Dorcas Pratt

28 July 1768–31 January 1859 (Age 90)
Vermont, United States

The Life 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, 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
1762–1851
Dorcas Pratt
1768–1859
Marriage: 10 November 1785
John Loomis
1787–1787
Sarah B. Loomis
1788–1788
Chester Loomis
1788–1788
Judge Chester Loomis
1789–1873
Sarah Loomis
1789–
Lucy Pratt Loomis
1791–1879
James Loomis
1793–1871
Nathaniel Loomis
1795–1802
Sarah Loomis
1797–1881
Rev Elisha Loomis
1799–1836
Amanda Loomis
1802–1834
Minerva Loomis
1805–1827
Benjamin Loomis
1809–1832

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 November 1785
Stafford, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
children

(13)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Female1759–Female

    Nathan Pratt

    Male1759–Male

    Male1763–1854Male

    Sally Pratt

    Female1766–1849Female

    Male1767–1847Male

+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1776

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.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 26

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a clever trickster, from Old English prætt ‘trick’, ‘tricky’, ‘cunning’ (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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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"

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