Pr9 Jonathan Smith Prather

    Pr9 Jonathan Prather was the son of Thomas Prather (Pr10) and   Mary McKay ?Powell
    Born: 1631 at Latton near Elon-Water (Eaton Water ), Wiltshire, England
    Died: 1680 Calvert Co., Maryland
    Married: Lyle Jane McKay (The first name indicates a relationship to the l'Isle family and the spelling of the family name indicates an Irish branch of the the MacKay family. ysearch.org/259G3 reports Jane Goldsmith as wife b about 1635/8 in Va. d 1713 Prince Georges Md.
    (Pr8-1) Jane Prater, m. Aaron Prather
    (Pr8-2) Jonathan Prather,  II, 12 Sep 1662/6 Calvert Co. Md.  - 20 Mar 1734/6 Prince Georges Co Md. m Elizabeth Biggers and had
    Pr8-2-1 Jonathan Prather
    Pr8-2-2 Anne Prather
    Pr8-2-3 Martha Prather, m William Nathan Prather (Pr8-4-1) 1722-24 St John's Parish Prince George Co. Md
    Susanna Prather
    Pr8-2-4 Mary Jane Prather ysearch.org/259G3 reports b 12 Sep 1703 Prince Georges Co. Md. d 1779 m Aaron Prather and had issue:
    Pr8-2-5 Rachael Prather
    (Pr8-3) George Prather, born Abt. 1668 in Calvert County, Maryland; died 07/29/1698 in Prince George County, Maryland; married Mary Bignall Abt. 1698 in Prince George County, Maryland; died Unknown.
    (Pr8-4) William Nathan Prather, 1670 - 1747 m. Anne Yates daughter of George Yates and Mary Wells
    William Nathan Prather m 1st Ruth Edmundson 2nd Martha Prather (Pr8-2-3) and had James William Prather (m Ann Turner) and Nathan Prather (m Anne Wilcoxen)
    Jane Prather
    Prisilla Prather
    Margaret Prther
    Joseph Prather
    John Prather
    Sarah Prather
    Elizabeth Prather
    (Pr8) Thomas MacKay Prather
    (Pr8-6) John Prater, 
    (Pr8-7)  Elizabeth Prather
    (Pr8-8) Edward Prather
    The first date found for Jonathan in Maryland records is 26 Feb 1658 (Provincial Court Proceedings Liber 8 Folio 158. But there is an earlier undated record Liber SF 141) when Jonathan demanded a warrant against Cornelius KENNEDY. In September 1664 "came Margaret Read, Relict of John Read late of Calvert Co....to have Robert KINGSBURY and Jonathan PRATER appraisers of said estate". (Prov. Ct. Liber 19) This second connection with a Read family may indicate some connection. Jonathan names a son George. 
         Jonathan died 1680; his inventory was recorded August 21st. His widow Jane (nee McKay, married John Smith, a wealthy planter of Mattapany Landing. Pr. George Co, Md. John Smith's will 1707 and Jane's 1715 mention the Prather children. 
         .Note: L.A.Wilson, English genealogist, says that Jonathan was "born at 'Latton' a manorial estate near Eaton Water in the County of Wiltshire about 1630." Latton was an early home of the family and Jonathan's grandfather was called "of Eaton Water" but it seems that Jonathan was born in Virginia after his father emigrated. 
    Source:
    http://nickell.tierranet.com/john/dat388.htm#2
    http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?Thomas,Sprigg::md/princegeorges::138.html
    http://woodslegear.homestead.com/files/hermanancestors.htm

    http://home.nc.rr.com/familyforest/prather.html gives this pedigree:

    The Descendents of William Prater/Prather

    Generation 1
     

    1) WILLIAM PRATER (Pr15) b. 1450 Eaton Water, Wiltshire England d. Inglesham, Wiltshire England m. ?? Carew
    Children of William Prather and ?? Carew
    2) John Prater (Pr14) b. 1480 Eaton Water, Wiltshire, England d. 1547 Inglesham Manor, Wiltshire England
    3) William Prater b. 1485
     

    Generation 2
     

    2) JOHN PRATER (Pr14) b. 1480 Eaton Water, Wiltshire, England d. 1547 Inglesham Manor, Wiltshire England m. Elene Kingston (dau of William Kingston) 1505 in Inglesham, Wiltshire England
    Children of John Prater and Elene Kingston
    3) George Prater (Pr13) b. 1510 Inglesham Wiltshire, Wiltshire England d. 15 June 1564 Nunny, Somerset, England
    4) John Prater b. 1520
    5) Joane Prater b. 1518

    Generation 3
     

    3) GEORGE PRATER (Pr13) b. 1510 Inglesham Wiltshire, Wiltshire England d. 15 June 1564 Nunny, Somerset, England m. Jane Plott (dau of Sir Richard Plott) 1534 in Shefford Magna, Wiltshire England
    Children of George Prater and Jane Plott
    6) Anthony Thomas Prater (Pr12) b. 1545 Latton, Wilshire England. d. 21 Aug 1583 Stanton St. Bernard, Wiltshire England
    7) Richard Prater b. 1540
    8) George Prater b. 1551
    9) John Prater b. 1550
    10) Dorothy Prater b. 1552
    11) Nicholas Prater b. 1553
    12) Bartholomew Prater b. 1560
    13) Alis Prater b. 1555
    14) Margaret Prater b. 1556
    15) Elinor Prater b. 1559
     

    Generation 4
     

    6) ANTHONY THOMAS PRATER (Pr12) b. 1545 Latton, Wilshire England. d. 21 Aug 1583 Stanton St. Bernard, Wiltshire England m. (1) Elizabeth Winter Ivye m. (2) Judith Ivye 1571 in West Kingston, Wiltshire England
    Children of Anthony Prater and Judith Ivye
    16) Thomas Prater (Pr11) b. 1577 Stanton, St. Bernard, Wiltshire England d. 1628 Eaton Water Wiltshire, England
    17) Thomas Prater
    18) William Prater
    19) Elizabeth Prater
    20) Ferdinado Prater
    21) George Prater
     

    Generation 5
     

    16) THOMAS PRATER (Pr11) b. 1577 Stanton, St. Bernard, Wiltshire England d. 1628 Eaton Water Wiltshire, England m. Margaret Quintyne (dau of Henry Quintyne and Alice) 4 June 1599 in Clyffe Papard Ch. Shefford Magna, Wiltshire England
    Children of Thomas Prater and Margaret Quintyne
    22) Thomas Prater (Pr10) b. 1606 Wiltshire, Marborough England d. 1666 VA, USA
    23) Alice Prater
    24) William Prater
    25) Samuel Prater
     

    Generation 6
     

    THOMAS PRATHER (Pr10) b. 1606 Wiltshire, Marborough England d. 1666 VA, USA m. Mary McKay (or Powell) in Virginia
    Children of Thomas Prater and Mary
    (Pr9) Johathan Prater (Pr9) b. 1631 Virginia d. bef. 21 Aug 1680 Calvert Co. MD
    (Pr9-2) Samuel Prater b. unknown d. 1679 Dorchester Co. MD
    (Pr9--3) William Prater b. unknown d. England
    (Pr9-4) Richard Prater b. unknown d. Rappahannock Co. VA
    (Pr9-5) John Prater b. unknown d. Rappahannock Co. VA
     

    Generation 7
     

     JONATHAN PRATER (Pr9) b. 1631 Virginia d. bef. 21 Aug 1680 Calvert Co. MD m. Lyle Jane McKay 12 Sept 1666 in Prince George Co. MD
    Children of Johathan Prater and Lyle Jane McKay
    31) William Nathan Prater I b. 1668 Calvert Co. MD d. 1747 Prince George Co. MD
    32) Jonathan Prater II b. 1662
    33) Jane Prater b. 1664
    34) George Prater b. 1668 d. 1698
     (Pr8) Thomas Prater b. 1673 d. 1712
    36) John Prater b. 1676 d. 1718
    37) Elizbeth Prater b. 1678 m. Philip Gitting Jr.
     

    Generation 8
     

    31) WILLIAM NATHAN PRATHER I b. 1668 Calvert Co. MD d. 1747 Prince George Co. MD m. Anne Yates (dau of George Yates and Mary Stockett)
    Children of William Nathen Prather I and Anne Yates
    38) John Prather b. 12 Jun 1713 Prince George Co. MD d. 6 Nov 1796 Montgomery Co. MD
    39) William Nathen Prather II b. 8 Mar 1699.1700, Prince George Co. MD d. Sept 1780 Prince George Co. MD m. Martha Prather 1722 St. Johns Parish MD
    40) Jane Prater b. 12 Oct 1703 Prince George Co. MD m. William Ward 27 Dec 1723
    41) Pricilla Prather b. 21 Sept 1707 Prince George Co. MD m. William Brasher Jr. 11 June 1734 Queen Anne Parish Prince George Co. MD
    42) Margaret Prather b. 9 Aug Prince George Co. MD d. aft 1733
    43) Joseph Prather b. 11 July 1711 Prince George Co. MD
    44) Sarah Prather b. 23 Mar 1715/16 Prince George Co. MD m. 45) William Prather 15 Jan 1738/39
    46) Elizabeth Prather b. 1718 Prince George Co. MD

    Generation 9
     

    38) JOHN PRATHER b. 12 Jun 1713 Prince George Co. MD d. 6 Nov 1796 Montgomery Co. MD m. Rachell O'Dell (dau of thomas O'Dell and Margaret Beal) in Queen Anne Parish, Maryland
    Children of John Prather and Rachell O'Dell
    47) Thomas H. (Franklin) Prather b. 21 Jun 1740 Montgomery Co. MD d. 1820 Iredell Co. NC
    48) Sarah Prather b. 1738 MD m. Zachariah Linthicum
    49) Mary Prather b. 1747 MD d. 1776 m. William Duvall
     

    Generation 10
     

    47) THOMAS H. (FRANKLIN) PRATHER b. 21 Jun 1740 Montgomery Co. MD d. 1820 Iredell Co. NC m. (1) Rachel Gaither m. (2) Verlinda Roby 12 Jun 1873 in Rowan Co. NC
    Children of Thomas H. (Franklin) Prather and Rachel Gaither
    50) Rachel O'Dell Prather b. abt 1770 NC m. Benhamin Beasley 30 Sept 1791 Stokes Co NC
    Amelia Elvira Prather b. abt 1771
    Sarah Prather
    51) John Prather m. Mary Polly Franklin 19 Aug 1816 Stokes Co. NC
    Children of Thomas H. (Franklin) Prather and Verlinda Roby
    52) Hamilton Erwin Prather b. 8 Oct 1804 Iredel Co. NC d. 22 Apr Lincoln Co. NC
    53) Thomas Prather II b. 2 Feb 1782 Rowan Co. NC d. 1855 Surry Co. NC m. Unknown 1807
    54) Eleanor Helen Prather b. 1786 Rowan Co. NC m. Benjamin Gaither 30 Jul 1818 in Rowan Co. NC
    55) Eli Prather b. 1787 d. 1812 m. Cassandra Lovelace 23 Mar 1802 McCracken Co KY
    56) Elizabeth Prather b. 1788 d. Mead Co. KY m. Russel Bassett
    57) Elisha R. Prather b. 20 Mar 1790 d. aft 1860 Bureau Co. IL m. Elizabeth Hurley 20 Mar 1821 Bureau Co. IL
    58) Hiram Henry Prather b. 14 Jan 1796 m. Ann Lovelace
    60) Nathen Franklin Prather b. 24 Nov 1800 d. 14 Mar 1844 m. Elizbeth Lambert 2 July 1826 York Co. SC
     

    Generation 11

    52) HAMILTON ERWIN PRATHER b. 8 Oct 1804 Iredel Co. NC d. 22 Apr Lincoln Co. NC m. Mary Lambert 18 May 1825 in Lincoln Co. NC
    Children of Hamilton Erwin Prather and Mary Lambert
    61) Joseph Jeramiah Prather b. 7 Feb 1835 Lincoln Co. NC d. 26 Dec 1912 West Blockton, Bibb Co. AL
    62) John Jasper Prather b. 2 Apr 1826 in Lincoln Co. NC m. Unknown
    63) Sarah Verlinda Prather b. 1 Apr 1828 Lincoln Co. NC m. John M. Porter 16 Nov 1847 Mecklenburg Co. NC
    64) Simon Thomas Prather b. 7 Feb 1833 Lincoln Co. NC d. 1855 Mt. Holley NC.
    65) Hamilton Huggins Prather b. 14 Feb 1836
    67) Eli Elisha Prather b. 9 July 1837
    68) Mary Ann Prather b. 9 Sept 1830
     

    Generation 12
     

    61) JOSEPH JERAMIAH PRATHER b. 7 Feb 1835 Lincoln Co. NC d. 26 Dec 1912 West Blockton, Bibb Co. AL m.(1) Jane Elizabeth Shields( dau of James Shields and Nancy Thomlinson) 27 May 1858 in Gaston, Lincoln Co. NC
    Children of Joseph J. Prather and Jane Elizabeth Shields
    69) Addie Luella Prather b. 27 Jul 1873 Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co. AL d. 23 Aug 1948 in Johnston City, Williamson Co. IL
    70) Irene Elizabeth Prather b. 17 Jan 1868 NC d. Texas m. ?? Mayo
    71) William T. Prather b. 30 June 1850 NC d. 30 Jun 1850
    72)John W.D. Prather b. 28 Apr 1860 d. 8 Apr 1868 in NC
    73) Joseph W. Prather b. 1 Aug 1863 NC d. 19 Jul 1867 NC
    74) Mary Carletta Prather b. 28 Jan 1866 m. William Pizzario Dunham d. Eastland Texas
    75) James H. Prather b. 7 Sept 1867 NC d. 23 Oct 1942 West Blockton, Bibb Co. AL
    76) Georgeanna Lee Prather b. 22 May 1869 NC
    77) Zebulon Vance Prather b. 19 Sept 1877, Tallapoosa Co. AL d. 14 May 1936 West Blockton Bibb Co. AL
    78) Ernest Salemma Prather b. 26 Jan 1880 Tallapoosa Co. AL d. 5 May 1955 Jefferson Co. AL
     

    Generation 13
     

    69) ADDIE LUELLA PRATHER b. 27 Jul 1873 Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co. AL d. 23 Aug 1948 in Johnston City, Williamson Co. IL m. Michael Shannon II (son of Michael Shannon I and Catherine Richeford) 18 Sept 1891 in West Blockton, Bibb Co. AL
    Children of Addie Luella Prather adn Michael Shannon II
    79) Edward Thomas Shannon b. 25 Mar 1901 Blockton, Bibb Co. AL d. 23 Jan 1982 West Frankfort, Franklin Co. IL
    80) Catherine Salena Shannon b. 12 Jun 1892 West Blockton, Bibb Co. AL d. 31 Oct 1928 West Blockton, Bibb Co. AL
    81) Janie Lee Shannon b. 21 Nov 1893 West Blockton, Bibb Co. AL d. 4 May 1962 m. William Fancher
    82) Michael Shannon III b. 18 Aug West Blockton, Bibb Co. AL d. 9 July 1978 Williamson Co. IL m. Clair Blockley Hines
    83) Joseph Shannon b. 2 Jun 1897 West Blockton Bibb Co. AL d. 6 Han 1962 Johnston City Williamson Co. IL
    84) James Matthew Shannon b. 30 Sept 1899 West Blockton, Bibb Co. AL d. 18 May 1965 Williamson Co. IL
    85) Agnes Joanna Shannon b. 16 Mar 1903 West Blockton Bibb Co. AL d. 1996 Johnston City, Williamson Co. IL
    86) Louie Patrick Shannon b. 6 Aug 1905 West Blockton, Bibb Co. AL d. 3 Sept 1906
    87) Mamie Elizabeth Shannon b. 20 Oct 1906 Abernant, Tuskaloosa Co. AL d. Chicago, Cook Co. IL m. Frank Davis bef 1933
    88) Evelyn Estelle Shannon b. 31 May 1908 Abernant Tuskaloosa Co. AL d. 21 Aur 1915 Abernant Tuskaloosa Co. AL
    89) Frances Theo Shannon d. Dec 1999
    90) John Morgan Shannon b. 24 Jul 1912 Abernant, Tuskaloosa Co. AL d. Jul 1981 Johnston City IL Williamson Co. IL
    91) William Vance Shannon <still living>
     

    Generation 14
     

    79) EDWARD THOMAS SHANNON b. 25 Mar 1901 Blockton, Bibb Co. AL d. 23 Jan 1982 West Frankfort, Franklin Co. IL m. Ann Evelyn Whittington (dau of Harmon Whittington and Lela Newton) 6 Jun 1933 in Fredricktown MO
    Children of Edward Thomas Shannon and Anne Whittington
    92) Mora Alice Shannon b 1935 Herrin, Williamson Co. IL d. Pinehurst, Moore Co. NC m. Robert Leslie Bagwell (son of Leslie Albon Bagwell and Luella Hammacher) 11 Aug 1956
    93) Eda Kathleen Shannon <still living>
     


    http://www.angelfire.com/md/canada/pagep.html gives the following data:

    PLOTT, Richard  pb. Berkshire, Eng m. Miss Geraldine ???
    CHILDREN: Jane (1515-2/15/1587) pb. Berkshire, Eng pd. Wiltshire, Eng

    PLOTT, Jane, (1515-2/15/1587) m. (1516-6/5/1564) George Prater md. (1534)
    CHILDREN: Anthony Thomas Prater, (1545-8/21/1583) b. & d. Latton Manor, Wiltshire, Eng

    PRATER, Williamus (de Praers ??) bp. England
    CHILDREN: William

    PRATER, William, Esquire  m.  Alice Carew
    CHILDREN: John, (1492-1547) England bp. Wiltshire, Eng

    PRATER, John, Esquire (1492-1547) m. (1493-1547) Elene Kingston bp. Wiltshire, Eng md. (1510)
    CHILDREN: George, (1516-6/15/1564) b. Eaton Water d. Latton Manor

    PRATER, George, Esquire (1516-6/15/1564) m.  (1515-2/15/1587) Jane Plott pb. Berkshire, Eng pd. Wiltshire, Eng  md. (1534)
    CHILDREN: Anthony Thomas, (1545-8/21/1583) Latton Manor, Wiltshire, Eng

    PRATER, Anthony Thomas, (1545-8/21/1583), Gentleman of England *(m. 1st) (1550- 2/15/1578) Judith Ivye md. (1566)
    His brother, Richard Prater, Esquire,  lived in Nunny Castle, Somerset, England.
    CHILDREN: Thomas, Gentlman of England (5/6/1573-1628) pb. Wiltshire, Eng

    PRATER, Anthony Thomas, *(m. 2nd) Elizabeth Wynter Ivey md. (11/10/1585)
    CHILDREN: ?

    PRATER, Thomas, (5/6/1573-1628) Gentleman of England m. (1578-1628) Margaret Quintyne bp. Wiltshire, Eng  md. (6/4/1599)
    CHILDREN: Thomas (Prather) Prater, (12/26/1604-1666) pb. Wiltshire, Eng pd. Elizabeth Citties,VA

    PRATER, Thomas (12/26/1604-1666) m. (1606-?) Mary Mac Kay/McKay or Powell
    Thomas came to America from Eaton Water, Wiltshire, England. Landing at Elizabeth Citties,VA in 1622 He was 18 CHILDREN: Jonathan, (1631-8/21/1680) in VA

    PRATHER, Jonathan (1631-8/21/1680) m. (1635-1713) Lyle Jane MacKay md. (9/12/1666)
    CHILDREN: William Nathan, (1670-1748) b. & d. Calvert, MD

    PRATER, Jonathan (9/2/1666-3/20/1736) b. Calvert, MD d. Prince George, MD m. Elizabeth Biggers (1688-4/21/1737) b. & d. Prince George, MD
    CHILDREN: Martha Prater, (1707-1781) b. & d. Prince George, MD

    PRATHER, William Nathan (1670-1748) m.  (1674-1699) Ann Yates bp. Anne Arundel, MD
    CHILDREN: William Nathan II, (3/8/1700-10/20/1780) bp. Prince George's Co., MD

    PRATHER, William Nathan II (3/8/1700-10/20/1780) m. (1707-1781) Martha Prather b. & d. Prince George, MD
    CHILDREN: John Josiah, (1721-1763) pb. Prince George, MD pd. Frederick Co., MD

    PRATHER, John Josiah (1721-1763) m. (1719-4/15/1814) Abarilla Hyatt pb. Prince George, MD pd. Newberry, SC
    CHILDREN: Basil Pitts (Prather) Prater (1745-1832) pb. Prince George, MD pd. Laurens, SC

    PRATER, Basil Pitts (Prather) (1745-1832) m. (1747-1832)  Priscilla Swearengen md. (1/1/1768)
    CHILDREN: Brice Bazel, (1776-2/1859) pb. Laurens Co., SC pd. Wayne Co, TN

    PRATER, Brice Bazel (Prather) Prater (1776-2/1859) pd. Wayne Co., TN md. (1800) Martha Elizabeth Riley bp. SC (1784-1850) pd. Wayne Co., TN
    CHILDREN: Samuel Prater, (1822-2/21/1859) bp. & dp. Wayne Co., TN

    PRATER, Samuel (1822-2/21/1859) dp. Wayne Co., TN m. Elizabeth Rebecca Riley (1828-?) bp TN
    CHILDREN: Holloway, (1845-10/9/1917) pb. Wayne Co., TN

    PRATER, Holloway (Holly) (4/14/1845-10/9/1917) pd. Wayne Co., TN m. 1/1/1863 Malinda (Lindy) Sanders (1845-11/12/1921) pd. Wayne Co., TN
    CHILDREN: Francis Elyphus, pb TN (10/19/1867-10/9/1962) pd. Boonesville, MS

    PRATER, Francis Elyphus (10/19/1867-10/9/1962) (*m. 1st  5/30/1889) Rachel Prater (12/9/1875-1926) bp.TN dp.CA
    CHILDREN: Samuel Oliver, (7/5/1895-9/24/1974) WC. TN; Malinda "Lynn", (12/6/1896-?) WC. TN. Cora Edith, (10/1889-1926) Wayne Co,. TN; William King, (4/22/1892-1/12/1946) WC. TN.

    PRATER, Francis Elyphus (10/19/1867-10/9/1962) (*m. 2nd 190?) Callie Dawnie Wilson (12/13/1887-5/23/1962) pd. Boonesville, MS
    CHILDREN: Nettie Augustus,(1/3/1906-12/24/1974) pb wayne County, TN; Kate died as infant; Iley Leonard, (10/31/1911-7/28/1986); Edith Marie, (8/12/1920-11/27/1987) pd. MS

    PRATER, Nettie Augustus, (1/3/1906-12/24/1974) and Wheeler Marvin Newborn (3/19/1907- 2/8/1994) dp. Helena, AK
    CHILDREN: Reba Lois Newborn, (6/26/1924-8/2/1987) pb Boonesville, MS pd. Westmorland, CA

    PRATER, Nettie Augustus (1/3/1906-12/24/1974) pd. Brawley, CA  married Jessie Adams
    CHILDREN: Sue Adams,  J C (John Calvin) Adams.

    PRATER, Iley Lenord, (10/31/1911-7/28/1986) m. Kathern Littlejohn md. (4/24/1942) in MS
    CHILDREN: Lenord Harlman, and Elizabeth Marie

    PRATER, Edith Marie, (8/12/1920-11/27/1987) pd. MS m. (10/16/1912-1/26/1947) Phillip Marlin Miller pd MS
    CHILDREN: Winford Marlin, Donna Rhee, and Douglas (Mac) Merril Miller.

    PRATOR, James married Paula Jo Methina

    PRESTON, Mary (1653) pb. Anne Arundle Co. MD m. Charles Hyatt Sr. (1650-?) pb. Anne Arundle Co. MD
    CHILDREN: Charles Hyatt (1670-1726) pb. Queen Ann, Talbert, MD

    PRICE, Danny m. Patrica Lachon Methina md. (3/20/1970)
    CHILDREN: Carmon Delane, and Daniel Eliot

    PRICE, Carmon Delane m. Brian Kevin Max md. (6/24/1989)

    PROFFITT, Ralph Lincoln m. Angel Lois Canada  md. (8/17/1971)



    Another website gives details:
    Ancestors of Hannah M. Prather
     
     

    Generation No. 1
     
     

            1.  Hannah M. Prather, born 10/28/1849 in Georgia; died Aft. 1900 in Polk  County, Tennessee.  She was the daughter of 2. Asahel Prather and 3. Rachel Kelly.  She married (1) Joseph "Joe" Woods 10/30/1869 in Bradley  County, Tennessee by S. Dixson.  He was born Abt. 1850 in McMinn County, Tennessee, and died Bet. 1885 - 1900 in Polk County, Tennessee.  He was the son of Unknown Woods and Unknown.
     
     

    Generation No. 2
     
     

            2.  Asahel Prather, born 11/16/1824 in South Carolina; died Abt. 1865 in Probably in Civil War.  He was the son of 4. Thomas M. Prather and 5. Hannah Smith.  He married 3. Rachel Kelly 06/01/1843 in Gilmer County, Georgia.

            3.  Rachel Kelly, born Abt. 1825 in Tennessee; died Abt. 1891.  She was the daughter of 6. William Kelly and 7. Lucy Partain.
     
     

    Children of Asahel Prather and Rachel Kelly are:

                               i.       Mary C. Prather, died Unknown.

                              ii.       Lucy M. Prather, died Unknown.

                             iii.       William Owen Prather, died Unknown.

                             iv.       Thomas Singleton Prather, died Unknown.

                              v.       Henry W. Prather, died Unknown.

                             vi.       Asahel P. Prather, died Unknown.

                            vii.       John Danial Prather, died Unknown.

            1             viii.       Hannah M. Prather, born 10/28/1849 in Georgia; died Aft. 1900 in Polk  County, Tennessee; married Joseph "Joe" Woods 10/30/1869 in Bradley  County, Tennessee by S. Dixson.
     
     

    Generation No. 3
     
     

            4.  Thomas M. Prather, born Bet. 1780 - 1790 in South Carolina; died Aft. 1870 in Mineola, Wood County, Texas.  He was the son of 8. Isaac J. Prater/Prather and 9. Anna Unknown.  He married 5. Hannah Smith Bet. 1807 - 1808 in Hall County, Georgia.

            5.  Hannah Smith, born Abt. 1784 in South Carolina; died Unknown in Mineola, Wood County, Texas.  She was the daughter of 10. Enoch Smith.
     
     

    Children of Thomas Prather and Hannah Smith are:

                               i.       George Washington Lafayette Prather, died Unknown.

                              ii.       Thomas Prather, died Unknown.

                             iii.       John Prather, born Abt. 1810 in South Carolina; died Unknown; married Jane Osborne 07/24/1836 in Gilmer County, Georgia; died Unknown.

                             iv.       Mary Prather, born Abt. 1818 in South Carolina; died 12/05/1896 in Gilmer County, Georgia; married (1) Henry Weaver; died Unknown; married (2) Lee Smith; died Unknown.

                              v.       Isaac Prather, born 05/29/1821 in Alabama; died 10/02/1881 in Rains County, Texas; married Mary Kelley Abt. 1839; born 05/24/1823; died 10/03/1891 in Paulding County, Georgia.

            2               vi.       Asahel Prather, born 11/16/1824 in South Carolina; died Abt. 1865 in Probably in Civil War; married Rachel Kelly 06/01/1843 in Gilmer County, Georgia.

                            vii.       Ansel B. Prather, born Abt. 1826 in Benton County, Alabama; died 01/29/1909; married Catherine Holden 01/11/1846 in Gilmer County, Georgia; died Unknown.

                           viii.       Ruth C. Prather, born 03/13/1828 in Blount County, Alabama; died 02/12/1895 in Gordon County, Georgia; married Benjamin Chastain 08/23/1846 in Gilmer County, Georgia; born Abt. 1824 in South Carolina; died 08/13/1864 in Camp Chase, Ohio (POW Camp).
     
     

            6.  William Kelly, born 06/09/1802; died Unknown.  He married 7. Lucy Partain.

            7.  Lucy Partain, died Unknown.
     
     

    Children of William Kelly and Lucy Partain are:

            3                 i.       Rachel Kelly, born Abt. 1825 in Tennessee; died Abt. 1891; married Asahel Prather 06/01/1843 in Gilmer County, Georgia.

                              ii.       Philemon Kelley, died Unknown.

                             iii.       Penelope Elinor Kelley, died Unknown.

                             iv.       Dainel Kelely, died Unknown.

                              v.       Singleton Kelley, died Unknown; married Martha Wallace; died Unknown.

                             vi.       Mary Kelley, died Unknown.

                            vii.       William B. Kelley, born 1835; died Unknown; married Darthulia Swan; died Unknown.
     
     

    Generation No. 4
     
     

            8.  Isaac J. Prater/Prather, born Abt. 1752 in Prince George County, Maryland; died Unknown in South Carolina.  He was the son of 16. Philomen "Phillip" Gittens Prater and 17. Margery Hunt.  He married 9. Anna Unknown.

            9.  Anna Unknown, died Unknown.
     
     

    Children of Isaac Prater/Prather and Anna Unknown are:

            4                 i.       Thomas M. Prather, born Bet. 1780 - 1790 in South Carolina; died Aft. 1870 in Mineola, Wood County, Texas; married Hannah Smith Bet. 1807 - 1808 in Hall County, Georgia.

                              ii.       Elizabeth M. Prater, died Unknown.

                             iii.       James Prater, born Abt. 1788 in Virginia; died Unknown.

                             iv.       John Prater, born Abt. 1795 in Virginia; died Unknown.
     
     

            10.  Enoch Smith, died Unknown.
     
     

    Child of Enoch Smith is:

            5                 i.       Hannah Smith, born Abt. 1784 in South Carolina; died Unknown in Mineola, Wood County, Texas; married Thomas M. Prather Bet. 1807 - 1808 in Hall County, Georgia.
     
     

    Generation No. 5
     

            16.  Philomen "Phillip" Gittens Prater, born Aft. 1707 in Prince George County, Maryland; died Abt. 1767 in Laurens County, South Carolina.  He was the son of 32. Thomas M. Prather and 33. Martha Sprigg.  He married 17. Margery Hunt 12/03/1737.

            17.  Margery Hunt, died Unknown.
     
     

    Children of Philomen Prater and Margery Hunt are:

                               i.       Thomas Prather, died Unknown.

                              ii.       William Prater, born Abt. 1739 in Maryland; died 11/03/1788 in Laurens County, South Carolina; married Mary Middleton 12/05/1760 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died Unknown.

                             iii.       Elizabeth Prather, born 05/06/1740 in North Carolina; died Abt. 1804 in Florida; married (1) George Freeland, Sr.; died Unknown; married (2) Jessee Brashears 12/08/1760 in Maryland; died Abt. 1788.

                             iv.       Jonathan "John" Prather, born Abt. 1745 in Frederick County, Maryland; died 12/04/1829 in Pickens County, Alabama; married Eleanor Pickens Abt. 1775 in Rowan County, North Carolina; died Unknown.

                              v.       Phillip John Prather, born Abt. 1750 in Frederick County, Maryland; died Abt. 1797 in Pendleton District, South Carolina; married Susannah Hubbard 07/16/1775 in Haw River, Guilford County, North Carolina; died 03/08/1848 in Pendleton District, South Carolina.

            8               vi.       Isaac J. Prater/Prather, born Abt. 1752 in Prince George County, Maryland; died Unknown in South Carolina; married Anna Unknown
     
     

    Generation No. 6
     

            32.  Thomas M. Prather, born Abt. 1673 in Calvert County, Maryland; died Abt. 1712 in Prince George County, Maryland.  He was the son of 64. Jonathan Prather and 65. Lyle Jane MacKay.  He married 33. Martha Sprigg Abt. 1695 in Prince George County, Maryland.

            33.  Martha Sprigg, born Abt. 1677 in Calvert County, Maryland; died 11/13/1742 in Charles County, Maryland.
     
     

    Children of Thomas Prather and Martha Sprigg are:

            16               i.       Philomen "Phillip" Gittens Prater, born Aft. 1707 in Prince George County, Maryland; died Abt. 1767 in Laurens County, South Carolina; married (1) Catherine Hunt 02/17/1724-25 in Prince George County, Maryland; married (2) Margery Hunt 12/03/1737.

                              ii.       Elizabeth Prather, born in Prince George County, Maryland; died Unknown; married Robert Wade; died Unknown.

                             iii.       Anne Prather, born in Prince George County, Maryland; died Unknown; married Phillip Gittings; died Unknown.

                             iv.       Mary Prather, born in Prince George County, Maryland; died Unknown; married Thomas Stockett II; died Unknown.

                              v.       Elinore Prather, born Abt. 1700; died Abt. 1732; married Thomas Williams Abt. 1716 in Charles County, Maryland; died Unknown.

                             vi.       Thomas M. Sprigg Prather/Prater, born Abt. 1704 in Maryland; died 07/24/1785 in Washinton, Maryland; married (1) Elizabeth Clagett 06/10/1725 in Maryland; died Unknown; married (2) Jeannete Smiley Abt. 1768 in Maryland; died Unknown.

                            vii.       John Smith Prater, born Abt. 1706 in Prince George County, Maryland; died Abt. 1763 in Prince George County, Maryland; married Elizabeth Nuthall 02/17/1724-25 in Prince Edward County, Maryland; died Unknown.

                           viii.       Rachel Prather, born Abt. 1708 in Prince George County, Maryland; died Unknown; married (1) William Pottenger; died Unknown; married (2) James Semms; died Unknown.

                              ix.       Aaron Allen Prater/Prather, born Abt. 1710 in Prince George County, Maryland; died 07/24/1785 in Frederick County, Maryland; married Mary Jane Prather 10/10/1738 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland; died Unknown.
     
     

    Generation No. 7
     

            64.  Jonathan Prather, born Abt. 1630 in Norfolk County, Virginia; died Bef. 08/01/1680 in Calvert County, Maryland.  He was the son of 128. Thomas Prather and 129. Mary McKay or Powell.  He married 65. Lyle Jane MacKay 09/12/1666 in Maryland.

            65.  Lyle Jane MacKay, born Abt. 1638 in Virginia; died Abt. 1713 in George County, Maryland.
     
     

    Children of Jonathan Prather and Lyle MacKay are:

                               i.       Jane Prather, born Abt. 1664 in Prince George County, Maryland; died Abt. 1680.

                              ii.       Jonathan Prather/Prater II, born 09/12/1666 in Calvert County, Maryland; died 03/20/1735-36 in Prince George County, Maryland; married Elizabeth Bigger Abt. 1680 in Maryland; died Unknown.

                             iii.       George Prater/Prather, born Abt. 1668 in Calvert County, Maryland; died 07/29/1698 in Prince George County, Maryland; married Mary Bignall Abt. 1698 in Prince George County, Maryland; died Unknown.

                             iv.       William Nathan Prather, born Abt. 1670 in Calvert County, Maryland; died Abt. 1747 in Calvert County, Maryland; married Ann Yates Abt. 1695 in Queen Anne Parish, Maryland; died Unknown.

            32              v.       Thomas M. Prather, born Abt. 1673 in Calvert County, Maryland; died Abt. 1712 in Prince George County, Maryland; married Martha Sprigg Abt. 1695 in Prince George County, Maryland.

                             vi.       John Prather, born Abt. 1676 in Calvert County, Maryland; died 12/20/1718 in Prince George County, Maryland; married Katherine Swearinger Bef. 1705 in Maryland; died Unknown.

                            vii.       Elizabeth Prather, born Abt. 1680 in Prince George County, Maryland; died Unknown; married Phillip Gittings; died Unknown.
     
     

    Generation No. 8
     

            128.  Thomas Prather, born 12/26/1604 in Eaton Water, Wiltshire, England; died Abt. 1666 in Virginia.  He was the son of 256. Thomas Prater and 257. Margaret Quintyne.  He married 129. Mary McKay or Powell.

            129.  Mary McKay or Powell, born in England; died Unknown.
     
     

    Children of Thomas Prather and Mary Powell are:

            64               i.       Jonathan Prather, born Abt. 1630 in Norfolk County, Virginia; died Bef. 08/01/1680 in Calvert County, Maryland; married Lyle Jane MacKay 09/12/1666 in Maryland.

                              ii.       William Prather, born Abt. 1632 in Elizabeth Citties, Norfolk County, Virginia; died Unknown in England.

                             iii.       Samuel Prather, born Abt. 1634 in Elizabeth Citties, Norfolk County, Virginia; died Abt. 1679 in Dorchester County, Maryland.

                             iv.       Richard Prather, born Abt. 1635 in Newport News, Virginia; died 02/07/1660-61 in Rappahannock County, Virginia.

                              v.       John Prather, born Abt. 1638 in Elizabeth Citties, Norfolk County, Virginia; died Unknown in Rappahannock County, Virginia.
     
     

    Generation No. 9
     

            256.  Thomas Prater, born Abt. 1578 in Staunton, St. Bernard, co. Wilts, England; died Aft. 1628 in co. Wilts, England.  He was the son of 512. Antony Thomas Prater and 513. Judith Ivye.  He married 257. Margaret Quintyne 06/04/1599 in Clyffe Pypard Par., Wilts, England.

            257.  Margaret Quintyne, born Abt. 1578 in Nushton Manor, co. Wilts, England; died Aft. 12/18/1628.
     
     

    Children of Thomas Prater and Margaret Quintyne are:

                               i.       Alice Prater, died Unknown.

                              ii.       Samuel Prater, died Unknown.

                             iii.       William Prater, died Unknown.

                             iv.       Richard Prater, died Unknown.

            128            v.       Thomas Prather, born 12/26/1604 in Eaton Water, Wiltshire, England; died Abt. 1666 in Virginia; married Mary McKay or Powell
     
     

    Generation No. 10
     

            512.  Antony Thomas Prater, born Abt. 1545 in Near Latton, co. Wilts, England; died 08/1593 in Straunton, St. Bernard, co. Wilts, England.  He was the son of 1024. George Prater and 1025. Jane Plott.  He married 513. Judith Ivye 1572 in West Kingston, co. Wilts, England.

            513.  Judith Ivye, born Abt. 1550 in West Kingston, co. Wilts, England; died 02/05/1577-78 in co. Wilts, England.
     
     

    Children of Antony Prater and Judith Ivye are:

                               i.       William Prater, died Unknown.

                              ii.       Elizabeth Prater, died Unknown.

                             iii.       Ferando Prater, died Unknown.

                             iv.       George Prater, died Unknown.

            256            v.       Thomas Prater, born Abt. 1578 in Staunton, St. Bernard, co. Wilts, England; died Aft. 1628 in co. Wilts, England; married Margaret Quintyne 06/04/1599 in Clyffe Pypard Par., Wilts, England.
     
     

    Generation No. 11
     

            1024.  George Prater, born Abt. 1510 in Eaton Water, co. Wilts, England; died Bef. 06/14/1564 in Bet. Nunnery & Somerset, England.  He was the son of 2048. John Prater and 2049. Elene St. John or Kingston.  He married 1025. Jane Plott Aft. 1539 in Shefford Magna, co. Wilts, England.

            1025.  Jane Plott, born Abt. 1515 in Blewberye, co. Berks, England; died 01/05/1584-85 in Latton, co. Wilts, England.
     
     

    Children of George Prater and Jane Plott are:

                               i.       Richard Prater, died Unknown.

                              ii.       George Prater, died Unknown.

                             iii.       John Prater, died Unknown.

                             iv.       Dorothy Prater, died Unknown.

                              v.       Nicholos Prater, died Unknown.

                             vi.       Bartholomew Prater, died Unknown.

                            vii.       Alis Prater, died Unknown.

                           viii.       Margaret Prater, died Unknown.

                              ix.       Elinor Prater, died Unknown.

            512             x.       Antony Thomas Prater, born Abt. 1545 in Near Latton, co. Wilts, England; died 08/1593 in Straunton, St. Bernard, co. Wilts, England; married Judith Ivye 1572 in West Kingston, co. Wilts, England.
     
     

    Generation No. 12
     

            2048.  John Prater, born Bef. 1492 in co. Wilts, England; died Bef. 06/20/1547 in co. Wilts, England.  He was the son of 4096. William Prater and 4097. Alice (Possibly Carew).  He married 2049. Elene St. John or Kingston in Inglesham, co. Wilts, England.

            2049.  Elene St. John or Kingston, born Abt. 1493 in Painswick, co. Gloucester, England; died Aft. 06/20/1547 in Inglesham, co Wilts, England.
     
     

    Children of John Prater and Elene Kingston are:

                               i.       Joane Prater, died Unknown.

                              ii.       John Prater, died Unknown.

            1024         iii.       George Prater, born Abt. 1510 in Eaton Water, co. Wilts, England; died Bef. 06/14/1564 in Bet. Nunnery & Somerset, England; married Jane Plott Aft. 1539 in Shefford Magna, co. Wilts, England.
     
     

    Generation No. 13
     

            4096.  William Prater, born Aft. 1450 in Eaton Water, co. Wilts, England; died Unknown in Inglesham, co Wilts, England.  He was the son of 8192. Williamus Prater and 8193. Gladys (Possibly Delamare).  He married 4097. Alice (Possibly Carew).

            4097.  Alice (Possibly Carew), born Abt. 1455 in England; died Unknown.
     
     

    Children of William Prater and Alice Carew) are:

                               i.       William Prater, died Unknown.

            2048          ii.       John Prater, born Bef. 1492 in co. Wilts, England; died Bef. 06/20/1547 in co. Wilts, England; married Elene St. John or Kingston in Inglesham, co. Wilts, England.
     
     

    Generation No. 14
     
     

            8192.  Williamus Prater, died Unknown.  He married 8193. Gladys (Possibly Delamare).

            8193.  Gladys (Possibly Delamare), died Unknown.
     
     

    Child of Williamus Prater and Gladys Delamare) is:

            4096           i.       William Prater, born Aft. 1450 in Eaton Water, co. Wilts, England; died Unknown in Inglesham, co Wilts, England; married Alice (Possibly Carew)


    About Jonathan Prather
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Jonathan was born in Virginia and later moved to Maryland about 1652/58. His name is recorded in several documents and we find it spelled several different ways. As example; he assigned land he owned, which stated it was land owned by Jonathan Prether, but when he signed the document he signed Jonathan Prater. He is also recorded in such documents as Prater, Prator, Prether, Praither, and Prather. Such was the level of education those days. Most people "sounded out" the spelling and then spelled that way. We find names Prater and Prather the most commonly used in documents concerning Jonathan.

    When Jonathan died his wife remarried to John Smith; a very wealthy Planter. He was very good to Jonathan's children and when he died he willed them a Plantation he called "Orphan's Gift" which was located near the city of St. Mary in Maryland. John Smith's will was proved 13 October, 1707. Jane (Prather) Smith's will was proved 7 December, 1713.

    We thought for years that "Jane" was a Goldsmith daughter of George Goldsmith, but now know she was Lyle Jane McKay. She was raised by the Goldsmiths.

    Jonathan Prather's Coat-of-Arms was registered with the College of Heraldry and has proven to be the continuing and long established "Prater Family" whose ancestrial estates were located on Eaton Water, in the county of Wiltshire, England. The Eaton Water Estates include Latton Manor and Inglesham Manor which are located along the head waters of the Thames River, North of Swindon, Wiltshire, England. Jonathan used the "Prater" coat-of-arms on some of his documents. Several other documents were also found. Examples of some of the documents found:

    MSS. (preserved in the State Paper Department of Her Majesty's Public Record Office, England) "Muster Rolls of the Settlers of Va."

    21 August 1680, Inventory of Estate of Jonathan Prather, dec'd. Appraised by Jn. Mils and Robt. Clark.

    12 November 1658, Jonathan Prator demandeth Warrant agst. Cornelius Kennede, warrant to the Sheriff of Calvert County.

    1 April 1680, Jonathan Prater serving as Juror at Resurrection Manor in Calvert County, MD.

    Ref. Liber Q, Folio 302, Maryland Provencial Records, Land Office, Annapolis, Maryland.

    Jonathan Prather was transported by water from Virginia up Chesapeake Bay and the Potomic River to Swan Creek, then to Calvert County, Maryland (now Prince George's County) with four men and one other woman; Alexander Forcarson, Robert MacKay and wife, William Woodrose, William Mill, and William Jones, in a small vessel owned by young George Reed of Calvert County, Maryland. We suspect that the "other woman" was Lyle Jane MacKay, sister of Robert.

    Vol. I, p. 35 "Calendar of Wills - Maryland" Jonathan Prather and wife Jane, on Swan Creek, built their home on their estate they called "Prather Hall Plantation".

    They did not live there long and disposed of it to George Gouldsmith, who in his Will of April, 1666, bequeathed Prather Hall to his daughter, Mary Gouldsmith.

    This "Prather Hall" was located near the present site of Ft. Washington, near what became Swan Creek Road and the Potomic River (about 10 miles south of the present Capitol building, Washington D.C.). __________________________________________________________________________

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    Many incorrect records exist that claim thet Jonathan was born in England, but these were assumptions made by people who were involved in the "early" research of our family. Research continues. It was also reported that Jonathan Prather and Thomas Prater (the father of Jonathan) were not of the same family. ......but even these earlier researchers have stated that Jonathan was from Latton, Wiltshire, and Thomas was from Eaton Water, Wiltshire. Little did they know that these two places are in fact the same estate. Eaton Water, Latton Manor, Inglesham Manor all adjoin one another and were owned by John Prater in 1547, and later by his son George who died in 1564. Their property was so vast that it bordered three county lines in Northern Wiltshire.

    "Eaton Water" was located in the area known today as Eaton Hastings / Lechlade / Inglesham, and also included Latton Manor which is located along the bank of the Thames River in North central Wiltshire (about 4 miles north of Swindon). I (Historian Gary Benton Prather) have spent many a wonderful evening visiting and exploring this part of England and still find myself returning again, year after year.

    In the time of our forfathers, England was the worlds supplier of wool and woolen goods. While England was the supplier of wool, it was Flanders that converted the greatest amount of this wool into products, using their great weaving houses and world market connections. The Thames River was very important to the family because it supported the primary family business, the woolen trade. They used the river waters to wash and process the wool and then transport it down river to the ports of London. This was only one of the many businesses the family was involved in. Today, the village (manor) of Lechlade has grown and is a beautiful village with its sidewalk shops, tea rooms, and a large church of a later period. Inglesham was much larger than Lechlade when John Prater lived there in 1547. Now, "old Inglesham" only has the church to remind us that the village ever existed. "New Inglesham" has about 6 houses and is located about one mile south of the Inglesham of John's day.

    At Eaton Hastings, only the old church and "Ferry House" remain to remind us that a village once stood there. The North side no longer exists. Lord hastings came into possession of the Southern part of Eaton village and it became known as Eaton Hastings, while the "old Eaton Water" no longer exists. He built a beautiful manor home on the foundation of the old abot house which sat next to the church. Lord Hastings later decided that he did not approve of the location of the old church because it obstructed his view of the Thames River, so he had the church moved, stone by stone, and reconstructed about 50 yards West of its original location. The local residents (which most likely included members of the Prater family) were upset with Lord Hastings "for fear for the souls of their ancesters buried in the floor of the old church", and thus took Lord Hastings from his home and "stuffed him down his well, drowning him".

    There were several hundred years of Prater ancesters that lay under the floor of that old church at Eaton Hastings, but today they lay in what is now the flower garden of the Hastings Manor House at Eaton Hastings. I (Historian Gary Benton Prather) had coffee with the present residents of the old Eaton Hastings Manor House and to my surprise they were totally unaware that the church had ever been moved, but they did exclaim, "that explains why our gardener finds an odd bone from time to time". (Such is British humor.)

    Latton Manor is the most beautiful of what remains of our family manors which sat on Eaton Water, on the Criklade of North Wiltshire. I (Historian Gary Benton Prather) spent several nights in Latton Manor sleeping in one of the homes that stood during the time that George Prater lived there (died, 1564). George Prater is buried under the floor of the church of Latton, Wiltshire. Latton has been in existance since the Roman occupation of England (A.D. 64), and Roman villa ruins can be found there today. It is a small, beautiful, quiet village with only about a dozen houses and the church remaining.

    We now know that Jonathan was born near Newport News, Virginia, and was the son of Thomas (Prater) Prather of "Eaton Water, Wiltshire, England" who landed in Elizabeth Cities, Virginia in 1622. Thomas was between 18 and 20 years old when he came to what is now America. Thomas was born in Eaton Water, on the Criklade, Northern Wiltshire, 1602/1604. His son Jonathan was his heir in America. Jonathan Prather's estate was valued at 13,750 pounds at his death. Jonathan, and his wife Jane, lived in their home near the present site of Ft. Washington on the Potomac River, Swan Creek Road, about 10 miles due South of the U.S. Capitol Building. It was called "Prather Hall".
     
     

    They moved to a plantation at Collinton ca. 1666.
     
     

    Researched by Gary Benton Prather

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