Reuben Pruett Jr.

1838–1864 (Age 26)
Tazewell, Mecklenburg, Virginia, United States

The Life of Reuben

When Reuben Pruett Jr. was born in 1838, in Tazewell, Mecklenburg, Virginia, United States, his father, Ruben Pruitt Sr., was 42 and his mother, Nancy Van Dyke, was 43. He married Evaline Nelson on 19 April 1860, in Tazewell, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Tazewell, Tazewell, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Buchanan, Virginia, United States in 1860. He died in 1864, at the age of 26.

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Reuben Pruett Jr.
Evaline Nelson
Marriage: 19 April 1860
Nancy Susie Pruett

Spouse and Children


    Evaline Nelson


19 April 1860
Tazewell, Virginia, United States


    Nancy Susie Pruett


Parents and Siblings





    Ellen Pruett


    Rebecca Pruett


    Sarah Jane Pruett


    Letitia Pruett


+6 More Children

World Events (5)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 6

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

Age 9

Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.

Name Meaning

French and English: variant spelling of Pruitt .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruben Prewett in household of Ruben Prewett, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Reuben Pruett in household of Reuben Pruett, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rubin Prewett, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"

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