SECOND GENERATION

Philip Franklin PRATOR (John1) was born about 1801 in Pendleton District, South Carolina. He married Nancy CHAMBLEE about 1822 in Pendleton District, South Carolina. Nancy CHAMBLEE was born about 1800 in South Carolina. They had the following children: George PRATOR, Elizabeth PRATOR, Sarah Ann PRATOR, Emily S. PRATOR, James Bailus PRATOR and E. B. (son) PRATOR.

They moved to Alabama by the late 1820's. According to the 1830 U.S. Census they were living in Jefferson County,Alabama. By the late 1830's they were living in Mississippi most likley in Lauderdale County. According to the 1840 U. S. Census they were living in Pike County, Arkansas. They may have also lived in Hempstead County before they moved to Texas. They moved to Hays County, Texas in 1851. They were listed in a School Census for Hays County taken in 1855 and the 1860 U. S. Census of Hays County, Texas. Nancy died in April 1865 near San Marcos, Hays County, Texas. Philip died in 1881 near Waco, Mc Lennan County, Texas.


John Bailus "J.B." PRATER (John1) was born December 21, 1802 in Pendleton District, South Carolina. He married Eliza Ann HALLUM April 26, 1827 in Anderson District (now County), South Carolina. She is the daughter of Richard and Anne HALLUM. Eliza Ann HALLUM was born February 18, 1806 in South Carolina. They had the following children: Susan Ellen PRATER, Mary C. PRATER, Richard W. PRATER, Lydia Ann PRATER, Margaret Evelyn PRATER, John Bailus PRATER, Jr and Clark PRATER.

They moved to Benton (now Calhoun) County, Alabama in the 1830s. According to land records they bought 40 acres north of Jacksonville between Merrellton and Maxwellborn on November 24, 1838. According to land records they also bought 40 acres, located south of Roy Webb school on January 31, 1853.

He died on January 24, 1877 in Calhoun County, Alabama. She died on January 22, 1879 in Calhoun County, Alabama. They are both buried at a family cemetery located off Highway 21 between Jacksonville and Piedmont.


Margaret PRATER (John1) was born about 1805 in Pendleton District, South Carolina. She married John GUNTER about 1819 in Pendleton District, South Carolina. John GUNTER was born about 1800 in South Carolina. They had the following (known) children: James GUNTER, Nancy GUNTER, Eliza GUNTER, Andrea R. GUNTER, Amanda S. GUNTER, George W. GUNTER and Miles O. GUNTER. They may have moved to Texas, some probate records seem to indicate this. They may have also died in Texas.


Lydia PRATER (John1) was born about 1810 in Pendleton District, South Carolina. On February 03, 1828 she married a Russell SHIPLEY in Anderson District (now County), South Carolina. They had the following children: John P.(rater?) SHIPLEY, William SHIPLEY, Ann Eliza SHIPLEY, Russell SHIPLEY, Jr. and Benjamin Franklin SHIPLEY.

She died in the 1840's probably in Georgia or Alabama. Her husband, Russell SHIPLEY, died in the 1840's probably in Georgia or Alabama. Their children were raised by uncles and aunts on the Prater side. Eventually, all the children moved to Texas.


Susan PRATER (John1) was born about 1812 in Pendleton District, South Carolina. She married Samuel MILLER about 1826 in Anderson District (now County), South Carolina. They had the following children: Harriet N. MILLER, A. Oscar MILLER, Edward T. MILLER and Mariah Elizabeth MILLER. I do not know when her family came to Alabama but she was living in Cherokee County, Alabama by 1850. Samuel MILLER died in 1840's in Georgia or Aalbama. She may have died in Cherokee County, Alabama.


James PRATER (John1) was born on April 06, 1814 in Pendleton District, South Carolina. He married Rebecca NABORS about 1830 in Anderson District (now County), South Carolina. Rebecca NABORS was born on April 26, 1815 in Pendleton District, South Carolina. She is the daughter of Thomas and Rebecca NABORS. They had the following children: Margaret R.(ebecca?) PRATER, Mary E. PRATER, Wiley F. PRATER, Sarah Catharine PRATER, Martha Ann PRATER, John Wesley PRATER, Ellen J. PRATER, James Caper PRATER, Bailus Asbury "Bale" PRATER, William M. PRATER and Eliza C.(aroline?)"Lizzie" PRATER.

They came to Benton (now Calhoun) County, Alabama about the same time as his father. According to records James bought 80 acres on September 25, 1838 in northern Benton County, Alabama next to his father's property. He bought 40 acres on January 7, 1842 of nearby land. He then bought 40 acres on October 25, 1845 one and half miles northeast of other properties near Shady Grove Church along Ball Play Creek. On February 26, 1847 he bought 40 acres of nearby land.

He died on November 15, 1895 near Piedmont, Calhoun County, Alabama. James was buried in November 1895 in The Littlejohn Cemetery in Calhoun County, Alabama. She died on March 10, 1899 near Piedmont, Calhoun County, Alabama. Rebecca was buried in March 1899 in The Littlejohn Cemetery, Calhoun County, Alabama.


William C.(arl?) PRATER (John1) was born about 1816 in Pendleton District, South Carolina. It would appear, even though only at the age of 18, he stayed behind in South Carolina. He married Caroline V. BLAND on December 3, 1840 in Edgefield District (now County), South Carolina. Caroline V. BLAND was born about 1822 in South Carolina. They had the following children: Prestly B.(land?) V. PRATER and Martha E. PRATER both born in Edgefield District (now County), South Carolina. His occupation was listed as a carpenter in the 1860 census of Edgefield District, South Carolina.


Andrew Jackson "AJ" PRATER (John1) was born on August 19, 1817 in Pendleton District, South Carolina. AJ, being single, most likely came with his father and sister in 1834 to Benton County, Alabama. He married Eleanor N. MC CAIN on April 29, 1841 in Chattooga County, Georgia. Eleanor N. MC CAIN was born on May 2, 1818 in South Carolina. They had the following children: Martha J. PRATER; John Henry PRATER; Joseph T. (homas?) PRATER; Eleanor E. A. "Nellie" PRATER; Ellen PRATER

They are listed in 1850 Benton County, Alabama census. In the 1860 census they are listed as residents of the Turkeytown Post Office area of Cherokee County, Alabama. This area may very well have been in what is now Etowah County. He died on May 24, 1896 in Etowah County, Alabama. He was buried in 1896 at the Lebanon Advent Cemetery in Etowah County, Alabama. She died on July 25, 1899 in Etowah County, Alabama. She was buried in 1899 also at The Lebanon Advent Cemetery, in Etowah County, Alabama.


Elizabeth PRATER (John1) was born about 1819 in Pendleton District, South Carolina. She came in 1834 to Benton (now Calhoun) County Alabama with her father. Elizabeth married Mark C. LIVELY on March 7, 1839 in Benton (now Calhoun) County, Alabama. Mark was born in about 1813. They moved to the Wetumpka area shortly after they married. They had the following children: Sarah E. LIVELY; Mark C. LIVELY, Jr. and George C. LIVELY. Mark died on July 15, 1843 near Wetumpka, Autauga (now Elmore) County, Alabama.

Elizabeth also married to Memory ALLEN on August 12, 1845 in Benton County, Alabama. Memory ALLEN was born about 1809 in South Carolina. They had the following children: Naomi ALLEN, Charles F. ALLEN, Bailus E. ALLEN, Augustus ALLEN, Josephine ALLEN, William Henry ALLEN, Millard ALLEN and Dolly ALLEN.

They were listed in Cherokee County, Alabama in the 1860 census. She died in 1864 in Cherokee County, Alabama. Elizabeth was buried in 1864 in The Littlejohn Cemetery, Calhoun County, Alabama. He died in Aug 1892 in Cherokee County, Alabama. Memory was buried in 1892 at Taylor's Chapel in Cherokee County, Alabama.


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