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Bolivar Jackson Pridgen
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Birth: Feb. 14, 1829
Alabama, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1903
DeWitt County
Texas, USA

Was born to Wiley Washington and Mary Baker Pridgen.

Bolivar J, Wiley W. Jr, James K. Polk, Redding S, Henderson McBride, Benjamin Franklin. all his sons. A commission was appointed to partition the property. Ann Elizabeth Pridgen (second wife of Wiley W) remained the executrix of the estate until her resignation on 1 Mar 1856, the date of her final partition of the estate. She married George White on 11 March 1856.

Mary Baker Pridgen died in April 1856 and was buried in the cemetery at the Old Irish Creek Settlement (later called Burns station).

Besides advancements already made to Bolivar, Benjamin Franklin, and Redding, the Mary Baker Pridgen estate consisted of 19 slaves, the home, and some 1100 acres of land. The court appointed commissioners who were to partition the property equally among the six sons, making due allowance
for advancements previously allowed the three sons.

On 27 Jan 1858 the commissioners reported that the slaves had been appraised in value and divided out among the sons. The land had been estimated to be $8,637.50, but since it was difficult to divide the land area into six equal tracts it had been mutually agreed that the son Henderson (Hense) McBride would buy out the other heirs. For some years (Hense) had managed the plantation.

Sutton-Taylor Fued

Bolivar took off to Indian Territory chasing the Sutton's to avenge the death of his brother Wiley Washington Pridgen who was killed by the Sutton's in 1875.
He and a cousin A. W. Pridgen later found the Sutton that did it and killed him.
They were charged with murder and stood trial.
They were not convicted and were set free.
Bolivar had been elected Senator before any of this happened.

Bolivar had served in the Mexican War 1845-1847
Confederate States of America also.
He and (two other brothers Redding S., Henderson) all served in the Confederacy.

Family links: 
  Mary Baker Pridgen (1798 - 1856)
  Martha Ann Williams Pridgen (1832 - 1872)*
  Elba Alice Pridgen (____ - 1870)*
  Oscar Fitzgerald Pridgen (1854 - 1944)*
  David Crockett Pridgen (1861 - 1913)*
  Redding Scott Pridgen (1822 - 1896)*
  Henderson McBride Pridgen (1822 - 1870)*
  Bolivar Jackson Pridgen (1829 - 1903)
  Benjamin Franklin Pridgen (1835 - 1913)*
*Calculated relationship
Thomaston Community Cemetery
DeWitt County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Paul Gunnels
Originally Created by: MVJacobs
Record added: Jul 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55135670
Bolivar Jackson Pridgen
Added by: MVJacobs
Bolivar Jackson Pridgen
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 Added: May. 9, 2012

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