Mitt Romney

Ancestry of
Mitt Romney

70th Governor of Massachusetts


    William Pratt

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    • 11th Generation — 8th Great-grandfather of Mitt Romney
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • 1280 
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    • Birth Date:
    • ABT 1616 
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    • Death Date:
    • from 1 May 1678 to 20 Feb 1679 
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    • Marriage Date:
    • ABT 1640 
    • Marriage Location:
    • prob. Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut 
    • Notes: 
    • William Pratt is thought to the be brother of John Pratt who came to New England in 1633. They both have been said to be sons of Rev. William Pratt of Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, but the evidence is insufficient to confirm this.

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  • Sources for William Pratt

    • 3 New England Historical and Genealogical Register, (New England Historic and Genealogical Society), 1995, Vol. 149, pp. 374-378.
    • 7 Chapman, Rev. Frederick W., The Pratt Family: Or the Descendants of Lieut. William Pratt, One of the First Settlers of Hartford and Say-Brook . . ., Hartford: Case, Lockwood and Company (1864), 53-54, FamilySearch.org (Online Database).
    • 8 Ferris, Mary Walton, Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines: A Memorial Volume Containing the American Ancestry of Rufus R. Dawes, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Wisconsin Cuneo Press (1931), Vol. 2, pp. 190, 675-681, Ancestry.com (Online Database).
    • 9 Givens, Terryl L. and Matthew J. Grow, Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism, Oxford: Oxford University Press (2011), 11-12.
    • 10 Jacobus, Donald Lines and Edgar Francis Waterman, Hale, House and Related Families: Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. (1978, reprinted from 1952), 719-721, Hathi Trust Digital Library.
    • 11 Learned, William Law, comp., The Learned Family (Learned, Larned, Learnard, Larnard and Lerned) Being Descendants of William Learned . . . 2nd Ed., Albany: Weed-Parsons Printing Company, Printers (1898), 24, Google Books (Digital Library).
    • 12 Price, Lynn F., Every Person in the Doctrine and Covenants, Springville, Utah: Horizon Publishers Inc. (2004), 115.
    • 13 Weeks, Lyman Horace, ed., Prominent Families of New York: Being an Account in Biographical Form of Individuals and Families Distinguished as . . ., New York: The Historical Company (1898), 31, Google Books (Digital Library).
    • 14 Wells, Junius F., ed., The Contributor, Representing the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Associations of the Latter-day Saints, Vol. 12, Salt Lake City, Utah: The Deseret News Company (1891), 5, Google Books (Digital Library).

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