Floyd Lemuel Pratt

Brief Life History of Floyd Lemuel

When Floyd Lemuel Pratt was born on 12 February 1861, in Taylor, West Virginia, United States, his father, Zachariah Pratt, was 35 and his mother, Susan Turner, was 29. He married Eva Jane Lyons on 3 March 1881, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Courthouse District, Lewis, West Virginia, United States for about 30 years and Freemans Creek District, Lewis, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 28 March 1949, in Weston, Lewis, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Weston, Lewis, West Virginia, United States.

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Floyd Lemuel Pratt
Eva Jane Lyons
Marriage: 3 March 1881
Laura B Pratt
Bertha Belle Pratt
Ora Pratt
John William Pratt
Ivy May Pratt
Mary Ellen Pratt
French Robert Pratt
Jessie James Pratt
Harley Lee Pratt
Roy Lawrence Pratt

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  • Floyd Pratt in household of Zachariah Pratt, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Floyd Lemuel Pratt - Government record: Death record or certificate: birth: 12 February 1861; Taylor, West Virginia, United States
  • Floyd L Pratt, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."


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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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