Silas Prickett was born December 8, 1818 in Gwinnett Co., GA. He was the son of Joel, born September 21, 1787, and Elizabeth Dobbs Prickett born Sept. 2, 1792 in NC. Joel was the son of George (1737 VA-1804) and Mary Johnson Prickett, who were married in Baltimore Co., MD, February 11, 1762.

Silas married Carolyn Holman, December 23, 1841. They had several children before moving to Dade Co., GA where they appeared on the 1870 and 1880 censuses. M. M. was born about 1843, L. F. 1844, M.E. 1847, C. B. T. 1849, Valmiter 1850, Marvin R. 1853, Georgia M. Mar. 9, 1858, Richard 1.1860, Charles M. 1863 and Allis 1865.

Georgia Prickett Austin

Georgia Prickett Austin

Georgia married Marquis de Lafayette Austin, November 25, 1875. He was the son of Hezekiah Daniel and Nancy Jane Blevins Austin. Their children were Walter Lee (Sept. 5, 1876-July 8, 1964), Daniel Shelton (March 22, 1879-June 10, 1955, Robena, Bishop Marvin (Dec. 28, 1881-Dec. 25, 1962) and Georgia. Shelton and Marvin were named for Georgia’s brothers. Some of her brothers moved with their families to Kansas. It was while visiting one of them that Marvin met Oma Oswalt, whom he later married. Walter married Helen Haralson in 1901. Daniel Shelton married Leta Allison in 1902. Robena married Thomas Hatfield. Georgia married Wayne Hamrick. Most of these lived in DeKalb Co., AL and were buried in Cagle Cemetery.

Georgia died April 10, 1890 at age thirty-two leaving Lafayette “Fate” with five young children. His sister Matilda “Aunt Puss” lived with him to help with the children. Submitted by John & Joy Mahan, Tunnel Hill, GA 30755

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