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.
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.