Here is the information that I have from my book:
Notes by Merle Wasson Hays & Dorris:
Richard Pruitt served with "Roddy's Escort, Alabama Cavalry, Confederate States Army" in the Civil War. He moved to Texas from Alabama in 1892 and settled in Rick, Texas where he lived at the time of his death. Richard P. was living in Rice when Johnny Jefferson and Mary Pickens Dukeminier went to Texas the first time and were in Rice when Mary and her infant son died. Richard also visited the Johnny Jefferson family after they moved to Wellington, TX in 1905 and he was a big favorite of Lillie Dukeminier Mc Claskey.
Merle says he was a wonderful and kind man and was a great help to she and her Mother after Merle's father Luther Wasson died. He made sure they were alright and saw to their needs.
Other notes: Price Dukeminier told Dorris that Richard Pruitt was saved from a sever wound in the stomach, because he was wearing a big brass buckle and the bullet struck the buckle and did not penetrate.
I apparently have more digging to do on all the children Richard Pruitt had with Cordelia. I only have 5, them being Violet, Callie, Clark, Maggie and Henry.
I have the Richard Pruitt was buried in Rice Cemetery in Rice Texas.
Yes Richard Pruitt's father was Isaac Michaux Dukeminier. Isaac Michaux (some spell it Misher) b. Feb 7, 1796 in NC, d. Aug 31, 1878 in Mt. Hope, AL and buried in a Private family cemetery on the plantation. I have a small story on Isaac in my book that I am willing to share also. Isaac married Rebecca Holmes July 25, 1824 and they had 9 children.