Bible of James Henry & Druscilla Pridgen

Bible of James Henry and Druscilla Bright Pridgen
owned by Mrs. A. Pridgen, Lake Park, GA.


James Henry Pridgen9-18-1832
Druscilla Bright4-25-1836


Dela Berthana6-27-1854
John Kelly3-10-1859
Martha Elizabeth8-30-1860
William James3-19-1867
Maggie Ellen10-3-1874
Samuel Edward2-27-1876
Fannie Smith1-18-1878
Lucy Jane2-27-1880
Collier Puett10-1-1882


James Henry Pridgen to Druscilla F. Bright3-8-1855
Albert Pridgen to Hattie Nelson2-15-1886
Dela Bethana Pridgen to Ed Nance
John Kelly Pridgen to Ellen Disen
William James Pridgen to Ona Brown
Louise Pridgen to Henry Blake
Van Pridgen to Mollie Miller
Maggie E. Pridgen to B. W. Jordan
Fannie Smith Pridgen to ________ Stewart
Lucy Jane Pridgen to James W. Beaty6-7-1903
Collie Puett Pridgen to Aline Terry


Samuel Edwin Pridgen6-5-1878
James Henry Pridgen5-25-1887
Luther Pridgen3-29-1892
Dela Berthana Pridgen8-22-1905
Druscilla Bright Pridgen4-4-1910
Fannie Smith Pridgen6-6-1914
Albert Pridgen12-1-1922

This comes from "Historical Collections of the Georgia Chapters Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol. IV" 'Old Bible Records and Land Lotteries

Carol Pridgen Martoccia found this in the DAR Library from a book entitled:
"The ancestors of the Beaty and Simpson Families of Georgia and Florida"
by Violet Brinkley Bennett 1997
The first is a Marriage Certification in the Bible...
This Certifies
That the Rite of
Holy Matrimony
Was Celebrated Between
James H. Pridgenof Columbus Co N.C
and Drusilla Brightof Columbus Co N.C
on 8th March 1855at Whiteville, NC
by James High



James H. Pridgen was born September 18, 1832 and Drusilla Pridgen his wife was born April 25, 1836
Albert Pridgen son of James H. and Drusilla Pridgen was born 23rd Mar 1856
Della Bethane Pridgen daught of James H and Drusilla was born June 7th 1857
John Kelly Pridgen was born March 10 1859
Martha Elizabeth Pridgen born August 30th 1860
Ethel (Ethelfred-sic) Pridgen born 2 Mar 1862
William James Pridgen born 19 Mar 1867
Louise Pridgen born 18 18 May 1869
Luther Pridgen born May 4th 1871
Vance Pridgen born Feb 18th 1873
Maggie Ellen Pridgen born Oct 3 1874
Samuel Edward Pridgen b. Feb 27, 1876
Fannie Smith Pridgen born Jan 18 1878
Lucy Jane Pridgen born Feb. 27, 1880
Collier Puett Pridgen born Oct 1, 1882
The above are all the children of James and Drusilla Pridgen


Marriages and Births of

James W. Beaty and Lucy J.Pridgen

married June 7th 1903

***The book has a beautiful photo of Lucy Jane in her wedding gown in 1903***

Anna Belle Beaty born 26 March 1904
Bessie Beaty born 26 Sep 1905
Glayds Beaty born 4 Jun 1906
James W. Beaty 4 July 1908 died May 21, 1959
James W. Beaty married 1930 Maude Simpson
Jane Annis Beaty daugher of James W. Beaty born Jan 13, 1932
Jimmie, son of James W. Beaty born June 11, 1935



Martha Elizabeth Pridgen died 23rd December 1860
Samuel Edward Pridgen died 5th of June 1878
Ethel Pridgen died august 20th 1884
James H. Pridgen died May 25th 1887
Luther Pridgen died March 29th 1892
Della Bethana Pridgen died aug 22nd 1905
Louise Blake died April 27th 1937
Mrs Drucilla Pridgen died 4th April 1910
Albert Pridgen died Dec. 1st 1922
Colyor Puett Pridgen
died Mar. 1, 1937
John Pridgen died Oc 22 1915
Van date
Will Pridgen July 28, 1927

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