I have just begun trying to make "sense" of my husband's family tree, compiled from various sources by his mother and other relatives.
Just started this last night! I found your message tonight, and this is the family I've started looking into.
I have found Joseph and Mary Ann (Polly) Prather in 1860 census. Joseph is listed as Joseph J., children Gideon, Lucy, Elizabeth, and "Senora". Senora married John Montgomery Hardgrove of Pulaski County KY, his son John Montgomery Hardgrove was the father of my husband's grandmother Zelba Hardgrove Brown
I'd be interested in sharing information. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org