John Pratt

18 January 1783–26 October 1856 (Age 73)
Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of John

When John Pratt was born on 18 January 1783, in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Abiel Pratt, was 27 and his mother, Grace Metcalf, was 33. He married Phila Church on 18 December 1807, in New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Lloyd, Ulster, New York, United States for about 5 years. He died on 26 October 1856, at the age of 73.

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John Pratt
Phila Church
Marriage: 18 December 1807
Alden J. Pratt
Betsy Alvira Pratt
Frances E Pratt
Nancy E Pratt
Charles Pratt
John Q. Pratt

Spouse and Children


    Phila Church


18 December 1807
New Hampshire, United States


    Alden J. Pratt


    Betsy Alvira Pratt


    Frances E Pratt


    Nancy E Pratt


    Charles Pratt


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



World Events (7)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 3

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.
1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

Age 5

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land

Age 20

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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)

  • John Pratt, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • John Pratt, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Pratt, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

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