Louisa Barnes

10 November 1802–8 September 1880 (Age 77)
Warwick, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Louisa

When Louisa Barnes was born on 10 November 1802, in Warwick, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Willard Barnes, was 35 and her mother, Dolly Stevens, was 31. She married Addison Pratt on 3 April 1831, in Dunham, Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 8 September 1880, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Addison Pratt
Louisa Barnes
Marriage: 3 April 1831
Ellen Saphronia Pratt
Frances Stevens Pratt
Lois Barnes Pratt
Ann Louisa Pratt
Ephraim "Frank" Grouard

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 April 1831Dunham, Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1803 · The U.S doubles in size
    Age 1
    The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 23
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), named with Old English bere-ærn ‘barn, a storehouse for barley and other grain’, or a topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn, granary’.English: variant of Barne, with excrescent -s, derived from either the Middle English personal name Bern, Barn (based on the Scandinavian personal name Biǫrn or Old English Beorn, both from a word meaning ‘warrior’), or from Middle English barn (Old Norse barn) ‘child’. The latter term is found as a byname for men of the upper classes; it might also have had the meaning ‘young man of a prominent family’, like Middle English child (see Child ).Irish: in Ireland in many cases this is no doubt the English name, but in others it is possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Louisa Barnes Pratt Suffragette, Women's Rights Champion

    Louisa Barnes was born in Warwick, Massachusetts on November 10, 1802 to Willard and Dolly Barnes. Her father served in the British forces during the War of 1812[1]:13 although in her autobiography sh …

    Sources (39)

    • Savina A Pratt, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Louisa Barnes, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"
    • Louiesa B. Pratt, "United States Census, 1880"

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