|About The Pruett, Edwards Families of Western NC
There sure are a lot of holes and weak spots in my tree. Please don't think that I tried for accuracy in gathering all this information. I tried more for possibilities - to be corrected later, maybe. It worries me that if I decide on a truth, over time and with anyone else copying my truths, the speculation or total error will be accepted as truth. Has that already happened in my copying from other people? I'm comfortable with the Edwards tree beginning with John Jackson Edwards Sr. to the present but anything before that seems to have 40 different versions. I started checking into my ancestors to try to clear up some mysteries and ended up with many more mysteries. One is the father of Rev. William Pruett, my great grandfather. Without a father for William, I have no place to go. My speculation on William M. Pruett (II) being Rev William's father has no documentation. This William Pruett and Lucinda Marcus lived in the same area at the time of William's birth. Another Pruett mystery is what became of George and Hester Pruett Maney's children when they became adults. I'd like to spend time on their story. The other mystery was my grandfather, David Filmore Edward's dark skin. His mother (Granny Queen) was known to tell people that there was "Black Dutch" in their family that would account for the dark coloring. I didn't know anything about the Melungeons until Oct, 2012. Can't discount the Black Dutch now. The 1910 census stated that Matilda Duncan (Tilda) had 10 children but only three were still alive. I knew the three, David and the two Queen sisters, but not the deceased seven. I've learned from Nancy Mays that Matilda married William Edwards, son of James "Sheep Eating Jim" first. Two of their children were William, who married Marry Blackwell, and Louisa, born about 1870. That brings the unknowns down to five. My mothers story about David's half brother coming to visit was true but William was David's older brother from his mother's first marriage, not from his father's first marriage. Currently working on adding Find a Grave numbers to my relatves. FaG# will take you to their info. Many of the Pruetts and Edwards in Mountain View Memorial Park in Black Mountain aren't listed in Find a Grave and I'll try to add them if I'm sure of the info. My brother had his DNA checked by Ancestry 2018. It shows Viking decent, no Afro- American and no American Indian. There goes the Black Dutch explanation . . . Continued . . .