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Thursday, June 22, 2017

John Pratt and his Children


The 1873 marriage licensee of John W. Deese to Harriett Sellers shows his father to be John Pratt. The death certificate of John W. Deese also shows his Father as John Pratt and his mother a Deese.

John W. Deese Marriage

John Pratt was born about 1812 and his son John W. Deese was born 15 July 1839. John Pratt’s parents are believed to be Samuel Pratt and Clarinda Teal. John W. Deese mother was a Mary ‘Polly’ Deese born 1808 died about April 1888.

John Pratt married Mary Ann Adams on 26 March 1844 in Anson County. Mary Ann was the daughter of John Adams and his wife Sarah. 

John Pratt and Mary Ann Adams had 6 known children before his death on 2 December 1859 in Morven, North Carolina.

December 15, 1859 issue of North Carolina Argus
  224. Died at his residence, near Morven, in this county, on the 2d inst., John PRATT, aged about forty-seven.
http://www.genealogybuff.com/nc/nc-anson-mar2.htm


John Pratt and Mary Ann Adams can be found in the 1850 Census for Anson County.

1850 CENSUS: Sandy Point District, Anson, North Carolina, National Archives Film M432, Page 188A, John PRATT, age 38, born NC; Mary A. PRATT, Wife, age 25, born NC; Martha A. PRATT, Dau., age 5, born NC; William A. Pratt, Son, age 3, born in NC; Emeline PRATT, Dau, age 2, born NC; Unnamed PRATT, Son, age 2/12, born NC.

John Pratt and Mary Ann Adams had the following children:

i. Martha Ann Pratt was born about 1845.
December 6, 1860 issue, The ARGUS
333. Near Morven, in this county, on the 13th of November, by W.T. WILLIAMS, Esq., Mr. Elijah N. LILES, to Miss Martha Ann PRATT, all of this county.

ii. William Andrews Pratt, born 22 Jan 1847, Cairo, Anson, North Carolina; married Mary Eliza Parsons, 29 Jan 1868, Anson County, North Carolina; died 10 Apr 1921, Morven, Anson, North Carolina.

iii. Emeline Sarah Pratt, born 12 Jul 1848; married Charles Henry Ratliff; died May 1880.
iv. John Washington Pratt, born 16 Jul 1853, Anson County, North Carolina; married May Atkinson Faulkner, 9 Nov 1875, Morven, Anson, North Carolina; died 17 Jun 1930, Morven, Anson, North Carolina.

v. Eliza Jane Pratt was born in 1854.

vi. James Leonidas Pratt, born Apr 1859; married Lena Valetta Little, 1884; died 5 May 1924, Raeford, Hoke, North Carolina.

In the 1880 Census, a Mary Dees, age 72, is listed in the Household of John Deese and Harriett Sellers. She is also listed as his Mother.

1880 CENSUS: Morven, Anson County, North Carolina; Roll: 951; Family History Film 1254951; Enumeration District: 2; Image: 0483; Page 345D; Line 29, Dwelling 137, Family 151; John DEESE, Male, age 41, born in NC; Harriett A. DEESE, Wife, age 26, born in NC; Derette DEESE, Daughter, age 5, born in NC; Mary E. DEESE, Daughter, age 4, born in NC; Nizza L. DEESE, Daughter, age 2, born in NC; Minne E. DEESE, Daughter, age 2, born in NC and Mary DEESE, Mother, age 72, born in NC.  This census and the recording below suggest that  Mary Dees, the Mother of John W. Deese, died about March 1888.

Anson County Commissioner Proceedings Volume A page 327 - April 2, 1888 - Ordered by the Board of Commissioners that the treasurer pay John Dees two dollars 25 cents without interest for coffin for his mother Mary Dees (Source: Steve Bailey).


















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1. 1850 Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Sandy Point, Anson County, North Carolina, Page: 188A(stamped); Line 2, Dwelling 427, Family 427, Household of and John PRATT; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 5 June 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, Roll 619.
2. Emma Goodwin, Type Talk I of Lilesville Township: Anson County, North Carolina (Charlotte, North Carolina: Herb Eaton Historical Publication, 1990), page 16.
3. 1850 Census, Anson County, North Carolina, Population Schedule, Sandy Point, Anson County, North Carolina, Page: 188A(stamped); Line 2, Dwelling 427, Family 427, Household of and John PRATT.
4. 1860 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Lilesville, Anson, North Carolina, Page: 294B(stamped); Line 7, Dwelling 1149, Family 1099, Household of Mary A. PRATT; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed` 5 June 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M653, Roll 887.
5. North Carolina, Deed Book: Deed Book 16, page 155, Mary Ann Pratt Dower; Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.
6. 1880 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 2, Page 345D; Line 29, Dwelling 137, Family 151, Household of John DEESE; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 19 February 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm T9, Roll 951.
7. 1850 Census, Anson County, North Carolina, Population Schedule, Sandy Point, Anson County, North Carolina, Page: 188A(stamped); Line 2, Dwelling 427, Family 427, Household of and John PRATT.
8. 1860 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, Population Schedule, Lilesville, Anson, North Carolina, Page: 294B(stamped); Line 7, Dwelling 1149, Family 1099, Household of Mary A. PRATT.
9. LDS Family History Library, SLC, UT FILM #018125,
Pages 110-124













Monday, June 19, 2017

Amanuensis Monday~Affidavit of William Rivers for Thomas Davis Revolutionary War Pension Application


Amanuensis Monday is a genealogy blogging theme. It was started by John Newmark who writes the TransylvanianDutch blog.

His definition of Amanuensis is:

Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.

Today’s subject is the Affidavit of William Rivers for Thomas Davis Revolutionary War Pension Application


William Rivers Affidavit
Transcription:

State of South Carolina }
Chesterfield District }
Before me personally appeared William Rivers Sr. a resident of Chesterfield District aged 76 years the 25th last month, who being first duly sworn according to law says that he was intimately and personally acquainted with Thomas and Nancy Davis. Since his first recollection, that he was raised within one fourth of a mile from the said Nancy Davis, then Nancy Rivers, deponents aunt and well recollects the time they were married but was not present at the marriage and to the best of his knowledge and belief would say they were married about the year seventeen hundred and seventy seven or eight (1787 or 1788) that the said Thomas Davis lived the year before he was married with his deponents’ father and has known them as husband and wife ever since in which relation they were respectable members of the Methodist Church up to the time of his said Thomas Davis death and lived within two miles of deponent where his widow is still living and raises nine children and had ten issue of their said marriage the youngest of whom was born in the month of December 1812 which fact he knows from the birth of his own son Malachi who was born the 22nd day of August 1812 which record is now before him.
Sworn to and subscribed this 16th day of February 1852 in Open Court.
                                                                                William Rivers
J.C. Craig
Judge of the Court of Ordinary

Thomas Davis is my 4th Great Grandfather.




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[1] Affidavit of William Rivers for Thomas Davis Pension Application, compiled military record (5th Co. Capt. Thomas Hall, Marion's Regt. 1779), Rev. War Pension and Land-Bounty Application Files, (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration), NARA microfilm publication M804, Roll 766.
[AFFIDAVIT from Thomas Davis Revolutionary War Pension File, W-8655.]  https://www.fold3.com/image/246/15484620
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