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William Ashmund

BIRTH 5 NOV 1839 • Sumter County, Alabama, USA

DEATH After 1013 • Brazil


Victoria H. Clay Mills,

BIRTH 3 JUN 1844 • Mt. Sterling, Choctaw County, Alabama


Daughter of Confederados,  James A. Mills and Louisa Mitchell,

Both died in Brazil

William A. Prestrige: Private, Co. A, 3rd Alabama Cavalry.

He enlisted on  September 25,  1861,  at Mount  Ster-ling, Alabama. He was present for every action of his regiment, including Shiloh, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, the Atlanta Campaign, and Bentonville, and was paroled at Charlotte, North Carolina, in May 1865. He moved to Brazil and was alive in 1913, age 73.

William and Victoria had at least one child:

1. Mary C. Prestridge 

BIRTH 10 OCT 1868 • Santa Barbara, San Paulo, Brazil

DIED Unknown


Frank Thacher


BIRTH ABT 1877 • , Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH Unknown

He was the son of  Confederados, Andrew Thatcher and 

Hannah Maglin Dunn

Parents of William Ashmund Prestridge: 

Benjamin Bagley Prestridge & Mary Ann Ezell

(Benjamin was married four times)



B. B. Prestridge was born in Bibb County, Alabama, on February 8, 1817. He was born again in 1844 and was baptized by Eld. Nathan Sley; joined Clear Creek Baptist Church, in Choctaw County, same state. He moved to Texas with his family on December 8, 1866, and he has made this community home until Saturday, six p.m, June 9, 1888 - - - God called him up higher.

When the news spread that "Uncle Bagley Prestridge is dead", the response came back, "A good man is gone." He was a model citizen, and a model husband and parent. Still, above these, he was an understanding faithful Christian man. Our hearts are sad today while we remember that he will no more fill these positions among us. It was always his pleasure to be found in his seat in every service of his church when not providentially prevented. We rejoice that while his place in our church work is now vacant - - - that he has entered into the company that serves day and night in the Temple of the Lord. We weep when we see his home on earth made desolate by his departure, yet we are glad to feel assured that he has entered his "house not made by hands eternal and in the heavens."

His cheerful spirit has gone home, but he left the light of a bright Christian character standing before the world as a better destiny.

Before he went away, he said to his loved ones gathered about him, " I have tried to honor God with my life and property and have never suffered for the necessaries of life, and I request you all to do the same." He said to me some weeks before (when asked what refers to the future), "That question was settle long ago. I am resting on Christ, the solid rock and fear not."

he leaves his aged brother, J. M. Prestridge, who has been his lifelong associate in every experience and vicissitude of life's way. Also, a devoted Christian wife and seven children to wait, toil, suffer and rejoice on this side till God shall say to them, "Come home." Brother Bagley Prestirdge has rendered his testimony and gone from the witness stand forever. Who will receive his testimony and be blessed? May his Savior comfort and sustain the bereaved ones in their dark hour.

G. W. Capps. Pastor

Grand Parents : Joseph W. Prestridge & Elizabeth Bagley

Died :BrazilGreat Grand Parents : John  Prestidge &

Elizabeth Walters
2nd Great Grand Parents : John  Prestidge & Ann


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Benjamin Bagley Prestridge and

Euseba Jane McKlesky

(The Widow Maxwell)



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When William Ashmund Prestridge was born on November 5, 1839, in Sumter, Alabama, United States of America, his father, Benjamin Bagley Prestridge, was 22 years old and his mother, Mary Ann Ezell, was 18 years old. He married Victoria C. Mills on October 5, 1865, in Choctaw, Alabama, United States of America. They had at least 2 children. William was a Confederate soldier assigned to the 3rd Alabama Cavalry. The 3rd Cavalry Regiment was formed at Tupelo, Mississippi in June 1862. It was composed of independent companies that had seen previous service, some had fought at Shiloh. These companies were from Monroe, Choctaw, Wilcox, Mobile, Perry, Dallas, Calhoun and Autauga counties. He enlisted on September 25, 1861, at Mount Sterling, Alabama. He was present at all of his regiment's actions, including Shiloh, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Atlanta Campaign, and Bentonville, and was paroled in Charlotte, North Carolina, in May 1865. As recounted in the book "Soldier Rests" written by Judith Mac Knight Jones, it is said that he arrived in Brazil on the ship Talisman. The family entered Porto de Santos on 01/24/1867 by steamer Santa Maria.

In the book "Soldier Rests" there is also the report that William "was a tall man with a thin body, he had a lot of intelligence and culture. Like so many others like him, he wasted his talent walking all day behind the plow, to support the family ." "His pride of him was the long white beard he so cultivated..."
William A. Prestridge: Private, Co. A, 3rd Alabama Cavalry.

William Ashmund Prestridge


BIRTH 5 NOV 1839 • Sumter County, Alabama, USA

DEATH 24 SEP 1898 • Brazi

Son of Benjamin Bagley Prestridge Sr and Mary Ann Ezell

Married:  Oct 5, 1865,  Choctaw County, Alabama, USA

Victoria H. Clay Mills


BIRTH 3 JUN 1844 • Mt. Sterling, Choctaw County, Alabama

DEATH AFT 10 NOV 1898, Americana, São Paulo, Brazil

Daughter of Confederado James A Mills and Louisa Ann Mitchell 




Mary C. Prestridge


BIRTH 10 OCT 1868 • Santa Barbara, San Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 3 JUL 1947 • Guarapuã, Dois Córregos, São Paulo, Brasil


Frank (Francisco) A. Thacher


BIRTH ABT 1877 • ,Sao Paulo,Brazil

DEATH 4 DEC 1930 • Campinas, São Paulo, Brasi

Son of Andrew Thatcher and Hannah Maglin Dunn



Alvin Thacher


BIRTH 1894 • Santa Bárbara d'Oeste, São Paulo, Brasi

DEATH Unknown


Mary Caroline Hardeman


BIRTH 21 JUN 1897 • Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil

DEATH 24 JUN 1991 • Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil

Daughter of George Hardeman and Dina Bowen


Alcides Thacher


BIRTH 1896 • Brazil

DEATH Unknown


Janita "Gita" Thacher


BIRTH 1898 • Americana, São Paulo, Brasil

DEATH Unknown


José do Nascimento

BIRTH Monte Mor, São Paulo, Brasil

DEATH Unknown

Son of Pedro José do Nascimento and Filomena Falsirolli



Iracy do Nascimento


BIRTH 17 DEC 1924 • Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil

DEATH Unknown


Ercilia do Nascimento


BIRTH 4 NOV 1926 • Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil

DEATH Unknown


Nair do Nascimento


BIRTH 29 SEP 1930 • Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brasil

DEATH 6 MAY 1991 • Indaiatuba, São Paulo, Brasil


Pedro José do Nascimento Netto


BIRTH 24 JUN 1933 • Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brasil

DEATH Unknown


Alcilia Thacher


BIRTH 1900 • Villa Americana, São Paulo, Brasil

DEATH 29 MAR 1930 • Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil

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