Pryor Gardner1

Male, #9477, (19 Jan 1758 - May 1830)
Father*Thomas Gardner1 (8 Aug 1721 - 10 Nov 1773)
Mother*Martha Pryor1 (10 Apr 1723 - 13 Mar 1780)
Birth*19 Jan 1758 Pryor was born at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, on 19 Jan 1758.1,2 
Will10 Nov 1773 In Thomas Gardner's will on 10 Nov 1773 at Halifax Co., North Carolina, Pryor, Martha, William, John, George, Kemp and Sterling was named as an heir. To receive slaves when 21 or when married plus portion of estate sold and money equally divided between 7 sons.3 
Death of Father10 Nov 1773 His father Thomas Gardner died on 10 Nov 1773 at Halifax Co., North Carolina.2,4 
Marriage*1775 He married Drucilla Rose at North Carolina in 1775.5 
Birth of Son1777 His son Sterling Gardner was born in 1777 at North Carolina
Birth of Sonafter 1778 His son Rushing Gardner was born after 1778. 
Death of Mother13 Mar 1780 His mother Martha Pryor died on 13 Mar 1780 at Halifax Co., North Carolina.2,4 
Birth of Son15 Feb 1781 His son William Henry Gardner was born on 15 Feb 1781 at Roanoke Rapids, Halifax Co., North Carolina
American Revolution*15 Mar 1781 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War on 15 Mar 1781
(DAR Listing: Pryor Gardner, born 19 Jan 1758 in North Carolina, died May 1830 in Georgia, married Drucilla Rose, Patriotic Service, North Carolina
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Pryor Gardner is one of the Revolutionary War soldiers on the monument at the Warren County, Georgia Courthouse. See:
http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/ga/misc/warren-plaque.htm
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For details on the Revolutionary War Record of Pryor Gardner, see the DAR applications of:
     1. Mrs. Lucille Mosell McEwen of Jackson, MS. "Pryor Gardner was issued certificate No. 70 of service in the War of the Revolution, for which payment was due, Certificate issued by Charles Pasteur, Sheriff of Halifax Co. North Carolina, paid at the Hillsboro Treasury Office 1785. Source of Military record: Vol. G. Army Accounts, State Auditors Office Raleigh, NC"
     2. Mrs. Ruth Waldron Hill of St. Louis, MO. "Prior Gardner served in a company of NC rifleman and was engaged in the Battle of Guilford Court House." See: http://www.nps.gov/guco/
     3. Mrs. May Harris Walker (#68392.)6
Birth of Son1787 His son Elisha Gardner was born in 1787 at Halifax Co., North Carolina
Birth of Son1788 His son John Gardner was born in 1788 at Halifax Co., North Carolina
Deed*24 Oct 1796 He was granted a deed, witnessed by Wormley Rose on 24 Oct 1796 at Warren Co., Georgia,

James Boon was the Grantor and James Thomas the Original Land Grant Owner.7 
Church*15 Apr 1797 Pryor and Drucilla joined at Long Creek Baptist Church, Warren Co., Georgia, on 15 Apr 1797 (Pryor was ordained a deacon in 1817.) 
Deed7 Oct 1800 He witnessed a deed grant on 7 Oct 1800 at Warren Co., Georgia, (John Fletcher granted a deed to Wiley Harris. Benjamin Wells and Elisha Wright were adjacent landowners. Ambrose Edmundsen was an additional witness.)8 
Land Lottery*1805 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1805 at Baldwin Co., Georgia,
In the 1805 Georgia Land Lottery both Pryor and Sterling Gardner won land in Baldwin County. Pryor's winning draw was Land Lot 98 in District 4 (202.5 acres). Sterling's was Land Lot 236 in District 1 of Baldwin (202.5 acres). Pryor's son-in-law Thomas Harris, husband of Sarah Gardner, won Land Lot 85 in District 1 (202.5 acres) in Baldwin. William Gardner registered but did not win.9 
Death of Son1810 His son John Gardner died in 1810. 
Death of Spouse15 Oct 1826 His wife Drucilla Rose died on 15 Oct 1826 at Warren Co., Georgia
Will*1 Feb 1827 He made a will at Warren Co., Georgia, on 1 Feb 1827, naming as heir(s) Sterling Gardner, William Henry Gardner, Elisha Gardner, Martha Gardner, Frances Culpepper and Polly P. Gardner.

Will of Pryor Gardner, Will Book 1829-52, pages 9-10 State of Georgia, Warren Cty.
To God I commend my soul and my body to the earth in decent burial, and of my earthly estate:
- First, pay all just debts;
- Second Monies involved in Superior Court case in Warren County and involving Benjamin Sandiford, K. L Barry, Andrew Stewart, and my daughter Martha Sandiford shall be part of her inheritance;
- Third to son William Gardner two negro girls;
- Fourth to daughter Sara Harris Powell on negro and ten dollars;
- Fifth to daughter Fannea Culpepper two negros and $100.00;
- Sixth to son Elisha Gardner, now deceased on negro man;
- eventh to Daughter Sacky (Susan) Rushing two negro slaves;
- Eight to grandson Pryor Gardner, son of Sterling Gardner, dec'd, one negro woman and her child, but to be returned to estate if Pryor - Gardner (son of Sterling) shall die before he is 20 years of age.
- Ninth to daughter Polly P. Heath three adult negroes and one child.
- Tenth to Daughter Elizabeth Veazey one negro and her increase now two children, and another negro girl named Biddy.
- I have given my granddaughter Anna P. J. R. Veasey one negro girl.
- Twelfth all the balance of my estate whether of goods chattel lands or tenements of whatever name I wish sold and the proceeds equally divided between the persons as follows: Martha Sandiford, William Gardner, Fannea Culpepper, Sackey (Suckey) Rushing, Polly P. Heath, Elizabeth Veazey, Sarah Harris (daughter of Sara Harris Powell) provided nothing herein contained shall be so construed to give my daughter Martha Sandiford anything till the debt and interest aforesaid is paid out of that part that would otherwise fall to her.
- Thirteenth I wish Henry Heath and John Veazey to execute this my last will and testament.
Witnesses: Thomas Gibson and Obadiah C Gibson, Mary R. Gibson.
Signed Pryor Gardner 1 Feb 1827.
There was a subsequent Codicil dated 26 Dec 1828.10 
Death of Son1827 His son Elisha Gardner died in 1827. 
Church*13 Jul 1827 Pryor joined at Williams Creek Baptist Church, Warren Co., Georgia, on 13 Jul 1827.11 
Miscellaneous1 Jul 1829  (an unknown value.) 
Death*May 1830 He died at Warren Co., Georgia, in May 1830 at age 72.5,1 
BurialMay 1830 His body was interred in May 1830 at Long Creek Baptist Church, Warren Co., Georgia.5 
Probate*5 Jul 1830 Probate action was taken on Pryor's estate on 5 Jul 1830 at Warren Co., Georgia.10 
Biography* Pryor Gardner listed in father, Thomas Gardner's will entered into Probate in May court 1777 in Halifax Cty, N. C. To receive slaves when 21 or when married plus portion of estate sold and money equally divided between 7 sons. Wit by George Gardner, William Hargrove, and Thomas Haile. Extrs: wife Martha and sons Willian and Sterling. (Will #236, pg 51)

Prior Gardner is listed as head of household in State Census of NC 1784-1787 with 2 white males above 21 and under 65, 3 white females all ages,1 black male 12-59 and 3 blacks under 12 and above 59.

Pryor Gardner, J.P. witnessed sale of 200 acres of land in Warren Cty, Ga. to Thomas Harris on 20 Jan 1804. (Warren Cty Records Office Deed Book B. page 612.)

William Gardner sold 16 acres of land to Thomas Harris 11 Oct. 1804, on Long Creek of Ogechee. Witnessed by Pryor Gardner, J.P. and Fannia Gardner. (See Warren Co. GA Records Office Deed Book B, page 6l3, file of Thomas Harris.

Gardner, Pryor, Warren Cty, d. 1827, w,Drucilla Rose from Hancock Cty. (Family Heads 1805 Georgia, "Info on Some Georgia Pioneers by Joseph T. Maddox, 1982) Book also mentions Samuel Gardner, Jackson Co., w. Elizabeth also listed as Samuel Grner. Also lists Gardner, Sterling, Warren Co. w. Polly. He s/o Pryor.
 

Family

Drucilla Rose (19 Jan 1755 - 15 Oct 1826)
Marriage*1775 He married Drucilla Rose at North Carolina in 1775.5 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited30 Apr 2012

Citations

  1. E-mail written Jun 2005 to Warren Culpepper from Patricia Daniel Bailey, e-mail address.
    Mrs. George O. (Charlotte Thomas) Marshall, Jr. cites Gardner family relationships and dates from a family bible.
  2. Susan Shields Sasek, compiler, e-mail address, Sassytazzy's Online Genealogical Research Library, Rootsweb, Jun 2006.
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~sassytazzy/searchsite.html
    Thomas Gardner Jr.'s Family Bible:
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~sassytazzy/family/surnames/gardner/bible/gardnerthomasbible1.html.
  3. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    This file was contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by Larealia Camp
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/halifax/wills/thogard.txt.

  4. Rev. Thomas Gardner (1756-1827) Family Bible, 1805, Mathew Carey - Philadelphia, Mildred Allen Adams (w/o James E. Allen Sr.), owner, Warrenton, NC, (1969).
    Thomas Gardner Senr Departed this life November the 10th 1773
    Martha Gardner his wife Departed this life March the 13th 1780.
  5. Correspondence from Ruth Allison Waldron Hill, (Collection of Letters between Hill and Hopkins), to Elizabeth Hopkins, 1950-1952, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film 164,482.
  6. DAR Patriot Index, Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2003.
  7. Daniel Nathan Crumpton, compiler, Cemeteries and Genealogy: Waren County, Georgia and immediate vicinity, 1792-1987, Volume II, Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8625 V3c v. 1.
    p. 191.
  8. Daniel Nathan Crumpton, compiler, Cemeteries and Genealogy: Waren County, Georgia and immediate vicinity, 1792-1987, Volume II, Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8625 V3c v. 1.
    p. 197.
  9. E-mail written 20 Nov 2009 - Oct 2014 to Culpepper Connections from Hunter Cole, e-mail address.
    See 1805 Georgia Land Lottery: Persons Entitled to Draws, compiled by Paul K. Graham. Decatur, Ga.: The Genealogy Company, 2005.
  10. Daniel Nathan Crumpton, compiler, Cemeteries and Genealogy: Waren County, Georgia and immediate vicinity, 1792-1987, Vol. I, Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8625 V3c v. 2.
    p. 166.
  11. J. Kenneth Brantley, The Records of the Church at Williams Creek (Warren Co., GA), Powder Springs, GA: Brantley Association, 1995/2002, Repository: Warren Culpepper's Personal Library.
    Page 107. 13 Jul 1827: Received from Long Creek, P. Gardner, no letter.