William Pratt

Brief Life History of William

When William Pratt was born in 1750, in Orange, North Carolina, British Colonial America, his father, John Pratt, was 32 and his mother, Rebecca Vernon, was 28. He married Agnes Bumpass about 1765, in Orange, North Carolina, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died about 1790, in Caswell, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 41.

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William Pratt
1750–1790
Agnes Bumpass
1749–1811
Marriage: about 1765
John Pratt
1770–1843
Lucy Pratt
1771–1883
William Pratt
1781–
Robert Pratt
1774–1843
Sarah Pratt
1776–

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    1767 · Tryon Palace

    Built on August 26, 1767, the Tryon Palace became the capitol building for North Carolina. The building was named after William Tryon a British officer and colonial official.

    1774 · Edenton Tea Party

    On October 25, 1774, the Edenton Tea Party took place. It was the first organized women's protest. They put their cups down and refused to buy any tea.

    1776

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    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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