Notes for Francis Marion Pruett: Francis Marion Pruett was born April 2, 1857 on his parents mountain farm near Oxford in Talladega Co. Alabama. He was the third son and fourth born of the eight children of Ransom Marion Pruett and Harriett Elizabeth Pruitt. He was named Marion after his father. Both of his parents were Pruitts but met by chance in Alabama. Even though there was only a few miles distance between the two Pruitt families living in Talladega County Alabama in the 1840's they didn't know of eachother and had the Choccolocco River between them. Ransom, the son of a Blacksmith and farmer, Ansel Beddington Pruett and his wife Agnes Rebecca Heaton, told his family about riding his horse, swimming a river, to see what was on the other side and found another Pruitt family with the prettiest red-headed girl he ever saw. The pretty red haired girl was Harriett Elizabeth, the daughter of Tillman Dixon Pruitt and Diannah Hillsman Farrar of Georgia, and both families had previously lived in Cross Keys, DeKalb Co. Georgia at the same time before coming to Alabama.
Ransom 19, and Harriett 18, married in Talladega Co. in 1846. They worked hard, were thrifty, and eventually owned four farms, three of which were rented out. Francis Marion had red hair like his mother Harriett, like her mother Diannah Hillsman Farrar, and like President Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), of whom Marion was a first cousin four times removed. Brothers John Perry and William Andrew were born first, followed by sister Serena Almantha "Mantha", after Francis Marion came Martha Ann, Genns Anchel, Thomas Jefferson Pruitt and Mary Jane "Molly".
Later in life, Marion well remembered the Civil War and his father being in it. He was four years old when the war began. Ransom was away for most of three years, during which time all the fences on the farm were destroyed and all the livestock taken. His uncle Joseph Pruitt (Harriett's brother) was killed in the war. Ransom decided to sell all his property in Alabama and move west to Texas, where several relatives were already settled. Ransom was sure there was copper in their Alabama mountains and told his family he had reserved the mineral rights.
In early January 1868, the entire Pruett family loaded into two covered wagons and began what would become a 27 month long journey to east Texas. Marion was 10 years old and rode with his parents and siblings; Mantha 14, Martha 7, Genns Anchel 4, and Tom 2, in one wagon. His married brothers John Perry 20, and William Andrew 17, rode with their wives who were sisters; Mary Jane and Nancy Parrish. The travelers had to camp and wait a few weeks at Holly Springs, Mississippi for the Mississippi River bottom to dry enough for them to pass. They suffered with malaria and chills by the time they got as far as Grand Prairie, Arkansas and were too late to rent land and plant a crop that season. Marion's mother gave birth there, in a covered wagon, to her last baby, a daughter Mary Jane, called "Molly." In early 1869 they rented land near Little Rock and planted a crop that year. Mary Jane and Nancy both had babies in Arkansas and the party continued to Hopkins Co. Texas, arriving in the spring of 1870, and Marion was by then 13 years old. Marion's brother William Andrew took his family to Wood County, where their uncles (Harriett's brothers) Jesse Carter Farrar Pruitt and William Malone Pruitt lived with Grandma Diannah Whaley.
Marion's parents and brother John Perry 22, and his family all continued to live together on a farm 4 miles northwest of Sulphur Springs, in Hopkins County, rented from Curl Criss in 1870. They all moved together again in December 1870 to Burk's Creek, 12 miles north of Sulphur Springs, to a farm rented from Tom Gluver. During the 8 to 10 mile move to Burk's Creek it was necessary to camp out overnight. Marion's mother Harriett had a vivid dream that Ransom's father, Ansel Beddington Pruett, had died back in Alabama. She saw him laying in a different corner of the cabin than he usually slept in and all his children but two were present. Harriett woke Ransom twice, and she remembered that it was also Ansel's 70th birthday. Later, the family received a letter with the news of Ansel's death on his 70th birthday. Marion's grandfather had died exactly the way his mother dreamed of it.
In January 1872 Marion's parents bought a farm from Van Elmore 3 miles east of Charleston, in Delta County Texas. By the next year Marion's brother, John Perry and his family bought their own first farm and moved close by. John Perry made a cash down payment and agreed to pay the balance by making a certain number of fence rails. He became ill while making the fence rails in the hot bottom land of Sulphur River in July and August 1873. John Perry, lost his appetite, and after two days in bed he died with a hard chill at the age of 25.
By this time, Marion's father, Ransom, had become an alcoholic. Whenever he had money after the crops were sold each fall he would find a bootlegger and buy whiskey to get drunk. When Ransom came home drunk he was brutal to his wife and children. While eldest son John Perry was living with them or close by he was able to handle Ransom in these situations, but after John Perry's death there was no protection for Harriett and the children. In the fall of 1873, after Ransom had sold his cotton crop in Cooper, Texas he came home drunk and was so cruel to Harriett and eldest daughter Mantha 20, that they left their home and the younger children and never returned to Ransom. Harriett and Mantha went to the only kin they had for miles, Mary Jane, the recent widow of Marion's brother John Perry Pruett.
Remaining with Ransom at the farm then were Francis Marion 16, now the eldest, Martha Ann 12, who became the cook and housekeeper, Thomas Jefferson "Bud" 8, and Mary Jane "Molly" 5. Marion stayed with his father for awhile but, he too soon left Ransom and went to stay with his uncle William Malone Pruitt near Pittsburg, Texas in 1874. Uncle Jesse Carter Farrar Pruitt and Grandma Diannah Whaley lived on the bordering farm. His mother Harriett and Mantha had moved in with Marion's older brother William Andrew and his family in nearby Wood County.
Francis Marion Pruett, at 17, lived with and worked for his uncle William Malone "Red Bill" Pruitt, on the farm along with his large family of cousins. The eldest daughter Frances Caroline was 18, Thomas Jefferson 15, Mary L. 13, William Malone Jr. 11, Jesse Franklin 8, and John Ruben 5. Uncle Bill's first wife, Martha Ann Daniel, the mother of all but the youngest son, had died in 1867, and Bill was remarried in 1868 to his second wife Melissia Cook, Rube's mother. Marion soon fell in love with his cousin Caroline, who was 11 months older. They wanted to marry, but her parents were bitterly oppossed to marriage between the cousins. Marion and Caroline were determined and married anyway on September 12, 1875* in Camp Co. Texas. On the marriage certificate Marion lists himself as "F. M. Pruett," the version of his name most often appearing on official records. The bride was listed as "Caroline Pruitt," and the marriage ceremony was performed by W. B. Pruitt. William Malone Pruitt loved his daughter and his nephew and after the marriage helped them get started with a farm of their own just south of Pittsburg. He gave Caroline money as a wedding gift, and they bought a beautiful bedroom suite with a marble top dresser and wash stand in Camp Co. Texas.
After establishing a home of his own Marion was willing and able to help out family members struggling after his parents separation. His mother Harriett often lived with him as well as with her other children. His brother Tom eventually came to live and work on the farm. Marion was a good manager, and became a leader to his younger brothers and sisters and to his nephew Ozie Dean Pruett, the son of his deceased brother John Perry Pruett.
Marion and Caroline's six eldest children were said to have all been named by Grandma Diannah Whaley, before her move to Indian Territory, who was a grandmother to both Marion and Caroline through her children William Malone and Harriett Elizabeth Pruitt. Their first child, a daughter born Christmas Day 1876, was named Mary Louiza, after Caroline's sister. For the second child, a son born in 1878, Grandma Whaley chose Oscar Farrar, giving him her maiden name, Farrar, as his middle name. Next came Dora Belle in 1880, followed by four sons in a row, on whom rather unusual names were bestowed. Luna Adolphus was born in 1883. For Virgil Ethel, born in 1885, Grandma Whaley had chosen a name for each a boy or a girl, but unfortunately for Virgil she used them both and he was "stuck" with the girls name too. Oda Marion, named for his dad and grandfather Ransom Marion, was born in 1888, but no one knows the origin of the name Oda. Elven, born in 1890, was not given a middle name at birth, and years later chose the middle initial "F" for himself. Daughter Pearl Pruett was born in 1892.
Ozie Dean Pruett 20, Marion's nephew (son of his deceased brother John Perry) came to visit his aunts, uncles and cousins near Pittsburg and Leesburg in 1893. Ozie was always close to uncle Marion's kids Molly, Oscar, Dora and Luna. Ozie had also stopped to visit his grandfather, Ransom Marion Pruett, near Charleston, in Delta County. Ransom had by this time remarried to Sevilla E. Bayley (in 1885).
All the children were born and grew up on Marion and Caroline's farm south of Pittsburg, and were educated at the country school at New Mine in Camp Co. Grandma Whaley was always close by as the family grew, living most often with her son Jesse. Jesse had moved to Fox, in Indian Territory in the late 1880's and Grandma Whaley was visiting his daughter, her namesake, Mary Diannah Knight, when she died in January 1894. The Pruett children had wonderful memories of their great-grandmother. Diannah had written her own name and birthdate in Marion and Caroline's family bible, plus many other family births, marriages and deaths.
Marion and Caroline's last child together, a daughter named Jewell Annice, was born in 1895. The following year their eldest daughter Mary Louiza "Molly" was the first to marry. Then, on February 3, 1897, at the age of 40, Frances Caroline Pruett died. Caroline was buried at Reeves Chapel Cemetery in Pittsburg, Camp Co. Texas.
Marion 39, a widower with eight children still at home, was given much support by family members. His mother Harriett 68, permanently lived with him, and he took care of her for the rest of her life. Daughter Molly, age 20 when her mother died, was by then the wife of David Whisenant and was expecting her first child. Oscar 18, Dora 16, Luna 13, Virgil 11, Oda 8, Elven 6, Pearl 4, and baby Jewell 17 months were at home.
Three years later, on the day before Marion's 43rd birthday, April 1, 1900, he was remarried to Elizabeth "Lizzie" Kimbell, age 35. Newlyweds Marion and Lizzie are listed in the Camp Co. Texas census in June 1900 with his mother Harriett 72, Luna 17, Virgil 14, Oda 11, Elven 9, Pearl 7, and Jewell 4. Daughter Dora Pruett 19, was living with her grandparents William Malone Pruitt and Melissia, working as a sewing woman, and son Oscar, not yet married was also living elsewhere.
It was later revealed in divorce papers filed in 1902 that the marriage of F. M. and Lizzie Pruett was a very unhappy situation for the whole family. F. M. Pruett, the Plaintiff, stated that, Lizzie Pruett, the Defendant, was "at all times treated with kindness and forbearance and supplied with all the necessaries of life." Six of the Pruett children lived at home with the couple, aged 4 to 16 years. Soon after the marriage Lizzie "commenced a course of cruel and inhuman treatment to Plaintiff (F. M. Pruett) and said six children of such a nature as to cause the oldest one...(Oscar?)...to leave Plaintiff's home, and that Defendant (Lizzie) at given times, wrongfully bruised and unmercifully whipped and fought, smacked and otherwise infused said children. When Plaintiff (F. M. Pruett) attempted to remonstrate with Defendant (Lizzie) about her abuse of said children Defendant would use many and violent epithets to Plaintiff and try to fight Plaintiff and did throw water melon at Plaintiff and kick Plaintiff with her feet and shoes." Also "Defendant (Lizzie) grossly neglected her duties toward Plaintiff (F. M. Pruett) and his said children when Plaintiff would be sick with high fever she would leave home and visit her mother for as much as a week at a time. Defendant refused to take care of the beds and furniture, other household affairs or to see that the same was done by hired help provided by Plaintiff, but let the servants be so conducted that the bed bugs annoyed Plaintiff and his said children and otherwise so conducted his said household that the same was not suitable to inhabit unless Plaintiff and said children looked after and cared for the same." It is also stated that "Plaintiff (F. M. Pruett) owned and possessed a good home in said Camp County well furnished and Defendant (Lizzie) did not contribute any furniture or other household goods. But put her time in principally in making quilts for her own individual use and did on the 13th day of October 1900, without any just cause, take her belongings and leave the bed and board of Plaintiff...trashing and abandoning...Plaintiff permanently." After October 13, 1900, F. M. Pruett had no further contact with his estranged wife Lizzie.
Three of Marion and Caroline's children married siblings in the family of their neighbors from Georgia, Joseph J. and Emma T. Jordan. Eldest son Oscar Farrar married their daughter Rosa Bell Jordan in September 1900, and just one month later in October, daughter Dora Bell married their eldest, son Henry Monroe Jordan. Virgil would marry, six years later, Willie Dell Jordan. The daughter of Oscar and Rosa, Evelyn Mae Pruett-Bailey, wrote to a relative about the family history, "You know there were three of the Pruetts married three of the Jordans, all brothers and sisters, what a mess!"
In the summer of 1901 Marion 44, and brother Tom 36, went to Greer Co. Oklahoma Territory to obtain land. Harriett's brother, their uncle, Benjamin Franklin Pruitt, already lived in the area as well as their sister Mantha and her husband Perry Ponder (since 1891). Marion took a Homestead claim of 160 acres, and Tom bought 320 acres. Then in November 1901 after the crops were gathered, and the Texas farms sold, Marion, with Tom, his wife Mary, and their families, and mother Harriett 73, chartered a freight car for their move by train to Quanah, Texas. Their teams, cattle, machinery, household goods, etc. were loaded on the chartered freight car. The families rode in another coach, but arrived at Quanah at the same time, 2 PM in the afternoon of November 20, 1901. They were met by three relatives including Perry Ponder (sister Mantha's husband), and Joe Smith. They had use of three wagons in addition to those they brought on the train and assembled for travel.
The party travelled to Red River before night and stayed in a wagon yard "bunk house" which was infested with bed bugs. The next day they crossed the Red River into old Greer County, Oklahoma Territory, by "double teaming" on each wagon across the river. They stopped for camp that night near Russell.
The next morning, November 22, 1901, Tom hired the farm woman at a nearby farmhouse to bake them 100 biscuits for breakfast and they were all eaten. By late lunch time the caravan had crossed the Salt Fork of Red River and were royally received and fed at the home of Louella Ponder Smith.
Harriett filed on the adjoining 160 acres to Francis Marion's land, 4 miles west and 1 mile south of Reed. They built a four-room house across the property line, so each could "prove-up" and get title after five years. When Harriett got the deed to her farm she deeded it to Marion to take care of her the rest of her life.
Less than two years after marrying Lizzie Kimbell, Marion filed for divorce from her in Greer County Civil Court February 12, 1902. In his divorce petition he stated that "since said separation (he) inlisted a homestead in Greer County and that Defendant (Lizzie) had no property when she married Plaintiff (F. M. Pruett) nor had then, nor has now, any children." As his grounds for divorce he cited Lizzie's "Cruel treatment, Gross neglect of duty and abandonment for more than a year." The divorce was final in December 1902.
Marion bought land from his aunt Thurza Pruitt-Catledge's son, James Alexander Catledge in 1903: James A. Catledge and Laura L. Catledge sold to Francis M. Pruett, April 15, 1903, land in Greer Co. Oklahoma; N2 NE4 Section 17; T 5N R 24W. Book 12, page 127.
Marion rented out some of his farmland in Greer County to Cicero and Nancy Petree in 1904. They were parents of 17 children. Their 11th child, a daughter, Macy Bell Petree, born in 1881 in Coryell Co. Texas, was 23 years old and living at home with her parents. Marion fell in love with her, even though she was younger than his three eldest children, and they were married on May 21, 1905. The marriage ceremony was performed by Parks M. Smith, husband of Lorry Lucinda Ponder. Coming from such a large family, Macy was fully qualified to take on the responsibilities of a large farm family, then consisting of Luna 22, Virgil 19, Oda 17, Elven 14, Pearl 12, and Jewell 9. "Aunt Macy" was loved by all who knew her and made a wonderful step-mother to Marion's children. Marion began a second family with Macy and they became parents of eight more children by 1922.
When Marion moved to Oklahoma Territory his three eldest married children remained in Texas and started families. Oscar and Rosa (Jordan) had a daughter, Evelyn Mae in 1901 and they lost their second daughter in 1904. Then in 1905, both Oscar 27, and Rosa 20, died within two months of eachother of "Black Jaundice" a form of Malaria, leaving Evelyn 4, the only survivor of the family. The Camp Co. Texas courts placed Evelyn in the custody of her maternal grandparents Joseph J. and Emma Jordan. Rube Pruitt (son of William Malone and Melissia Pruitt) bought Oscar's farm.
September 29, 1905 Ozie Dean Pruett, son of Marion's deceased brother John Perry, and his family arrived in Reed, and were met by Marion, Tom and Harriett Pruett.
Luna Pruett fell in love with his step-mother's younger sister, Ethel Petree, and married her on January 1st, 1906 in Greer County. Luna and Ethel's first home was a farm rented from his father. That same month, January 1906, Marion and family moved to another farm, 1 mile west and 3/4 miles north of Reed. Marion's brother Tom lived on the same section of land.
In August 1906 several members of the Pruett clan joined a wagon train bound for Roosevelt Co. New Mexico to stake out Homesteads. Dora 25, her husband Henry Jordan, and their son Fred 5, had come to Greer County and Henry Jordan joined the wagon train along with Luna Pruett, Virgil 20, Thomas Jefferson Pruitt 31, (the son of Marion's uncle Jessie Carter Farrar Pruitt), and Ozie Dean Pruett 33.
Marion's father, Ransom Marion Pruett, died at his farm near Shreveport, Louisiana in July 1906.
In 1907, Dora's in-laws, Joseph and Emma Jordan, also moved west to Roosevelt Co. New Mexico with their children and Oscar's daughter Evelyn Pruett, then 6. They stayed with Dora and Henry Jordan until their home was ready to move into on the homestead they bought from Ozie Pruett, but the only school was miles away on the prairie and too far for Evelyn to attend. The families decided it was best that Evelyn stay with Marion, her paternal grandfather, in Reed for six months and begin school. Virgil brought Evelyn from Roosevelt County up to Reed where she stayed with Marion and Macy. Back in Roosevelt County Virgil became the third of F. M. and Frances Caroline's children to marry one of the Jordan siblings when he wed their daughter Willie Dell Jordan in March 1908.
Marion's mother Harriett enjoyed smoking her cob pipe and "Big Bale" tobacco. Not long before she died, she set her bed on fire and Marion forbade her smoking again until she could get out of bed to smoke, which she was never able to do again. Harriett died at Marion's house in 1915 and was buried at Reed Cemetery beside her her elder sister Catherine Ezell. When two acres of cemetery were added to the east of the original, Marion, brother Tom and others in the family bought the land, selected their lots close together, and deeded it all to the Reed Cemetery Association.
Marion was one of the first to buy an automobile, about 1915, when he was in his late 50's. He traded horses and mules for the seven-passenger Studebaker. In driving his teams he always talked to them in terms of "Gee" and "Haw" (right and left) and he always talked to his car the same way while he was driving. However, he never drove it further away from home than Mangum, 14 miles.
During 1917 Marion and his sister Mantha Ponder were interviewed about Pruett family history by their young grandnephew Haskell Pruett (son of nephew Ozie Dean Pruett), who eventually wrote the book "The Pruett Pruitt Family" (published 1975). They were very helpful in identifying the children of their grandparents Ansel Beddington Pruett and Agnes Rebecca Heaton and providing some information about Ansel's parents Drury Pruett and Nancy Melinda Beddington. They, as well as other family members, related many family stories which were fortunately preserved in Haskell Pruett's book.
Marion and Caroline's son Virgil, at age 32, died of food poisoning (Botulism) on April 23, 1918 in Reed, Greer Co. Oklahoma leaving wife Willie 30, and two children. Virgil is buried at Reed Cemetery. The following year Virgil's only son, Cecil Paul age 11, died in Rogers, New Mexico. Virgil's widow, Willie Dell Jordan-Pruett 30, never remarried; she remained in Roosevelt County, New Mexico and in her later years lived with her and Virgil's only surviving child, Lois Fraze.
In December of 1917, daughter Dora was separated from her husband, Henry Monroe Jordan. In 1920 she filed for divorce in Roosevelt Co. New Mexico and retained custody of her three sons and ownership of property in her possession. Dora was remarried to William Sears Anderson in November 1920 in Phoenix, Arizona. They lived on a farm in Buckeye, Arizona the rest of their lives.
In the spring of 1921 Marion 64, traveled from Greer Co. Oklahoma back to Talladega Co. Alabama and found that a copper company had taken possession of his deseased father's long ago mineral rights claim in the mountains and had found copper there. The deed was supposedly lost in a courthouse fire. Marion told family after he returned to Greer Co. that he had been advised to get out of Alabama just in case he was suspicioned as a legitimate heir, for the copper company might do away with him.
Frances Marion Pruett died April 20, 1926 at Pardee Hospital. His cause of death was listed as a tumor of the spleen; probable cancer. His and Macy's eldest, Francis Cicero Pruett 19, was married for less than a month when Marion died, and living at home with Marion and Macy, as were their younger children; Myrtle Oneeta 17, Gracie Mae 15, Rosa Lee 13, Clovis Irene 11, William Hoyt 8, Macy Modell 5, and Josephine 3. After his father's death, son Luna took over organizing the Pruett family reunions, a tradition begun by Francis Marion Pruett.
OBITUARY (From the MANGUM STAR newspaper April 1926)
F. M. Pruett, one of the old time settlers of the Reed community, died in Mangum, Tuesday, April 20, at 5 p.m. His death was caused by a severe attack of kidney trouble.
Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church at Reed Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock by Rev. W. M. Tooman, pastor of the Sulphur Baptist Church, near Reed. The funeral was attended by a large crowd of friends and relatives. Interment was at the Reed Cemetery.
Francis Marion Pruett was born in Ala., April 2, 1857. He came to Texas, with his parents, when quite young.
At about the age of 16 or 17 he was converted and joined the Baptist Church of which he was ordained deacon. He lived true to the faith until death. He married when very young, and to this union were born nine children, all lived to be grown. Two sons died after they were married and both left children. He lived near Pittsburg, Camp County, Texas, during the life of his first wife and for several years afterwards. He came to Greer county some twenty-five years ago and settled near Reed, and lived in that community ever since until his death.
About twenty-one years ago he was married to Miss Macy Bell Petree. To this union there were eight children born, two boys and six girls, all living. The deceased is survived by his widow and his and her eight children of whom all live at home, Francis being married just a few weeks. He and his wife still life (sic) with his mother.
The older children are scattered, the oldest, Mrs. Mollie Whisenant lives at Hughes Springs, Texas; Oscar Pruett and wife both died about twenty years ago, their only child Mrs. Evie Bailey, lives at Hale Center, Texas; Mrs. Dora Anderson, Buckeye, Arizona; Looney Pruett of Rogers, New Mexico; Virgil Pruett of Rogers, New Mexico, who died about eight years ago. His widow and daughter still live at Rogers. Odie M. Pruett, Plainview, Texas; Elvin F. Pruett and Mrs. Pearl Mosley, near Reed, and Mrs. Jewell McCampbell, Post, Texas. He also leaves a brother, T. J. Pruett, Reed and three sisters, all scattered in different places. Besides these he leaves a host of other relatives to mourin (sic) his going. All children were present at the funeral except the two oldest daughters. ***** Francis Marion Pruett's double headstone at Reed Cemetery reads: TOGETHER FOREVER PRUETT MACY B. OCT. 29, 1881 MAR. 13, 1971
F. M. APR. 2, 1857 APR. 20, 1926
Francis Marion Pruett's grave listed in the Virtual Cemetery @: http://www.genealogy.com/genealogy/VG/00/00/10/97/54/0000109754/
Macy lived as a widow for 45 years, and never remarried. Her children bought and placed a double headstone for both of their parents after her death. The grave is located near that of Marion's son Virgil E. Pruett, who had died eight years before his father.
*The marriage date of F. M. Pruett and Frances Caroline Pruitt is written in (her father) William Malone Pruitt's family bible as October 15, 1875. The record on file in the Pittsburg, Camp Co. Texas Marriage Book differs. In Volume 1, page 28- "F. M. Pruitt and Caroline Pruitt" were issued a Marriage License on September 8, 1875. On September 27, 1875 W. B. Pruitt, Minister, recorded that he had "joined in Marriage, as Husband and Wife, F. M. Pruitt and Caroline Pruitt, on the 12th day of September, 1875."
Sources: The Pruett Pruitt Family by Haskell Pruett Ph.D Camp Co. Texas marriage records Greer Co. Civil Court Divorce records Greer Co. Marriage records. April 1926 Mangum Star Newspaper
Census: 1860 Talladega Co. Alabama, page 651, House #197. Listed as "F. Pruit" 3, born AL. 1870 Hopkins Co. Texas, page 72, Family #167. Listed as "Marion Fran Prewitt" 13, born AL. 1880 ? (Not Found-should be Camp Co. Texas) 1900 Camp Co. Texas E.D. 13, house 395, sheet 213. Listed as "F. M. Pruitt" 42, born Apr 1858 AL GA GA. Married 1 year, Farmer, owns farm. 1910 Greer Co. Oklahoma, E.D. 115, sheet 4A, Family #64. Listed as "Frasis M. Pruett" 53, born AL GA GA. Third marriage - 5 years, Farmer. 1920 Greer Co. Oklahoma, E.D. 73, sheet 5A, Family #89. Listed as "Francis M. Pruett" 62, third marriage, born AL GA GA, Farmer.
More About Francis Marion Pruett: Burial: April 22, 1926, Reed Cemetery, Greer Co. Oklahoma. Nickname: called "F. M. Pruett" and "Uncle Marion".
More About Francis Marion Pruett and Frances Caroline Pruitt: Marriage: September 12, 1875, Camp Co. Texas.
More About Francis Marion Pruett and Elizabeth Kimbell: Divorce Case: #487 Greer Co. OK Civil Court. Divorced: February 12, 1902, Greer Co. Oklahoma F. M. Pruett- Plaintiff. Marriage: April 01, 1900, Camp Co. Texas.
More About Francis Marion Pruett and Macy Bell Petree: Marriage: May 21, 1905, Reed, Greer Co. Oklahoma.
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