Descendants of John Pratyman (Prettyman)
Generation No. 1
1. JOHN PRATYMAN held land at Bacton in 1361.
Child of JOHN PRATYMAN is:
2. i. WILLIAM2 PRATYMAN.
Generation No. 2
2. WILLIAM2 PRATYMAN (JOHN1). He married HOBART UNKNOWN.
Children of WILLIAM PRATYMAN and HOBART UNKNOWN are:
3. i. WILLIAM3 PRATYMAN, d. 1440.
ii. NICHOLAS PRATYMAN.
Generation No. 3
3. WILLIAM3 PRATYMAN (WILLIAM2, JOHN1) died 1440. He married AGNES HAWLET, daughter of PETER HAWLET.
Children of WILLIAM PRATYMAN and AGNES HAWLET are:
4. i. WILLIAM4 PRATYMAN, d. 1488.
ii. ALICE PRATYMAN, d. 1488; m. JOHN REVAT.
Notes for ALICE PRATYMAN:
Will: Left land to Bacton Church
Generation No. 4
4. WILLIAM4 PRATYMAN (WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) died 1488. He married MARGERY UNKNOWN.
Children of WILLIAM PRATYMAN and MARGERY UNKNOWN are:
5. i. JOHN5 PRETTYMAN.
ii. WILLIAM PRETTYMAN, b. of Hawlets and Bacton; d. 1545; m. JOHANNE GERNOUN.
Generation No. 5
5. JOHN5 PRETTYMAN (WILLIAM4 PRATYMAN, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1).
Children of JOHN PRETTYMAN are:
6. i. JOHN6 PRETTYMAN, b. Bacton, England; d. 1548, Bacton, England.
ii. WILLIAM PRETTYMAN.
Generation No. 6
6. JOHN6 PRETTYMAN (JOHN5, WILLIAM4 PRATYMAN, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born in Bacton, England, and died 1548 in Bacton, England. He married MARGARET SMITH, daughter of HUGHES SMITH.
Children of JOHN PRETTYMAN and MARGARET SMITH are:
7. i. JOHN7 PRETTYMAN, d. 1559.
ii. THOMAS PRETTYMAN.
Notes for THOMAS PRETTYMAN:
Titles: Rector of Bacton
Generation No. 7
7. JOHN7 PRETTYMAN (JOHN6, JOHN5, WILLIAM4 PRATYMAN, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) died 1559. He married JOAN UNKNOWN.
Children of JOHN PRETTYMAN and JOAN UNKNOWN are:
i. WILLIAM8 PRETTYMAN, b. Bacton, England; d. 1606; m. MARGARET HARTE.
ii. JOHN PRETTYMAN, b. 1537, Bacton, England; d. 1616, Bylaugh County, Norfolk; m. MARGARET UNKNOWN.
Notes for JOHN PRETTYMAN:
Titles: Lord of the Manor of Thornton and Brames Hall
8. iii. THOMAS PRETTYMAN, b. 1543, Bacton, England; d. 1601.
iv. JULYAN PRETTYMAN, b. Bacton, England; m. UNKNOWN BALDERO.
v. AGNES PRETTYMAN, b. Bacton, England; d. 1558, Bacton, England.
vi. KATHARINE PRETTYMAN, b. Bacton, England.
Notes for KATHARINE PRETTYMAN:
Generation No. 8
8. THOMAS8 PRETTYMAN (JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, WILLIAM4 PRATYMAN, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 1543 in Bacton, England, and died 1601. He married RACHEL HAWELL.
Notes for RACHEL HAWELL:
Rachel is sister of Thomas Howell
Children of THOMAS PRETTYMAN and RACHEL HAWELL are:
i. MARY9 PRETTYMAN, b. Bacton, England; m. UNKONWN BAXTER.
ii. MARGARET PRETTYMAN, b. 1566, Bacton, England; m. RICHARD WOODARD, 1589.
iii. ANNA PRETTYMAN, b. 1567; m. THOMAS ARMINGER.
iv. FRANCES PRETTYMAN, b. 1567, Bacton, England; m. WILLIAM GOCCHE.
v. ROBERT PRETTYMAN, b. 1570, Bacton, England; d. 1626.
vi. ELIZABETH PRETTYMAN, b. 1571, Bacton, England; m. THOMAS ALSTON, 1594.
9. vii. JOHN PRETTYMAN, b. 1575, in Bacton, England; d. 1650.
viii. KATHERINE PRETTYMAN, b. 1576, Bacton, England; m. ROBERT RICHMOND.
ix. MARTHA PRETTYMAN, b. 1579, Bacton, England; m. UNKNOWN SMYTHE.
x. THOMAS PRETTYMAN, b. 1621, Bacton, England; d. 1669; m. HELEN UNKNOWN.
Generation No. 9
9. JOHN9 PRETTYMAN (THOMAS8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, WILLIAM4 PRATYMAN, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 1575 in in Bacton, England, and died 1650. He married MARY MOUNT 1601.
Children of JOHN PRETTYMAN and MARY MOUNT are:
10. i. JOHN10 PRETTYMAN, b. 1602, Norborn, near London; d. 1680.
ii. MARGERET PRETTYMAN, b. 1603, Thordon, England.
iii. ANNE PRETTYMAN, b. 1606, Thordon, England.
Generation No. 10
10. JOHN10 PRETTYMAN (JOHN9, THOMAS8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, WILLIAM4 PRATYMAN, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 1602 in Norborn, near London, and died 1680.
Children of JOHN PRETTYMAN are:
11. i. JOHN11 PRETTYMAN, b. England; d. 1688, Eastern Shore of Virginia.
ii. ELIZABETH PRETTYMAN, m. THOMAS SARGENT, 1649.
Generation No. 11
11. JOHN11 PRETTYMAN (JOHN10, JOHN9, THOMAS8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, WILLIAM4 PRATYMAN, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born in England, and died 1688 in Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Children of JOHN PRETTYMAN are:
12. i. JOHN12 PRETTYMAN, d. 1723, Sussex County, Delaware.
ii. WILLIAM PRETTYMAN, d. March 1723/24.
Generation No. 12
12. JOHN12 PRETTYMAN (JOHN11, JOHN10, JOHN9, THOMAS8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, WILLIAM4 PRATYMAN, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) died 1723 in Sussex County, Delaware.
Notes for JOHN PRETTYMAN:
Residence: Moved from Virginia to the Angola Neck area of Sussex County, Delaware in 1696
Children of JOHN PRETTYMAN are:
13. i. THOMAS13 PRETTYMAN, d. 1719.
ii. ROBERT PRETTYMAN, d. July 1721; m. SARAH BURTON.
iii. WILLIAM PRETTYMAN, m. ELIZABETH WAPLES.
iv. JOHN PRETTYMAN, b. 1677; d. 1745; m. ELIZABETH UNKNOWN.
Notes for JOHN PRETTYMAN:
Occupation: Justice of Sussex County, Delaware
v. MARY PRETTYMAN, m. WILLIAM DAY.
Generation No. 13
13. THOMAS13 PRETTYMAN (JOHN12, JOHN11, JOHN10, JOHN9, THOMAS8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, WILLIAM4 PRATYMAN, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) died 1719. He married COMFORT LEATHERBURY, daughter of PERRY LEATHERBERRY and COMFORT BAGWELL.
Children of THOMAS PRETTYMAN and COMFORT LEATHERBURY are:
14. i. THOMAS14 PRETTYMAN, b. 1740; d. April 18, 1804, Dagsborough Hundred, Sussex, Delaware.
ii. ROBERT PRETTYMAN.
iii. ELIZABETH PRETTYMAN, d. 1769.
Generation No. 14
14. THOMAS14 PRETTYMAN (THOMAS13, JOHN12, JOHN11, JOHN10, JOHN9, THOMAS8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, WILLIAM4 PRATYMAN, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 1740, and died April 18, 1804 in Dagsborough Hundred, Sussex, Delaware. He married ELIZABETH INLOE, daughter of THOMAS INLOE and MARY UNKNOWN.
Children of THOMAS PRETTYMAN and ELIZABETH INLOE are:
15. i. COMFORT15 PRETTYMAN, d. 1797.
16. ii. GEORGE PRETTYMAN, b. Lewes, Sussex, Delaware; d. February 05, 1797, Lewes, Sussex, Delaware..
iii. WILLIAM PRETTYMAN, d. 1831.
iv. BURTON PRETTYMAN.
v. ROBERT PRETTYMAN, d. 1810; m. LURANIA WARREN.
vi. THOMAS PRETTYMAN.
vii. ANN PRETTYMAN, m. UNKNOWN MORRIS.
viii. MARY PRETTYMAN, m. UNKNOWN INGRAM.
ix. PATIENCE PRETTYMAN, m. EDWARD KNOWLES.
x. TABITHA PRETTYMAN, m. UNKNOWN MORRIS.
xi. AGNES PRETTYMAN, m. UNKNOWN WILLIAMS.
xii. ELIZABETH PRETTYMAN, m. UNKNOWN PEPPER.
xiii. HESSY PRETTYMAN.
17. xiv. SARAH PRETTYMAN.
Generation No. 15
15. COMFORT15 PRETTYMAN (THOMAS14, THOMAS13, JOHN12, JOHN11, JOHN10, JOHN9, THOMAS8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, WILLIAM4 PRATYMAN, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) died 1797. She married JOHN RODGERS.
Notes for JOHN RODGERS:
While you are correct in giving Ann's birthplace as Worcester County, MD, the settlement of the Penn-Calvert dispute put the Rogers farm in Dagsborough Hundred, Sussex County, DE just prior to the American Revolution. The site is about 3 or 4 miles southwest of the countycourthouse at Georgetown. Source: email@example.com
Child of COMFORT PRETTYMAN and JOHN RODGERS is:
i. ANN16 ROGERS, b. Bet. 1752 - 1757, Worcester Co., MD; d. Bet. 1803 - 1804, probably Blount Co, TN; m. EBERNEZER JONES, Abt. 1771.
Notes for ANN ROGERS:
Ann left few records. There were many possibilities for her surname including Ingram and Prettyman. The conclusion is Rogers. John Rogers in his will of Oct 6, 1794 mentions "my well beloved children that are married and left me heare after mentioned I gave and bequeathe Eatch of them one shilling sterling and no more that is to say Ann Jones & Comfort Fisher& Rachel Warren & Polla Marvel, Thomas Rodney, and William Rodney. The witnesses to the will were David Marvel, Thomas Rodney, and William Rodney. The were all neighbors of John Rogers and the Joneses. There was one farm between John Rogers and the Joneses, and it is only logical in that period of time that Ebenezer would marry the daughter of a neighbor. Another point indicating Ann was the daughter of John Rogers is that two of her sons named their first born sons John R. Jones. This is even more important when we consider that three other daughters of John Rodgers named sons John. Orpha Marvel names a son, John Rogers Marvel; Leah Marvel had a son, John R. Marvel; and Levina marvel named her first child, John Marvel.
There is another mention of Ann Jones in the records. On April 26, 1798 "Annis Joans and part of her family" was issued a passport "to pass and Repass unmolested to her former place of Residence over the Indian Line on Purpose of Taking away her Stock and taking care of the Grain now a Growing on Said place." We believe this is a misspelling of her name because as we later see her sons, Ebenezer, Prettyman and Zachariah, also had been removed from Indian lands.
Notes for EBERNEZER JONES:
Ebenezer was baptised at St. Georges's Protestant Episcopal Church which on the church records is listed Ebenezer of Thomas Jones b. Jan 3, 1746/47. The next record of Ebenezer is also in the St. George Chruch records which lists his son's birth and baptism as Prettyman son of Ebenezer and Ann Jones b. Feb 22, 1772 and baptised Dec 6, 1772.
On Mar 16, 1776 Ebenezer was granted 100 acres of land on the north side of Sheeppen Branch in Sussex County, PA (DE). The 100 acres was call "Jones First Choice", and adjoined a tract of land he lived on. On Jan 19 1780 Ebenezer purchased for 30 pound 70 acres from Robert Ingram, and Jan 20, 1780 he purchased 76 acres of "Good Hope" from his father for 50 pounds.
It is apparent that Ebenezer and his family moved from Sussex County in 1786 for in that year he sold all his land. On Feb 4 1786 Ebenezer of Sussex, DE, Planter, sold to John Darby 76 acres of land call "Good Hope" and 100 acres of "Jones First Choice" on the north side of Sheeppen Branch for 200 pounds. Also on the same day Ebenezer and Ann his wife sold to John Darby for 50 pounds the 70 acres he had purchased from Robert Ingram. Another indication that he moved in 1786 is that he is on the 1784 and 1785 Tax lists of Dasborough Hd, Sussex Co, but he is not on the 1787 Tax List which is the next surviving list.
We do not know why Ebenezer moved from Sussex co. but it is only reasonable to assume that he moved to acquire better land and to improved his family's economic conditions. One writer wrote that, "most Delawareans felt that the end of the Revolutionary War with Great Britian would bring prosperity. Instead they encountered frustarations, disappointments, and hardships. Paper money declined in value in relation to specie until 1785, when the state called in the paper money issued in the past and redeemed it at the rate of seventy-five to one in new bills. Clashes between political parties intensified, resulting in both verbal and physical abuse."
Between 1786 and 1796 the only references to Ebenezer are found in August Co., VA. At this period of time the classic migration pattern from Delaware to the present states of GA, KY, North &South Carolina, and TN was to go north to Pennsylvania and down the Valley of VA. Augusta Co. is in the Valley of VA and would have been a logical stopping place on the way South. Ebenezer is found on the 1787 Tax list in Augusta Co. BA with no white males between ages of 16-21, two horses, and two cattle. His listed on Jan 21 1789 List of Insolvent for Taxes of 1787 as Ebinezer Jones gone to Kentucky and owning two horses. Also on this list were Jobe Ingram, Samuel Gillaspy, Henry Null, and Abraham Ingram. He is also on the Mar 18 1790 Insolvents list for 1788, and is listed as Ebenezer Jones moved to Carolinana with 1 slave and 7 horses. Other names on the list were Abram, Job, and Uriah Ingram.
In the Blount County,TN Court Minutes we see an inquest was held about the death of Ebenezer Jones. He was found dead on Dec 26, 1796, and having with him. a gun and an ax. He died having a claim of 320 acres of land, a house, six head of cattle, and other property.
It is probable that Ebenezer and his family moved to Tennessee from Augusta Co. VA. At the Treaty of Dumplin Creek in 1785 the Cherokee's agreed that the boundary between the Whites and the Indians would be the ridge dividing the water of Little River and the Tennessee River, and agreed to the cession of all the lands south of the French Broad and Holston Rivers, east of that ridge. The Dumplin Creek Treaty along with the great land grab of the 1780's by North Carolina's Legislators combined to open large areas of good rich land at very cheap prices to settlers. This opportunity for cheap land was a magnet drawing people into the area that would later be Tennessee. It was especially easy for settlers to move by way of the valley system that extended from Pennsylvania through Virginia into present day Tennessee. This was a much easier and more natural route into Tennessee that crossing the mountains while traveling from East to West. Blount Co. TN was at this time still a frontier area. Peace with the neighboring Indians was achieved only a few months before Tennessee achieved statehood in 1796. Consistent with the frontier conditions is that homes in the area were of log construction, and that our Joneses were farmers.
St. George's Chapel and Church, Indian River, Sussex Co. DE Microfilm,
FHL, Salt Lake City, UT, p. 14.
Blount Co, TN Court Minutes, Pleas & Quarter Sessions, Vol 1, A-C, p. 30
Sussex Co, DE Wills A97/3 & AA94/114
St. George's Chapel, FHL, p 60
Sussex Co, PA (DE) Surveys, FHL, SLC, UH, Microfilm, pp 313-314.
16. GEORGE15 PRETTYMAN (THOMAS14, THOMAS13, JOHN12, JOHN11, JOHN10, JOHN9, THOMAS8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, WILLIAM4 PRATYMAN, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born in Lewes, Sussex, Delaware, and died February 05, 1797 in Lewes, Sussex, Delaware.. He married (1) LOVINA JONES. He met (2) MARTHA REED January 12, 1792 in Lewes, Sussex, Delaware.
Children of GEORGE PRETTYMAN and LOVINA JONES are:
i. THOMAS16 PRETTYMAN, b. Dagsborough Hundred, Sussex, Delaware.
ii. ZACARIAH PRETTYMAN, b. Dagsborough Hundred, Sussex, Delaware.
iii. NANCY PRETTYMAN, m. UNKNOWN MORRIS.
iv. LEVENIA PRETTYMAN, b. Dagsborough Hundred, Sussex, Delaware; m. AARON MARVEL, February 04, 1794.
v. WINGATE PRETTYMAN, b. Dagsborough Hundred, Sussex, Delaware.
vi. EUNICE PRETTYMAN, m. WILLIAM JEFFERSON, February 25, 1799.
Child of GEORGE PRETTYMAN and MARTHA REED is:
vii. BURTON16 PRETTYMAN, b. 1785, Sussex Co. Delaware; d. 1850, Dagsboro Hundred, Sussux Co. Delaware.
17. SARAH15 PRETTYMAN (THOMAS14, THOMAS13, JOHN12, JOHN11, JOHN10, JOHN9, THOMAS8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, WILLIAM4 PRATYMAN, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1). She married DAVID MARVEL, son of THOMAS MARVEL and ELIZABETH HUGGINS.
Children of SARAH PRETTYMAN and DAVID MARVEL are:
i. PATIENCE16 MARVEL, b. January 31, 1758, Sussex County, Delaware; d. May 05, 1817, Mounts Station, Indiana; m. JANES KNOWLES.
ii. PRETTYMAN MARVEL, b. 1760; d. 1856, Waynesville, Illinois; m. LAVINA ROGERS.
iii. DAVID MARVEL.
iv. PRUDENCE MARVEL.
v. POLLY MARVEL.
vi. ELIZABETH MARVEL.
vii. BURTON MARVEL.
Additons and Corrections
I recieved the following email from Dave Henderson as a correction for the above information. Please be aware of my error and find the correction in Dave's email.
From: "Dave" <Henderson@outsource-options.com>
Sent: Monday, May 06, 2002 10:36 AM
Subject: Error on Prettyman WEB page
I believe there is an error under George Prettyman.
You have listed Burton Prettyman (my ancestor) as the son of George Prettyman and his second wife Martha Reed. Most sources place Burton's birth abt. 1785 and George did not marry Martha Reed until 1792 which is AFTER Burton was born. This would more likely make him a son of Lovina (Levina,Lavenia or Lavina there are several spellings)Jones , George's first wife. This would further be supported by the fact that George named one of his daughters Lavenia (again my ancestor).
Just came across your site: Desc/ John Pratyman. My husband is a MARVEL descendant so I am interested in Sarah Prettyman & David Marvel. David Marvel married 1st Comfort Prettyman, dau/ William. They had 3 children: Prudence m. Richard Knowles; Patience m. James Knowles; Prettyman b. 1763 m. Lavinia Rogers. David Marvel married 2nd Sarah (Sally) Prettyman, dau/ Thomas & Elizabeth (Inloes) 5JAN1789 Sussex Co DE. They had 3 children: Elizabeth b. 25OCT1789; David; Burton. After David died ca 1796, Sally married Moses Daisy. Moses & Sally had 1 child: Prettyman Daisy b. 5DEC1797. Sally died ca 1801 Sussex Co DE. Most of this info is contained in "Colonial Families of Delaware" Vol 3 by F. Edward Wright, Willow Bend Books 2000.
Hope you don't mind my addition to your very interesting genealogy site.
From: "Marguerite Moore" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, June 28, 2002 6:01 PM
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