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Burpee Prouty wives & children
Posted by: Patricia Achramowicz (ID *****4076) Date: February 13, 2009 at 16:00:26
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Have been helping my neighbor with her family history and prepare her D.A.R. application, which was just accepted. She is a descendant of Burpee Prouty. Am passing along some of the information I have gathered on her behalf. Would be interested to hear from anyone else from these lines.

Burpee Prouty (6 March 1763 MA – 1 February 1849 VT)
(son of Richard & Esther (Smith) Prouty of Massachusetts)

(Sources: Revolutionary War pension file, VT probate records, VT, Wisconsin, Ohio, Kansas, etc. census records, family letters, newspaper stories, county histories, published family genealogies)

M1. Amaryllis Tolles, b.14 Jan 1764, d.April 1790
M2. Avis Prouty, m.circa 1791, d.by 1827
M3. Mrs. Martha Ballard, m.8 May 1827

Children by Amaryllis Tolles: (source: Tolles Genealogy, cemetery records)
1. Amasa Prouty (son), b.28 Feb 1790, d.Aug 4, 1804

Children by Avis Marcy: (marriage noted in Marcy Family Genealogy)
1. Ammarillus b.13 Aug 1792 VT, d.a1867 VT, m.Allen “Squire” Ballard
2. Avis b.29 Jan 1794 VT d.1826 VT
3. Lucy b. 6 Dec 1796 VT, 16 Sept 1863 Richland, Wapello Co., IA, m.David Whitcomb - WENT TO OHIO FROM VT THEN IOWA
4. Ira Otis b.21 Feb 1798 VT. Noted in US Army enlistments War of 1812, may have gone to Ohio, then Wisconsin. (see below)
5. Marcia b.22 Oct 1801 m1.Sept 1827, Joshua Hyde m2.Sewell Keyes WENT TO WISCONSIN
6. Mary Ann (Polly) b.6 Nov 1802 (was given by researcher as m.Emory Miller, but believe is wrong Prouty girl; that one was d/o Elijah Prouty of Brattleboro, VT)
7. Esther Elizabeth b.6 Nov 1804, d.15 Oct 1882 Cottage Grove, Dane Co. WI, m.Samuel Guernsey Curtiss – WENT TO OHIO FROM VT THEN WISCONSIN
8. Jaavan, b.August 1805, d.Sept. 7 1809
9. Sophia C. b.1807, d.7 August 1840 Randolph, Orange Co, VT, m.Hiram Parkhurst
10. Lydia Melinda b,12 March 1809, d.after 1880, m.John Riley Jones - WENT TO OHIO
11. Luke, b.4 April 1811

Children by Mrs. Martha Ballard: None



Ammarillus (Prouty) Ballard       (Source: Prouty (Proute) Genealogy
1.       Enos Ballard
2.       Eliza Ann Ballard
3.       Ira Otis Ballard
4.       Lucy Prouty Ballard
5.       Emilar Ballard
6.       Avis Ballard
7.       Sarah Emerson Ballard
8.       Edwin Lebrus Ballard
9.       Ellen Marion Ballard



(Ammarillus mentioned in Ballard-Ballord Bits genealogy book.)


Lucy (Prouty) Whitcomb              (Source: Whitcomb Family in America)
1.       Otis Prouty Whitcomb, b.Aug 25, 1818 VT
2.       Harvey D. Whitcomb, b.Dec 25, 1819, d.Sept 21, 1883 IA
3.       Niles David Whitcomb, b.July 23, 1822 OH
4.       Zavan B. Whitcomb, b.Oct 17, 1824 OH, d.May 5, 1849 IL
5.       Frances H. Whitcomb, b.Feb 21, 1828 OH
6.       Lucia A. Whitcomb, b.March 2, 1830 OH, d.April 1896 IA
7.       Julia A. Whitcomb, b.Oct 21, 1831 OH, d.Feb. 1832 OH
8.       Charles C. Whitcomb, b.April 18, 1833 OH
9.       Byron E. Whitcomb, b.Feb 24, 1835
10.       Ellen M. Whitcomb, b.Sept 26, 1838 OH, m. William H. Farmer*


(*Note: Ellen (Whitcomb) Farmer had: Flora M., (m.Frank Bizer); Fred C., Sadie E., Lucy A., Emma W., infant, Nellie H., Willie S.)

Ira Otis Prouty
       An Ira Prouty noted in Ohio census records, b.abt 1798 with a wife Mardulla with children Edwin, Cornelia, Mardula A, Milton, Paulina, Warren C. Ira Jr. Not yet confirmed same as son of Burpee Prouty.

Marcia (Prouty) Hyde Keyes       (Source: Hyde Genealogy/Keyes Genealogy)
1.       Sarah Frances Hyde, bc.1830, m.George McElwain*
2.       Julius Hyde Keyes, b. about 1841, m.15 Oct 1873 Ida M. Reynolds
3.       Willis Keyes, b.1848, m.Ida T. Thomas

(Hyde genealogy indicates Marcia and Joshua Hyde had several children, all dead by 1857, except for Frances) Keyes genealogy notes Sewell Keyes had several children by his first wife Nancy Granger. *Note: Sarah (Hyde) McElwain had Emma F., Ella C., Hettie or Hattie M. A Sophia Keyes was living with her in the 1860 OH census.))

Esther Elizabeth (Prouty) Curtiss              (Source: Curtiss Genealogy/Guernsey-Garnesy Genealogy)
1.       Ogden Prouty Curtiss b. 2 Aug 1830 OH, d.June 27, 1891 WA, m.Sarah Jane Starr*
2.       Byron Franklin Curtiss, b. 19 Sep 1833, d. 29 Mar 1906,m1. Mary Ann Pruitt, m2.Cecelia
3.       Hellen F. Curtiss, b. 1835, d. 1884, m.John C. Sanders
4.       Charles D. Curtiss, b. 1837, d. before Mar 1865, m. Anna Mae
5.       Melinda L. Curtiss, b. 1844, d. after 1900, m. John Boyle
6.       Marcia S. Curtiss, b. 1843, d. Nov 1886

(*Note: OP Curtis had Travers Ogden, Maud Isabel)

Sophia C. (Prouty) Parkhurst       (Source: George Parkhurst Increasings for Nine Generations, Vol. I)
1.       Helen S. Parkhurst, b.1835 VT, m.John H. Hall
2.       Elizabeth Parkhurst , b.1387 OH
3.       Lucian William Parkhurst, b.1839 VT, d.1868 (prob) IL, m.March 23, 1864, Mary Whitehurst Sullivan*


(5 other children by Hiram Parkhurst’s 2nd wife Lois Eliza (Ingraham) Morgan. *Note: Lucian had Anabell (1866-1949) m.Jewell))

Lydia Melinda (Prouty) Jones       (Sources: county histories, newspapers, census)
1.       Samantha (“Mant”) Jones, d.1866, m. 1855, James Monroe Ritchie*
2.       Adelia (“Delia”) S. Jones, b.1834, Francis M. Fordyce
3.       Eugenia A. Jones,d.1906, m. 1869, James Monroe Ritchie*
4.       Caroline (“Carrie”) Mary Jones, b.1839, m.Andrew McElroy
5.       Adelbert P. Jones, b.June 1847, m. Clara E. (last name unknown)

(Note: James Monroe Ritchie was first married 1852 to Tirzah A. Foster who died 1854 (leaving a son, Byron Foster Ritchie), then Samantha Jones, then Eugenia Jones. An Adelbert Jones died 17 Nov 1912 in Stark Co OH. *Samantha had daughter Ada M. (1857-1927); Eugenia had children Carrie E. (m.Dr.Grosh); Maurice A. Ritchie. Adelbert had Fred A., and may have had a daughter Gertie who appears in the census with the family; not certain if this instead a late child of his mother’s.)



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