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THE PRATHER'S OF
CLARK COUNTY, INDIANA

 

 

The Prather's of Southern Indiana have been traced back to early 500 A.D.  However, I only included the individuals I was able to verify through other records and sources.  Below you will find the names of the individuals who are significant in my researching my line of ancestors.

 

 

Aron Allen Prather     b. 10 Oct 1710  in Orphans Gift, Prince George Co., MD   married to Mary Jane Prather     b. 12 Sep 1703   in Prince George Co., MD.    Aron and Mary had 12 children:

  1)  Mary Prather     b. 6 Jan 1729                                  2)  Aron Prather II     b. 1739
  3)  Samuel Prather     b. 1740                                        4)  Basil William Prather     b. 1 Feb 1741
  5)  Baruch William Prather     b. 1 Feb 1741                  6)  Barbara Prather     b. 1747
  7)  Ruth Prather     b. 1749                                            8)  Walter Prather     b. 1751
  9)  Elisha Prather     b. 1755                                        10)  Zachariah Prather     b. 25 Aug 1756
11)  Verlinda Prather     b. Abt 1757                             12)  Elizabeth Prather     b. Abt 1760

 

Basil William Prather, child #4 of Aron Allen Prather and Mary Jane Prather, was born in Rock Creek, Frederick Co., MD on 1 Feb 1741, along with his twin Baruch William Prather.  In 1765 he married Chlorenda Robertson.  She was born 14 Aug 1748 in Salisbury District, MD.  Basil and Chlorenda had 16 children:
  1) John Prather     b. Unknown                                      2) Nancy Prather     b. Abt. 1765
  3) William Prather     b. 15 Aug 1766                            4) Walter Prather     b. 2 Feb 1768
  5) Thomas Prather     b. 23 Jul 1769                              6) Basil Robertson Prather Sr.     b. 27 Jun 1771
  7) Catherine Prather     b. 1772                                      8) Aaron Prather     b. 1775
  9) John Asa Prather     b. 1776                                    10) Samuel Prather     b. 1780
11) Lloyd Benton Prather    b. 25 Nov 1782                  12) Rebecca Prather     b. 1784
13) Rachel Prather     b. 27 Oct 1787                            14) Sihon Simon Prather     b. 9 Nov 1791
15) Chlorinda Prather     b. 1794                                   16) Susanna Prather     b. 1798
Some time after the birth of Samuel, their 10th child, they relocated to NC where the remainder of their children were born.  Later they continued on to southern Indiana where the name Prather became important to not only a community but also to Clark Co..

 

Samuel Prather, child #10 of Basil William Prather and Chlorenda Robertson, was born in 1780 in Frederick Co., MD.  He died after 1850 in either IL or KS.  Samuel married Edith Ann Holman in about 1800 in Clark Co., IN.  Samuel and Edith Ann had 10 children:
  1) Samuel Prather II     b. 1801                                      2) Edith Prather     b. 1803
  3) Mary Prather     b. 15 Oct 1806                                 4) Issac Prather     b. 1808
  5) Sihon William Prather     b. 4 Oct 1810                      6) Rachel Prather     b. 1812
  7) Nancy Prather     b. 1814                                           8) Mahala Prather     b. Abt 1817
  9) Alvin Prather     b. 1819                                           10) Basil Prather     b. 1822

 

Mahala Prather was the 8th child of Samuel and Chlorenda Prather.  Mahala married Jacob Lentz in Clark Co., IN where they settled and had 4 children:
  1) Fannie Lentz     b. 2 Dec 1856                                    2) Jacob Lentz Jr.     b. 12 May 1860
  3) Frank Lentz     b. Unknown                                        4) Mary Lentz     b. Unknown

 

Fannie Lentz was the 1st child of Jacob Lentz and Mahala Prather.  Fannie married Jacob Bruner Daily b. 4 Oct 1857 in Clark Co., IN where they settled and had 2 children:
  1) Wilmer Lentz Daily     b. 22 Jul 1886                             2) Edwin Ralph Daily b. 7 Nov 1892

 

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