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From: Ann Cline <> (by way of Carol Martoccia <>
Subject: [PRIDGEN-L] George W. Pridgen:
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 18:27:08 -0400

Carol this is information I now have on George Washington Pridgen son of
Allen Pridgen and Gillieann Taylor Pridgen, thanks to the help of
Darlene Bruner and to Thomas " Danny Knight. maybe Allen would like to
add it to our Allen Pridgen tree. .

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From: Thomas Knight <>
To: Ann Cline <>
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 14:10:14 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Re: George W. Pridgen:
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Dear Ann,

Here is some information for you. I will put it in a couple of messages
if it gets too long.

George Washington Pridgen (8 Mar., 1868, AL -- 27 Jan., 1949,Tyler Co.,
TX, bur. Ebenezer Cemetery), m. 1887, Coffee Co., AL, Nancy Anne Mcgee
(Mar., 1868, Coffee Co., AL -- Dec., 1955, Tyler Co., TX, bur. Ebenzer

1900 Tyler Co., TX, Census, Vol. 104, ED 105, Sheet 4, Line 14: George
Pridgen, 32, AL; nancy A., Mar., 1869, 31, AL; Jason, Oct., 1888, 11, AL;
Clemmie, May, 1890, AL; Belle, Nov., 1892, 7, AL.

1910 Tyler Co., TX, Census, ED 162, Sheet 20, Vol. 135: George W.
Pridgen, 42, AL; Anna, 41, AL; Clemmie, 19, AL; Missie B., 17, AL.

1920 Tyler Co., TX, Vol. 151, ED 240, Sheet 6, Line 84: George W.
Pridgen, 51, AL; Annie N., 50, AL; Missie B., 26, AL.

12 Dec., 1955, Tyler Co., TX: mrs. Nancy A. Pridgen, 86, died at her
in Doucette early Monday. A native of Alabama, she lived in Doucette 56
years. She belonged to the Baptist Church. Survivors include: Her son,
Jason Pridgen of Doucette; Daughter Miss Missie Bell Pridgen; Sister Mrs.
BEll ARmour; 6 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Edward Funeral Home
will arrange services and burial."

1. Chester Jason Pridgen (11 Oct., 1888, Coffee Co., AL -- Sept., 1970,
Houston, Harris Co., TX, bur. Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Tyler Co., TX), m.
Arzella Stepp (1891 - 1953, Tyler Co., TX, bur. Mt. Pisgah CEmetery,
Co., TX). Enumerated 1910 Polk Co., TX, and 1920 Tyler Co., TX, ED 200,
Sheet 6, Line 77.

1-1. Clemmie Lee Priden (28 Apr., 1911, TX -- living, Mar., 1999,
Woodville, TX), m. (1) Melvin Frank Withrow, m. (2) Hillard Fortenberry
(1904-1993). Mrs. Fortenberry had no children by either marriage.

1-2. Chester Jason Pridgen, Jr. (1913, TX -- living, 1999, Houston, TX),
m. 12 Aug., 1938, Tyler Co., TX, Myrle Burnett.
1-2-1. Charles Jeffrey Pridgen.

1-3. Bessie M. Pridgen (1915, TX -- bef. 1999), m. Richard Hoyt.
1-3-1. Cynthia Hoyt.
1-3-2. Ellen Hoyt, unmarried.

1-4. Odee Pridgen (1917 - 1933, Tyler Co., TX, bur. Mt. Pisgah
She never married.

1-5. Annie Bell Pridgen (28 Dec., 1919 -- living, 1999, Fort Worth, TX),
m. (1) J. D. Wood, m. (2) Bill McMullin.
1-5-1. Patricia Ann Wood, deceased.
1-5-2. Sandra Wood, living, 1999,
1-5-3. Patricia McMullin, living, 1999,
1-5-4. [Daughter] McMullin.

1-6. Juanita Pridgen (c. 1924, TX -- living, 1999, Houston, TX), m.
Robert Keegan.
1-6-1. Robert Emmett Keegan, of Houston, TX.

1-7. Johnnie Ruth Pridgen (c. 1928 -- living, 1999), m. [----] Farrar.
1-7-1. Linda Levone FArrar.
1-7-2. Robert Farrar, who was killed.
1-7-3. James Edward Farrar, father of two children by his first
1-7-4. David Pridgen Farrar, married twice, father of a son and a

2. Clemmie Pridgen (May, 1890, AL -- 1912, Tyler Co., TX, bur. Ebenezer

3. Missie Bell Pridgen (Nov., 1892, AL -- 1965, Tyler Co., TX, bur.
Ebenezer Cemetery), m. c. 1961, Bill Cobb.

So, there aren't a whole lot of descendants. If you find out the names
birth dates of any of the later generation (children of the FArrar
children, for instance) would you PLEASE share them with me. I want my
book to be as accurate as possible, taking all lines up to 1999.

Mrs. Fortenberry is 88 but mind is very clear. She was really sweet.

I did not speak to Mr. Pridgen but talked with Mrs. Fortenberry. She
me the names of all her nieces/nephews/great-nieces, etc.

Hope this helps. Let me know what you find out! Sincerely, Danny.

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