William Dekalb Pritchett

3 March 1824–29 December 1885 (Age 61)
Smyth, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of William Dekalb

When William Dekalb Pritchett was born on 3 March 1824, in Smyth, Virginia, United States, his father, John Anderson Pritchett, was 27 and his mother, Nancy Hilton Johnston, was 33. He married Barbara Ellen Fulcher on 22 September 1849, in Smyth, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Linn, Osage, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 29 December 1885, in Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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William Dekalb Pritchett
Barbara Ellen Fulcher
Marriage: 22 September 1849
Susan Calpernia Pritchett
John Douglas Pritchett
Barbara Pritchett
Nancy Elizabeth Pritchett
Samuel Spotswood Pritchett
Margaret Adeline Pritchett
Stonewall Jackson Pritchett
Mary Virginia Deseret Prichett
Katherine Emaline Pritchett
William Frank Pritchett

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  • Marriage
    22 September 1849Smyth, Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1829 · Missouri State Library
    Age 5
    The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail
    Age 20
    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Rhisiart ‘son ofRichard’. Compare Pritchard .English (Midlands): from a diminutive of Middle English prik(e), prich ‘point’, ‘prick’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of any of various pointed instruments, or a nickname for a tall, thin man.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (27)

    • Wm D Pritchett in entry for Unknown, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
    • Wm D Pritchet, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Wm. Decalb Pritchett in entry for Stonewall Jackson Pritchett, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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