HI. Your Leon Pratt.
He was probably Leon A. Pratt, b. ca Jan 1872 in Missouri.
His parents were:
Clergyman William G. Pratt, b. ca 1838 in Mass. and
Harriet G. b. ca 1845 in Mass.
Leon had siblings:
Lillian B. Pratt, b. ca 1862 OH
John H. Pratt, b. ca 1864 IL
Mabel D. Pratt, b. ca 1868 OH
Lottie? R. Pratt, b. ca 1870 OH
In 1880, they were living in Boston.
He and Carrie are living in Hyde Park, Norfolk, Mass., in 1900, but Leon says his father was born in Missouri and his mother in New York.
In 1870, William and Harriet are living in Independence, Missouri, Kaw Township. It says he was born in Ohio and Harriet in Mass. The last child looks like Kitta S., age 1.
It looks as if William was a high school teacher.
Now, this is a long shot, but in 1860, in Center, Hancock Co., Indiana, there is a farmer, Hugh Pratt, age 48, with wife Juda M. Pratt, age 40, both born in Virginia. Their first two children, Calpernia and William (a student, age 22) were born in Ohio. The remaning children were born in Indiana.
In 1850, Hugh and Judith Pratt, 39 and 33, b. VA, farming, are living in Harrison Township, Hancock Co., Indiana, where they had apparently moved from Ohio sometime between 1838 and 1843. William is listed as William F.
I googled the following:
May 28, 1838, the "First Regular Baptist Church of Dixon and Buffalo Grove" was organized at Buffalo Grove (now Polo.) Elder Thomas Powell, a missionary, was Moderator of the meeting. The original members were: Houland Bicknell, Rebecca Dixon, Elizabeth Bellows, Jerusha Hammond, Sarah Kellogg, Martha Parks and Ann Clarley. At the end of four years there were seventy two names on the membership roll.
January 13, 1841, the present corporate organization of the Baptist Church was effected under the name of the "First Baptist Church of Dixon." April 16, 1842, the congregation was divided into two churches, Buffalo Grove and Dixon. The former has since become extinct. Pastors since the organization have been: B. B. Carpenter, June, 1840, to October, 1844; Burton Carpenter, December, 1844, to March, i845. William Gates filled the pulpit occasionally, and William Walker about four months between March, 1844, and April, 1847, when E. T. Manning became pastor for one year. S. S. Martin was pastor for one year in 1849. G. W. Benton supplied the pulpit for about six months between Martin's pastorate and August, 1851, when John E. Ball became pastor and remained about four years. Anson Tucker served eleven months from May, 1855. W. R. Webb came in June, 1856, and continued over four years. ***William G. Pratt*** served one year beginning in March, 1861. http://history.rays-place.com/il/lee-dixon2.htm.
I hope this helps.
I have more on the Norwood ancestry as well.
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