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From: "mthiesse" <>
Subject: Re: [NCWILKES] Grant Prevette
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 17:52:38 -0500
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What a great response Debra !
Rev Iredell Tarpley Prevette 1st married Mary Smith (sister of my
Sarah M Smith) d/o Rev Samuel Powell Smith & Amelia Martin
(d/o Robert Martin & Amelia Wright...Washington family descendant)
of Wilkes Co NC.
Mary (nee Smith) Prevette had another sister named Olivia who married
George H Brown . They lived in Iredell Co NC. Do you happen to know
if this is the same Brown family ?
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Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2002 10:35 AM
Subject: Re: [NCWILKES] Grant Prevette
> In reply to the question of Michael Cavenaugh:
> According to information I have received from various sources, Grant
> Prevette married Tennessee Ella Brown March 22, 1903. She was the
> of William "Bill" Brown and Litha Jane Norman. She was born in 1879 and
> died in 1956. Grant Prevette was born 1874 in NC and died 1960.
> Their children were Trealy Wintford, Annie, William Dewey, Etta Jane, John
> Henry Prevette, Sr., Allie, Emma C., Vaughn, and Conrad.
> My mother is the granddaughter of Alexander L. "Zander" Prevette and Mary
> Ann Brown (daughter of William "Bill" Brown and Litha Jane Norman). He
> born Dec. 22, 1881 and died Aug. 19, 1958. Mary Ann was born May 6, 1881
> and died May 1, 1964 and is buried at New Light Baptist Church cemetery in
> Wilkes Co.
> My mother remembers Grant and his wife Ella and their children as
> but did not remember any of the other children of Alexander Prevette and
> Martha Mahaffey that you have listed. She does remember Alexander and
> having a sister named Emma "Emmy" who married a Richardson. Does anyone
> know if she may have also been known as Caroline?
> The children of Emma Prevette and Unknown Richardson were, Beldon,
> Onie, and Maggie.
> I have recently confirmed by making a visit that Alexander "Zander" is
> buried at Mountain Park Cemetery in Wilkesboro. Does anyone know if this
> cemetery was ever know as Oakwood Cemetery or any other name?
> On my recent visit I recorded some other Prevettes buried there.
> Talmadge Alexander "Tam" Prevette, b. June 9, 1919, d. Jan. 17, 1996 in
> Wilkesboro. He was the son of Alexander "Zander" Prevette and Mary Ann
> Brown. His wife Thelma Lee Owens is also buried there. She was b. May
> 1931 and d. Dec. 24, 1983.
> J. Talmadge Prevette (presumed to be Joseph Talmadge Prevette, son of
> Iredell Tapley Prevette and Alice Amanda Call) b. Mar. 10, 1855 d. Mar.
> 1943. Next to him Nellie B. Prevette (presumed to be his wife, Nellie
> Benbow) b. Oct. 22, 1887 d. Feb. 13, 1948. Next to them an infant is
> buried, Talmadge Prevette, Jr. b. Sep 23, 1904 d. Nov 30, 1904. I presume
> he is their son.
> Nearby is the grave of Lacie Prevette Huffman b. Jun 4, 1908 d. Apr 30,
> (presumed to be Lacie Prevette, daughter of Joseph Talmadge Prevette and
> Nellie Benbow).
> Nearby is the grave of William Clay Prevette, b. Oct 31, 1912 d. Mar 4,
> (presumed to be William C. Prevette, son of Joseph Talmadge Prevette and
> Nellie Benbow). Next to him is Virginia C. Prevette, b. Jun 21, 1917 d.
> 22, 1980 (presumed to be his wife). Next to them is a William C. Prevette
> b. Jun 15, 1945 d. May 21, 1966 (possibly a son).
> Gravestone for Royall E. Prevette (presumed to be Royal Edgar Prevette,
> of Iredell Tapley Prevette and Alice Amanda Call) b. Dec 11, 1881 d. Dec
> 1954. Next to him is the grave of Edith Perry Prevette, his wife b. May
> 1887 d. Jul 22, 1979.
> In another section there is a gravestone for Joseph Milton Prevette b.
> d. 1950 (presumed to be the son of John Green Prevette, Sr. and Sarah Jane
> McNeill). Next to him is Lizzie Altona Prevette b. May 17, 1892 d. Oct 4,
> 1919. Next to them is the grave of Infant Prevette with the date Oct 4
> (mother apparently died in childbirth). The stone says "Child of Mr. and
> Mrs. Joseph M. Prevette".
> Debra Lankford Burton
> Climax, NC