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Pratt, Sarah Marinda Bates


5 Feb. 1817–25 Dec. 1888. Seamstress. Born in Henderson, Jefferson Co., New York. Daughter of Cyrus Bates and Lydia Harrington. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Orson Pratt, 18 June 1835, near Sackets Harbor, Jefferson Co. Married Orson Pratt, 4 July 1836, in Henderson. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1836. Resided in New York City, 1838–1839. Moved to Commerce (later Nauvoo), Hancock Co., Illinois, 1839. With John C. Bennett, accused JS of moral improprieties, 1842. Possibly excommunicated with husband, 20 Aug. 1842; rebaptized, 20 Jan. 1843. Served mission with husband to eastern U.S., 1843. Moved to what became Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa Territory, 1846. Moved to Liverpool, Lancashire, England, 1848, when husband was appointed to preside over church in Great Britain. Migrated to Salt Lake City, 1851. Moved to St. George, Washington Co., Utah Territory, 1862. Moved back to Salt Lake City, 1864. Excommunicated, 4 Oct. 1874, in Salt Lake City. Died in Salt Lake City.


Alternate Names

Bates, Sarah Marinda