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
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

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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    Siblings (8)

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    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.

    1793

    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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