Virginia Crilley who does the Ruffin list and Taylor County, Ga. sent
following info to us.
Court of Ordinary Minutes - Taylor County
FEBRUARY TERM 1858
The application of Alexander P. JONES for the Guardianship of the minor
children of Allen PRIDGEN viz Jas B. Pridgen, Stephen J. Pridgen, John W.
Pridgen, Martha A Pridgen, Nancy J. Pridgen, and Margaret M. Pridgen.
Ordered that Citation issued.
If any of the descendents of Allen Pridgen
are still with the Pridgen group
i need help if anyone can help. Allen b.1814 died 1877 md. Mary ? NC or
Ga. moved to Coffee co , Al. had several children, he returned to Taylor
Co, Ga. Mary died then Allen md. Sarah Goff 1853 they had several children
according to 1860 coffee co Al. census Allen and Sarah had James, John,
Thomas, Elizabeth, and Margaret . I could't find Sarah's grave I went to
Taylor Co, Ga. records looking for information on Mary . ? much to my
suprise i found Sarah Prigeon wd. /o Allen ; md.1853 she has in her house
hold daughter Barefield, Adeline [Pridgeon] with four granddaughters and 1
grandson. in the house before Sarah is listed James R. Pridgen his wife
family also listed is Eliza Pridgeon 22. all this info is on the 1880
Taylor Co, Ga.
the spelling of Pridgen is spelled in three ways this is all one family
think these children are Sarah's and Allens children there was also a
reference to a Mary Downing which could also be one more of their children
any one can help with this please let me hear from you
found this anyone have a idea ?
Elam B. Waters, next friend
Ordered that the def't in above case plead answer and demur within the
found this in Taylor county Ga. Superior Court Records---1857
I would also like to find information on a James B. Pridgen who was listed
with his wife and child on the 1870 Taylor County Ga, census.
I am also looking for information about Sarah Goff Pridgen and her daughter
Adline Pridgen Barefield who were listed next door to James B. Pridgen ,
Sarah was living with Adline and her children, 1870 Taylor county Ga census.
this census record list Sarah as Allen Pridgen's Widow [ the strange part
about this Allen died in 1877 Coffee Co, Al.] any ideas??
thanks Ann Cline
this much i know .
Allen Pridgen had a wife named Mary who died abt, 1853 [Jan--April]
Taylor Co,Ga court records show Allen applyed for executer of her estate.
April 1953 court term.
July 1853 Allen Pridgen md. Sarah Goff Taylor Co.Ga. [have copy of record]
1857 Taylor county Court records show a Alexander P Jones is trying
court to give him the minor children of Allen Pridgen list children',
again 1858 March term. " the petition of Alexander P Jones
for letters of
Guardianship of the persons and property of minor children of Allen Pridgen
. Due and legal notice had been given and no objection filed. It is ordered
that letters of Guardianship issed to Alenander P. Jones upon his giving
bond and security and taking the oath required by law.
1860 Coffee county Alabama census i find Allen Pridgen , wife Sarah
at home is James B [R] Pridgen b.1854 ,John 1855, Thomas 1856, Elizabeth
1859 and Margaret. 1848 [Sarah's step daughter] Sarah , James or Thomas are
found in any of the census for Al. after 1860.
Go back to Taylor County Ga, James R. Pridgen with his wife and family
one house, while Sarah and her Daughter Adline in the next with Adline's
Here Sarah is listed as a widow.
me i think this is Allen's children and that Sarsh cought him caten around
her, James and Thomas packed up and went back to Ga.
we know Allen had other children by Gilliann Frances Taylor begining around
1868 George W Pridgen was the oldest of these children. then Americas,1872,
Idella, James Lawson, 1869 and others. so judging by the year of birth for
these children it all fits together . Allen Pridgen died Aug.1877
what do you think ?? don't be shy Ann
Goof, Sarah? (Susan?) 17 Jul 1853 married Pridgin, Allen
Lawhorn, Mittie Mae 30 Sep 1906 married Pridgon, H.N.
Morrell, Rebecca 20 Apr 1879 married Pridgen, James R.
Pridgen, S.E. 4 Nov 1890 married Hobbs, Enoch M.
Prigen, Martha Ann 19 May 1861 married Barfield, Cary
Prigeon, Mary 27 Apr 1889 married Clark, J.R.
Prigeon, Mrs. Susan 7 Jul 1867 married Newsome, Cicero
Spillers, Mary Alice 7 Jan 1882 married Pridgen, Alexander
Trussell, Bessie A. 11 Mar 1894 married Pridgen, John T.
My copy reads:
Schedule 1-Inhabitants in Butler Dist.(ink blot looks
like) 910, in the County of Taylor, State of Georgia,
enumerated by me on the 25th day of June, 1870.
Post Office: Butler Y. S. W. Anthony, Ass't Marshal
11/346/346 Prigeon,Jane 59 F W KeepsHouse 400 400 GA
12/ _______,Adeline 20 F W athome GA
13/ _______,Symantha 6/12 F W GA Dec
1870-Taylor Co. Ga.
James Pridgeon 59
with Adeline Barfield Pridgeon 20 and Symantha
(Susan) 6 mo.
I sent out copies of my census records in message just
before this one but here they are again.
CENSUS YR: 1850 TERRITORY: GA COUNTY: MACON DIVISION:
ROLL: M432_76 PAGE:142 IMAGE: 290
27 451 451 Harly BARFIELD 30 M W Occupation Unknown
28 451 451 John BARFIELD 12 M W
29 451 451 ?Giles BARFIELD 10 M W
30 451 451 Kary BARFIELD 5 M W
31 451 451 ?Baret BARFIELD 4 M W
32 451 451 Jane BARFIELD 30 F W
33 451 451 ?Celea BARFIELD 8 F W
34 451 451 Julia BARFIELD 6 F W
35 451 451 Adaline BARFIELD 2 F W
36 452 452 William BARFIELD 90 M W Occupation Unknown
37 452 452 Jackson BARFIELD 21 M W
38 452 452 Nancy BARFIELD 70 F W
39 452 452 Elizabeth MILLER 85 F W
(There was a Robert Pridgeon living close to the
Barfields on the 1850 Macon County Ga. Census)
CENSUS YR: 1860 TERRITORY: GA COUNTY: Taylor DIVISION:
757th GMD REEL NO: 137 PAGE NO: 905 REFERENCE: Butler
28 534 516 BARFIELD Sarah J. 38 F Domestic
29 534 516 BARFIELD Cary B. 14 M
30 534 516 BARFIELD Bartee 13 M
31 534 516 BARFIELD Adline 10 F
CENSUS YR: 1870 TERRITORY: GA COUNTY: Taylor DISTRICT:
BUTLER PAGE NO: 324B DATE: 25TH DAY OF JUNE 1870
11 346 346 PRIGEON Jane 59 F
Keeps House 400
12 346 346 PRIGEON Adeline 20 F at Home
13 346 346 PRIGEON Symantha 6/12 F
CENSUS YR: 1880 TERRITORY: GA COUNTY: Taylor DISTRICT:
853 PAGE NO: 38 DATE: 7TH & 8th DAY OF JUNE 1880
8 82 87 PRIGON Sarah J. W F 60
Keeping House SC SC SC
9 82 87 BAREFIELD Adline W F 27 Dau Single At
Home GA GA GA
10 82 87 BAREFIELD Samantha W F 12 grdau Single At
Home GA GA GA
11 82 87 BAREFIELD Mittie W F 10 grdau Single At
Home GA GA GA
12 82 87 BAREFIELD Adda W F 6 grdau Single At
Home GA GA GA
13 82 87 BAREFIELD Loulu W F 3 grdau Single At
Home GA GA GA
14 82 87 BAREFIELD James T. W M 2 grson Single At
Home GA GA GA
Janice Redmon Smith
--- email@example.com wrote:
> PRIDGEON TIME LINE
> 1817 James Pridgen in Jasper, sold land Baldwin, now
> Jasper 20 Jan.
> Recorded 27 Feb 1817....From Molly McLaughlin
> 412 Willow St. Jesup
> Ga. 31545-4912...I ask for a copy, she did not
> send. Deed between
> Micajah Sansom Jr. and James Ruffin in Jasper
> Co. Ga. witnessed by
> Daniel Malone and John M. Fowler Pages
> 627-628-629..deed book #
> by Molly above. Micajah is buying 1/2 of land
> lot 140 in 16th Dist.
> of Baldwin..now Jasper Co. from James
> (Possibly a brother of William in Edgecombe-
> sons of William)
> 1825 Robert sold Slave for $540 in Jones Co Ga.
> 1826 Index to Ga. Poor School & Academy Records
> 1826-1850 Jones Co. Ga.,
> Sarah Ann Pridgen
> 1827 Jan 4, Robert sold 45 acres formerly Baldwin
> now Jones to Wiley
> Patterson,Jesse Bell, Witness Rachel his wife
> relinquished dower
> Only Nathaniel is shown in Baldwin
> earlier...in records I have
> 1827 May 16 OFFICIAL REGISTER OF LAND LOTTERY OF
> GEORGIA 61st Day Drawing
> Page 190 Fortunate Drawers: Robert Pridgen
> captains district:
> Number: 41 District: 9 County: Muscogee County
> (Matthew was in Jasper got Coweta, David was in
> Bulloch got Lee
> Edwin in Washington got Troup, Elizabeth
> (Widow) in Bulloch got
> Luke's orphans from Bulloch got Lee)
> 1829 Elizabeth was born..shows Macon Co. Ga.???
> 1829 Jan. 14...Jasper Co. Ga Some Ga. Co.
> Records..Lucas Vol II
> Last Will and Testiment of William Williby
> Probated Nov. 2 1829. Mentions son-in-law
> Nathaniel Pridgeon &
> William Giles & Sons Thomas,
> David, son William B. Williby, deceased son
> Robert, sons George,
> Randall,James & Ellis. Dtrs.
> Agnes and Elizabeth. Mentions two lots of land
> in Dooly Co. Ga.
> 1830 Census Jones Co Ga Robert 20-30 wife 30-40
> male 10-15 female 0-5
> p 462
> (Others in Ga. David-Bulloch p 98,
> Edwin-Washington p 244, James-Butts
> p 161, James-Henry p 240, William-Butts p 163,
> Matthew-Coweta p 387)
> 1830-3 Jones Co. Index to Ga. Poor School & Academy
> Records 1826-1850
> Thomas Pridgen (From Dorothy Ann Folmar on
> Pridgen List Aug.97)
> 1833- Stephen J. son of Allen & Mary born Al.
> 1832 Gold Land Lottery Robert from Jones drew land
> (James from Butts drew Forsythe, Luke (orph) from
> Bullloch drew
> 1836- November Term Jurors in Jones Co. GA Robert
> 1837-39 Union Recorder Baldwin Co. Ga. by Tad Evans.
> Rem. Marietta Cobb
> Co. Apr. 1839 Vol III 1831-39 List of
> Letters William Pridgeon
> 1839-James B. son of Allen & Mary born Al.
> 1840-Census- Dale Co. Al -Allen Pridgeon
> 1840 Census Jones Co Ga Robert 30-40 Wife 30-40
> Male 10-15,male
> 5-10,male Female 15-20,5-10
> and 0-5 or did I put down the wrong county?
> Macon County page 33 1840 Census by Devine
> Campbell..Robert Pridgins
> 30/40 ..males 0/5,5/10,10/15,females
> 40/50,15/20, 5/10..So it looks
> like he has an older wife?
> Living next door to him is John Aikins #552,
> and Martin Adams #550.
> Other names in the neighborhood Peacock,
> Gammage, Doster,Smith
> 1841-John W. son of Allen & Mary born Al.
> 1843-Martha A. dtr. of Allen & Mary born Al.
> 1846-Nancy J. dtr. of Allen & Mary born Al.
> 1846 Martha shows born Macon Co. Ga....probably
> right. to Robert & Rachel
> 1848-Margaret M. dtr. of Allen & Mary born Ga.
> 1850 Census Robert 49 NC Rachel 50 SC--in Macon Co
> Ga with James 19 Ga
> Robert 12 Ga Elizabeth 11 Ga and Martha 4 Ga.
> 1852 Tax Digest Macon Co. Ga. by Davine V Campbell
> Page 16 Robert Pridgen
> poll..listed no acres.
> 1853-JUNE TERM (Where was this? Taylor Co. Ga?
> The petition of Allen Pridgen of said county
> sheweth that his wife,
> Mary Pridgen,lately died
> intestate. She was at her death a resident of
> said county. Your
> petitioner applies for the
> Administration of her estate..due notice given
> by legal citation. The
> value of such effects as
> probably cover to the hands of the
> Administration will not exceed one
> thousand dollars. Your
> petitioner prays to be appointed and tenders
> Daniel W. Miller as his
> The above Petition granted upon his executing a
> bond with two
> thousand dollars and
> Security being qualified.
> 1853- Allen married Sarah Goff in Taylor Co.
> 1854-James B. son of Allen & Sarah Goff born Taylor
> Co. Ga.
> 1855-James B. son of Allen & Sarah Goff born Taylor
> Co. Ga.
> 1855 Elizabeth married 10 Jan. Macon Co. Ga. Dtr. of
> Robert & Rachel
> Probably line of Betty P. Morrell 2109
> Westfield Dr. Valdosta, Ga.
> 31602 who sent me a
> 1856-Jake C. son of Allen & Sarah Goff born Taylor
> Co. Ga.
> 1857-Joseph A. son of Allen & Sarah Goff born Taylor
> Co. Ga.
> 1857-60 Susan Pridgen was a member of Bethel
> Primitive Baptist Church
> about one mile south of
> 1858-Thomas F. son of Allen & Sarah Goff born Taylor
> Co. Ga.
> 1858-ORDINARY COURT FEBRUARY TERM (Was this in
> Taylor Co. Ga???)
> Present John Sturdivant, Ordinary
> The application of Alexander P. JONES for the
> Guardianship of the
> minor children of Allen
> PRIDGEN viz Jas B. Pridgen, Stephen J. Pridgen,
> John W. Pridgen,
> Martha A Pridgen, Nancy J.
> Pridgen, and Margaret M. Pridgen. Ordered that
> Citation issued.
> 1858-ORDINARY COURT MARCH TERM (Was this in Taylor
> Co. Ga???)
> Present John Sturdivant, Ordinary
> Court adjourned until Saturday
> The petition of Alexander P. JONES for letters of
> Guardianship of the
> persons and property of
> the minor children of Allen PRIDGEN. Due and
> legal notice has been
> given and no objection filed.
> It is ordered that Letters of Guardianship
> issed to Alexander P.
> Jones upon his giving bond and
> security and taking the oath required by law.
> Court adjourne
> 1859 Superior Court Taylor Co. Ga.
> pg 395 List of Grand Jurors drawn for October
> Term of court James M.
> Willis Joseph Brunson Jesse
> Adams Theophilus McGee Joseph H. Sheridan Peter
> T. Montfort EM
> Robinson John Windham W.C.
> Sibley Captain L. Walker Richard H. Rucker
> Septimus Brewer J.H.
> Caldwell Jacob Saylor James
> Williamson A.M. Rhodes William Griffeth J.A.
> Willis Uriah Wilson J.S.
> Gray John Searcy James A.
> Rucker A.J. Colbert Bartley McCrary Robert
> Scandrett John T. Parker
> James Bartlett Wm H.
> Christopher S.H. Dwight William J.F. Mitchell
> M.L. Brand William
> Northern James Ellison H.H. Long
> Joseph Hollis William Wilson PETIT JURORS James
> Whittle J.T. Ricker
> G.T. McCrary A.J. Calhoun J.
> Williams John Jinks W.R. Shepherd Wesley Cox
> Chapman Barefield Daniel
> Worsham W. Garrett
> James Revel A. Morrell John Parks N. Sanders
> Osborn Downing W.G. Parks
> W. Bird Robert Prigen
> Thomas Wilson Cullen Bryan J.B. Mathews J.B.
> Greggs W.A. Ray Wm
> Culverhouse John Amerson H.
> Brewer John Humphries Wm Fickling Mathew Rogers
> James Binum D.B.
> Lawson John Silas John
> Spellers Miar Posey Amos Rogers Ursi Moore Elias
> Cody J.B. Windham
> Thomas Edwards William
> Stewart B. Wilson H. Everett A. Posey B. Dowing
> 1859-Taylor Co. Ga. Grand Jury Records pg 408 Elam
> B. Waters vs Allen
> Prigen Jury Judgement for
> 1860-Elizabeth dtr. of Allen & Sara Goff born Al.
> 1860 Census- Allen- (Al?)
> 1860- Superior COurt Apr. Taylor Co. Ga. Petit
> Jurors drawn James
> Windham, G.W.B. Joiner ?, John
> O'Neal, G.T. Moreel, A. Lavender, S.R. Hobbs,
> J.T. Ogletree, E.J.
> Taylor, James Pearson, John
> Palmore, E.B. Daniel, John B. Lee, R.S. Moore,
> N.L. Riley, U. Moore,
> Jas Hortman, Z.K. Hamilton,
> W.J. Newton, L.S. Hobbs, David L. Wactkor,
> Seaborn Mulkey, W.
> Hickey, B.S. Griffin, H.H. Loyd,
> Jas Bailey, Warren Barefield, Washingto
> Burnett, J. Bachelor, Robert
> Priggen, J.A. McCants,
> William H. Miller, James Currington, W.F.
> Brasington, J. Bachelor,
> T.W. Speight, G.W. Nelson,
> Wiliam T. Stewart, Pleasnat G. Shepherd, Aretus
> Turner, Doctor
> Herin, C.A. Adams, Elias Cody,
> Moody Barefiled, J.T. Dwigth, A.J. Rogers, Joel
> Mathews, Thomas
> Wilson, Thomas A. Springs
> 1860 Census Macon Co. Ga. Robert Pridgeon
> 857th District BUTLER
> TAYLOR COUNTY GA TAX DIGEST - 1860
> Taylor County Tax Digest -July 26, 1860
> 857th District BUTLER
> Jones, Alexander P. 1-2 5 slaves $2750
> Pridgen, Robert E 1-0
> Pridgen, Robert 1-1\2
> Pridgen, James R. 1-0
> As agent for Pridgen, Thomas C. 0-0 202 172 12 2
> 202 173 12 2 $600
> Guardian for Pridgen, Allen children 200 - 13 2
> Taylor $100
> Poll Tax would indicate that you were of voting
> age, probably 21 and
> The Military Age would probably be 18 - 33.
> The Act of 1852 Tax Laws established the "Ad
> Valorem" system still
> used today. The property
> was appraised and set a rate of taxation. In
> 1860, the rate was
> 1/12 of 1%. Exempt were: all
> plantation and mechanical tools, furniture
> under $300, all
> libraries, all poultry, $200 exemption of
> "other property", all annual crops, all firearms
> and all clothing.
> The average price of an acre of land
> in 1860 Taylor County was about $5 The average
> price of a slave was
> Line of Janice Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
> Pridgeon List to me May 8,
> Vivian Pridgen-Brockway, South Bend,IN
> 1862- About? Adeline J. "Addie" Pridgeon born Al???
> On Census Record???
> Not listed by other
> genealogist as member of this family- need
> 1869 Taylor Co. Ga. Robert Pridgeon
> 1870 Mortality Schedule. Census.Butler, Taylor,
> Ga..Persons who died
> during year ending 1 Jan.
> ...shows Robert Pridgeon Farmer d Mar. from
> Fall. Pg. 283
> A James Ruffin and Rachel Deel married Jasper
> Co. Ga. and James
> Ruffin married Rebecca Morrell
> 1870 Census- Allen Pridgeon--- ????
> 1870-Taylor Co. Ga.
> James Pridgeon 59
> with Adeline Barfield Pridgeon 20 and Symantha
> (Susan) 6 mo.
> 1874-1876 James Pridgen,Eliza Pridgeon joined Bethel
> Primitive Bap.
> Taylor Co.
> 1877-Allen Pridgeon died Coffee Co. Al.
> 1879 Taylor Co. Ga.
> Will of Francis Boykin. James Pridgen named
> guardian of 2 children.
> Orphans of William Deal. Clark
> 1880 - A Sara J(?) Prigon 60 born SC parents born
> SC Taylor Co. Ga.
> Dtr Allie (?) 27 Barefield grandtrs and
> grandsons..Samantha, 12,
> Millie, 10,
> Adda, 6, James T, 2.
> To: Ann Cline Subject: Allen W Pridgen TaylorCo
> Ann, I didn't know if you had seen all of these
> bits of information
> about Pridgens in Taylor Co.
> Putting it all together really makes it
> interesting. And.. I haven't
> forgotten my promise to send
> you the Pike Co. info. I need your mailing
> address. I have one for
> you but it must not be correct
> because it's not listed on the internet. There's
> another one in
> Athens, but I wasn't sure it was
> you. I believe it was listed as Tim Cline.
> I have abstracted only a portion of the
> information in the columns.
> Other columns recorded the
> value of personal property, carriages, etc.
> Because these Tax sheets
> were a two page spread, I
> chose to abstract only the essential
> information. For complete
> details, you will need to look at
> the LDS or GA Archives microfilm or the
> originals in the Butler
> Courthous Allen Pridgen b.
> 10/3/1814 NC d. 8/20/1877 Coffee co. Al.
> md. Mary Unknown . abt.
> 1833-35 b. ? d. 1852-
> 53 Taylor county Ga.
> 1. Stephen J. b. 1837 Ga.
> 2. James b. 1839 ''
> 3. John W. b. 1841 Al. my line
> 4. Marhta b. 1843 "
> 5. Nancy b. 1846 "
> 6. Margaret b. 1848 "
> md. Sarah Goff April 7 1853 d. Unk.
> 1. John B. b.1854 Ga.
> 2. James B. b.1855 "
> 3. Jake C b. 1856 "
> 4.Joseph A, b.1857 ''
> 5. Thomas F, b.1858 "
> 6.Elizabeth b. 1860 Al.
> 7.Jefferson D, b.1861 "
> md. Gilliann Frances Taylor abt 1867??
> their Children :
> 1.George W. b. 1868
> 2. James Lawson . b.1870
> 3.Americas b.1872
> 4. Idella b. 1874
> 5.Little Allen b.1878
> 6. Step daughter. Victoria Gonzala Taylor b. 1866
> I would truly love to know who Moses Margaret and
> Allens Parents were. I
> will share information with those who are
> Ann. Cline
> P S. does anyone have information on a Jane Pridgen
> who was married to a
> Johnson in Sampson NC. abt 1830-35
> Allen liked the lady's . He had a girlfriend I
> think Sarah cought him
> an took up and went back to Ga. I wonder if James
> and Thomas went with
> her Adeline would have been born before James why
> she was not listed
> in Al. i do not know i can only guess they may have
> left her in Ga. I
> looked everywhere in Al for a death record for Sarah
> Pridgen [Goff]
> could not find her found in 1870 or 1880 Taylor
> census not sure at this
> time the currect year, living with her daughter
> Adeline. two houses
> down from a James Pridgeon, this Sarah was
> listed as the widow of
> Pridgen. My question is , are these Sarah's the
> same Sarah if so
> what happened to James and Thomas I can find no
> mention of them after
> the 1860 al census. Did Sarah just go back and
> tell her family Allen
> had died leaving her a widow , are these Allens
> the same man or are
> they two different men, Now i saw that there was
> some talk about a Luke
> Pridgen with a Moses I have wondered if this was
> not Moses Father does
> his age seem old enough to be Moses father. ?
> I wonder if Robert W. Pridgen Taylor Co, Ga. and
> Allen , Moses ,
> Margaret were the childern of this Luke Pridgen.
> I am still looking
> for a connection I welcome any help to figure this
> one out. I fell like
> a dog running around in circles after his tail.
> th ank You Ann
> > I would like to reply to this post, I am a
> descendent of Allen
> > Wirght
> > Pridgen b. 10-3-1814 NC. died 8-20-1877 Coffee
> County Alabama, I
> > think
> > this Allen is the same Allen Pridgin from Taylor
> County Ga. Who
> > married
> > Sarah Goff July 1853. his first wife Mary died
> March -- April 1853
> > they had
> > 6 children Allen md Sarsh July 1853 they had 5
> children what i
> > find
> > interesting is June 1857 Taylor county court
> records shows where a
> > Alexender P Jones applyed to the court for custudy
> of Allen 's
> > children and
> > they name the 6 children of Allen and Mary Pridgen
> but not Allen's
> > and
> > Sarah's in 1860 Allen and Sarah are living in
> coffee county Alabama
> > . and the
> > 6 children who were listed in the court records
> are in Alabama as
> > well . so i
> > think Allen and Sarah took their family and left
> Ga and went back to
> > Alabama.
> > Sarah had 5 children in her home the last was
> Elizabeth there was a
> > John,
> > [James], John C [ who was Jake C ] Thomas,.
> Elizabeth b.1860 and
> > Margaret
> > 12 years old [Mary's dau. ] Allen liked the
> lady's . He had a
> > girlfriend I
> > think Sarah cought him an took up and went back to
> Ga. I wonder if
> > James and
> > Thomas went with her Adeline would have been born
> before James why
> > she was
> > not listed in Al. i do not know i can only guess
> they may have left
> > her in
> > Ga. I looked everywhere in Al for a death record
> for Sarah Pridgen
> > [Goff]
> > could not find her found in 1870 or 1880 Taylor
> census not sure at
> > this time
> > the currect year, living with her daughter
> Adeline. two houses down
> > from a
> > James Pridgeon, this Sarah was listed as the
> widow of Allen
> > Pridgen.
> > My question is , are these Sarah's the same
> Sarah if so what
> > happened to
> > James and Thomas I can find no mention of them
> after the 1860 al
> > census. Did
> > Sarah just go back and tell her family Allen had
> died leaving her a
> > widow ,
> > are these Allens the same man or are they two
> different men,
> > Now i saw that there was some talk about a
> Luke Pridgen with a
> > Moses I
> > have wondered if this was not Moses Father does
> his age seem old
> > enough to be
> > Moses father. ?
> > I wonder if Robert W. Pridgen Taylor Co, Ga.
> and Allen , Moses ,
> > Margaret
> > were the childern of this Luke Pridgen. I am
> still looking for a
> > connection
> I welcome any help to figure this one out. I fell
> like a dog running
> around in circles after his tail. thank You Ann
jan 10, 2003
Do you have a census reference for Allen Pridgen in 1850? I found an abstract in Taylor County, Georgia that you have mentioned before concerning Allen Pridgen. This abstract is where Alexander T. Jones applies to be the guardian of Stephen J., James B., John W. Martha A., Nancy J., and Margaret M Pridgen, minors of Allen Pridgen, deceased. Dated 10 Feb 1858.
If Allen Pridgen is deceased by 1858, he can't be the same Allen Pridgen who is in Alabama in 1860. I think we need to sort out two different Allen Pridgens.