Benjamin Pritchard was my gggrandfather. My ggrandmother was Aldecca, who married Evin Hopson. I have a picture of Benjamin as an old man with Aldecca's family. Also Avery County was formed from Mitchell and Burke counties in 1911. Also in the information you have posted above you have Mary (Mollie) Hughes Pritchard born in 1836 and married in 1840. I think the correct year of birth is 1826.