Zachariah Pruitt (son of Joseph Pruitt and Nancy) was born 1804 in Pittsylvania Co. Virginia, and died Aft. 1882 in Cherokee Co. Georgia. He married Jane R. McFarren on Abt. 1824 in Franklin or Jackson Co. Georgia.
Notes for Zachariah Pruitt: Zachariah Pruitt was about two years old when he and his three siblings were "orphaned" in Franklin Co. Georgia when his father, Joseph Pruitt, died in early 1805. His mother, Nancy Pruitt, was remarried within a few months to Charles Toney.
On May 4, 1807, more than two years after Joseph's death, it was ordered that "Samuel Prewitt (III) be appointed Guardian of Phillip Prewett, Patsy Prewett, Tilman Prewett and Zechariah Prewett upon his giving bond with security in Franklin Co. Georgia."
In 1811, six years after Joseph's death, Charles Toney paid $48 to Samuel Pruitt III, brother of Joseph, for rent and cash per interest. Samuel Pruitt III paid Charles Toney $48.19 for boarding & clothing the orphans, schooling by James Lowery, and taxes paid for the year 1810.
In 1815, 108 acres were sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said deceased (Joseph Pruitt). Also in 1815, "3 wool hats were purchased for Phillip, Talmen, & Zackariah Prewett at $1.50 each and leather for 2 pairs of shoes for $1.50.
In 1820 Zachariah and his siblings, Patsy, Tillman and Phillip, drew land in the Georgia Land Lottery.
In 1823, Robert W. Prewett, acting guardian of Z. Prewett, non age, paid taxes on 250 acres in Hall Co. Georgia.
About 1824 Zachariah Pruitt married Jane R. McFarren and they became parents of nine children over the following 25 years.
Zachariah Pruitt inherited 97 acres of land from his father Joseph's estate when be became of age in 1825. This land was on the Hudson River, which was then in Franklin County, but is now in Banks County. In 1825 Zachariah Prewett paid taxes on 250 acres granted to "Prewett orphans" in Hall Co. Georgia and 97 acres bounded by the Hudson River in Franklin County, Georgia.
1825 Zachariah Prrewettt paid taxes on 250 acres granted to "Prewett's orphans" in Hall County and 97 acres bounded by the Hudson River in Franklin County.
In 1826 Zachariah Prewett paid taxes on 250 acres granted to "orphans of J. Prewett" in Hall Co. Georgia, and 97 acres bounded by the Hudson River in Franklin County, Georgia.
In 1827 Zachariah Prewett paid taxes on 97 acres bounded by the Hudson River in Franklin County, Georgia.
March 10, 1827 Zachariah Prewitt sold 97 acres to his brother, Phillip Prewitt, land lying along the banks of the Hudson River for $350. Signed: Zachariah Prewitt and witnessed by James G. Fleming and Harris Toney. Recorded January 29, 1830 in Franklin County, Georgia.
In the 1827 Georgia Land Lottery Zachariah drew Lot 80 in District 10, Section 5 in Carroll County.
Zachariah paid taxes on 101 1/4 acres in DeKalb County in 1829 and 1830.
1829 and 1830- Zachariah Prewett paid taxes on 101 1/4 acres in DeKalb County.
1831- Zachariah Prewett paid his pole tax.
In the 1830 Georgia Gold Lottery he drew Lot 90 in District 3, Section 1 in Forsyth County. It is unclear what he did with any of the land he drew in any of the Georgia Land Lotteries. It was registered August 23, 1843.
Around 1831 or 1832 Zachariah moved to what is now Cherokee County, Georgia where he rented farms for several years.
1835- Franklin County, Georgia Court Records list a case for Zachariah Pruitt vs. Phillip Pruitt. (Details not given)
1849- Zachariah Prewet living in Capt. Pucket's District No. 1010 paid pole tax of 39 cents. He was listed as a defaulter in Capt. Dickerson's District No. 818 and paid pole tax of 78 cents.
Not until the mid 1850's did Zachariah purchase land in Cherokee County. Superior Court Minutes indicate that he leased land from James Haley of Pickens County for the years 1853, 1854, and 1855. By 1873 Zachariah owned 240 acres in Cherokee County.
October 29, 1856- Zechariah Pruitt selected for Petit Jury #2. He served on jury for Robertson vs. Lynch.
March 9, 1857- Zachariah Pruitt, tenant in possession of lots 8 and 9 lying in the third District in the 2nd Section of Cherokee County was allowed $8 for repairs and improvements of premises and was required to deliver one third of the crop produced for the year 1856 to James Haley.
October 8, 1858- Zachariah Pruitt purchased Lot 1033, District 3, Section 2 consisting of 40 acres from Matthew M. Gibbs for $100.
December 16, 1858- Zachariah Pruitt purchased Lot 1034, District 3, Section 2 consisting of 40 acres belonging to Hugh White at Sheriff's auction for $51.50. The land was seized from Hugh White in a law suit.
March 9, 1859- Zachariah Pruitt purchased Lot 1056, District 3, Section 2 from Thomas White for $5.
1866- Cherokee County Tax Digest shows Zachariah Pruitt, of Cross Roads District 1000, as owning Lot 1032 of 40 acres in District 3 Section 2, 9 sheep, 2 dogs, and is the guardian of 2 minor children.
1867- Cherokee County Tax Digest lists Zachariah Pruitt, of Cross Roads District 1000, as guardian of one minor child, and owning Lots 1033 and 1056 of 80 acres in District 3 Section 2 in Cherokee County.
1868- William Franklin Pruitt pays taxes for Zachariah Pruitt of Cross Roads District 1000 which lists him owning Lots 1033 and 1056 of 80 acres in District 3 Section 2 in Cherokee County.
1869- Zachariah Pruitt listed as owning Lots 1033 and 1056 of 80 acres in District 3 Section 2 in Cherokee County.
1870- Zachariah Pruitt listed as owning Lots 1033 and 1056 of 80 acres in District 3 Section 2 in Cherokee County.
1871- Zachariah Pruitt listed as owning Lots 1033 and 1056 of 80 acres in District 3 Section 2 in Cherokee County.
December 31, 1873- Cherokee County, Georgia, Zachariah Pruitt purchased Lots 1036, 1054, and 1107, District 3 Section 2, consisting of 120 acres from J. B. and Mary L. Smith ( his daughter and son-in-law) for $400. Agreement signed in the presence of Martha P. Pruitt (Zachariah's youngest daughter).
December 14, 1875- Cherokee Coounty, Georgia, Zachariah Pruitt sold Lot 1033 District 3 Section 2, to William S. Epperson for $100.
Zachariah Pruitt and his wife Jane were charter members of the church now known as Birmingham United Methodist Church in what is now north Fulton County, Georgia. The church has been known at different times as Darter Chapel, Pleasant Hill Methodist as well as Milton Chapel. As county lines changed this area was considered Cherokee, Milton and now Fulton County. It is believed that Zachariah and Jane Pruitt are buried in the church cemetery, their graves marked only by flagstones, next to their son Jonathan Pruitt.
Zachariah Pruitt resided in Cherokee Co. Georgia until his death sometime after 1882.
Sources: Tillman Dixon Pruitt & Diannah Hillsman Farrar Their Ancestors and Descendants, by Donna Duckworth. The Pruett Pruitt Family, by Haskell Pruett, Ph.D. Roger A. Pruitt- Descendants of Zachariah Pruitt and Jane R. McFarren.
Census: 1830 Franklin Co. Georgia, page 224. Listed as "Zachariah Prewett". 1840 Cherokee Co. Georgia, page 176. Listed as "Zachariah Prewett". 1850 Cherokee Co. Georgia, District 15, page 443. Listed as "Zachary Pruett" 46, VA, Farmer, $120. 1860 Cherokee Co. Georgia, Cross Roads District, page 154. Listed as "Zachariah Pruitt" 57, VA, Farmer. $450/$400. 1870 Cherokee Co. Georgia, District 1000, page 64. Listed as "Zachariah Pruitt" 66, VA, Farmer. 1880 Cherokee Co. Georgia, Little River District, page 37. Listed as "Zachariah Pruitt" 76, VA VA VA, Farmer.
More About Zachariah Pruitt: Burial: Birmingham United Methodist Church Cemetery, Alpharetta, Fulton Co. Georgia.
More About Zachariah Pruitt and Jane R. McFarren: Marriage: Abt. 1824, Franklin or Jackson Co. Georgia.
Children of Zachariah Pruitt and Jane R. McFarren are:
James Wilson Pruitt, b. November 15, 1825, Franklin Co. Georgia, d. July 07, 1888, Jackson Co. Georgia.