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Daniel Pratt
Birth: Jul. 20, 1799
Temple
Hillsborough County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: May 13, 1873
Prattville
Autauga County
Alabama, USA

Industrialist. In 1836 he bought land on the Autuaga Creek in Alabama where he built a cotton gin factory, cotton mill, grist mill, woolen mill, and a foundry. The area became known as Prattville. Pratt was one of the first people to develop Alabama's coal and iron ore mines, and he helped establish the North and South Alabama railroad. When the Civil War broke out, he supplied the "Prattville Dragoons" of the 3rd Alabama Cavalry with Confederate uniforms and bought thousands of bonds to support the South. He is also credited for creating the first free school in Alabama. Instead of the students' desks being placed along the walls, he set them up in rows how they are today. Pratt is nicknamed "Alabama's First Great Industrialist". (bio by: Heather from VA) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Esther Ticknor Pratt (1803 - 1875)
 
 Children:
  Ellen Pratt DeBardeleben (1844 - 1894)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pratt Family Cemetery
Prattville
Autauga County
Alabama, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Heather from VA
Record added: Mar 28, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7302789
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- Anne Wyatt
 Added: Sep. 13, 2014

- Ryan Curtis
 Added: Jul. 20, 2014
Thank You Dear Sir, for what you did for Alabama and the CSA. Thank You, for building one of the LAST Surviving Mills, in America. Sadly, it closed a few Years Back. Rest In Peace.
- Dixie Home Georgia
 Added: Apr. 4, 2014
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