I descend from William PridgenB: early 1700's through his son David ca. 1740, to Abijah who married Sarah Bachelor.Their daughter Zillia Ann Pridgen married her 1st cousin Rueben Bachelor. Don't know where William B: but thePridgen, Manning,Rackley, Bachelor families inter-married. They were found in Edgecombe, Nash , with Franklin Co. being very close. I strongly feel they are the same lineage. Have you read Book "Abstracts of Records of Nash Co.NC 1777-1859" by Watson? Hope this helps in some way.