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Arthur David Prentiss of South Carolina

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Arthur David Prentiss of St. Michael and St. Phillip, Charleston Co., SC
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2004 and Revised 5 Apr 2011

Update of 5 Apr 2011: This article has been replaced by our later Summer 2011 article entitled J. George Prentice of Texas .


Update of 9 Jul 2006: Arthur appears in the 1910 census in Jacksonville Ward 8, Duval Co., FL as Arthur Brutus, b. c. 1893 SC, son of J. G. Brutus, b. c. 1873, TX (as were both of his parents) and his wife, Pallie, b. c. 1873, SC (as were both of her parents). A review of the original census film shows that "Brutus" is an erroneous indexing of "Prentiss".

Arthur's parents later appear in the 1920 census in Savannah, Chatham Co., GA, as J. George Prentiss, b. c. 1873, TX, Auto Salesman, with his wife, Pollie, b. c. 1873, SC. They do not appear in the 1930 census.



1. Arthur David Prentiss was b. 15 Oct 1892, Fairfax, Allendale Co. SC, as were both his parents. He d. 20 Sep 1954, Charleston Co., SC (per Kevin Abernethy, email, 26 Oct 2005 and Ancestry.com ). Arthur is not in the 1910 census, but does appear in the 1930 census of St. Michael and St. Phillip, Charleston Co., SC, as a Clergyman, Baptist Church, with his wife and family.

He m. 1st Emma M., b. c. 1901, SC. Children:

  1. Angus Davidson Prentiss, b. 14 Apr 1912, SC. . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. William E. Prentiss, b. c. 1915, SC.
  3. James A. Prentiss, b. c. 1916, SC.

Arthur m. 2nd Emma Mae Strickland. She was b. c. 1900 and d. 1966. She was from Smoaks, SC. They had 2 children, including per John Adams, email, 9 May 2010:

  1. Mary Louise Prentiss, b. 5 May 1923 in New Orleans, LA while my Arthur was at a seminary. Mary d. 25 Nov 2006. She m. Mr. Adams is John Adams mother.
  2. Polly Prentiss. She m. Mr. Thompson and in 2010 resides in Columbia, SC.

2. Angus Davidson Prentiss, b. 14 Apr 1912, SC (per Luella Abernethy, email, 28 Sep 2005). He d. 8 May, 1989 (per SSDI and Kevin Abernethy email of 26 Oct 2005).

He m. Alice James, b. c. 1908, Greenville Co., SC, dau. of John and Lou Elia Whitten James. She d. 29 Nov 2000, her residence at death was on Prentiss Lane, Iron Station (per Gaston Gazette Obituary of 1 Nov 2003, Gastonia, NC). Children:

  1. Luella Prentice. She m. Joe Abernathy and lived in Iron Station. Children:
    1. Cheryl Abernethy.
    2. Lauren Abernethy.
    3. Kevin Abernethy.

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