Parents of Sarah Sallie Pruitt...can I add, or do you?

Started by Private User on Saturday, June 5, 2010


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Private User
6/5/2010 at 12:06 AM

I have them listed at, so someone here has to add her parents, at least I cannot at this point.

Thanks ya'll,

I am so grateful to all of ya for allowing us to be here and to share our ancestry. It was a prayer for years and it has been answered. God is so faithful as we ask for things.

Private User
6/9/2010 at 12:05 PM

I am asking if you know her father and mother? Her father may be William H. Gladden. and mother may be Mary J. ?

Can anyone enlighten me here on her mother and father?

Thanks a bunch. I do have William Gladden as her father.

6/9/2010 at 12:11 PM

Sorry, Joan. I sort of answered this under another discussion thread. This is what I wrote about Sallie in the "maiden name" discussion thread.

Sallie has been a bit of a mystery. Originally the only Sallie Gladden I could find was listed as black, the daughter of Peter and Anna(?), Anna being mulatto and Peter being listed as black. I thought, hm, how strange. I'm not opposed to having African or mulatto ancestry, but surely darker skin would have shown up up in my great aunts and uncles. So that's when I went to the message boards and asked around there. People started sending me info on another Sallie, a white Sallie Gladden from Lee County i think it was. Her parents were listed as William and Mary and it appears they may have owned a family of slaves. One of the census records I saw from 1870 listed a black family by the name of Bufford as part of the household. I'm guessing they were former slaves and stayed there for whatever reason. But then when you look at the 1880 census for that same family the Buffords are gone. So I started to think that was the Sallie I was looking for. However, I then found our cousin, Penny, who thinks Sallie was mulatto based on some info she has found. Sallie raised Penny's father, Harold (whom was technically her grandson). Penny was always told that Sallie's full name was Sallie Mae Isabella Alabama Gladden Pruitt. The Alabama part is what makes her and I question Sallie's race. Slaves often identified with their former owners or their geographic location. So, in short, we're still up in the air on Sallie.

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