Jonathan B Pratt – 1857

Jonathan B PrattSusannah Halbert

Jonathan Blackmore Pratt and Susannah Halbert, my 3rd great-grandparents, traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in an “unknown” company during 1857.  (Two of their daughters married in Utah during the late fall of 1857.)

-Jonathan Blackmore Pratt was born on 18 Jan 1807 at Greenville, Greene, Tennessee to William Pratt and Isabell Hall.

-Susannah Halbert was born on 15 May 1811 at Williamson County, Tennessee to William Halbert and Susannah Taylor.

-Jonathan & Susannah were married on 6 Jan 1833 in Tennessee.

First child, Rebecca Ann, was born on 23 Oct 1833 in Hardin County, Tennessee.

-Second child, Martha Jane, was born on 25 Jun 1836 in Hardin County, Tennessee.

-Third child, Mary Caroline, was born on 26 Feb 1838 in Hardin County, Tennessee.  (She later married Claybourne Montgomery Elder as his 2nd wife.)

-Listed in the 1840 US Fed Census was Jonathan with a wife and three daughters living in Monroe County, MIssissippi.

-Fourth child, Uphrasia Isabell, was born on 13 Jul 1840 at Aberdeen, Monroe, Mississippi.

-Fifth child, William Halbert, was born on 8 May 1844 in Tishomingo County, Mississippi.

-Sixth child, my 2nd great-grandmother Elizabeth Frances, was born on 1 Oct 1846 at Tishomingo, Tishomingo, Mississippi.  She later married Claybourne Montgomery Elder as his 4th wife.  HERE is the page for Claybourne M. Elder.

-Seventh child, John Wesley, was born and died in 1848-49 at Itawamba County, Mississippi.

-Listed in the 1850 US Fed Census were Jonathan & Susannah with 6 children living in Itawamba County, Mississippi.

-Jonathan & Susannah were both baptized members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in October 1855, according to church ordinance records.  All but the oldest daughter were baptized and then traveled to Salt Lake.

-Listed in the 1860 US Fed Census were Jonathan & Susannah with 2 children living in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah.

-Jonathan & Susannah were endowed and sealed in the Endowment House on 30 May 1860.

-Listed in the 1870 US Fed Census were Jonathan & Susannah with a grandchild living in Virgin, Kane, Utah.  (Jonathan’s age was mis-transcribed and should read 63.)

-Listed in the 1880 US Fed Census were Jonathan & Susannah living in Duncan’s Retreat, Kane, Utah.  Here is a biography of Jonathan Blackmore Pratt written by a granddaughter.

-Jonathan died on 11 Apr 1890 and was buried at Deseret, Millard, Utah.

-Susannah died on 28 Oct 1891 and was buried at Deseret, Millard, Utah.

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