Here's what we believe to be true.This a theory, because we have not been able to find direct proof.We believe Samuel to be one of the sons of William Pritchett, born about 1796 in SC, who resided in Sumter (later Schley Co)Georgia by 1840. William migrated to Covington County Alabama after 1860, as he appears on the 1860 Schley Georgia census, then he appears on the 1866 Alabama state census for Covington County, Alabama, then he is the 1870 Pike County census.
Also living in Covington was Francis Pritchett, born 1818 in SC, who married Susannah Jane Wyatt in Sumter County Ga in 1858.By 1870, William is in Pike County, Alabama.Only two sons resided with him after 1850 - Levi, born 1829 SC, and Henry C, born 1850 Ga, so these are the only sons we can be certain are William's.William seems to have been married twice:his first wife is unknown, and the older sons, born in SC appear to be hers.His second wife was Martha Mize, widow of James Neeland, and daughter of Jospeh Miza and Jemina Wyatt, and Henry C is her son.
William Pritchett appears on the 1844 Sumter County Tax Index, District 30 (Now Schley Co); also Joseph M Wyatt (Susannah's father and Jemima's brother).Samuel Pritchett is in Sumter in 1850.In 1860, Samuel's widow Celia is in Pike County Alabama.However, when you look at the birth locations of their children, Samuel and Celia seemed have been moving back and forth between Georgia and Alabama between 1842 - 1850.Celia is in Mississippi in 1870.
Francis Pritchett shortly died before 1870, and his wife also relocated in Pike County Alabama before 1870. None of this proves they are related, but they did seem to move together between SC Georgia and Alabama.