Jared Pratt Family Association

Descendants of Jared Pratt, his daughter Mary, and his five sons: Anson, William, Parley, Orson and Nelson

Mrs. Dorothy Giles Topham
Correlating Secretary
423 – 7th Avenue
Salt Lake City, Utah 84103
Phone 355-9419

Dr. David Stratford Murdock
1579 South 800 East
Orem, Utah 84057
Phone: 225-7558

Greetings to all descendants of Jared Pratt:

The time for our annual Pratt Family Reunion is fast approaching, and we look forward to renewing our cherished associations and to making new friends.

Do you know of any Jared Pratt descendants not receiving our annual letters?  If so, will you please let us know their names and addresses.

Our Family Group Sheets need to be updated.  The goal is for a current family record of every descendant family.  Will you please bring to the Reunion or mail to our Secretary (address above) either a new Family Group Sheet, or information that should be added to ones you already may have submitted.

Ours is a blessed and marvelous heritage, and the number of our Pratt Family relatives is now legend.  Won’t it be wonderful for all of us to get together again?

The Reunion this year is scheduled for Liberty Park in Salt Lake City, at the Moose Fireplace—situated just a short distance North-East of the Park Bandstand.

Our Agenda?  Saturday, July 21, 1973.

6:00 P.M. – Registration and Get-Acquainted Hour.  Dues were voted to be $5.00 per family per year.  One new genealogical packet will be given to each Family on payment of the annual dues.  Additional 1973 Family Packets will be $2.00 each.  This new packet is most interesting, containing as it does brief historical and genealogical sketches of all paternal antecedents of Jared Pratt that have not already been published by the Pratt Family in previous packets, excepting the line of the Reverend John Lathrop.

7:00 P.M – Picnic Supper.  Please bring your own.  Dessert will be furnished.

8:00 P.M. – Short Business Meeting and Election of Officers.  Game playing for the youngsters to proceed concurrently.

8:30 P.M. – Brief Fun Program for All.

Due to the continued demand for the important Family Group Sheets, Histories and Charts prepared and offered the past four years will again be available at the Reunion or by mail, as follows:

1967 Packet of 10 sheets: Jared and Charity Dickinson Pratt, Jared and Polly Carpenter Pratt, Obadiah Pratt, Samuel Dickinson, Elnathan Griffith, Ebenzer Tolls and Rev. John Lathrop.  Also, a special 8-generation Pedigree Chart, and a Chart showing our relationship to the Prophet Joseph Smith and other prominent men.  $1.25

1968 Packet of 10 sheets: Christopher Pratt and Sarah Pratt, Ensign William Pratt and Hannah Hough, Joseph Pratt and Margaret Parker, Samuel Pratt and Elizabeth Peck, Lt. William Pratt and Elizabeth Clark, William Hutchinson and Anne Marbury, and an interesting history of a stalwart ancestor—Anne Marbury Hutchinson.  $1.25

“Our Royal Lineage” Chart.  This traces our ancestral line, through Charity Dickinson, to three prominent European kings—Alfred the Great (848), Charlemagne (742) and William the Conqueror (1024) and beyond, to the year 519 A.D.  It is 15 x 23 and also contains, in color, ancestral Coats of Arms.  $2.00


Sterling E. Beesley, President

[transcribed from original and proofread by David Grow, Dec. 2006]

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