Mary E Pratt Married Philemon Smith
Sept 1849 No Children
Cousin Orson, You must excuse me for not having written before, for it has been a very busy season with me, I will endeavor to be more prompt in the future. Write me and give me some of the news of your journey across the deep.
I have perused your works somewhat, but cannot accede to some of the principles there in inculcaled. Do not be offended with me for I only speak plainly with <to> you. I cannot but think that you are in error Not a shadow of doubt ever came across my mind but that you were sincere in your belief, but you would do well perhaps to examine well, the subject, for your souls welfare is at stake upon it.
Your ideas of Pre existence I cannot gainsay but, is it not a fruitless speculation? Polygamy, I consider to be impolitic if not unscriptural.
Write me at the earliest opportunity, and if ever you come within 10 miles of me & do not come and see me, I shall require an excellent excuse or else I shall feel very much disappointed: “We are all well, I saw Father but a few days ago, he was well & doing well.
To Orson Pratt Esq.
Of, Allen Pratt (the Son of Obadiah Pratt) & his descendants
Allen Pratt born May 3, 1793
Married to Betsy Palmiter Feb 29, 1812
who was born Dec 16, 1795 Died July 18 1847
Children Born Died
Obadiah Pratt 1st Aug. 1 1813 August 1813
Obadiah Pratt 2nd Dec 7 1815 Resides in Lovell Kent Co <Mich>
Wm Harvey Pratt May 27 1821 Lowell Kent Mich.
Mary E Pratt Dec 8 1824 Bedford Cugahogo O,
Allen D. Pratt Apl 28 1832 Now in California
Betsy A. L. Pratt March 15 1835 Bedford Ohio
Obadiah Pratt Married Harriet Pratt May 31 1839
Harriet Pratt born June 11 1818
Naomi Pratt Mar 11 1841
Mary Pratt Mar 17 1843
Elizabeth Pratt Sept. 16 1850
Seth Pratt Married Mary Ann Hollister June 14 1840
Mary Ann Hollister born Apl 29 1820
Wm Pratt June 2 1841
Caroline Pratt March 29 1843
Cornelia Pratt May 15 1849
Wm Harvey Pratt Married Nancy Kellogg Jan. 23 1842
Nancy Kellogg born Sept. 24 1823
Children – Mary Frances Pratt born Dec 25 1842 Died July 8 1848
Charlotte S. Pratt “ May 26 1844
Benjamin F. Pratt “ Apl. 12 1847
Ellen A Pratt “ Nov 16 1849
Wm Henry Pratt “ March 7 1853
[Transcribed by Portia Williams, Becca Staker, and Nora Fowers; Nov. 2010]