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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Pratt of Massachusetts -- Surname Saturday

The Pratt line is from Massachusetts; however, the first generation daughter Mary Pratt married Thomas Skinner and moved to Connecticut. Her sibling, John Pratt and his descendants remained in Massachusetts. The names in All Caps and in green are my direct lines. If you have this line and would like my sources, please contact me.

While trying to find additional information to add to the research done about 15 years ago, I discovered where two of my direct Pratts were buried. Both cemeteries are about an hour away! Don't forget, FindAGrave.com now has 91 million grave records online. It is constantly being updated.



Generation No. 1

2.RICHARD PRATT (JOHN PRATT1) was born BEF 29 JUN 1615 in Malden, co. Essex, England, and died 8 MAY 1691 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He married MARY  BEF 1643 in Charlestown / Malden, Massachusetts. She was born 1617, and died AFT 8 MAY 1691.
Children of RICHARD PRATT and MARY were:
+3  i.MARY PRATT was born 7 SEP 1643 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 26 MAR 1704 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
+4  ii.Thomas PRATT was born 5 MAY 1646 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died BET 9 MAY 1718 AND 31 OCT 1720.
5  iii.Mercy PRATT was born 15 JUN 1650 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
+6  iv.JOHN PRATT was born 1655 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 3 JUN 1708 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
7  v.Elizabeth PRATT was born 1659 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She married Gershom Adam HAWKS. She married George LIBBY.
+8  vi.Martha PRATT was born 1663 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 30 SEP 1742 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
9  vii.Hannah PRATT was born 1665 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She married Joseph HOVEY. He was born in of Hadley, Massachusetts.



Generation No. 2

3.MARY PRATT (RICHARD PRATT2, JOHN PRATT1) was born 7 SEP 1643 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 26 MAR 1704 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. She married THOMAS SKINNER BEF 1666 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, son of THOMAS SKINNER and MARY. He was born ABT 25 JUL 1645 in of Subdeanerie Parish, Chichester, England, and died BET MAY 1722 AND 1732 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
Children of MARY PRATT and THOMAS SKINNER were:
10  i.Mary SKINNER was born 3 NOV 1666 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
11  ii.Thomas SKINNER was born 3 NOV 1668 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died BEF 1750 in of Norton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. He married Hannah CARPENTER BEF 1695 in Wrentham, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts.
12  iii.Abraham SKINNER was born 16 JUN 1671 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died AFT 1737 in of Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. He married Abigail CHAMBERLAIN 20 JUN 1699 in Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, daughter of Benjamin CHAMBERLAIN. She was born in of Oxford, Massachusetts.
13  iv.John SKINNER was born 5 APR 1673 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died in of Norton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. He married Sarah PORTER ABT 1696.
+14  v.Richard SKINNER was born 2 JUN 1675 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 18 JAN 1725 in of Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
15  vi.Joseph SKINNER was born 13 JAN 1678 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 18 JAN 1725 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
16  vii.Hannah SKINNER was born 13 JAN 1678 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 18 JAN 1725 in The Skinner Kinsmen author unsure of death date..
17  viii.Benjamin SKINNER was born 30 JAN 1681 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 2 JUN 1750 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut. He married Elizabeth DIXON 3 NOV 1712. She was born in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut, and died 1 DEC 1753 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut.
+18  ix.Ebenezer SKINNER was born 23 APR 1684 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died NOV 1755 in Bolton, Tolland Co., Connecticut.
+19  x.NATHANIEL SKINNER was born 27 JAN 1686 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died in of Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut.
+20  xi.Abigail SKINNER was born 17 FEB 1691 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 6 MAR 1765 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut.


4.Thomas PRATT (RICHARD PRATT2, JOHN PRATT1) was born 5 MAY 1646 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died BET 9 MAY 1718 AND 31 OCT 1720. He married Alice BEF 1669 in Charlestown / Chelsea, Massachusetts.
Children of Thomas PRATT and Alice w\o Thomas PRATT were:
21  i.Richard PRATT was born in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
22  ii.John PRATT was born in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
23  iii.Mary PRATT was born in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married Ephraim GROVER 1700 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
24  iv.Sarah PRATT was born in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married Mr. PERKINS. He was born in of Boston.
25  v.Hannah PRATT.
26  vi.Thomas PRATT was born ABT 1700 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.


6.JOHN PRATT (RICHARD PRATT2, JOHN PRATT1) was born 1655 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 3 JUN 1708 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He married MARY BET 1678 AND 1683 in Malden / Charlestown, Massachusetts. She was born ABT 1655, and died 17 MAY 1710 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She was buried in Bell Rock Cemetery, Malden.
Children of JOHN PRATT and MARY were:
27  i.William PRATT.
28  ii.Joseph PRATT.
29  iii.Caleb PRATT.
30  iv.Joshua PRATT.
+31  v.Hannah PRATT.
+32  vi.THOMAS PRATT was born ABT 1669 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 25 JUN 1732 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
33  vii.John PRATT was born 14 JUN 1686 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 10 OCT 1704 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
34  viii.Ebenezer PRATT was born 1685. He married Rachel FLOYD 27 MAR 1711, daughter of John FLOYD and Rachel PARKER. She was born 25 DEC 1690 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 23 SEP 1746. He married Elizabeth KNOWER 7 MAY 1747 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
35  ix.Elizabeth PRATT was born ABT 1688, and died 22 NOV 1704 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
36  x.Mary PRATT was born 6 MAR 1696 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
37  xi.Abigail PRATT was born ABT 1699 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 14 JUN 1776. She married Phineas SARGENT 31 DEC 1724 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, son of Jonathan SARGENT and Mary LYNDE. He was born in of Malden.


8.Martha PRATT (RICHARD PRATT2, JOHN PRATT1) was born 1663 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 30 SEP 1742 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married John PRATT 18 NOV 1686 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, son of Thomas PRATT.
Child of Martha PRATT and John PRATT was:
38  i.Martha PRATT was born 16 SEP 1690 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.



Generation No. 3

14.Richard SKINNER (MARY PRATT3, RICHARD PRATT2, JOHN PRATT1) was born 2 JUN 1675 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 18 JAN 1725 in of Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. He married Hannah PRATT 24 NOV 1708 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, daughter of JOHN PRATT and MARY.
Children of Richard SKINNER and Hannah PRATT were:
39  i.Hannah SKINNER was born 16 APR 1714 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
40  ii.Richard SKINNER was born 16 JAN 1717 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
41  iii.Elizabeth SKINNER was born 20 MAY 1719 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
42  iv.Thomas SKINNER was born 11 SEP 1722 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 18 JAN 1726 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
43  v.Mary SKINNER was born 3 AUG 1725 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 21 OCT 1728 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
44  vi.Ebenezer SKINNER was born 22 OCT 1728 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.


18.Ebenezer SKINNER (MARY PRATT3, RICHARD PRATT2, JOHN PRATT1) was born 23 APR 1684 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died NOV 1755 in Bolton, Tolland Co., Connecticut. He married Sarah LORD ABT 1702, daughter of William LORD and Sarah (Brooks) SHALER. She was born 1682.
Children of Ebenezer SKINNER and Sarah LORD were:
+45  i.Ebenezer SKINNER was born 8 AUG 1703 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 17 OCT 1779 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut.
46  ii.Sarah SKINNER was born 6 AUG 1705 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. She married John TAYLOR 20 APR 1728 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut, son of John TAYLOR and Desire FULLER.
47  iii.Joseph SKINNER was born 17 JAN 1708 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 3 APR 1773 in Bolton, Tolland Co., Connecticut. He married Ruth STRONG 31 DEC 1741 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut.
48  iv.Deborah SKINNER was born 24 AUG 1710 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 7 AUG 1775 in Bolton, Tolland Co., Connecticut. She married Stephen PAYNE. He was born ABT 1708, and died 22 FEB 1797 in Bolton, Tolland Co., Connecticut.
49  v.Gideon SKINNER was born 19 OCT 1712 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. He married Dorcas STRONG.
50  vi.Abigail SKINNER was born 9 JUL 1715 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. She married Isaac BIDELOW 14 MAR 1734 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. He was born in of Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
51  vii.Ann SKINNER was born 8 SEP 1717 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. She married John HITCHCOCK.
52  viii.Mary SKINNER was born 18 SEP 1719 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 1 DEC 1736 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut.
53  ix.Timothy SKINNER was born 10 JUL 1721 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 27 NOV 1736 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut.
54  x.Lydia SKINNER was born 20 APR 1723 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 1 DEC 1736 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut.
55  xi.Margaret SKINNER was born 28 DEC 1725 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 3 DEC 1736 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut.


19.NATHANIEL SKINNER (MARY PRATT3, RICHARD PRATT2, JOHN PRATT1) was born 27 JAN 1686 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died in of Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. He married MARY GILLET 13 JUN 1706 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, daughter of JOSIAH GILLET and JOANNA TAINTOR. She was born 8 MAR 1687 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 11 OCT 1740 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. He married Content FULLER 20 SEP 1741 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. She died BEF 27 MAY 1754.
Children of NATHANIEL SKINNER and MARY GILLET were:
56  i.Nathaniel SKINNER was born 10 JUL 1707 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 12 MAY 1750 in Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. He married Mary.
+57  ii.MARY SKINNER was born 10 JUL 1709 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 11 AUG 1780 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
58  iii.Thomas SKINNER was born 6 APR 1712 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 1807. He married Elizabeth MUDGE 21 MAR 1736 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, daughter of Ebenezer MUDGE and Abigail SKINNER. She was born 31 JUL 1714 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut, and died ABT 1814 in Duanesburg, Montgomery Co., New York.
59  iv.Eunice SKINNER was born 15 DEC 1715 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 6 MAY 1741 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. She married Samuel MUDGE 15 APR 1740 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, son of Ebenezer MUDGE and Abigail SKINNER. He was born 4 MAY 1716 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, and died ABT 1802 in Florida, Montgomery Co., New York.
60  v.David SKINNER was born JAN 1717 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 31 JAN 1717 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
61  vi.David SKINNER was born 6 NOV 1719 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. He married Abigail MUDGE 4 MAY 1740 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, daughter of Ebenezer MUDGE and Abigail SKINNER. She was born 28 APR 1712 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut.
62  vii.Jonathan SKINNER was born 15 AUG 1721 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died in of Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut.
63  viii.Josiah SKINNER was born 30 APR 1724 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died in of Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. He married Sarah MUDGE 25 APR 1753 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, daughter of Ebenezer MUDGE and Abigail SKINNER. She was born 28 SEP 1733 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut.
64  ix.Joanna SKINNER was born 19 MAR 1727 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
65  x.Zerviah SKINNER was born 25 JUN 1729 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 27 JAN 1813 in Marlborough, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She married David BLISH in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. He was born 26 OCT 1732 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 26 OCT 1817.
66  xi.Rebecca SKINNER was born 3 DEC 1730 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. She married Moore BIRD 9 NOV 1751.


20.Abigail SKINNER (MARY PRATT3, RICHARD PRATT2, JOHN PRATT1) was born 17 FEB 1691 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 6 MAR 1765 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. She married Ebenezer MUDGE 13 JUL 1708 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. He was born 26 FEB 1683 in Northhampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 11 APR 1758 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut.
Children of Abigail SKINNER and Ebenezer MUDGE were:
67  i.Ebenezer MUDGE was born 23 OCT 1709 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, and died 28 FEB 1802 in New Ashford, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Patience FULLER.
68  ii.Mary MUDGE was born 30 MAR 1711 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, and died ABT 1754. She married Cornelius HAMLIN 5 DEC 1732 in Colchester, New Hampshire.
69  iii.Abigail MUDGE was born 28 APR 1712 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut. She married David SKINNER 4 MAY 1740 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, son of NATHANIEL SKINNER and MARY GILLET. He was born 6 NOV 1719 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. She married Samuel PRINDLE 12 SEP 1744.
70  iv.Elizabeth MUDGE was born 31 JUL 1714 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut, and died ABT 1814 in Duanesburg, Montgomery Co., New York. She married Thomas SKINNER 21 MAR 1736 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, son of NATHANIEL SKINNER and MARY GILLET. He was born 6 APR 1712 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 1807.
71  v.Samuel MUDGE was born 4 MAY 1716 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, and died ABT 1802 in Florida, Montgomery Co., New York. He married Eunice SKINNER 15 APR 1740 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, daughter of NATHANIEL SKINNER and MARY GILLET. She was born 15 DEC 1715 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 6 MAY 1741 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. He married Lydia BURTON.
72  vi.Micah MUDGE was born 6 MAR 1718 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, and died 1813 in Florida, Montgomery Co., New York.
73  vii.Martha MUDGE was born 4 OCT 1720 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut, and died 9 NOV 1804 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut.
74  viii.Joseph MUDGE was born 28 MAY 1722 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut, and died ABT 1807.
75  ix.Jarvis MUDGE was born ABT 1724 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut, and died 1 JUN 1810 in Walcott, Wayne Co., New York.
76  x.Deborah MUDGE was born 1726 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut.
77  xi.Abraham MUDGE was born 16 JUN 1728 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut, and died 30 APR 1804 in Florida, Montgomery Co., New York.
78  xii.Sarah MUDGE was born 28 SEP 1733 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut. She married Josiah SKINNER 25 APR 1753 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, son of NATHANIEL SKINNER and MARY GILLET. He was born 30 APR 1724 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died in of Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut.


31.Hannah PRATT (JOHN PRATT3, RICHARD PRATT2, JOHN PRATT1). She married Richard SKINNER 24 NOV 1708 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, son of THOMAS SKINNER and MARY PRATT. He was born 2 JUN 1675 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 18 JAN 1725 in of Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
Children of Hannah PRATT and Richard SKINNER were:
39  i.Hannah SKINNER was born 16 APR 1714 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
40  ii.Richard SKINNER was born 16 JAN 1717 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
41  iii.Elizabeth SKINNER was born 20 MAY 1719 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
42  iv.Thomas SKINNER was born 11 SEP 1722 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 18 JAN 1726 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
43  v.Mary SKINNER was born 3 AUG 1725 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 21 OCT 1728 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
44  vi.Ebenezer SKINNER was born 22 OCT 1728 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.


32.THOMAS PRATT (JOHN PRATT3, RICHARD PRATT2, JOHN PRATT1) was born ABT 1669 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 25 JUN 1732 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He married MARY DAVIS ABT 1691 in Charlestown / Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, daughter of SAMUEL DAVIS and MARY WATERS. She was born 31 JAN 1663 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died APR 1731.
Children of THOMAS PRATT and MARY DAVIS were:
79  i.Elizabeth PRATT was born 24 JAN 1692 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She married John TUFTS. She married Nicholas GEORGE. She married Samuel SARGENT 2 DEC 1714 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
80  ii.Ann PRATT was born 11 FEB 1695 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 19 MAR 1715. She married Jonathan HOWARD 13 JAN 1715 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
81  iii.Sarah PRATT was born 10 AUG 1697 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She married Samuel BLANCHARD.
+82  iv.Thomas PRATT was born 6 MAY 1699 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 24 MAR 1780 in Chelsea, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
+83  v.SAMUEL PRATT was born 5 JAN 1704 in Chelsea, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 14 MAY 1754 in Chelsea, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.