Hey y'all, I'm jumping in again.I agree with you both onthis part.It is almost impossible for a 60 yr old woman to be having babies.I am working on my Chandler line, and was led back to the Murphree and Bynum lines.
Has anyone ever found out for sure the maiden name of Mary Elizabeth Prater b. 1780-90? Is there any record of her having children from this first marriage?
How does she connect or does she connect with Susannah Praytor/Prayter/Prator/Prater (you choose the spellng),b. ca. 1807 give or take a couple of years. who married Solomon Bynum, b. 1807?
If Mary married a Prater was he the brother or father ofSusannah and/or Catherine Praytor, I have her born 1818 and married James Bynum.
Was Mary Prater's maiden name Chandler?
I have Chandler and Prator/Prater in my mom's line from over in GA. around Carroll/Haralson Co. and surrounding area.They are connected somehow to the Chandlers living in Benton/Calhoun Co. Al, and surrounding counties in this time period.And of course, just about every one of them has a daughter named Mary "Polly", who no one knows who they married.
There are several Chandlers married into the Murphree and Bynum families.There are several of us, trying to connect these Chandlers with our Richard Chandler, so far no luck.Over the years, my Richard Chandler had been given to the wrong line, and it is heck trying to get some people to change this.It also makes it very hard to research as even the genealogy books in the library, LDS, etc. have him in the wrong family.
Lets put it this way, these Alabamian Chandlers and my Chandlers, quack like a duck, walk like a duck, swim like a duck, but the "experts" still say there is not a connection.I strongly disagree.
I just know my Richard Chandler couldn't be in GA and W. VA. at the same time with two different women, both with the same name, and a house full of children again a lot with the same names and some even the same year of birth. Don't have a definite date of death for my Richard, but there is a Richard Chandler of the right age in Benton Co. on the 1850 census I believe it is.Because Richard wasn't found on the 1850 Carroll Co. GA census, researchers assumed that he had died.May not have, may have been in AL. along with other Chandlers who were already there.
And yes, these Chandlers came from North Carolina.Mine were in Stokes & Wilkes Co.Mary Chan---Prater was supposely born in NC.
Bob do you have a magical answer???I keep telling you my lines are so twisted together, it is scary.I'm already my fourth cousin once removed.I don't want to be even closer kin to myself.