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Descendants of William Yate


Generation No. 13


13. BASIL "BAZEL" PITTS13 PRATHER/PRATER (JOHN JOSIAH12 PRATHER, WILLIAM NATHAN11, ANN10 YATES, GEORGE YATE9 SR., JOHN8 YATE, THOMAS7, FRANCIS6, THOMAS5, JOHN YATE4 (GENTLEMAN), RICHARD YATE3, EDMOND YATE2, WILLIAM1 YATE ) was born Abt. 1744 in Prince George Co. Maryland, and died Abt. July 14, 1842 in Laurens Co., South Carolina. He married PRISCILLA VAN SWEARINGEN January 01, 1768 in Probably in W.V., daughter of VAN SWEARINGEN and SARAH ---. She was born Abt. 1749 in Probably in Berkley Co., West Virginia, and died Abt. 1829 in Laurens Co., South Carolina.

Notes for B
ASIL "BAZEL" PITTS PRATHER/PRATER:
Bazel's death is proved by his second will dated 14 July 1832. Probate Records, Box 61, Pck. 6, Laurens District, S.C. South Carolina Archives Department, Columbia, S.C.

THE WILL OF BASIL PITTS PRATHER

In the name of God, Amen, I Bazel Prather of Laurens Dist. and the State of South Carolina being of sound and desposing mind and memory but weak in body and calling to mind the uncertainty of life and being desireous to dispose of all such wordly estate it haith pleased God to bless me with do make and ordain this my last Will in manner following this is to say I desire that so much of my personal estate be immediately sold after my decease to pay debts and funeral expenses I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Prisilla Prather all my real and personal estate and after the decease of my loving wife I give and bequeath unto my son heirs of my son John Prather one dollar and I give to the heirs of my daughter Abrilla Southerland one dollar to my daughter Verlinda Bishop one dollar to my son Archabal Prater one dollar my son Brice Prather one dollar the heirs of my daughter Martha Mccrary one dollar and the heirs of my son Josiah Prather one dollar my son and heirs of my son Josiah Prater one dollar my son Bazel Prather one dollar the heirrs of my daughter Rutha Page daughter Prissilla Riley one dollar my son Holaway Prather one dollar, and I give and bequeath unto my son King Prather one negro man named Tom to him and his heirs forever. And I give and bequeath unto my son King Prather and my daughter Hannah Adarre after the decease of my beloved wife, all my estate both real and personal to be equally divided between my son King and my daughter Hannah to them and their heirs forever and the part I give to my daughter Hannah Adare to be her and the heirs of her body.
Executors administratiors and assigns forever and lastley I do constitue and appoint my beloved son King Prater executor of this my last Will and my friend Marha Mcavary to ackt with my son King Prrather as exetors of this my last Will and Testament hereby making all others and former wills and Testaments by me heretofore made in testamony where of I have herunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 14 of July, 1832.

            signed      Bazel Prather (Seal)

John Whitmore
Benjamine Hill
his            Also refer to:
James X Flinn            (Probate Records Box 61 pkg 5 1832 King Prather)
Mark            Laurens co., S.C. King Prather


The children that had received one dollar was not living near him and in some cases had moved to others states and established their own Plantations.

Gary Benton Prather


The earliest date I find in South Carolina for Bazel PRATHER, b. ca. 1745, son of John and Abarilla, is 1 Sept. 1767 when he got a receipt for a survey for a Royal Grant. Memorials, Vol. 8, p. 524 - Pre. Rev., Loose Plats , Folder 1539 - Royal Grant, Vol. 3-D, p. 331. Berkley County, South Carolina Archives Department, Columbia, S.C.

Bassil Prather, Ist. Lt., Infantry, 8th Pennsylvania Reg., resigned his commission 31 mar., 1779, having been appointed 15 July, 1776.

Basil is listed as "Basil Prator" in the,1790 head of families in the 1790 South Carolina Index. His ancestors all had very large families, his descendants are found mostly in Tn., Ky., Ga., Ind., Okla., Tx., Mo., Ark., Ala., Ms., Mich., Ca. Some use the spelling Prater, Prator, Praytor, Prayter, and Prather. He served as a soldier in the Army of the Virgina during the Rev. War. He was known to be a large land owner and preacher.



More About B
ASIL "BAZEL" PITTS PRATHER/PRATER:
Occupation: Preacher, Plantationer, Rev. War Soldier, S.C. Private
     
Children of B
ASIL PRATHER/PRATER and PRISCILLA VAN SWEARINGEN are:
14. i.   ARCHELUS ARCHIBALD14 PRATER, b. Bet. 1764 - 1766, Pendleton or Laurens Co., S.C.; d. Abt. June 05, 1854, Warren Co, Tennessee.
  ii.   JOHN JAMES PRATHER PRATER, b. Bet. 1768 - 1770, Laurens Co., South Carolina; d. Bet. 1823 - 1829, Warren Co, Tennessee.
  iii.   JOSIAH HYATT PRATHER PRATER, b. Abt. 1770, Laurens Co., South Carolina; d. July 04, 1825, Laurens Co., South Carolina.
  iv.   MARTHA PRATHER PRATER, b. Abt. 1772, Laurens Co., South Carolina; d. Abt. 1829.
  v.   VERLINDA PRATHER PRATER, b. Bet. 1773 - 1775, Laurens Co., South Carolina; d. Meriweather Co., Georgia.
  vi.   ABRILLA PRATHER PRATER, b. Bet. 1774 - 1775, Laurens Co., South Carolina; d. March 22, 1856, Park Co., Ill.
  vii.   RUTHA PRATHER PRATER, b. Laurens Co., South Carolina; d. Living in 1829.
  viii.   BRICE BAZEL PRATHER PRATER, b. Abt. 1776, Laurens Co., South Carolina; d. Abt. 1850, Wayne Co., Tennessee.
  ix.   HOLLOWAY PRATHER PRATER, b. January 23, 1777, Laurens Co., South Carolina; d. November 28, 1846, Fayette, Ill.
  x.   MARY PRATHER PRATER, b. March 10, 1794, Laurens Co., South Carolina; d. March 18, 1830, Fayette, Ill.
  xi.   MINERVA PRISCILLA PRATER, b. Laurens Co., South Carolina; d. May 23, 1826, Laurens Co., South Carolina.
  xii.   BASIL (BAZEL) KING PRATHER PRATER, b. July 26, 1783, Laurens Co., South Carolina; d. July 01, 1835, Lake Vandalia, Fayette Co., Ill.
  xiii.   HANNA THERESA PRATHER PRATER, b. Bet. 1781 - 1788, Laurens Co., South Carolina; d. August 14, 1865, Union Co., Mississippi.
  xiv.   KING PRATHER PRATER, b. Abt. 1790, Laurens Co., South Carolina; d. Abt. 1870, Rock Mills, Randolph Co., Alabama.



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