Biography of Joseph Pratt
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Pratt, Joseph, was born October 9, 1802, in Hadley, Mass., and soon after the family started for Jefferson county. N. Y., and the father died on the way. The family settled in Jefferson county, and about 1820 Joseph came to Sweden, Monroe county, and learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed several years. He married Melinda Howard, and about 1830 removed to Clarendon, buying a tract of laud on the east side of the town and engaged in farming. He learned surveying, and for many years followed that business in Clarendon and surrounding towns. He took an active part in the political affairs of his town, being originally a Whig, but later a Republican. He was justice of the peace for many years in Clarendon, and during the war was one of the loan commissioners. He was a man of unblemished character and highly respected by his townsmen. His wife died December 11, 1849, and he married second, November 27, 1851, Mrs. Chloe Hill, of Sweden, N. Y. Mr. Pratt died June 29, 1881.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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