Biography of Jonathan S. Pratt
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Pratt, Jonathan S., born in Williamson, Wayne county, January 21, 1838, is the son of Jonathan and Clarissa (Jennings) Pratt, both of New England stock, and pioneers of Williamson. Mr. Pratt came to Williamson with his parents when it was a wilderness, and settled on a farm. His parents died soon after, leaving him at the age of eighteen with the farm of 300 acres to pay for. This he did and bought about 400 acres more, which he left to the family. He was a lumberman and stock dealer and was successfuL In politics he was a Whig, and they were members of the M. E. church. He died in 1850, and his wife in 1886. Subject was reared on the farm and worked with his father until 1861, when he enlisted in the 8th N. Y. Cavalry, was taken prisoner at Harper's Ferry and held about three months. He married Harriet S. Richmond, by whom he has two sons and two daughters: Clara M., Frank 31, Charles H., and Mabel G. After the war he engaged in farming on a portion of the old Pratt homestead, which he sold a few years later, and bought the place known as the Thomas farm, where he now lives. His farm comprises fifty acres, mostly devoted to fruit. In politics he is a Republican, and he and family are Baptists.

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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