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266. Mary HIGGINBOTHAM was born about 1853 in Bienville Parish, Lousiana.107,128 She died before December 1882 at the age of 29.

Gave her age as 25 in 1880 Census. She died before December of 1882, when Prater remarried.

I think that Mary died fairly young, probably before 1883, and Lloyd remarried to Eliza Parker.
1900 Census, Campbells Store, Anderson Co, TX, Hh 46
Loyd P. Prater, b. Apr 1852, age 48, married 17 years. b. AR, father b. LA, mother b. GA
Eliza J., wife, b. Apr 1863, age 37; has had 7 children and 5 are living, b. TX
Jay D., son, b. Jun 1887, age 13
Bertha M., dau, b. Sep 1889, age 10
James L., son, b. Dec 1892, age 7
Nancy P., dau, b. Feb 1896, age 4
Francis E., dau, b. July 1897, age 2

Mary HIGGINBOTHAM and Lloyd Pitchford PRATER were married on 10 July 1876 in Smith County, Texas.107 Lloyd Pitchford PRATER, son of Jeff F. PRATHER and Nancy [PRATHER], was born on 9 June 1856 in Georgia.128 He died on 31 August 1926 at the age of 70 in Anderson County, Texas.

The spelling of this surname changes to Prater in Texas.

1880 Census. Freestone Co, TX, Hh 460
Loyd P. Prater, age 21, b. GA
Mary, wife, 25, b. LA
Cicero C., 2, son, b. TX
Frances E., dau, age 1, b. TX
Aron Priest, age 17, laborer, b. TX
Alexander Crook, 24, laborer, b. AL

I think that Mary died fairly young, probably before 1883, and Lloyd remarried to Eliza Parker.
1900 Census, Campbells Store, Anderson Co, TX, Hh 46
Loyd P. Prater, b. Apr 1852, age 48, married 17 years. b. AR, father b. LA, mother b. GA
Eliza J., wife, b. Apr 1863, age 37; has had 7 children and 5 are living, b. TX
Jay D., son, b. Jun 1887, age 13
Bertha M., dau, b. Sep 1889, age 10
James L., son, b. Dec 1892, age 7
Nancy P., dau, b. Feb 1896, age 4
Francis E., dau, b. July 1897, age 2

1910 Census. Justice Prec 3, Anderson Co, TX, Hh 165
Loyd P. Prater, age 54, married twice, 27 years this last time, b. AL, mother b. GA
Lizza L., wife, age 46, married once for 27 years, 8 children, but only 5 are living, b. TX
J. D., son, 24. James, son, 16. Nancie A., dau, 12.

1920 Census. Benson Springs, Anderson Co, TX
Pitchford Prater, age 71, b. GA. Eliza, wife, age 54, b. TX.

Buried Muse Cemetery, Slocum, Anderson Co, TX
Loy Pitchford Prater, b. 9 Jun 1856, d. 31 Aug 1925.
Eliza Jane Parker Prater; b. 1864, d. 1935
Buried Garden of Memories, Elkhart, Anderson co TX
J. D. Prater, b. 1884, d. 1964 [the census shows he was born 1887]

Mary HIGGINBOTHAM and Lloyd Pitchford PRATER had the following children:

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Carter Cicero PRATER129 was born in 1878 in Texas.128

C. C. Prater married Jane Liles, 27 Dec 1900, Cherokee Co, TX

1910 Census, Justice Prec 3, Anderson Co, TX
Carter C. Prater, age 34, married 1 time for 10 years
Janie, wife, age 24, 5 children, 4 living
Lillie L, dau, age 7. Manie R., son 5, Ora, dau, age 2. Aline age 1 year and 1 month.

1920 Census, Benson Springs, Anderson Co, TX, Hh 48
Cisoro Prater, age 42, b. TX, father b. AR
Nanie L/S, wife, age 34
Mannie R., son 14. Ora, dau 12. Alene, dau 10. Ada, dau 5. Agness, dau age 3 years, 5 months. Fred D., son, age 1 year, 5 months.

1930 Census, Prec 3, Anderson Co, TX, only a few households from his sister Frances his:
Carter C. Prater, age 52 [b. 1878], married at age 23, b. TX, parents b. TX, farmer
Janie S., wife, age 43, married at age 14, b. TX
Addie D., dau, age 16. Agnes A., dau age 13, Fred D., son 10. Doyle E. son, 9. J. C., son, age 6. Lawrence C., son, age 4 years 1 month, Kenneth W., age 1 year, 2 months.

A Cicero Carter Prater died 19 Jan 1963, at Memorial Hospital, Palestine, Anderson Co of a heart attack. His usual residence was Rt. 3, Grapeland, Anderson Co. He was born 17 Jul 1877, 85 on his last birthday. He was a retired farmer. His son Fred Prater was informant and had no record of Cicero's parents. Buried Strong Memorial Park, Slocum, TX.

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Carter Cicero Prater, buried Strongs Memorial Park, Slocum, Anderson Co, TX
b. 17 Jul 1877, d. 19 Jan 1963.
The FindAGrave page says he was born in Limestone Co, TX and married Sarah Jane Liles.
Children:
Maurice Rayford Prater (1905-1960)
Ora Prater Alsobrook (1907-2001)
Jack C. Prater (1912-1978) - b. ca 1924 on the census, see above
Addie Prater Carnes (1913-1974)
Fred Prater (1919 - ?)
Doyle E. Prater (1920-1986)
Kenneth W. Prater (1928-2003)

Omitted but indicated in the above censuses: Lillie, dau, b. ca 1903. Aline, dau, b. ca 1910. Agnes, dau, b. ca 1916. Lawrence C., son b. ca 1926.

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Frances E. PRATER was born in 1879 in Texas.128

I believe the following Frances, to have been the child of Pitch Prater and a second wife Liza Parker. Quite possibly by the time she was born, his first daughter of that name had died. Perhaps she even died at the same as her mother.

The younger Frances, b. Jul 1887, according to the 1900 census.

Joe Shipper married Frances Prather, 19 Sep 1907, Cherokee Co, TX
[Note: John W. Shipper married Frances Keen, 10 Nov 1897, Anderson Co - they appear in many of the same census records.]

1910 Census: Justice Prec 2, Anderson Co, TX, Hh 219
Joe Shipper, age 33, married 3 years, b. TX, father b. LA, mother b. TX
Frances, wife, age 23, 1 child, b. TX, father b. AR, mother b. TX
Ben M., son, age 1 month

1920 Census. Benson Springs, Anderson Co, TX, Hh 59 [same page as Pitchford Prater]
Joe Shipper, age 42, b. TX, father b. LA, mother b. MO
Ben M., son, age 9
Marion, son, age 7.

1930 Census. Justice Prec 3, Anderson Co, TX
Joe D. Shipper, age 53, married at age 27, b. TX, father b. LA, mother b. MO, farmer
Frances E., wife, age 44, married at 21, b. TX, father b. AR, mother b. TX
Ben F., son, age 20, b. TX
Liza A. Prater, mother-in-law, age 62, widowed


This may or may not be Frances - the age, place of birth and name of mother all seem to be wrong, but perhaps based on the best information.
A Frances Prater Shipper died in Palestine, Anderson Co, TX on 11 Jan 1962. She was a widow. The date of birth given as 28 Jul 1886; age 75 at her last birthday. The informant was Marion Shipper, her son. She was said to have been born in Cherokee Co, TX - her father was L. P. "Pitch" Prater; her mother Liza Parker. She was buried Muse Cemetery, near Grapeland, TX.

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Ben M. Shipper, buried Muse Cemetery, Slocum, Anderson Co, TX
born 18 Mar 1910, died 25 Feb 1961
Said to be a brother to Marion Shipper; never married. WW II service.
Same cemetery is:
Frances E. Shipper; Born 1886, died 1962
Joe Shipper, b 1875, d. 1944
Marion Shipper, b. 30 Jul 1912, d. 15 Mar 1970

Joe Shipper of Rt. 1, Percilla, Anderson Co TX died on 30 Mar 1944 of carcinoma of the liver; he had been ill for one year and was age 66 years and 10 days . He was born 20 Mar 1878, married, a farmer. His father listed as John Shipper; mother not known. B. M. Shipper of Palestine, TX was the informant. Buried Muse Cemetery at Percilla.