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Prather, James, Sr.

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Prather, James, Sr.
March 14, 2007 06:07PM
Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana. Historical and
Biographical. Charles Blanchard, Editor. Chicago: F. A. Battey & Co.,
Publishers, 1884. Fleming County.

JAMES PRATHER, SR., was born in Fleming County, Ky., August 4, 1806, and
is the eldest of the family of Basil and Mary (George) Prather, natives
respectively of Virginia and North Carolina, the former born in 1785, the
latter in 1784. They were married in Kentucky, and remained there until
1817, when they moved to Jackson County, Ind., where Mrs. Prather died in
1839. Subsequently, Mr. Prather married a Mrs. Dodson, and died in 1874,
the father of six children - Susan, Margaret, Thomas, Elizabeth, Jane and
James. February 6, 1824, in Jackson County, Ind., James Prather married
Josephine Hagard, born January 1, 1808. In 1834, he moved to Morgan
County, where Mrs. Prather died August 16, 1846, and March 5, 1847, he
married Mrs. Almira Taylor, widow of Simeon Taylor, a native of Plymouth
County, Mass. Mr. Prather has been the parent of twelve children - John,
Martha, Mary, Judith, Basil, Thomas, James, William, Edward, Elizabeth and
two that died in infancy.

Prather George Dodson Hagard Taylor
VA NC Jackson-IN Morgan-IN Plymouth-MS

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