Name: Rhoda * PRATT
Birth: 22 Feb 1735/36 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Death: Bef 1775 in Sandisfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts 1
From "Degory Priest of the Mayflower and His Descendents for Five Generations, published by General Society of Mayflower Decendents, 1992"
Rhoda Pratt (Phineas Pratt, Aaron Pratt, Mary Priest, Degory Priest)
"Born in Hingham, MA 22 Feb 1736. She m. Benjamin Meeker, b. Durham, CT 18 September 1720; d. bef. 2 Nov 1779; son of Samuel and Mary (----) Meeker. He married (2) Esther --------, by whom he apparently had Samuel, Grove, Forrest, Hester, and Eunice. The will of Phineas Pratt, father of Rhoda, dated 19 May 1775 names grandaughter Rhoda Meeker, dau. of Rhoda and Benjamin Meeker. Hampshire Co (CT) deeds show a Benjamin Meeker was in Durham, CT 9 Mar 1754, in Wethersfield, CT 13 Jun 1759, Hartford, CT, 29 Jul 1760, and Sandisfield, MA 14 Mar 1765. Rhoda did not sign any of the deeds. The will of Benjamin Meeker of Sandisfield, yeoman, dated 11 June 1771, (correct date was 1 June 1777) proved 2 Nov 1779 names wife Esther; sons Samuel, Grove and Forrest Meeker; daus. Rody, Eunice and Hester Meeker (Berkshire Co. PR 1583). "
Degregory Priest is our ancestor who came over on the Mayflower. His daughter, Mary, married Phineas Pratt who had Aaron Pratt who had Phineas Pratt who had Rhoda Pratt who married Benjamin Meeker who had Grove Meeker, Sr. who had Grove Meeker, Jr. who moved to Arkansas. Grove Meeker, Jr. was married to Phoebe Payne. They had several children. The first were born in Ohio and then others were born in Tennessee and the last was born in Arkansas.
BASED ON OTHER RESEARCH COMPLETED BY RICHARD, LYNDA AND JENNIFER SMITH, INCLUDING THE PROBABLE AGES OF THE CHILDREN RELATED TO EVENTS FOUND IN OTHER DOCUMENTATION, RHODA PRATT MEEKER IS BELIEVED TO BE THE MOTHER OF ALL OF BENJAMIN'S CHILDREN.
Father: Phineas * PRATT b: 31 Dec 1709 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Mother: Sarah * LINCOLN b: Abt 1712 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Benjamin * MEEKER b: 18 Sep 1720 in Durham, Middlesex, Connecticut c: 1720 in , , Connecticut
in Sandisfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts
- Samuel MEEKER b: 17 Aug 1755 in Sandisfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts
- Rhoda MEEKER b: Abt 1757 in Sandisfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts
- Grove * MEEKER b: Abt 1760 in Sandisfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts
- Abbrev: laplante.ged
Title: * The Cameron and Paige Report *
Author: Patricia A. (Wren-Simon) LaPlante <email@example.com>
Publication: Everett, WA: Compiled 2001-2007; <http://wc.rootsweb.com/~laplante>