Pratt, Enoch

Pratt, Enoch a Congregational minister of some note, was born at Middleborough, Mass.. in 1781, and was educated at Brown University, where he graduated in 1803. He taught for a while and studied theology, and was finally ordained to the work of the holy ministry Oct. 28, 1807, as pastor of the Congregational Church at West Barnstable, Mass., and held this position until 1837. He never took another pastorate, but preached and wrote occasionally. He devoted himself principally to secular historical studies, especially local subjects, and published in 1844 a Comprehensive History, Ecclesiastical and Civil, of Eastham, Wellfleet, and Orleans, Massachusetts (Yarmouth, 8vo). He died at Brewster Feb. 2,1860.

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