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Dr. Samuel B. Pryor, Early Prominent Dallas County Resident
Anna took her young children back to southwest Arkansas.45 The 1870 Dallas Co., Texas census listed
Ripley Pryor, age 20 and born in Texas, who was residing in the household of J. G. T. Kendall, a lawyer.
Ripley was working as a clerk in a store.46 Ashton Pryor (23 TX) was living in the household of George
Marchbanks, a dry goods merchant, in Ellis Co., Texas. His occupation was listed as farmer.47 Other
Pryors living in Dallas Co. per the 1870 Texas census index were: J. P. (25 male white KY, p. 477),
Lucy (70 black VA, p. 433), and Thomas (55 black TN, p. 456).48 J. P.'s relationship to Samuel B. Pryor
is not known.
Ann M. Pryor (age 42) was on the 1870 Sevier Co., Arkansas census in Paraclifta Township with her
young children: Pocahontas (15), Samuel B. (12), William L. (9), Anna M. (7), and Rhoda D. (4).
Ann's birthplace was listed as England while her children were listed as born in Texas. Her parents were
of foreign birth. Nearby was Charles Pryor (18 TX) living in the household of Nevil Hopson as a farm
Pryor Street in Dallas was named after Dr. S. B. Pryor by ordinance in 1882.5
Anna and some of her children returned to Texas circa 1888 to 1890 and settled in DeKalb area of
Bowie Co.5' Her son Ashton was listed on the Dallas city directory for 1882, 1884-85, 1886-87 and
1888-89. He was a policeman during 1884 to 1887 and a bus driver during 1888-89.52 While a residing
in Texas, Anna did not apply for pension as a widow of a Confederate soldier.53
Anna Maria (Powell) Pryor died on 25 February 1902 in DeKalb, Bowie Co., Texas and is likely buried
in DeKalb area.
DALLAS PIONEER DEAD.
Passing of Mrs. Ann M. Proyor [sic] at Her Home in Bowie County, Texas.
DeKalb, Texas, March 1 - Mrs. Ann M. Pryor, whose maiden name was
Powell, departed this life, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1902, at 12:35 o'clock. All
that medical skill and loving and tender hands could do was done, but all
in vain as far as saving her life was concerned. She has lived at DeKalb
for twelve or fourteen years.
MRS. AN.N M. PRYOR.
[Dallas Morning News, 2 March 1902,
Courtesy Dallas Morning News]
Mrs. Pryor was born in Liverpool, England, Nov. 29, 1827. She left
Liverpool when young and went to Washington, D. C., where she was raised,
when she came to Arkansas and married Dr. Samuel B. Pryor. They then
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