Meredith Pruitt

1805–1855 (Age 50)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Meredith

When Meredith Pruitt was born in 1805, in Virginia, United States, his father, John Henry Pruitt Sr., was 65 and his mother, Susannah Bridges, was 36. He married Martha Drane on 10 August 1829, in Washington, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Marion, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. He died on 18 July 1855, at the age of 50.

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Family Time Line

Meredith Pruitt
Martha Drane
Marriage: 10 August 1829
Delila Pruitt
James Hardin Prewitt
Redmond Booker Pruitt
Joel Thomas Pruitt
Joseph Prewitt

Spouse and Children

10 August 1829
Washington, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 7

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 14

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

French and English: nickname from a pet form of Old French proux ‘valiant’, ‘brave’, or ‘wise’ ( see Proulx , Prue ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Meredith Prewitt, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Meredith Prewitt, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Meredith Prewitt, "United States Census, 1850"

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