John Aldrich Pratt
My Pratt Connections: John Aldrich Pratt

 


Links at bottom will take you to his father's, his mother's & stepmother pages.



John was b. 3/16/1816 in Clarksbury, Berkshire Co., Ma. m. 2/21/1836 to Lydia Maria Webster at Stamford, Vt. d– 5/13,1894 at Wauconda, Ill.– she d.6/25/1898. (source: copy of marriage record)
John was member of “Old Muster Militia”. His first commission as Captain of the 4th battalion Co. of 1st Reg. Of Vermont is dated April 21,1840– never received discharge. Was Sergeant of 4th Co. 1st Reg. Date 1/22/1839 (1939 on an older genealogy paper, an obvious typo).

John cast his first vote to Martin Van Buren. John took active part in early campaigns, supporting Democrats.

He was a man of prominence and influence in native state, Mass.

John served in Legislature of Vermont in 1846, 1848, 1851.

This has been verified from records held at the Bennington Library &  Vermont Legislature books I own.
According to the Portrait and Biographical Album, which I own a copy of, John came west in 1854 with 20 people to Illinois & was said to have located on farm of Justus Bangs near Wauconda, later became owner of store & hotel in Wauconda. I have yet to find any records he owned any property in Wauconda proper but he may have owned property outside of Barrington (Lake Co., Part).


Children of John Aldrich and Lydia Maria Webster Pratt



A. John Sylvester b. 1/24/1837 d. 2/8/1920 (83) See his page for more information. John S. Pratt

B. Joseph Alonzo b. 3/7/1839 d. 11/8/1852 in VT age 13

C. Norman Orlando b. 9/23/1841 m. 6/2/1869-other date given is 6/9/1861 (age 18)in Bloomfield, Wis. to Judette Griswold b. NY, who also married Lemon or Leamon Olds after Norman died.
See Norman's page. Norman Pratt and the Griswold family
She had at least 1 child with Norman, John Edward. Norman d. 5/16/1884 (43). John Edward Pratt probably died before 1900.

D. George Washington b.10/18/1843(VT) d.12/24/1913 (age 70) See his page for more information. George Washington Pratt 

E. Marcus Gilbert b. 12/19/1845 d.— 1849 ( age 4)

F. Celestia Maria b. 10/7/1848(Anne’s record) d.7/13/1912 in lake Co. IL See her page for more information. Celestia Pratt Clark

G. Mary Adelaide b. 1/6/1851 d. 9/1/1887 (36) See her page for more information. Mary Pratt Hicks

H.Sarah Adeline b. 1/6/1851 d. 6/5/1929 (78)(in Lake Co) See her page for more information. Sarah Adeline Pratt Wheelock

I. Clarence Leroy b. 4/7/1853 (Stamford VT) d. 10/20/1927 (74) (Lake Co) See his page for more information. Clarence Leroy Pratt

J. Ella Cornelia b. 5/28/1855 m. Milton Powers d.1929Cemetery headstone reads 1928 (74) he was b.8/22/1853 d. 1922. See her page for more information. Ella Cornelia Pratt Powers

K. Infant daughter b.9/5/1857 d.9/5/1857

L. Emily Jane b. 3/8/1859 d. 8/7/1931 (58) See her page for more information. Emily Jane Pratt Burton Ames  

M. Anna Augusta b. 11/20/1861 m.12/27/1882(at age 21) Edward Golding (Lake Co) d. 8/7/1953 (age 92)Children on this page.Anna A. Pratt and Edward Golding

N. Elida May b. 3/25/1864 Tombstone says 1865 m. 6/21/1880(at age 16) to Harley Hendee (Lake Co) d. 6/1/1897 (33) See her page for more information.  Elida May Pratt Hendee


 


Endnotes
1. Jayne Pratt Lovelace, Pratt Directory Millennium Ed., (4/2001 Ancestor House Suffield, CT), pg 173, Lists 5 children for Clarence: Nina Irene 6/29/1855 - also on pg 811, Claudius Winfred 10/28/1877,(Nellie) Winnefred 7/26/1887 and Caroline/ Carrie Marie 2/27/1889 and Charles Pearl 2/9/188?.
2. Wauconda Leader, obit for Clarence Leroy Pratt, States: " One of Wauconda's pioneer merchants."
3. Jayne Pratt Lovelace, Pratt Directory Millennium Ed., (4/2001 Ancestor House Suffield, CT), pg 173 pg 140, c568c872 b1146.
4. Wauconda Leader, obit for Clarence Leroy Pratt, "Two of the boys, Charles Pearl and Robin Leroy preceded their father in death."
5. Wauconda Leader, obit for Clarence Leroy Pratt states he preceded his father in death.
6. Jayne Pratt Lovelace, Pratt Directory Millennium Ed., (4/2001 Ancestor House Suffield, CT), pf 173, lists b. date as 6-29-1885.

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This research is ongoing and whatever is on these pages is subject to change do to any results of further investigation.

 

Much of this information has come from e-mails from Jayne Pratt Lovelace
& the Pratt Directory Millenium Edition by Jayne Pratt Lovelace. Printed April 2001.

Other sources were old family genealogy papers and letters written by family members over 100 years ago.