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Henderson McBride "Hense" Pridgen
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Birth: 1822
Nash County
North Carolina, USA
Death: 1870
DeWitt County
Texas, USA

Son of Wiley Washington Pridgen and Mary Baker Pridgen. First child.
Came with his parents to Texas in 1839.
Listed on poll tax 1846 in Harrison County, Texas.
Believed to be the first of the Pridgen family to come to DeWitt County area.
The records show that on 12 Oct 1847 he bought 200 acres of joseph Callahan survey land "on waters of the first Coletto Creek" He improved his land and put part of it under cultivation. Later he bought several other tracts of Dewitt County land. Records show that on 14 Nov 1849 Hense Pridgen sold to C.s. Van Roeder "200 acres of the land on the waters of the first Coletto Creek Creek" for $1,000. On it were three log cabins, cow pens, horse lots, burbed with post oak timber, thirty acres of the land were plowed.
Hense never married. He died about 1870 and was buried near his mother in the cemetery of the Irish Creek Settlement (later Burns Station Cemetery). there is no marker at either grave.

Family links: 
  Mary Baker Pridgen (1798 - 1856)
  Henderson McBride Pridgen (1822 - 1870)
  Redding Scott Pridgen (1822 - 1896)*
  Bolivar Jackson Pridgen (1829 - 1903)*
  Benjamin Franklin Pridgen (1835 - 1913)*
*Calculated relationship
Burns Station Cemetery
DeWitt County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Paul Gunnels
Originally Created by: Nancy Franklin-Walling B...
Record added: May 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89571137

Do not stand by my grave and weep; I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blows, I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. Do not stand by my grave and cry, I am not there.
 Added: May. 30, 2013

- Nancy Franklin-Walling Bundrick
 Added: May. 5, 2012

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