He married Chlorenda Robertson, in Frederick Co MD, in 1765.2 Chlorenda was
born in Frederick Co MD, 14 Aug 1748, the daughter of Lloyd Robertson. She died in
Clark Co IN, 12 Jul 1812.
Like several of my ancestors\u2019 families, Basil and Chlorenda went from Maryland
to North Carolina and ultimately through Kentucky to Indiana. Based on their children\u2019s
birthplaces, they family moved to NC between 1771 and 1773. In 1790, the family was in
Salisbury Dist, Iredell Co NC, p 157: Bazil Praither, 3/4/4; some of their children\u2019s
marriages took place in NC through at least as late as 1796. In 1800, they were in the
"Second Census of Kentucky," p 235: Basil Prather, Jefferson Co KY, 9/3/1800; sons
Lloyd Benton and Aaron were married in KY in 1804 and 1807. Basil has not been
located in 1810, which probably indicates he was already in Clark Co IN. In 1820, Basil
was in Clark Co IN, p 14: Basil R Prather: 131401/31110.
While in North Carolina, Basil Prather served in the Revolutionary War. He had
possibly signed an Oath of Allegiance 28 Feb 1778, while still in MD.3 His service, name
and family are in the DAR Patriot Index and other DAR publications. Revolutionary War
NC; fought in NC in 1785; wounded in the knee at the Battle of Camden, SC.4
Clark Co. b 1741/42, Rockwell, Montgomery Co MA. formerly Frederick Co, married ca 1765,
Chloe (Chlorenda) Robertson (Robinson), b 14 Aug 1748, MD, died Clark Co IN, 12 Jul 1812.
Basil Prather died 8 Oct 1822, Clark Co IN. Soldier and wife buried New Chapel Cemetery, near
Utica IN. Both have stones. Children: [includes] Lloyd md. Louisville KY, Nancy Redman 21 Jun
1804... Also, History of Clark Co IN, Baird, 1909, pp. 674-676. History of the Old Falls Cities
Prathers in the township, came here from North Carolina in 1801. His sons, Thomas, William, Walter, Basil R. Jr., Judge Samuel, Lloyd, John & Simon (Sion), were all married when they came here, except the last named. They settled throughout the township, and formed a class of men possessed of many admirable qualities."
Once in Indiana, either Basil or his son, Basil R. Prather, was postmaster at Salem in 1816. I recall reading somewhere that the early Methodist Church met in the Prathers\u2019 home. Scanned images of Basil\u2019s and Chlorenda\u2019s headstones have been found online; both were buried at the New Chapel Cemetery, Watson, Clark Co IN.5
ii. William \u201cSkipjack\u201d PRATHER was born on 17 Aug 1766 in Frederick Co
MD. He died in Jennings Co IN, on 12 Apr 1858; he was 91. 1820 census: Clark Co IN, p
37: 000100/10010. On 20 Dec 1792, he first married Ary GAITHER, daughter of John
GAITHER & Anne JACOB, in NC. She was born on 14 Dec 1770 in Frederick Co MD.
They had one child:
On 27 Jun 1797 when William was 30, he married second Lettice McCARROLL
in Bath Co VA. She was born on 18 Sep 1779 in Fincastle, Botetourt Co VA and died in
Jennings Co IN, in 1863. They had the following children:
Office Certificate, 1785.\u201d
Also 1966 edition, pp. 83\u00ad84.
DAR Patriot Index.
iii. Walter PRATHER was born on 2 Feb 1768 in Frederick Co MD. Walter died
in Clark Co IN, on 27 Oct 1841. 1820 census: Clark Co IN, p 7: 000201/22010. On 13
Jun 1791, he married Martha JACOBS, daughter of Jeremiah JACOBS & Rebecca
DOWDEN, in Rowan Co NC. Born on 30 Jan 1777 in Washington Co MD, Martha died
in Clark Co IN, on 27 Jan 1851. They had the following children:
iv. Thomas PRATHER was born on 23 Jul 1769 in Frederick Co MD. Thomas
died in Clark Co IN, on 25 Mar 1854. On 20 Mar 1790, he married Rachel GAITHER,
daughter of John GAITHER & Anne JACOB, in NC. Born on 27 Oct 1768 in MD,
Rachel died in Clark Co IN, on 12 May 1858. They had the following children:
v. Basil Robertson PRATHER was born on 28 Jun 1771 in Frederick Co MD. Basil Robertson died in Clark Co IN, on 12 Oct 1823. 1820 census: Clark Co IN, p 101: 200010/10010. In 1796, he married Rachel HOLEMAN, daughter of Isaac Hardy
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