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Linda Smith, <TheSmithsMOM@aol.com> op. cit., wrote in September, 2001 that she had found herWilliam Joseph Prater, and thatJoseph is the son of Jeremiah Prater and Katurah Hendricks.Jeremiah Prater is the brother of (ed.: my) Joseph Prater b.1794 and moved to Ga....She notes that she knows that Joseph was listed in the estate settlement for his father in law, Joseph G. Boggs, as husband to Elizabeth Boggs. Linda's Joseph was born 1815/1816, based on the 1850 census.
Note: (editor): Indeed my ancestor,Joseph (father of William born 1818), and Jeremiah, Linda's ancestor, are brothers. But there is some debate over whether Jeremiah had two wives, and if so, which one Linda's Joseph William Prather is the son of. Gary Prather, the researcher, shows a wife Katurah Hendricks prior to Lucinda Hull.But given the dates in Gary's notes, I suspect that the wife Lucinda bore most of the children shown in my notes herein, and I note also they have very specific birthdates unlike those given for Katurah...... all "ca. 1800." I have no idea what is right, but until more is known, logic seems to dictate the children and wife I show here, courtesy Gary Benton Prather.
We may have some more clarity in this information from Linda in May, 2003, who says she found Jeremiah Prater age 84 in Anderson County, Brushy Creek area of South Carolina,living with an N. A. Wyatt. (Who could be his daughter, Linda notes.)Jeremiah lived next door to a Fredrick N. Prater and family.Linda could not find Jeremiah in the 1880 census, and Fredrick had moved also, but she found him in Wilsons Hall, Ga. 1880 census. She also says she found Jeremiah after 1850 in Anderson County, in the census, so she believes he never went to Kentucky.