*Eliza Jane Cameron
born 27 September 1833 middle Tennessee probably Davidson County
died 27 May 1917 Cushing, Payne County, Oklahoma
buried Flynn Cemetery, Lincoln County, Oklahoma
*Joseph Howard Cameron
born 1773 Virginia
died after 1870? Missouri
*Susannah wife of Joseph Howard Cameron
born 1796 Tennessee (or Germany?)
(end of information)
David Cameron born 1831 Tennessee
*Andrew Jackson Pruitt
born 5 July 1834 Cocke County, Tennessee
died 4 February 1879 Mincy, Taney County, Missouri
buried Pruitt Cemetery, Mincy, Taney County, Missouri
(later moved to Casey-Yandall Cemetery, Kirbyville, Taney County, Missouri)
married after 30 August 1850 Tennessee
Stephen Decatur Pruitt born 27 September 1851 Tennessee
George N.B. Pruitt born 27 December 1852 Tennessee
died after 1880 census Mincy, Taney County, Missouri
Joseph Howard Pruitt born 27 September 1855 Tennessee
died 6 June 1936 Medford, Jackson County, Oregon
David Leroy Pruitt born 10 February 1858 Frankfort, Saline County, Missouri
died 16 July 1945 Grant's Pass, Josephine County, Oregon
Velarns "Browny" Pruitt born about 1861 Frankfort, Saline County, Missouri
died 1872 Mincy, Taney County, Missouri
Susan Pruitt born about 1865 Missouri died young
*James Nathaniel Pruitt born 22 February 1867 Frankfort, Saline County, Missouri
died 22 March 1949 Cushing, Payne County, Oklahoma
Della Ann Pruitt born October 1869 Missouri died 6 June 1911 Anadarko, Caddo County, Oklahoma
Dorah Belle Pruitt born 17 December 1872 Mincy, Taney County, Missouri died 30 January Oklahoma
biographical and/or anecdotal:
After the death of her husband (*Andrew Jackson Pruitt) Jane married John Stoup (ou pronounced the same as ou in hour).
Both had children, and each had a girl named Dora. Jane and John were very compatible,
but the youngsters could not get along, especially the two Doras,
so the couple had their marriage annuled.
Jane and her son, *James Nathaniel Pruitt, were in the Oklahoma Land Runs.
In the first run they f iled on land that had been set aside for Oklahoma City.
The case was in court for a long time with the Pruitts losing it.
On September 22, 1891 in the Sac and Fox, Iowa, Shawnee-Potawatomi Reservation Opening,
James lined up with the other land seekers. When the signal was given, the other men rode up a
ways to a bridge where they could cross the river. James, who was riding an old red mule,
lost no time by swimming his animal across the river and staking a good homestead of 80 acres.
His mother also got an eighty.
Both of these partial claims were located near Cushing, Payne County, Oklahoma.
A claim was 160 acres, but a homesteader could file a partial claim for 40, 80, or 120 acres.
Late in life Jane married Henry Hawn in Payne County, Oklahoma.
In 1957 Cordie Pruitt Moore wrote: "I was only a littte girl. I went to see Grandma and Henry.
She was putting feathers in a pillow, she said, so Henry could sleep good."
Henry was a Civil War veteran and preceded her in death.
Jane then lived part of the time with her son, James, and part of the time with her daughter, Della.
Jane died near Cushing, Oklahoma on May 27, 1917, and her tombstone reads, "Jane Pruitt - Wife of Andrew J. Pruitt.of
Jane Cameron Pruitt made a quilt "Crossroads of Texas" in 1889 when
Oklahoma was being settled. It is displayed in the Baldwin Hotel, Klamath Falls, Oregon.
notes or source:
Family Group Sheet, Marie Cunningham
1850 Census Cock County Tennessee District 11 Household #76
CAMERON Joseph 77 M VA Farmer I
76-699 Susannah 56 F TN
David 19 M TN S
Jane 16 F TN S
TIMMONS, Eliza 22 F TN