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William Prentiss of NY and Girard, MI

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William Prentiss of NY and Girard, Branch Co., MI
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2001 and Revised 9 Nov 2009

William Prentiss, a Clergyman, was b. c. 1828 in NY. It seems likely that he is the unmarried William H. Prentiss, Baptist Minister, who appears in the 1850 census in Pulteney, Steuben Co., NY. It also seems likely that he is the W. H. Prentiss, "C. C. Baptist," who apepars in the 1860 census in Dix, Schuyler Co., NY, with his wife and children.

William and his family remained in NY until at least 1869 when his daughter, Nettie, was born there. William then appears the next year in MI in the 1870 Girard, Branch Co., MI census as a Clergyman with his wife and family.

He m. Eliza, b. c. 1830 in NY. Known children of William and Eliza:

  1. Mary Prentiss, b. c. 1853, NY. At home in Dix,Schuyler Co., NY, in the 1860 census. At home in Girard, Branch Co., MI in the 1870 census.
  2. William H. Prentiss Jr., b. c. 1856, NY. At home in Dix,Schuyler Co., NY, in the 1860 census. At home in Girard, Branch Co., MI in the 1870 census. Not in 1880 census.
  3. Susan Prentiss, b. c. 1863, NY. At home in Girard, Branch Co., MI in the 1870 census. Not in 1880 census.
  4. Nettie Prentiss, b. c. 1869, NY. At home in Girard, Branch Co., MI in the 1870 census. Not in 1880 census.

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