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John Prentice of Cookstown, Co. Armagh, Ireland

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John Prentice of Cookstown, Co. Armagh, Ireland
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2008 and Revised 15 Feb 2008

Introduction: We found the following information posted by Joanne Roe at Ancestry.com

1. John Prentice may have been b. c. 1800-1815, perhaps in, or near, Cookstown Co. Armagh, where his daughter, Martha, was b. in 1835 and which lies approximately 30-35 miles west of Belfast.

He m. Mary Ann. They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. Martha Prentice, b. 1835 in Cookstown, Co. Armagh, Ireland. . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

2. Martha Prentice, b. 1835 in Cookstown, Co. Armagh, Ireland, and d. before 1892 in Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada. They appear in the 1881 Canadian Census, Mar 1881, in Tecumseth Twp., Simcoe South, Ontario, Canada.

She m. James Earley on 23 Jan 1862 in Tecumseth Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario. He was b. 3 Jul 1842 in Cookstown, Co. Armagh, Ireland, and d. 25 Apr 1926, Tecumseth Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario. Bur in Trinity Cem., Beeton, Simcoe Co., Ontario. He was the son of James Earley (b. c. 1818) and Martha Steward (b. c. 1820 and d. c. 1914).

Children of Martha and James:

  1. William James Earley, b. 12 Jan 1863 in Beeton, Simcoe Co., Ontario
  2. Ellen Mary Earley, b. 30 Aug 1866 in Tecumseth Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario
  3. David Prentise Earley, b. c. 1868 in Tecumseth Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario
  4. Matilda Jane Earley, b. 8 Apr 1869 in Tecumseth Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario
  5. Albert Edward Earley, b. 28 Apr 1872 in Tecumseth Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario

A Descendants Chart found at Ancestry.com shows the following descendants:

1 James EARLEY b: 3 Jul 1842 d: 25 Apr 1926
  + Martha PRENTICE b: 1835 d: Bef 1892
    2 William James EARLEY b: 12 Jan 1863 d: 27 Sep 1912
      + Elizabeth HALL b: 28 Nov 1864 d: 15 Mar 1915
        3 William Clarence EARLEY b: 11 Aug 1896 d: 26 Nov 1897
        3 Ernest Wilfred EARLEY b: 28 Jan 1899
        3 David Gordon Leo EARLEY b: 20 Dec 1901
        3 James Harry EARLEY b: 15 Mar 1906
        3 Elgin Allan EARLEY b: Sep 1908
    2 Ellen Mary EARLEY b: 30 Aug 1866 d: 1912
      + Robert Thompson ROSE b: 11 Jan 1864 d: 28 Aug 1943
        3 "Ruby" Roberta Almeda Prentice ROSE b: 14 Jan 1889
          + George Herbert MABEE b: 1886
        3 Beryl Mary ROSE b: 25 Sep 1894 d: 6 Feb 1960
          + Earl Thomas MABEE b: 1889
        3 Hazel ROSE b: 1896 d: 1896
        3 Grace Matilda ROSE b: 1 Dec 1897 d: 1966
          + Richard Charles ELLISON b: 4 Aug 1893 d: 1962
            4 Charles Ray ELLISON b: 11 Mar 1918 d: 3 Sep 1918
            4 Living
            4 Meredith ELLISON b: Abt 1922 d: Abt 1922
            4 Living
            4 Living
            4 Living
            4 Living
              + Living
                5 Living
                  + Living
                5 Living
                  + Living
            4 Living
            4 Living
            4 Living
    2 David Prentise EARLEY b: Abt 1868
    2 Matilda Jane EARLEY b: 8 Apr 1869 d: 27 Jun 1905
      + Thomas William THOMPSON b: 7 Apr 1857 d: 29 Jan 1934
        3 Martin Raymond THOMPSON b: 19 Jun 1893 d: 1896
        3 Martha Matilda "Ilda" THOMPSON b: 21 Apr 1898 d: 28 Mar 1927
          + John BARTLETT b: 22 Nov 1894 d: 28 Oct 1958
            4 Living
              + Living
            4 Living
              + Living
                5 Living
                  + Living
        3 Basil Prentice THOMPSON b: 3 May 1895 d: 27 Jun 1966
          + Elizabeth Granville HARVEY b: 8 Jan 1899
            4 Living
              + Elgin BLAKELY b: Abt 1922 d: 13 Apr 1981
                5 Living
                  + Living
                    6 Living
                    6 Living
                5 Living
                  + Living
                    6 Living
                5 Living
                  + Living
                    6 Living
                    6 Living
                    6 Living
        3 Mary Helena THOMPSON b: 10 Oct 1900 d: by dec 1900
        3 Thomas William Whitney THOMPSON b: 18 Jun 1905 d: 20 Oct 1977
          + Mary Ellen "Nellie" SMART b: Oct 1908 d: 19 Apr 1931
            4 Thomas Whitney THOMPSON b: 26 Jan 1931 d: 15 Feb 1931
          + Hazel CLUTE b: Abt 1905 d: 7 May 1970
          + Elaine CAMPBELL b: Abt 1905
    2 Albert Edward EARLEY b: 28 Apr 1872 d: May 1904
      + Isobella MICHIE b: 5 Sep 1872
        3 Hazel J. EARLEY b: 8 Apr 1896
        3 Lillian Alberta EARLEY b: 21 Jul 1898
          + Dewitt H Kitson HARVEY b: 29 Mar 1896
          + Unknown ORCHARD b: Abt 1890 d: Bef 1949
        3 David Edward EARLEY b: 8 Mar 1900
        3 Muriel Mary EARLEY b: 15 Feb 1903
  + Olivia SLATER b: 3 Oct 1860 d: 17 Oct 1928

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