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The Pritchetts of Caroline County
Posted by: Gerald Scott (ID *****7299) Date: April 23, 2005 at 05:39:51
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The Pritchett name and the family is an old Welsh name and family.
The original Pritchetts came to America in the 1600s. They came through Dorcester County, Maryland.
The name comes from a word that means, "one who carries a flag signifying ones family, clan and/or tribe.... it is not a national flag".
During the 1600s and the early 1700s, Dorcester County included what would later become Caroline County.
My family are the Pritchetts of Caroline County, Maryland.
The town they lived was Ridgley, and the surrounding areas (Denton... the county seat; Greensborough, and Cambridge).
My family has bi-racial roots, African-American, Caucasian, and Native American. In fact, a part of the family were local cabinet makers and undertakers.
My great-great grandfather was Medford Pritchett and was classified in the 1850 Census as being a mulatto (his father was white and his mother black). He married Adeline Clark.
Their son, my great grandfather, was named, Daniel Medford.
Other children included Mary, Henry Mack, Annie, Lily and others.
If anyone has anymore info about the Pritchetts generally, and my branch in particular, please post your responses to me.
GERALD


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