THOMAS PRITCHARD, JR.
Thomas Pritchard, Jr. is a
THOMAS PRITCHARD, JR.
Six children are:
Sarah Pritchard b: Abt. 1797 in Allegheny County, Maryland
Peter Pritchard b: Abt. 1798 in
Allegheny County, Maryland
Margaret Peggy Pritchard b:
September 26, 1801 in Allegheny County, Maryland
Anna Pritchard b: Abt. 1805 in
Allegheny County, Maryland d: April 1869 in Preston
County, WV married August 31, 1829 in Harrison County,
Katherine Pritchard b: June 7,
1807 d: March 23, 1879
Elizabeth Pritchard b: February
20, 1812 in (W) Virginia d: March 25, 1876
Thomas and Mary Moody Pritchard's nine (9) children are:
Jane Pritchard d: in Doddridge County, West Virginia married Unknown Gaston
Mary Pritchard b: in Virginia d: in Ohio married William Snodgrass in Ritchie County, (West) Virginia
Rachel Pritchard d: in in youth
b: February 25, 1818 in Monongalia, (W)Virginia
Samuel George Pritchard b: July
1823 in Harrison County, (W)Virginia d: in Lewis County,
West Virginia married March 16, 1858 in Harrison County,
b: 1824 in (W) Virginia d: 1862 in Ritchie County, (W)
1828 Preston Co, WV d. June 12, 1863 Typhoid Fever in
EMILY PRITCHARD b: Abt. 1829 in Harrison County,
Ritchie County, West Virginia
by Minnie Kendall Lowther
is on-line at the Ritchie County, WV site.
Chapters 22-24 mentions the Pritchard Family
A certain book (ask me for the name of the book) states as explanation as to why John Pritchard and William Pritchard, brothers, dropped the 't' in their surname 1) because of Revolutionary War documents being filled out by clerks and 2) the "intriguing factor" which may have had considerable bearing upon the decision to drop the 't'; that factor being that the Pritchards and other settlers in the area were proud of their English and Welsh heritage and that there was an influx of Pritchards into the area known by their neighbors as "half-breeds." Within the same paragraph, it mentions, Warner Pritchard, "who was counted as a mixed breed."
2) John and William wanting to distance themselves from "mixed-breeds" in the area could be a possible reason for dropping the 't' in their name. But this presumes that John and Wiliam and Pritchards WERE in the same area at the same time, and places John and William there among the "half-breeds"- an important point, since Warner Pritchard was in the area at the same time.
Records show that Warner Pritchard was a native of Prince Georges County, Maryland. Sophia Goens, his 1st wife was in Loudoun County, VA, I believe, and then in Monongalia County.
In this book, a
paragraph mentions , as an example of a connection that
How can we be sure Warner Pritchard came to Monongalia with the influx of "Melungeon (or Guineas)" or that he was not a part of the Thomas Pritchard family even though we have no records to show that he was.
Were the Pritchards who were considered Guineas, considered Melungeons or WV Guineas because they married Native Americans? And are they related to these Thomas Pritchard descendants?
houses in Leesburg, Loudoun Co., Virginia
April 15, 2004