Elias Pratt Jr

4 March 1773–2 September 1854 (Age 81)
Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Elias

When Elias Pratt Jr was born on 4 March 1773, in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Captain Elias Pratt, was 29 and his mother, Lydia Hill, was 26. He married Elizabeth Mayo on 9 August 1798, in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 2 September 1854, in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Armsby Cemetery, Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Elias Pratt Jr
Salley Conant
Marriage: 25 September 1801
Sally Pratt
Ezra Pratt
Serena Pratt
Sarah Pratt
Sumner Pratt
Emeline Pratt
Amanda Pratt

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25 September 1801
Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (7)


Age 3

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 3

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 27

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.

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)

  • Elias Pratt in entry for Serena L. King, "Minnesota, Death Records and Certificates, 1900-1955"
  • Elias Pratt in entry for Serena P Hing, "Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001"
  • Elias, Capt. Pratt in entry for Emeline Woodbury, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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