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
1823–1879
Mary J Pruitt
1830–1880
Marriage: about 1845
Louisa H. Jones
1846–
John R. Jones
1847–1925
Susan E. Jones
1855–
Andrew A Jones
1857–1879
Alonzo Jones
1860–
Georgia Jones
1849–
William F. Jones
1853–
Mary A Pinkney Jones
1862–1926
Samuel W. Jones
1866–
Ennis Jones
1872–
Frances Bell Jones
1873–1904

Spouse and Children

    William Pinkney Jones

    Male1823–1879Male

    Female1830–1880Female

MARRIAGE
about 1845
Alabama, United States
children

(11)

    Louisa H. Jones

    Female1846–Female

    John R. Jones

    Male1847–1925Male

    Georgia Jones

    Female1849–Female

    William F. Jones

    Male1853–Male

    Susan E. Jones

    Female1855–Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

    Female1830–1880Female

    Benjamin Harden Pruitt

    Male1832–1915Male

    George A Pruett

    Male1835–Male

    Melton Bailey Pruitt

    Male1842–1926Male

    William Pinkney Pruitt

    Male1844–1923Male

+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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