I am in search of John Prettyman's parents.John was born in approx. 1846 in Virginia (or considered WV after the war).He was married to Margaret (Maggie) Martin in approximately 1870.He is the father of Jeannette, Nellie, Robert, Daniel, John, Gertrude (a/k/a Grace), Carrie and Ruth Prettyman. Ruth Prettyman was the only child born in Pittsburgh and the other children were born in West Virginia.
My John Prettyman died in Pittsburgh.
One possibility is that he is either the son of Eli Prettyman or possibly he was born under another name and just called himself "John".Another theory I have is that he is the son of a Robert Prettyman, since the name Robert was recycled for two more generations of descendents.