Drewry Pridgen

Male 1757 - 1835  (~ 78 years)


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  • Name Drewry Pridgen 
    Born ca 1757  Nash Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Guardianship Mar 1762–Jun 1762  Edgecombe Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mar-Jun 1762. Thomas Pridgen appointed Guardian to David Pridgeon, Sala Pridgeon, Jesse Pridgeon, William Pridgeon & Drury Pridgeon, Orphans of William Pridgeon giving Security in the sum of £1000. Proc Thomas Horn & James Ricks Sec. 
    • Weynette Parks Haun, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, County Court Minutes, 1744 thru 1762, Book 1 Durham, NC: n. p., 1985), 105. [Case assigned as No. 333, original page No. 41).
    Property, Real 20 Jul 1782  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    David Pridgen deed to Drury Pridgen. 
    • Joseph W. Watson. Kinfolks of Nash County, North Carolina, 1778-1854 (Durham, NC: Fisher-Harrison Corp, 1979), 7. [Nash Deed Book 1, p 214]
    Inventories, sales and accounts 20 May 1785  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Arthur Allen sale by Thomas Allen, exr. Account current, May Term 1787, in which Drewry Pridgen was paid for "schooling the children of Arthur Allen", these being Sarah and Betsey. 
    • Joseph W. Watson. Abstracts of Early Records of Nash County, North Carolina 1777-1859 2nd ed. (Durham, NC: Seeman Printery, Inc, 1975), 140.
    Census 1790  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1790 Census for Nash County, North Carolina, Sheet 18-19
    1790 Census for Nash County, North Carolina, Sheet 18-19
    --David Pridgen-- 2 free white males of 16 years and upward, including head of families; 1 free white male under 16; 4 free white females including heads of families; 5 slaves, total 12 household members.

    --Drury Pridgen-- 1 free white male of 16 years and upward, including head of families; 4 free white females including heads of families, total 5 household members.

    Jesse Pridgen, 3 free white males under 16, 1 free white male 16 and over, 5 free white free females, 4 slaves, total 13 household members.
    Witness Feb 1795  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will of George Jackson, signed 25 Dec 1789. "sick & week" Wife Mary Jackson - lend to her all my land & estate. Grandson Lewis Jackson - 5 shillings. Joseph Jackson, Barbra Pope, Sarah Cooper, Rasme Taylor - the remainder of the estate after my wife's death. Son Newman Jackson - 5 shillings. Ex: Drewery Taylor, Lewis Jackson. Wit: David Pridgen, Drewry Pridgen. p 229 of will book. 
    • Stephen E. Bradley, Jr, abst. The Wills of Nash County, North Carolina, Vol I, 1777-1848 (Keysville, VA: Stephen E. Bradley, 1992), 46. [Original Nash County Wills Books, known as “Retired Will Books” on microfilm at North Carolina Archives. #334]
    Census 1800  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Halifax twp, p 115. 
    1800 Census for Nash County, North Carolina, Hallifax, Sheet 115
    1800 Census for Nash County, North Carolina, Hallifax, Sheet 115
    --Jesse Pridgen-- 1 free white male under 10, 2 free white males 10-15, 1 free white males 16 thru 25, 1 free white male 45 and over; 1 free white females under 10, 1 free white females 16-25, 1 free white females 45 and over; 1 slave, 4 household members under 16; 2 household members over 25; Total Household members was 9.

    --Drewey Pridgen-- 1 free white males 26 thru 44, 4 free white females under 10, 2 free white females 10-15, 1 free white female 26-44, 6 household members under 16; 2 household members over 25; Total Household members was 9.

    --Hardy Pridgen-- 2 free white males under 10, 2 free white males 10-15, 1 free white males 26 thru 44, 4 free white females 16-25, 2 slaves, 6 household members under 16; 2 household members over 25; Total Household members was 9.
    Inventories, sales and accounts 8 Sep 1819  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Joseph Cockrell Estate. Inventory by Drewry Pridgen, administration. Sale held the same day with Piety Cockrell, the principal buyer. 
    • Joseph W. Watson. Abstracts of Early Records of Nash County, North Carolina 1777-1859 2nd ed. (Durham, NC: Seeman Printery, Inc, 1975), 168.
    Census 1820  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    p 433, enumerated 7 Aug 1820. 
    1820 Census for Nash County, North Carolina, Sheet 433
    1820 Census for Nash County, North Carolina, Sheet 433
    --Drewry Priggin--free white males 10-15: 1, free white males 16-18: 1, free white males 16-25: 1, free white males 45 and over: 1, free white females 10-15: 1, free white females 16-25: 1, free white females 45 and over: 1, Slaves, males 26-44: 1, Slaves, females under 14: 2, Number of persons engaged in agriculture: 4, Free white persons under 16: 2, Free white persons over 25: 2, Total free white persons: 6, Total slaves: 3, Total all persons: 9.
    Probate Aug 1823  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probation of Jesse Pridgen, Sr. Will. Patrick H. Pridgen - 125 acres. Colen E. Pridgen - 125 acres. Jesse Pridgen - 250 acres where he now lives. Wife, Mary Pridgen - lend to her 250 acres where I now live; then to be divided among my 3 sons; lend to her negro man George who, after her death, to be sold & money to go to "all my children." Ex. Drewry Pridgen, Hardy Pridgen. Wit. Saml. W.W. Vick, David Winstead, John Wells. 
    Relationship 18 Dec 1824  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nancy Lindsey, the wife of William Lindsey, was the daughter of Drewry Pridgen. 
    • Joseph W. Watson. Kinfolks of Nash County, North Carolina, 1778-1854 (Durham, NC: Fisher-Harrison Corp, 1979), 114. [Nash Deed Book 11, p 170]
    Relationship 10 Feb 1825  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William A. Pridgen was the son of Drewry Pridgen. 
    • Joseph W. Watson. Kinfolks of Nash County, North Carolina, 1778-1854 (Durham, NC: Fisher-Harrison Corp., 1979), 154. [Nash Deed Book 11, p 172; Nash Deed Book 15, p 319]
    Executor/Administrator Feb 1826  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will of William Baker, Sr. signed 21 Jan 1820. "weak in body." Legacies were paid according to will. Son William Baker Jr - $1. Son Allen Baker - One silver dollar. Son Archibald Baker - One silver dollar. Son Elisha Baker - One silver dollar. Daughter Nanney Baker - feather bed & furniture. Daughter Elizabeth Langley, (wife of John Langley) - loom. Daughter Mary Wells (wife of Stephen Wells) - One silver dollar. Granddaughter Sally Baker - feather bed. Son John Baker - 287 acres where I now live and which I purchased from Elisha Ellis, etc. Ex. friends John Baker, Drewry Pridgen. Wit. Joiner Langley, Foster Gandy, Sherwood Williams. 
    • (1) Stephen E. Bradley, Jr, abst. The Wills of Nash County, North Carolina, Volume I, 1777-1848 (Keysville, VA: Stephen Bradley, 1992), 6. [Original Nash County Wills Books, known as “Retired Will Books” on microfilm at North Carolina Archives. #334] (2) Joseph W. Watson. Abstracts of Early Records of Nash County, North Carolina 1777-1859 2nd ed. (Durham, NC: Seeman Printery, Inc, 1975), 145.
    Property, Real 26 Jun 1833  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel L. Lampkin and [his] wife, Primmy Lampkin, of Wilcox Co, AL, deed to Drewry Pridgen. 
    • Joseph W. Watson. Kinfolks of Nash County, North Carolina, 1778-1854 (Durham, NC: Fisher-Harrison Corp., 1979), 151. [Nash Deed Book 15, p 205]
    Died Jan 1835  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship 29 Jan 1835  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William A. Pridgen was the son of Drewry Pridgen. 
    • Joseph W. Watson. Kinfolks of Nash County, North Carolina, 1778-1854 (Durham, NC: Fisher-Harrison Corp, 1979), 154. [Nash Deed Book 15, p 319]
    Will 29 May 1835  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State of N. Carolina. Nash County this 29th day of May AD 1835. In the name of God Amen. I Drewry Pridgen being old and infirm tho of sound mind and disposing memory blessed be God for the same do this day make publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament revoking all other heretofore by me made. Item. My will and desire are first that all of my just debts be paid which is but few if any. Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Piety Cockrell one Hundred acres of Land lying on the great meadow in the southwest corner of the _allen Tract as formerly ___ to her and her heirs forever. Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Morning Bone one hundred acres of land near the Tom Allen older field lying on the grate branch? the East corner of the said Allen Tract to her and her heirs forever. Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Sara (maybe Dana) Eighty-eight and one-half acres of Land it being the land that I bought of Saml. Lamkin and wife, one feather bed and furniture commonly late hers to her and her heirs forever. Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Salah Cockerell one hundred dollars to her and her lawful heirs forever. Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Cockerell one hundred dollars to her and her lawful heirs forever. Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Nancy Lindsey one hundred acres of land lying on the west corner of the Allen Tract as formerly _____to her and her lawful heirs forever. Item. I lend to my daughter Mary Carter during her natural life one hundred acres of land lying on the northeast corner of the Allen Tract as formerly ______and at her death I give and bequeath the aforesaid land to her Lawful heirs begotten of her body forever. Item. I give and bequeath to my grandson John C. Taylor one hundred dollars to him and his heirs forever. Item. I give and bequeath to my son William A. Pridgen one Negro man Jack and one Negro girl named Hannah to him and his heirs forever. I also give and bequeath to my son William A. Pridgen one still and one desk? to him and his heirs forever. Item. I lend to my beloved wife Sarah Pridgen during her natural life and widowhood one feather bed and furniture her choice one painted chest, one negro girl named Fereba ?, two cows and calves, her choice twelve shotes, her choice two sows and pigs her choice, one Negro man named Phill and one Negro woman named Fan, one Horse her choice and one other bed and furniture her choice , one set of plantation farming tools, one loom and gear?, 2 pots and Hook, one Dutch oven all her choice.
    And at the death or marriage of my said wife my will and desire is that all of the property land to her should be sold by my Executor hereafter named and equally divided among all of my children and all of the Balance of my Estate which I have not given away to be sold in like manner and after paying the money ___ to be equally divided in Like manner.
    I do hereby constitute and appoint my friend Saml M. Vick and my son William A. Pridgen my whole and Sole Executors to this my Last will and Testament in Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 29th day of May AD 1835 as above written Signed Sealed and Acknowledged in present of. Entered before assigned in places...Drewry Pridgen His signature. A.D. Barnes X
    W.D, Barnes X
    State of North Carolina court of pleas and quarter session Nash County May thru-----1835. The foregoing will be duly proven in open court by the oath of the subscribing witness it is therefore ordered to be recorded. 
    • (1) Ruth Smith Williams and Margarette Glenn Griffin, Nash County, North Carolina, Will Book I (Rocky Mount, NC: J. W. Watson, 1967), 85-86. [Will Book I-409]. (2) Stephen E. Bradley, Jr, abst. The Wills of Nash County, North Carolina, Vol I, 1777-1848 (Keysville, VA: Stephen E. Bradley, 1992), 64-65. [Original Nash County Wills Books, known as “Retired Will Books” on microfilm at North Carolina Archives. #334] Will Book 1777-1848, p 333.
    Relationship 6 Apr 1837  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mary (Polly) Carter, the wife of Irvin Carter, was the daughter of Drewry Pridgen, decd; Sarah Pridgen was the widow of said Drewry Pridgen. 
    • Joseph W. Watson. Kinfolks of Nash County, North Carolina, 1778-1854 (Durham, NC: Fisher-Harrison Corp, 1979), 176. [Nash Deed Book 17, p 4]
    Inventories, sales and accounts May 1837  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Drewry Pridgen, account current and settlement, May term 1837. Sales by Samuel W. W. Vick and William A. Pridgen, exrs., June 10, 1835, June 15, 1835, and Aug 31, 1835. Sally Pridgen principal buyer. Buyers at Distribution of his estate at Auction: Josiah Vick, Orren Barnes, Henry Vick, Piety Cockrell, William A. Pridgen, Moses Joiner, George Walker, Ruffin Ricks, Benjamine Wilks, Ervin Carter, Levy Edwards, Andrew Williams, Haywood Hardy, Jesse Dickson, Alfre Joiner, Wilie Turner, Drewry Joyner. Named heirs: Vincent Cockrell and Archibald Cockrell (wards of Josiah Vick), Willie Bone, Irvin Carter, William A. Pridgen, Nancy Lindsey, Piety Cockrell, Drew Pridgen, John C. Taylor, and Dinah Pridgen. Another sale held by William A. Pridgen, exr Aug 17, 1847, Feb term 1848. Sale of negroes held Nov 10, 1847, and shares of proceeds paid to John C. Taylor, B. H. Blount as admr. of estate of Josiah Vick, decd, Archibald Cockrell, and Dinah Pridgen.  
    • Joseph W. Watson. Abstracts of Early Records of Nash County, North Carolina 1777-1859 2nd ed. (Durham, NC: Seeman Printery, Inc, 1975), 231.
    Inheritance 30 Jan 1838  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State of North Carolina, January 30th day 1838, Nash County. Then recd of Josiah Vick the sum of Eighty-Seven Dollars and 50/100 c in full payment of five Negros and their increase by the names of Fill, Fanny Perby and her two children Easter and Offy, which five Negros . . . Willie Bone is entitled to one eight part of the said five named Negros and Increase in wright of my wife Morning the daughter of Drewery Pridgen from the will of said Drewery Pridgen died after the death of said Pridgen widow Sarah Pridgen on her widowhood and we Willie Bone and Morning Bone do warrant and find our selves and heirs forever to defend our right and title as above stated in the five negros and their increase to the said Josiah Vick and each of us our heirs Exrs. admin and assigns forever to defend the Eight part of the above five named negros and increase to the said Josiah Vick his heirs Exs. admn. and assigns forever as witness our hands and seals the day and date above written signed sealed and acknowledge in the _____ of us.

    Jethro Harnell Wilie Bone (Seal)
    Marcum H. Deary Mourning Bone Her mark X Seal

    State of North Carolina Court of pleas and Quarter, Nash County August Term 1840. The above Bill of Sale was duly proven in open court by the authority of Marcus H. Deary one of the subscribing witnesses thereto ordered to be signed. Attest: B. H. Blount 
    • Joseph W. Watson. Abstracts of Early Records of Nash County, North Carolina 1777-1859 2nd ed. (Durham, NC: Seeman Printery, Inc, 1975), 231.
    Relationship 30 Jan 1838  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Morning Bone, the wife of Willie Bone, was a daughter of Drewry Pridgen, decd; Sarah Pridgen was the widow of said Drewry Pridgen
    • Joseph W. Watson. Kinfolks of Nash County, North Carolina, 1778-1854 (Durham, NC: Fisher-Harrison Corp, 1979), 176. [Nash Deed Book 17, p 11]
    Property, Personal 2 Mar 1838  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nancy Lindsey bill of sale to John C Taylor for her interest in personal property lent by Drewry Pridgen, decd, to his wife, Sarah Pridgen, for her lifetime. 
    • Joseph W. Watson. Kinfolks of Nash County, North Carolina, 1778-1854 (Durham, NC: Fisher-Harrison Corp, 1979), 168. [Nash Deed Book 16, p 309]
    Relationship 5 Mar 1838  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Piety Cockrell was a daughter of Drewry Pridgen, decd; Sarah Pridge was [the] widow of said Drewry Pridgen
    • Joseph W. Watson. Kinfolks of Nash County, North Carolina, 1778-1854 (Durham, NC: Fisher-Harrison Corp, 1979), 176. [Nash Deed Book 17, p 11]
    Property, Personal 10 Nov 1847  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Another sale held by William A. Pridgen, exr. Aug 17, 1847, Feb term 1848. Sale of negroes held Nov 10, 1847, and shares of proceeds paid to John C. Taylor, B. H. Blount as administrator of the estate of Josiah Vick, decd, Archibald Cockrell, and Dinah Pridgen.  
    • Joseph W. Watson. Abstracts of Early Records of Nash County, North Carolina 1777-1859 2nd ed. (Durham, NC: Seeman Printery, Inc, 1975), 231.
    Person ID I420  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 23 Aug 2020 

    Father William Asbury Pridgen, Sr.,   b. ca 1700, Edgecombe Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1762, Edgecombe Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Mother Martha Catherine Horn,   b. ca 1719, Bertie, Edgecombe Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1759, Edgecombe Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Married ca 1730  Edgecombe Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4098  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Creekmore,   b. ca 1763, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1836, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married ca 1783  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mourning Pridgen,   b. ca 1783, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1871, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years)
    +2. Piety Hillard Pridgen,   b. ca 1787, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1853, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
    +3. Rachel Pridgen,   b. ca 1787, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1835, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
     4. Elizabeth Pridgen,   b. ca 1793, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1865, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
    +5. Mary Pridgen,   b. ca 1800, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1850, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
    +6. Selah Sarah Pridgen,   b. ca 1795, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1850, Greene Co, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
    +7. William Asbury Pridgen,   b. ca 1804, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1880, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
    +8. Nancy W. Pridgen,   b. ca 1807, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1860, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
     9. Diana Pridgen,   b. ca 1813, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F178  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsGuardianship - Mar-Jun 1762. Thomas Pridgen appointed Guardian to David Pridgeon, Sala Pridgeon, Jesse Pridgeon, William Pridgeon & Drury Pridgeon, Orphans of William Pridgeon giving Security in the sum of £1000. Proc Thomas Horn & James Ricks Sec. - Mar 1762–Jun 1762 - Edgecombe Co, North Carolina, British America Link to Google Earth
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