ETHELDRED PRIDGEN born 1792 here? and to COL CO, NC
From: "Jean D Teachey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I am researching the Pridgen Family of Greene Co. I spoke with you on the
phone about a year ago but never followed up.
My great-great-great grandmother was Sarah/Sally Pridgen, born in Greene
Co. about 1790-1800. She married Barney/Barna/Barnabus Stanley from Duplin
Co. He was born in Sampson Co. around 1770-1775? They had three
daughters, the first being Mary Elizabeth Stanley, born in 1817. The
others were Jensie and Sarah. They married Stroud's from the Duplin Co.
area. They are believed to have lived somewhere around Seven Springs.
Barney and Sarah were in Wayne Co. in 1850. I found at LCC a piece of
paper saying she was the daughter of Gray Ruffin Pridgen or Etheldred
Pridgen but this was not correct. Said she did not die until 1900,
however, in the will of Barney Stanley, filed in Lenoir Co, she had died
before or about 1882. I believe that it could be possible for her to be
the daughter of Thomas Pridgen and Martha Ruffin. I noticed that in your
web site they are listed as having a daughter named Sarah. The only two
Pridgens listed on the Greene Co. Census of 1790 was Ruffin and Thomas.
Mary Elizabeth Stanley (Sarah's daughter) married Benjamin W. Mitchell.
The names of their children fit in the Ruffin and Pridgen Families. such
as, Mary, Benjamin Franklin, Penniah, Winnefred, Etheldred, and James. Any
information that you might have that could possibly help me to connect her
to this family would be most appreciated, not only to myself but to others
in my family that are searching and agree with my theory.
Thank you so much for your time and cooperation.
ELIJAH STANLEY, REV WAR SOLDIER OF DUPLIN CO, NC for CAPT MICHAEL
THEY SERVED UNDER COL JAMES KENAN IN BATTLE OF MOORES CREEK
WILLIAM PRIDGEON , REV WAR FROM DUPLIN CO, NC, enlisted 1775 and served
months under Capt Richard CLINTON AND COL JAMES KENAN AND IN BATTLE OF MOORES
CRRED ON FEB 27, 1776 and about a year LATER elised under COL KENAN and others
THIS WM PRIDGEON had a daughter ELIZEBETH married ABRAHAM SELLERS .(went to
AL/GA ca 1830's)
THIS ELIZABETH SELLERS PRIDGEON had a SISTER ELIZABETH who married a PRIDGEN.
REV WAR JAMES KENAN OF DUPLIN CO, NC joined JAMES MOOORE at CROSS CREEK
joined JAMES MOORE TO BATTLE AT MOORES CREEK BRIDGE IN FEB 1776.
A JAMES KENAN born ca 1740 was sheriff of Duplin in 1762. DIED 1810 .BURIED
county line SAMPSON/DUPLIN
SON of THOMAS and ELIZABETH JOHNSTON KENAN.
A FRIEND and FELLOW SOLDIER richard clinton MARRIED james kenan's sister
The PRIDGEN group will have more on these families. THANKS for sharing,
I have NOTHING ELSE on GREENE CO, NC = will collect.