Biography of J. D. Pratt
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Pratt, J. D., was born in Ontario November 21, 1853, the youngest of three children, Amelia, Eugene, and Delmer. Amelia was a resident of this town until 1889, when she visited Pomona, Cal., and while there married a former New York man, W. D. Ellis, and now resides in that State; Eugene was drowned in the millpond on the farm of his grandfather, Jonathan Pratt, at the age of seven; J. Delmer was reared on the farm, educated in the common school and Collegiate Institute in Marion, afterward taking a course at the Rochester Business University. He still owns fifty three acres of the old homestead situated on the town line road between Williamson and Ontario, near the lake. He also owns eighty three acres, known as the Turner farm, situated south of Ontario village, where he now follows general farming and grape culture, having seven acres of Niagaras. December 18, 1879, he married Florence, eldest daughter of John S. and Margaret Britton, her parents being natives of England and Ireland respectively, both having come to Wayne county when children. Mr. and Mrs. Pratt have two children: Esca A. and Leah M. The parents of J. D. Pratt were Joel and Cornelia (Potter) Pratt, the former a native of Williamson, and the latter of Saratoga. Joel was a son of Jonathan and Clarissa (Jennings) Pratt, the former a native of Whately, Mass., and the latter of Burlington: N. Y., who came to Wayne county in 1811 and settled on the lake road near the town line between Williamson and Ontario. Joel died January 5, 1884, and his wife in March, 1854. His second wife was Mrs. Rhoda Hartwell. In October, 1883, he married Mrs. Blythe.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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