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Gilbert L. Prentiss of Orange, Franklin Co., MA

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Gilbert L. Prentiss of Orange, Franklin Co., MA
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2004 and Revised 6 Feb 2004

Update of 6 Feb 2004: Gilbert L. Prentiss is the son of Parley Alanson Prentis of Washington, Berkshire Co., MA and a descendant of Thomas Prentice of Newton, MA.

Original Article: 1. Gilbert L. Prentiss was b. c. 1825 in MA. He appars in the 1870 Orange, Franklin Co., MA census as a Painter with his wife, Candace, b. c. 1833, MA. Son:

  1. Frank A. Prentiss, b. c. 1856, MA. . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. Lucius Gilbert Prentiss, b. 12 Mar 1850, Orange, Franklin Co., MA (per Binney, 1883).

2. Frank A. Prentiss, b. c. 1856, MA. He appears in the 1880 Orange, Franklin Co., MA as Francis A. Prentiss living next door to his father, Gilbert L. Prentiss, above. Also shown in Francis' wife, Alice A., b. c. 1859, MA, and son:

  1. Forist/Forrest A. Prentiss, b. c. 1878, MA
  2. (perhaps) Joseph E. Prentiss, b. 20 Sep 1888. . . . . . . . [3]

3. (perhaps) Joseph E. Prentiss, b. 20 Sep 1888, MA. Although not yet linked by documentary evidence to Francis A. Prentiss, above, the date of his birth and presence in the 1920 census in Orange, Franklin Co., MA strongly suggests he may be Francis' son. Joseph m. Ruth A., b. c. 1888 in MA. Children shown in 1920 census:

  1. Jean F. Prentiss (dau.), b. c. 1917, MA.
  2. Dorene A. Prentiss, b. c. 1918, MA.

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