Jana, Couldn't help but jump in on this one.I've been researching this same Prudence (1850 Smith Co. MS) for years - meaning the Prudence that married the Peacock in Smith County MS ca. 1849-1850.She married Claiborne Peacock, son of William Peacock from Simpson County.They had Adalaide "Addie", Joseph "Joe" M., Mary J. (as I read the census), Pernesus and Mariah Clabon.Claiborne dies in the late 1850's and Prudence marries a John Carmichael from arrives from Florida.Together they had one child, Prudence Ophelia Carmichael.Then John Carmichael dies - possibly in Civil War, but I can't confirm.Prudence (the mother) then marries John Green and they have two children Francis Green (boy) and Elizabeth "Bettie" Green.Here's what I know of these children: - I know nothing of what happened to Adelaide, Joseph or Mary, other than I picked up somewhere that Mary's middle name was Jean.(I think there's a J on both census records I've read.) - Pernesus adopts the name Ford, or this was his other given name, in the 1880 census. He marries Mary Ann Royals, d/o Rankin Kennon Royals and Betsy Ann Womack Royals.They have 16 children total.I'm a descendant of this couple.Ford is my Ggfather. They spent their life in Meridian MS. - Mariah Clabon marries John A. Royals, s/o Nathan Brancin Royals.First son is Lemuel but I lose them after 1880. - Prudence Ophelia Carmichael marries a James M. Jones.Both buried in Leaf River Baptist Church Cemetery in Pineville MS. Children: Lee, Prudy, Althea, Lilly, Zurly, and Leslie. - I have no data on Francis Green. - Elizabeth "Bettie" Green marries a George W. Gardner.Both buried in Leaf River Cemetery also.Children are Oliver S, E. Floyd, Ezre, Frank, and Rosalee.
Prudence, the mother of all these, died on Jan. 10, 1886 and is buried in Leaf River Baptist Church Cemetery in Pineville, Smith Co. MS.Her tombstone carries the name Prudence Green.Actually, your posting here is the first I've heard that mentions her maiden name as "Floyd".I'd love to hear how you came to know her maiden name.Hope some of this helps. Regards, Joseph