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- Place: New Chapel Church Cem, Watson, Utica Twp, Clark Co IN
- 1820 Clark Co IN, p 14: Basil R Prather: 131401/31110
- 1810 Indiana census not available
- 1800 "Second Census of Kentucky," p 235: Basil Prather, Jefferson Co, 9/3/1800
- 1790 Iredell Co NC, Salisbury Dist, p 157: Bazil Praither, 3/4/4
- Revolutionary War NC; oath of allegiance 28 Feb 1778, Washington Co MD; wounded in the knee at the Battle of Camden, SC, 1780
- He signed an Oath of Allegiance in Maryland in 1778; by 1780 he had moved to North Carolina. While serving in the militia there, he was shot in the knee at the Battle of Camden, 16 August 1780.
- 1. NSDAR Patriot Ancestor # A092400. Kathy Patterson's supplemental is in Add Vol 958.
- 2. Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution, page 354, militiaman in Salisbury District.
- 3. Ancestry.com. Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Buried in Indiana. http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=48306&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0.
- State Records of NC, 1901, Vol. 19, p. 179.
- History of Clark Co IN, Baird, 1909, pp. 54, 674-676. History of the OH Falls Cities, 1882, Vol. 2, p. 409 and passim.
- Although many researchers assign a middle initial R to this man, I believe that is a confusion with his son. No record I have seen clearly calls this man Basil R Prather.,
- Text: Roster of Soldiers in NC in the American Revolution, 1932, p. 354. "Basil Prather (1742-1822) born in MD, died in Clark Co IN: Militia, #6907, Salisbury District Comptroller's Office Certificate, 1785."
- Soldiers of the American Revolution Buried in IN, Vol. 2, Byrne, 1954, p. 82: "Prather, Basil, Clark Co. b 1741/42, Rockwell, Montgomery Co MA, formerly Frederick Co, married ca 1765, Chloe (Chlorenda) Robertson (Robinson), b 14 Aug 1748, MD, died Clark Co IN, 12 Jul 1812. Basil Prather died 8 Oct 1822, Clark Co IN. Soldier and wife buried New Chapel Cemetery, near Utica IN. Both have stones. Children: [includes] Lloyd md. Louisville KY, Nancy Redman 21 Jun 1804...
- Also 1966 edition, pp. 83-84.
- DAR Patriot Index.
- Text: Lineage application of Katherine Alvis Patterson, national no. 554801, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, supplemental (Basil Prather), "Add" volume 958, approved 2008.
- Text: Territorial Papers of Indiana, various petitions dated 1809-1816, from University of South Dakota Library, copied 1967. Clark Co IN petition, dated 12 Dec 1809, included: truman hilton, James Hilton, Joshua W redman, Lloyd Prather, Benjamin Redman, Basil R Prather, Aaron Prather, Roger Redman, Jacob Veatch, Wm Prather. Another peition from 1809 included: Wm Prather, Truman Hilton, James Hilton, John Prather, Basil R Prather, Aaron Prather, Lloyd Prather. A territorial memorial signed 31 Dec 1810 included Aaron Prather and Jacob Veatch. A territorial petition, 11 Dec 1811, had: Aaron Prather, James Hilton, Basil Prather, Wm Prather, Basil R Prather. Clark Co IN petition, dated 16 Dec 1813, included: Aaron Prather, Samuel Prather, Basil Prather, Loyd Prather. Clark Co IN Memorial, 15 Oct 1812: Rezin Redman, Commandant of a Detachment from Clark. Territory Memorial, 1 Feb 1815: Basil Prather. A footnote mentons Basil Prather, a native of Maryland and postmaster in 1816 at Salem. 17 April 1816: a note from the Postmaster General to Basil Prather.
- Text: Anna M. Cartlidge, Marriage Records of People Named Prather, Prater, Prator, Praytor, 1976, no page copied. NSDAR Library, 1987.
- Text: History of the Old Falls Cities and Their Counties, L. A. Williams & Co, Volume II, page 409 (1882): "Basil R. Prather, the father of the Prathers in the township, came here from North Carolina in 1801. His sons, Thomas, William, Walter, Basil R. Jr., Judge Samuel, Lloyd, John & Simon (Sion), were all married when they came here, except the last named. They settled throughout the township, and formed a class of men possessed of many admirable qualities."
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Basil by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
- Jerry Prater : Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 37 markers, haplogroup E-L117, Ysearch 6TQHR, FTDNA kit #384859
- H Martin Prather : Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 111 markers, haplogroup E-L117, Ysearch BV5H2, FTDNA kit #325658
- Katherine (Alvis) Patterson : 23andMe, GEDMatch M134025
- Raeleah (Riley) Brinson : 23andMe, GEDMatch M012294 + Family Tree DNA Family Finder, GEDMatch T802953, FTDNA kit #306520
- Linda (DeFrees) Franks : AncestryDNA, Ancestry member frankie49
- Sharon Butler : AncestryDNA, GEDMatch A326067, Ancestry member braves_lady
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