Mary Ann Frost

Female14 January 1809–24 August 1891

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Frost was born on 14 January 1809, in Groton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States, her father, Aaron Frost, was 29 and her mother, Susanna Gray, was 28. She married Nathan Stearns after 26 February 1832, in Bethel, Oxford, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 24 August 1891, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Parley Parker Pratt
Mary Ann Frost
Marriage: 14 May 1837
Nathan Pratt
Olivia Pratt
Susan Pratt
Moroni Llewellyn Pratt

Sources (27)

  • Mary Ann Pratt in household of Parley Pratt, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Mary Ann Frost, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Mary Ann Stearns, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 May 1837Geauga, Ohio, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · Manchester Food Riots

    Age 3

    The Manchester Food Riots started on April 18, 1812, in Shudehill. The main focus was on the potato market. By 3pm, calvary and infantry soldiers began patrolling the streets and breaking up the crowds.

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 23

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English, German, Danish, and Swedish: nickname for someone who suffers from being cold, or perhaps used in the sense ‘frosty, cold as frost, without warmth of feeling’, or perhaps ‘having the appearance of being covered with frost’ for one with white hair or a white beard. From Old English, Old High German, Old Norse frost ‘frost’.

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

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    Mary Ann Frost Stearns Pratt from Wikipedia

    Mary Ann Frost Stearns Pratt (born January 14, 1809, Groton, Vermont; d. August 24, 1891 in Pleasant Grove, Utah Territory) was a wife of Parley P. Pratt who was one of the original twelve apostles of …

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