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