Green W. Pritchett

by Edmund Starling, 1886


GREEN W. PRITCHETT, tobacconist, strip and leaf dealer, was born near Corydon, in the year 1842. His father, Pressley Pritchett, was one of the early settlers of that part of the county, and was a farmer of influence, and held the office of Constable under the old Constitution. His mother, Annie Powell, was a woman noted for her fine sense and domestic character. Both father and mother died, aged about forty-seven years. Green W. was educated at Princeton Academy, Princeton, Indiana, and returned to Corydon and engaged in merchandising. In 1869 he married Miss Belle Powell, a lady of high character, and greatly respected for her social and domestic qualities. They have three children, two girls and one boy. Mr. Pritchett has served his district as Magistrate several terms, and has also served as Trustee of the town of Corydon and of the Public Schools at that place. In each instance he has brought to bear a conservative sound judgment, that has ever been characteristic of the man, and has placed him foremost among the men of intelligence in his county. During his life he had evidenced a decided interest in all matters of public moment, and has been mainly instrumental in organizing several enterprises of value to the county, notably, the Corydon Coal and Mining Company, Corydon Public Schools, Henderson and Corydon Gravel Road Company, he Henderson Weekly Journal, in all of which he has served as Trustee and Director. In politics he is a Democrat, thoroughly posted and influential. He is a heavy purchaser of tobacco, which he prepares for the European market. He has been a successful man of business, and all of this is owing to an intelligence he brings to bear, gained from close reading and observation. As a writer, Mr. Pritchett knows few superiors. He wields a graceful, and when he chooses, a caustic pen.

The History of Henderson County, Kentucky by Starling 1887 page 780-81;

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