Saturday, February 20, 2010

Surname Saturday: Prewett

The Prewett's drive me crazy!  My brick wall is William Prewett, born abt 1817 in Tennessee. On August 10, 1837 he married Temperence Bunge in Shelby County, Tennessee and shortly thereafter headed to Red River County, Texas.  He died before 1860.  They had five children:
  • Martha Prewett (born abt 1840; married William Scroggins)
  • Zebiah Ann Prewett (born 1842; married Joseph Gordon Whitehead)
  • William B Prewett (born abt 1843; married Matilda Jordan)
  • Nancy Prewett (born abt 1846; married Daniel B Mallonee)
  • Jeremiah Prewett (listed as Janetta on the 1850 census)
Jeremiah Prewett was born abt 1847 in Texas.  He was married in Kaufman County on August 19, 1869 to Rittie Wilson (also known as Mary Lou Rita Wilson).  They had four children: John William Prewett, Emma Prewett (born abt 1874) and the twins Early and Earnest (born abt 1877).  Jeremiah died in April 1880.

John William Prewett was born on November 26, 1870 in Texas.  He married Cora Bell House in 1896.  They had thirteen children:
  • Harvey Olan Prewett (born Sept. 7, 1898 in Indian Territory)
  • Mary Luetta Prewett (born Dec. 9, 1900 in Indian Territory)
  • Hattie Lee Prewett (born Feb. 4, 1902 in Oklahoma)
  • John William Prewett Jr (born June 22, 1904 in Pontotoc Co., Oklahoma)
  • Marion Wesley Prewett (born Oct. 17, 1905 in Pontotoc Co., Oklahoma)
  • Minnie Ola Prewett (born March 18, 1907 in Pontotoc Co., Oklahoma)
  • Vergie Maye Prewett (born May 26, 1908 in Pontotoc Co., Oklahoma)
  • Nellie Irene Prewett (born May 4, 1910 in Pontotoc Co., Oklahoma)
  • James Arthur Prewett (born Jul 27, 1911 in Pontotoc Co., Oklahoma)
  • Millicent Juanita Prewett (born Dec. 8, 1912 in Pontotoc Co., Oklahoma)
  • Robert Allison Prewett (born May 1, 1914 in Pontotoc Co., Oklahoma)
  • Ruby Carmen Prewett (born March 3, 1919 in Roff, Pontotoc Co., Oklahoma)
  • Jerry Louis Prewtt (born Dec. 25, 1923 in Roff, Pontotoc Co., Oklahoma)
Jerry Louis Prewett (who married Elsie George) is my husband's father.

If you have any information on this family (or better yet, are part of this family), please contact me.  My husband and I would love to hear from you!


  1. I do have pictures of John William and Cora Belle House. That was my Dad's Grandparents. My Dad Otis Preweet was Harvey & Beulah's 4th son. Not to familiary how this site works, but do hope you and Jack can make it to the Reunion in July 2011.

  2. Unfortunately we can't make it :(
    We're hoping that Ellen (Jack's sister) can go. I'd love to correspond more... please contact me at MistRaven at Thanks!

  3. i am james c prewett, father was senior, his father was james edward,whos father was harvy olan...
    please contact me at would like to see what you have and maybe i can help


  4. I am Jay Veazey. My gg-grandmother was Zebiah Ann Prewitt. I have a picture of her, and I was told she was half-Cherokee. Judging from her picture, that could be true.

  5. Zebiah Ann Prewett was also my GG Grandmother. My father met her about a year before she died and he also said she was half-cherokee. I believe her mother was full. There are no records of her mother, I found a Temperance prewett but am not sure if that is even her mother. My father said no so I also have a brick wall .