Pratt, James C
Pratt, James C.
an Irish Wesleyan minister of some note, was born in Queens County, Ireland, in 1780. His parents were respectable members of the Church of England. In his twenty-first year he was converted, and joined the Wesleyans. He was licensed to preach in 1804, and four years later was accepted by the Conference as a traveling preacher and appointed to the Ballinamallard Circuit, in 1809 to Lisburn, in 1810 to Carrickfergus, and in 1811 to the city of Armagh, etc. He continued to travel regularly as a preacher, with "zeal, acceptance, and usefulness," until 1842, when he took a supernumerary relation and settled in Enniskillen, where he had been twice before stationed. In 1846 he removed to Wexford; but as several of his children had settled in New York, he decided to come to this country, and obtained full permission from his Conference, held in Dublin in 1848, to emigrate. He came here in the fall of that year, and for nearly twenty-
two years resided in different places in this country, adorning by his holy life the religion of his Savior that he loved so well to preach. He died at Jersey City March 11, 1875.