Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Pryors of Pryorsburg

Jonathan Pryor and his brother, James, were among the earliest settlers to Graves County, Kentucky. From the records of land grants west of the Tennessee River in Kentucky, Jonathan and James Pryor had each purchased over 3000 acres before 1830. It is said that together they owned all the land between Pryorsburg and Mayfield at one time.

This cemetery is on land once owned by Jonathan Pryor. Even with GPS coordinates it is difficult to find yet it is within the small town of Pryorsburg.

Elizabeth White Pryor

ELIZABETH

Wife of
JONATHAN PRYOR

BORN
Mar. 27, 1788
DIED
July 7, 1857
Aged 69 y. 4 m.
27 D.

(Error in Days)



The graves of Jonathan Pryor, Jr. and his wife Frances E. Rozzell Pryor along with their fourteen year old son Jerimiah are also in this cemetery.

Jonathan Pryor, Jr.Frances E. Rozzell Pryor

In memory of
JONATHAN PRYOR

BORN
July 13, 1820
DIED
Oct. 29, 1857
AGED
37 Yrs. 3 mo.
& 9 dys.
                    In memory of
FRANCES E.
Wife of
JONATHAN PRYOR
BORN
June 17,1818
DIED
May 17, 1858
AGED
39 Yrs. 9 Mo.




JERIMIAH

Son of
J. & F.E. PRYOR
BORN
Mar. 21, 1843

DIED
Jan. 18, 1858
AGED
14 Yrs. 8 mo.
27 Ds.

(Age is almost illegible)



(It should be noted that this cemetery now includes a stone for Jonathan Pryor, Sr. which is not original and has an incorrect date of death as 1857 although he was recorded living in the 1860 census. The stone is of recent addition and accordingly is not included here.)

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