Basil William Prather

Male 1742 - 1822  (79 years)


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  • Name Basil William Prather  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 20 Oct 1742  Rock Creek Prince George, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Residence , , Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1800  District 1, Montgomery, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 7 Oct 1822  Utica Township, Clark County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1968  [4
    Western Maryland 
    Occupation He was a Militia man in Montgomery Co., Maryland  [8
    Occupation He was Postmaster of Salem, Indiana in 1816 
    Occupation Served as militia man in Salisbury District, North Carolina  [9
    To Lady Kathleen Great GrandParent 
    Buried New Chapel Methodist, Cemetery, Watson, Clark County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Many of these family members are buried in this church cemetery located 1/2 mile N. E. of Watson, Indiana, and a lot of the tomb stones are no longer there.
    Person ID I326  Enchanted Family Tree
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2012 

    Father Aaron Allen Prather,   b. 10 Oct 1710, Orphans Gift, Prince George, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1797, , Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Jane Mary Prather,   b. 12 Sep 1703, , Prince George, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1779, Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 10 Oct 1738  Anne Arundel, , Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • They were cousins
    Family ID F166  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Clorenda Chloe Robertson,   b. 14 Aug 1748, Salisbury Districk, Lower Frederick County, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1812, , Clark, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 1765  , Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Children 
     1. Nancy Elizabeth Prather,   b. 1765, , Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1830, , Washington, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     2. Susannah Prather,   b. 1766, Rockville, Montgomery, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1831, Russellville, Putnam, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +3. William B. Prather,   b. 17 Aug 1766, Rockville, Montgomery, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1853, North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +4. Walter Prather,   b. 2 Feb 1768, , Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1841, , Clark, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +5. Thomas Prather,   b. 23 Jul 1769, , Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1854, , Clark, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. Basil Robertson Prather,   b. 25 Jun 1771, , Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1823, , Clark, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     7. Catherine Prather,   b. 1772, , Rowan, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1844  (Age 72 years)
     8. John Asa Prather,   b. 1776, North Carolina, Rowan, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, Utica, Clark, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     9. Aaron Prather,   b. 1777, , Rowan, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1825, , Clark, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     10. Judge Samuel Prather,   b. 1780, , Rowan, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850-1860, , , Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +11. Lloyd Benton Prather,   b. 25 Nov 1782, , Rowan, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1867, Pioneer Cemetery, Baldwin City, Douglas, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +12. Rebecca Prather,   b. 1784, , Rowan, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Rachel Prather,   b. 27 Oct 1786, , Rowan, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1858, , Clark, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     14. Sihon Prather,   b. 9 Nov 1790, Iredell, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1843, , Clark, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     15. Chlorinda Chloe Prather,   b. 1794, Iredell, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1888, , Clark, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     16. Susannah Prather,   b. 1798, , Clark, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     17. Asa Prather,   b. 1800, , Clark, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Oct 1742 - Rock Creek Prince George, Maryland, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - , , Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1765 - , Frederick, Maryland, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1800 - District 1, Montgomery, Maryland, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Oct 1822 - Utica Township, Clark County, Indiana, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - New Chapel Methodist, Cemetery, Watson, Clark County, Indiana, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Register of Maryland's heraldic families
    Register of Maryland's heraldic families
    Register of Maryland's heraldic families : period from 1634, March 25th to March 25th, l935, tercentenary of the founding of M record

    Headstones
    Bazil Prather Headstone
    Bazil Prather Headstone
    Basil Prather and His wife are in the old section in the southeast section
    Basil Prather
    Basil Prather
    Headstone

  • Notes 
    • Basil was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He was born in Maryland and after the War moved West, settling in several states until he finally settled in Utica Township, Indiana near what is now Watson, Indiana. A legend states he witn essed a sea battle and when the ship washed ashore he found gold. Later while in Kentucky, the Prathers paid Bill Hatfield $10 to dig up gold hidden under an old house across the river in Magnet, Indiana.

      Six of the Prather sons signed a petition in against the then Government. This petition was also signed by 2 Hiltons, Truman Hilton and James Hilton.

      Prather Chapel (1800) was named after him in Harmony, North Carolina.
    • (Research):Two of the oldest children were from a first marriage, in Penn. and when the wife died, Bazil left these children with the maternal grandparents to raise.

      This family lived in Maryland until 1778, in Iredell Co. and Rowen Co., North Carolina for 20 years (1798). He bought 3,000 acres in Clark's Grant, Indiana Territory in 1798. Part of this family moved to Clark Co., Indiana with their parents in 1801, and then some of the other children followed in 1805. Other related families making the move to Indiana around this same time were: Veatches, Hiltons, other Prathers, Redmans, Holemans,and Jacobs.
      He was wounded at the battle of Camden. S. C. in 1785 and was lame the rest of his life.
      Many of these family members are buried in this church cemetery located 1/2 mile N. E. of Watson, Indiana, and a lot of the tomb stones are no longer there.

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;), Ancestry Family Trees (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S128] United States Federal Census, Unitied State Government, (Records of the Bureau of the Census.), Year: 1800; Census Place: District 1, Montgomery, Maryland; Roll: ; Page: ; Image: . (Reliability: 3).
      Residence date: 1800
      Residence place: District 1, Montgomery, Maryland

    3. [S131] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Edmund West, comp., (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.;), Birth year: 1742; Birth city: Orphan Sgift; Birth state: MD. (Reliability: 3).
      Birth date: 1742
      Birth place: Orphan Sgift, Princegeo, MD
      Death date: 7 October 1822
      Death place: Clark, IN

    4. [S142] Western Maryland History, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - Scharf, J. Thomas. History of Western Maryland. Philadelphia, PA, USA: 1882.Original data: Scharf, J. Thomas. History of Western Maryland. Vol. I-II. Philadelphia, PA,;).
      Residence date: 1968
      Residence place:

    5. [S143] U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783, (Original data - Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M246, 138 rolls); War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, Record Group 93; N;).
      Residence date:
      Residence place: PA, United States

    6. [S43] - City, County, State, or Church Records, Census - Iredell Co., N. C., Salisbury District (Reliability: 1), 1790.

    7. [S43] - City, County, State, or Church Records, Census - Clark Co., Indiana, page 014 (Reliability: 1), 1820.
      15 people in the household

    8. [S41] Maryland Historical Society Library.

    9. [S62] Filson Club, Louisville, Kentucky, file # 6907 (Reliability: 3).
      His name is entered as Bazil Preater

    10. [S61] Rev. War Soldiers Buried in Indiana.
      Family story written lists him

    11. [S41] Maryland Historical Society Library.
      On microfilm

    12. [S116] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Yates Publishing, (Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived;), Source number: 23866.002; Source type: Pedigree chart; Number of Pages: 3; Submitter Code: . (Reliability: 3).
      Birth date: 1748
      Birth place: MD
      Marriage date: 1765
      Marriage place: MD



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