I am a descendant of Andrew Jackson Prior and Sarah Antoinette Whatley. Actually, I am doubly descended from Ornan Whatley, as my great-grandparents were cousins: my great-grandmother was the granddaughter of A.J. and Sarah Whatley, and her husband, my great-grandfather, was the grandson of John Strong and Mary Ann Whatley, Sarah's sister.
I am very interested in collaborating with other Prior descendants. I am especially interested in any slave information you might have. I have been working with a woman whose ancestor was a slave owned by John Strong, and we are together trying to trace her slave ancestry. Because her surname is Hurd, we are surmising that her ancestor(s) may have originated with the Whatley girls' mother, Sarah Heard. We have also considered that some of her ancestors may also be found in the Whatley and Prior lines as well.
I hope to hear from you soon!