Abraham Jefferson "Jeff" Pruitt

10 February 1850–3 August 1936 (Age 86)
Allen, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Abraham Jefferson "Jeff"

When Abraham Jefferson "Jeff" Pruitt was born on 10 February 1850, in Allen, Kentucky, United States, his father, Moses Pruitt, was 41 and his mother, Candis Omohundro, was 39. He married Mary Annis Stephens on 9 February 1873, in Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States for about 20 years and Liberty, Marion, Oregon, United States in 1910. He died on 3 August 1936, in Oregon City, Clackamas, Oregon, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Hayesville, Marion, Oregon, United States.

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Abraham Jefferson "Jeff" Pruitt
Mary Annis Stephens
Marriage: 9 February 1873
Lulu D. Pruitt
Egbert A. Pruitt
William Jefferson Pruitt
Clyde G. Pruitt
Earle Elvin Pruitt
Pearl B Pruitt

Spouse and Children

9 February 1873
Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States


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World Events (8)

1859 · Oregon Becomes a State

Age 9

Oregon became the 33rd state admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859. 

Age 10

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 25

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Abram J Pruitt in household of Ng Lung Chung, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Abraham J Pruitt in household of Candis Pruitt, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Abraham J Pruitt in household of Moses Pruitt, "United States Census, 1860"

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