Biography of Thomas G. Pratt
Tipton County, IN Biographies





THOMAS G. PRATT, son of Bennett and Arminta M. Pratt, natives of Maryland, was born in Queen Anne County, Md., December 24, 1832. Here he remained until he was twelve years of age; when he was taken by his sister to Fayette County, Ind., where he acquired a common school education. Leaving his adopted home, he worked as a farm hand five years, after which he farmed, in partnership with J. B. Cood, for three years. Hoping to better his fortune, he came to the rural district of Tipton County in 1857, and located on his present place. He at first had 120 acres, but now has a farm of 520 acres, in a high state of cultivation and stocked with choice short horn cattle. Mr. Pratt has on his place a large tile factory, with capacity to manufacture 100,000 tiles per year. He was married in Fayette County, Ind., May 18, 1854, to Sarah M. Nash. She was born in Fayette County, Ind., July 22, 1837, and is the daughter of Richard and Margaret (Moffett) Nash, natives of Pennsylvania. Mr. and Mrs. Pratt have two children-Bennett R. and William. They have taken great pains in educating their children. Both sons have had considerable experience as school teachers. Mr. Pratt is a prominent citizen and an active member of the Republican party.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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