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Name

Martin Pruett Sr11,12

Birth

18 Aug 1834 or 1838, Jackson, Parke, IN Or Sandusky, Erie, OH3

Death

9 or 10 Apr 1907, Crescent, Pottawattamie, IA13,3

Burial

11 Apr 1907, McIntosh Cemetery, Crescent, Pottawattamie, IA13

Birth

18 Aug 1838, Jackson, Parke, In

Death

10 Apr 1907, Crescent, Pottawattamie, IA

Military

Union Army-Civil War5

Father

John Pruett (1815-1880)

Mother

Serena Branson (1816->1880)

Other spouses

Mary VIRGINIA Law

Marriage

19 Aug 1862, TIPTON, IA14

Spouse

Eliza Ann Baker11,12

Birth

16 Feb 1842 or 49?, OH Or Vermont Co., IN3

Death

18 Dec 1928, Honey Creek, Pottawattamie, IA13

Burial

21 Dec 1928, McIntosh Cemetery, Crescent, Pottawattamie, IA13

Birth

16 Feb 1842, Ohio

Cause of death

Old Age13,2

Father

Frank Baker

Children

1 M

Allison Pruett

Birth

21 Mar 185913

Death

6 Jun 192913

2 F

Emma Pruett

Birth

26 Jun 1864, Story City, Story, IA13,3

Death

23 Sep 195613,3

Spouse

Zeb Points

Spouse

Tom Points

Spouse

John Stoffel

3 F

Mary Ann Pruett

Birth

16 Jun 1865, Honey Creek, IA13

Death

14 Aug 193913

Spouse

McIntosh

4 M

Martin Pruett JR (Twin)

Birth

21 Mar 1868, Cedar City, Jasper, IA13,3

Death

11 Feb 1947, Crescent, Pottawattamie, IA, Crescent Cemetery13

Spouse

Nancy McIntosh

Marriage

4 Jan 188913

5 M

Barton Joseph Pruett2,1,2 (Twin)

Birth

21 Mar 1868, Cedar City, Jasper, IA13,3

Death

11 Nov 1939, Bliss, Gooding, Idaho13

Birth

21 Mar 1868, Jasper, Cedar, Iowa

Spouse

Mary Alice Buffington

Marriage

23 Jun 1888, Council Bluffs, IA13,5

6 M

Charles W. E. Pruett15

Birth

4 Jan 1870, Story City, IA13

Death

25 Mar 1956, Clarinda, Page, IA13

Death

14 Jun 19573

Spouse

Rebecca E. Bonham

Marriage

31 Oct 1888, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, IA15,13

Spouse

Dora Bonham

Spouse

Bessie DeVore

7 M

George Raymond Pruett

Birth

12 Mar 1872, Cedar City, IA13

Death

14 Apr 192413,3

Spouse

Ann Love

8 F

Phoebe Ellen Pruett

Birth

4 May 1874, Cedar City, IA13

Death

6 Jul 192913

Spouse

Joseph James Buffington

Marriage

1888, Chadron, Dawes, Nebraska2

9 F

Lizzie Pruett

Birth

28 Feb 1876, Cedar City, IA13

Death

11 May 190413,3

Spouse

Jerry McGoogan

Spouse

Andy Ruby

10 M

John Pruett

Birth

6 Sep 1878, Crescent, IA13

Death

6 Sep 195813,3

11 F

Minnie Pruett

Birth

5 Jun 1880, Crescent, IA13,3

Death

3 Apr 195713

Spouse

Rodnick Vincent

12 F

Effie Viola Pruett

Birth

21 Mar 1882, Honey Creek, IA13

Death

10 Sep 197013

Spouse

Robert Brambly Mahan

13 F

Maggie M Pruett

Birth

23 Dec 1884, Crescent, IA13,3

Death

19 May 195213,3

Spouse

Arthur Ruby

Spouse

Fred Ruby

14 F

Paris Pruett

Birth

6 May 1887, Crescent, IA13,3

Death

2 Aug 190213,3

Notes for Martin Pruett Sr

United States Pension Agency, Des Moines, IA:
April 18, 1907, he was dropped because of death, April 9, 1907. Keep in mind
that he died at 1 o'clock in the morning of April 10, 1907, (quite often they
would use what ever date they chose.)
13

Misc. Notes

Eliza's Declaration of a Widow for Original Pension stated he was born on
August 18, 1838 at Sanduska, OH. (We have only been able to verify
Indiana.)
13

Military

Martin's Civil War Papers:
On January 15, 1898, Martin Pruett replied to a request to fill out a voucher
for your next quarterly payment. His answers as follows:
Wife: Eliza Pruitt (formerly) E. Baker
Married: August 15, 1861, Esq. Wm. Blackmen, Rochester, Ceder Co., Iowa
What record of marriage exists: court records.
Were you previously married: Yes--Virginia Law--Page Co., IA.
Any living children: All, Emma, Mary, Bart and Mart, Chas., Ella, Georgie,
Lizzie, John, Minnie, Effie, Maggie and Paris.
Witnessed by: Warren Hough
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Obituary

The Evening Nonpariel Wed. April 10, 1907
Martin Pruett aged 73 years, died at 1 o'clock Wednesday morning
at his home west of Crescent, IA., after two week's illness from
gall trouble. He came to this vicinity about thirty years ago
from Indiana and resided here until his death. He leaves a widow
and twelve children, Mrs. Emma Points, Mrs Mary McIntosh, Mrs.
Elle Buffington, Mrs. Minnie Vinson, Mrs. Effie Mahon, Mrs.
Maggie Ruby, and Al, Marton, Bart, Charles, George and John
Pruett, all residents of Crescent and vicinity. The funeral will
take place from the residence Thursday at 10 o'clock am and
burial will be in McIntosh Cemetery.
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Notes for Eliza Ann Baker

I don't know much history of the Pruett family of my Grandfather Martin Pruett.

I know Martin Pruett was a soldier in the Civil War in the Union Army. He never
came west, so I never saw him. My Grandmother came to visit us in 1911. We lived near Boise Idaho, on Eagle Island. She was nearly blind, but she traveled all alone, and no one knew she was coming so there was no one to meet her. She had to find a ride out to Uncle Jim's ranch. She came to Notic, Idaho. The first one she asked was Uncle Jim's son. Father went back on a visit to Iowa at the time of the World Fair in St. Louis, MO, He visited the Fair while he was there. The X-ray machine was shown there for the first time. His twin brother,Mart Pruett came west with them but didn't stay. Then he came back. He chartered a box car and they lived in one end and kept the stock in the other end. Then he sold out and went, back to Iowa. I don't know any names of my grandfather's brothers or sisters.
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Census

June 1880 Census, Rockford Twp., Pottawattamie County, Iowa:

Pruitt, Martin------w-m-40
Eliza--------w-f---37--wife
Allisun------w-m-21--son
Mary--------w-f---16--dau
Martin------w-m--13--son
Bartin-------w-m--13--son
Charles-----w-m--11--son
George-----w-m--08--son
Ellen--------w-f----06--dau
Lizzie-------w-f----04--dau
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Census

1895 State Census, Rockford Twp., Pottawattamie Co., Iowa. This is from the
index and it doesn't list ages:

Pruett, Martin
Eliza
Ruby, Lizzie
Everett
Pruett, John
Minnie
Effie
Maggie
Paris

(The above were all listed in the same household.)
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Census

1910 Federal Census, Pottawattamie County, Iowa

Pruit, Eliza--------head--f--w--65--we--14/12--Ohio--Massachusetts--Ohio.
Al------------son---m-w--46--s--------------Iowa--Indiana--Ohio.
John--------son---m-w--38?-s--------------Iowa--Indiana--Ohio.
McGuigen, Lillie---granddaughter--f--w--13--s--Iowa--U. S.-----Iowa.

(here again we have a different age, birth would have been in1845 according to
the stated age.)
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Obituary

Council Bluffs Nonpariel Dec 19, 1928 Wed.
Mrs. Eliza Ann Pruett, 86 died Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock
at her home near Honey Creek. Death was caused by decline due to
old age.
She is survived by ten children, Mrs. Emma Stoffells of Dakota
City, Neb, Mrs. Mary McIntosh of Hazel Dell Township, Mrs. Effie
Mahon of Council Bluffs, Mrs. Minnie Vincent of Council Bluffs,
Mrs. Maggie Ruby of Crescent, Al Pruett of Honey Creek, Mary
Pruett of Council Bluffs, Bart Pruett of Bliss, ID, Charles
and John Pruett of Honey Creek.
The body was removed to Woodring's funeral home.

Council Bluffs Nonpariel Dec 21, 1928 FRI

Funeral Services for Mrs. Eliza Ann Pruett, who died at her home
in Honey Creek Dec 18, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock
at the Latter Day Saints' church in Crescent, with Elder J. F.
Mintun in charge . Burial will be in the McIntosh Cemetery.
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Vital Records

Death Certificate information provided by Al Pruett:
Date of Birth: Febuary 16, 1849, OH. Father: Frank Baker, birthplace
unknown. Mother unknown.
Died: December 18, 1928, buried December 21, 1928, McIntosh Cemetery.
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Notes for Martin & Eliza Ann (Family)

Marriage date???

Martin's Civil War Papers:
On January 15, 1898, Martin Pruett replied to a request to fill out a voucher
for your next quarterly payment. His answers as follows:
Wife: Eliza Pruitt (formerly) E. Baker
Married: August 15, 1861, Esq. Wm. Blackmen, Rochester, Ceder Co., Iowa

and...

Declaration For Widows Pension:
Eliza stated that she married under the name of Eliza Ann Baker, at Tipton,
Iowa, July 1862 by Mr. Blackmond, that she had not been married before and
that that Martin had not been married before.
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Notes for Barton Joseph (Child 5)

Bart Pruett
Date of Marriage - June 25, 1888 <----her other papers say June 23

Place - Council Bluffs, Iowa
His father's name - Mart Pruett
his mother's maiden name - Eliza Ann Baker

His father fought in the Civil War in the Union Army. He had 6 brothers and 7 sisters, 14 children. There was two children when his father went to war. Al & Aunt Emma, with my parents, came to Boise in 1893 from Council Bluff, Iowa. They started May 14 together with nine other families. They all suffered many hardships on the way. It took the procession of 11 covered wagons, seventy two horses, four cows and 45 people just two weeks to reach Pine Ridge, Nebraska.. The Indians were thick and felt very unfriendly toward the white people at this time. The Indians of the Rose Bud reservation finally captured Dad and my Grandfather. The took them while hunting horses. They took Dad and Grandfather Buff ington before their chief. The Chief told them he would let them free if they would go back over the Indian Reservation line. The chief also said they were preparing for war and any white person was in danger, especially in the Indian territory. Dad and Grandfather readily agreed but stated they could not leave before morning. That nite was one of uneasiness for Mother and the others till Dad and Grandfather arrived and to make matters worse when they did arrive they were followed by a dozen Indian police. But they were soon told the Indians were to guard them that nite and to see they retraced there way at daylight. There was little or no sleep for any one that nite as they expected any minute to be attacked by the Indians. It was a long nite for the sleepless pioneers as they sat with there gun ready very alert watching the ghost like figures of the Indians appear then swiftly and silently go from sight. At daylight they were guided back from the Indian territory. Next day was one of agony for all because the Indians had broke loose and were slaughtering white people as they would wild turkey. The state militia was called out for aid and the Indians that were causing so much trouble were finally captured at Wounded Knee, Neb. and put back on the reservation. After the Indians had been calmed down my people and the rest of the pioneers started there tiresome journey westward. They thought the country very rough in Nebraska but found it still worse further west. Other tribes of Indians stole horses and anything else they could slip silently away from camp. It was the head quarters for the mines at Silver City and Placerville and Idaho City. Dad always intended to go to Big Bend Oregon but never again got started, one more boy was born at Boise, now there was 4 boys. We often wondered why our parents didn't take advantage of some of the homestead land that was open then. Dad said trying to make a living for 6 at 5O¢ and a dollar a day they didn't have time and money to take up land. He finally did take up a homestead in Shoshone Basin. He spent most of his life as a farmer. Funeral services were held at Gooding, Idaho
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Misc. Notes

My parents were married on June 23, 1888 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, They left Iowa in l892 to come west by wagon train. They had two small boys at this time, Noah Pruett and Ace Pruett. They left Iowa May, 1892. There was 11 wagons, 45 people,72 horses and 4 cows and some chickens. There was the men, Kelley, Buffingtons, and Pruetts. The Kelleys were wagon masters. My father Bart Pruett was a scout and hunter. Each took his turn at lookout. There was 9 families. It took just 2 weeks to reach Pine Ridge, Nebraska. The Sioux Indians were on the war path, and they were told by the government scouts they couldn't go through to the West. They stayed there all summer and put up wild hay for the government to feed the army horses. The Indian Wars were so bad they stayed there till the next spring. My third brother Jim Pruett was born at Pine Ridge. They were near the Rose Bud Indian Reservation at the time Sitting Bull was captured. Some of the Kelley boys were killed by Indians. They left Pine Ridge May 24, 1893. They got off the trail onto the reservation and my father Bart Pruett and my grandfather Joseph Buffington were captured by the Indians and taken before the Chief. They were set free if they would turn around and get off the reservation. Dad and grandfather readily agreed. The Indians stood guard around their camp that nite to protect them from other Indians. No one slept that night, as they expected to be attacked any minute. The next few days were agony for all as the Indians had broke loose and were slaughtering all the white people they could. The State militia was called in and captured the Indians that were making so much trouble. They found hard to find game as so many bad been over the trail before them. They followed the Oregon trail all the way. Grandfather was hunting the horses at Lost River and got lost in the swamp. He was nearly dead of mosquito bites when they found him. There were big black swarms of them. That was what caused the horses to run away. They arrived in Boise during the Panic of the Cleveland Administration. They got 50 cents a day for a team and man for 10 hours work. I guess everyone had it rough for a while.
As told to me by my father,

Lula M Stratton
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Notes for Charles W. E. & Rebecca E. (Family)

Charles W.E. Pruett to Rebecca E. Bonham (same source) license 3193
license reads Charles W.E. Pruett age 19 of Honey Creek (signed with his x
mark) Rebecca Bonham age 17 of Honey Creek. Marriage performed Oct. 31
1888 at
Council Bluffs, Pott. Co, IA E.S. Barnett JP
Application for Groom reads License 3193 Oct.31, 1888 Chas. W.E. Pruett 20
years old white Residence Honey Creek farmer father Martin Pruett mother
Eliza Baker 1st marriage.
Application for Bride: Rebecca E. Bonham 18 White residence Honey Creek
born MO father A. Bonham mother Rebecca !st marriage Oct. 31, 1888
Council Bluffs
registered Nov. 14, 1888.
In this same package I got the 1895 Crescent TWP, Pottawattamie County, IA
census page 219 (page number hard to read) line 61
Pruett, Charles Edward age 24 male married born Jasper County, Iowa
" , Dora age 21 female married born
Pottawattamie County, Iowa
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Notes for Phoebe Ellen (Child 8)

(Research):Certificate of Death reg No 3 Primary Reg Dist 20055 State File No 62212 Local Reg 60

Mrs. J.J. Buffington Residence of Notus Idaho RFD Sex female Color white Married Husband J.J. Buffington Date of Birth May 4 1870 Age 58 years 2 months 2 days Occupation of Deceased Home Birthplace Iowa Name of Father Martin Pruitt Birth place of Father IN Maiden Name of Mother Eliza M. Baker birthplace of Mother Ohio Informant Marion Buffington of Notus Idaho Filed 7-6-1928 Date of death July 6 1928 I hereby certify that I attended the deceassed from May 2 1928 to July 6 1928 and that the death occurred on the date stated above at 8:00 A.M. The cause of Death was influmed gall bladder. Place of Burial Canyon Hills Burial Date July 8 1918 Undertaker Paul L. Case Caldwell Idaho

Burried at Canyon Hills Cemetary BLK 56 Lot 42 SH Space 2
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Notes for Joseph James & Phoebe Ellen (Family)

From a picture in Granny's album (Lula May Pruett):
"Bart Pruett's sister Ellen (Ellie) Pruett married Mary Alice Buffington's brother James Joseph Buffington" Picture shows an adult couple and 5 children (at least 4 are girls, hard to tell about the 5th): names listed are 'Effie, Sara, Lottie & Birdie'

*James Joseph Buffington / Joseph James Buffington - are names really reversed in son? Father is way too old to be the 'James Joseph' in question, IMO.
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