I have lots of questions on the lineage of Richard and Mourning Pryor.
If you have answers, please email me and I will post them right here!
1. What is the source of 1797 as the accepted year of death of Richard
William Lindsey has researched this line and provided the following sources:
8 Aug. 1797: Mourning apptd. admx. of estate of Richard Pryor (Logan Co. Ct. Order Bk. A-1, p. 67; I have copy).
A grant in Richard Pryor's name on 15 Sept. 1798 (after his estate begins to be adm.) is listed in Logan Co. Survey Bk. A, p. 201--for 200 acres on Rocky Water course; is this another record of the 1796 grant? If so, the grant may have been reissued to confirm ownership as the estate was settled.
9 Jan. 1798: Mourning returns inventory and sale is ordered (Ct. Order Bk. A-1, p. 79; I have a copy).
13 March 1798: list of sale of estate of Richard Pryor (Ct. Order Bk. A-1, p. 82; I have a copy).
7 Aug. 1800: Mourning wit. deed of Wm. Fergasen to Wm. Newby (husband of Nancy Pryor?) (Ct. Order Bk. A-1, p. 170). Same date (and ibid.), Wm. Pryor appointed admr. to make final settlement. Final settlement is in ibid., p. 192, 9 Dec. 1800; the order bk. gives no details about heirs and their whereabouts (I have copy).
29 Nov. 1811 (Logan DB C, p. 467, deed 93): the heirs of Richard Pryor deed to Jonathan Pryor of Logan Co. for $2000 a tract of land on the far fork of Red River. James and Jeremiah Pryor wit. The deed is signed by Wm. Pryor, Thomson Pryor, Jeremiah Pryor, Joseph Pryor, James Pryor, Caleb Jobe, Elizabeth Ray, Daniel Jobe, Henry Newby, and Wm. Newby. On 29 July 1812, James and Jeremiah pr. the deed.
2. The 1811 will of Richard Pryor noted in the Job(e) Legacy family
tree, where was it filed and when was it probated?
This is probably the record dated 29 Nov. 1811 noted above.
3. Who is the elderly and indigent Joseph Pryor mentioned in White
County, TN court records?
4. Is Richard who is on the 1830 Census in Tipton Co., TN related
to this line?
William B. Pryor and Richard Pryor on the 1830 Census in Tipton Co., TN. William and Richard are brothers and sons of Richard Pryor and Ann Bland. William was recorded on the 1820 Census in Brunswick Co., VA, in 1840 in Warren Co., MS and in 1850 in Madison Parish, LA.
5. In 1810 Thomas and Mourning (Pryor) White deeded land in Smith
County to Richard Pryor. Is this the same Richard Pryor who died in
This is possibly the first son of Richard Pryor and his first wife Mary Moody. Their son Richard was baptized in the parish church of St. James Northam in Goochland County, VA in 1763. He would have been 47 in 1810.
6. What is the source information for the marriages of Pryor
daughters to Newby sons?