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Philomen Gittings Prather Sr. (1707 - 1767)

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Philomen Gittings (Philip) Prather Sr. aka Prater
Born in Prince Georges County, MDmap
Husband of — married (to ) in Prince George, Marylandmap
Husband of — married in Calvert County, Maryland,map
Husband of — married (to ) in Guilford (Orange Co.), North Carolinamap
Died in Enoree, Laurens Co., South Carolina, United Statesmap
Prather-88 created 30 Dec 2010 | Last modified
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Biography

The Pitcher / Robinson Family Tree states:[1]

ID: P632
Name: Philomen Gittens Prater [aka Philip Gittings Prather]
Sex: M
Birth: ABT 1707 in Prince George's, Maryland
Death: 23 SEP 1767 in Laurens Co., South Carolina
Burial: ABT 1767 Enoree, Spartanburg [sic=Laurens Co.], South Carolina
Father: Thomas Mackay Prather b: APR 1671 in Calvert Co., MD
Mother: Martha (Sprigg) Prather, b: 1677 in Northampton Manor, Prince George's Co., Maryland. d: 1742 in Calvert, Cecil, Maryland.
3 Marriages
Marriage #1 to: Catherine Hunt, b: 1710 in Maryland
Married: 17 FEB 1725 in Prince George's County, Maryland
Children:
  1. Catherine Prater b: 20 SEP 1729 in Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's Co., Maryland
  2. Margaret Prather b: 14 SEP 1730 in Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's Co., Maryland; d: before 1733
  3. Philomen (Phillip) G. Prather II, b: 1731
  4. Martha Jenny Prather b: 17 JAN 1733 in Queen Anne's Parish, Maryland
  5. John Hunt Prather b: ca. 1735 at Sprigg's Request plantation, Prince George's, Maryland.
Marriage #2 to: Margery Hunt, b: 1716 in Prince George's Co., Maryland
Married: 3 DEC 1737 in Calvert County, Maryland
Children
  1. William Prather b: ca. 1739 in Frederick, Maryland
  2. Frederick N. Prather b: ca. 1738
  3. Elizabeth Prather b: 23 SEP 1740 in Prince George's Co., Maryland
  4. Phillip John PRATER b: ca. 1750 in Concoheague Manor, MD
  5. Isaac Prather b: ca. 1752
  6. Thomas Prather b: 26 MAR 1756 in Prince George's Co., Maryland
Marriage #3 to: Henrietta (Brashear) Mayfield b: ABT 1736 in Maryland
Married 1758 in Orange (Guilford) Co., North Carolina

Name: Philomen Gittings /Prater/ [aka Prather]
Given Name: Philomen Gittings [sic = Gittings]
Surname: Prater[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]
Birth Date: 1707 in Charles, Prince George's, Maryland[9][10][11][12][13][14][15]
Death Date: 23 SEP 1767 in Enoree, Laurens, South Carolina[16][17][18][19]
Marriage Date: 17 FEB 1724 in Prince George's, Maryland[20][21][22][23][24]
Husband: Philomen Gittens Prater
Wife: Catherine Hunt
Child: Martha Jenny Prather
Parents' Marriage Date: 1698 in Prince George's, Maryland[25]
Husband: Thomas Prather
Wife: Martha Sprigg
Child: Philomen Gittings Prater
Note: Phillip's second wife, Margery [Hunt] was [his first wife] Catherine's sister or first-cousin. Different accounts of the family show about a dozen children listed within different family groups with either Catherine or Margery as the mother. It's not believed any of Phillip's children were by Henrietta, his 3rd wife.
Phillip's third wife, Henrietta (Brashear / Mayfield) Prather, administered his Will at Enoree River, South Carolina. Phillip lived on his plantation in Canton County [sic = Prince George's Co.; Canton is a town, not a county], Maryland for many years before he sold it and moved to Virginia, Florida [sic=he moved to Orange Co., North Carolina], finally settling in the Upper Enoree River, South Carolina, where he died in 1767. His plantation in Maryland was part of "Sprigg's Request Plantation" [in Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County]. [NOTE by Chet Snow : The Enoree River is in Laurens Co., South Carolina, not North Carolina].

The following was researched and written by Prather family genealogist, Gary Benton Prather (entered 08/03/95): [26]

Philomen Prather's father gave him 166 acres of land, being part of a tract called 'Sprigg's Request' in his Will, which was written December 13, 1711. [27]
Martha [Sprigg] Prather, on April 29, 1719, conveyed to her son Phillip, when he was 18 years old, ten pounds sterling money.[28]
In a letter, to Honorable Alexander Contee Hanson, Esq., Chancellor of Maryland, Philomen reviews the many legal transfers of a tract of land, being part of his Lordships Mannor of Concoheague in Prince George County, Maryland:[29]
"Van Swearingen of Prince George's Co., Maryland, leased October 9, 1737, of Benjamin Tasker a tract of land, being part of his Lordships Manor of Concoheague, 999 acres, for his life and the lives of his wife Elizabeth and his daughter Priscilla. This land remained in the possession of Van Swearingen until Decmber 8, 1739 when he assigned his rights to Phillip (Philomen) Prather, who, wishing to change to lease to obtain one for the land for his life and the lives of his wife and one of his children. Phillip made application to Benjamin Tasker, who granted a new lease which included the names of Phillip Prather, Margery Prather (his wife) and Elizabeth Prather (his daughter). Phillip retained possession until September 1756 when he assigned his rights to Joseph Bench and with his family moved to North Carolina" [he moved first to North Carolina, then to the Enoree River area in South Carolina].[30]
"Martha [Sprigg] Prather (later Mrs. Yoakley) gave Phillip Prather all that part of a tract of land called "Sprigg's Request" and in my Lord's Manor upon Collington, belonging to me, which is now in his possession by a division made between him and his brothers (Thomas and John) by virtue of their father's Will and in order to prevent my son Thomas from claiming the same of disturbing either of them in their peaceable possession of their parts; in her Will written June 19, 1742."[31]
Phillip Prather sold to Richard Duckett part of a tract of land in Prince George's County, Maryland called "Sprigg's Request" on March 25, 1740. Upon completion of sale, Phillip Prather moved to Concoheague Manor, Frederick County, Maryland. [32]
Phillip Prather moved to North Carolina after September 2, 1756 and the first record for him there was in the oldest court records of Orange County, North Carolina in 1761. He remained in Orange County, NC as late as 1765, when he served on a jury with Jesse Brashear.[33]
Jesse Brashear, b: 1734 in Prince George's Co., Maryland, married Phillip Prather's daughter, Elizabeth, in 1756 in Orange (later=Guilford) Co., North Carolina. Jesse's sister, Henrietta Brashear, b: ca. 1736 in Maryland, became Phillip Prather's 3rd wife in 1758; they married in Orange (Guilford) Co., North Carolina, then moved to the Upper Enoree River, South Carolina, in 1765. Henrietta, often called "Henrietta Mayfield," may have been a widow (1st husband named Mayfield) when she married Philomen "Phillip" Prather, himself 2 times a widower.[34] Clearly these two Maryland families (Prather & Brashear) knew each other and they possibly moved together south to North Carolina.
Philomen 'Phillip' Gittings Prater (Prather) died shortly before September 23, 1767 in what is now Laurens County, South Carolina [plantation near the Enoree River, SC].
"Citation granted to Henerete Prather and Middleton Brashear to administer the estate and effects of Phillip Prather, late of Enoree, Planter., deceased, his widow and brother-in-law to be read in said parish church and returned certified September 23, 1767."[35] Note that Middleton Brashear, Henrietta's brother, is called Phillip Prather's brother-in-law, confirming her last name was originally Brashear.
An inventory of Phillip's estate was made. It was appraised by Charles D. Bradford and William Barry on December 14, 1767.[36]

Sources

  1. The Pitcher / Robinson Family Tree on RootsWeb - Philomen Gittens [sic=Gittings Prater] aka Prather.]
  2. Source: #S26 Birth year: 1707; Birth city: Prince George Co; Birth state: MD. Death date: 1767 Death place: Laurens Co, SC Marriage date: 3 December 1737 Marriage place:  ?? http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepool&h=4603129&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  3. Source: #S26 Page: Birth year: 1707; Birth city: ; Birth state: MD. Data: Text: Birth date: 1707 Birth place: MD Death date: 1767 Death place: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepool&h=4603333&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  4. Source: #S27 Birth date: 1707Birth place: Prince George, MD, USA Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepoolb&h=3593822&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  5. Source: #S86 Death date: 1767 Death place: Laurens, SC, USA; http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepoold&h=2096759&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  6. Source: #S20 Source number: 689.000: Electronic Database; Birth date: 1707Birth place: MD Marriage date: 1725 Marriage place: MD http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=worldmarr_ga&h=976334&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  7. Source: #S20 Source number: 688.000: Electronic Database; Birth date: 1707 Birth place: MD Marriage date: 1737 Marriage place: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=worldmarr_ga&h=976335&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  8. Source: #S20 Source number: 684.000: Electronic Database; Birth date: 1707 Birth place: MD Marriage date: Marriage place: NC http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=worldmarr_ga&h=976333&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  9. Source: #S26 Birth year: 1707; Birth city: Prince George Co; Birth state: MD. Death date: 1767 Death place: Laurens Co, SC Marriage date: 3 December 1737 Marriage place: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepool&h=4603129&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  10. Source: #S26 Birth year: 1707; Birth city: ; Birth state: MD. http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepool&h=4603333&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  11. Source: #S26 Birth year: 1707; Birth state: MD. Birth date: 1707 Birth place: Charles, MD Death date: 1767 Death place: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepool&h=4603334&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  12. Source: #S27 Birth date: 1707 Birth place: Prince George, MD http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepoolb&h=3593822&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  13. Source: #S20 Source number: 689.000: Electronic Database; Birth date: 1707 Birth place: MD Marriage date: 1725 Marriage place: MD; http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=worldmarr_ga&h=976334&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  14. Source: #S20 Source number: 688.000: Electronic Database; Birth date: 1707 Birth place: MD Marriage date: 1737 Marriage place: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=worldmarr_ga&h=976335&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  15. Source: #S20 Source number: 684.000: Electronic Database; Birth date: 1707 Birth place: MD Marriage date: Marriage place: NC http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=worldmarr_ga&h=976333&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  16. Source: #S26 Birth year: 1707; Birth city: Prince George Co; Birth state: MD. Death date: 1767 Death place: Laurens Co, SC Marriage date: 3 December 1737 Marriage place: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepool&h=4603129&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  17. Source: #S26 Birth year: 1707; Birth city: ; Birth state: MD. Birth date: 1707 Birth place: MD Death date: 1767 Death place: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepool&h=4603333&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  18. Source: #S26 Birth date: 1707 Birth place: Charles, MD Death date: 1767 Death place: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepool&h=4603334&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  19. Source: #S86 Death date: 1767 Death place: Laurens, SC http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepoold&h=2096759&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  20. Source: #S20 Source number: 689.000: Electronic Database; Birth date: 1707 Birth place: MD Marriage date: 1725 Marriage place: MD http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=worldmarr_ga&h=623175&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  21. Source: #S26 Birth year: 1707; Birth city: Prince George Co; Birth state: MD. Death date: 1767 Death place: Laurens Co, SC Marriage date: 3 December 1737 Marriage place: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepool&h=4603129&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  22. Source: #S20 Source number: 689.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: RBM. Data: Text: Birth date: 1707Birth place: MDMarriage date: 1725Marriage place: MD Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=worldmarr_ga&h=976334&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  23. Source: #S20 Source number: 688.000: Electronic Database; Birth date: 1707 Birth place: MD Marriage date: 1737 Marriage place: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=worldmarr_ga&h=976335&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  24. Source: #S20 Source number: 684.000: Electronic Database; Birth date: 1707 Birth place: MD Marriage date: Marriage place: NC http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=worldmarr_ga&h=976333&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  25. Source: #S26 Page: Birth year: 1677; Birth city: Calvert; Birth state: MD. Death date: 1742 Death place: Charles, MD Marriage date: 1698 Marriage place: Prince George, MD http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepool&h=5006955&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  26. Permission to copy this material was generously given by GBP to his cousin Chet Snow in 2014. It is also cited on the RootsWeb family tree, referenced in Note #1.
  27. Liber 13, pp. 379-381, Prerogative Court (Wills), Thomas Prather, of Prince George County, Maryland. Will proved March 15, 1711 (sic), Maryland State Archives, Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland.
  28. Liber E, p. 791, Land Office Records, Maryland State Archives, Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland.
  29. See next Note.
  30. Folder 2617, Chancery Court Record, Maryland State Archives.
  31. Liber 22, pp. 524-526, Prerogative Court (Wills), Maryland State Archives. Cited in reference on Note 1.
  32. Liber Y, pp. 141-142, Maryland Land Office Records, Maryland State Archives.
  33. Cited on reference in Note 1.
  34. See Land/Delany Families on RootsWeb - Elizabeth Prather and Land/Delany Families on RootsWeb - Henrietta Brashear.
  35. Journal of the Ordinary, 1764-1771, back of page 58, Dist. 96, S.C. Archives, Volume #3.
  36. Charleston Inventories, Box X, pp. 259-260, District 96, S.C. Archives.

See also:

  • Source: S-2142494832 Repository: #R-2147357987 Title: Family Data Collection - Individual Records Author: Edmund West, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Note: APID: 1,4725::0
  • Source: S-2142494922 Repository: #R-2147357987 U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900: Yates Publishing: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. APID: 1,7836::0
  • Source: S20 Yates Publishing: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900; Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Repository: #R1 Record ID Number: MH:S20 User ID: 338789E1-0B25-4A52-A0EC-92F88E48D1D0 - Repository: R1 http://www.Ancestry.com Record ID Number: MH:R1 User ID: B1696161-7A17-42E7-9EE7-1C83D3676BD5
  • Source: S26Family Data Collection by Edmund West, comp.; Individual Records; Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000. Repository: #R1 Record ID Number: MH:S26 User ID: 71D5BDBF-8847-461F-BDC1-B9E1ABA99663
  • Source: S27 Family Data Collection by Edmund West, comp.; Births: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001. Repository: #R1 Record ID Number: MH:S27 User ID: DDF13E06-D1A8-4D21-976D-4CDD427E1493
  • Source: S86 Family Data Collection by Edmund West, comp.; - Deaths; Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001. Repository: #R1 Record ID Number: MH:S86 User ID: E599BC92-94B0-4221-BB55-62C6C082C0BC

Acknowledgements

  • WikiTree profile Prather-88 was created through the import of Shortened files.ged on 30 December 2010.
  • WikiTree profile Prater-104 was created through the import of Paula's family 5-28-2011.GED on May 29, 2011 by Paula Marksman. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Paula and others.
  • WikiTree profile Prater-152 was created through the import of Mulkerin Family History Site.ged on Dec 15, 2011 by Samantha Mulkerin. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Samantha and others.
  • WikiTree profile Prater-156 was created through the import of Mulkerin Family History Site.ged on Dec 15, 2011 by Samantha Mulkerin. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Samantha and others.
  • WikiTree profile Prather-929 was created from first-hand information as remembered by Leroy Matlock, Sunday, February 8, 2015. This duplicate profile was merged into Prather-88 by Chet Snow on June 7, 2016.


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