Louise, You seem to know quite a bit about the Prouty family. Do you happen to know this family? Found on the 1880 Federal Census for Ft.Custer,Custer,Montana: Austen PROUTEY 50 b.OH Occ:Domestic Fa: OH Mo: OH Ester PROUTEY45 b.MI Fa: MI Mo: MI George PROUTY19 b.MO Occ:Laborer Fa: OH Mo: MI James PROUTEY18 b.IA Fa: OH Mo: MI Rachel PROUTEY15 b.IA " Mary PROUTEY12 b.IA " Sarah PROUTEY10 b.IA " Annie PROUTEY7 b.IA " Bertha PROUTEY3 b.IA "
They were at the fort on their way from Iowa to Colville, Stevens Co., WA.I believe the name is actually spelled Prouty, at least it is now. Thank you, Laura