Stephen William Pridgen Sr

Brief Life History of Stephen William

When Stephen William Pridgen Sr was born on 13 December 1794, in Bladen, North Carolina, United States, his father, Matthew M Pridgen, was 28 and his mother, Hannah Harriet Anders, was 18. He married Hannah Elizabeth Anders about 1830, in Bladen, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 15 August 1853, at the age of 58, and was buried in Ammon, Bladen, North Carolina, United States.

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Stephen William Pridgen Sr
Hannah Elizabeth Anders
Marriage: about 1830
John Owen Pridgen
Stephen William Pridgen Jr
Martha J. Pridgen
Margaret A Pridgen
Eliza H. Pridgen
Emma C. Pridgen

Sources (4)

  • Stephen Pridgen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Stephen William Pridgen, "Find A Grave Index"
  • James Anders, Elisha J Anders, Stephen Pridgen and wife Hannah of Bladen County- Heirs of Benjamin Ezzel sell to Frederick Ezzell

World Events (8)

1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English (East Yorkshire): nickname, perhaps from Old French preu(x) Jehan ‘prudent, noble, brave John’.

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

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