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Ancestors of George Prickett




Generation No. 1


      1. George Prickett, born March 12, 1734/35 in VA; died September 12, 1803 in Franklin Co. GA. He was the son of 2. George Prickett. He married (1) Mary Johnson February 11, 1762 in Harford, Baltimore Co. MD.

Notes for George Prickett:
George was living in North Carolina in 1779 and furnished "corn fodder and sheep" to the army. His claim #131 is recorded in "Revolutionary Army Accounts Vol 1" at the Department of Archives & History, Raliegh, NC. Both Georgia and North Carolina have accepted George as a Revolutionary Patriot.
1794 bought 200 acres in Franklin Co, GA.

Will of George Prickett. To eldest son Isreal Prickett25, To Daughter Ann Knight .25. To my (son omitted) George Prickett .25. To my son John Prickett .25. To my son Josiah Prickett .25. To my daughter Mary Young .25. To my daughter Sarah Williamson .25. To my daughter Elizabeth Weems .25. To my son Jacob Prickett one sorrel mare, that he now has also one brown hefer and one red called Cherry. Also 12 barrels of corn also two breeding sows and 4 barrows. To my son Joel, one gray gelding and one cow called his. To my beloved wife Mary Prickett one sorrel gelding and all the rest of my real and personal estate during her widowhood. Executors named were his wife Mary and his son Joel. Signed 9-12-1908. Test. Redfern Weems George (X) Prickett.
George Prickett, Junr. his mark
Note in book. (This is not as unfair as it sounds. Under GA law when widow Mary remarried, or died, George:s entire estate remaining would b=then be divided equally amon all his children making up for the 25 cent pieces. This is also a good example of how he protected jis will from chalgne by namina ll of his children (heirs) and giving each "something of value" as required by law.)
My Note: Son George Jr. challenged validity of his father-in-law's will 7/18/1883 his wife was Patsy Taylor.
2/14/1894 will was probated.
SOURCES OF INFORMATION: Maryland marriages 1637-1777 by Barnes, Robert 1957
George Prickett 11 Feb 1762, Mary Johnson 2 BA-223 Page 144

      Children of George Prickett and Mary Johnson are:
  i.   Israel Newton Prickett, born June 26, 1763 in VA; died September 02, 1837 in Franklin Co., Ga.; married Sarah Hargrove October 10, 1783 in Gilford, NC.
  Notes for Israel Newton Prickett:
He served in the Revolutionary War Col. John A. Patrick's regiment.

  ii.   Ann Prickett, born 1765 in VA; married Knight.
  iii.   Mary Prickett, born 1766; married Young.
  iv.   Sarah Prickett, born 1769 in VA; married Williamson.
  v.   George Jr. Prickett, born 1772 in VA; died October 11, 1825; married (1) Elizabeth Sarah Anderson; married (2) Martha Taylor; married (3) Patsy Taylor.
  Notes for George Jr. Prickett:
Res taxed 1800-3, 1804-5 land to James Reed; 1810-14 Franklin Co. GA [ 10 Feb 1810 recJasper C., GA deed bk 2 p 138-40 Samuel Mays of Randolph Co., GA to John H? Watley of same for $250. part of lot #101 in District 13th, Baldwin/ now Randolph Co., GA 68 A Cedar Creek beginning at a Persimmon Corner on Benjamin Bennits and Mays Corner, Kennans line.Signed- Samuel Mays wit: John A. & Richard Cater] Elbert Co., GA; WV Tyler Co. VA/ now WVA; OH; Green Co.,/Gilead, Calhoun Co., IL]

George is believed to have fathered 13 children by three wives.

  vi.   John Prickett, born 1774; married Elizabeth Jones March 16, 1809 in Jackson Co., GA.
  Notes for John Prickett:
Taxed 1800,1802-3, 1805, 1807-8, 1811Franklin Co., GA; Wilkerson Co., GA

  vii.   Elizabeth Prickett, born 1775 in Randolph Co. NC; died Abt. 1842 in Franklin Co. GA; married (1) Beeson; married (2) Redfern Weems 1802 in Franklin Co., GA.
  Notes for Redfern Weems:
June 1787 bought lot #9 for 6.50 one half acre on Stephens creek.
Sept 1787 sold said lot for $10.
1805 Franklin Co land lottery included both John and Redfern Weems
1805 Both had two draws in above and both drew two blanks. No doubt persons so named were early settlers of Franklin Co, Ga.
New Hope Society Trust Franklin Co Ga
Redfern line was from VA in early 1700's and then in Anson and Rowan Co NC in late 1700's
3/1797-9/25/1800 (between) Elizabeth and Redfearn bought land in Franklin Co, GA. They bought and sold bunches of land along with Asa, Freeman, George, Joel, John, Johnson, and Washington. Interesting to note that Elizabeth is often listed with him and no other wives are named. Redfearn is spelled many different ways. Also, Weems is listed (by the author) as Wims, Whims, and even a Werns. Land buys and sales go through 1856 for various of the brothers and their sons. 12/10/1795 Redfearn Whims of Franklin Co, bought land in Franklin Co, GA. [Deed of Franklin Co, GA 1784-1826 by Martha Acker, p.94]
9/11/1799 deed dated this date from James Hooper and wife Elizabeth of Franklin Co to Elizabeth Beeson, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Redfearn of aforesaid .... for $60...... 20 acres on the north side of the North Fork Broad Rive..... Witness: Redfearn Weems, Samuel Phillips, etc. [deeds of Franklin Co, Ga 1784-1826 by Martha Ackers p.170]
1800 tax list from Franklin Co and Redfearns Wims.]
12/22/1801 Johnathan Beeson and wife Elizabeth, of Franklin Co, sold to DAvid Crews 80 acres on Toms Creek. a branch of North Fork Broad River. [deed Acker p170]
1803-1856 Redfearn buys and sells 18 plots of land in Franklin Co, GA Elizabeth also listed in a few.
2/14/1804 will of George Prickett, Sr. proved this date, wife and 10 children listed, one of whom was Elizabeth Weems, wife of Redfearn Weems, Franklin Co, Ga records. 1787-1849
1807 printed tax list Ordfearn Weems.
1830 Redfearn (211) Joel (212) Washington (234) Franklin Co, Ga census.
1840 Franklin Co, GA 323, 264th division
Redfearn Weems M : 15-20 =1 20-30= 1 60-70=1
Female 60-70=1
one male slave.

3-6-1848 will of Redfearn Weems, deceased, Asa Weems, Admr court of Ordinary Records for Franklin Co, GA (1787-1849) lists Redfearn Weems estate. Asa Weems was appointed administrator and an inventory was ordered 6 Mar 1848 the notes on the loose papers show a distribution to WG Pitchford. George and Freeman Weems, SL Westbrook, Pleasant, Johnson, Asa, Joel, Jacob Weems. (Guy's notes sons and son-in-laws.
1849-1850 Franklin Co estate "loose papers" for 1849-1850 for Redfearn Weems ordered from GA state archives.






  viii.   Josiah Prickett, born Abt. 1777; married (1) Patsy Williamson; married (2) "Pollie" Mary Baker November 19, 1817 in Franklin Co., GA.
  Notes for Josiah Prickett:
Res 1 Jan 1793 Franklin Co. deed rec p 73 John Starr & wife, Sarah, to Peter Williamson, all of same county, 200 A granted to said John Starr, Wit: Geroge & John Pritchett, Dan'l Beall rec 4 Mar 1795; taxes 1819 Franklin Co., GA; 1820 Gwinnet Co., GA

  ix.   Jacob Prickett, born Abt. 1785 in North Carolina; died Aft. 1840 in AL; married Jane Doe Aft. 1805 in GA.
  Notes for Jacob Prickett:
When James was very young, he with his parents and brothers and sisters moved to Franklin County, GA. While in Franklin County he witnessed deed in 1804 and was listed in land lottery of 1807. Taxed 1807-08
It is probable that he married in Georgia and had several of his children who were born in that state. Sometime before 1815 they moved to Madison Co., AL as there is a Jacob Prickett who paid tax there in 1815. Jacob Prickett appears on the 1820 Federal Census of Madison Co., AL as head of his family which consists of one male over 21, seven males under 21, one female over 21 and one female under 21. In 1830 he was listed on the census of Limestone County, AL with his wife, seven sons and one daughter and in 1840 in that county with his wife and three sons.
When he died is not known but it is assumed that he died sometime after 1840. The maiden name of his wife is not known. The names of their children were not found but the compilers assume that some of them were as listed on his family sheet.
His descendants moved to Texas.

  x.   Joel Prickett, born September 21, 1787 in NC; died 1855 in AL; married Mary Elizabeth Dobbs July 25, 1808 in Franklin Co. GA.
  Notes for Joel Prickett:
1804 Joel and his mother bought land on Hunter Creek.
1808 Silas Dobbs purchased adjoining land.
1820 Gwinnet, Co.
1830 Meriwether Co, wife and 10 children. Had 12 children in all.
1840 Cherokee Co, AL near son Thomas.
1850 Coosa Co, AL Hatchet Creek District.
Tradition says he was a Methodist Preacher.

More About Joel Prickett:
Fact 1: Methodist Preacher




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