|Birth: ||Dec. 3, 1841|
|Death: ||Mar. 8, 1911, USA|
Wife of George Washington Auxier.
Mother of Hester, Samuel, John, William, Millard, Isaac, Martha, and George.
Daughter of John Prater and Jemima Susannah Auxier.
Angeline Prater Auxier
Angeline Prater Auxier was the second child of John Prater Jr. and Jemima Susannah Auxier. She was the granddaughter of Samuel Auxier II and John Prater Sr. and the great granddaughter of Archibald Prater. Angeline was small of stature, good looking, with a dark complexion, soft brown eyes and abundant black hair, which remained so until her death. She was intelligent, well read, possessed a remarkable memory and many were the stories of pioneer and Civil War days to her children and grandchildren.
Angeline grew up in the Prater ancestral home in Magoffin County, Kentucky on Burning Fork. Everything about the Prater house was huge, including the fireplace which could accommodate a backlog up to 8 feet in length and 2 feet in diameter. Before her great grandfather, Archibald Prater, and the other men in the family went on extended hunting trips, they would cut a huge log and let it soak in a creek for some time before dragging it to the house and placing it in the back of the fireplace. The heat of the smaller logs in front would slowly dry out the backlog and allow continuous heat for two weeks or more. On one of their hunting expeditions in the dead of winter Archibald was reported to have killed a large bear, and in the process of transporting the sections of it's carcass, had to wade through a deep creek. As a consequence of the exposure, he took fever from which he never recovered. Archibald was incapacitated during his long illness and his sons ingeniously contrived giant rockers on his bed so that his wife, Sarah, could rock it back and forth with the aid of a rope tied to her foot. This she would do from across the room while working with a spinning wheel or doing other household work.
During the Civil War, Eastern Kentucky was never secure from guerrilla action by band of Confederates who traversed the valleys and mountains from time to time. On one occasion, John Hunt Morgan's men came to the Prater home, now occupied by Archibald's grandson John, demanding information about John's neighbor and kinsman, Reuben Patrick. Patrick was a spy for the Union Forces and was deeply hated by the men serving with the Confederate Army. The Confederates thought John Prater had hidden him. Believing John to be lying when he told them he knew nothing of Patrick's whereabouts, they lined him up to be shot. Angeline, then 20 years of age, threw herself in front of her father declaring they would have to kill her first. The Confederates admired her bravery so much they spared her father 's life, but camped nearby and helped themselves to the family's chickens, hogs, and cattle. They cooked the meat in the family wash kettles and ate it in front of the Praters.
Four years later, on December 3, 1865, Angeline married her first cousin, George Washington Auxier. She almost lost her life on her wedding day when the horse she was riding bolted and ran away with her.
After the death of her husband, Ann carried on in the traditions of her ancestors, being known for her kindness and good deeds. She died of pneumonia at the age of seventy and was laid to rest beside her husband in the cemetery on the hill. Robert Lincoln Auxier
John Prater (1814 - 1901)
Jemima Susannah Auxier Prater (1818 - 1903)
George Washington Auxier (1841 - 1895)*
Isaac Lincoln Auxier (1866 - 1953)*
Hester Ann Auxier Vanhoose (1868 - 1937)*
Samuel Nathaniel Auxier (1870 - 1942)*
William Andrew Auxier (1872 - 1940)*
Millard Mayo Auxier (1874 - 1956)*
Sarah Jemina Auxier Rice (1877 - 1941)*
Martha Auxier Trimble (1879 - 1957)*
George Garfield Auxier (1881 - 1955)*
Rebecca Prater Wilson (1839 - 1880)*
Angeline Prater Auxier (1841 - 1911)
Sarah Elizabeth Prater Litteral (1844 - 1935)*
Isaac Henry Prater (1846 - 1910)*
Samuel Prater (1853 - 1941)*
Nancy Emily Prater Dixon (1856 - 1933)*
Thomas J Prater (1859 - 1921)*
Johnson County Memorial Cemetery
Created by: Debbie Rowe Clarkston
Record added: Jul 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39084581