Walter L Prather

19 April 1815–5 July 1855 (Age 40)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Walter L

When Walter L Prather was born on 19 April 1815, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Baruch L. Prather, was 36 and his mother, Casandra Swearingen, was 36. He married Cynthia Ann Callahan on 13 October 1840, in Fleming, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Fayette, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. He died on 5 July 1855, in Fleming, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Fleming, Kentucky, United States.

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Walter L Prather
Cynthia Ann Callahan
Marriage: 13 October 1840
Martha Van Prather
Edward Callahan Prather
Van B. Prather
Anna Prather
Walter P. Prather

Spouse and Children

13 October 1840
Fleming, Kentucky, United States


    Martha Van Prather


    Edward Callahan Prather


    Van B. Prather


    Anna Prather


    Walter P. Prather


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World Events (7)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 3

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 15

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.

Name Meaning

German:1. variant of Brather ( see Brader 2). 2. variant of Prater . 3. habitational name from Prath, Rhineland (near St. Goarshausen).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walter Prather, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Walter Prather, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Walter Prater, "United States Census, 1850"

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