Jonathan Pratt1

Marriage*8 January 1691/92He married Margaret Lock on 8 January 1691/92 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

Margaret Lock
Child1.Abigail Pratt+1 b. 6 Nov 1692

Citations

  1. [S744] Maltby Family Genealogy Website, online at http://home.earthlink.net/~jamaltby1/index.html. Compiled by John A. Maltby of Redwood City, California, who we believe has presented his own research; the website contains thorough source information and appears to be an excellent resource for the Massachusetts Colony Washburn Family History. The website includes additional family lines as well. Regarding the Washburns, the only family line on the website reviewed by this researcher, much of the information presented appears to be in line with information already obtained and is believed to be accurate. For that reason, additional information obtained only from the Maltby Family Genealogy website has been included in this collection. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as the Maltby Family Genealogy Website.
  2. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Volume 1. Births and Volume 2. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of the Eddy Town Record Fund, 1909), Volume 2, Marriages, page 240. Hereinafter cited as Scituate Vital Records to 1850.

Jonathan Pratt1

Relationship4th cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
Father*Cornelius Pratt2 b. 3 Feb 1748
Mother*Martha Leonard3,2 b. 27 Mar 1759
Marriage*27 April 1817He married Deborah Hathaway, daughter of Ebenezer Hathaway and Chloe Hooper, on 27 April 1817 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1,4,2

Family

Deborah Hathaway b. Oct 1791

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Pratt, pages 288-292. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Leonard, pages 244-248.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Marriages, page 307. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Jonathan Pratt1

b. circa 1632
Birth*circa 1632Jonathan Pratt was born circa 1632.1
Marriage*He married Abigail Atwood.1

Family

Abigail Atwood
Child1.Jabez Pratt+1 b. 1 Nov 1673, d. b 31 Oct 1710

Citations

  1. [S908] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1998 Edition), page 446. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.

Jonathan Pratt1

b. circa 1707
Father-Possible*Jabez Pratt1 b. 1 Nov 1673, d. b 31 Oct 1710
Mother-Possible*Elizabeth Cobb1 b. 10 Feb 1671
Birth*circa 1707Jonathan Pratt was born circa 1707, possibly the son of Jabez Pratt and Elizabeth Cobb of the Taunton/Norton area of Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*22 October 1735He married Hannah Witherell on 22 October 1735 in Dighton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2

Family

Hannah Witherell
Children1.Elizabeth Pratt2 b. 11 Nov 1737
2.Lois Pratt2 b. 1741, d. 14 Jul 1749
3.Hannah Pratt2 b. 16 Sep 1742
4.Jabez Pratt2 b. 1 Feb 1745
5.Jonathan Pratt2 b. 14 May 1748
6.Zilpha Pratt2 b. bt 24 Nov 1750 - 1751
7.Judah Pratt2 b. 16 Feb 1753
8.Lemuel Pratt2 b. 16 Jun 1755

Citations

  1. [S908] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1998 Edition), page 446. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.
  2. [S908] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory, page 543.

Jonathan Pratt1

b. 14 May 1748
Father*Jonathan Pratt1 b. c 1707
Mother*Hannah Witherell1
Birth*14 May 1748Jonathan Pratt was born on 14 May 1748 in Dighton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S908] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1998 Edition), page 543. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.

Jonathan Pratt1

(Administrator) Administration15 November 1710Jonathan Pratt and Joseph Stockbridge were appointed Administrators of the estate of Jabez Pratt on 15 November 1710 in Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). The Letters of Administration document stated that Jabez, late of Duxbury, had died intestate and that the administrators were to prepare and provide an inventory of his estate to the Probate Court before 22 December. The inventory, valued at about £54.65s.23p had already been prepared, however, by Francis Barker and Ebenezer Sprout on the last day of October 1710, two weeks before administration was opened. The inventory identified books, wearing apparel, a horse, saddle and bridle, a pair of oxen, 3 cows, a swine, a yoke and chains and other tools for husbandry, hay and fodder, corn, salt, pewter, wooden vessels, 8 pounds of butter, iron vessels for housekeeping, chairs, a table, stools and lumber, a small pot, a debt from Joseph Stockbridge, a parcel of apple trees and a mention of 2 items at a Taunton estate. An additional note dated 15 Nov 1710, the same date the administrators were appointed, stated that Elizabeth Pratt, relict widow of the deceased, had refused to administer the estate. No mention of his and Elizabeth's children, all minors, was found in the probate documents.2

Citations

  1. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 550509, 1710, Jabez Pratt Probate# 16120, pages 47-48. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  2. [S624] Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903, FHL Film# 550509, 1710, Probate# 16120, pages 47-48.

Joseph Pratt1

b. circa 1688, d. 1753
Birth*circa 1688Joseph Pratt was born circa 1688.2
Marriage*1712He married Lydia Leonard in 1712.1
Marriage*5 April 1749He married Alice Hayward, daughter of Deacon Thomas Hayward and Bethia Brett, on 5 April 1749 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4,1
Death*1753He died in 1753.1

Family 2

Alice Hayward b. 7 Apr 1707, d. 13 Oct 1803

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Pratt, pages 288-292. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S908] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1998 Edition), page 897. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Hayward, pages 181-190.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 168. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Joseph Pratt1

Father*Joseph Pratt1 b. c 1688, d. 1753
Mother*Lydia Leonard1

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Pratt, pages 288-292. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

Joseph Pratt1

b. circa 1676
Father*Benajah Pratt1 b. c 1630
Mother*Persis Dunham1
Birth*circa 1676Joseph Pratt was born circa 1676 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).1
Marriage*29 March 1703He married Martha Lazell on 29 March 1703 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Family

Martha Lazell b. 23 Feb 1683/84
Child1.Martha Pratt1 b. 28 Oct 1712

Citations

  1. [S908] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1998 Edition), page 558. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.

Joseph Pratt1

b. February 1665
Father*Benajah Pratt1 b. c 1630
Mother*Persis Dunham1
Birth*February 1665Joseph Pratt was born in February 1665 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony),1
Death* and evidently died young, before his parents named a second child Joseph c 1676.1

Citations

  1. [S908] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1998 Edition), pages 95-96. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.

Joseph Pratt1

b. 1 April 1756
Father*Seth Pratt1 b. 21 Jun 1729, d. 30 Dec 1795
Mother*Hannah Washburn1 b. 6 Sep 1733, d. 26 Aug 1824
Birth*1 April 1756Joseph Pratt was born on 1 April 1756 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Citations

  1. [S908] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1998 Edition), page 862. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 269. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Joseph Pratt1

b. 2 February 1665
Father*Joseph Pratt1
Birth*2 February 1665Joseph Pratt was born on 2 February 1665 in Weymouth, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*circa 1686He married first Sarah Benson, daughter of Joseph Benson, circa 1686 in Hull, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*14 December 1721He married second, as her second husband, Anna (Carver) Richards, daughter of John Carver and Millicent Ford, on 14 December 1721.1

Family 1

Sarah Benson

Family 2

Anna Carver b. 20 Feb 1675

Citations

  1. [S1135] Mrs. John E. Barclay, "The Ancestry of Experience, Wife of Cornelius Washburn of Bridgewater, Mass.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 119, pages 22-25 (January 1965). Hereinafter cited as "Experience, Wife of Cornelius Washburn."

Joseph Pratt1

Father*Matthew Pratt1

Family

Child1.Joseph Pratt1 b. 2 Feb 1665

Citations

  1. [S1135] Mrs. John E. Barclay, "The Ancestry of Experience, Wife of Cornelius Washburn of Bridgewater, Mass.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 119, pages 22-25 (January 1965). Hereinafter cited as "Experience, Wife of Cornelius Washburn."

Joseph Pratt1

b. circa 1695, d. 14 June 1780
Birth*circa 1695 The Pratt Directory noted Joseph's date of birth as circa 1695? With no parents or place identified.2
Marriage*27 January 1719/20He married Lydia Hawes, daughter of John Hawes and Sarah Deering, on 27 January 1719/20 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). They were married by Mr. Joseph Belcher of Dedham, and their marriage was also recorded in Boston.1,3,4,5,2
(6th Son-in-Law) Probate Agreement11 February 1741/42Joseph Pratt, representing himself and his wife Lydia (Hawes) Pratt, participated in the discussion on 11 February 1741/42 to prepare and finalize an agreement between the heirs and assigns of John Hawes, late of Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), yeoman, deceased. The probate document identified each of the parties to the agreement, and their relationships to the deceased, as:

James Heaton of Rutland in the County of Worcester, yeoman, on behalf of himself and on behalf of his wife Eliony (Hawes) Heaton, one of the children and co-heirs of the estate of the deceased John Hawes.

James Heaton, again, on behalf of his brother Samuel Heaton of Hebron, in the County of Windham in the Colony of Connecticut, yeoman, and his wife Sarah (Hawes) Heaton, one of the children and co-heirs of the estate of John Hawes. James identified Samuel Heaton further by adding "alias Samuel Heaton, his brother, of Black River in the Jerseys in America, yeoman, and Sarah his wife, one of the children and co-heirs of the estate of John Hawes deceased."

Joseph Pratt of Dedham, yeoman, on behalf of himself and his wife Lydia (Hawes) Pratt, one of the children and co-heirs of the deceased John Hawes.

Ebenezer Ellis of Dedham, a wheelwright, on his own behalf and also on behalf of Samuel Everett. Samuel Everett was an heir of the deceased John Hawes as the son and only child of Mary (Hawes) Everett, late of Dedham, deceased, who had been the eldest daughter of the deceased John Hawes. Samuel Everett had assigned his share to Ebenezer Ellis

Hannah Hawes of Dedham, spinster, one of the children and co-heirs of the deceased John Hawes, on her own behalf.

Elizabeth Hawes of Dedham, spinster, one of the children and co-heirs of the deceased John Hawes, on her own behalf.

Grandson John Hawes on behalf of himself and his brothers and sisters. They were all identified as the children of John Hawes of Dedham, deceased, who had been a son of the deceased John Hawes. The other grandchildren, his brothers and sisters, were not named.

Daughter-in-Law Elizabeth (Warren) Hawes, widow of Samuel Hawes, late of Dedham, husbandman, deceased, on behalf of herself and her children. Her husband, the children's father, had been a son of the deceased John Hawes.

The agreement was signed by James Heaton, Joseph Pratt, Ebenezer Ellis, Hannah Hawes, Elizabeth Hawes, John Hawes and Elizabeth (Warren) Hawes. On 10 March 1741/42 in Boston, Joseph Pratt, Ebenezer Ellis, Hannah Hawes, Elizabeth Hawes and John Hawes acknowledged the instrument to be their voluntary act, and on 31 July 1742 in Boston, James Heaton and Elizabeth (Warren) Hawes made their acknowledgements.6
(6th Son-in-Law) Estate and Land11 February 1742Under the 11 February 1742 agreement, Joseph Pratt and Ebenezer Ellis received 11 acres and 8 rods of land belonging to the estate as it was situated, lying and being in Dedham in the Old Field, so called, as it is butted and bounded on the land of the widow Elizabeth (Warren) Hawes southerly, and on the land of Eleazer Fisher easterly and southeasterly and on common land in part northeasterly and on the brook northwesterly and on the land of the estate of John Hawes, deceased, on all other parts. Joseph Pratt and Ebenezer Ellis were also to pay all the debts belonging to the estate plus £7 16s funeral charges. Joseph Pratt and his wife Lydia (Hawes) Pratt also received three acres of meadow near what was called South Meadow and bounded on South Brook northeasterly and on the land of John Mackenab easterly and on what was called Hawes Hill southerly to a certain dam, for their full share in the whole estate of their father, John Hawes, deceased. Additionally, they, and each of the other heirs, received a one-seventh part of 14 acres on Hawes Hill.

The agreement then outlined how each of the seven parts of the 14 acres on Hawes Hill was to be divided. Joseph and Lydia (Hawes) Pratt had the first lot, adjoining his meadow; James and Eliony (Hawes) Heaton received the second lot; Samuel and Sarah (Hawes) Heaton received the third lot; Hannah Hawes, the fourth and Elizabeth Hawes, the fifth; grandson John Hawes, the sixth lot; and Ebenezer Ellis, the seventh lot adjoining Old Field. The lots were to be southeasterly and northwesterly and to be of unequal breadth at the southeasterly end, and also have convenient cart paths leading from the brook, to and over each of the lots.6
(Husband) Death7 February 1772Joseph became a widower when Lydia (Hawes) Pratt died on 7 February 1772.5,2
Death*14 June 1780He died on 14 June 1780 in Bellingham, Suffolk County.7,2

Family

Lydia Hawes b. 22 Aug 1697, d. 7 Feb 1772
Children1.Abigail Pratt5 b. 22 Oct 1720, d. 21 Mar 1765
2.Lydia Pratt5 b. 17 Oct 1722, d. 29 Mar 1789
3.Joseph Pratt5 b. 17 Feb 1724
4.Mary Pratt5 b. Sep 1727
5.Benjamin Pratt5 b. 5 Jun 1730, d. 16 May 1793
6.Hannah Pratt5 b. 21 Apr 1732

Citations

  1. [S1240] Raymond Gordon Hawes, The Edward Hawes Heirs : Edward Hawes, ca. 1616-1687, of Dedham, Massachusetts, and his wife, Eliony Lumber : and some of their descendants through eleven generations. Edward Hawes (ca. 1616-1687) was living at Dedham, Massachusetts, by 1648, where he married Eliony Lumber (ca. 1625-1688/9) that year. They had nine children, 1648/9-1666, all born at Dedham. Descendants lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and elsewhere. Descendants also spell their surname Haws. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1996), Generation Two, pages 9-13. Hereinafter cited as The Edward Hawes Heirs.
  2. [S908] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1998 Edition), page 558. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 43. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S746] Boston, Massachusetts Marriages, 1700-1809, online at www.americanancestors.org, Volume 1, page 317. Hereinafter cited as Boston Marriages, 1700-1809.
  5. [S1240] Raymond Gordon Hawes, The Edward Hawes Heirs, Generation Three, pages 15-27.
  6. [S510] Suffolk County (Massachusetts) Probate Records, 1636-1899. Microreproduction of original records in the Suffolk County courthouse on 439 reels. Dates listed are approximate only. Miscellaneous docket lists estates not appearing in files, appointments of officers, and other miscellaneous records. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Probate# 7696, John Hawes Heirs Agreement, Film# 493867, Volumes 35-37 1740-1745, Book 36, pages 153-155. Hereinafter cited as Suffolk County Probate Records, 1636-1899.
  7. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Bellingham Deaths, Volume 1, page 206.

Joseph Pratt1

b. 17 February 1724
Father*Joseph Pratt1 b. c 1695, d. 14 Jun 1780
Mother*Lydia Hawes1 b. 22 Aug 1697, d. 7 Feb 1772
Birth*17 February 1724Joseph Pratt was born on 17 February 1724 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S1240] Raymond Gordon Hawes, The Edward Hawes Heirs : Edward Hawes, ca. 1616-1687, of Dedham, Massachusetts, and his wife, Eliony Lumber : and some of their descendants through eleven generations. Edward Hawes (ca. 1616-1687) was living at Dedham, Massachusetts, by 1648, where he married Eliony Lumber (ca. 1625-1688/9) that year. They had nine children, 1648/9-1666, all born at Dedham. Descendants lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and elsewhere. Descendants also spell their surname Haws. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1996), Generation Three, pages 15-27. Hereinafter cited as The Edward Hawes Heirs.

Joshua Pratt1

b. circa 1656
Father*Benajah Pratt1 b. c 1630
Mother*Persis Dunham1
Birth*circa 1656Joshua Pratt was born circa 1656 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).1

Citations

  1. [S908] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1998 Edition), pages 95-96. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.

Judah Pratt1

b. 16 February 1753
Father*Jonathan Pratt1 b. c 1707
Mother*Hannah Witherell1
Birth*16 February 1753Judah Pratt was born on 16 February 1753 in Dighton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Name VariationHe was also known as Jude Pratt.1

Citations

  1. [S908] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1998 Edition), page 543. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.

Lemuel Pratt1

b. 16 June 1755
Father*Jonathan Pratt1 b. c 1707
Mother*Hannah Witherell1
Birth*16 June 1755Lemuel Pratt was born on 16 June 1755 in Dighton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S908] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1998 Edition), page 543. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.

Lois Pratt1

b. 1741, d. 14 July 1749
Father*Jonathan Pratt1 b. c 1707
Mother*Hannah Witherell1
Birth*1741Lois Pratt was born in 1741 in Dighton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1
Death*14 July 1749 and died on 14 July 1749 in Dighton.1

Citations

  1. [S908] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1998 Edition), page 543. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.

Lydia Pratt1

Father*Joseph Pratt1 b. c 1688, d. 1753
Mother*Lydia Leonard1

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Pratt, pages 288-292. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

Lydia Pratt1

b. 17 October 1722, d. 29 March 1789
Father*Joseph Pratt1 b. c 1695, d. 14 Jun 1780
Mother*Lydia Hawes1 b. 22 Aug 1697, d. 7 Feb 1772
Birth*17 October 1722Lydia Pratt was born on 17 October 1722 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*15 November 1747She married Joseph Chillson on 15 November 1747 in Bellingham, Suffolk County.1,2
(Wife) Death9 February 1778Lydia became a widow when Joseph Chillson died on 9 February 1778.3
Death*29 March 1789She died a widow on 29 March 1789 in Bellingham at age 66.1

Family

Joseph Chillson d. 9 Feb 1778

Citations

  1. [S1240] Raymond Gordon Hawes, The Edward Hawes Heirs : Edward Hawes, ca. 1616-1687, of Dedham, Massachusetts, and his wife, Eliony Lumber : and some of their descendants through eleven generations. Edward Hawes (ca. 1616-1687) was living at Dedham, Massachusetts, by 1648, where he married Eliony Lumber (ca. 1625-1688/9) that year. They had nine children, 1648/9-1666, all born at Dedham. Descendants lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and elsewhere. Descendants also spell their surname Haws. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1996), Generation Three, pages 15-27. Hereinafter cited as The Edward Hawes Heirs.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Bellingham Marriages, Volume 1, page 95. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Bellingham Deaths, Volume 1, page 174.

Margery Pratt

b. 5 February 1764, d. 31 July 1840
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Thomas Pratt1 b. c 1732
Mother*Mercy Jones1
Birth*5 February 1764Margery Pratt was born on 5 February 17641
Baptism29 October 1780 and baptized on 29 October 1780 in the part of Bridgewater that would become North Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1
Marriage*4 December 1787She married John Bolton, son of Seth Bolton and Anna Wade, on 4 December 1787 in Fourth Church of Christ, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress). Their Intention of Marriage was filed at Raynham in Bristol County, where John resided before his marriage.2,3
Census 1800*Margery Bolton was likely enumerated on the 1800 census in the household of her husband John Bolton in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. John and Margery would have been married about 12 years in 1800, and were both noted in the age category of 26 thru 44. The children in their household included 1 male under 10, who would have been son Alfred, 1 male aged 10 thru 15, who would have been son Micah and 3 females under 10, who would have been daughters Margery, Mary Ann and Anna.4
(Wife) Residence12 September 1832In his pension application dated 12 September 1832, John Bolton, husband of Margery Bolton, stated that he had resided at Raynham in Bristol County, Massachusetts during the Revolutionary War. After the war he lived one year at Taunton, also in Bristol County, and twenty years at Bridgewater, in Plymouth County. Next, for about the same length of time he lived in several other towns and at the time of his declaration was residing in Billerica village in the town of Tewksbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. It is believed that John's wife and unmarried children resided with him.5
Death*31 July 1840She died on 31 July 1840 in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 76.6

Family

John Bolton b. 18 Aug 1762, d. 2 Jun 1841
Children1.Micah Bolton7,1 b. 8 Nov 1788, d. b 23 Jun 1841
2.Margery Bolton6,1 b. 31 Mar 1791
3.Alfred Bolton+7,1 b. 7 May 1793
4.Mary Ann Bolton6,1 b. 2 Oct 1795
5.Anna Wade Bolton6,1 b. 11 Apr 1799
6.George Washington Bolton6,1 b. 23 Sep 1801
7.Thomas Jefferson Bolton6,1 b. 7 Aug 1805, d. 15 May 1814

Citations

  1. [S402] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1995), page 579. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, the Fourth Church of Christ of Bridgewater later became the First Congregational Church of Brockton. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S402] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory, page 579 with date of Intention of Marriage recorded in Bridgewater as 4 Dec 1787.
  4. [S164] 1800 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, 1800, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Household of John Bolton; Roll 16; Page:57; Image: 67; Family History Library Film: 205617. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Federal Census.
  5. [S480] John Bolton (of Bristol County), number S29649; Massachusetts, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Application File; film number M804 (Washington D.C.: NARA).
  6. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org.
  7. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, his birth was recorded in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

Martha Pratt1

b. 28 October 1712
Father*Joseph Pratt2 b. c 1676
Mother*Martha Lazell2 b. 23 Feb 1683/84
Birth*28 October 1712Martha Pratt was born on 28 October 1712 in Plympton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3
Marriage*14 June 1733She married as his second wife, Jabez Pratt, who was probably her 2nd cousin and the son of Jabez Pratt and Elizabeth Cobb of Taunton, on 14 June 1733 in Plympton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3

Family

Jabez Pratt b. c 1698

Citations

  1. [S908] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1998 Edition), page 446. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.
  2. [S908] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory, page 558.
  3. [S908] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory, page 659.

Mary Pratt1

b. 23 July 1708
Father*Jabez Pratt1,2 b. 1 Nov 1673, d. b 31 Oct 1710
Mother*Elizabeth Cobb1,2 b. 10 Feb 1671
Research NotesMary Pratt is included in this project because she is the first "Mary Pratt" candidate we have identified who could have been the Mary who married Elisha Bolton, if that Mary's maiden name was "Pratt". It's a long story. Almost nothing is known about Mary's identity before she married Elisha Bolton and research is currently in progress trying to discover her maiden name and something about her early life. The Byrams in America sources, both editions, stated that the Jabez Bolton who married Bethiah Ripley in 1767 was the son of "John Bolton" and "Mary Pratt". Unfortunately, no source was cited for the statement. It is uncertain if the John Bolton referred to was supposed to be John Bolton, who was actually Jabez' uncle, or John Bolton, Jabez' older brother. Whichever was meant, both are incorrect. Jabez' father was Elisha Bolton. Jabez' mother's name was Mary, however we have no evidence, and only the clue from this one source, that suggested her surname may have been "Pratt". Just in case, though, we have begun to look in Plymouth County for potential Mary Pratt candidates. At this point, only one, Mary Pratt born in Scituate in 1708, has been identified as possible. Our plan is to research her family in hope of determining if she and Mary (__?__) Bolton were the same person.3,4
Birth*23 July 1708Mary Pratt was born on 23 July 1708 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1
Baptism3 September 1710 and was baptized on 3 September 1710 also in Scituate.1,2

Citations

  1. [S908] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1998 Edition), page 695. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.
  2. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Volume 1. Births and Volume 2. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of the Eddy Town Record Fund, 1909), Births, page 299. Hereinafter cited as Scituate Vital Records to 1850.
  3. [S800] John Arnold Byram, Byrams in America (original version). Includes index. William H. Byram moved from England to Ireland about the time his son, Nicholas Byram (ca.1610-1683), was born. When Nicholas was sixteen, his father sent him to visit friends in England in care of a man who betrayed his trust and sold Nicholas into indenturehood in the West Indies. After Nicholas had completed his indenturehood, he immigrated to Weymouth, Massachusetts, and married Susanna Shaw. They later moved to Bridgewater, Massachusetts. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, c1988), page 5. Hereinafter cited as Byrams in America (original).
  4. [S801] John Arnold Byram, Byrams in America (revised version). Includes index. Nicholas Byram landed in Virginia in 1637. He went to Wessagusset, now Weymouth, Massachusetts, where he was made a Freeman by the Court, May, 1638. He married Susanna Shaw. They moved to Bridgewater in 1662 and were the second settlers of that area. By the time of his death in 1688, Nicholas had acquired almost 500 acres of land. Susanna's will of September 7, 1698 was probated December 18, 1699. It provided for son, Nicholas, his wife, Mary, and children Nicholas and Mehitable; daughters Abigail Whitman, Deliverance Porter, Experience Willis, and Susan Edson; grandchildren Ebenezer Whitman, Mary Leach, and Mary Willis. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, c1996), page 11. Hereinafter cited as Byrams in America (revised).

Mary Pratt1

b. circa 1682
Father-Possible*Benajah Pratt1 b. c 1630
Mother-Possible*Persis Dunham1
Birth*circa 1682Mary Pratt was born circa 1682 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).1

Citations

  1. [S908] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1998 Edition), pages 95-96. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.

Mary Pratt1

b. September 1727
Father*Joseph Pratt1 b. c 1695, d. 14 Jun 1780
Mother*Lydia Hawes1 b. 22 Aug 1697, d. 7 Feb 1772
Birth*September 1727Mary Pratt was born in September 1727 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S1240] Raymond Gordon Hawes, The Edward Hawes Heirs : Edward Hawes, ca. 1616-1687, of Dedham, Massachusetts, and his wife, Eliony Lumber : and some of their descendants through eleven generations. Edward Hawes (ca. 1616-1687) was living at Dedham, Massachusetts, by 1648, where he married Eliony Lumber (ca. 1625-1688/9) that year. They had nine children, 1648/9-1666, all born at Dedham. Descendants lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and elsewhere. Descendants also spell their surname Haws. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1996), Generation Three, pages 15-27. Hereinafter cited as The Edward Hawes Heirs.

Mary W. Pratt1

b. 5 May 1809
Father*Sylvanus Pratt1 b. 20 May 1770, d. 11 Jan 1833
Mother*Experience Alden1 b. 25 Feb 1780
Birth*5 May 1809Mary W. Pratt was born on 5 May 1809 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1,2

Citations

  1. [S908] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1998 Edition), page 893. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 270. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Matthew Pratt1

Family

Child1.Joseph Pratt+1

Citations

  1. [S1135] Mrs. John E. Barclay, "The Ancestry of Experience, Wife of Cornelius Washburn of Bridgewater, Mass.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 119, pages 22-25 (January 1965). Hereinafter cited as "Experience, Wife of Cornelius Washburn."

Mehitabel Pratt1

b. 1739, d. 1804
Birth*1739Mehitabel Pratt was born in 1739, her year of birth calculated from her age at death.1
Marriage*She married David French.1
(Wife) Deathbefore 1782Mehitabel became a widow when David French died.1
Marriage*18 October 1782She married second, as his second wife, Benjamin Price on 18 October 1782 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1
Death*1804She died in 1804 at age 65.1

Family 1

David French d. b 1782

Family 2

Benjamin Price b. 1720, d. 1805

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Price, pages 292-293. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

Mehitable Pratt1

b. 24 February 1705, d. 26 April 1732
Father*John Pratt2 b. c 1659
Mother*Margaret Kimble2
Birth*24 February 1705Mehitable Pratt was born on 24 February 1705.1,2
Marriage*8 January 1723/24She married as his first wife, Jabez Pratt, who was probably her 2nd cousin and the son of Jabez Pratt and Elizabeth Cobb of Taunton, on 8 January 1723/24 in Plympton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3
Death*26 April 1732She died on 26 April 1732 in Plympton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 27.1

Family

Jabez Pratt b. c 1698

Citations

  1. [S908] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1998 Edition), page 446. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.
  2. [S908] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory, page 701.
  3. [S427] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Plympton, Massachusetts, to the year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of the Eddy town-record fund, 1923), Marriages, page 364. Hereinafter cited as Plympton, Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.