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Amos Ebenezer Prentiss of Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA

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Amos Ebenezer Prentiss of Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2008 and Revised 10 Jul 2008

Amos Ebenezer Prentiss is #169 in our Henry eBook. We are seeking information about his wife and his descendants. Here is what we have so far:

169. Amos Ebenezer Prentiss, b. c. 1818, son of Amos and Hannah; drover. 1860 census in Cambridge, MA, indexed as Anny Prentiss. 1870 census in Arlington, Middlesex Co., MA. 1880 census in Revere, Suffolk Co., MA. Not in 1900 census.

He m. 1st in 1840 Marianne Miller. She apparently d. before 1850 as she does not appear with Amos in the 1850 census in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA.

He m. 2nd Susan Stevens, apparently after 1850 as she does not appear with Amos in the 1850 Cambridge census. Susan was the eldest daughter of Susan Prentiss Stevens. Resided in Burlington, MA. Died 1883 and estate probated Apr 1883. Said to have nine children; known children per 1850 Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA census:

  1. Eliza(?) Prentiss, b. c. 1840, MA. At home in 1850 and 1860.
  2. Sophia Prentiss, b. c. 1842, MA. At home in 1850 and 1860.
  3. Georgianna Prentiss, b. c. 1844, MA (perhaps Chelmsford). At home in 1850. Appears at home in 1860 as a son, George M. Prentiss. Not in 1880 census.
  4. Caroline Prentiss, b. c. 1846, MA (perhaps Sommerville). At home in 1850 and 1860.
  5. Frances A. Prentiss, b. c. 1848, MA. At home in 1850. She may be the Ann F. Prentiss shown at home in Cambridge in the 1860 census.
  6. Franklin A. Prentiss, b. c. 1848, MA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [169.1]
  7. Nathan R. Prentiss, son, b. c. 1852, MA. At home in 1860 census. At home in the 1870 Arlington census. At home in the 1880 Revere census. He appears in the 1900 census in Wilmington, Middlesex Co., MA, with his wife, Georgiana E., b. c. 1858, MA. 1920 census in Reading, Middlesex Co., MA. Not in 1930 census. Children:
    1. Maud/Maude E. Prentis, b. c. 1884, MA. At home in Wilmington in 1900 census. At home in Reading, Middlesex Co., in the 1920 census.
    2. Alice E. Prentiss, b. c. 1891, MA. At home in Wilmington in 1900 census.
    3. Myrtle A. Prentiss, b. c. 1896, MA. At home in Wilmington in 1900 census. She appears at home in the 1920 census in Reading as Myrtle E. Prentiss

  8. Abby L. Prentiss, b. c. 1854, MA. At home in West Cambridge in 1860 census. At home in Arlington in 1870 census.
  9. Henry B. Prentiss, b. c. 1856, MA. At home in West Cambridge in 1860 census. At home in Arlington in 1870 census. It is unclear whether he is the Henry Prentiss shown in the 1880 Boston census as b. c. 1855, MA, with his wife, Helen/Hellen L., b. c. 1856, MA (father b. in England and mother in MA); no children shown. Not in 1900 census.
  10. Orren Prentiss, b. c. 1857, MA. At home in West Cambridge in 1860 census. Not in 1870 or 1880 census.
  11. Emma F/J.. Prentiss, b. c. 1859, MA. At home in West Cambridge in 1860 census. At home in Arlington in 1870 census. At home in Revere in the 1880 census.
  12. Helen G. Prentiss, b. c. 1862, MA. At home in Arlington in 1870 census. Not home in 1880 census.

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