Is William A. Prewett likely to be the father of Willis William Prewett?

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Hi all!

Hope your searches are going well. I am trying to figure out who the parents of Willis William Prewett (sometimes recorded as William Willis, so likely named for a relative) are. He was born in April of 1888.

In the census record below, he lives with some other people including his uncle. It seems likely to me that the brother of the Hoh is Willis' father. 

What do you think?

"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 23 May 2017), William W Prewett in household of Samuel B Prewett, Ozark Township Liberal city, Barton, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 25, sheet 15B, family 349, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,838.

WikiTree profile: Willis Prewett
in Genealogy Help by Jourdi Cleghorn G2G6 Mach 2 (28.2k points)

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It seems like Willis and Malinda Pruit/Prewitt had several sons that could be the father of William/Willis by the ages on this census data. Maybe  Preston, William or John? who might have passed prior to 1900.

Source: "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 November 2014), Malinda Pruit in household of Willis Pruit, Green county, Green, Kentucky, United States; citing family 363, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

United States Census, 1850 Green county, Green, Kentucky
Willis Pruit         M     26     Kentucky
Malinda Pruit         F     23     Kentucky
Samuel F Pruit         M     8     Kentucky
Matilda J Pruit         F     6     Kentucky
Nancy E Pruit         F     4     Kentucky
Preston K Pruit         M     2     Kentucky

Source: "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2015), Malinda Prewit in entry for Willis Prewit, 1860.
United States Census, 1860 District 2, Green, Kentucky
Willis Prewit                 M     38     South Carolina
Malinda Prewit             F     34     Kentucky
James F Prewit            M     18     Kentucky
Susan M J Prewit         F     17     Illinois
Nancy E Prewit            F     14     Kentucky
Preston K Prewit          M     12     Kentucky
William A W Prewit       M     7     Kentucky
Amanda E Prewit         F     5     Kentucky
John A Prewit              M     3     Kentucky
Martha A L Prewit        F     0     Kentucky

Source: "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 17 October 2014), Malinda Pruett in household of Willis Pruett, Kentucky, United States; citing p. 60, family 405, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,967.
Willis Pruett             M     52     Kentucky
Malinda Pruett         F     45     Kentucky
Malinda Pruett         F     24     Kentucky
Nancy E Pruett        F     22     Kentucky
Preston Pruett         M     21     Kentucky
William Pruett         M     18     Kentucky
John Pruett             M     13     Kentucky
Martha Pruett         F     8     Kentucky
Samuel Pruett        M     5     Kentucky
John Phelps           M     12     Kentucky

Source: "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 July 2016), Nancy E Pruitt in household of Willis Pruitt, Washington, Crawford, Kansas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 61, sheet 155A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0378; FHL microfilm 1,254,378.
United States Census, 1880 Washington, Crawford, Kansas
Willis Pruitt              Self          M     56     South Carolina
Nancy E Pruitt     Daughter     F     33     Kentucky
William A Pruitt     Son             M     28     Kentucky
John E Pruitt        Son             M     22     Kentucky
Samuel Pruitt       Son             M     16     Kentucky
John C Pruitt     Nephew         M     32     Kentucky
Frances Pruitt     Granddaughter     F     5     Kentucky
Albert Pruitt     Grandson        M     2     Kentucky
Catherine Pruitt     Granddaughter     F     0     Kansas
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (763k points)
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It's a lot to think about for sure. Thanks for all your help.

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