John James Pritchett

31 August 1797–3 April 1854 (Age 56)
Montgomery, Kentucky, United States

The Life of John James

When John James Pritchett was born on 31 August 1797, in Montgomery, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Edward Pritchett Jr., was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Breese, was 22. He married Eleanor Clinton in 1821, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 3 April 1854, in Madison, Illinois, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Saint Jacob Township, Madison, Illinois, United States.

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John James Pritchett
Eleanor Clinton
Marriage: 1821
Lucinda Pritchett
James Harrison Pritchett
Harvey M. Pritchett
Willis D. Pritchett
Emiline G Pritchett
Caroline Pritchett
Angelina Pritchett
John B. Pritchett
Caroline Vangundy

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Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1801 · Cane Ridge Revival

Age 4

The Cane Ridge Revival took place for six days in Cane Ridge, Kentucky. From August 6, 1801- August 12 or 13, 1801, around 20 thousand people gathered together for what was called the Second Great Awakening.

Age 21

Illinois is the 21st state.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Rhisiart ‘son of Richard ’. Compare Pritchard .2 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 (3)

  • John Pritchett, "United States Census, 1820"
  • John Pritchett, "United States Census, 1830"
  • James Pritchett, "England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898"

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