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Adam Prentice of Ireland and Hartford, CT

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Adam Prentice of Ireland and Hartford, CT
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Winter 2002 and Revised 30 Dec 2008

Update of 30 Dec 2008: This article has now been replaced by our Spring 2008 article entitled Thomas Prentice of Drumcree, Northern Ireland.

A. Thomas Prentice was b. c. 1809 in Northern Ireland and d. 27 Sep 1879 in Drumcree, Northern Ireland.

He m. Ruth Jones. She was b. 1826 in Derrycarne, Northern Ireland, and d. 14 Sep 1873. Their known children are per Ancestry.com :

  1. Thomas H. Prentice, b. 1847 and d. 23 Dec 1927, Northern Ireland.
  2. William J. Prentice, b. 1849 and d. 1930 in Hartford, CT.
  3. David Alexander Prentice, b. 1851 and d. 2 Dec 1933, Portadown, Northern Ireland.
  4. Mary Prentice, b. 1856 and d. 1 Jan 1878, Northern Ireland, age 22 years.
  5. Adam Prentice, b. 7 Apr 1857, Portadown, Northern Ireland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [1]
  6. Seth Prentice, b. 1859,Portadown, Northern Ireland and d. 5 Nov 1934, Hartford, CT.
  7. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 1860 and d. 16 Dec 1944, Northern Ireland.
  8. John (Jack) Prentice

1. Adam Prentice was b. 2Apr 1855 in Portadown, Northern Ireland,and d. 6 Oct 1925 in Glastonbury, CT. He emigrated to the United States in 1885 and was naturalized in 1890. He appears in both the 1900 and 1920 Hartford, CT census with his wife and family.

He m. 1st Margaret Nicholson on 5 Nov 1878 in Portadown, Northern Ireland. Nothing further is presently known about her.

He m. 2nd Mary Jane Symington on 5 Nov 1878, Portadown, Northern Ireland. She was b. , b. 17 Jul 1864 in Darrylard, Northern Ireland, and d. 25 Jul 1944 in Glastonbury, CT. She was the dau. of George Symington and Anne Jane Gatews. Adam was deceased in 1925 and the 1930 census shows Mary living with her son, James, and his family. Children of Adam and Mary:

  1. Ruth Prentice, b. 5 Jun 1887 in Manchester, Hartford Co., CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. Thomas Prentice, b. 24 Mar 1889, CT and d. Oct 1963 in CT (per SSDI). Although there is a variance in the birth date, he may be the Thomas Prentice who appears in the 1930 Manchester, CT census who was b. c. 1888 in CT whose parents were both born in Northern Ireland. Also shown is his wife, Anna, b. c. 894, Germany, and children:
    1. Dorothy M. Prentice, b. c. 1924, CT
    2. Edward Prentice, b. c. 1926, CT
  3. William Prentice, b. Nov 1890, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  4. James Prentice, b. 9 Sep 1892, Manchester, CT and d. 19 May 1973, Glastonbury, Harftford Co., CT. He appears in the 1930 Glastonbury census with his wife, Ruth, b. c. 1904, CT, whose parents were both born in Ireland.

2. Ruth Prentice, b. 5 Jun 1887 in Manchester, Hartford Co., CT, and d. there 13 Mar 1984.

She m. David Wilson. He was b. 30 Dec 1890, Aramaugh, Ireland, and d. 13 Oct 1964, Manchester, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of William J. Wilson, b. c. 1861, andRachel, b. c. 1869. Children per Ancestry.com :

  1. Alice Wilson, b. 17 Apr 1912 in Manchester, CT, and d. 2 Jul 1985, Vernon, CT.
  2. Howard Wilson, b. 7 May 1914, Manchester, CT, and d. 21 May 1984, Ellington, CT. He m. Louise DeCarli. She was b. 4 Apr 1919 and d. 25 Sep 1994, Vernon, CT. Children:
    1. Howard Wilson, b. 27 Dec 1947, Ellington, CT, and d. 24 Feb 1991, Willimantic, CT.
    2. David J. Wilson, b. 22 Jan 1951, Ellington, CT, and d. there 20 Aug 1986. He m. Miss Paul and had a son and daughter.
  3. George David Wilson, b. 6 Apr 1919, Manchester, CT, and d. there 28 Nov 1991.
  4. Earl Wilson, b. 29 Oct 1923, Manchester, CT, and d. 20 Dec 1993, Daytona Beach, FL.

3. William Prentice was b. Nov 1890 in CT, He appears in the 1920 and 1930 Hartford census with his wife, Eleanor, b. c. 1897 in CT. Children (per 1920 and 1930 census):

  1. Irving Prentice, b. c. 1913, RI. He might be the Irving H. Prentice shown in the SSDI as b. 26 Nov 1913 and d. 14 Dec 1987 in Manchester, Hartford Co., CT. Called a step-son in the 1930 census.
  2. Pearl Prentice, b. c. 1914, CT
  3. (illeg. dau.) Prentice, b. c. 1921, CT.

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