I was searching for a Warren Prettyman (1801-1811) whose birthday spans 10 years depending on what document you are looking at. I cam acrossother researchers that had the John Noah Family documented but did not show parentage. After reading the census records I believe that Warren Prettyman (1811-aft 1880) could be John Noah's father. The census states that his Father was born in Delaware and his mother in Maryland. Warren's first wife was indeed born in Maryland. I have not been able to locate a burial place for Warren or confirm where is was born in Delaware.
I had a record that had him married to Nancy with 2 children Catherine Elizabeth 1841-1850/1860 and John Noah 1848-1922. I had another Warren that was married to Mary 1834-aft 1910 and they had 3 children Nancy 1868, Warren D. 1872-1931 and Samuel 1875-1941.
It appears that when Warren left Delaware he changed his name either on purpose or accidentally and left it that way from Prettyman to Purtteman.So between 1850 and 1857 Warren and Nancy moved to Lee County, Illinois. Warrencan be found in Lee County up to the 1880 census.
Would love to hear from someone else trying to move past John Noah or who has a Warren they can not trace.
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): China, Lee, Illinois Family Number: 122 Household Members: Name Age Warren Purdyman 37DE Nancy Purdyman 30MD Catharine Purdyman 10MD John Purdyman 3Illinois
Home in 1860: China, Lee, Illinois Gender: Male Post Office: Franklin Grove Household Members: Name Age Warren Pertiman 50FarmerDE Nancy Pertiman 46MD John Pertiman12
Home in 1870: China, Lee, Illinois Race: White Gender: Male Household Members: Name Age Warren Prettyman 59FarmerDe Mary Prettyman 26wfScotland John Prettyman22sonIIllinois Nancy Prettyman 3dauIllinois
1880 United States Federal Census about Warren Prettyman Name: Warren Prettyman Home in 1880: Naehusa, Lee, Illinois Age: 79 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1801 Birthplace: Delaware Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) Spouse's Name: Mary Prettyman Father's birthplace: Delaware Mother's birthplace: Delaware Occupation: Farmer Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age Warren Prettyman 79Farmer Mary Prettyman 48 Nancy Prettyman 12 Warren Prettyman7 Samuel Prettyman4