Does anyone know of any Indians in the Pratt geneaolgy?

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My grandmother, Nellie Pratt of Yarmouth, Maine (b. 1885) maintained that she was part Indian. Her father was Lewis Pratt, his father was Otis Briggs Pratt, and his father was David Pratt, who was an early shipbuilder in Yarmouth. (n.b. Lewis, Otis, and David are all buried in the old Yarmouth cemetery.) My grandmother said that David was an Indian. From all the Pratt genealogy I've seen, there is nothing to suggest that David was an Indian. I don't know where my grandmother got the idea that he was.

Does anybody know of any Indian ancestry -- anywhere -- the Pratt family tree that might account for my grandmother's belief?
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It would be very hard to speculate as most would be mythology most likely your best bet would be to get DNA tested however that may or may not tell you.

Best of Luck

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David's parents look to be David and Rebeccah (Chandler) Pratt. //familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4C3-CJM

They had a daughter, Rispah in 1794.               /familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4CS-FVL 

Daughter Mercy, was born in 1785.                  /familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4CS-J8D 

Sally, born 1798. /familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4CS-V7C 

Rebeccah, b 1788.  /familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4CS-2JB

Rachel b 1800. /familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4CS-G19 

Betsey b 1773.  familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4C3-94L

Additional children may be found at /familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3ADavid~%20%2Bsurname%3APratt~%20%2Bmarriage_place%3A"Freeport%2C%20Cumberland%2C%20MA"~%20%2Bmarriage_year%3A1760-1778~%20%2Bspouse_givenname%3ARebeccah~%20%2Bspouse_surname%3AChandler~

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
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It appears that there are Pratt's with native american ancestors based on the following:

https://www.ancestry.com/boards/topics.ethnic.natam.intertribal.fivecivtribes/347/mb.ashx
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
This website doesn't have anything to do with Native Americans in Maine.  It a list of names assembled from records in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma).
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My great great grandmother is exilda pratt and I was told she is iroquois.  Per census records she was born in illinois however her pare ts are canada born and i havent been able to find any more information.  Wish i had more info.
by Melody Linsmeyer G2G Crew (390 points)

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