Biography of Alexander Pryor
Eureka, Dakota County, MN Biographies

Alexander Pryor, deceased, was born in Canada East, in 1809, and when a young man removed to New Brunswick, remaining there in business until 1855. He then migrated westward, coming to the territory of Minnesota, and pre-empted a claim in Green Vale township. Here he made his home until 1861; then settled in Eureka in section 36, living there till his death, which occurred December 6th, 1880. He was possessed of a fine landed estate of two hundred and forty acres, and was an honored and respected citizen. His widow, Ann Pryor, nee Smith, is a native of New Brunswick, born September 4th, 1817. She grew to maturity at her native place, and married Mr. Pryor in 1835. She remained his life-long companion, and bore him eleven children, all of whom are living. John, William and Alexander are residents of Clay county; Guilford has charge of the old farm; Henry resides in Castle Rock township; Susan is the wife of Charles Plumber of Clay county; Annie, wife of Walter Tanner of same county; Eliza J., wife of John Costian of same county; Lizzie, wife of Mr. Ewers of Amherst county, Virginia; Charlotte, wife of Mr. Merwin of Oakland, California. Mrs. Pryor has thirty grand-children and two great grandchildren.

The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.

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