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Solomon Prentiss of Walpole, Ontario, Canada

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Solomon Prentiss of Walpole, Haldimand, Ontario, Canada
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Winter 2002 and Revised 21 Jun 2008

Update of 21 Jun 2008: Solomon Prentiss may be #2.1(v) in our Summer 2001 article about Oliver Prentice of Pittstown, NY .

1. Solomon Prentiss was of Irish descent and was b. c. 1830 in Ontario. He was a farmer and a Weslyan Methodist. He appears in the 1881 Walpose, Haldimand, Ontario, Canada census with his wife and family.

He m. Ann Jane Ross, b. c. 1833 in Etobicoke, York Co., Ontario, daughter of Alexander Ross and Lydia Culham. They were of Scottish descent (per Martha Taylor, email, 11 Nov 2003)

Children shown in the 1881 census:

  1. Louis Prentiss, b. c. 1856, Ontario.
  2. John Prentiss, b. c. 1860, Ontario.
  3. Andrew L. Prentiss, b. Feb 1861, Ontario. . . . . . . . [2]
  4. William Prentiss, b. c. 1864, Ontario.
  5. Matthew Prentiss, b. c. 1866, Ontario.
  6. Lydia Prentiss, b. c. 1869, Ontario.
  7. Francis Prentiss (male), b. c. 1873, Ontario.

2. Andrew L. Prentiss, b. Feb 1861 in English Canada. He appears in the 1900 Buffalo, Erie Co., NY census with his wife, Lillian E., b. Apr 1871 in NY. Children:

  1. Lawrence Prentiss, b. Jul 1890, NY. Not in SSDI.

Andrew appears in the 1920 Buffalo census as a lodger in the home of August Willman but without his wife or son.

Who are Solomon Prentiss' Parents?

By email of 11 Nov 2003, Martha Taylor advises that some researchers have identified Solomon Prentiss as the son of Jacob Prentiss and Hannah Devins. However, that conflicts with our information. Jacob and Hanna did have a son named Solomon, but our article Summer 2001 article on Oliver Prentice of Pittstown, NY shows that he was born in PA and that he m. Catherine "Kate" Cummings.

Martha Taylor is compiling descendants of Alexander Ross and Lydia Culham. Anyone with further details about the later generations of Solomon Prentiss and Ann Ross's line is invited to contact her to exchange information. Her email address is rmtaylor@fas.harvard.edu.

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