Lydia Pratt

23 March 1765–20 October 1838 (Age 73)
Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Pratt was born on 23 March 1765, in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Aaron Pratt, was 33 and her mother, Lydia Eddy, was 25. She married James Peck on 18 March 1784, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She registered for military service in 1836. She died on 20 October 1838, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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James Peck
Lydia Pratt
Marriage: 18 March 1784
Silda Peck
Bela Peck
Lyman Peck
Oren Peck
Linda Peck
Cynthia W. Peck
Horatio Peck

Spouse and Children

18 March 1784
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States


    Silda Peck





    Linda Peck


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings





    Sarah Sally Pratt


    Capt Seth Pratt


    Lurana Pratt


+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 11

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 11

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 21

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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)

  • Lydia Peck, "United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872"
  • Lydia in entry for Horatio Peck, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Lydia Pratt, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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