Capt William Pratt

Capt William Pratt

Birth
Death
4 Jun 1808 (aged 61)
Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial
Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID
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William was born in Middleborough, Plymouth county, Province of Massachusetts Bay.

William married Mary King on July 7, 1772 in Middleborough, Plymouth county, Province of Massachusetts Bay. They had children:
Calvin
Isaac
Sally
Enoch
Greenleaf
Benjamin
Phineas
William
Zebulon King


Taken from the book "The Pratt family : a genealogical record of Mathew Pratt, of Weymouth, Mass., and his American descendants, 1623-1889": Few men of the age in which he lived possessed his enterprising spirit, business tact, and energy of character. He was a man of strong Christian principles, and died as he lived, in the hope of immortality. He left a large property. It is recorded of him that at the age of twenty, hearing of the death of his father and brothers in North Carolina, he went there, and sold the vessels and cedar swamp which they had owned, and, after settling all their business, he bought a horse, armed himself with a brace of pistols for protention against robbers and rode home, bringing with him a considerable sum of money, resulting from the settlement of the property in North Carolina.

He lived in Titicut Parish, called North Middleboro, where he bought a farm of one Boyee, who bought of Chicatanbut, an Indian sachem. He built a large house about 1782 and added to his farm from time to time, until he owned nearly 400 acres.

He built a number of vessels, and was the captain of one of them for a few years. By permit of the General Court, with Captain Edson, he erected a dam across the Great River, where he built on the south side a grist mill, a saw mill, and a linseed-oil mill (Captain Edson built several mills on the opposite side of the dam).

He kept a store, had a blacksmith shop, also a shoe shop, near his house. Besides these various occupations, he carried on farming extensively. For many years, he was captain of the Militia Company of North Middleboro, and on the receipt of the news that the English had landed at New Bedford and set fire to the town, he immediately marched his company to that place, for its defence.

He was a true patriot and a warm supporter of his country's rights and the Declaration of Independence. He was active in defence of his country during the entire war of the Revolution. His estate was valued at $18,410.99.

William was born in Middleborough, Plymouth county, Province of Massachusetts Bay.

William married Mary King on July 7, 1772 in Middleborough, Plymouth county, Province of Massachusetts Bay. They had children:
Calvin
Isaac
Sally
Enoch
Greenleaf
Benjamin
Phineas
William
Zebulon King


Taken from the book "The Pratt family : a genealogical record of Mathew Pratt, of Weymouth, Mass., and his American descendants, 1623-1889": Few men of the age in which he lived possessed his enterprising spirit, business tact, and energy of character. He was a man of strong Christian principles, and died as he lived, in the hope of immortality. He left a large property. It is recorded of him that at the age of twenty, hearing of the death of his father and brothers in North Carolina, he went there, and sold the vessels and cedar swamp which they had owned, and, after settling all their business, he bought a horse, armed himself with a brace of pistols for protention against robbers and rode home, bringing with him a considerable sum of money, resulting from the settlement of the property in North Carolina.

He lived in Titicut Parish, called North Middleboro, where he bought a farm of one Boyee, who bought of Chicatanbut, an Indian sachem. He built a large house about 1782 and added to his farm from time to time, until he owned nearly 400 acres.

He built a number of vessels, and was the captain of one of them for a few years. By permit of the General Court, with Captain Edson, he erected a dam across the Great River, where he built on the south side a grist mill, a saw mill, and a linseed-oil mill (Captain Edson built several mills on the opposite side of the dam).

He kept a store, had a blacksmith shop, also a shoe shop, near his house. Besides these various occupations, he carried on farming extensively. For many years, he was captain of the Militia Company of North Middleboro, and on the receipt of the news that the English had landed at New Bedford and set fire to the town, he immediately marched his company to that place, for its defence.

He was a true patriot and a warm supporter of his country's rights and the Declaration of Independence. He was active in defence of his country during the entire war of the Revolution. His estate was valued at $18,410.99.


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son of Captain Benjamin & Lydia, June
4, 1808, 62nd yr..


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