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Alston
  Powellsv.

Askew
 John O
 George
 David 
 Zephaniah 
 Aaron

Baker 
 John
 Wm

Bishop 
 Powell
 Gordon

Bond
 Henry 
 Thomas 
 Richard

Boon-VA
 Tom-NH
 Allen -H
 
Wm NH
 Jacob NH

Brickell

BRITTON I
 Michael 
 Benjamin 
 Daniel 
 George
 John II
 Lemuel
 John TN
 StJohns

Brown
 Alex.
 Edward
 Francis
 Thomas

Calvert

Campbell 

Carter

Cherry 
 of Bertie
 of Norfolk
 of Texas 
 of Texas2

Cobb
 Robert  
 James
 John
 Nathan
 Edward
 Edward 
 Joseph

Crisp

Cross  
 Cyprian
 John

Earley

Eason

Eure

Evans -Wynns

Evans -White

Evans -Smith

Hare

Hardy

Harrell 
 Abner
 Samuel
 John
 Samuel
  other 
 Amos
 Thomas

Harris

Hayes

Hill
  Ben

Hofler 
 Hance
  John

Holloman

Manning

McCulloch

Mitchell 
  Cader
  WW
   JS
  Segar

Montgomery

Moore
  Allen
 Stephen 
 Richard
 James 
 Edward

Norfleet

Nowell

Perry 
 Wm - VA
 Phil - VA 
  John - N  
  Ben - P  
  Jacob- P  
  Phillip-P
  Sam - P 
   John-B
 Josiah-B
 Ben -SC
 John-SC
 Abraham

7 Brothers

Pipkin

Powell  
 Cader 
  
 Richard
 Lewis 
 Wm O

Pugh

Pruden

Scull

Sessoms 
 William
 John
 Culmer
 Nicholas2
 Thomas
 Nicholas

Sharp

Slaughter

Smith

Sparkman
 William
 James 
 John

Speight

Stone
  Ben
  Zed

Thomas
  of Gates
  of Bertie

VANN 
Pauline 
 T J   
Jesse W  
John 
Jesse 
Edward 
Edward
 
Van Pelt

Yeates

Weaver

Winborne

Wynns

 

 5-great - grandparents of R A Holloman III

James Pruden ca 1740 - 1823 |  his parents
& Olive Tayloe ca 1745 - bef 1794
|  her parents 
& 1794 Easther Matthews d ca Dec 1823
|  her parents 

of Gates County, NC
  


           This is my working hypothesis - the way I see it as of this moment!! 


 family tradition: The Pruden family emigrated from the South of England, around the time of the Revolutionary War. Wimborne says latter part of the seventeenth century, or early in the eighteenth.

When Richard Tayloe of Bertie Co  wrote his will in 1786 his daughter Olive was married to James Pruden.

Easther Matthews  married James Pruden  on 29 Dec 1794 in Gates County, North Carolina

Children:
1. David Pruden by 1763 -
      married  Bertie Co 27 Mar 1787 Sarah Sowell
                   Richard Taylor, Bm.
2.Mary Pruden d 1850
      married bef 1788 Nathan Tart d 1826
3. Elizabeth Pruden ca 1766/72  -
      married Gates Co 8 Mar 1787 James Thomas ca 1763 -
               Luke Langston, Bm
4.  Lodowick Pruden  by 1773 - 1815 Bertie Co.
      married Bertie Co. 1 Mar 1799 Ann [Anna] Outlaw [Tayloe]d 1831
       David Pruden, Bm       she was the widow of Kintching [Kinchen] Tayloe
5. Abraham Pruden
      ?married Martha will 1839 Bertie Co
6. Rev. Nathaniel Pruden 1781 Gates Co - ca Nov 1815 age 34   
         pastor of Middle Swamp Church in Gates County until his death
         " one of the founders" of the NC State Baptist Convention

       married 1st Marcella Newsome
       married 2nd Absilla [Abigail] Newsome
           she married 2nd Mr. Morgan
7. Jacob Pruden
      married Gates Co 29 Aug 1799 Sally Savage
8. John Pruden
      married Gates Co 16 Mar 1801 Nancy Dukes
9. Terecey Pruden
      married Abel Savage ca 1778 -   of Nansemond VA

Wills:
Bertie Co: Richard Tayloe, 16 June 1786 proved Nov Ct 1795
son Abraham Tayloe, daughter Olive wife of James Pruden, son James Tayloe, son David Tayloe, daughter Terese wife of Thomas Boswell, daughter Rachel wife of James Rice, grandson William Phillips, Ex: friend Watkin William Wynns, son David  Wit: Richard Tayloe, David Pruden, William Tayloe

Gates Co: James Pruden 22 Feb 1816 proved Nov Ct 1823
 wife Esther, heirs of Nathaniel Pruden dec'd, Rachel Rice [grand-daughter of Abraham Pruden], all of my children, sons David and John Exrs.

Gates Co: Esther Pruden, 8 Dec 1823 proved Feb Ct 1824
 son David, Esther Bryce, Celia Pruden, Oliva Pruden, grand-son Luodovick Matthews, grand-children: Mary Rice, James Matthews, Luodovick, and John Matthews, David Riddick Exr. Test: A C Morgan, Willie Riddick

Bertie Co: Lodowick Pruden, 25 Oct 1815  - proved Nov Ct 1815
 --  wife Anna Pruden - lend a part of my land for her lifetime adj. James Tayloe, the Damn Branch, Major William Watford, Guys Hall Swamp, and Wright Williford's former line.
 -- wife -- Negroes Dinah, Hager, Winifred, Pearry and Hasty, mare, saddle, etc.
 -- sister Elizabeth Thomas -- Negro Clarry
 -- sister Mary Tarte -- $75 
 -- to Rachel Rice [daughter of John Rice and grand-daughter of my brother Abraham Pruden, $100
 -- son-in-law David Tayloe - Negro Ben
 -- friend Wm. Hendrixen - $200.
 --  all my brothers and sisters except Abraham Pruden's heirs -- balance of property to be sold and proceeds divided
EXS:  wife. brother David Pruden and Williamson Hendrixen
Test, Christopher Pritchard.

Bertie Co: Anney Pruden, 30 Aug 1830 proved Feb Ct 1831
 Sally W Outlaw, Emilia Cherry, Rachel Cherry, nephew Wm. H Tayloe, Thos. Cherry's heirs, David Outlaw, James Cherry Exr. Test: John Holder, John Rice.

Bertie Co: Martha Pruden, 7 Feb 1839 proved Aug Ct 1839
 niece Sarah LeFellier and her mother


Grandchildren:

Children of David Pruden and Sarah Sowell:
1. Mary Pruden
      married Zachery Champion of Bertie
2. Elizabeth Pruden
      married John Mizelle of Kentucky
         brother of Hez. Mizelle
3. William S Pruden
4. Lodowick Pruden
5. David Pruden
6. Sarah Pruden 
     married John Setellier

Children of Elizabeth Pruden and James Thomas:
1. Abraham Thomas  26 Nov 1799 - 13 April 1879
      married Nancy Mitchell  ca 1807 - bef 1870
        dau of John Mitchell and Winnifred Saunders and sister of James S.
      
a. Mary Henrietta Thomas 1824 -1897
            married 3 Feb 1842 Howell M Jones 6 Aug 1819 - 15 July 1865
       b. Martha A Thomas 1826 - 1913
            married ca 1845 Rev. William P Britton 1821 - 1852
    
                    Baptist preacher - killed by his horse - near Bethlehem
        c. John Q Thomas ca 1836 -    merchant at Vanndale, Ark
                        emig to Arkansas when young
             married Josephine Robertson of Memphis, TN
        d. Dr. Rascius P Thomas 2 Sept 1845 - 29 Oct 1916
              married 1879 Mary Green Mitchell 1858 - 17 Feb 1928
                    
of Franklin Co, NC       Chowan grad. 1876

2. Mary Thomas  ca 1801  - 1848
      married James Saunders Mitchell  ca 1800 - 1869
            brother of Nancy
        a. Mary Elizabeth Winifred Mitchell ca 1823 -
             married William Watson Mitchell ca 1811 - 1897
        b.
Rev. Dr. John Mitchell  
        c.  William H Mitchell
        d.  James W Mitchell ca 1835 -

Children of Lodowick Pruden and wife Ann Outlaw widow of Kinchen Tayloe
        none that I have found
  Child of Ann Outlaw and Kinchen Tayloe
  1. David Tayloe/Taylor 1796 Bertie Co NC  - 1883 Cass Co MO age 85  Baptist Preacher
       married 1819 Susanna Simpson 1795 Pasquotank Co NC - 12 Oct 1857 Hartford Co IA
          Tombstone reads...."Wife of D Tayloe Age 55 yrs 11 mo 23 days died 12 Oct 1857"
        a. Mary Ann Taylor 1821 Bertie Co NC - 4 March 1900 New Lisbon, Henry Co IN
              married Henry Co IN 24 Mar 1842 John Madison Swafford
        b. Catherine Taylor          living 1883 Cass Co MO
               married John Gaddie
        c.
Joseph Taylor 1825 Bertie Co NC - 25 Nov 1923 at age 98 yrs 8 mo 8 days
                listed as a trustee of Hartford Cemetery 1849

        d.
John W S Taylor 1829 Henry Co IN -    living Jasper Co MO 14 June 1883
        e.
Rebecca J Taylor 1832 -
              married Barkley Sanders      living Boulder Co CO

        f.
Clarkey Benton Taylor 1833 - 24 April 1912 Johnson Co MO
               married Warren Co IA 13 Nov 1851 Joseph Slack      living 1883 Henry Co IN
              i. Mary Elizabeth Slack
                  married Johnson Co MO 19 Dec 1873 Addison Ridings

 
             ii. Sarah Ellen Slack
                   married 15 Jan 1879 Benjamin Bradson Chambers

 
             iii. Lenora Slack
        g.
Thomas Jefferson Taylor 1838 -        living 1883 Boulder Co CO
        h.
 Lydia Ann Taylor 1841 - 1860
                buried Hartford Cemetery Hartford IA

 
       i. James Monroe Taylor 1843 -      lived Boulder Co CO
        j.
 David Frasier Taylor 24 Oct 1836 - 19 Oct 1914 Johnson Co MO
                              lived Cass Co Mo 1884
               married 1865 Mary Jane Roberts
       k. Amariah B Taylor   living Cass Co MO 18 May 1882
             --- Above info from research of Etta Reid  ----

Children of the Rev. Nathaniel Pruden and Marcella Newsome:
1. Lewis W Pruden  ca 1814 - 4 April 1855
     married 11 Oct 1838 Evelina M Harrell ca 1817-10 May 1845 [28th yr]
           dau of John Harrell and Winifred his wife
       a. John Lewis Pruden 20 July 1839 -
             married 29 Nov 1860 Virgininna S Hayes

                       dau of Willis R Hayes and Elizabeth his wife
       b. William Nathaniel Pruden 7 Aug 1841 - 16 Nov 1849
       c. Joseph Henry Pruden 18 April 1843 - 30 Jan 1918  [75th yr]
             married 26 Mar 1874 Mollie J [Mary Josephine] Roberts 

              i. Evelyn [Evvie] Pruden   1877 -14 Mar 1906   [29th yr]
                            of spinal meningitis which also killed her baby
                  married Caleb Ward
             ii. George L Pruden  died 10 Dec 1880
                    on Barfield's Farm, Tuscarora Beach, Winton, NC
             iii. Mary Lillian Pruden Jan 1880 -15 Feb 1981 [aged 101 yrs 20 days]
                  married Millard Alonzo Ward
             iv. Julian Paul Pruden  1883 - July 1950 aged 67
              v. William Roberts Pruden  1884 - 15 Oct 1939  [55th yr]
             vi. John Lewis Pruden 24 Sept 1887 - 24 Oct 1969 [age 82] dsp
             vii. Albert Leslie Pruden 31 Aug 1890 -
            viii. Nellie Lorraine Pruden 10 Aug 1893 - aft Feb 1982
                    married Thomas Ellis
              ix. Cyril  - -
               x. Charles Norfleet Pruden 28 Aug 1899 - 4 Mar 1979 [age 79] dsp

       d. Charles Norfleet Pruden 30 Jan 1845 - 23 Mar 1923 [age 78]
              married 20 Jan 1869 Martha S Jones
                         dau of Howell M Jones and Mary H. his wife
              married 30 Oct 1872 Nannie W Jones Askew
      
                dau of Howell M Jones and Mary H. his wife
    married 2nd 30 Oct 1845 Sarah Louisa King  died 1870
               dau of Thomas C King and Sarah his wife
      she then married 2nd James Eley Newsome   died ca 1865/66

        e. Mary Julia Pruden 20 June 1850 -
        f. Emma Eley Pruden 27 Sept 1851 -
              married 1st Leander T Newsom her step brother
              married 2nd Irving Preston Newsome  his brother
        g. Thomas King Pruden 15 Sept 1853 - 28 Feb 1858
        h. Louisa Marcila Pruden 14 Jan 1855 - 1898
              married 5 Nov 1872 William F Jones
                      son of Howell M Jones and Mary H. his wife
2. William Dossey Pruden 22 Feb 1812 Gates Co  - 15 Jan 1874 ts  Mill Neck 
        orphaned early, raised by his uncle Capt. Michael B Newsom, Hertford Co
          despite being named for a leading Baptist he became a stanch Methodist

      married 1835 Martha G Riddick 20 May1813 Hertford Co - 1867    died age 53 years ts  
           this Pruden family's cemetery is about 1/4 mile up an old farming road by a big Pine Tree off Swain Mill Road very near Harrellsville -visited by Anne Laskin-Born May 04.
        a. Aurelia A. Pruden ca 1837 -
              married Horatio B Hayes ca 1829 -
        b. William Dossey Pruden 2 Feb 1847 Harrellsville NC - 27 Mar 1918 Edenton NC
             married Feb 1872 Mollie Norfleet d. 1889
             married June 1892 Annie Wood
        c. James N Pruden ca 1848 - 25 Dec 1868
                 died at the University of Virginia at age 20 ts

        d. Alfred A Pruden ca 1853 -  ca 1870 -  died aged 17 ts - male
        e. Martha [Pattie] S Pruden 4 Jan 1856 - 19 April 1877 ts- girl

3. Charles Norfleet Pruden  -
4. Martha Pruden  -
     married Moses Newsome ca 1803 -
5. Celia M Pruden 

Children of Abraham Pruden:
1. daughter
    married John Rice ca 1786 -
        a. Rachel Rice

Children of John Pruden of Gates County:
1. James Pruden
2. John Pruden
     married 1st Rebecca Tayloe
     married 2nd Rachel Spivey
       John and Rachael came to Arkansas in 1849. 
          According to family lore, the reason they settled in Arkansas was because their daughter Ollie (Olive, maybe) became sick and died here.   We have always been told that they were on their way to California.

Children of Terecey Pruden and Abel Savage:
1. Whitmel Savage
2. David D. Savage
3. Oliver Savage
4. Deborah Savage
      married Micajah Pierce ca 1800 -
5. Abel A Savage
6. Teresa Savage ca 1813 -
7.  Mary Savage

Children of Jacob Pruden and Sally Savage:
1. Lavinia Pruden dec bef 1838
      married Britton Barr ca 1803 -  of Gates Co
       a. Susan Barr
       b. Henry Barr
       c. Isaac Barr

2. Kintchen T Pruden 1801 -  Bertie Co
     married Elizabeth  ca 1787 -
      a. Jacob Pruden Jr 19 May 1827 - 18 Feb 1878
         married 20 Aug 1849 Mary L Hendrickson 25 Feb 1825 - 12 Oct 1888

       i. Martha E Pruden 1850 -
       ii.  George T Pruden 12 Oct 1852 - 
       iii.  Joseph C Pruden 20 Jun 1856 - 29 Mar 1915
              married Elizabeth Jenkins
       iv.  Williamston Pruden
       v.  Erastus F Pruden 1860 -
       vi.  Charles M Pruden 7 Mar 1866 -
       vii.  E Frank Pruden 8 Feb 1860 -5 Jun 1910
       viii.  Laura Pruden
       ix.   WT Pruden 2 Mar 1858 -
       x.   others

3. Abram Pruden ca 1812 -
       married Martha ca 1814 -
        a. Nathaniel A Pruden ca 1846 -
4. Teresa Pruden ca 1810 -
       married Thomas Hoggard ca 1808 -  Gates Co
5. Christianna Pruden ca 1812 -   Gates Co
       married James Smith ca 1805 - 


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