Re: Pry of Pike County Ohio
My grandmother (1879-70) Minnie,was the daughter of Jacob Pry (1828-01).She was also the only child from a union between Jacob and his landlady.I have a cousin in Utah who did a lot of research on the Pry at the Mormon center there, and that is where we discovered that Daniel was Jacobs brother.I also believe they worked a farm together at one one time.
Jacob Pry's father was also Jacob Pry and he was married to Mary Bonnet.I know little/noting of other siblings from that union.I remember my grandmother talking of how her father's family had left Virginia (of course W.V. was part of Virginia at that time.She made no mention of West Virginia - but she was very old and probably never understood how the part of Virginia where they lived was now a new state....
The W. Virginia Pry(s) are all descended from a Conrad Pry who immigrated from Germany (Wuerttemberg) - and settled in the Romney area.He was very active in the Republican Party and my grandmother was a dyed in the wool Republican until her death (must me genetic lol)...but I have never connected Jacob Sr. to Conrad so I can not verify that there is a family connection there.
I recently found Jacob Pry in an old census record (1870 I believe) showing him to be be born in Ohio and that he was aka Prei.Not sure if he reported that to the census taker or if the census taker just put that in the record, himself.That was the first time I ever saw Prei as an alternative spelling for our family name, but if it was, that would seem to support a German connection, since that is the way the name would probably be spelled in German.
Hope I did not add more confusion to this.I do research from time to time, but being the youngest grandchild of Minnie Pry, I also have the benefit of knowledge from older relatives.