|Death: ||Nov. 22, 1888|
America Mouser Pruitt was born about 1846 in Hart County, KY, the daughter of Sarah "Sally" Conyers & the Civil War veteran, George Mouser. America married William Pruitt about 1853 in Barren County, KY. Their first child, Wm, died in infancy about the time the couple traveled to Miller County, MO by covered wagon and settled there in the years prior to the Civil War.
A number of children followed, including James Madison, b. 1858; Malisa Fanny, b. 1861; & William Thomas Sherman, b. 1862. After her husband's service in the Civil War and the 1870 census, the family homesteaded on Gravelly Hollow, near Bull Creek in Taney County. Four other children followed, including Lewis A. in 1872; Isaac N. in 1874; Margaret L. in 1877; & Mary Ellen in 1880.
Following a period of despondency and depression, America took the lives of her two daughters in late November 1888 and then her own life at the family's farm near the community of Bluff, MO. The account is thoroughly documented in the newspapers of the day as well as a coroner's inquest held the day of the event.
Although it is uncertain she was buried in Meadows Cemetery, the graveyard was less than a quarter mile from the Pruitt home and when her oldest son was buried there in 1924, his obituary mentions that he was laid to rest beside his parents in the graveyard. The father was buried in the cemetery at his death in 1918.
William A. Pruitt (1818 - 1918)
Margaret L. Pruitt (1877 - 1888)*
Mary Ellen Pruitt (1879 - 1888)*
Created by: Brad Melton
Record added: Jul 14, 2013
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