James L Prunty, c. 1885? W Va...
I'm looking for some info on the name also.Have some, but not much; as I understand it's Irish in origin, and I'd like to know such things as the original spelling, the meaning, where exactly in Ireland it came from, and any info on the West Va Pruntys that anyone might have.
As far back as I've gone on my own family was James Lafayette Prunty, or possible Lafayette James, unsure, from Braxton Co, WV, who was in Moundsville State Penitentiary around the turn of the 20th century.No ideas before then.Grandfather was Minter G. Prunty, from Gilmer Co, WV,
born in Gem, Braxton Co.
If anyone has any info, I'd be glad to share what I know of the family.I've heard of the Bronte connection also.