Pike County Mississippi
Samuel Prestridge was born about 1788 in Georgia, the son of John Jr. and Elizabeth Walters Prestridge.
John was born in Virginia and Elizabeth in Georgia. In addition to Samuel, their children were Larkin, Letty,
Hannah, Lucy, John III, Howell, Joseph, Michael and Robert.
Samuel’s first wife is believed to have been a Miss Rucker. They had eight children:
Mahala Prestridge born 1804 married a Mr. Clark and children are Harbard, Elizabeth and Marida Clark.
Liney Prestridge born about 1807
Ellzey Prestridge born 1809 in GA married Elizabeth Price, daughter of Joseph and Mary Hart Price. Their
children were Sarah, Zachariah, Josiah, Matilda, Martha, Wilson,
Levi, William, Robert and Elizabeth Prestridge.
Elijah Prestridge born 1810 and died in 1884. He married first Mary Price and they
had no children. He married second Sarah Kees and their children were Elizabeth,
Pricilla, Simon, James, Wiley, Orlen, Isham, and Sarah Jane Prestridge.
Delaney Prestridge born about 1814 in MS married Amos Hodges. Their children were
William Jackson, John, Christopher, James Monroe, Elizabeth, Emily, Angeline, Amanda, Samuel A., and
Charles D. Hodges. She died February 21, 1892.
Wiley Prestridge born 1821 in MS and died May 14, 1905. He married first Mary Hart
and their children were Sylvester, Commodore Perry, Theadore and Vashti Prestridge. He married second
Elizabeth Red and their children were James William and Mary Ellen Prestridge. He married third Kate
Moore and their only child was Katie Faye Prestridge.
William Anderson Prestridge born December 17, 1825 in Holmesville, Pike County, MS
and died September 8, 1900. H married first Mary Collins and their children were Henry,
Lizzy, Mary, William and Sarah Prestridge. He married second Laura E. Williamson
and their children were Laura and Charles Prestridge. His third wife was Maria Wallace
and they had no children. He moved his family to Brazos County, TX around 1870. He fought in the
Mexican War, 1st Mississippi Infantry, Company A under Colonel Jeff Davis.
Simeon A. Prestridge born 1825 and died in 1860.
Samuel’s second wife was Delilah Elizabeth Roundtree. They married on March 26, 1827 in Amite
County, MS and their children were:
Samuel “Doc” Prestridge, CSA born March 1, 1830 in Pike County, MS. Doc married
Martha Jane Sasser about 1853. Their 11 children were William V., Mary Josephine, Mary Jane,
James P., Martha Opelia, Thomas Jefferson, Demareus Adeline, Demascus, Demetriaus Dilea, Samuel P.,
and Julia Prestridge.
James Patterson Prestridge born 1833 in Pike County, MS and died July 29, 1855.
Thomas Jefferson Prestridge born June 1, 1835 in Pike County, MS and died January 20, 1883 in
Yazoo County, MS. He married first to Sarah K. Brown and their children were
Belle, Patterson, Abner, Clinton, Ida, Lela, Thomas, Leona, Barry, Nora, Mariam, Josephine, Willie, a
nd Mabel Prestridge.