Dorcas Pratt

Female28 July 1768–31 January 1859

Brief Life History of Dorcas

When Dorcas Pratt was born on 28 July 1768, in Vermont, United States, her father, Elisha Pratt, was 40 and her mother, Lucy Fletcher, was 30. She married Nathan Loomis on 10 November 1785, in Stafford, Tolland, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Potter, Yates, New York, United States in 1850. She died on 31 January 1859, in Yates, New York, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in French Cemetery, Rushville, Potter, Yates, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Loomis
Dorcas Pratt
Marriage: 10 November 1785
John Loomis
Sarah B. Loomis
Chester Loomis
Judge Chester Loomis
Sarah Loomis
Lucy Pratt Loomis
James Loomis
Nathaniel Loomis
Sarah Loomis
Rev Elisha Loomis
Amanda Loomis
Minerva Loomis
Benjamin Loomis

Sources (3)

  • Dorcas Loomis in household of Nathan Loomis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Dorcas Pratt Loomis, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Dorcas in entry for James Loomis, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 November 1785Stafford, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 8

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

    Age 23

    On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.


    Age 25

    Oldest grave seen in the memorials list.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname for a clever trickster, from Middle English prat(te), pret ‘cunning, wily, astute’ (a derivative of Old English præt, pret ‘trickery, deception’, which is found in use as a byname in the 11th century). This surname is quite common in southeastern Ireland.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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