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Clark Prentiss of Burlington, VT

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Clark Prentiss, Burlington, Chittenden Co., VT
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2009 and Revised 29 Mar 2014

See #39 in the Thomas Prentice eBook which now replaces this article.


B. Samuel Prentiss, perhaps b. c. 1730-1740 per Ancestry.com .

He m. Prudence Osgood. Children:

  1. John Prentiss, b. 17 Dec 1760, Sterling, Worcester Co., MA. . . . . . . . . . . [A]

A. John Prentiss, b. 17 Dec 1760, Sterling, Worcester Co., MA, ad d. 21 Feb 1840, Langdon, Sullivan Co, NH, per Ancestry.com .

He m. Hannah Redington who was b. 1769, Lunenburg, Worcester Co., MA, and d. Langdon, Sullivan Co., NH, dau. of Benjamin Redington and Ruth Stearns. Children:

  1. Harry Prentiss, perhaps b. c. 1785-1795. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [1]

1. Harry Prentiss. His name comes from the death record of his son, Clark Prentiss. His date and place of birth is not yet known.. His birth date may have been 1785-1795 based on the 1816 birth of his son, Clark Prentiss. Ref: Brian Holland, email, 28 Feb 2011.

He m. Sarah Eldridge, again according to the death record of Clark Prentiss Sarah Elbridge might be the Sarah Elbridge b. 16 May 1789, Mansfield, Tolland Co., CT, but additional research is needed. Harry and Sarah had 1 or more children, including:

  1. Clark. O. Prentiss, b. c. 1816, Fairfax, Franklin Co., VT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. Amanda Prentiss, perhaps b. c. 1818-1820, perhaps Fairfax, Franklin Co., VT per Ancestry.com . She m. Jonathan W. Reynolds, b. 19 Aug 1815, Essex, Chittenden Co., VT, and d. 1l Dec 1882, Essex. An extensive Ancestor Chart for him can be found at Ancestry.com .

2. Clark O. Prentiss, b. c. 1816, Fairfax, Franklin Co., VT (his death record says b. in Alburgh, VT which lies about 22-3 miles south of the Canadian border. He d. 2 Jun 1897 in Essex Juction, Chitenden Co., VT at the age of about 81 per Tracy Arasim, Ancestry.com . Clark and his wife are bur. in the Eldridge Cemetery in South Burlington, VT.

Clark's middle name, with the initial "O" is unclear. It might be Otis or Obadiah. See Fn. 1 .

Clark Prentiss m. Ellen/Helen L. Vaughn on 10 Feb 1838 in Burlington, Chittenden Co., VT. Ellen was b. Oct 1820 in Franklin, VT, and d. 22 Nov 1900, VT. Clark and Ellen are buried at Eldridge Cemetery in Burlington, Chittenden, VT (per Brian Holland, email, 9 Aug 2001). She was the dau. of Clark Vaughn, b. 1790, and Betsey, b. 1792. An Ancestor Chart for her can be found at Ancestry.com .

    Note: Tracy Arasim, above,says that Clark m.1st Leila Northcuttl, but she confuses Clark Prentiss with Clark Barnett who m. Leila Northcutt. See Ancestry.com: One World Tree which mistakenly says that Clark Barnett m. Ellen Vaughn on 10 Feb 1838 and that they had a number of children between 1841 and 1860, all surnamed Prentis or Prentiss.

    That confusion of spouses is even clearer in Tracy Arasim's website where he lists a 3rd child of Clark Prentiss and Lelia Northcutt as b. 1854 even though Clark Prentiss m. Ellen Vaughn on 10 Feb 1838 and they had many children between 1841 and 1860.

By email of 11 Jan 2003, Brian Holland provided the following additional information: Clark Prentice served as a private in Company F of the 9th Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He was discharged 13 May 1865 and received an invalid's pension for chronic rheumatism and chronic diarrhea. The pension file shows that Clark died on 2 Jun 1897 at Essex Junction, Chittenden County, Vermont.

The Widow's Application for Accrued Pension shows that Clark married Ellen Vaughn on 10 Feb 1838 at Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont by the Rev. James Caughey.

It also appears that Clark's wife, Ellen, died before 22 Nov 1900; the pension files show that she was dropped from the rolls as of that date due to "reported death". The death date of 1920 was taken from a transcription of cemetery records and is likely incorrect. There is no claim to reinstate the pension after 22 Nov 1900 and I have no records indicating that Ellen was alive after 1900. Children:

  1. Sarah Prentiss, b. c. 1842. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

  2. William O. Prentiss, b. c. 1845. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]

  3. Emily Maria Prentiss, b. 4 Dec 1843, Grand Isle, VT. She m. Russell C. Munson on 15 Sep 1859, Williston, Chittenden, VT. (per Marilyn Boling, 2018 Frances Drive, Garland, TX 75042 in Ped. Resource File.) He was b. c. 1840, VT. They appear in the 1880 census in Hyde Park, Lamoille Co., VT, as R. C. and Emma Munson with their children:
    1. Hattie Munson, b. c. 1859, VT. At home in Hyde Park in the 1880 census.
    2. Jane Munson, b. c. 1876, VT. At home in Hyde Park in the 1880 census.
    3. Minnie Munson, b. c. 1872, VT. At home in Hyde Park in the 1880 census.

  4. Mary I. (or J.) Prentiss, b. c. 1848. he m. Mr. Guyette per Brian Holland, ail, 29 Feb 2011.

  5. Horace Mansfield Prentiss, b. c. 1849, VT, and perhap[s d. bnefore 1897. He may be the Soldier shown in the 1870 census at Fort Leavenworth, KS. He does not appear in the 1880 census. He m. Sarah F. Calhoun. She was b. 1846, Essex Junction, VT. An Ancestor Chart for her can be found at Ancestry.com . They had 1 or more children, including:
    1. Horace Noel Prentiss, b. 5 Mar 1877, VT, and d. 11 Nov 1948, Havre , Hill Co., MT. He appears in the 1920 census as a Locomotive Engineer and 1930 census in ` Havre, Hill Co., MT census with his wife.

      Horace Noel Prentiss m., as her 2nd husband, Lelia Mildred Greenman on 0 Jan 1911 in Williston, ND. She was b. 6 Nov 1876, Kent Co., MI, dau. of George Greenman and Emma D. Fex. She was b. 6 Nov 1876 in Kent Co., MI and d. 0 in Alexandria, Fairfax Co., VA. She is bur. in Highland Cem., Havre, Hill Co., MT. Ancestor Chart for Lelia can be found at Ancestry.com . children per 1920 census (Ref: Ancestry.com ):

      1. Noel Aaron Prentiss, b. 21 Aug 1913, MT, and d. 17 Sep 2001 at an unspecified location (per SSDI). Attended college for 2 years befpre Jan 1945 when he enlisted as a private in the US Army, Fort Douglas, Salt Lake City, UT. Residence: 717 3rd St 23 Jan 1920 Havre, Hill, Montana. Residence: 717 Third St. 2 Apr 1930 Havre, Hill, Montana. Residence: 19 Jan 1945 Hill, Montana. Residence: 1967 Alexandria, Alexandria (city), Virginia. Residence: 1993-2002 Fredericksburg, Virginia.
      2. Marvin V. Prentiss, b. c. Sep 1916, MT, and d. c. 1959, Seattle, King Co., WA. At home in 1930 census. Accepted for US Navy Service by the draft board Military 20 Apr 1944 Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana. Residence: 20 Apr 1944 Lewis and Clark Co., Montana. Residence: 3 Apr 1952 Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.

      Lelia had a prior, 1st, marriage to John Young on 26 Jun 1900. He was b. c. 1875. Son of that earlier marriage:

      1. Jack K. Young, b. c. 1905, MT. He appears in the 1930 census in Havre, Hill Co., MTl, with his wife, Florence M., b. c. 1905, MT (both of her parents b. in Syria). No children shown.

  6. Charles H. Prentiss, b. c. 1852, VT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5]

  7. Frederick C. Prentiss, b. c. 1854, VT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [6]

  8. Ella Prentiss, b. 8 May 1856, Burlington, Chittenden, VT and d. 3 Jan 1893, perhaps in Burlington where she was living in 1880. She m. Albert Munson on 9 Nov 1875. (per Marilyn Boling, 2018 Frances Drive, Garland, TX 75042 in Ped. Resource File.) Children per Ancestry.com :
    1. Leon P. Munson, b. 26 Dec 1876, Williston, Chittenden Co., VT. He m. Mabel E. Poland. She was b. Sep 1879, Burlington, Chittenden Co., VT, and d. 13 May 1926, Washington DC. They had 1 or more children, including:
      1. Dean Munson, b. c. 1906, VT. He appears in the 1930 Washington DC census with his wife, Grace, b. c. 1907, and daughter:
        1. June Munson, b. c. 1929, probably Washington DC. At home in 1930.
    2. Leslie Russel Munson, son, b. 24 Jun 1879, Williston, Chittenden Co., VT
    3. Lester Clark Munson, b. 24 Jun 1879, Williston, Chittenden Co., VT.
    4. Frank Elmer Munson, b. 19 Oct 1881, Williston, Chittenden Co., VT. 2 res. in Burlington, VT.
    5. Robert Munson, b. c. 1888, VT. 1910 census in Everett, Middlesex Co., MA. 1920 census in Malden, Middlesex Co., MA. 1930 census in Melrose, dlesex Co., MA. He m. Florence A., b. c. 1888. Children per 1930 census:
      1. Florence C Munson, b. c. 1915, at home in 1930.
      2. Robert E Munson, b. c. 1916, at home in 1930.
      3. Richard M Munson, b. c. 1919, at home in 1930. It is unclear whether s the Richard M. Munson shown in the SSDI as b. 11 Nov 1918, obtained SS# in MA, and d. 2 Aug 1993 in Revere, Suffolk Co., MA.

  9. Edmund Prentiss, b. 11 May 1858, Williston, Chittenden, VT, and d. c. 1864 per Brian Holland, email, 28 Feb 2011.

  10. George Morton Prentiss, b. 3 or 8 Nov 1860, Williston, Chittenden, VT. Not in 1870 or 1880 census.

  11. Merton L. Prentice, b 18 Mar 1863. Not in 1870 census and perhaps then deceased, per Brian Holland, email, 28 Feb 2011..

Living with CIark's family was Emily Prentiss, b. c. 1814. It seems likely that Emily would be Clark's sister. Proximity suggests he may be related to two other men named Prentiss in Milton, Samuel and Isaac Prentiss.

Clark apparently died before 1900 as only his wife appears in the 1900 Williston, Chittenden Co., VT census and living with her daughter, Sarah (Prentiss) Nichols.

3.   Sarah Prentiss, b. Dec 1841, VT.

She m. Byron L. Nichols, aka Leroy Byron Nichols, on 24 Dec 1858 in Williston, Chittenden, VT (per Brian Holland, email, 6 Oct 2001). He was b. Dec 1833 in Williston, Chittenden Co., VT and d. before 11 Jan 1915 in Los Angeles, CA.

Byron/Leroy served in the Civil War. His service record lists his residence as Williston. He enlisted as a Corporal on 07 May 1861. He Enlisted in Company G, 2nd Infantry Regiment Vermont on 20 June 1861 He was promoted to Full Sergeant. He was Wounded on 12 May 1864 [the 2nd Vermont would have been at Spotsylvania Courthouse on that day]. He mustered out on 29 June 1864. (Source: Roster of Vermont Volunteers During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66. (VT Roster) Published in 1892 and available through ancestry.com.)

In 1900, Leroy and Sarah appear not only in the Williston census as, indicated above, they are also enumerated in the Essex Junction census as living in the house of their daughter, Minnie B. Nichols and her husband Josiah Giddings. Leroy and Sarah were living in VT as late as 1910 as they are enumerated in the Essex Junction census. Sarah filed for pension benefits from California on 11 Jan 1915. Sarah's granddaughter and great grandchildren moved to California between 1911 and 1914 and it is likely that Sarah went with them. According to the 1880 Census (Essex Junction) Leroy and Sarah had at least 3 children:

  1. Clayton G. Giddings, b. c. 1865, VT, and d. 1927 in Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA. He m. Emma M. Waters on 12 Sep 1888 in Grundy, IL. He was b. c. 1871 in IL. Not in 1900 or 1910 census.

  2. Minnie Bella "Bella" Giddings, b. Dec 1868, IL. She m. James Weed Giddings. He was b. 17 May 1869 in Westford, Chittenden Co., VT. Children:

    1. Idriss Blanche Giddings, b. 30 Apr 1890 in Essex Junction, VT
    2. Daniel L. Giddings, b. Aug 1892 in VT. Not in 1910 census.

  3. Frank G. Giddings, b. Oct 1874, IL. He m. Helen L. Woodruff. She was b. May 1872, VT. Not in 1910 census.

4. William O. Prentiss, b. c. 1846, VT, and appears in the 1850 census at home in Burlington, Chittenden Co., VT. By eamil of 10 Feb 2008, Carl Edward Prentiss Jr. indicates he is the same person as Oscar William Prentiss, b. 29 Jan 1845.

He does not appear at home in the 1860 census when it was about 14, he is not shown at home as one would expect. The 1860 census does show an Oscar Prentis in Williston on the farm of C. W. and Martha Brownell. Clark Prentiss was also shown in the 1860 Williston census, so "Oscar" is tentatively identified as Clark's son.

He appears in the 1880 and 1900 census in Manchester, Hartford Co., VT, as Oscar W. Prentice with his wife and family.

William, or Oscar, m. 1st Mary Bessy on 3 Oct 1865. She was b. c. 1850, VT. Children per Carl Edward Prentiss Jr., above:

  1. Bertram O Prentiss, b. c. 1867, VT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[7]
  2. George M. Prentiss, b. c. 1870, VT. At home in Manchester, CT, in 1880 census. Not in 1900 census. It is unclear whether he is the George Prentiss shown in the 1920 census in Milton, Chttenden Co., VT, as b. c. 1865, VT.
  3. Maebelle Prentiss, b. c. 1879, CT. At home in Manchester, CT, in 1880 census. At home in Manchester, CT, in the 1900 census and called "May Prentice."

Living with William/Oscar and Mary in the 1880 Manchester, CT, census were:

  1. Thomas J. Lee, b. c. 1842, VT, "Brother-in-Law", apparently a brother of Mary.
  2. Susan L Lee, b. c. 1854, VT, "Sister-in-Law", Thomas' wife.
  3. Bessie D.Lee, b. c. 1877, VT, dau. of Thomas and Susan.

William/Oscar m. 2nd Frances, b. c. 1842, CT. She appears with William/Oscar in the 1920 census in Manchester, CT, his first wife, Mary, apparently having d. before 1920.

5. Charles H. Prentiss, b. c. 1852, VT. and d. after 1920 where he appears with his wife and family in the census in Bennington, Bennington Co. VT, census..

    Note: There is a Charles Prentice, b. c. 1852, VT, son of Clark Prentice, but because of the 2 year difference in the year of birth, we tentative conclude that he is not the Charles who is the subject of this article.

Charles m. 1st. Olive Brigham on 6 Aug 1877. She d. 2 Feb 1881 and is bur. at Eldridge Cemetery. Son:

  1. Earl Leroy Prentiss, b. 6 Feb 1879, Williston, VT, and d. 1947. . . . . . . . . . . . . . [8]

Charles m. 2nd Winifred Wood on 4 Dec 1882. She d. 24 May 1943. Mary was the dau. of Mary E. Wood, widow, b. c. 1834, VT, who was living with them in Burlington, VT, in the 1900 census. Charles and Winnie had at least one son:

  1. Howard Carl Prentiss, b. 6 Nov 1884, Williston, Chittenden Co., VT and d. 15 Dec 1935, Bennington, Bennington, VT). 1900 census at home in Burlington, Chittenden Co., VT. Not in the 1910 census. He appears in the 1920 census in Bennington, VT, and called married, but his wife is not shown in the household. Shown are 3 children indicated as sons and daughters of the head of the household, Charles, but because of the age differential we have tentatively listed them as Howard's children:
    1. Harris Prentice, b. c. 1904, VT. 1920 at home in Bennington, VT.
    2. Hellen Prentice, b. c. 1910, VT. 1920 at home in Bennington, VT.
    3. May Prentice, b. c. 1912, VT. 1920 at home in Bennington, VT.

    In the 1930 census in McDonough, Chenango Co., NY, Howard is shown as widowed and living with his widowed mother, Winnie. No children are shown at home

6. Frederick C. Prentiss, b. c. 1854, Burlington, VT, and d. 1946 at the Fanny Allen Hospital in Burlington, VT At home in 1860. Single and Brownell home in 1870 census. Not in 1880 census. He appears with his wife and family in the 1900 and 1920 Burlington, Chittenden Co., VT census as age 48, b. Jan 1852. In 1937, when his wife died, he was living at 40 Booth St., Burlington, VT.

He m. Ida May Spaulding, age 41, b. 12 May 1859, Whaleusburg NY, and d. 24 May 1937, Burlington, VT, age 78, per Vermont Death Records . She was the dau. of John Lyman Spaulding (1836-1889) and Sarah A. Hadley (1841-1926). Children:

  1. ­Orlow Frederick Prentiss, b. 27 Sep 1884, St. Alans, VT, and d. 13 Jul 1963, Burlington, VT. 1940 in Burlington as an Optometrist with 6 years of college. He m. Marjorie Burr Elms. She was b. c. 1885, Bangor, ME, and d. 27 Sep 1952, Bradenton, FL. In 1916 Orlow was an Optician.Children:
    1. Robert Frederick. Prentiss, b. c. 1913, Dorchester, MA, which is a neighborhood of Boston, MA. In 1947 he was an Optician living in Burlington, Chittenden Co., VT, with his wife and family per Vermont Birth Records . He m. Clara Frances Wheeler who was b. c. 1918 in Springfield, MA. They had 2 or more children, including:
      1. (child) Prentiss, b. before 1947 and living in 1947 in Burlington, Chittenden Co., VT.
      2. Sheila Dawn Prentiss, b. 6 Nov 1947, Burlington, Chittenden Co., VT.
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    2. Richard Burr Prentiss, b. 2 Feb 1916, Burlington, VT, per Vermont Birth Records , and d. 31 Mar 1945, Action (VT?). 1940 at home in Burlington.

    3. Barbara Jane Prentiss, b. 8 Jun 1922, Burlington, Chittenden Co., VT per Vermont Birth Records . 1940 at home in Burlington. She m. Nicholas Bottiglieri on 25 May 1941 in Wells, Rutland Co., VT. She was then an 18 year old student living in Poultney, VT, per Vermont Marriage Records .

  2. Margery Prentiss, b. c. 1886 ME

  3. Robert Prentiss, b. c. 1914, MA

  4. Richard Prentiss, b. c. 1917, VT

Living with Frederick and Ida was Carrie Spaulding, his sister-in-law, age 21, b. Jul 1878

7. Bertram O. Prentiss, b. Jul 1866, VT (per 1900 census). In 1880 and 1900 census in Manchester, Hartford Co., CT. 1910 census in Ansonia, New Haven Co., CT. 1920 census in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. 1930 census in Hartford, CT, and indexed as "Bertram D. Prentiss."

He m. Helen Patterson, b. Apr 1868, CT,with both parents b. in Scotland (per 1900 census). 1940 in Jay, Essex Co., NY, a widow living with her sons Donald and Carl. Children per Carl Edward Prentiss Jr., above:

  1. Hazel F. Prentiss, b. Jun 1889, CT. At home in Manchester, CT, in 1900 census. Not home in 1910 census.
  2. Zoe Gladys Prentiss, b. Jun 1899, CT. At home in Manchester, CT, in 1900 census. At home in 1910 census and indexed as "Loe Prentiss." At home in Hartford, CT, in 1920 census.
  3. Bertram Orlow Prentiss, b. c. 1905, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[9]
  4. Donald Patterson Prentiss, b. c. 1907, CT. At home in 1910 census in Manchester, CT. At home in 1920 and 1930 census in Hartford, CT. 1940 in Jay, Essex Co., NY, living with his mother and brother, Carl. It is unclear whether he is the Donald Prentiss shown in the SSDI as b. 6 Aug 1906, obtained his SS# in NY, and d. Dec 1973 in Jay, Essex Co., NY. It is also unclear whether he m. Ora, shown in the SSDI as b. 17 Mar 1903, obtained her SS# in NY, and d. Feb 1989, also in Jay, Essex Co., NY.
  5. Ethel Mae Prentiss, b. c. 1909, CT. At home in 1910 census in Manchester, CT. At home in 1920 and 1930 census in Hartford, CT.
  6. Carl Edward Prentiss, b. 22 Dec 1912, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [10]

8. Earl Leroy Prentiss, b. 6 Feb 1879, Williston, VT, and d. 15 May 1955, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, per Vermont Death Records . In 1909 he lived in Hyde Park, Lamoille Co., VT . In 1913 and 1917 he was a Laborer. 1920, 1930 and 1940 census in Bennington, Bennington Co., VT. The 1940 census shows him as a Laborer with a 6th grade education.

He m. Agnes Elizabeth Laport who was b. 30 Apr 1882 in Shoreham, Addison Co., VT, and d. 20 Jun 1972, age 90, at the Fairview Nursing home in Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, per Vermont Death Records . She had been living at 126 Elm St., Bennington.

Children of Earl and Agnes per Ancestry.com :

  1. Clayton Earl Prentiss, b. 8 Aug 1900, Burlington, VT, and d. Dec 1983, Bennington, VT. He was the "Informant" on his mothers Death Record in 1972 and was then living at 934 Gage St., Bennington. He m. Elizabeth Johnson Dakin. She was b. 11 Aug 1903, Bennington, VT, and d. there 6 Jun 1986. She was the dau. of George Henry Dakin (1871-1927) and Sarah A. Garrity (1875-1948). In 1926 they were living on Burgess Road in Burlington and he was then a "Laborer wollen mill. "Children:

    1. Clayton Joseph Prentiss, b. 10 Apr 1922, Bennington, VT. . . . . . . . . . . . [8.1]
    2. Edward George Prentiss, b. 18 Jun 1926, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, per Vermont Birth Records , was b. prematurely, and d. 11 days later on 29 Jun 1926, Bennington, per Vermont Death Records .

  2. Gertrude May Prentess, b. 22 May1899, VT, and d. 11 Nov 1918, age 19, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, from the Spanish Influenza. She m. George Scrivens. Living in the home in Bennington in 1920 is her husband, George Scrivens, b. c. 1899, VT, and called a son-in-law and widower.

  3. Charles/Charley N. Prentiss, b. c. 1902, VT. 1920 census at home in Bennington, VT. Not home in 1930 census, but living in the home is his wife, Lorena (Brown) Prentiss, b. c. 1903, NY, and called a daughter-in-law. She is called married, not a widow, so he apparently is living elsewhere. Grace's children per VT birth records and 1930 census:
    1. Lurenia Elizabeth Prentiss, b. 7 May 1921, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, and d. 9 Feb 1923, age 1 year, 9 months, Bennington, VT. A later daughter was given the middle name, "Lurenia."
    2. Josephine Grace Prentiss, b. 21 May 1924, Bennington per Vermont Birth Records and d. 26 Jul 2008 per Vermont Death Records at age 84 in a Nursing home/Long term care facility: Vermont Veterns Home, Bennington, VT. She was cremated. At home there in 1930. She m. Mr. Maxwell who prececeased her in 2008.
    3. Agnes Lurenia Prentiss, b. 14 Mar 1925, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, per Vermont Birth Records . She was a premature birth and d. the following day on 15 Mar 1925, Bennington per Vermont Death Records.
    4. Harry. C. Prentiss, b. c. 1926, Shaftsbury, Bennington Co., VT, per Vermont Birth Records . At home there in 1930.
    5. Beatrice Prentiss, b. c. 1928, probably Bennington. At home there in 1930.
    6. Arthur Lewis Prentiss, b. 9 Aug 1934, Salem, Washington Co., NY, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [11]

  4. Olive Elizabeth/Lizzerbeth Prentiss, b. 5 Jan 1909, Hyde Park, Lamoille Co., VT per Vermont Birth Records . 1920 census at home in Bennington, VT. Not home in 1930. In 1926 at age 17, she had a son fathered by Ralph Dunn, age 31, b. c. 1895, a Brick-maker then living in Worcestger, VT.
    1. Earl Ralph Prentiss, b. 24 Apr 1926, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, per Vermont Birth Records . He does not appear in the 2010 SSDI.

  5. Margret May Prentiss, b. 3 Oct 1913, Morristown, Lamoille Co., VT per Vermont Birth Records .. 1920 and 1930 census at home in Bennington, VT.
  6. Beatrice Matilda Prentiss, b. 26 May 1917, Morristown, Lamoille Co. VT, per Vermont Birth Reciods .. 1920 and 1930 census at home in Bennington, VT.
  7. Idras/Adris Elizabeth "Belle" Prentiss, b. 10 or 19 May 1921, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, and d. 6 mos. later on 15 Nov 1921, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, per Vermont Death Records .

He might be a brother of Fredrick C. Prentiss of Burlington, VT.

For another possible son of Charles, see George Prentice of Chiddenden Co., VT.

8.1 Clayton Joseph Prentiss, b. 10 Apr 1922, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, per Vermont Birth Records Living in 2014 per the obit. of his wife, Elaine.

He m. Elaine Alice Tripp on 6 Jul 1946 in Bennington, VT. She was was b. c. 1923, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT and was the dau. of Mordecia Tripp (1872-1931) and Cassie Wood (1881-1964). Her obituary reads as follows:

    Elaine Alice Prentiss, 1922-2014

    Elaine Alice Prentiss, age 91, a resident of Gage Street in Bennington, died on Tuesday morning, January 7, 2014 at her home following a long illness. She was born in Bennington, VT, October 13, 1922, and was the daughter of the late Mordecai and Cassie (Wood) Tripp.

    She received her education in Bennington. She married Clayton J. Prentiss on July 6, 1946.

    In earlier years, Elaine was employed at the EZ Mill and for 22 years had been employed at the Union Carbide Corporation from which she retired. She was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church. In earlier years, she had been an avid bowler and Red Sox fan. She enjoyed word search puzzles, and her cat, Sorrow and spending time at the family camp on Lake Champlain. Her family was her main interest.

    Survivors include her husband, Clayton J. Prentiss of Bennington, a daughter Gail Arasim of Bennington and a son Richard Prentiss of Bennington. Three grandchildren; Chad Prentiss, Kelli Prentiss, and Tracy Arasim. Two great grandchildren, Jed and Eliza and three step-great grandchildren Larry, Kyle and James and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

    She was predeceased by seven brothers and sisters, Raymond, Howard, and Earl Tripp, Hazel Gorman, Mildred Phillips, Gladys Knapp and Sarah Tripp, and her daughter-in-law Bonnie Prentiss.

    FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral service will be held from the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, in Bennington on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 4:00PM, with the Reverend Gary Strubel, Rector of All Saints Episcopal Chapel in Hoosick, officiating. Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Thursday from 2:00 until the time of the service. Interment will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington on Friday afternoon, at 2:00PM Memorial contributions may be made to the Bennington Rescue Squad through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington, VT.05201. Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net

Children of Clayton and Elaine:

  1. Richard Edward Prentiss, b. 30 Aug 1947, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, per Vermont Birth Records . He was living in 2007 at 300 Beech St., Bennington. He m. 1st. Pauline Helen Barber who was b. c. 1955, Bennington, VT. Son:
    1. Chad Edward Prentiss, b. 7 Sep 1975, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT.
    Richard m. 2nd Bonnie Lampron who was b. 17 Apr 1958, Bennington, VT, and d. there on 4 Aug 2007. Bur. in Park Lawn Cem., Bennington. She was the dau. of Marvin Lampron and Linda Hoyt.
    1. Kelli Marie Prentiss, b. 26 Apr 1994, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT.
  2. Gail Prentiss, living 2014 in Bennington, Bennington Co., VT. She m. Rodney Jan Arasim. He was b. 30 Apr 1951. Bennington and d. there 13 Feb 1998. Son:
    1. Tracy Arasim. He m. Miss Palmer and had a son and daughter. He m. 2nd. Diane Telford.

9.. Bertram Orlow Prentiss, b. 1 Jun 1904, CT, obained his SS# in CT, and d. May 1985, Au Sable Forks, Clinton Co., NY (per SSDI). He was at home in 1910 census in Manchester, CT, and indexed as "Bertrand C. Prentiss." At home in 1920 and 1930 census in Hartford, CT.

He m. Alice, b. 6 Dec 1905, MA, obtained her SS# in CT, and d. Jan 1975, Au Sable Forks, Clinton Co., NY (per SSDI) Bother of her parents were b. in Denmark (per census). They had 2 or more children, including:

  1. Bertram Orlow Prentiss Jr, b. c. 1928, Hartford, CT. At home in Hartford, CT, in 1930 census. Not in 2009 SSDI.
  2. Alice Helen Prentiss, b. c. 1930, Hartford, CT. At home in Hartford, CT, in 1930 census.

10. Carl Edward Prentiss, b. 22 Dec 1912, obtained his SS# in NY, and d. 20 Mar 1996 in Jay, Essex Co., NY. At home in 1920 and 1930 census in Hartford, CT. 1940 in Jay, Essex Co., NY, living with his mother and brother, Carl. The Town of Jay in on the north border of Essex Co., NY and is 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Plattsburgh, 25 miles (40 km) west-southwest of Burlington, VT, 79 miles (127 km) south of Montreal, Quebec, and 118 miles (190 km) north of Albany, NY. Jay is inside the Adirondack Park.

He m. Marjorie Billings on 28 Dec 1957. She was b. 24 Apr 1934, Saranac Lake, NY, and d. 16 Oct 2012, Plattsburgh, NY. dau. of Edward S. and Sarah C. Billings. Her obituary reads as follows:

    Marjorie Prentiss, November 16, 2012; Press-Republican

    Marjorie Prentiss passed away on Oct. 16, 2012, at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Marjorie was born on April 24, 1934, in Saranac Lake, N.Y. to Edward S. and Sarah C. Billings.

    She attended school in Saranac Lake finishing her high school education at Stoneleigh-Burnham preparatory school in Greenfield, Mass. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Vermont in specializing in languages.

    Marjorie married Carl Prentiss of Jay, N.Y., on Dec. 28, 1957. At the time of her marriage, she was employed by Essex County Department of Welfare as a caseworker. After the birth of her first child, she enjoyed the role of mother of four children until her return to work for the Essex County Headstart Program. Shortly thereafter, she began her career as a teacher at the Holy Name School in AuSable Forks, N.Y., and then went on to teach middle school English at AuSable Valley Central School until her retirement in 1990.

    Marjorie was passionate about golf, dogs, skiing, bowling, swimming and the New York Giants. She also loved reading literature, poetry, popular fiction and the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzles.

    She was a long time member of the Whiteface Community Methodist Church. She loved her life and friends and appreciated every nuance of nature. Her family and friends were a constant source of joy. Every day was a journey with all the unexpected twists a source of mirth and laughter.

    Marjorie was predeceased by her parents as well as her brother, Edward S. Billings, II and her sister, Jane Billings Webb.

    She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Clark and son in law David; son ,Carl E Prentiss Jr. and daughter-in-law Lisa; daughter, Jill Prentiss and daughter, Barbara Uzdavinis and son-in-law Stephen; her grandchildren Cameron Clark, Sarah Clark, Michael Clark, Benjamin Prentiss, Joseph Prentiss, Henry Uzdavinis, Charles Uzdavinis, Jonah Prentiss, George Uzdavinis and Schuyler Uzdavinis; her sister-in-law, Elizabeth Maley Billings; and nephews and nieces ,David, Douglas and Timothy Webb, Nancy Cole, Rebecca Gillard, Edward S. Billings III, Jessie Billings and Peggy Peckham

    Calling hours will be from 6 to 8p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at the Thwaits-Zaumetzer Funeral home in AuSable Forks with a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, also at the Thwaits-Zaumetzer Funeral home. Donations may be made to Foundation at CVPH restricted to R5 Comfort Care.

Children of Carl and Marjorie:

  1. Patricia Prentiss. She m. David Clark. Children per the above obituary:
    1. Cameron Clark,
    2. Sarah Clark,
    3. Michael Clark
  2. Carl E. Prentiss Jr. He m. Lisa.
    1. Benjamin Prentiss,
    2. Joseph Prentiss.
    3. Jonah Prentiss,
  3. Jill Prentiss.
  4. Barbara Prentiss. She m. Stephen Uzdavinis.
    1. George Uzdavinis.
    2. Schuyler Uzdavinis.
    3. Henry Uzdavinis.
    4. Charles Uzdavinis.

11. Arthur Lewis Prentiss was b. 9 Aug 1934, Salem, Washington Co., NY, and d. 26 Jan 2008, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, per SSDI and Vermont Birth Records . In 1959 he was living in Bennington at 16 Beech Court, with his wife and family.

He m. Gail Louise Monroe on 22 May 1955, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT. She was b. c. 1938, Canaan, NH, and was the dau. of Gernard and Dorothy Monroe. Arthur and Gail had 1 or more children, including:

  1. Valerie Jean Prentiss, b. 15 Aug 1957, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT.
  2. Arthur Lewis Prentiss Jr., b. 3 Apr 1959, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [12]
  3. Crystal Marie Prentiss, b. 17 Feb 1962, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT.
  4. Amy Louise Prentiss, b. 18 Oct 1971, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT.

12. Arthur Lewis Prentiss Jr., b. 3 Apr 1959, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT. In 1985-1990 he is living in Bennington with his wife and family per Vermont Birth Records .

He m. Marie Nicole Gosselin on 21 May 1983, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT. She was b. 20 Feb 1959, North Adams, MA, and d. 10 Mar 2005 at her home at 558 Rice Lane, Bennington, VT. Breast cancer. Final disposition at Mt. Anthony Cremation Service, Bennington, VT.

They later divorced per Vermont Death Records . She was the dau. of Edgar Gosselin and his wife, Idola. Arthur and Marie had 3 or more children, including:

  1. Jenna Lisette Prentiss, b. 27 Feb 1985, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT. In 2005 she lived at 558 Rice Lane, Bennington, VT. She m. Zachary A. Caslin per her email of 25 Oct 2010. In 2010 they had 2 daughters.
  2. Elyse Marie Prentiss, b. 30 Nov 1987, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [13]
  3. Lindsay Nicole Prentiss, b. 24 Jan 1990, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT.

13. Elyse Marie Prentiss, b. 30 Nov 1987, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT.

She and Franklyn Rivera Jr. (b. 15 Sep 1985, NJ) in 2008 lived at 109 Branch St., Bennington. They had 2 children, including:

  1. Franklyn Rivera III, b. 9 Jan 2008, Bennington per Vermont Birth Records .
  2. (child) Rivera per Jenna Pentiss-Casline, email, 25 Oct 2010.

Who are Harry Prentiss' Parents?

Is Clark's father's name really Harry Prentiss?. Is his mother really Sarah Elbridge? Those names come from Clark's death record. They may, or may not, be correct. So far all of our search efforts do not produce a Harry Prentiss born in an appropriate time frame, and none married to a Sarah Elbridge.

Investigation is continuing.


Fn. 1: Clark Prentiss' middle name: Is he Clark Otis Prentiss?

Tracy Arasim purports to identify Clark Prentice as Clark Otis Prentiss and his father as Otis Prentiss, but without any additional details about him or supporting documents as to such relationship. We have been unable to contact Tracy Arasim because at first Tracy's website indicates Tracy does not wish to be contacted. More recently Tracy's spam blocker prevented any contact with him/her.

We do note that early census records do list the following men named Otis Prentis, Prentiss and Prentice:

  1. 1800 census in Milford, Otsego Co., NY: Otis Prentis. 1 male and 1 female, ages 26-45.
  2. 1810 census in Lunenburg, Essex Co,. VT: Otis Prentice. 1 male and 1 female, ages 26-45, and a dau. under 10 years. Lunenburg lies about 85 miles east of Fairfax where Clark Prentiss is said to have been b. c. 1816.
  3. 1820 census: None listed.
  4. 1830 census in Minehead, Essex Co., VT: Otis Prentiss. 1 male 40-50, a female 50-60, a son 10-15 (Clark Prentiss would have been about 14 in 1830), and a dau., 5-10.

Or is he Clark Obidiah Prentiss? By email of 11 Feb 2009, Carl Edward Prentiss Jr. indicates that Clark's full name might be Clark Obidiah (Obadiah?) Prentiss. We are in the preliminary stages of investigating that suggestion.

For now, we will simply identify him as "Clark Prentiss" as shown in the 1840, 1850, 1860 and 1880 census. We do note that he is called "Clark Prentice" in Civil War Records .

If you can help us identify any of the folks mentioned above, please contact us at the Prentice Newsletter


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