In 1827, Nelson Pratt and two brothers, Parley P. and Orson (afterward prominently connected with Mormonism), came from Columbia county, New York, and located in Ahmerst, Lorain county. After two years, Nelson settled in Peru township, this county. In 1835 or ’36, he became a resident of Norwich township, locating at, or near where is now Havana village. In the last named year, he married Finnette, daughter of Frederick Delano, one of the pioneers. From this marriage one child, a son, was born, this was Edwin D., who married Elizabeth Slyer, and lives on lot thirty-four. Nelson Pratt has been three times married, as follows: Azubah Spalding, Marietta Ensign, and Mrs. Mary Ann Felton who died in 1872. Two children, daughters, were born of the second marriage.

[History of the Firelands, Comprising Huron and Erie Counties, Ohio, 1879, 416]

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