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PRATT, Zachariah  (1726-1805)  CT

Chapman, F. W. The Pratt Family or, The Descendants of Lieut. William Pratt, One of the First Settlers of Hartford and Say-Brook, with Genealogical Notes of John Pratt of Hartford; Peter Pratt of Lyme; John Pratt (Taylor) of Say-Brook. Hartford: Printed by Case, Lockwood, 1864.  P. 318, 325. (

Trumbull, J. Hammond, and Charles J. Hoadlly. Athe Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut [1636-1776]... Hartford: Press of the Case, Lockwood, & Brainard Co., 1850-1890.  Vol. 13, p. 581. (

Whittelsey, Charles Barney, and Walter Wilcox Pratt. The Ancestry and the Descendants of John Pratt of Hartford, Conn. Hartford: Case, Lockwood, & Brainard, 1900.  P. 22, 30-1, 46-7.  (   Return to index

PRENCE,  Thomas  (1600-1673)  MA

Bradford, William. Bradford's History of Plimouth Plantation.  New York: Knopf Pub., 1953.

"The Division of Cattle in 1627." The Mayflower Descendant.  Vol. 1 (1899), p.150.

"Governor Thomas Prence's Widow Mary, Formerly the Widow of Thomas Howes, and the Inventory of Her Estate." The Mayflower Descendant.  Vol. 6 (1904), p. 230-235.

"Governor Thomas Prence's Will and Inventory." The Mayflower Descendant.  Vol. 3 (1901), p. 202-216.

Jones, Emma C. Brewster. The Brewster Genealogy, 1566-1907. New York: The Grafton Press, 1908. Vol. 1, p. 21-22. (;

            Kingsbury, Anna C.  A Historical Sketch of William Collier.  S.1.:
                    Nickerson, 1925. 

"Plymouth First Church Records." The Mayflower Descendant.  Vol. 4 (1902). P.216.

Shaw, Hubert Kinney. Families of the Pilgrims. Boston: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1956. P. 3, 5.

Shurtleff, Nathaniel B. Records of the Colony of New Plymouth, in New England, Printed by Order of the Legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Boston: Press of W. White, 1855-1851. Various reprints. Vol. 8, p. 45, 246. (

Stratton, Eugene Aubrey. Plymouth Colony, Its History & People, 1620-1691. Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry Pub., 1986. P. 340-1.

Whitmore, William Henry. The Massachusetts Civil List for the Colonial and Provincial Periods, 1630-1774. Albany: J. Munsell, 1870; Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1969.  P. 28.  (;

"William Brewster's ...Estate...." The Mayflower Descendant.  Vol. 3 (1901), p.28-30.  Return to index

PRESCOTT, Captain Jonas  (1648-1723)  MA

             Butler, Caleb.  History of the Town of Groton.  Boston: Press of T.R. Marvin,
                    1848.  Return to index

PRESTON, Colonel William (c.1729-1783) of "Greenfield" and "Smithfield" of VA

            Ballard- Pringle, Miriam Kathryn.  Intrepid Ballards.  3rd Edition.  Privately
                    Printed, 1895.  Library of Congress Number 88-346950.  Provides
                    information on William Preston's wife, Susanna Smith, and on the
                    families of Ballard, Smith and Preston.

Brown, Douglas Summers.  "Elizabeth Henry Campbell Russell," Virginia Cavalade, Winter, 1981. Richmond, VA: Virginia State Library,
                    published quarterly.

            Dorman, John F.  The Prestons of Smithfield and Greenfield in Virginia.
                     Louisville, KY: The Filson Club Publications, 1982. LC 80-284.
Gray, Mary P.  The Family Tree. Niles, IL: Preston Publications, Inc.,1984.  

            Johnson, Elmer (ed).  "The Will of Colonel William Preston."  The Radford
                 Review.  (Faculty Research Issue). Vol 26, No 2 Summer, 1972.
                            (Archives, Radford College, Radford, Virginia)

            Johnson, Patricia G.  William Preston and the Allegheny Patriots. Pulaski,
                     VA:  B.D. Smith & Bros., 1976. LC 76-9446.

            Johnson, Patricia Givens.  The New River Early Settlement.  Blacksburg,
                     VA: Walpa Publishing, 1983. (History of the Development of the
                     New River
  LC 83-81157.

  Meynard, Virginia G.  The Venturers, the Hampton, Harrison, and Earle Families of Virginia, South Carolina and Texas.  Greenville, SC:
Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1981. Reprinted, 1991.

            Preston, D.R.,  A Funeral Sermon on the Death of General Francis
delivered at Abingdon, VA, Sept 25, AD 1838.
                    Philadelphia: Haswell, Barrington, and Haswell, 1839.

            Preston, Nelly.  Paths of Glory.  Richmond, VA: Whittet and Shepperson, 1961.
                    (Biography of William Campbell's wife, Elizabeth Henry.)

            Preston, Thomas L.  Historical Sketches and Reminiscences of an
.  Richmond, VA: B.F. Johnson Publishing Co., 1900.

            Preston, Thomas I.  Sketch of the Life of Elizabeth Henry.  Charlottesville,
                     VA: University of Virginia Press, 1887.

            Preston Papers.  Richmond, VA: The Virginal Historical Society. Bulletin 19.
                     October, 1969.

            Smith, Laura K.  "A Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections of the Preston
                     Family." The Smithfield Review. Blacksburg, VA: Pocahontas Press,
                     Inc., 1998 . 

                            (Describes collections of manuscript materials created by the
                             Preston family i.e. original family materials, and includes the
                             institution's name, library's name and location.)


            Summers, Lewis P.  History of Southwest Virginia.  Richmond, VA:
                     J.L. Hill Printing Co., 1903. 
                            (Reprinted, 1966: Maryland Genealogical Publishing.)


            Wilson, Goodridge.  "Smithfield". Daughters of the American Revolution
                     Magazine.  Washington, DC: August-September, 1963.


            Wilson, Goodridge.  Smyth County History and Traditions.  Kingsport,
                     TN:  Kingsport Press, 1932.


            Wilson, Howard.  Great Valley Patriots. Verona, VA: McClure Printing
                     Company, 1976. 
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PRICE,  John  (1586-1636)  VA

            Curd, Thomas Henry Shelton and Frank D. Fuller.  The Curd Family in
[A genealogy of some of the descendants of Edward Curd of
                    Henrico County, Virginia, 1704, with brief notes on the allied families of
                    Price and Watkins.]  Rutland, VT: The Tuttle Publishing Co., 1938.
                    Reprinted with Supplement in 1981 and Index, 1982 by Thomas H.S.
                    Curd, Jr., 1325 Lakewood Drive SW, Roanoke, VA 24015.

            Hotten, John Camden (ed).  Original Lists of Persons of Quality, Emigrants,
                    Religious Exiles, Political Rebels, Serving Men sold for a Term of
                    Years, Apprentices, Children Stolen, Maidens Pressed, and Others
                    Who Went from Great Britain to the American Plantations 1600-1700;
                    with their ages, the localities where they formerly lived in the mother
                    country, the names of the ships in which they embarked, and other
                    interesting particulars. 
From mss. preserved in the State Paper Dept
                    of Her Majesty's Public Record Office, England.  London: 1875.
                    New York: Empire State Book Co., n.d.  Reprinted in 1938, 1962.
Also, Omitted Chapters edited by James C. Brandow.  Baltimore:
                    Genealogical Publishing Co., 1982.  Second Edition, titled Our Early
                    Emigrant Ancestors
, was  published in New York: J. W. Bouton, 1880.

            Leonard, Cynthia Miller.  The General Assembly of Virginia July 30, 1619-
                     January 11, 1978: a bicentennial register of members.
                     VA: Published for the General Assembly of Virginia by the Virginia
                     State Library, 1978.  Return to index.      

PRINCE, John  (1710-1782)  SC

            Bailey, N. Louise and Elizabeth Ivey Cooper.  Biographical Directory
                    of the South Carolina House of Representatives
, Vol III. 
                    Columbia, SC:  University of South Carolina Press, 1981. Return to index.

PRICHARD,  Paul  (1721-1785)  NH

            Kidder, Frederic; and Augustus A. Gould. The History of New Ipswich
                    From its First Grant in MDCCXXXVI to the Present Time.
                    Gould and Lincoln, 1852.   Return to index

PRUDDEN,  Rev. Peter  (1600-1656)  CT

            Prudden, Lillian E.  Peter Prudden: a story of his Life at New Haven and
                    Milford, Connecticut.
  New Have, CT:  Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor
                    Company, 1901.   Return to index

PUREFOY, The Reverend Nicholas  (c.1700-1776)  NC

            Hathaway, James Robert Bent.  The North Carolina Historical and 
                    Genealogical Register
. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.,
                    1970-1971.  [Also Edenton, NC: Hathaway, 1900-1903.]  3v.
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PUTNAM, Lieutenant Thomas (1615-1686)  MA

            Perley, Sidney.  The History of Salem, Massachusetts, Vol. II  Salem, MA:
                    Higginson Book Co., 1926.

             Putnam, Eden.  The Putnam Lineage.  Salem, MA:  The Salem Press Co.,

             Savage, James.  A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New
Vol. III.  Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 1907.
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PUTNAM,  Thomas  (1652-1699)  MA

            Putnam, Eben.  A History of the Putnam Family in England and America:
                    recording the ancestry and descendants of John Putnam of Danvers,
                    MA, Jan Poutman of Albany, NY, Thomas Putnam of Hartford, CT.
                    Salem, MA:  Salem Press Publishing and Printing Co., 1891-1908.  2v.
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QUINCY,  Edmund  (1628-1698)  MA

            Anderson, Robert Charles.  The Great Migration Begins: immigrants
                    to New England: 1620-1633. 
Vol III.  Boston: New England
                    Historic Genealogical Society, 1995, 1998.

            Roberts, Gary Boyd.  English Origins of New England Families from the
                    Historical and Genealogical Register. 
Baltimore:  Genealogical
                    Publishing Co., 1984.

            Savage, James.  A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New
, showing three generations of those who came before 
                    May, 1692, on the basis of the Farmer's Register.
.  Baltimore:
                    Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. 4v.  [Boston: Little Brown and
                    Company, 1860-62.]  Return to index.


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