Pritchett, Jeremiah N.

Pritchett, a salesman at Cataract, was born December 10, 1848 in Floyd County and was the eldest child of Enoch W. and Susan D. (Owen) Pritchett; the former a native of North Carolina; the latter of Indiana, and respectively of Welsh and Irish extraction. Jeremiah was brought up in New Albany, IN; was prepared for a teacher and has taught successfully eleven terms of school. Before coming to Owen County in 1874 he resided in Washington, Monroe, and Morgan Counties. He was engaged in mercantile business until the fall of 1883 with a branch store at Santa Fe. June 29, 1873 he wedded Miss Alice L Kendall of Putnam County, which marriage has afforded four children: Enoch W., John W., Bunietta, and Charles H. Mr Pritchett was a very energetic business man, an active, earnest Democrat, and a liberal genial and respected citizen. He and wife were members of the Baptist Church.

Source: Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, 1884. Edited by Charles Blanchard