RICHARD AND MOURNING PRYOR: A Timeline
Richard Pryor Timeline
Richard Pryor Records
Who Were Richard's Children?
Richard's Son Named Joseph
Richard Pryor Line Questions
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1763 - Richard Pryor & first wife Mary Mooney, baptised son Richard on 11 Dec. 1763 at St. James Northam Parish in Goochland Co., VA.
1765 - Richard witnessed a deed in Albamarle Co. for his future sister-in-law. (n/d)
1774 - Richard Pryor married to Mourning Thompson and living in Louisa Co., VA
1783 - Richard Pryor recorded on Tax List in Greene Co., TN (also recorded are several Sherrill men and a John Pryor).Extracted by C. Hammett from "1783 Greene County, TN Tax List" by Mrs. Louise Wilson Reynolds, published April 1919, D.A.R. Magazine, reprinted in The Overmountain Men by Pat Alderman, Overmountain Press, Johnson City, Tennessee, 1970, pp. 239 and 242.
1787 - Mourning Pryor charter member of Big Pidgeon Ridge Baptist Church in Cocke Co., TN - per church minutes. (Cocke County borders Greene County, and was formed in 1797 out of part of Jefferson Co.)
1791 - Greene Co., TN Tax Lists. Richard Pryor is not on them.
1796 - Richard Prior granted 200 acres in Logan Co., KY (Book 3)
8 Aug. 1797: Mourning apppinted admx. of estate of Richard Pryor (Logan Co. Ct. Order Bk. A-1, p. 67
9 Jan. 1798: Mourning returns inventory and sale is ordered (Ct. Order Bk. A-1, p. 79
1798 - Mourning Pryor listed on the Delinquent Tax list for Sumner Co., TN, per Katherine Reynolds, THE PRYOR FAMILY (Houston, 1971), page 46 (note: In 1799 Smith County was formed from part of Sumner Co. and in the early 1800's Jackson, Overton, White, and Warren counties were formed out of parts of Smith County (and also Jackson County).
19 Jun 1802 - Mourning Prior married Thomas White in Logan Co., KY
21 Jun 1802 - Mourning and Thomas White deeded land to Richard Pryor in Smith Co., TN. William Pryor was a subscribing witness. No location, nor acreage information in the docoment. Reported in Cal's Column, June 19, 1952.
June Term 1802 - 200 acres deeded by Mourning and Thomas White to James Ewing, proven by the oath of William Pryor who was also a subscribing witness.
1805 - Thomas White's will. Daniel Jobe (son-in-law of Richard & Mourning) witnessed will (n/d).
1810 - Mourning (Pryor) White counted as a head of household on the US Census in Logan Co., KY.