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
Agnes Bumpass
Marriage: about 1765
John Pratt
Lucy Pratt
William Pratt
Robert Pratt
Sarah Pratt

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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.

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