Mary J Pruitt

about 1830–1880 (Age 50)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Mary J

When Mary J Pruitt was born about 1830, in Georgia, United States, her father, John Walters Pruitt, was 22 and her mother, Harriet J Blalock, was 18. She married William Pinkney Jones about 1845, in Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Pike, Alabama, United States for about 10 years and Justice Precinct 2, Denton, Texas, United States in 1880. She died in 1880, at the age of 50.

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Family Time Line

William Pinkney Jones
Mary J Pruitt
Marriage: about 1845
Louisa H. Jones
John R. Jones
Susan E. Jones
Andrew A Jones
Alonzo Jones
Georgia Jones
William F. Jones
Mary A Pinkney Jones
Samuel W. Jones
Ennis Jones
Frances Bell Jones

Spouse and Children

    William Pinkney Jones



about 1845
Alabama, United States


    Louisa H. Jones


    John R. Jones


    Georgia Jones


    William F. Jones


    Susan E. Jones


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Benjamin Harden Pruitt


    George A Pruett


    Melton Bailey Pruitt


    William Pinkney Pruitt


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 0

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 2

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.
1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 14

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

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)

  • Mary J Jones, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary A S Jones in household of William P Jones, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Pruett in entry for Jno. R Jones, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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