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Zachariah Prentice

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Zachariah Prentice
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2005 and Revised 10 Oct 2005

Update of 10 Oct 2005: Christopher Prentice, #2 below, is not the son of a Zachariah Prentice. He is the son of Valentine-3 Prentice and Abigail Walker. While Christopher does have a son, John, b. 1754 in Litchfield, CT, we have not yet documented that John had a daughter, Olive Prentice.

We found the following information posted by Dianne O'Connell at Ancestry.com but have modified that posting in accordance with our Update, above:

1. Zachariah Prentice. No date or place of birth was given. He d. Nov 1800 at an unspecified location. The name of his wife is not yet known. He had 1 or more children:

  1. (but not including) Christopher Prentice, b. 1726 and d. 14 Apr 1819. . . . . [2]

2. Christopher Prentice (son of Valentine Prentice and Abigail Walker), b. 1726, Woodbury, CT and d. 14 Apr 1819. He is #5 in our Valentine-3 eBook. He had 1 or more children, including:

  1. John Prentice. . . . . . . [3]

3. John Prentice. He is #20 in our Valentine-3 eBook. He had 11 known children. Dianne O'Connell has suggested a 12th person, below, but that connection has not yet been documented:

  1. (perhaps daughter) Olive Prentice

4. (perhaps daughter) Olive Prentice, born at at an unknown date and place and d. in VA. She m. Joseph Poole. He was b. in Petersburg, VA. They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. Sophronia Josephine Poole, b. 27 Ju.l 1807. . . . . . . [5]

5. Sophronia Joserphine Poole, b. 27 Jul 1807 and d. 14 Jul 1867, Louisburg, NC. She m. Alan Wynne on 11 Sep 1825, son of Joshua Wynne and Charity Milner. He died c. 1845 at sea, in the Gulf of Mexico,from TX to NC. Children:

  1. Adeline Wynne was born 2 APR 1827.
  2. Joseph Potswell Wynne was born 4 JUL 1828. . . . . . . [6]
  3. Anne Helen Wynne was born 25 DEC 1829.
  4. George Washington Wynne was born 19 MAR 1831.
  5. James Chesley Wynne was born 25 NOV 1832.
  6. William Winfield Wynne was born 9 MAY 1834.

6. Joseph Potswell Wynne, b. 4 Jul1828. The name of his wife is not known. They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. Robert J. Wynne, b. 6 Sep 1851 and d.1920 in Metropolis,Massac Co.,IL. He m. Mary E. Holliffield on 11 Feb 1880. She was b. 3 Jun 1839 and d. 11 Nov 1940 in Metropolis, Massac Co.,IL. Bur Canaan, Church of God, Temple Hill, Pope Co. IL. They had 1 or more children, including:

    1. Mary Catherine Wynne, b. 21 Jan 1881 and d. 11 Nov 1940, Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. She m. William David Harrington. He was b. 12 Feb 1878, Temple Hill, Pope Co., IL. Children:
      1. Dolores Blanche HARRINGTON b: 11 JUL 1916 in Beecher City,Effingham Co.,IL
      2. Ward Hamilton HARRINGTON b: 21 SEP 1908
      3. True HARRINGTON
      4. June Theresa HARRINGTON b: died at age 19
      5. John Wynne HARRINGTON
      6. William D. HARRINGTON

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