Captain John Pratt, Bernalillo County, New Mexico

Captain John Pratt, who came out in 1866, brought with him a commission as United States marshal, signed by President Johnson. He had served in the Civil war as a member of a Kansas volunteer regiment. Captain Pratt married the widow of Dr. John Symington, an early physician of Old Albuquerque, who had died at his old Maryland home. His wife was Teresa Armijo, a daughter of Ambrosio Armijo. Captain Pratt made Santa Fe his official headquarters, but he and Dr. W. F. Strachan maintained a post trader's store in Albuquerque.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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