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    Thomas Pratt, Tintypes. Two Original Tintype Photographic Portraits (4 x 2.5 inches each), ca. 1870, of Captain Thomas Pratt and his wife Susan Vince Pratt. Both images are sharp and clear, in very nice condition, and enclosed in original paper mats with printed decorative borders.

    One of Stephen F. Austin's "Old Three Hundred" colonists, Susan Vince Pratt (1798-1878) came to Texas from Georgia in 1822 with four brothers: Allen, William, Robert, and Richard. In 1824 Austin's Colony officially granted them a league of land situated on Vince's Bayou in Harris County. Family legend holds that the Vinces brought the first domestic hogs as livestock from the Old South to Texas. In April 1836 Sam Houston's army and Santa Anna's army crossed the bayou at Vince's Bridge, which Houston then ordered destroyed prior to the battle of San Jacinto.

    Susan Vince later married Thomas Pratt (1807-1878), who came to Texas from South Carolina during the Texas Revolution. Promoted to Captain, Thomas Pratt commanded the First Company of Thomas Jefferson Green's First Regiment, Second Brigade of the Army of the Republic of Texas. Some historical accounts maintain that Pratt participated in the Mier Expedition, but his name does not appear on any official rosters. In 1860 Thomas Pratt and Susan Vince Pratt moved to Lampasas County, where they engaged in farming and ranching. They soon purchased acreage in Coleman County as well. During the Civil War Capt. Pratt served in the Texas Confederate militia. The 1870 U.S. Census listed Thomas Pratt, age 61, as a prosperous "farmer," and Susan Vince Pratt, age 73, as "keeping house." The Pratts are buried in Oakhill Cemetery in Lampasas. Courtesy of Denwood and Dana Butler, Mason. Consigned Lot




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