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William Prentice of Ireland and Brooklyn, NY

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William Prentice of Ireland and Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2002 and Revised 27 Mar 2008

1. William Prentice was b. c. 1850 in Ireland (However, the 1900 census record for his son, Hiram, says William was b. in Scotland). He appears in the 1880 Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY census with his wife and family. He does not appear in the 1900, 1910 or 1920 census. census.

He m Mary A., b. c. 1851 in Ireland. Children (per 1880 census):

  1. Hiram Prentice, b. Mar 1866, NY. At home in 1880. . . . . . . [2]
  2. Joseph Prentice, b. Aug 1868, NY At home in 1880. . . . . . . [3]
  3. Mary E. Prentice, b. c. 1870, NY. At home in 1880.
  4. Hester Prentice, b. c. 1872, NY. At home in 1880.
  5. Eliza Prentice, b. c. 1874, NY. At home in 1880.
  6. Rachel Prentice, b. c. 1875, NY. At home in 1880.
  7. Margaret "Maggie" Prentice, b. c. 1879, NY. At home in 1880.

2. Hiram Prentice, b. Mar 1866, NY. A person of this name and date appears in the 1900 Brooklyn, NY, census, but it is unclear whether he is the Hiram Prentice who appears in the 1880 New York City, Kings Co., NY census (indexed as Midam Prentice) with his wife and family because it shows' Hiram's father as b. in Scotland and mother in NY instead of both parents b. in Ireland as in the 1880 census.

In any event, this Hiram Prentice m. Rosina, b. Aug 1878, NY. He does not appear in our copies of the 1910 and 1920 NY census. Children:

  1. Frank Prentice, b. 9 Oct 1898, NY. He d. c. Dec 1977, NY (per SSDI).
  2. Arthur Prentice, b. Mar 1900, NY. He does not appear in the SSDI.

3. Joseph Prentice, b. Aug 1868, NY. He appears in the 1900 New York City, Kings Co., NY census with his wife, Margaret W., b. Oct 1879, NY. He does not appear in our copies of the 1900 and 1920 NY census. Children:

  1. Joseph Prentice Jr., b. Sep 1897, NY. Not in SSDI.
  2. Margaret Prentice, b. Jan 1900, NY.

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