Sarah Willis

24 June 1768–22 January 1847 (Age 78)
Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Willis was born on 24 June 1768, in Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Benjamin Willis Junr, was 48 and her mother, Sarah Spooner, was 41. She married Simeon Pratt on 17 November 1791, in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 22 January 1847, in Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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Simeon Pratt
Sarah Willis
Marriage: 17 November 1791
Simeon Pratt
Charles Pratt
Henry Willis Pratt
Benjamin Willis Pratt
Sarah Spooner Pratt

Spouse and Children

17 November 1791
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States


    Simeon Pratt


    Charles Pratt



    Benjamin Willis Pratt


    Sarah Spooner Pratt


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World Events (8)


Age 8

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

Age 8

"""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."""""""

Age 21

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Will .

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Sally Willis, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Sarah Pratt in entry for Charles Pratt, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"
  • Sarah W. Pratt in entry for Simeon Pratt, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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