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23. Elizabeth "Betty" WALTERS15,83 was born about 1755 in Halifax County, Virginia.

Betty married John Slayton on 16 Dec 1799 in Pittsylvania Co. by Elias Dodson according to the Walters book. This is wrong - that Betsy was the daughter of Robert Walters & Seletha McBee of Pittsylvania Co. The daughter of Robert & Joannah lived in Franklin Co GA in 1799 and would not have been going back to Virginia to marry.
Another researcher stated she married John Presswood which is closer to the truth. However, returns of the settlement of her father's estate provide the correct name. Elizabeth "Betty, Bitsy, or Betsy" Walters married John Prestridge, probably about 1773. He was a son of John Prestridge and Nancy Larkin, born about 1750 in Virginia, died about 1794. The Prestridges had a tract of land near one of the parcels belonging to Robert Walters.

Elizabeth "Betty" WALTERS and John PRESTRIDGE were married.84 John PRESTRIDGE10,84 was born about 1750 in Virginia.84

John Prestridge was the son of an earlier John Prestridge and Nancy Larkin.
Pittsylvania Co VA DB 6
p.89 16 Apr 1781 John Prestridge, planter to Thomas Terry. 500#'s. Waters of Birches Creek. 100 acres. Sd Prestridges line, joining Will Harrins, upper corner of sd Prestridge, Thomas Ferris line. Signed: John Prestridge. Wit: John Atkins, ???, Jno Winters 17 Apr 1781 Ack by Prestridge

Pittsylvania DB 7
p. 60
April 15, 1783 between Thomas Terry of P and Jno Prestige of P for 1000 pounds, a parcel of land on the Branches of Birches Creek containing by Estimation 100 acres, being the same tract of Land the said Terry purchased of said Prestige
Bounded:  Corner in said Prestriges Line, Thomas Terry’s line
s/ Thomas Terry
Wit:  John Atkinson
May 21, 1783
p.421 17 Sep 1784 Joseph Terry to William Herring. 600#'s On waters of Birches Creek. 484 acres. Begin corner pine in Moors line, along Moors line, Cheltons corner, John Prestridges corner pine and along his line, corner in Joseph Terrys former line, branch called Prestidges Branch Signed: Joseph Terry
Wit: George Dodson, Forten Dodson, John H. Hendrick, Lankford Herring
18 Apr 1785 Proved by witnesses

Here is John's father's will:
Pittsylvania DB 9
p.23 John Prestage Will. To my son John Prestage, all my Smith's tools which he has in possession. To Grandson Larkin Prestage [See deed, DB 11, p. 420 for sale of this land.] all that tract where I now live. To my two granddaughters Sally [?Letty] & Nancy Prestage, all my stock and household furniture except my white mare & 1 cow & calf & the bed that Sarah D. P. Lies on which I bequeath unto the sd Sarah D. P. & her heirs forever. To my Grandaughter Nancy Prestage all my wife's wearing apparel. John Wilson & David Terry, Executors.
30 Mar 1791 Signed: John Prestage
Wit: William Walters, Silvana Gardner
Sarah (X) D. P. Junior
p.24 24 Mar 1791 Whereas Sarah Dupe & her family has labor'd and done services for me. I give 50 acres of land adj Benjamin Hardy's line. Signed: John (x) Prestidge
Wit: ? Wade
Sarah (X) Dupe
Susannah (X) Dupe
p.25 20 Jun 1791 Will & Codicil brought by John Wilson & David Terry & proved on oaths of the witnesses & ordered recorded. Securities were William Walters & Thomas Williams.

p.538 10 Dec 1793 Sarah Dupee to Ezekiel Russell. 15#'s. All the division of land on the big branch, 50 acres, Devised to the said Sarah Dupee by LW&T of John Prestage. Begin on said great branch in Benjamin Hardeys line, dividing line bet Larkin Prestage and the sd Sarah Dupee, Hardey's line. Signed: Sarah X Dupe. Wit: James Wilson, William (x) Russell, Sarah Russell.
21 Apr 1794 Ack by Sarah Dupee.

Pittsylvania Co VA DB 11
p.290 Franklin County, State of Georgia
26 Oct 1797
Thomas Gorden and Sete, wife of Thomas [heretbefore when Sole and unmarried Sete Prestidge] appoint John Prestidge our true & lawfull attorney to receive whatsoever are due us in default of payment thereof. All that was given & bequeathed by the last Will and Testament of my grandfather John Prestage of Pittsylvania Co in VA to Sette Prestage.
Signed: Thomas Gorden, Sette (x) Gorden
Wit: Moses Payne JP, Joseph Chamdler JP
Georgia 26 Oct 1797, Co of Franklin
Certifies that Moses Payne & Joseph Chandler are JP's for Franklin Co. Signed: Jno. Smith
Georgia: John Smith is Clerk of Superior Court for Co of Franklin in GA. 6 Oct 1797 Signed: S. Cleveland, John Wattes
22 Nov 1797 Rec'd of John Wilson Senr Executor of John Prestridge Senr deceased 13#'s 10sh 8 ½ p which appears to be the full of the proportionate part of the within named legatee of the Estate of the said Deceased. Signed: John Prestidge
Wit: Joseph Carter, William Beavers
16 Apr 1798 P of Attorney and certificate indorsed in the hand of John Prestage and Ordered Recorded

p.306 21 Nov 1797 John Prestidge of Franklin & State of Georgia to Nathaniel Gardner. 20#'s. Waters of Burchess Creek. Begin at said Prestidge Corner, along Dodson's line, along Hardys line, William Hardys line, tree in said Prestidge former line 50a Signed: John Prestidge Wit: George Shelton, Henry Shelton, Spencer Shelton 16 Apr 1798 proved by witness

p.360 Georgia, Franklin County
Nancy Prestidge appeared before us the Judges of the Inferior Court for said Co and consented that George Shelton of Pittsy Co may be appointed according to the laws of said state her Guardian. Given under our hands as Justices of the said Court this 6th of Nov 1797. Danl Beall, Larkin Cleveland, John Walters, Philip Martin
Wit: Jas. H. Little, Clk of Court
Nov 22 1797
Rec. of Mr. John Wilson Senr, Executor of John Prestridge Senr dec'd 13# 10sh 8 12 p which appears to be in full of the proportionate part of the within named Legatee of the Estate of the said Deceased. Signed: George Shelton
Wit: Joseph Carter, William Beaver
p.361 17 Sep 1798 Certificate and recipt was present in court by John Wilson & ordered recorded

Pittsylvania Co VA DB 11
p.420 7 Nov 1798 John Prestridge Attorney in fact of Larkin Prestridge, both of Georgia. PofA dated 27 Oct 1797. To Washington Thompson of Pittsy Co. 400$ Waters of Birch Crk/ 400 acres. Joseph Terry's line; Thomas Terry's line. Signed: John Prestridge Att in fact for Larkin Prestedge. Wit: M. Clay, George Shelton, Wm Price Junr, James Nelson, William Shelton, Cuthbert Hudson. Proved 18 Feb 1799 by three witnesses
Larkin Prestidge of Franklin Co GA Appoints his father, John Prestidge of same. Sell his tract of land in Pittsy Co on Waters of Birch Crk 400a Bounded by Joseph Terry's old and William Herren?? Surveyed originally for John Prestidge dec'd and bequeathed to said Larkin p.430 P.of A. of Prestrdge. 26 Oct 1797 Signed: Larkin Prestedge
Wit in Franklin Co GA: Moses Payne JP, Joseph Chandler JP
Certified by Jno. Smith, Clerk of Superior Court for Franklin Co 16 Oct 1797
Jno Smith certified by Judges of Inferior Court for Franklin Co 26 Oct 1797: Larken Cleveland. John Waller
Ordered recorded in Pittsy 18 Feb 1799


Elizabeth "Betty" WALTERS and John PRESTRIDGE had the following children:

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Larkin PRESTRIDGE84,85 was born about 1775 in Virginia.84 He died on 10 August 1858 at the age of 83 in Cherokee County, Texas.84

Larkin married (1) Alcy Campbell, daughter of John Campbell. She was born about 1776 in North Carolina and died 10 Sep 1853 in Cherokee Co TX. Larkin married (2) Hannah Gaeler on 21 Nov 1856.

He received land from his grandfather:
Pittsylvania DB 9
p.23 John Prestage Will. To my son John Prestage, all my Smith's tools which he has in possession. To Grandson Larkin Prestage [See deed, DB 11, p. 420 for sale of this land.] all that tract where I now live. To my two granddaughters Sally [?Letty] & Nancy Prestage, all my stock and household furniture except my white mare & 1 cow & calf & the bed that Sarah D. P. Lies on which I bequeath unto the sd Sarah D. P. & her heirs forever. To my Grandaughter Nancy Prestage all my wife's wearing apparel. John Wilson & David Terry, Executors.
30 Mar 1791 Signed: John Prestage
Wit: William Walters, Silvana Gardner
Sarah (X) D. P. Junior
p.24 24 Mar 1791 Whereas Sarah Dupe & her family has labor'd and done services for me. I give 50 acres of land adj Benjamin Hardy's line. Signed: John (x) Prestidge
Wit: ? Wade
Sarah (X) Dupe
Susannah (X) Dupe
p.25 20 Jun 1791 Will & Codicil brought by John Wilson & David Terry & proved on oaths of the witnesses & ordered recorded. Securities were William Walters & Thomas Williams.


Pittsylvania Co VA DB 11
p.420 7 Nov 1798 John Prestridge Attorney in fact of Larkin Prestridge, both of Georgia. PofA dated 27 Oct 1797. To Washington Thompson of Pittsy Co. 400$ Waters of Birch Crk/ 400 acres. Joseph Terry's line; Thomas Terry's line. Signed: John Prestridge Att in fact for Larkin Prestedge. Wit: M. Clay, George Shelton, Wm Price Junr, James Nelson, William Shelton, Cuthbert Hudson. Proved 18 Feb 1799 by three witnesses
p.430 26 Oct 1797 Larkin Prestidge of Franklin Co GA Appoints his father, John Prestidge of same. Sell his tract of land in Pittsy Co on Waters of Birch Crk 400a Bounded by Joseph Terry's old and William Herren?? Surveyed originally for John Prestidge dec'd and bequeathed to said Larkin Signed: Larkin Prestedge
Wit in Franklin Co GA: Moses Payne JP, Joseph Chandler JP
Certified by Jno. Smith, Clerk of Superior Court for Franklin Co 16 Oct 1797
Jno Smith certified by Judges of Inferior Court for Franklin Co 26 Oct 1797: Larken Cleveland. John Waller
Ordered recorded in Pittsy 18 Feb 1799


In 1810, Larkin "Prestage" was found on the Amite Co MS Census. By 1820 he was in Dallas Co, Alabama. 1830 in Pickens Co AL. 1840 in Choctaw Co MS.

Then in 1850 he was in Cherokee Co Texas, as L. Prestage age 76, b. Virginia; Alsey, age 70, b. NC, and James age 13, b. MI [Mississippi], probably a grandson. Son Obadiah C. Prestridge also lived in Cherokee Co, as did Larkin's first cousin Andrew Walters who had his father Moses Walters living with him. [p.837b]

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Letty PRESTRIDGE60 was born on 9 December 1776 in Virginia.84 She died on 8 June 1824 at the age of 47 in Amite County, Mississippi.84

Letty married Thomas Gordon on 25 May 1795, Oglethorpe County, GA. He was a son of Nathaniel & Nancy Gordon, b. 1770 Wilkes Co NC and died 8152 in Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, LA. Letty and Thomas are said buried in Amite Co MS.

Thomas Gordon was in the 1850 census in East Feliciana Parish, living alone. Age 79, b. NC. He was also listed on the Slave Schedule with 10 slaves.

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iii.

Nancy PRESTRIDGE was born about 1782.84

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Hannah PRESTRIDGE84 was born about 1782.84 She died about 1823 at the age of 41 in Amite County, Mississippi.84

Hannah married James Denman, probably about 1800.
[It is always possible that Nancy & Hannah are the same lady. Both are often seen as variations for Anne, or Anna.]

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Lucy PRESTRIDGE was born about 1784.84

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Samuel PRESTRIDGE60,84 was born about 1788.84

Samuel married Delilah Elizabeth Roundtree on 26 Mar 1827.

1850 Census, Pike Co MS, Household 507:
Samuel Prestridge Sr., age 62, b. GA, Farmer
Delilah age 50, b. SC
Samuel Jr age 20, James P. 17, Thomas J. 14, Julia A. 12, William A. 25, Mary 21. Likely this last Mary is William's wife.
Sons Elijah and Wiley & their families are on the same page of this census.

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John PRESTRIDGE84 was born about 1790.84 He died in 1832 at the age of 42 in Fayette County, Georgia.84

John's wife said to be Alsy, surname unknown.

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Howell PRESTRIDGE84,86 was born on 10 July 1792 in Georgia.84 He died on 28 January 1860 at the age of 67 in Jackson Parish, Louisiana.84

Howell married Sally Bullock on 25 Dec 1809, Amite Co, MS. She was born 1 Jul 1782 and died 9 Feb 1860, Jackson Parish, LA.

1810 - Howell was in Amite Co MS

1850, Jackson Parish LA. Howel Prestridge, age 60, b. GA, Sarah, age 64, b. GA. Sons James and William are found on the same page with their families - both born in Mississippi.

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Joseph N. PRESTRIDGE84 was born on 1 August 1794.84 He died on 25 July 1836 at the age of 41 in Alabama.84

Joseph married Elizabeth Bagley on 13 Sep 1813. [Information says Perry Co, AL but Alabama was not separated from Mississippi Territory until 1817 and Perry Co was not formed from Indian lands until 1819.] She was b. 29 Nov 1798, NC and died 3 Jun 1874, buried Alvarado, Johnson Co TX.

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Michael PRESTRIDGE84 was born about 1797.84

Micahel married (1) Sarah Ann Barnes. Married (2) Melly Gordon on 11 Apr 1815.