William Prothro

M, #895, (c 1801 - 1853)
William Prothro|b. c 1801\nd. 1853|p895.htm|Nathaniel Prothro|b. c 1765\nd. 1823|p611.htm|Zilphia Morgan|b. 1770\nd. 1831|p606.htm|Evan Prothro|b. c 1742\nd. c 1822|p607.htm|Elizabeth Morgan|b. bt 1742 - 1745\nd. c 1817|p2634.htm|||||||

Relationship=Great-granduncle of James Monroe Dobbs Jr.
Last Edited=4 Oct 2009


RelationshipSibling of Ancestor
William Prothro was born about 1801 in Chesterfield, South Carolina. He was the son of Nathaniel Prothro and Zilphia Morgan. He married Emily Ann Prothro, daughter of William Prothro and Esther Hickson, about 1830 in Chesterfield. He died in 1853 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.1

He was named an heir in the will of Nathaniel Prothro dated 1823 in Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia. William Prothro married a first cousin, Ann, whose surname also was Prothro. She was a descendant of William Prothro (1769-1845). In 1846, William Prothro purchased from William Lamberth of New Orleans the St. Maurice plantation in Winn parish, Louisiana consisting of five tracts of land totaling more than 1500 acres, with all buildings and improvements and more than 60 slaves for $63,862.50.1


1850Natchitoches Parish, LouisianaWilliam Prothro and Emily Ann Prothro appeared on the census of 1850 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, - listed in the same household: Furman Prothro, Martha Prothro, Sanders Cecil Prothro, Emma Prothro and William Prothro.2
Descendants of John Pruddo (#1)
Descendants of John Pruddo (#2)

Child of William Prothro and Mittey Powell

  • Furman Prothro (c 1828 - 1853)

Children of William Prothro and Emily Ann Prothro

  • Martha Prothro (c 1832 - )
  • Sanders Cecil Prothro+ (c 1835 - )
  • Emma Prothro (c 1839 - )
  • William Prothro (c 1842 - 1853)


  1. [S220] Historic Centuries Awaken With Rebirth Of St. Maurice Mansion, Winn Parish Enterprise-Winnfield News-American, Winn Parish, LA., March 29, 1972. Hereinafter cited as St. Maurice Plantation, Winn Parish, LA.. http://searches1.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/la/winn/…
  2. [S230] 1850 United States Census (Free Schedule), Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana (Washington: National Archives And Records Adminstration) ,.