|GEORGE W. PRICHARD, farmer, Sec. 9; P.O. Oregon, was born in Decatur Co., Ind. in 1837; his father, Thomas Prichard, was born in Scott Co., Ky. In 1806; emigrated to Decatur Co. Ind., when 18 years old. He was married there, in 1827, to Quintilla Corbin, a native also of Scott Co., Ky.; they had a family of five children of whom George W. is the third, and with them, in 1850, immigrated to Dane Co., Wis. locating at the time of their arrival on Sec. 8, town of Rutland; his parents have since made their home.In 1860, our subject bought his present farm of 70 acres on Sec. 9, to which he then removed, and on which he has resided; he has been a member of the Town Board for five years; was elected Chairman of the board in 1879, and re-elected to the same in 1880. He was married, in 1858, to Sarah, daughter of William and Maria Bossingham; she died in 1860, leaving two sons-William and Thomas (twins), the latter of whom is now deceased.
His second marriage was in 1863, to Phoebe, daughter of George W. and Roxy King, a native of Oswego Co., N.Y.; their children are Alta and Erle.
Ref. 1880 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 1202.