George Harper Prestridge

3 January 1832–7 March 1863 (Age 31)
Alabama, United States

The Life of George Harper

When George Harper Prestridge was born on 3 January 1832, in Alabama, United States, his father, Joseph W Prestridge, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Bagley, was 33. He married Mary Ann Rebecca Frost on 17 December 1850, in Union, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He registered for military service in 1891. He died on 7 March 1863, in Arkansas, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Harper Prestridge
1832–1863
Mary Ann Rebecca Frost
1827–1915
Marriage: 17 December 1850
Susan Elizabeth Prestridge
1851–1880
Joseph William Prestridge
1857–1920
George Simeon Prestridge
1860–1931
Martha Prestridge
1862–1913
Mathew Prestridge
1864–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 December 1850
Union, Arkansas, United States
children

(5)

    Susan Elizabeth Prestridge

    Female1851–1880Female

    Joseph William Prestridge

    Male1857–1920Male

    Male1860–1931Male

    Martha Prestridge

    Female1862–1913Female

    Mathew Prestridge

    Male1864–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

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World Events (7)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

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.
1846

Age 14

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 16

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin; apparently a habitational name, perhaps an altered form of Prestwich .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George N Prestridge in household of Martin A Prestridge, "United States Census, 1850"
  • George H. Prestridge in entry for George H. Prestridge, "Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929"
  • Geo. H. Prestridge in entry for Gg M. A. R. Prestridge, "Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929"

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