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As you may know SC did not keep marriage records until the 20th century.  I
at on time thought this William might have been connected to my Nathaniel
Waller Pridgeon.  Members ot this family often appeared in the same
that Nathaniel was in.  As you know Nathaniel's parents along with brother
and sisters went to Monroe Co. Gal also.  There has to be a connection
William was also in Monroe co. Ga. where Nathaniel was also during the

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kay Peterson" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, July 09, 2000 11:07 AM
Subject: [PRIDGEN-L] Re: Pridgen, Taylor, and Deens

> Larry, I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. I am not sure if
> is the William Pridgen that I am looking for or not.  However, My Deens
were > also in Jasper Co, GA in 1807. They left Jasper Co, GA before 1820 and
went to > Conecuh Co, AL. Monore Co, AL shared a boarder with Conecuh. So it is
> interesting that the William you mentioned settled there. Perhaps they
were > friends of our Deens or are connected in come way.
> My Drury Deens (Deans, Dean), married a Mary _______, prior to 1809 (the
year > their first child was born). None of our family researchers have been
able to > discover Mary's last name. Unfortunately, her last name is not included
in the > Drury Deen family bible entries. I know that the Deans and  Pridgens are
> connected and thought that perhaps Mary was a Pridgen.
> Drury was born 1885 in Nash Co, NC the son of Mary Taylor and I think,
> Jeremiah Deens,. Jeremiah died in 1788. His will names wife Molly, 2
children > Sherod and Temperance and mentions "other" children and appoints wife and > Cornelius Taylor as executors. Mary and oldest son Sherod began selling
their > land in early 1790". Sherod shows up in Montgomery Co, GA tax records in
> Then Mary, Sherod, & Edmund show up in 1805 for the GA land lottery
> Prior to leaving GA, Mary sells her land to sons Drury and Edmund who in
turn > sell the land prior to leaving GA.
> To make it short, I am looking for a Mary Pridgen who married a Drury
Deens > (Deans, Dean) in Georgia, either Montgomery Co, Baldwin, or Jasper. I
guess it > is possible that they spent some time in SC prior to arriving in GA. But
my > searches in SC have turn up no marriage.
> Kay
> Luke T. Callaway wrote:
> >
> > I  have some bits and pieces on William Pridgen in Jasper Co. Ga that I
> > picked up trying to connect Nathaniel Waller Pridgeon to this family. I
> > never was able to get this family straight and how they were all kin.
> > the 1807 Land Lottery William Pridgeon's Orphans ddrew land in Baldwin
> > while living in Bullock.
> > In 1821 a William Pridgeon living in Jasper co. drew land in this
> > James Pridgeon of JJasper co. drew land in Monroe co. in 1821.
> > William Pridgeon was a tax defalter in Monroe Co. in 1834.
> >
> > A deed stated that James sold land in Jasper co. in what was once
> > co.
> > In 1831 Butts  co. Tax. a William/James/Matthew were on this tax list.
> >
> > >From the 1820 Census of Jasper co it would appear this James was the
> > of William and Matthew.
> > Is this the William you are writing of.
> >
> > Larry



I don't think it is the same line, but here we go: My husband is Joseph Radford Sellers, III; his father Joseph Radford Sellers, Jr - born in Monroe, GA; his father was Joseph Radford Sellers - born January 23, 1880, died January 8, 1959; his father was Franklin Marion Sellers - born ?? maybe in Jasper County, GA, married to Elvie.  That's all I know.

The 1850 census for Monroe Co., Georgia shows Elias Ross mechanic, living with Nancy J Ross, James C Ross
William P Ross, Rachel L. Ross and Martha F Ross. Living next door, Margret M. Ross age 40 and George M Ross
age 3; Jane M. Ross age 30, and Elias C. Ross, age 3. (see 1850 census Monroe Co. Georgia page 64