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Descendants of William Prater, Esq.


Generation No. 12


      233. Benjamin Franklin12 Prather (William11, Jonathan10, Jonathan9, Jonathan8, Jonathan7, Thomas 'Prater'6, Thomas5 Prater, Anthony Thomas 'Gentleman'4, George3, John2, William1) was born 30 April 1772 in Campbell Co, VA, and died 30 May 1851 in Roane Co., TN. He married Nancy Elizabeth Layne 06 November 1798 in Jefferson Co., TN. She was born Abt. 1772.

Notes for Benjamin Franklin Prather:
Benjamin built his plantation home at Lenior City, Roane Co., TN, in 1797. This home still stands today - - it was built of slave produced red brick. The walls of the home were built 3 layers of brick thick and is a two story structure with large white columns, 8 fireplaces and a basement. It has been carefully restored by Mr. & Mrs. Carr, who live there today. The home is very beautiful, setting on a rise overlooking a lake. The Prater/Prather graveyard sets on a rise about 300 yards to the NorthWest in a clump of trees. GBP
     
Children of Benjamin Prather and Nancy Layne are:
+ 373 i.   Samuel13 Prather, born 14 October 1800 in Roane Co., TN; died 07 August 1840 in Roane Co., TN.
  374 ii.   Elizabeth S. Prather, born 12 November 1805 in Roane Co., TN; died 12 November 1870 in Waco, McLennan Co., TX. She married Alexander Ish.
+ 375 iii.   George Washington Prather, born 23 July 1806 in Roane Co., TN; died 18 April 1874 in Waco, TX.
  376 iv.   Clarisa Prather, born 23 April 1811 in Roane Co., TN. She married Joseph H. Johnson; born Abt. 1795.
+ 377 v.   William Prather, born 23 July 1811 in Roane Co., TN; died 22 July 1856 in Anderson Co., TN.
  378 vi.   Letitia Prather, born 22 July 1816 in Roane Co., TN. She married J.J. Danforth.
  379 vii.   Thomas Prather, died 26 June 1842.


      237. James Wallace12 Prather (Joseph Jeremiah11, James William10, William Nathan9, William Nathan8, Jonathan7, Thomas 'Prater'6, Thomas5 Prater, Anthony Thomas 'Gentleman'4, George3, John2, William1) was born 28 April 1782 in MD, and died 15 May 1869 in Tuglao, Habershamm Co., GA. He married (1) Anna Burdett. She was born Abt. 1788. He married (2) Sarah Beale 03 December 1806.

Notes for James Wallace Prather:
James Wallace Prather, oldest child of Joseph Jeremiah Prather and Elizabeth Welch, married Anna Burdett and had two sons and three daughters.

James Wallace Prather, with his wife and their five children removed from Wilkes to Habersham Co., Ga. He was successful in business and left his children prosperous. He died May 15, 1869.

In 1858, he with slave labor in Toccoa, Habersham Co., Ga. built "The Prather House". This beautiful old home is still the property of his great grandsons, James Deverence Prather, and Joseph Turnbull Prather, and is run as a resort hotel by their mother.
     
Children of James Prather and Anna Burdett are:
+ 380 i.   Patrick Henry13 Prather, born Abt. 1823.
+ 381 ii.   Maj. Joseph Jeremiah Prather II, born Abt. 1825.


      238. Thomas Wallace12 Prather (Joseph Jeremiah11, James William10, William Nathan9, William Nathan8, Jonathan7, Thomas 'Prater'6, Thomas5 Prater, Anthony Thomas 'Gentleman'4, George3, John2, William1) was born 1785 in MD. He married Mary 'Polly' Jones, daughter of Moses Jones and ?. She was born Abt. 1780.

Notes for Thomas Wallace Prather:
As Thomas Prather died before Moses Jones, (his father in-law) his children Anderson T., Thomas W., and Elias Prather are mentioned among the heirs of Moses Jones by the administrators of his estate.

The Will of Thomas F. Prather is recorded in Wilkes Co. Will Book H.H. P.258. He names his heirs and states that his children are Elias F., Delilah, Anderson T., Thomas F. All under age and unmarried. Mason Jones, and Taliferro Wells are names Executors. Signed 07 Nov 1828 and proved 18 Nov 1828. Witnesses are Vincent B. Low, William M. Lamkin and Judah Jackson.
     
Children of Thomas Prather and Mary Jones are:
+ 382 i.   Elias13 Prather, born Abt. 1800.
  383 ii.   Anderson T. Prather, born Abt. 1801.
  384 iii.   Thomas F. Prather, born Abt. 1803.
  385 iv.   Delilah Prather, born Abt. 1805.


      239. Richard12 Prather (Joseph Jeremiah11, James William10, William Nathan9, William Nathan8, Jonathan7, Thomas 'Prater'6, Thomas5 Prater, Anthony Thomas 'Gentleman'4, George3, John2, William1) was born 13 February 1788 in MD, and died February 1856 in Stewart Co., GA. He married Jane Gincy Jones, daughter of Moses Jones and ?.
     
Children of Richard Prather and Jane Jones are:
+ 386 i.   William Clark13 Prather, born 1818 in Green Hill, Stewart Co., GA; died 1849.
+ 387 ii.   Jane Prather, born Abt. 1822; died 03 April 1884.
+ 388 iii.   Andrew Jackson Prather, born 16 November 1829 in Harris Co., GA; died 27 November 1860 in Green Hill, Stewart Co., GA.
+ 389 iv.   Eugenia 'Genie' Prather, born Abt. 1830.
+ 390 v.   Victoria Prather, born Abt. 1831.
  391 vi.   John Prather, born Abt. 1832.
+ 392 vii.   Cooney Prather, born Abt. 1833.
  393 viii.   Caroline Prather, born Abt. 1835. She married George N. Phillips.
+ 394 ix.   Mary Elizabeth Prather, born Abt. 1836.


      240. Benjamin J.'Benegah'12 Prather (Joseph Jeremiah11, James William10, William Nathan9, William Nathan8, Jonathan7, Thomas 'Prater'6, Thomas5 Prater, Anthony Thomas 'Gentleman'4, George3, John2, William1) was born 1796 in Wilkes Co., GA, and died Abt. 1866. He married Elizabeth Zellars 19 May 1825 in Wilkes Co., GA.
     
Children of Benjamin Prather and Elizabeth Zellars are:
  395 i.   Samuel13 Prather, born Abt. 1826.
  396 ii.   Catherine Prather, born Abt. 1828.
  397 iii.   Anna Prather, born Abt. 1830. She married Mr. Cox.


      241. Rev. William Welch12 Prather (Joseph Jeremiah11, James William10, William Nathan9, William Nathan8, Jonathan7, Thomas 'Prater'6, Thomas5 Prater, Anthony Thomas 'Gentleman'4, George3, John2, William1) was born 03 January 1798 in Wilkes Co., GA. He married Sidney Norman Glaze 21 January 1821 in Harris Co., GA. She was born 01 January 1804 in Lincoln Co, GA.

Notes for Rev. William Welch Prather:
Prather, William, youngest son of Joseph Jeremiah Prather and his wife Elizabeth Welch, removed from Wilkes Co. to Meriweather Co. in 1850. His wife was Sidney Glaze, of Harris Co. She was b. in Lincoln Co., Ga., 1 Jan 1804 and m. William in Harris Co., 21 Jan 1821.

In Wilkes Co., Ga. is a village named Prather, Ga., but this did not exist until the late 1800's. It was named by the Eastern/Elberton Railroad, because of a Station stop placed at the Prather Plantation/Farm. This stop was used to pick up cotton from the Plantation/Farm. Today the village only consists of a few small homes and does not even have a sign to tell you its Prather, but it is on major maps. List of children from William Welch Prather family Bible in possession of Mrs. Lois (Prather) Helvenston, Tatum, TX. GBP
     
Children of William Prather and Sidney Glaze are:
  398 i.   Joseph13 Prather, born Abt. 1821.
  399 ii.   David Prather, born Abt. 1823.
  400 iii.   Jabez Prather, born Abt. 1825.
  401 iv.   Thomas Prather III, born Abt. 1827.
  402 v.   Richard Prather, born Abt. 1828.
+ 403 vi.   William Henry Prather, born 01 February 1830.


      257. Hiram12 Prather (William11, Basil10, Aaron9, Thomas8, Jonathan7, Thomas 'Prater'6, Thomas5 Prater, Anthony Thomas 'Gentleman'4, George3, John2, William1) was born 13 October 1809. He married Mary Huckleberry. She was born Abt. 1810.
     
Children of Hiram Prather and Mary Huckleberry are:
  404 i.   Allen W.13 Prather, born Abt. 1830.
  405 ii.   Uriah Prather, born Abt. 1832.
  406 iii.   Alonzo Prather, born Abt. 1834.
  407 iv.   William Prather, born Abt. 1836.
  408 v.   Ceandle Prather, born Abt. 1838.
  409 vi.   Ella Prather, born Abt. 1840.
  410 vii.   Walter S. Prather, born Abt. 1842.
  411 viii.   John Prather, born Abt. 1843.
  412 ix.   Susan Prather, born Abt. 1844.
  413 x.   Andrew Prather, born Abt. 1846.
  414 xi.   Mary Prather, born Abt. 1848.
  415 xii.   Theodore Prather, born 1849.
  416 xiii.   Prather, born Abt. 1850.


      260. Elizabeth12 Prather (Thomas11, Baruch10, Aaron9, Thomas8, Jonathan7, Thomas 'Prater'6, Thomas5 Prater, Anthony Thomas 'Gentleman'4, George3, John2, William1) was born Abt. 1807. She married William Chandler.
     
Child of Elizabeth Prather and William Chandler is:
+ 417 i.   Martha13 Chandler, born 1837.


      263. Baruch12 Prather (Thomas11, Baruch10, Aaron9, Thomas8, Jonathan7, Thomas 'Prater'6, Thomas5 Prater, Anthony Thomas 'Gentleman'4, George3, John2, William1) was born 08 August 1810 in KY, and died 13 June 1898 in Clay Co., MO. He married Nancy Roberts. She was born Abt. 1812.
     
Children of Baruch Prather and Nancy Roberts are:
+ 418 i.   James13 Prather, born Abt. 1830 in Clay Co., MO.
  419 ii.   Edward Prather, born Abt. 1832 in Clay Co., MO.
  420 iii.   Arthur Prather, born Abt. 1834 in Clay Co., MO.
  421 iv.   T.H. Prather, born Abt. 1836 in Clay Co., MO.
  422 v.   Lowell Prather, born Abt. 1838 in Clay Co., MO.
  423 vi.   Emma Lou Prather, born Abt. 1840 in Clay Co., MO.
  424 vii.   Stella Prather, born Abt. 1842 in Clay Co., MO.
  425 viii.   William Prather, born Abt. 1844 in Clay Co., MO.


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