Col. Hiram Prather

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About Col. Hiram Prather

Birth: Oct. 13, 1809 Clark County Indiana, USA Death: Mar. 27, 1874 Vernon Jennings County Indiana, USA

Civil War Veteran. Residence North Vernon, Indiana; Enlisted on 4/26/1861 as a Lieutenant Colonel.

On 9/20/1861 he was commissioned into Field & Staff 6th Indiana Infantry. He Resigned on 5/19/1862.

Circa 1815, Hiram Prather moved with his father, Judge William Prather and family to Jennings Co., Indiana.

In 1838, Hiram was treasurer for Jennings County. In 1847-1848, 1849-1850, 1865 and 1867, he represented Jennings County in the State Legislature and was a member of the Constitutional Convention. [Ref: A Biographical Directory of the Indiana General Assembly, Vol. I, 1816-1899, p. 318.]

Hiram Prather was a farmer, a Whig (later a Republican) and a Methodist. Church meetings were held at the Hiram Prather residence until the summer of 1854.

Hiram fought in the Mexican War. He and seven of his sons served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Serving with Hiram Prather were: Allen, Uriah, Alonzo, William, Leander, Walter and John Quincy Prather. [Ref: Letter from Major E. S. Adams, Adjutant Generals Office, Washington, D.C. to George R. Hill, dated April 23, 1940, gives each son's military record. Sarah Rector has a copy. Also, Hiram Prather's military record, National Archives, Washington, D.C.]

Hiram was wounded at the Battle of Shiloh.

In later years, Col. Hiram Prather and family resided in North Vernon, Indiana. He built one of the first houses in that place.

The Indiana Adj. General's Report states Lt. Col. Hiram Prather, residence North Vernon, Indiana, was commissioned April 26, 1861 and mustered in September 20, 1861 (or April 26, 1861; differing reports). He resigned May 19, 1862. He re-entered service as Lt. Col., serving 3 years in the 6th Reg. of Indiana Volunteers."

Family links:

 William Ira Prather (1766 - 1858)
 Lettice McCarroll Prather (1777 - 1863)

 Mary Ann Huckleberry Prather (1816 - 1904)*

 Allen Wiley Prather (1836 - 1891)*
 William Brown Prather (1841 - 1917)*
 Leander Hamilton Prather (1843 - 1921)*
 Eliza Jane Prather Kellar (1854 - 1919)*
 McKee Dunn Prather (1860 - 1863)*

 Ary Prather Hilton (1797 - 1854)*
 John Lloyd Prather (1801 - 1862)*
 Hiram Prather (1809 - 1874)
 Mary Ann Prather Prather (1813 - ____)*
 William Jennings Prather (1821 - 1851)*
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Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery North Vernon Jennings County Indiana, USA

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Created by: Eric Lowman Record added: Dec 23, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 32364961

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Col. Hiram Prather's Timeline

October 13, 1809
Clark County, Indiana Territory, United States
February 19, 1835
IN, United States
July 25, 1840
North Vernon, IN, United States
October 25, 1843
IN, United States
January 9, 1847
Jennings, IN, United States
July 21, 1848
IN, United States