Prudence Smith Tate

Brief Life History of Prudence Smith

When Prudence Smith Tate was born in March 1834, in Warren, Tennessee, United States, her father, Robert Tate, was 35 and her mother, Sarah Lockhart, was 34. She married Pvt Vance McDonald Lockhart on 18 October 1853, in Grundy, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Salem, Livingston, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and Magisterial District 2 Kuttawa, Lyon, Kentucky, United States in 1900. She died on 11 August 1911, in Kuttawa, Lyon, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Glenns Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Eddyville, Lyon, Kentucky, United States.

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Pvt Vance McDonald Lockhart
Prudence Smith Tate
Marriage: 18 October 1853
Alexander Lockhart
Robert H Lockhart
John M. Lockhart
Uriah Burgess Lockhart
Agnes Lockhart
William Anderson Lockhart

Sources (16)

  • Trudie S Lockhart in household of V M Lockhart, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Prudence Tate, "Tennessee, Marriages, 1796-1950"
  • Prudy Smith Lockhart, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1967"

World Events (8)

1835 · The Hermitage is Built

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Name Meaning

English (northern):

from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Tate (Old English Tāta, from tāt ‘happy’).

usually a variant of Tait .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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