Elijah "Chief Turtle" Pruitt Prewitt

1758–1813 (Age 55)
Henry, Virginia, United States

The Life of Elijah "Chief Turtle"

When Elijah "Chief Turtle" Pruitt Prewitt was born in 1758, in Henry, Virginia, United States, his father, David Pruitt, was 32 and his mother, Amey Anna Bright, was 33. He married Nancy Johnson on 15 December 1795, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1813, in Madison, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

Elijah "Chief Turtle" Pruitt Prewitt
1758–1813
Nancy Johnson
1762–1850
Marriage: 15 December 1795
John Lawson Prewitt
1777–1853
Henry Prewitt
1788–1843
Samuel Pruitt
1799–1870
Solomon Pruitt
1785–1850
Elijah Pruitt
1790–1830
David Pruitt
1790–
Elizabeth Pruitt
1791–
Mary Polly Pruett
1795–
Rachel Rhoda Prewitt
1805–1870

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 December 1795
Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States
children

(9)

    Male1777–1853Male

    Solomon Pruitt

    Male1785–1850Male

    Henry Prewitt

    Male1788–1843Male

    Elijah Pruitt

    Male1790–1830Male

    David Pruitt

    Male1790–Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

+9 More Children

World Events (7)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 0

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 18

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 22

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Elijah Pruett, "United States Census, 1810"
  • Elijah Prewett, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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