1. John Pratt was born about 1760 and died before July 1826 at Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia. He married about 1786, Martha Archibald, born at Londonderry, New Hampshire about 1766, daughter of Samuel and Eleanor (Taylor) Archibald. John Pratt appears at Stewiacke in 1790. He is taxed there in 1791, 1792, and 1793. He buys land there in 1794. He is listed living there in 1814. His origins are unknown. John and Martha had six children: Samuel, Joseph, John, James, Isaac, and Catherine.
2. Samuel Pratt was born about 1787 at Stewiacke, Nova Scotia and died there before 1861. He married about 1811, Catherine McKenzie, born about 1777 in either Nova Scotia or Scotland, and died 24 May 1865 at Middle Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, daughter of Robert McKenzie. Catherine's identity is deduced from the death record of one of her sons and her own death record. Samuel and Catherine had seven children: Margaret, John, Joseph, Alexander McKenzie, Samuel, James, and Robert.
3. Samuel Pratt (Jr.) was born 15 February 1818 in Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia and died at Truro, Nova Scotia on 19 December 1896 (unconfirmed). He married on 29 January 1842, Rebecca Denny Thompson, born 1 October 1819 at Londonderry, Nova Scotia and died 24 March 1901, Westbrook, Maine, daughter of Joshua and Mary (Spencer) Thompson. Samuel and Rebecca had nine children: Alexander, Mary, Joshua Thompson, Cyrus Simonds, Charles W., Catherine, Ellen, Robinson, and John Edgar.
4. Joshua Thompson Pratt was born 5 August 1847 at Londonderry, Nova Scotia and died 10 January 1913 at Westbrook, Maine. He married at Westbrook on 6 January 1878, Elizabeth Jane Marie Stack, born 17 October 1857 at Portland, Maine and died 14 April 1926 at Westbrook, daughter of Thomas and Abigail (Cody) Stack. Joshua worked at the S.D. Warren paper mill. Joshua and Elizabeth had nine children: Maud, Samuel, Leroy Thompson, John David, Archibald Thompson, Stephen Manson, Lois Rebecca, Ross Allen, and Dorothy Elizabeth.
5. Archibald Thompson Pratt was born 18 April 1888 at Westbrook, Maine and died there 10 March 1964. He married at Westbrook on 28 June 1911, Lila Mae Quigley, born 2 July 1888 at Westbrook and died 30 June 1959 at Westbrook, daughter of John and Agnes Jane (Smith) Quigley. Archibald worked for the Maine Central Railroad. They had two children: Warren Thompson, and Agnes Elizabeth.
6. Agnes Elizabeth Pratt was born 8 September 1915 at Westbrook and died 24 July 1972 at Pompton Plains, New Jersey. She married first on 16 June 1935 at Westbrook, Clarence Melvin Pinkham, born 17 July 1912 at Westbrook, Maine, and died 24 February 2007 at Skowhegan, Maine, son of Burt Hale and Kate (Kinmond) Pinkham. They were divorced in 1947. Agnes married secondly on 2 April 1966 at Westbrook, Edward J. Caron, born 9 November 1912 at Westbrook and died there 18 October 1990, son of Hermengilde and Amanda (Chretien) Caron. Edward had been previously married with two children from that first marriage. Agnes and Clarence had two daughters.
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Planters and Pioneers Nova Scotia 1749 to 1775 by Esther Clark Wright.
History of Colchester County by Thomas Miller (1873).
Janet Fisher Archibald in Nova Scotia by Margaret Janet Hart.
The Pratt Directory by Jayne Pratt Lovelace (1995 Revised Edition, Ancestor House, Chandler, AZ, 1995), all of the Pratt entries for this family were supplied by me.
No Reward Without Effort: The Archibald Family of Nova Scotia by Allan E. Marble (Halifax, 2008).
The Presbyterian Witness and Evangelical Advocate: Vital Statistics 1484-1887 compiled by J & S McCormick (1995), 3:1412-1413.
Vital Statistics from Halifax Newspapers, 1840-1843 by Jean M. Holder (Halifax: Genealogical Association of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, 1985).
“Thomas Stack of Westbrook, ME, and his Descendants,” by Martin E. Hollick, The Maine Genealogist Vol. 22 (2000):99-112.
“My Umbilical Line” by Martin E. Hollick, NEHGS NEXUS 15 (1998):154-5.