Biography of John H. Pratt
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Pratt, John H., is a lineal descendant of Nehemiah, who was born in Whitestown, Oneida cotmty, and settled in the town of Gaines in 1816. He died in Eagle Harbor in 1859. He married Demis Rowley, by whom he had these children: Winslow, father of our subject, was born in Oneida county in 1809, and died in Gaines in 1879; Reuben, Judith, John, Mary, Nehgjniah, Alvin. Of these children, Winslow married Harriet N. Gunn, born in Auburn. N. Y., and died in Gaines in 1890. Their children were: Fannie, born in 1834; Sylvia, born in 1838; Eliza, born in 1843; John N., our subject. born in Gaines in 1846; Mary, born in 1849; Willis, born in 1851; and Hattie N., born in Gaines in 1859. John H. attended the public schools at West Gaines, then attended Albion Academy three terms, also the high school at Olcott, Niagara county, after which he took up farming. He now owns over 900 acres and has dealt in real estate quite extensively, having owned more than thirty farms in this county at different times. He also is largely interested in the wool trade, and is a dealer in sheep. Mr. Pratt is prominent in town affairs, having served on the board of supervisors four years, and has been assessor four years. February 17 1878, he married Mary E. Britt, of Perryville, Madison county, born November 13, 1è52, and they have had two children: Florence H., born October 27, 1886; and John Howard, born August 15, 1890. Mrs. Pratt's father, Cortis Britt, was born in Madison county, and married Loretta Davis, of Chautauqua county. They now reside in Ridgeway.

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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