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Nathan and Henry Prentice of CT and Burlington, NY

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Nathaniel and Henry Prentice of Burlington, NY
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2007 and Revised 20 Aug 2016

We have been aiding Charles F. Prentice of Montrose, PA, and Becke Dawson in their efforts to identify their Prentice roots. This article combines information contained in our earlier articles about Nathan and Henry Prentice entitled

  1. Nathaniel and Henry Prentice of Burlington, NY ,
  2. Nathan Prentice of Nauvoo, IL ,
  3. Frederick R. Prentice of Hancock Co., IL .

Here is what we have so far:

1. (unknown) Prentice. His date and place of birth is presently unknown, but probably was in CT and approximately 1755-1765 based on the 1787 birth dates of Nathan and Henry. For several years I've been helping Charles Francis Prenticeof Montrose, PA in trying to trace his PRENTICE line which, Charles says, have their roots in the vicinity of Preston, CT. The name of the father is not yet known, but may have been b. c. 1740-1765. Charles relates that his widowed distant great grandmother moved to Burlington, NY supposedly with twin sons, HENRY PRENTICE and HENRY'S brother, NATHAN or NATHANIEL PRENTICE.

The name of his wife, and her date and place of birth is presently unknown, but probably was in CT and approximately 1755-1765 based on the 1787 birth dates of her sons, Nathan and Henry, below.

It is Charles Francis Prentice's family oral history that their widowed mother (name unknown) moved from the Preston-Plainfield area of CT to Burlington Flats, Otsego County, NY. We do not know when she moved to Burlington Flats, other than it was some date between 1787, when her sons were born, and 1820, when the sons appear in the Burlington census. Why did she move to Burlington Flats? Perhaps to join one or more family members or kin who had moved there earlier.

She does not appear as the head of a household in the 1790, 1800, 1810 or 1820 census. During those census years, only the name of the head of the household was listed, so it seems likely that she either was a member of another household or remarried to a different surname since a Prentice female of sufficient age (55-65) to be her does not appear. She does not appear in the households of her sons, Nathan and Henry and either was deceased by 1820 or living in another household.

Children of widowed mother per Charles Francis Prentice:

  1. Nathan Prentice, b. in or near Preston, CT in 1787. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. Henry Prentice, b. in or near Preston, CT in 1787. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

2. Nathan Prentice, perhaps twin, b. in or near Preston, CT in 1787 and d. 22 Apr 1872 in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL.

    Note: The Barbour Index does not show a 1787 entry for a Nathan Prentice. It does show an 18 Dec 1787 entry for an unnamed "Prentice," son of Thomas Prentice of Stonington who m. Anna Downer of Preston on 19 Apr 1787. An entry on that same page, 4/67, says that child d. 23 Feb, but fails to give the year of death. Stonington lies on the coast about 20 mile SSE of Preston.

    Nathan was living with his son, Luke, in the 1870 Nauvoo census at age 82. Becke Dawson's email of 10 May 2007 provides the following additional information from the biography of Nathan's son, Luke Prentice, contained in the 'History of Hancock County', 1880 Gregg's:

      "Luke P. Prentice, retired farmer, was born in Otsego county, N.Y., in 1817, and is a son of Nathan and Eliza Briggs, natives of New York and Connecticut, who emigrated to Illinois in 1836 and settled in McDonough county, where they resided until 1846, when he moved to this [Hancock] county and settled in Nauvoo, where they both died. He was an early settler of both counties, and residing on the main road for many years, was widely known and highly esteemed by all who knew him."

    Nathan is probably the same person as the Nathan Prentiss who appears in the 1820 census in Burlington, Otsego Co., NY, age 26-45 (b. c. 1775-1794). with a wife, age 26-45 (b. c. 1775-94) and children:

    1. Son Prentiss, age 10-16 and b. 1804-1810. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4] Nathan Prentice
    2. Son Prentiss, age 0-9 and b. c. 1811-1820.
    3. Son Prentiss, age 0-9 and b. c. 1811-1820.

    Subject to verification, Nathan is likely the Nathan who later appears in the 1830 census in New Lisbon, Otsego Co., NY, which lies about 10 miles SSW of Burlington, age 40-50 (b. c. 1780-90) with his apparent wife, age 30-40 (b. c 1790-1800) and children:

    1. Son Prentiss, age 10-15 and b. 1815-20. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5] Frederick Roy Prentice
    2. Son Prentiss, age 15-20 and b. c. 1810-15
    3. Dau. Prentiss, age 10-15 and b. c. 1815-20.c. 1811-1820.

    Nathan m. Elizabeth Briggs, b. c. 1791, NY and d. 1864, Nauvoo. Elizabeth was the sister of Loton/Lotan Briggs who m. Touradocta/Touradocia Pope whose daughter, Sarah Mariah Briggs . Dann Nathan Travis Prentice (#9, below)

    Children per 1850 Nauvoo census and Becke Dawson, email, 12 May 2007):

    1. Luke Perkins Prentice, b. Oct 1817, NY, his wife, Christianna, and daughter, Lucia. . . . . . . . [2a]
    2. Mary E. Prentice, b. NY. By email of 12 May 2007, Becke Dawson reports:

        "Mary E., born NY. . . married Adam Swartz Dec 26, 1844 in McDonough County, Illinois. In [her brother} Luke's obit it states 'He is the last surviving member of his family, his sister, Mrs. Mary Swartz, and a brother having proceeded him to the promised land.' Adam was born in Adams County, PA, in 1814 and was a son of Adam Swartz - was left an orphan at age 8. This according to his bio. He was married [prior] to marrying Mary Prentice, his 1st wife having died.

    By email of 9 May 2007, Becke Dawson reports that Nauvoo's County Seat, Carthage, IL, show that Elizabeth was b. 22 Jan 1791 in Otsego Co., NY, and d. 16 Aug 1864 in Nauvoo. Elizabeth was the daughter of Perez Briggs (b. 7 Sep 1746 Voluntown, New London Co. CT, and d. 24 Apr 1818, Burlington, Otsego Co., NY) and Elizabeth Smith (b. 1754 Voluntown, New London Co., CT, and d. 25 Jun 1824, Burlington, Otsego Co., NY). Becke Dawson's email of 10 May 2007 provides the following additional information contained in the 'History of Hancock County', 1880 Gregg's:

      "Perez Briggs ( son of Noah Briggs and Elizabeth Trumbull) b. Sept 7, 1746 Voluntown, Connecticut [and] d. April 24, 1818 Otsego County, New York. He and Elizabeth Smith had at least 8 children. The first 5 were born in Voluntown, Connecticut - the last of those 5 born 1787. The following three, of which Elizabeth was the first were born in Otsego County, New York.

      ". . . Noah Briggs, of Bristol County, Massachusetts, moved to Voluntown, Connecticut, about 1745. He married Elizabeth Trumbull, of Taunton, Massachusetts, where he resided for several years. Eleven children were born to them, namely, Elkanah, Zephaniah, Perez, William, Isaac, John, James, Betsey, Freelove, Sarah and Susan. Zephaniah married and lived in Sherman, Connecticut, and died in 1838 or 1839, aged one hundred and two years. Perez married Elizabeth Smith and lived in Burlington, Otsego County, New York. He settled in 1789, in Burlington.

      William married a Gallup, and resided in Sterling, Conn., and died at the age of 93. Isaac was not married, and died a soldier in Washington's army. John married a Hall, and moved to Skaneateles, NY, and died in 1838, leaving several children. John was a Revolutionary War soldier. William and James were soldiers, also. James married, Phebe Bowen, of Rhode Island, and had twelve children. "

    Becke Dawson also located Elizabeth Briggs' brother, Lotan and his wife & family, locating to Iowa Territory - Lee County - which is directly across the river from Nauvoo, in the 1840 census. Supposedly he emigrated there in 1839.

    By email of 11 May 2002, Connie Eccles advises that both Nathan and Elizabeth have a joint stone at the Historic Nauvoo Cemetery.

    A listing of famous people related to Perez Briggs can be found at Ancestry.com: Relation Finder .

    2a. Luke Perkins Prentice,aka Luke Peley Prentice, b. Oct 1817, Otsego Co., NY (per 1900 census) and d. after 1900 when he appeared in the Carthage, Hancock Co., IL census at age 82. 1860 in Sonora, Hancock Co., IL. A biographical sketch for Luke can be found at Ancestry.com .

    He m. Christina L. Hall on 15 Jun 1847 in Hancock Co., IL. She was b. 21 Jul 1821, Erie Co., NY, and d. 1854, Hancock Co., NY, and is also bur. in the Historic Nauvoo Cemetery, Nauvoo, IL. She was the dau. of William Hall and Elizabeth Bellinger. A biographical sketch and photo of William Hall and h is family can be found at Ancestry.com . Luke and his family were living with Nathan and Elizabeth in the 1850 Nauvoo census

    Becke Dawson's email of 11 May 2007 says that ". . . Christine Hall, according to the same bio of Luke's was a native of Erie County, New York." It is presently unclear whether Christine Hall is the same person as the Christiana Hall shown in the IGI as b. 21 Jul 1822, of New York, dau. of William Hall and Elizabeth Bellinger.

    Children:

    1. Lucia Jane. Prentice, b. c. 1848, IL. 1860 in Sonora, Hancock Co., IL. She m. William H. Walters on 1 May 1871 in Hancock Co., IL. He was b. c. 1841, PA. They appear in the 1880 Dallas, Hancock Co., IL census with their children:
      1. Jessee M. Walters, dau., b. c. 1871, IL.
      2. Mary H. Walters, b. c. 1878, IL.

    2. Mary E. Prentice, b. c. 1853, IL, and d. 1935, Los Angeles, CA. She m. James T. Gill on 3 Nov 1872 in Hancock Co., IL. He was b. 1843, IL, and served in the Civil War. She appears as a widow in the 1880 and 1900 Carthage, Hancock Co., IL census with her son:
      1. Thomas Edwin Gill, b. 29 Sep 1873, Dallas City, Hancock Co., IL, and d. 3 Aug 1953, Los Angeles Co., CA. At home with his mother in 1900 Carthage census. Thomas does not appear in the 1920 census. Heappears in the 1930 census in Los Angeles, CA, with his wife, Myla Fletcher Ritzinger who he m. 30 Jun 1902 in Burlington, Des Moines, IA. She was b. 2 Mar 1874, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, and d. 28 Jun 1945, Los Angeles Co., CA. Children:
        1. Marianne E. Gill, b. 5 Dec 1905, Pueble, Pueblo Co., CO, and d. 6 Mar 1962, Fontana, San Bernadino Co., CA. She m. Joseph White Medley, 1`5 Oct 1925, Los Angeles, CA. Children:
          1. Joseph White Medley 1901 – 1981
          2. Edwin White Medley 1926 – 2000
        2. James R. Gill, b. 4 Oct 1909, CO, and d. 5 Apr 1975, Vista, San Diego Co., CA.
    3. William Henry Prentice, b. 14 Jan 1857, IL, and d. 19 Sep 1921, Canton, Lewis Co., MO. 1860 in Sonora, Hancock Co., IL. 1880 in Carthage, Hancock Co., IL. He m. Elizabeth Mary Hamilton on 18 Dec 1895, Canton, Lewis Co., MO. She was b. 28 Jul 1867, Quincy, IL, and d. 13 or 18 Sep 1927. Bur Forest Grove Cem., Canton, Lewis Co., MO. Children:
      1. Edgar L. Prentice, b. c. 1901, MO, and d. 1972, Canton, Lewis Co., MO 1910, 1920 at home in La Belle, Lewis Co., MO. 1940 a garage mechanic in Rural, Lewis Co., MO, with an 8th grade education. He m. Leona Blessing, b. c. 1904, MO, and d. 1962, Canton, Lewis Co., MO. She was the dau. of Clarence and Bessie Blessing. No children shown in 1940 census. He m. 2nd Helen Hetzler on 8 Jul 1957, Esther, MO. She was b. 11 Sep 1900 and d. Jan 1982 in Quincy, IL, age 81.
      2. Claude H. Prentice, b. 15 Apr 1902, MO, and d. 12 Nov 1983, Quincy, IL, age 81.. 1910, 1920 at home in La Belle, Lewis Co., MO. He m. 1st Nellie Stephens in 1920, MO. She was b. c. 1900, MO. 1940 in Lewistown, ewis Co., MO, a clerk in a General Merchandise Store with 4 years of High School; no children shown.
      3. Matthew Allen Prentice, b. 12 Feb 1904, Lewistown, MO, and d. 23 Jul 1947, St. Louis, MO, age 43. 1910, 1930 at home in La Belle, Lewis Co., MO. Bur. Canton MO, per Death Certificate. .He m. Ethel but divorced at time of death per Death Certificate.
    4. John Milton Prentice, b. Jan 1847 in Wood Co.(?) IN. He m. Phoebe C. Melton. She was b. Oct 1857, IN. Children:
      1. Anna E. Prentice, b. c. 1880.
      2. Arminta J. Prentice, b. Dec 1881. She m. William R. Phipps on 6 Nov 1900, Daviess Co., IN. He was b. c. 1878, IN.
      3. Amanda Prentice, b. Feb 1885, Elmore, Daviess Co., IN. 1900 at home in Elmore.
      4. Goldie L Prentice, "Goilda", b. 19 Sep 1889, Elmore Daviess Co., IN, and d, 10 Jun 1955, age 65.
      5. Jacob Prentice, b. 16 Mar 1892, Elmore, Daviess Co., IN, and d. 1962, age 70. He m. Hettie Catherine Simpson on 6 Jul 1912, in Greene Co., IN. Children:
        1. Earnest Prentice, b. c. 1918, IN. 1940 at home in Spencer, Owen Co., IN.
        2. Virginia Prentice, b. c. 1923, IN. 1940 at home in Spencer, Owen Co., IN.
        3. Marcella Prentice, b. c. 1925, IN. 1940 at home in Spencer, Owen Co., IN.
        4. Gardner Lee Prentice, b. 24 May 1926. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2b]
        5. Nora J Prentice, b. c. 1931, IN. 1940 at home in Spencer, Owen Co., IN.
        6. Bettie Prentice, b. c. 1935, IN. 1940 at home in Spencer, Owen Co., IN.
        7. Phillis Prentice, b. c. 1937, IN. 1940 at home in Spencer, Owen Co., IN.
        8. Max T Prentice, b. c. 1938, IN. 1940 at home in Spencer, Owen Co., IN.

    He is likely the Luke T/P Prentice, shown in the IL Marriage Index, who m. Mrs. Lydia A. (Quimby) Belt on 9 Jan 1856 in Knox Co., IL (per IL Marriage Index) which was about 2 years after the death of Luke's first wife, Christina. Lydia was b. c. 1826, MD. Becke Dawson's email of 12 May 2007 contains the following information about Lydia:

      "In Luke's bio it states: 'His present wife, Lydia AnnQuimby, in a native of Ohio.' In Luke's obit it states: 'In 1856 he was married to Mrs. Lydia A. Belt, sister of Rev. J. B. Quimby, formerly of this city.' Also, there was a bio for Jesse B. Quimby b. Harford county, MD, August 5, 1822. His parents settled in Wilmington county, O. He became a minister of the M.E. Church."

    Luke and Lydia appear in the 1860 Sonora, Hancock, IL census and the 1880 Carthage, Hancock, IL census. Children (per 1860 and 1880 census):

    1. William H. Prentice, b. Jan 1857, IL. At home in 1870 and1880 census. 1900 in La Belle, Lewis Co., MO, with his wife, Elizabeth M., m. 18 Dec 1895, Cnton, Lewis Co., MO. She was b. Jul 1869, IL.
    2. Ella Prentice, b. c. 1862, IL. At home in 1870 and 1880 census.
    3. Adda Prentice, b. 4 Jul 1865, IL, and d. 4 Jan 1951, Carthage, Hancock Co., IL. Bur. Moss Ridge Cem., Carthage. At home in1870. She m John Wesley Wllliams, b Nov 1865, IL. In the 1900 census they are living with her father, Luke, in Carthage, Hancock Co., IL with daughter:
      1. Miriam E. Williams, b. 21 Nov 1896, Hancock Co., IL, and d. 9 Sep 1994, Carthage, Hancock Co., IL. Bur Moss Ridge Carthage. 1940 single and living at home.
      2. Wesley Prentice Williams, b. 21 Jun 1906, Carthage, Hancock Co., IL, abd d 19 Jul 1924, age 18, Carthage. Bur. Moss Ridge Cem., Carthage.

    2b Gardner Lee Prentice, b. 24 May 1926, and d. Oct 1984, Anderson, IN, age 58.

    He m. as her 1st husband Peggy Jane Gardner. She was b. 22 Dec 1929, McCordsville, IN, and d. 1 Jun 2015, Anderson, IN, age 85. Her obituary reads as follows:

      Herald Bulletin, The (Anderson, IN) - Wednesday, August 17, 2016: Peggy Prentice Fisher

      ANDERSON, IN — Peggy Prentice Fisher, 85, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2015, at Community Hospital of Anderson. She was born Dec. 22, 1929, in McCordsville, the daughter of Merton and Naomi (Apple) Gardner.

      She lived in Anderson all of her adult life. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Shrine Club and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Anderson Veterans of Foreign Wars. She was an avid bowler, who at one time won the City Tournament. She was also a Cub Scout leader.

      Peggy is survived by her children, Michael (Kathryn) Prentice, Michelle Matthews and Steve (Stuart Lamar) Prentice, all of Anderson; grandchildren, Mikial Prentice and Alex Shaw; siblings, David (Jane) Gardner and Ruthann (Don) Lawyer; her special friend, Bear, the dog; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Gardner Prentice; second husband, Ivan Fisher; and two grandchildren, Jocelyn Matthews and Zachary Matthews.

      Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory with the Rev. Steve Gettinger officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Lawn Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home Online condolences may be made at www.brownbutzdiedring.com.

    Children of Gardner and Peggy:

    1. Michael Prentice. He m. Kathryn. 2016 in Anderson, IN.
    2. Steve Prentice. 2016 in Anderson, IN.
    3. Michelle Prentice. She m. Mr. Matthews Prentice. 2016 in Anderson, IN.

    3. Henry Prentice, perhaps twin, b. in or near Preston, CT in 1787.

    On 20 Feb 1812, Henry married Phebe Smith who was b. 21 Oct 1793, dau. of Joseph Smith (Jul 1766 to 11 Dec 1844) and Phebe Pope (1782-1848). Phebe was the dau. of Gershom Pope (1743-1810) and Hannah Smith (1742-1830).

    An extensive ancestor chart for Gershom Pope can be found at Ancestry.com .

    Henry and Phebe had several children (for additional descendants of Henry, see Appendix A . He appears in the 1820 Burlington, Otsego Co., NY census 2 households away from his brother, Nathan, with 2 children under 10 years of age. Known children:

    1. Henry Prentice, b. c. 1816 and d. before 1900,Otsego Co., NY. He m. 1st Harriet Meacham per Ancestry.com . He m. 2nd Laura Bishop, b. 15 May 1824, Otsego, Otsego Co., NY, and d. there after 1900. She was the dau. of Oliver Biship (1793-1852) and Hannah Morris (1795-1870). 1870 in Hartwick, Otsego Co., NY. Living next door to his brother, , John, in the 1870 censs. They had 1 or more children, including:
      1. Eva Prentice, b. c. 1857, NY. 1870 at home in Hartwick, Otsego Co., NY.
    2. (dau.) Prentice, b. 20 Feb1815, Burlington, Otsego Co., NY.
    3. John Adams Prentice, b. 29 Oct 1817, Burlington, Otsego Co., NY and d. 27 Jun 1900, Guilford, Chenango Co., NY. Living next door to his brother, Henry in the 1870 census.

      He m. Lydia Ann Monroe on 20 Feb 1840, probably Burlington where both were born. She was b. 1 Mar 1822, Burlington, Otsego Co., NY, and d. 4 Jan 1904, Guilford, Chenango Co., NY. Children per Ancestry.com :

      1. George William Prentice 1845 – 1852
      2. Henry Josiah Prentice 1850 – 1852
      3. George Henry Prentice, b. 17 Jan 1853, Edmeston, Otsego Co., NY, and d. 1945. 1860 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY. 1870 and 1880 in Hartwick, Otsego Co., NY . 1920 in Avoca, Luzerne Co., PA. He m. Henrietta J. McCullchan on 4 Apr 1884. She was b. 24 Mar 1861, IA, or c. 1863, PA, and d. 1948 per Ancestry.com . They appear in the 1940 census in Dalton, Lackawanna Co., PA, without children at home. Children per Ancestry.com, above.
        1. Pearl Anna Prentice, b. 17 Apr 1886, Mt. Upton, NY. 1920 at home in Avoca, Luzerne Co., PA.
        2. Neil Leslie Prentice, b. 30 Oct 1889, Gilbertsville, NY, and d. 4 Dec 1978, Lake Co., FL. 1920 at home. 1930 not in census. 1940 living with family of sister, Julia.
        3. Ruth Edna Prentice, b. 10 Oct 1891, New Berline, NY. 1920 at home.
        4. Julia Prentice, b. c. 1894, NY, and d. c. 1965. She m. Emerson Hastie in 1918. He was b. c. 1897, PA, and d. Dec 1965, West Chester, Chester Co., PA. He was the son of James Hastie (b. c. 1870) and Bernice (b. c. 1876). Children per Ancestry.com :
          1. Roberta Hastie, b. c. 1920, Duryea, Luzerne Co., PA.
          2. James Hastie, b. c. 1922, Duryea, Luzerne Co., PA. He m. and had a son and daughter.
          3. George Hastie, b. c. 1924, Duryea, Luzerne Co., PA.
          4. Paul Hastie, b. c. 1927, Duryea, Luzerne Co., PA.
          5. Harriet Hastie, b. 15 Jan 1919, Duryea, Luzerne Co., PA, and d. 2 days later.
          6. John William Hastie, b. 30 Sep 1929, Avoca or Duryea, Luzerne Co., PA, and d. 29 Jan 2001 Birdsboro, Berks Co., PA.
        5. Blanch Lydia Prentice, b. 4 Aug 1895, Waymart, PA. 1910 at home in Newport, Luzerne Co., PA.
        6. Myra Henrietta Prentice, b. 28 May 1899, Moscow, PA. 1920 at home in Avoca, Luzerne Co., PA..
    4. George Loren Prentice, b. 8 Nov 1820. Not in 1880 census. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3.1]
    5. Truman Prentice, b. 11 Jul 1824. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [6]
    6. Don Smith Prentice, b. 5 Feb 1828. He appears in the 1880 New Hartford, Oneida, NY census with his wife, Caroline, b. c. 1833, NY, and children:
      1. Delamot Prentice, b. c. 1867, NY. Not in 1920 census.
      2. Carrie Prentice, b. c. 1875, NY.
      Also living with the family was Lorin Tillson, Father in Law, b. c. 1808, NY.
    7. William Ledyard P.Prentice, b. 30 Jan 1830. He appears in the 1880 census in Otsego, Otsego Co., NY with his wife, Mary A. Meacham, b. c. 1833, NY. No children are shown.
    8. Phebe Prentice.

    3.1 George Loren Prentice, b. 8 Nov 1820, Burlington, Otsego Co., NY. He appears in the following census records:

    • 1850-1860, Burlington, Otsego Co., NY.
    • 1870-1880, Butternuts, Otsego Co. NY. (1880 called "L. George Prentice")
    • 1900: He was living with the family of his son, Don, in the 1900 census in Gilbertsville Vill, Otsego Co., NY.

    He m. Abigail S. Perry, b. 1823, Otsego, Otsego Co., NY and d. after 1880, probably in Otsego Co., NY. She was the dau. of Micah Michael Perry and Hannah Cass. An Ancestor Chart for Abigail can be found at Ancestry.com . Children:

    1. Truman Cass Prentice, b. c. 1849, Otsego Co., NY. At home in 1860. An unmarried farm laborer in the 1870 census in Butternuts, Otsego Co., NY. Not in 1880 census.
    2. John Rose Prentice, b. Oct 1850, Otsego Co., NY. At home in 1860 and 1870. . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3.2]
    3. Charles M. Prentice, b. c. 1853, Otsego Co., NY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3.3]
    4. Mary Amanda Prentice, b. c. 1854, Otsego Co., NY. At home in 1860 and 1870.
    5. Frank H. Prentice, b. c. 1855, Otsego Co., NY. At home in 1860, 1870 and 1880.
    6. Don Prentice, b. c. 1858, Otsego Co., NY. At home in 1880.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3.4]

    3.2 John Rose Prentiss was b. Oct 1850 in NY. Although additional investigation is needed to confirm that he is the same person, he is probably the John R. Prentice who appears in the 1860, 1880 and 1900 Otsego County, NY census with his wife, Ella A., b. Oct 1852 in NY. They had 1 or more children, including:

    1. Nellie M. Prentice, b. c. 1879, NY. She appears living at home in the 1900 Otsego Co. census with her husband, Walter A. Nearing, b. c. Nov 1877, NY and her daughter:
      1. Beatrice Nearing, b. May 1899, NY.

    3.3 Charles Morton Prentiss, b. 9 Sep 1852, NY, and d. 24 Mar 1930. At home, unmarried, in 1870.

    He m. 1st Elizabeth Adelaide Hollis (1954-1877). Son"

    1. George Richard Prentice, b. 12 Oct 1877, Butternuts, NY, and d. 28 Apr 1957, Milford, NY. He appears in the 1930 Unadilla census with his wife, Bessie, b. c. 1890, and children:
      1. Loren Boyd Prentice (son), b. 7 Oct 1912, Unadille, NY, and d. 21 Mar 1984, Brunswick, ME. He m. Mary Chamberlain and had 2 sons.
      2. Lois Wealthy Prentice, b. 15 Nov, Unadilla, NY, and d. 11 Sep 2012, Rockdale, NY. Her obituary reads as follows:

          Lois Prentice Georgia: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice, Daily Star, The (Oneonta, NY) - Friday, September 14, 2012

          OTEGO _ Lois Georgia, 98, of Otego, was reunited with her loved ones in Heaven on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. Lois was born Nov. 15, 1913, the daughter of George and Bessie Prentice. She married Carlton W. Georgia on June 29, 1936, in Rockdale. Carlton and Lois established a small dairy farm in Otego, where they raised their three children and enjoyed a simple, country life. Lois was a lifelong member of the Otego United Methodist Church. Ever optimistic, determined and hard working, she loved music, cooking, gardening and devoured thousands of books over her lifetime.

          Lois was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Carlton; and her daughter, Mary Cooper.

          She is survived by two children and their spouses, Milton and Linda Georgia of Greene, and Martha and Roger Nolf of Reed City, Mich.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

          There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at Root Funeral Home in Greene. Burial will immediately follow in the Ouleout Valley Cemetery in Franklin. Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Greene Emergency Squad or the Otego United Methodist Church. Remembrances and condolences may be sent to the family at www.rootfh.com.

        Lois m. Carlton Wesley Georgia on 29 Jun 1936, Rockdale, NY. He was b. 5 Jul 1911 and d. 17 Jun 2000. Children per her obituary:

        1. Mary Georgia. She m. Mr. Cooper and d. before 2012.
        2. Milton Georgia. He m. Linda and in 2012 lived in Greene, NY.
        3. Martha Georgia. She m. Roger Nolf and in 2012 lived in Reed City, MI.

      3. Charles F. Prentice, b. c. 1917, NY.
      4. Richard Hollis Prentice, b. 9 May 1921, Norwich, NY, and d. 27 Feb 1945, Germany.
      5. Caroline Cora Prentice, b. 10 May 1924, NY, and d. 3 Nov 1997, Bronx, NY. She m. 1st (unknown) on 21 Apr 1942, Unadilla, NY, and had 2 daughters. She m. 2nd Guy Eckler (1891-1979). ` She m. 3rd Albin Joseph Konchar on 28 Jun 1980. He was b. 1920 and d. 1992.
      6. Emma Elizabeth Prentice, b. 15 Feb 1926, Unadilola, NY, and d. 16 Jan 1965. She m. and had 1 son and 5 daughters.

    He m. 2nd Cora V. Finch on 23 Apr 1879. He appears in the 1880 and 1910 census in Unadilla, Otsego Co., NY, as a farmer, with his wife, Cora V..

    3.4 Don Prentice, b. c. 1858, Otsego Co., NY. At home in 1880. He may also be the Don Pentice, b. c. 1858, who appears in the 1930 census in Earlville, Madison Co., NY with his wife, Cora, b. c. 1863. No children are shown, but they might have left home by then. However, no other Prentices appear in Madison Co., NY in the 1930 census. Don died before the 1940 census where his wife appears as a widow.

    He m. Cora R. c. 1881, NY. She was b. Jul 1863, NY. They appear in the 1900 census in Gilbertsville Vill., Otsego Co., NY. She appears as a widow in the 1940 census in Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY, living with her daughter, Myrtle.They had 1 or more children, including:

    1. Myrtle Prentice, b. Jul 1885, NY. At home in 1900 census in Gilbertsville Village. She m. Raymend L. Chamberlain. In 1920 & 1940 they were living in Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY, with no children shown.

    4. Son Prentiss, age 10-16 and b. 1804-1810. Subject to verification, he is likely the Nathan Prentice who later appears in the 1830 census in Burlington, Otsego Co., NY as age 20-30 and b. 1800-1810 with his wife, age 20-30 and b. c. 1800-1810. Also living with them is an older female, age 60-70 and b. c. 1760-70 who might be either the mother of Nathan or the mother of Nathan's wife, and son:

    1. Son Prentice, age 0-5 and b. 1825-40

    We think it is also likely that "Son Prentice" may be the same person as Nathan Prentice who appears in our Fall 2012 Prentice Newsletter in the article entitled Nathan Prentice of Burlington, Otsego Co., NY . Investigation is continuing.

    5. Son Prentiss, age 10-15 and b. 1815-20. Tentatively he is identified as Frederick Ray Prentice/Prentiss, b. 2 Jan 1815, Otsego Co., NY and d. 28 Jul 1879, Polk Co., IA and bur. at Rising Sun Cem., Polk County. Frederick first appears in the 1850 Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL census. The 1850 census does not give the birth place of Frederick's father, but we do know from the 1850 census that Frederick's father was living in NY in 1815 when Frederick was born.

    Entire families of parents-children, brothers and sisters often moved together in that period, so we took a look to see what other families appeared in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL during that same period. Nathan's age is such that he may be Frederick's father. There is an appropriate age spread of 28 years between them. And their respective NY residences (1815 and 1817) and Nauvoo residences (1847 and 1850) coincide. It may also be significant that Frederick named one of his sons "Daniel Nathan Travis Prentice".

    Frederick's 1815 birth would also match the 1811-1820 birth period of 1 of Nathan's 2 young sons shown in the 1820 census.

    Frederick m. Lucy Ann Kirk, b. 27 Nov 1824, Lebanon, Marion Co., KY and d. 22 Feb 1905, Polk Co., IA (per Illinois Marriage Index). She was the dau. of Travis Kirk and Malinda?Melinda Purdy. An Ancestor Chart for Travis Kirk can be found at Ancestry.com .

    Lucy is bur. Rising Sun Cem. with her husband. They were m. 7 Dec 1843 in McDonough Co., IL. Lucy later appears in the 1880 Grant, Polk Co., IA census without her husband. She also appears in the 1900 Mitchellsville, Polk Co., IA census living with her daughter, Mary. Their children per John Casall, email, 1 Sep 2010:

    1. Pitt Prentice, b. 8 Jul 1845, IL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [7]
    2. DeWitt Prentice, b. 2 Jun 1847, Polk Co., IL and d. 27 Oct 1888, Polk Co., IA, and bur. Rising Sun Cemetery. At home in 1880, unmarried. By email of 31 Aug 2005, Becke Dawson relates she has a copy of a letter by DeWitt his mother, Lucy, from Stockton, CA who was there with his brother, Ray, and family.
    3. Ray Prentice, b. 12 Sep 1849, IL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [8]
    4. Daniel Nathan Travis Prentice, b. 27 Oct 1851, IL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[9]
    5. Mary Prentice, b. 19 Nov 1854, Polk Co., IA, and d. there 29 Jul 1912, IA. Bur. in Rising Sun Cemetery. At home in 1880, unmarried, and living with her mother in the 1900 census.
    6. Ellen Prentice, b. 24 Nov 1856, IA,, and d. 16 May 1896. She m. Joseph Alexander Purdy on 25 Jan 1883 in Polk Co., IA..
    7. Josephine Prentice, b. 7 Mar 1860, IA. She m. John A. Westergren on 5 Jan 1890, Polk Co., IA. He was b. c. 1863, Sweden. They appear in the 1920 census in Chicago, Cook Co., IL, and in the 1930 census in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL. Son:
      1. (illegible) Westergren, b.c. 1899, IL. At home in Chicago in the 1930 census. He may, or may not, be the Edwin Westergren who appears in the 1930 Chicago census as b. c. 1899, IL, with his wife, Helen, b. c. 1904. He is probably the same person as Edwin Westergren shown in the SSDI as b. 28 Jul 1898, who received his SS# in IL, and d. Nov 1967 in Chicago.
    8. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 5 Nov 1863, Polk Co., IA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [10]
    9. William Prentice, b. 17 May 1866, IA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [11]

    6. Truman Prentice, b. 11 Jul 1824, NY. Not in 1870 census. Although additional investigation is needed for confirmation, he may be the same person as the Truman Prentice who appears in the 1860 census in Clinton Co., PA, as b. c. 1826 in NY with his wife, Elizabeth, b. c. 1826, PA. He is probably the same Truman Prentis who appears in the 1880 census in Sterling Run, Cameron Co., PA. Children:

    1. William Prentice, b. c. 1849, PA. Not in 1870 census. He does appear in the 1880 census in Sterling Run, Cameron Co., PA, working at a Tannery, and with his wife, Margarette, b. c. 1845, PA. Not in 1920 census. Children (per 1880 census):
      1. Ella Prentice, b. c. 1873, PA.
      2. Charles Prentice, b. c. 1877, PA. He may, or may not, be the Charles Prentice shown in the 1920 census in Baltimore, MD, b. c. 1878, PA and living with his sister, Cora, b. c. 1880, MD. If the same person, then Cora would be a daughter of William b. after the 1880 census and who had moved to MD in 1880. However, William does not appear at all in the 1920 census.
    2. John L. Prentice, b. c. 1852, PA. At home in 1880. Not in 1920 census.
    3. Mary C.(?) Prentice b. c. 1853, PA. At home in 1880.
    4. Amelia Prentice, b. c. 1865, PA. Not at home in 1880.
    5. Marcus E. Prentice, b. c. 1859. PA. Not in 1870 census. At home in 1880. Not in 1900, 1910 or 1920 census.

    Also shown in Truman's home in the 1880 census in Sterling Run, Cameron Co., PA are:

    1. Robery Littlefield, son in law, b. c. 1844,
    2. Robert L. Littlefield, grandson, b. c. 1872. Not in 1920 census.
    3. William Littlefield, grandson, b. c. 1874. Not in 1920 census.
    4. Truman Prentice, grandson, b. c. 1875, PA. . . . . . . [12]

    It is improbable that Amelia Prentice, b. 1865, is the mother of the Littlefield children. It is more likely that Truman had another daughter, b. before 1849, who did not appear in the 1860 census, who m. Robert Littlefield.

    7. Pitt Prentice, b. 8 Jul 1845, McDonough Co., IL and d. 28 Apr 1891 in Mitchellville, Polk Co., IA and bur. there. He appears in the 1880 Polk Co., IA census with his wife and family.

    He m. Sarah Elizabeth Young on 29 Aug 1872, Polk Co., IA. She was b. c. 1849, IN, dau. of John S. Young and Mary of Polk Co, IA. She appears as a widow in the 1900 census in Des Moines, Polk Co., IA. with her daughters. Children:

    1. Fanny Prentice, b. 26 Feb 1876, Polk Co., IA. At home in 1900 Des Moines, IA, census.
    2. Edith Prentice, b. 31 Jan 1878, Polk Co., IA At home in 1900 Des Moines, IA, census.

    8. Ray Prentice, b. 12 Sep 1849, IL, and d. after 1930. At home in 1880, unmarried. He appears in the 1900 Vallejo, Solano Co., CA census with his wife and family.

    He m. Mary Elizabeth Webb in CA. She was b. c. Apr 1860 in CA. She was the daughter of Jesse Webb and Melinda D. Gard. Ray does not appear in the 1910 Vallejo census with his family and by 1920 may be deceased, Children per 1900 census.:

    1. Ada/Ida R. Prentice, b. c. Oct 1886, CA. At home in the 1910 census.
    2. Ora M. Prentice, b. c. Apr 1888, CA. She m. William J. Marten/Martess/Marters, b. c. 1877 in India, and they are living with her mother in the 1910 census.
    3. Fay Prentice (female), b. c. Jul 1898, CA. It is unclear if she is the (illegible) Prentice, dau., shown in the 1910 census as b. c. 1899, CA and living at home

    Ray's sister, Elizabeth, has an old family photo of man named "Ray", perhaps the same person.

    By email of 2 Sep 2005, Becky Dawson provided a copy of the following letter from DeWitt Prentice (#1 ii. above) to his mother, Lucy, sent while DeWitt was visiting his brother, Ray in Stockton, CA, on 9 Oct 1887. Added clarifying material is enclosed in brackets within the letter:

      Stockton, Call [California, ] Oct 9th, 1887
      Mrs. Lucy Prentice

      Dear Mother,

      I have been looking for a letter from home for a long time but did not hear a word until last night - [my brother] Ray got a letter from Josie [Ray's sister, Josephine Prentice, b. 7 Mar 1860, IA]. We were all glad to hear from home. I wrote you in July and it came back to me last week from the dead letter office. I thought I would write again.

      We are all well at present - We have all had a kind of a distemp. I was up in the mountains fishing and feel from a rock and received a severe cut in the hip but is getting well, it laid me up about ten days. Josie says that you are talking of renting the farm for next year. I and Ray don't think that it would be the best plan. If you have got the stock and machinery to run the place with, you had better run it yourself. Or if you would rather I will go home and run it for you next year. I guess I could stay away from this country that long.

      Ray and I got disappointed in getting a ranch on the Sand but Ray has another year on White's ranch. The longer I stay in this county the better I like it - crops were pretty fair this year in this part of the country and the summer has been cool. We have got a great Boom started in this county - land has advanced about one half in value in the last three months and wages and all things have gone up in proportion. Wheat is low this market is overstocked, it is worth about $1.30 per (?), fruit and vegetables are very cheap. Butter is worth about 70 cts - per roll. Eggs 25cts doz.

      What has become of [my brothers] Pitt and Will. How are they getting along. How is Sarah and the little girls [perhaps a reference to the wife, Sarah, of his brother Pitt and their daughters Fanny and Edith]? I wrote them some time since. Adda [probably a reference to Ray's daughter, Ada, who was then 1 year old] is as fat as ever, she is very large for a child of her age but is very healthy.

      Ray has got about 60 hogs on the ranch. What has become of the Kirk boys [sons of Lucy's brother , Story Co., IA]? I suppose Uncle Jim and Bob are still in Story Co. What is Sandys and Ellen's P.O. address [Sandy and Ellen are his sister Ellen and her husband Joseph Alexander (Sandy) Purdy]?

      What has become of Uncle Swartz (sp?). How is his health. I see from Josie's letter that Mrs. Morey is dead. What has become of Amanda and the small girl, I have forgotten her name. Is Warnoch still living on the old place? It is very bad about Willis Hawkins.

      Well I will have to close for this time hoping that I will hear from you soon. The folks all join me in love to all. Will write to the girls soon.

      From your affectionate son,
      DW Prentice

    9. Daniel Nathan Travis Prentice, b. 27 Oct 1851, IL (per 1856 Mills Co., IA census and 1870 census). He d. 1944 in Cadmus, Linn Co., KS, where he is buried. Daniel appears in the 1880, 1900 and 1910 Linn Co., KS census as "Dann Prentice." In the 1910 census, Dann was called "Donnal T. Prentice." In the Quick genealogy, above, he is called "Daniel Prentice." An obituary published in the 4 Aug 1944 "La Cygne Journal" on 4 Aug 1944 says:

      "D. A. N. Prentiss, well known citizen of Scott Township died Tuesday night at his home a couple miles north and east of Calmus. Burial Cadmus Cemetery Friday afternoon, 2 PM."

    Dann married Clara Minnie Briggs Collins on 12 Feb 1878 in Linn Co., KS. Clara was b. 12 Feb 1861 in IL, d. 25 Feb 1936, and is bur. in the cemetery at Cadmus, Linn, KS. It is presently unclear whether she is the Clara Collins who appears in the 1870 census in Viola, Mercer Co., IL, as b. c. 1860, IL, dau. of William P. and Mary R. Collins. By email of 23 Jul 2007, Lynda Weichel advises as follows:

      According to my husband's family history that was passed on to us from his mother's side of the family, Clara Minnie Collins, born 12 February 1861, in Hancock County, Illinois, married Dann Nathan Travis Prentice. Her parents were Harvey Collins (b. 15 Feb 1818, Athens, OH) and his wife, Sarah Mariah Briggs (b. 9 Jul 1829, Fontana, KS).

      Sarah Mariah Briggs was the daughter of Loton/Lotan Briggs, b. 8 August 1793, Burlington, Otsego Co., NY (son of Perez Briggs and Elizabeth Smith) and Touradocta/Touradocia Pope, b. 10 January 1797. Loton/Lotan Briggs was the brother of Elizabeth Briggs, b. 22 January 1791, who married Nathan Prentice, b. 1787 (#2, above). (emphasis added)

    An Ancestor Chart for Sarah can be found at Ancestry.com . An Ancestor Charts for Lotan Briggs can be found at LDS Ancestral File , Ancestry.com and Ancestry1.com .

    Children of Dann and Clara:

    1. Fred Robert Prentice, b. 1 Mar 1879, KS. He appears in the 1910 Linn Co. census. He appears in the 1920 Columbus, Franklin, OH census with his wife, Cornelia Elliot, b. c. 1880, MA. Her mother, Cornelia (Cowles) Elliot, b. c. 1844, MA, is living with them. Her father, Simon G. Elliott, was b. c. 1828 in Claremont, Sullivan Co., NH, as did both his parents. Fred later appears in the 1930 census in Oceanside, San Diego Co., CA, with his wife, Cornelia E., b. c. 1880 in MA, and daughter:

      1. Enid Prentice, b. c. 1914, OH.

    2. Clarence Earl Prentice, b. 11 May 1883, KS (per "A Genealogy of the Quick Family in America,") and d. Sep 1966 in Richmond, Waynbe Co., IN (per Pamela Prentice, email, 3 Dec 2005). He m. Martha "Mattie" Elizabeth Quick on 12 Feb 1912, Manvel, TX. She was b. 27 Dec 1890, lived in Richmond, Wayne Co. IN, and d. there in 1863. He appears, with his family, in the 1920 Butler Co., OH census and in the 1930 census in Richmond, Wayne Co., IN. Son, per Pamela Prentice, email, 3 Dec 2005:

      1. Paul Norman Prentice, b. 19 Nov 1912, KS. . . . . . . . [13]

    3. Delbert Pearl Prentice, b. 30 Dec 1885, KS. (Another source says he was b. 30 Dec 1884) Died 1949 and bur. in the cemetery at Cadmus. He m. Elda Hicks on 26 Jan 1910, dau. of Smith Hicks of Parker, Linn, KS. Delbert appears in the 1885 Linn Co. census with his wife, Elda (b. c. 1892, KS) and in the 1930 census in Liberty, Linn Co., KS. Son:

      1. Nathan P. Prentice, b. c. 1912, KS. He may be the "Ray Prentice" shown in the 1930 census as b. c. 1912 and living at home.

    4. Harold Marion Prentice, b. 1 Jun 1889, KS. Twin to Hazel. Did not marry.
    5. Hazel Mabel Prentice, b. Jun 1889, KS. Twin to Harold. She m. Claude Fisher on 21 Oct 1914. Daughter:
      1. Alberta Leora Fisher, b. 23 Aug 1915.
    6. Frank Lloyd Prentice, b. 22 Apr 1891, Fontana, KS. He d. 1973 and is bur. at the cemetery in Cadmus. He married Laura Mae England on 14 Dec 1917. She was b. 1899, IL, d. 1943 and is bur. in the Cadmus cemetery. Laura Mae may be the dau. of Jesse O. England and Jennie H. England who are also bur. near Frank and Laura. Frank and Laura Mae appear in the 1920 Linn Co. census and in the 1930 census of Osawatomie, Miami Co., KS. Children per census, Nyoka Soper, emails, 3 Sep 2002 and 13 Sep 2008:

      1. Cecil Laverne Prentice, b. 27 Dec 1918, KS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [9.1]
      2. Lloyd Francis Prentice, b. 9 Jun 1920. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [14]

    9.1 Cecil Laverne Prentice, b. 27 Dec 1918, KS, obtained his SS# in PA, and d. 16 Jun 2010, Shawnee Mission, Johnson Co., KS, per the SSDI. He is bur. with his wife at the Osawatomie Cemetery, Miami Co., KS. In 2002 lived in Overland Park, KS. Cecil had a stroke and in 2008 they lived in an assisted living facility. His obituary reads as follows:

      Wednesday, 23 June 2010 08:00

      Cecil LaVerne Prentice, 91, died June 16, 2010, at Kansas City Hospice House after a short illness. He was born Dec. 27, 1918, to Frank and Laura England Prentice on the Prentice family farm near Cadmus. He was the oldest of two brothers.

      He graduated from Osawatomie High School with the Class of 1937 and attended Kansas State University. In 1943 he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He trained as a navigator on the B-24 Bomber. Beginning in May of 1944, he was stationed at Wendling Air Field in England with the 8th Air Force 392nd Bomber Wing. He flew 30 combat missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. When he returned from England he married his sweetheart Maxine Kice on Oct. 16, 1944. He then became a navigator instructor in San Marcos, Texas, until his discharge in 1945.

      After his discharge, he farmed in the Plum Creek community. During his years in this community he was active in the Plum Creek United Methodist Church, a member of the Stockwell School Board, and active in 4-H. He was a founding member of the Miami County Coop, and was president of the Farm Bureau. He later began work at Delco Battery where he retired after 23 years. Cecil and Maxine made their home in Overland Park from 1964 until 2007 when poor health forced a move to Grace Gardens where he lived until May of this year. For the last 20 years, they had been active in the Antioch Church of the Nazarene.

      He was preceded in death by his wife. He is survived by his daughters, Sharon Calhoun of Orofino, Idaho, and Kay Rozzelle of Leawood; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren:

      1. Amy and (Scott) Riley and their two children Danielle and Kaitlain of Norman, OK,
      2. Michael and his three children Audrey, Krissy, and Amy Shay of Orofino, ID, and
      3. Jo Marie and (Zak) Bolick and their son Max of Lawrence, KS

    He was also survived by] one brother Lloyd Prentice of Ottawa, KS and a sister-in-law Wilda Peterkord of Overland Park, KS [his wife's sister?].

    A graveside service was Saturday at the Osawatomie Cemetery. [Their joint headstone can be viewed at Ancestry.com .] The family suggests contributions be made to the Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145 or either of his church families.

He m. Maxine Kice on 16 Oct 1944. She was b. 16 Aug 1923, KS, and d. 19 Apr 2009, Shawnee Mission, Johnson Co., KS. Obituary of Maxine:

    Kansas City Star, The (MO) - Wednesday, April 22, 2009

    Maxine Louise Prentice, 85, also known to many simply as Nan, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2009, at Grace

    Maxine Louise Prentice, 85, also known to many simply as Nan, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2009, at Grace Garden Assisted Living in Leawood, Kan., surrounded by her family. She had fought a lengthy battle with cancer.

    Maxine was born Aug. 16, 1923, to Cyril and Ada Crees Kice on the family farm four miles west of Paola, Kan. She was the second of four children. The family later grew to include two cousins and two young family friends. She grew up in the Plum Creek Community and graduated from Paola High School in the Class of 1942.

    On Oct. 16, 1944, she married Cecil LaVerne Prentice. After his discharge from the Air Force at the end of World War II, they made their home west of the family farm. She was a member of the Plum Creek United Methodist Church, where she served as Sunday School Superintendent and was active in the Ladies Aid. She also served as a 4-H leader. In 1964 the family moved to Overland Park where they lived until 2007 when poor health forced a move to Grace Gardens. For the last 20 years they have been active in the Antioch Church of the Nazarene.

    Maxine was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Cleda.

    She is survived by her husband, Cecil; her daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Bruce Calhoun, Orofino, Idaho, Kay Rozzelle and Jon Erbes, Leawood; three grandchildren and five and a half great- grandchildren, Amy and (Scott) Riley and their two children Danielle and Kaitlain, Norman, Okla., Michael and (Kandice) Calkins and their three children Audrey, Krissy and Amy Shay, Orofino, and Jo Marie and (Zak) Bolick and their future son Max, Lawrence, Kan.; one sister Wilda Peterkord, Overland Park; and one brother, Bill Kice, Louisburg, Kan.; two cousins, Leona Oyster, Paola, and Nadine Thresher, Springdale, Ark., and numerous nieces and nephews.

    A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at Osawatomie Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to a gathering celebrating Maxine's life at her daughter's house at 12829 Briar Drive, Leawood, following the service from 4:30 to 9 p.m. The family wishes to express special thanks and appreciation to the wonderful staff at Grace Gardens, who showed such caring and compassion, and to Odyssey Hospice who were a blessing to us all. The family suggests contributions to Odyssey Hospice, 800 E. 101st Terrace, Ste. 150, Kansas City, MO 64131 or to either of her church families. Arrangements: Cremation Society of Kansas & Missouri, 8837 Roe, Prairie Village, KS 66207 (913) 383-9888.

Cecil and Maxine's 2 daughters. :

  1. Sharon Prentice. She m. Bruce Calhoun and in 2010 lived in Orofino, ID.
  2. Kay Prentice. She m. Mr. Rozzelle and in 2010 lived in Leawood, KS.

10. Elizabeth Prentice was b. 5 Nov 1863 in Polk County, IA and d. there on 5 Apr 1893. Bur. Rising Sun Cem., Polk Co., IA. She m. James William Dawson on 16 Oct 1884 in Polk County. He was b. 22 Dec 1864 in Polk County and d. 20 Jan 1941, Rising Sun, Polk County. Children:

  1. Vilas Earl Dawson, b. 20 Feb 1885, Youngstown, IA. . . . . . . [15]
  2. Mary Alma Dawson, b. 5 Nov 1887. She m. Mr. Proudfit. She d. 27 Apr 1953(?).
  3. Glen C. Dawson, b. 13 Dec 1890, Nebraska, and d. 22 Mar 1972..

After Elizabeth d. in 1893, James m. 2nd Florence Jane Caldwell and their first child was born Nov 1895 in Adel Twp., Dallas County, IA.

11. William Prentice, b. 17 May 1866, IA. He m. Maggie C. Johnson on 3 Jul 1887 in Polk Co., IA. No chilren yet identified. He might be the person mentioned in Becky Dawson's email of 11 Aug 2003 who sent a letter to his mother, Lucy, from Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA, dated 9 Oct 1889. The signure is hard to read, but may be William. Becky is investigating this matter further.

12. Truman Prentice, b. c. 1875, PA. He might be the son of William Prentice, #3i, above. Truman appears in the 1920 census in Buffalo, Erie Co., NY, with his wife, Mary, b. c. 1876, PA, and children:

  1. Eva Prentice, b. c. 1899, PA.
  2. Rose Prentice, b. c. 1901, PA/
  3. John J. Prentice, b. c. 1909, NY. He appears in the 1930 census in Buffalo, Erie Co., NY as "John Prentis" with his wife, Bertha, b. c. 1909, NY. He is likely the John Prentis shown in the SSDI as b. 1 Oct 1908, who obtained his SS# in Maryland, and who d. Jul 1971 at an unspecified location. Children per 1930 census:
    1. Alice R. Prentis, b. c. 1927, Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.
    2. Truman Prentis, b. c. 1929, Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.

13. Paul Norman Prentice, b. 19 Nov 1912 in Liberty Twp., Linn Co., KS, and d. 21 Feb 2002, Richmond, Wayne Co., Indiana (per SSDI). Bur. in Earlham Cem., Richmond.

He married Betty Margaret Pickett on 28 Mar 1942, and lived in Richmond, IN. She was b. 29 Nov 1923 in Richmond, Wayne Co., IN and d. 10 Nov 2005 at Reid Hospital, Richmond, IN, at the age of 81. Bur. in Earlham Cem., Richmond.She was the dau of Ronald Picket and Faye Williamson, and was a lifelong resident of the Richmond, IN area. Her obituary relates that:

    Betty was a 1942 graduate of Richmond High School and was a seamstress for Paul Harris, Morrisons, and Palais Royal Wedding & Dress Boutique. She was a member of First Christian Church and Past Worthy Matron of Eastern Star Loyal Chapter 49. She enjoyed sewing, making crafts and cooking."

    Survivors include her daughters, Patricia Courtis of California and Pamela Wessel of Kentucky; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and friends, including "adopted daughter" Cathy Jeffers.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul N. Prentice, who died in 2002; her parents; her stepfather, Earl Wolf; two brothers, Eugene Pickett and Richard Pickett; and granddaughter, Jennifer Wessel Livers.

    Funeral service for Betty M. Prentice will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Dixie Miller officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery. Friends may call from 9-10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Dunn Center, 831 Dillon Drive, Richmond, IN 47374. Originally published November 12, 2005

Children of Paul and Betty:

  1. Patricia Ann Prentice, b. 11 Jul 1947. She lives in California. Children:
    1. Brian Gardner, b. 11 Oct 1965 in Richmond, IN.
    2. Angela. She m. Mr. Longfellow.
    3. Jason Corey Courtis, b. 4 Jul 1977 in Long Beach, CA. (Father: Joseph Courtis) He m. Nancy and has a son and daughter.
    4. Joseph Christopher Courtis, b. 5 Jul 1979 in Riverside, CA. (Father: Joseph Courtis)
    5. Jeremy Charles Courtis, b. 18 Feb 1981 in Riverside, CA. (Father: Joseph Courtis)
  2. Pamela Susan Prentice, b. 2 Oct 1952. . She m. William Jeffrey Wessell on 13 Jun 1970. She lives in Kentucky. Daughter:
    1. Jennifer Ann Wessel, b. 2 Nov 1970 and d. 27 Jun 1997 as a result of an auto accident. She m. Carey Livers in Sep. 1996.

14. Lloyd Francis Prentice. A United Airlines Ticket shows him as b 9 Jun 1920 in Centerville, KS. Centerville lies about 45 miles SSE of Ottawa where Lloyd was living in the 1950s.

1930 at home in Osawatomie, KS. He appears as Lloyd F. Prentice in 1950 as a Salesman in Ottawa; 1953 as a Salesman in Ottawa; 1954 in Ottawa census: 1955 as a Sales Manager in Ottawa; 1959 as a Manager in Ottawa : 1962 as a Salesman in Ottawa

He m. 1st Ileta Maureen Welborn on 20 Jan 1943. Divorced. c. 1966 and later remarried (per Nyoka Soper, email , 14 Sep 2008). In 2002 they lived in Ottawa, KS. Children:

  1. Nyoka Louise Prentice. Nyoka's father is 88 in 2008, in good health, and living in Ottawa, KS after his 2nd wife, Betty, died. Nyoka m. Mr. Soper and in 2002 lived in Gardner, KS. Daughter:
    1. Janea Louise Soper. She m. Mr. Emley and has two daughters. They live in Independence, Mo.
  2. Bruce Lloyd Prentice, b. 1949. He has 3 sons and in 2002 lived in Ottawa, KS.
  3. Marla Prentice, b. 1951. She m. Mr. Drumright and has 2 daughters and a son and in 2002 lived in Ottawa, KS.

Lloyd m. 2nd Betty J. Hendrickson on 2 Aug 1969, Ottawa, Linn Co., MA when he was 49 and she was 46. She was b. 26 Feb 1923 and d. 18 Apr 2003. Her obituary reads as follows:

    Ottawa Herald, The (KS) - Monday, April 21, 2003: BETTY J. PRENTICE
  • Betty J. Prentice, 80, Ottawa, died Friday, April 18, 2003, at her residence. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Roselawn Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Kimes officiating. She was born Feb. 26, 1923, in Welda to Alanzo A. and Mabel Loraine (Martin) Hendrickson.
  • She was a lifelong resident of Ottawa, graduating from Ottawa High School in 1941. She was a homemaker, working in Kansas City during World War II. She was co-owner and operator of Reno Locker Plant from 1945 to 1958. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church and past member of Beauceant and Christian Women's Club of Ottawa.
  • She married Max Eugene Reneau on Oct. 25, 1945, in Olathe. They later divorced. She married Lloyd Francis Prentice on Aug. 2, 1969. He survives of the home.
  • She is survived by a daughter, Margaret Louise "Peggy" Santarpia, Liberal; a son, Gene Reneau Jr., Emporia; two stepdaughters, Nyoka Louise "Nicki" Soper, Gardner; and Maria Drumright, Ottawa; a stepson, Bruce Prentice, Ottawa; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
  • She was preceded in death by three brothers, Arland, Earl and Lonnie Hendrickson; and three sisters, Lela Hotaling, Beverly Massingale and Shirley Eudora Ball.
  • She will lie in state at Dengel & Son Mortuary, where family will meet friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Memorials can be made to the Franklin County Cancer Foundation, sent in care of Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa, Kan., 66067. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through www.dengelmortuary.com.

It is not clear whether Lloyd and Betty had children.

15. Vilas Earl Dawson, b. 20 Feb 1885, Youngstown, IA and d. 25 Sep 1963. 1910 census in Beaver, Polk Co., IA. 1920 census in Hickory Gove, Jasper Co., IA.

He m. Lillie/Lilly May Pearson [Dawson] who was b. 27 Aug 1887,IA, with her father b. in IA and her mother in IL. Lillie d. 23 Apr 1982.

Children of Vilas and Lillie:

  1. Ralph William Dawson b: June 13, 1908, IA, and d: May 17, 2000, Bella Vista, Benton Co., AR (per SSDI). He appears in the 1910 census in Beaver, Polk Co., IA. At home in 1920 census in Hickory Gove, Jasper Co., IA. Not in 1930 census.
  2. Glen Garold Dawson b: November 9, 1909, IA, and d. 7 Mar 1988, Des Moines, Polk Co., IA (per SSDI). He appears in the 1910 census in Beaver, Polk Co., IA. At home in 1920 census in Hickory Gove, Jasper Co., IA. 1930 census again in Beaver, Polk Co., IA, where he is called a nephew of Claire L. Smith and his wife, Mary P. Smith.
  3. Male Dawson.
  4. Male Dawson
  5. Don Asa Dawson b: February 15, 1915, IA, and d. Feb 2003. At home in 1920 census in Hickory Gove, Jasper Co., IA. Not in 1930 census.
  6. Male Dawson.
  7. Leona Mae Dawson [ Golob ] b: December 13, 1918, IA, and d: 24 Aug 1970. At home in 1920 census in Hickory Gove, Jasper Co., IA.
  8. Leatha Ann Dawson [ Porter ] b: September 27. 1920 d: April 18, 2003. Not in 1930 census.
  9. Male Dawson
  10. Gladys Pearl Dawson, b. 28 Aug 1925. She m. Clifford Charles Conn, b. 18 Mar 1925. Children:
    1. (son) Conn. He m. 1st Miss. Stevens and had 1 child. He m. 2nd Miss. Coppock and had a child. He m. 3rd Miss. Harris.
    2. (dau.) Conn. She m. James Randy Earnes who was b. 31 Oct 1947 and d. 6 Nov 1999. They had 3 children.
  11. Living female Dawson.
  12. Living Dawson


Appendix A: Descendants of Henry Prentice
1.    Henry[1] Prentice, son of (Unknown) Prentice and Unknown. Born, 24 
Oct 1787, in Preston, N.L., CT[1]. Died, 20 May 1836, in Burlington, 
Otsego, NY.

      He married Phebe Smith, 20 Feb 1812, in Burlington, Otsego, NY. 
Born, 21 Oct 1793, in Burlington, Otsego, NY. Census: 1850, in Burlington,
Otsego, NY. Children:

           i.  Henry[2] Prentice Jr. Born, 18 Apr 1816, in Burlington, 
               Otsego, NY. Census: 1850, in Burlington, Otsego, NY. He 
               married, first, Harriet Meacham. He married, second, Laura 
               Bishop. He is probably the Henry Prentice shown living with
               the Hubbard family in the 1850 Burlington census. 
   2      ii.  John Adams Prentice.
   3     iii.  George Loren Prentice.
          iv.  Truman Prentice. Born, 11 Jul 1824, in Burlington, Otsego, 
               NY.
   4       v.  Donald Smith Prentice.
          vi.  William Ledyard P. Prentice. Born, 30 Jan 1830, in 
               Burlington, Otsego, NY. Census: 1850, in Burlington, 
               Ledyard, NY. Census: 1900, in Unk., Otsego, NY. He married 
               Maryann.
   5     vii.  Phebe Prentice.
        viii.  Arenath Prentice. Born, circa 1838, in Burlington, Otsego, 
               NY. Census: 1850, in Burlington, Otsego, NY.

2.    John Adams[2] Prentice (Henry, 1). Born, 24 Oct 1817, in Burlington,
Otsego, NY. Died, 27 Jun 1900, in Guilford, Chenango, NY[2]. Census: 1850,
in Burlington, Otsego, NY. Census: 1900, in Guilford, Chenango, NY.

      He married Lydia Ann Monroe, 20 Feb 1840. Born, 1 Mar 1822, in 
Burlington, Otsego, NY. Died, 4 Jan 1904, in Guilford, Chenango, NY. 
Census: 1850, in Burlington, Otsego, NY. Census: 1900, in Guilford, 
Chenango, NY. Children:

           i.  George William[3] Prentice. Born, 21 Sep 1845, in Edneston,
               NY[3]. Died, 25 Feb 1852. Census: 1850, in Burlington, 
               Otsego, NY.
          ii.  Henry Josiah Prentice. Born, 8 Oct 1850, in Edmeston, NY. 
               Died, 12 Mar 1852.      
   6     iii.  George Henry Prentice.


3.    George Loren[2] Prentice (Henry, 1). Born, 8 Nov 1820, in 
Burlington, Otsego, NY. Died, 1906, in Guilford, Chenango, NY[4]. Census: 
1850, in Burlington, Otsego, NY. Census: 1900, in Unk., Otsego, NY[5].

      He married Abigail S. Perry, 8 Feb 1847, in Burlington, Otsego, NY. 
Born, circa 1823, in NY. Died, before 1900, in NY[6]. Children:

           i.  Truman Cass[3] Prentice. Born, Apr 1849, in Burlington, 
               Otsego, NY. Died, 1910, in Guilford, Chenango, NY. Census: 
               1850, in Burlington, Otsego, NY. Census: 1900, in Unk., 
               Chenango, NY. He married Chana R. Graves[7].
          ii.  John Rose Prentice. Born in Burlington, Otsego, NY. 
               Resided, 1910, in Mt. Upton, Chenango, NY.
         iii.  Mary Amanda Prentice. Born, circa 1850 (?), in Burlington, 
               Otsego, NY. Census: 1920, in Norwich, Chenango, NY[8].
   7      iv.  Charles Morton Prentice.
   8       v.  Frank Hamilton Prentice.
   9      vi.  Donald Prentice.

4.    Donald Smith[2] Prentice (Henry, 1). Born, 5 Feb 1828, in 
Burlington, Otsego, NY. Census: 1850, in Richland, Otsego, NY[9]. Census: 
1880, in Unk., Oneida, NY. Census: 1900, in Washington Mills, Oneida, NY.

      He married Caroline A. Tillson[10], 9 Nov 1851. Born, 12 Jan 1832, 
in NY. Census: 1880, in Unk., Oneida, NY. Census: 1900, in Washington 
Mills, Oneida, NY. Children:

           i.  Horace T.[3] Prentice. Born, 16 Jul 1855[11]. Died, 7 Jan 
               1873.
  10      ii.  Don Herbert Prentice.
         iii.  DeLaMot/Lamatt Prentice. Born, 16 Feb 1867, in Avon, 
               NY[11]. Census: 1880, in Unk., Oneida, NY. Census: 1900, in
               Utica, Oneida, NY.
          iv.  Carrie Prentice. Born, 5 Aug 1874, in Washington Mills, 
               NY[11]. Census: 1880, in Unk., Oneida, NY.

5.    Phebe[2] Prentice (Henry, 1). Born, circa 1832, in Burlington, 
Otsego, NY.

      She married Daniel N. Monroe. Children:

           i.  (perhaps) Ann Maria[3] Monroe.
          ii.  (perhaps) William Monroe.

6.    George Henry[3] Prentice (John Adams, 2). Born, 17 Jan 1853, in 
Edmeston, NY. Resided, 1900, in Moscow, PA. Census: 1900, in Unk., 
Lackawanna, PA. Census: 1920, in Aboca, Luzerne, PA. Occupation: 
Pastor/Meth.Epis.

      He married Hattie V. Chamberlain. Born, 24 Mar 1861. Census: 1900, 
in Unk., Lackawanna, PA. Children:

           i.  Pearl Anna[4] Prentice. Born, 17 Apr 1886, in Mount Upton, 
               NY. Residence in Wanamie, PA. Census: 1900, in Unk., 
               Lackawanna, PA.

          ii.  Neil Leslie Prentice. Born, 30 Oct 1889, in Gilbertsville, 
               NY. Residence in Wanamie, PA. Census: 1900, in Unk., 
               Lackawanna, PA. Census: 1920, in Aboca, Luzerne, PA.

         iii.  Ruth Edna Prentice. Born, 10 Oct 1891, in New Berlin, NY. 
               Census: 1900, in Unk., Lackawanna, PA. Census: 1920, in 
               Aboca, Luzerne, PA.

          iv.  Julie Florena Prentice. Born, 17 Jun 1893, in New Berlin, 
               NY. Census: 1900, in Unk., Lackawanna, PA. Census: 1920, in
               Aboca, Luzerne, PA.

           v.  Blanch Lydia Prentice. Born, 4 Aug 1895, in Waymart, PA. 
               Census: 1900, in Unk., Lackawanna,PA. Census: 1920, in 
               Aboca, Luzerne, PA.

          vi.  Myrah Henrietta Prentice. Born, 28 May 1899, in Moscow, PA.
               Census: 1900, in Unk., Lackawanna, PA. Census: 1920, in 
               Aboca, Luzerne, PA.

7.    Charles Morton Prentice  He was b. c. 1853 in NY.  He appears in our Summer 2007 article 
entitled 
Nathaniel and Henry Prentice of Burlington, NY .  We are seeking descendant information.

He m. Cora (Finch?).  They appear in the 1880, 1900 and 1910 Unadilla, Otsego Co., NY census.  
They appear in the 1920 census in Butternuts, Otsego Co., NY.  They had 1 or more children, including:

  11       i.  George R.[4] Prentice.

Living with them in the 1910 census in Polly Finch, b. c. 1825, NY, called a Mother-in-law and a widow.

8. Frank Hamilton Prentice (George Loren, 3). Born in Burlington, Otsego, NY. Resided, 1910, in Mt. Upton, Chenango, NY. Census: 1900, in Unk., Chenango, NY. Census: 1920, in Unk., Chenango, NY[12].

He married, first, Rozetta Hutchinson c. 1880, in NY. Born, 24 Feb 1855, in Unadille, NY, and d. 13 Noc 1900,Sidney, NY, age 45. Census: 1920, in Unk., Chenango, NY. Children:

  1. Leroy Hutchinson Prentice. Born, 5 Jan 1888, in Mt. Upton, NY, and d. Jun 1971, NY, age 83. Census: 1900, in Unk., Chenango, NY. He appears in the 1930 and 1940 census in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY, with his wife, Hazel, b. c. 1895, NY; no children shown.
  2. Wanda H. Prentice. Born, 10 Dec 1882, in NY, and d. 21 Jul 1980, age 97. Census: 1900, in Unk., Chenango, NY.

He married, second, Ida Hagen after 1891. Born, circa 1864, in N.Census: 1920, in Unk., Chenango, NY.

9.    Donald[3] Prentice (George Loren, 3). Born, Sep 1858, in Burlington,
Otsego, NY. Resided, 1910, in Norwich, Chenango, NY. Census: 1900, in 
Unk., Otsego, NY. Census: 1920, in Norwich, Chenango, NY.

      He married Cora. Born, circa 1864, in NY. Census: 1920, in Unk., 
Chenango, NYU. Children:

           i.  Myrtle[4] Prentice. Born, Jul 1885, in NY. Census: 1900, in
               Unk., Otsego, NY.

10.   Don Herbert[3] Prentice (Donald Smith, 4). Born, 19 Oct 1859, in 
NY[11]. Census: 1900, in Washington Mills, Oneida, NY.

      He married Nellie. Born, Jul 1867, in MA. Children:

           i.  Julia[4] Prentice. Born, Jul 1886, in IL. Census: 1900, in 
               Washington Mills, Oneida, NY.
          ii.  May Prentice. Born, Jan 1888, in IL. Census: 1900, in 
               Washington Mills, Oneida, NY.
         iii.  Rae Prentice. Born, Oct 1890, in IL. Census: 1900, in 
               Washington Mills, Oneida, NY.
          iv.  Alice Prentice. Born, Dec 1892, in IL. Census: 1900, in 
               Washington Mills, Oneida, NY.
  12       v.  Herbert Prentice Jr. 
          vi.  Zeta Prentice. Born, Sep 1898, in NY. Census: 1900, in 
               Washington Mills, Oneida, NY.

11. George R. Prentice (Charles Morton, 7). Born, circa 1878, in NY. Census: 1880, in Unk., Otsego, NY. Census: 1920, in Unk., Otsego, NY. Not in 1940 census.

He married Bessie C. Born, circa 1890. Census: 1920, in Unk., Otsego, NY. Children:

  1. Loren B. Prentice. Born, circa 1913, in NY. Died before 2013. Census: 1920, in Unk., Otsego, NY. 1930 at home in Unadilla, Otsego Co., NY. 1940 not in census. He might be Loren Prentice shown in the SSDI as b. 7 Oct 1913 and d. Mar 1984 in Harpswell, ME.
  2. Lois W. Prentice. Born, circa 1914, in NY. 1930 at home in Unadilla, Otsego Co., NY. Died before 2013.
  3. Charles F. Prentice. Born, circa 1917, in NY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [11.1]
  4. Richard H. Prentice, b. c. 1922, NY. Died before 2013. 1930 at home in Unadilla, Otsego Co., NY. 1940 he might be a soldier in the army in Plattsburgh Barracks, Plattsburg, Clinton Co., NY. Died before 2013.
  5. Caroline C. Prentice, b. c. 1925, NY. 1930 at home in Unadilla, Otsego Co., NY. She might be the Carrie Prentice who d. before 2013.
  6. Emma E. Prentice, b. c. 1926, NY and d. bef. 2013. 1930 at home in Unadilla, Otsego Co., NY.
  7. Anetta Prentice. Died before 2013 per obit. of brother Charles.

11.1 Charles F. Prentice, b. 7 Oct 1916, Butternuts, NY, and d. 17 Dec 2012, Montrose, PA. Census: 1920, in Unk., Otsego, NY. 1930 at home in Unadilla, Otsego Co., NY. 1940 in Unadilla with his wife, Helen, b. c. 1916, NY. His obituary reads as follows per Ancestry.com:

    Charles Prentice, 96, of Dimock, PA passed away, Monday, December 17, 2012 at Gracious Living Estates. Born October 7, 1916 in Butternuts, NY, he was the son of the late George and Bessie [Boyd] Prentice.

    His wife Helen L. [Halbert] Prentice predeceased him in 2009.

    In 1978, he retired from Bendix Corporation in South Montrose after 40+ years of service. Prior to moving to Dimock, he worked at their Scintilla Division in Sidney, NY. Upon moving to Dimock in 1951, he and Helen became members of the Dimock Christian Community Church. They were active members of the church and the community and volunteered their time and services whenever possible. He was a Justice of the Peace for the township for several years. He was a Boy Scout leader for several years while Tom & Gary were active in scouts. When their sons became active in basketball at school, they were faithful spectators at all their games, regardless of where they played. (And Helen kept her own stats at each game, in case the real statistician made a mistake.) He loved to fish and while his family was still young, they spent every summer vacation at Sandy Pond, NY. He built his own motorboat, which the whole family enjoyed for many years. After his retirement, he spent the next 10-15 years concentrating on his passion for woodworking. He became a master furniture maker and won numerous awards at county fairs in the area. If any family or close friends were being married, they could count on Chuck making a special piece of furniture for their wedding gift. These were all gifts that are cherished to this day. He became Royal Arch Mason on April 16, 1946 with the Masonic Temple Chapter #277 in Oneonta, NY and was an active member until his passing. He and Helen never went on any extravagant vacations. Their idea of having fun was spending quality time with family and friends. They had been married for almost 71 years at the time of her passing. You would rarely see one without the other. They are both sorely missed.

    Survivors include his sons & daughters-in-law, Tom Prentice of California, Gary & Michele Prentice of Texas, Steve & Joann Prentice of, New Jersey, 8 grandsons, 1 great grandson, sisters-in-law & brother-in-law, Charlotte Oliphant of Binghamton, NY, Georgiana Halbert of New Berlin, NY, Joyce Halbert of New Berlin, NY, Peter D'Ambrosio of Philadelphia, PA.

    Besides his parents & wife he was predeceased by daughter-in-law, Elaine Prentice & siblings, Loren, Dick, Lois, Carrie, Annetta & Emmer.

    Please go to bartronmyerfuneralhome.com for directions.Services: 11AM Satruday, January 5, 2013 at Dimock Christian Community Church. Masonic Service: 5:45 PM Friday at the funeral home. Visitation: 6-8PM on Friday at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc. Instead of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to the Dimock Christian Community Church, P.O Box 127, Springville, PA 18844.

He m. Helen. Children of Charles and Helen:

  1. Tom Prentice of California,
  2. Gary & Michele Prentice of Texas,
  3. Steve & Joann Prentice of, New Jersey.

12. Herbert Prentice Jr. (Don Herbert, 10). Born, Dec 1895, in NY. Census: 1900, in Washington Mills, Oneida, NY. Census: 1920, in Washington Manor, Oneida, NY. 1940 in New Hartford, Oneida Co., NY, living with his son,Kenneth.

He married Victoria L., Born, circa 1898, in NY. Census: 1920, in Washington Manor, Oneida, NY. She appears in the 1940 census in Utica in the "Utica State Hospital for Insane." Children:

  1. Kenneth E. Prentice. Born, circa 1917, in NY. Census: 1920, in Washington Manor, Oneida, NY. 1940 living with his father in New Hartford, Oneida Co., NY.
  2. Donald L. Prentice. Born, circa 1919, in NY. Census: 1920, in Washington Manor, Oneida, NY. 1940 a farmhand in New Hartford, Oneida Co., NY.
                           NOTES AND REFERENCES

  [1] Charles F. Prentice, 10 Dec 1993.
  [2] Floyd Kelling, 1 Apr 199. Helen Faziom 5 Nov 2000.
  [3] Helen Fazio, 5 Dec 2000.
  [4] Floyd Kelling, 1 Apr 1996.
  [5] Living with son, Donald.
  [6] Not shown in 1900 census where her h. is living with their son, Donald.
  [7] Surname based on FIL, Geo. F. Graves, in home in 1900 census.
  [8] Living alone and apparently unmarried at age 70.
  [9] Called "Smith Prentice"; probably same person.
 [10] Dau. of Lorin Tillson.
 [11 ]Tillson Genealogy.
 [12] Assumed to be same person with second marriage.

Who are the parents of Nathaniel and Henry Prentice?

There are several possibilities as to the identity of the parents of Nathaniel and Henry:

Thomas Prentice of Stonington, CT.

Thomas Prentice Sr. is identified in Binney's 1883 edition, at page 334, as "of Stonington, CT" but does not give a birth date or birth place. Working backward from the 1786 birth of his son, Thomas Jr., this Thomas Sr. was probably born between 1736 and 1760. It seems likely, therefore, that Thomas Sr. is the same person as the Thomas Prentice who is #8v, pg 171, born 7 Apr 1743 at Stonington, CT. However, additional investigation is needed for confirmation.

Thomas Sr. may have married Martha E. Stanton and died about 1786-9 (see the Denison genealogy, pg. 344) but that has not yet been confirmed.

Thomas Sr. may also be the Thomas Prentice shown in the 1790 Middletown, Ulster Co., NY census with a wife, 2 sons under 16, 2 sons over 16, and 4 daughters. He might also be be the Thomas Prentice shown in the 1800 Oneida Co., NY census with a wife, 2 sons born 1774-84, a daughter born 1774-84, and a daughter born 1784-90.

If he did marry Martha E. Stanton, above, then he might be the father of Stanton Prentice discussed in our Fall '97 Newsletter as well as the father of Nathaniel and Henry.

Thomas Prentice Jr., his son, was born 25 Nov 1786. He was adopted and brought up by Rev. Jedediah Randall and wife (his uncle and his aunt who was probably Thomas Sr.'s sister, Esther). Thomas Jr. moved to Norwich, Chenango Co., NY and settled on a farm near Norwich. On 15 Mar 1810 he married Sally York of Brookfield, NY, born 29 Oct 1787. The only THOMAS of Stonington in a suitable time frame to be the father of the 1786 THOMAS for whom Binney had not identified as having a family was the 1743 THOMAS. This is a circumstance lending some support to the idea that Thomas Sr. died living a widow with young children.

What happened the THOMAS of Middletown? He is not there in 1800, and the only THOMAS in the 1800 NY census lives in Oneida County.

One factor seeming to suggest the Middletown THOMAS is the 1743 THOMAS is the mention in Binney’s 1883 book that the 1786 THOMAS was adopted and brought up by his aunt and uncle. That would be consistent with a hypothesis that the Middletown THOMAS died after the 1790 census (when the 1786 THOMAS was only 4) and his children being thereafter adopted by others.

However, lest we get carried away with the theory about THOMAS PRENTICE of Middletown dying after 1790, the 1800 census index lists a THOMAS PRENTICE in Oneida County, 00201-01101, signifying: - parents, over 45, born before 1755 - two son, age 16-26, born 1774-84 - a daughter, age 16-26, born 1774-84 - a daughter, age 10-16, born 1784-90

That family is not inconsistent with that of the Middletown THOMAS 10 years earlier (born in 1743, he would have been only 57 in 1800) if one allows for possible marriages and deaths of children in the earlier family.

We have not yet identified the Oneida County THOMAS. Even if it is the same family, that wouldn’t necessarily preclude HENRY’S mother from being widowed at the time she moved to Burlington Flats (which lies only 15 miles or so south of Utica, Oneida County) at some unknown date before HENRY’S marriage in 1812 in Burlington.

Joseph and Hannah Prentice of Preston, CT:

If Nathaniel/Nathen and Henry were born at Preston, they would likely be descendants of Joseph & Hannah (Chesebrough) Prentice, the proginators of all the Prentices born at Preston. The following descendants of theirs could be the parents of Nathaniel and Henry:

  • 1. Elihu Prentice Jr., b. 6 Sep 1743 and son of Joseph's son, Elihu Sr. (See our Prentice book, pg. 263, #8iii.) No marriage or death is presently known for him. However, Elihu Jr. did have at least two brothers, Jamison and Nathaniel, who had moved to Hampton Co., MA by 1780; if Elihu Jr. accompanied them, then he would not be the parent in question.

  • 2. Ephraim Prentice, b. 22 Jul 1749 and son of Joseph's son, Joseph. (Prentice book, pg. 262, #6ix.) No marriage or death is presently known for him. However, he too had siblings that moved to Hampton Co., MA before 1787; if Ephraim accompanied them, then he would not be the parent in question.

  • 3. Ephraim Prentice, b. 27 Aug 1752, son of Joseph's son, Nathaniel. (Prentice book, pg. 269, #29.) No marriage or death is presently known for him. However, his parents and at least some of his brothers moved to Shaftsbury, Bennington Co., VT before 1787; if Ephraim accompanied them, then he would not be the parent in question.

  • 4. Samuel Prentice, b. 4 Oct 1749, son of Joseph's son, Elihu Sr. (Prentice book, pg. 273, #37.) He married Ann/Anne Benjamin on 29 Aug 1771 in Preston. We presently show ownly a daughter for him, Abigail, b. 12 Nov 1772. An Abigail Prentice married Jonathan Hart in Preston on 10 Dec 1795, but it is not confirmed that it is the same Abigail. However, it is her, that would indicate her father, Samuel, was still living in Preston in 1787 and likely had more children, names not yet known.

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