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Re: Prather Plantation
In Response To: Re: Prather Plantation ()

1800 Baruch Prather built a house near lexington, it is Ravens Run wildlife sanctuary in the fayette county.gov site for lexington, google for it. MANY Prathers and Praters were in the civil war, hundreds, the georgia prater clan printed a book on it. My line came from Archibald Prater who is on the graves registry and historical markers in KY. see their history web site for kentucky.gov. Bottom line is the first Prater/Prather got here 1622 from england. Google for Nunney castle England and you will see the castle is still there. Cromwell killed Colonel Richard Prater older brother of the first US Prater. Prater Tavern or Prater Hall was at the US Naval Academy site approximately (USGS Prater quadrangle map)and the names got an h in them sometimes. Slaves would have had the same name. Civil war records you can google for show many white and black Prater/Prather soldiers. One guy was in most of the battles. My GGG grandfather is erroneously on the marker at Point Lookout POW cemetary from arkansas 21st regiment, actually it was his brother who died there, J Prater was already in Michigan in 1847. It is a mess. GBPrather@aol.com is the expert. He has been at Nunney castle etc. Don't know much about Georgia Praters. Most are in KY, mine went to IN, MI, then MO. Their cousins were in ARKANSAS. Since Prater / Prathers are first 1000 in the Virginia censes it is hard for a slave descendant to really know where they came from. We beat daniel boone to Kentucky so that tells you something. Many were in the French and Indian war like the movie Patriot alluded to. Last of Mohicans was about it. Dunmores war and George Rogers Clark. Basil Prather built the oldest house in Louisville now at the zoo, Baruch Prather at Lexington, and Harold Prather fought with Daniel Boones son when he died at Fort Harrodsburg near Lexington KY


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