Edward Pratt

23 January 1791–9 December 1872 (Age 81)
Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Edward

When Edward Pratt was born on 23 January 1791, in Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Samuel Pratt IV, was 37 and his mother, Mary Newhall, was 30. He married Rebekah Turner Newhall on 18 January 1816. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 9 December 1872, at the age of 81.

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Edward Pratt
Rebekah Turner Newhall
Marriage: 18 January 1816
Henrietta Pratt
Williamm H Pratt

Spouse and Children

18 January 1816



    Williamm H Pratt


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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 3

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 9

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 28

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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)

  • Edward Pratt, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Edward in entry for Samuel H. Grover and Henrietta E. Pratt, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Edward Pratt, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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