousins, have more information than you will find anywhere in one place!

Descendants of John Prather

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  JOHN1 PRATHER1 was born Bet. Aug 1745 - 1754 in Frederick, MD1, and died 04 Dec 1829 in Blount, AL1.  He married MARY UNK1.  She was born 17551, and died 1840 in Blount, AL1.

 

Notes for JOHN PRATHER: My John Prather is often confused with John Smith Prather:

 

*[Burial place unknown, Marker was placed in Remlap Cemetery by Blount County Memorial Commission, VFW, American Legion and Warrior Rivers Chapter, DAR

John S Prather served under Gen. LaFayette in Virgina Militia. He was present at Cornwallis' surrender.

He came to Blount co. in 1816 and settled near Jefferson County line on Pine Mountain.

--Bio by Wanda Stewart ~ Find a Grave Memorial #15838841

 

The date of death (6 Jan 1778) on gravestone at Find A Grave is not correct.  He was still receiving his 7 2/3 dollars a month after this date.

 

Was paid for the month of Feb 1778 Roll Dated: Valley Forge March 6, 1778; March 1778 Valley Forge, Remarks: Sick in Hospital; Apr 7, 1778; Apr 1778 Valley Forge, May 2, 1778 Remarks: Sick in Hospital; Feb 1778, Remarks: Sick in Hospital; Died Jun 6 1778

 

Appears on a List of Absentees of 12th Virginia Regiment, with sum due each: not dated 6 48/72 dollars

 

Last entry in file of Fold 3.com

 

Payroll:  Jul 1777 6 2/3 dollars 1 mo service] My John Prather is obviously not the John Smith Prather that the grave marker is representing.  My John Prather, by his will probated in Blount Co, 1835. John Smith Prather died in a hospital during the Revolutionary War, See service records. This does not say that my John Prather did not serve in the War, I just haven't found him yet...

 

More About JOHN PRATHER:

Military Enlisted: 10 Oct 1776, Pvt. Capt Michael Bowyer's Co 12th VA Reg't of Foot; Col James Wood2

           

Children of JOHN PRATHER and MARY UNK are:

            i.          JOHN2 PRATER/PRATHER.

            ii.          THOMAS PRATER/PRATHER.

            iii.         WILLIAM PRATER/PRATHER.

            iv.        SARAH PRATER/PRATHER, b. Abt. 1786, VA; d. Abt. 1856, Blount Co, AL; m. NEVER MARRIED.

 

Notes for SARAH PRATER/PRATHER:

Ennumerated with Peter and Polly Prater 1850 Blount Co, Subdivision 28, Census

 

It is possible that she had a handicap, mental or physical, since she was appointed a guardian after her father's death although she was around 45 yrs old.  It is possible that Lydia was also?

 

2.         v.         PETER PRATER/PRATHER, b. Abt. 1791, SC.

            vi.        LYDIA PRATER/PRATHER, b. Bef. 1829; d. Blount Co, AL.

3.         vii.        ISAAC PRATER/PRATHER, b. 1780, Iredal, NC; d. Abt. 1823, Blount, AL; Adopted child.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  PETER2 PRATER/PRATHER (JOHN1 PRATHER) was born Abt. 1791 in SC.  He married MARY "POLLY" BLACKBURN 03 Aug 1843. 

           

Children of PETER PRATER/PRATHER and MARY BLACKBURN are:

            i.          MARGARET "PEGGY"3 PRATER/PRATHER, b. Abt. 1839, Blount Co, AL.

            ii.          JAMES PRATER/PRATHER, b. Abt. 1830, Blount Co, AL.

 

 

3.  ISAAC2 PRATER/PRATHER (JOHN1 PRATHER) was born 1780 in Iredal, NC3, and died Abt. 1823 in Blount, AL3.  He married (1) MARY ELIZABETH ???.  She was born 1785 in NC, and died Aft. 1850 in AL.

 

More About ISAAC PRATER/PRATHER:

Residence: 1850, Subdivision 18, Blount, Alabama4

 

More About MARY ELIZABETH ???:

Census: 1850, 28th Dist, Benton Co, AL4

           

Children of ISAAC PRATER/PRATHER and MARY ??? are:

4.         i.          SUSANNAH3 PRATER/PRATHER/PRAYTOR, b. Abt. 1806; d. 1898, Etowah Co, AL.

            ii.          PETER PRATER/PRATHER.

5.         iii.         STACIA LUCY PRATER/PRATHER, b. 22 Dec 1814, SC; d. 25 Jul 1896, Wayne Co, TN.

6.         iv.        CATHERINE C. "KATIE" PRATER/PRATHER, b. 17 Dec 1818, Blount Co, AL; d. 27 Sep 1889, Zephyr, Brown Co. TX.

 

Generation No. 3

 

4.  SUSANNAH3 PRATER/PRATHER/PRAYTOR (ISAAC2 PRATER/PRATHER, JOHN1 PRATHER) was born Abt. 1806, and died 1898 in Etowah Co, AL.  She married SOLOMON BYNUM 29 Jan 1826 in Blount Co, AL, son of ASA BYNUM and REBECCA MURPHREE.  He was born 08 Oct 1806 in Pendleton Co, SC, and died 13 Mar 1884 in Etowah Co, AL.

           

Children of SUSANNAH PRATER/PRATHER/PRAYTOR and SOLOMON BYNUM are:

7.         i.          BETSY ELIZABETH4 BYNUM, b. 1825; d. Abt. 1867, Blount Co, AL.

8.         ii.          ISAAC BYNUM, b. 1827, Blount Co, AL; d. 06 Nov 1890, Blount Co, AL.

9.         iii.         DANIEL BYNUM, b. Abt. 1830; d. 1861.

            iv.        REBBECA BYNUM, b. Abt. 1831; m. WILLIAM BROTHERS, Abt. 1870; d. 1873.

 

Notes for REBBECA BYNUM:

Rebecca and William Brothers had no children at the time of his death. She never remarried.

 

10.       v.         ASA BYNUM, b. Abt. 1832.

11.       vi.        ELIJAH BYNUM, b. Abt. 1834.

12.       vii.        JESSE B. BYNUM, b. Abt. 1840, Alabama; d. Abt. 1900.

13.       viii.       ANDREW J. BYNUM, b. Abt. 1842.

14.       ix.        LETTIE BYNUM, b. Abt. 1844.

15.       x.         ELIZA-ORLENA BYNUM, b. Abt. 1852.

16.       xi.        BETHANY BYNUM, b. Abt. 1854.

            xii.        SELINA BYNUM, b. Abt. 1854.

 

Notes for SELINA BYNUM:

She appeared in the 1860 census, nothing further is known of her

 

            xiii.       MILES "BRIGHT" C. BYNUM, b. Abt. 1867; m. EMALINE MORTON.

 

More About MILES "BRIGHT" C. BYNUM:

Census: 1880, Etowa Co AL age 33

Migration: Abt. 1891, AL>TX

 

More About EMALINE MORTON:

Census: 1880, Etowa Co AL "Lucy E."

 

 

5.  STACIA LUCY3 PRATER/PRATHER (ISAAC2, JOHN1 PRATHER) was born 22 Dec 1814 in SC, and died 25 Jul 1896 in Wayne Co, TN.  She married (1) WILLIAM ESQUIRE FORTNER 16 Feb 1832 in Blount Co, AL, son of PLEASANT FORTNER and LUCRETIA HARRIS.  He was born Abt. 1808 in NC, and died 1880 in Oneonta, Blount Co, AL.  She married (2) WILLIAM ESQUIRE FORTNER 16 Feb 1832 in Blount Co, AL.  He was born Abt. 1812 in NC, and died in Blount Co, AL.

 

More About STACIA LUCY PRATER/PRATHER:

Census: 1850, Blount Co, AL

 

More About WILLIAM ESQUIRE FORTNER:

Census: 1850, Blount Co, AL

Occupation: 1850, Blacksmith6

           

Children of STACIA PRATER/PRATHER and WILLIAM FORTNER are:

17.       i.          GREENBERRY4 FORTNER, b. Abt. 1833, Blount Co, AL.

            ii.          ELIZABETH FORTNER, b. Abt. 1835, Blount Co, AL.

 

More About ELIZABETH FORTNER:

Census: 1850, Blount Co, AL

 

            iii.         LUCRETHIA FORTNER, b. Abt. 1837, Blount Co, AL.

 

More About LUCRETHIA FORTNER:

Census: 1850, Blount Co, AL

 

            iv.        DICA "DICY" FORTNER, b. Abt. 1839, Blount Co, AL.

 

More About DICA "DICY" FORTNER:

Census: 1850, Blount Co, AL

 

            v.         DELIA LUGANIA FORTNER, b. Abt. 1843, Blount Co, AL.

 

More About DELIA LUGANIA FORTNER:

Census: 1850, Blount Co, AL

 

            vi.        LUSANNA B FORTNER, b. Abt. 1845, Blount Co, AL.

 

More About LUSANNA B FORTNER:

Census: 1850, Blount Co, AL

 

            vii.        WILLIAM FORTNER, b. Abt. 1847, Blount Co, AL.

 

More About WILLIAM FORTNER:

Census: 1850, Blount Co, AL

 

            viii.       JAMES FORTNER, b. Abt. 1849, Blount Co, AL.

 

More About JAMES FORTNER:

Census: 1850, Blount Co, AL

 

            ix.        SAMUEL FORTNER, b. Abt. 1851, Blount Co, AL.

            x.         FRANKLIN FORTNER, b. Abt. 1853, Blount Co, AL.

            xi.        MARY FORTNER, b. Abt. 1856, Blount Co, AL.

 

6.  CATHERINE C. "KATIE"3 PRATER/PRATHER (ISAAC2, JOHN1 PRATHER) was born 17 Dec 1818 in Blount Co, AL, and died 27 Sep 1889 in Zephyr, Brown Co. TX.  She married JAMES BYNUM6 13 Sep 1836 in Blount Co, AL, son of JOHN BYNUM and RHODA BYNUM.  He was born 30 Sep 1816 in Cannon Co TN, and died 08 Jun 1890 in Ellis Co TX.

 

More About CATHERINE C. "KATIE" PRATER/PRATHER:

Burial: Zephyr Cemetery, Zephyr, Brown Co. TX

Census: 06 Jul 1860, Summit PO, Blount, Co AL

 

More About JAMES BYNUM:

Census: 06 Jul 1860, Summit PO, Blount, Co AL

Residence: 1850, Subdivision 18, Blount, Alabama6

           

Children of CATHERINE PRATER/PRATHER and JAMES BYNUM are:

18.       i.          LUVENIA L.4 BYNUM, b. 21 Sep 1837, Blount Co, Al; d. 08 Aug 1904, Snyder, Scurry Co TX.

19.       ii.          LOUGANIA BYNUM, b. Abt. 1839, Oneota, Blount Co AL; d. Abt. 1891.

20.       iii.         ELIZA JANE BYNUM, b. Abt. 1841, Blount Co, AL.

21.       iv.        ASA BYNUM, b. 1844, Oneota, Blount Co AL; d. 1912, Ellis Co TX.

22.       v.         JOHN WESLEY "TONE" BYNUM, b. Bet. 1845 - 1846, Oneota, Blount Co AL.

23.       vi.        WILSON N. BYNUM, b. 1848, Oneota, Blount Co AL; d. 1928, Brown Co, TX.

24.       vii.        MARY L BYNUM, b. 1850, AL; d. 1910, TX.

25.       viii.       NANCY KISSIAH BYNUM, b. 1852, Oneota, Blount Co AL.

26.       ix.        DICIE/DICY BYNUM, b. 21 Sep 1853, Oneota, Blount Co AL; d. 04 May 1937, AZ.

27.       x.         TAPLEY MCKENZIE BYNUM, b. 1854, Oneota, Blount Co AL.

28.       xi.        WILLIAM URIAH BYNUM, b. 1858, Oneota, Blount Co AL.

29.       xii.        ARLENA BYNUM, b. 1861, Oneota, Blount Co AL.

 

The descendants of the future generations are addressed on the BYNUM page

 

 

 

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