The Priddy family originates with a Captain Robert Priddy of the Royal Navy, who was awarded lands for his "ridding the seas of the Kings Enemies". BTW The Butler you are looking for is now dead. I have his book. The Priddys were in the wilds of Va and Carolinas, in the late 1600's and at that time it was not unusual that the settlers married Indian women. There are several Indian ladies in the Priddy lines that I have, as they migrated generally to first Stokes Co N.C., then to Grainger Co Tenn, then to Ky and all points West. COntact me if you need infor on a particular line.