07 June 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - The Pratt Plot

This family plot is located in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, Chemung, New York. It is near Mark Twain's gravestone and I find it beautiful. There are stairs that lead up to the enclosed area that my son said "makes him feel like Indiana Jones" when he climbs up them. There are many Pratt family members buried within this plot, however,  the main headstone indicates Daniel and Mary Pratt. Daniel was a manufacturer of woolen products, however, after this business failed, he became a farmer in Dix, Chemung, New York. He died in 1843 in Dix, however, because his sons moved to Elmira, it is likely that is why he is buried there. Mary, his wife, died 17 years later in Elmira, NY.
Stairs leading to plot

Daniel & Mary Platt

Sources:

  • Daniel & Mary Pratt tombstone, Section G, Woodlawn Cemetery (Chemung County) New York; photographed by the author, July 2010.
  • Towner, Ausburn. "Biography of George E. Pratt." Our Country and Its People: A History of the Valley and County of Chemung (1892). Electronic Edition. Online Biographies. http://www.onlinebiographies.info/ny/chem/pratt-ge.htm : 2011.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! What a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing.

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