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Annie Prentice of Delaware Co., New York

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Annie Prentice of Delaware Co., New York
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2007 and Revised 25 Jun 2007

We are helping Bruce Van Wagner in tracing his Prentice roots. Here is what we have so far:

History:

The Holland-Dutch came to America (New Netherlands) because of the extreme poverty in Holland and the opportunity to obtain land from the Patroon who paid their fare. The first migrants arrived about 1637-1650 and went to Fort Ornage (now Albany New York) and 20 years later were given land at Rondout (now Kingston).

According to the posting by Patricia Parker at Ancestry.com , all the Van Wagoner's were originally Van Wagenens. The earliest ancestors 1635-1650 arrived in the US with no surname. About 1660 began using the name Wagwningen (after their town in Holland) and about 1670 the name first appeared in the baptism records at the Kingston Dutch Church as "Wageneingen" the "van Wageningen" (the Dutch meaning "of" or "from" hence Van Wagenen. Then in the 1800s many of the family lines began spelling the name Van Wagner and Van Wagoner.

Prentice-Van Wagoner Family:

1. Annie Prentiss may have been b. c. 1765-1770 in view of the probably age of her husband (see next paragraph). Her place of birth is not yet known. By 1804 she and her husband were living in Delaware Co., NY.

She m. Johannes Van Waggoner at some date before 1804. Given his unusual surname and the 1860 census residence of his son, Alfred, Johannes is probably the John Van Wagoner who appears in the 1810 census in Middletown, Delaware Co., NY. shown as age 26-45 and b. c. 1765-1784. He is shown with 8 children, so John is likely close to 45 and b. c. 1765.

In view of the "History" related above, Johannes Van Waggoner is almost certainly the John Van Waggenen shown in the 1790 census in Middletown, Ulster Co. (later Delaware Co.), NY, with 3 males over 16 and 4 females and 1 slave. He next appears in the 1800 census, still in Middletown which by then had become located in Delaware County.

Children of Annie and Johannes, not necessary in birth order, per Ancestry.com :

  1. John Van Waggoner
  2. Jeremiah Van Wagoner. He is probably not the Jeremiah Van Wagoner shown in the 1870 census in Polk, Benton Co., IA, as b. c. 1825, NY, and who is living with Margaret Van Wagoner, probably his widowed mother, b. c. 1800, NY. Margaret may be the wife of one of the other sons.
  3. Samuel T Van Wagoner
  4. Matilda Van Wagoner
  5. Sands Van Wagoner
  6. Alfred Van Wagoner, b. c. 1804 NY. He appears in the 1860 census in Middletown, Delaware Co., NY (but not in 1870 and later census) with his wife, Anna, b. c. 1805, NY, and probable son:
    1. George Van Wagoner, b. c. 1834, NY. At home in Middletown in 1860.

  7. Harriet Van Wagoner b: 23 Oct 1804 in Delaware Co., NY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  8. Eliza Van Waggoner b: 16 Apr 1808 in Deleware Co., NY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

2. Harriet Van Wagoner, b. 23 Oct 1804 in Delaware Co., NY, and d. 26 Sep 1894 in Kirkwood, Warren Co., IL. Harriet and her family appear in the 1860 census in Tompkins, Warren Co., NY. 1870 census in Young America Village, Warren Co., NY.

She m. Dr. Newman Abbey who was b. c. 1805, NY. Children per census and Ancestry.com :

  1. Henry Martyn Abbey, b. c. 1835, NY. He appears in the 1870 census in Young America Village, Warren Co., NY, with his wife, Mattie, b. c. 1841, NY. 1880 census in Kirkwood, Warren Co., IL, where his wife is called Martha A., b. c. 1841-1843, NY. 1900 census in Tompkins, Warren Co., IL. Children per census records:
    1. Ida Abbey, b. c. 1859, IL.
    2. Frank Abbey, b. c. 1861, NY. At home in 1880.
    3. Cora Bell Abbey, b. c. 1869, IL. At home in 1880 and 1900.
    4. Fred Abbey, b. c. 1875, IL. At home in 1880. He appears in the 1900 census in Tompkins, Warren Co., IL, with his wife Mary, b. c. 1875, and daughter:
      1. Bessie Abbey, b. c. 1896, IL.
    5. Herbert C. Abbey, b. c. 1879, IL. He appears in the 1900 census in Tompkins, Warren Co., IL, with his wife, Mabelle P., b. c. 1882, IA. No children shown.
    6. Roy H. Abbey, b. c. 1883, IL. At home in 1900.
    7. William/Willie L. Abbey, b. c. 1887, IL. At home in 1900.

  2. Horatio Abbey, b. c. 1836, NY. He appears in the 1870 census in Young America Village, Warren Co., NY, living next door to his parents, with his wife, Mary, b. c. 1848. 1900 census in Tompkins, Warren Co., NY. Children per census records:
    1. Alice Abbey, b. c. 1868, IL. At home 1870 in Young America Village, Warren Co., NY
    2. Gertrude Abbey, b. c. 1869, IL. At home 1870 in Young America Village, Warren Co., NY
    3. Arthur M. Abbey, b. c. 1874, IL. At home in 1900 in Young America Village, Warren Co., NY.
    4. Margie H. Abbey, b. c. 1882, IL. At home in 1900 in Young America Village, Warren Co., NY.
    5. Homer S. Abbey, b. c. 1884, IL. At home in 1900 in Young America Village, Warren Co., NY.

  3. Grant Abbey, b. c. 1841, NY
  4. Lucinda Abbey, b. c. 1843, NY. At home in 1870 in Young America Village, Warren Co., NY.
  5. George Abbey, b. c. 1845, NY. At home in 1870 in Young America Village, Warren Co., NY. He appears in the 1900 census in Tompkins, Warren Co., IL, with his wife, Helen B., b. c. 1845, IL. No children shown.
  6. Julie Abbey, b. c. 1847, NY.

3. Eliza Van Waggoner, b. 16 Apr 1808 in Deleware Co., NY. and d. 13 Feb 1886 in Almont, Lapeer Co., MI. Bur in Sandhills Cemetery, Almont, MI.

She m. Evert Wynkoop Lawrence on 17 Jan 1827, NY. He was b. 9 Jan 1799 in Catskill, Greene Co., NY. Children per Ancestry.com :

  1. Adeline Lawrence, b. 1828 in NY
  2. Caroline Mary Lawrence, b. 1829 in NY
  3. Nelson Lawrence, b. 1831 in NY. More information about Nelson, his wife, and his descendants can be found at Ancestry.com .
  4. Sarah A. Lawrence, b. 23 Oct 1832
  5. William Marshall Lawrence, b. 1835 in Canada
  6. Matilda C. Lawrence, b. 1837 in Canada
  7. Chancey Lawrence, b. 24 Apr 1839
  8. Lomira Lawrence, b. 2 Jun 1841 in Almont, MI.
  9. Harriett B. Lawrence, b. 1843 in Almont, MI.

Who are Annie Prentiss' Parents?

Bruce Van Wagner says that Annie's father was said to be Thomas Prentice from Stonington, New London Co., CT.

We note that the early 1790 census does show in Middletown, Ulster Co. (later Delaware Co.) a Thomas Prentice. It is unclear whether he is the Thomas Prentice, b. 7 Apr 1743, probably Stonington, who is No. 8(v) in our Thomas Prentice eBook. That 1743 birth year is consistent with Annie's estimated birth year of 1765-1770.

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