April 26, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 2d page)
[From the exchanges]
Elizabeth City Falcon: Mr. James Pritchard of Mt. Hermon township, this county, died at his home on Saturday last, aged about 61 years. Mr. Pritchard was an honest, good man, and many friends will be pained to hear of his death.
[I believe his familysearch.org ID# is LC8M-R4R.]