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Phineas Prentice of Worthington, Hampshire Co., MA

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Phineas Prentice of Worthington, Hampshire Co., MA
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2005 and Revised 22 Mar 2005

1. Phineas Prentice is a descendant of John-3 Prentice and is #150 in our eBook. Phineas Prentice was b. 12 Jul 1809, in Worthington, Hampshire Co, MA and was bap. 17 Sep 1809, in Worthington. His occuplation was that of a Farmer and Tanner.

He married, first, Eunice H. Cushman, 31 Dec 1832, in Worthington. She was b. 7 May 1814, in of Southwick, Hampshire, MA, and d. 22 Nov 1845, in Worthington. Ancestor Charts for can be found at Ancestry.com . Children:

  1. Marion/Mirrian C. Prentice. Born, 31 Oct 1836, in Middlefield, Hampshire, MA. . . . . . [2]
  2. Sarah Prentice. Born, 29 Jul 1838, in Middlefield, Hampshire, MA
  3. Ann E. Prentice. Born, 23 Nov 1841, in Middlefield, Hampshire, MA
  4. Nathan Clarence Prentice. Born, 10 Aug 1844, in Middlefield, Hampshire, MA At home in 1860 census in Becket, Berkshire Co., MA. Not in 1870 or 1880 census.

Phineas m. 2nd Mary H. Hamilton, 8 Apr 1846, in Middlefield, Hampshire, MA. Mary was b. in Washington, (MA?). Occupation: Teacher. Children:

  1. Harmony Maria Prentice. Born, 9 Mar 1847, in Middlefield, Hampshire, MA [127]. Not in Ancestry.com as of 21 Mar 2005.
  2. Daniel Prentice. Born, 1850. Not in 1880 census. Not in Ancestry.com as of 21 Mar 2005.

2. Marion C. Prentice, b. 31 Oct 1836 in Middlefield, Hampshire Co., MA, and d. 29 Oct 1900 in Hindsdale, Berkshire Co., MA, per Ancestry.com .

She m., as his 3rd wife, Philip Eames on 13 Jan 1861 in Becket, MA. He was b. 13 Mar 1787 in Washington, Berkshire Co., MA, and d. 20 May 1873 in Washington, MA (per Ancestry.com,. above). Phillip Eames resided in Washington, Mass., as a farmer and died there. He was very active in community affairs serving as represenative in the Mass. legislature from Washington, 1827,1828, 1833, 1835 & 1836 and at the Constitutional Convention in 1820 & 1853. For many years he was selectman and assessor. There were no children born to the marriage between Marion and Philip.

Philip Eames had m. 1st Beulah Messenger on 28 Dec1814 in Becket, Berkshire Co., MA, daughter of Bille Messenger and Miranda Ashley. She was born 10 May 1793, and died 11 Dec 1826. Children of Philip's earlier marriage to Beulah:

   1. Henry Philip Eames b: 29 NOV 1815 in Washington, MA and d. 15 FEB 1892 in Kewaskum, Washington Co., WI.  
	He m. Elmira Thompson on 1 Jan 1845 in Peru, MA.  They had a son:
	    a.  Charles Henry Eanes, b, 4 JUN 1847 in Washington, MA
   2. Beulah Emeline Eames, b. 20 OCT 1817 in Washington, Berkshire Co., MA
   3. Jane Pamelia Eames, b. 24 OCT 1819 in Washington, Berkshire Co., MA
   4. Edwin Ashley Eames, b. 20 NOV 1821 in Washington, Berkshire Co., MA
   5. Harriet E. Eames, b. 23 JUN 1824 in Washington, Berkshire Co., MA
   6. Alonzo David Eames, b. 29 SEP 1826

He had m. 2nd Hannah Hooker Messenger on 11 May 1828 in Washington, MA, daughter of Bille Messenger and Miranda Ashley. She was born 30 Jan 1802 in Becket, Berkshire Co., MA, and d. 26 Dec 1856. Children b. of Philip's earlier marriage to Hannah:

   1. Albert Francis Eames, b. 25 SEP 1831
   2. Edwin Hooker Eames, b. 23 JUN 1837
   3. Milo Ashley Eames, b. 9 JUN 1840
   4. George D. Eames, b. 19 APR 1843
   5. Henry P. Eames, b. 2 DEC 1845

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