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Jared Pratt was born 25 November 1769 in Canaan, Columbia County, New York, United States to Obadiah Pratt (1742-1797) and Jemima Tolls (1754-1812) and died 5 November 1839 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States of unspecified causes. He married Mary Carpenter (1771-1798) 1792 in New Lebanon, Columbia County, New York, United States. He married Charity Dickinson (1776-1849) 7 July 1799 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States. Notable ancestors include Charlemagne (747-814), Alfred the Great (849-899), William I of England (1027-1087), Hugh Capet (c940-996). Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium.
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Biography

Jared, first son of Obadiah and Jemima Tolls Pratt, was born 25 November, 1768 at Canaan. He was married twice, first to Mary Carpenter, in 1792. She died and left but one child, Mary or Polly Pratt, born Feb 1793. He then married Charity Dickinson, 7 July 1799, by whom had five sons.

He carefully instilled in the minds of his children strict honesty and morality by both precept and example, thus preparing them for the restored gospel. He taught school in winter and farmed in the summer. He was also a weaver. He died 5 November 1839, age 70. Charity died at St. Joseph, Mo., 20 May 1848, age 72.


He married 1799 to Charity Dickinson, a descendant of Anne Hutchinson and was father of Parley P. Pratt and Orson Pratt.

He is a descendant of William Pratt (1609–1678) was an early colonial settler, a lieutenant in the Pequot War, and a representative to the General Court of Connecticut for 23 terms.

Jared's second wife, Charity Dickinson (1776-1849) was a descendant of Anne Marbury (1591-1643), another famous early colonial immigrant.

Family Life

Marriage of Jared Pratt and Mary Carpenter

Jared's first wife, Mary Carpenter (1771-1798), died sometime after the birth of their first child.

Marriage of Charity Dickinson and Jared Pratt




Children


Offspring of Jared Pratt and Mary Carpenter (1771-1798)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Pratt (1793-1849) 10 February 1793 Canaan, Columbia County, New York 2 January 1849 Canaan, Columbia County, New York Jerome Brown (1778-1855)
Samuel Bigelow (1789-1857)

Offspring of Jared Pratt and Charity Dickinson (1776-1849)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Anson Pratt (1801-1849) 9 January 1801 Canaan, Columbia County, New York 26 May 1849 Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri Sarah Barber (1803-1841)

William Dickinson Pratt (1802-1870)
Parley Parker Pratt (1807-1857) 12 April 1807 Burlington, Oswego County, New York, United States 13 May 1857 Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas, United States
Orson Whitley Pratt (1811-1881) 19 September 1811 Hartford, Washington County, New York 3 October 1881 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
Nelson Edmund Pratt (1815-1889)

Siblings


Offspring of Obadiah and Jemima Tolls (1754-1812)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Jared Pratt (1769-1839) 25 November 1769 Canaan, Columbia County, New York, United States 5 November 1839 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States Mary Carpenter (1771-1798)
Charity Dickinson (1776-1849)

Barnabas Pratt (1771-1795)
Samuel Pratt (1773-1854)
Rhoda Pratt (1775-1849)
William Pratt (1777-1823)
Sarah Pratt (1781-1822)
Obadiah PRatt (1781-1816)
Lavina Jemima Pratt (1787-1878) 6 August 1787 Canaan, Columbia County, New York, United States 18 May 1878 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States Losee Van Cott (1789-1824)

Ira Pratt (1789-)
Ellen Pratt (1789-1789)
Allen Pratt (1793-1864)

Famous Descendants

The Pratt family, descended from either of the Mormon pioneer brothers, Parley Parker Pratt or his brother Orson Pratt, whose father was Jared Pratt (1769–1839). This family has members in Utah and other parts of the U.S. One branch of the Pratt family is the Huntsman family. Another is the Romney family, descended from Parley Pratt's granddaughter Anna Pratt Romney and her husband Gaskell Romney.

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