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George Prentice of Kentucky

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George Prentice of Kentucky
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2009 and Revised 17 Sep 2015

A Black Prentice Family Tree

1. George Prentice, b. c. 1816 in KY. He is a Black Prentice who is appears in Ancestry.com . Although his status is not shown on Ancestry.com, it seem probable that, at that date and place, he was a slave.

The name(s) of his wife/wives is not presently known. Children shown on Ancestry.com attributed to him, by 1 or more wives, are as follows:

  1. Amanda Prentice, b. c. 1848, KY, and d. 30 Sep 1941. She m. John Wheeler and had:
    1. George Wheeler 1869 –
    2. John Wheeler 1871 –
    3. Brown F. Wheeler 1873 –
    4. Nancy Wheeler 1875 –
    5. Green W. Wheeler 1879 –
    6. Emily Wheeler 1882 –
    7. Johnhannah Wheeler
  2. Margaret Ann Prentice, b. 26 Mar 1853, KY, and d. 1 Aug 1939, Jessamine Co., KY. She m. Samuel Yates and had:
    1. William Yates 1874 –
    2. Caroline Yates 1878 –
    3. Woodson Yates 1880 –
    4. Mollie Yates 1884 –
    5. Dezzie Yates 1887 –
    6. Samuel Yates 1889 –
    7. Walter B. Yates 1892 –
    8. Sylvester Yates 1897 –
  3. Sallie Prentice, b. c. Feb 1853, KY, and d. 30 May 1923, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN. She m. John Brown King and had:
    1. John W. King 1873 –
    2. George King 1875 –
    3. Keene Prentis King 1878 – 1955
    4. James Turner King 1880 – 1970
    5. Fannie King 1882 –
    6. Lizzie King 1884 –
    7. Mamie King 1886 –
    8. Thomas Henry King 1889 – 1974
    9. Oliver Node King 1893 – 1992
  4. George William Prentice, b. c. 1855, KY. . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  5. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1858, KY. He m. Susan B. Williams and had:
    1. Albert Prentice 1879 –
    2. Nellie Prentice 1883 –
  6. Keene Prentice, s. b. c. 1860, KY.
  7. Jemima Prentice, b. c. 1863, KY. She m. James Overstreet.
  8. Mattie Prentice, b. c.1865, KY. She m. William L. Pankey.
  9. Cynthia Prentice, b. c.1867, KY.

2. George William Prentice, b. c. 1855, KY, and d. 18 Aug 1923, Jessamine Co., KY.

He m. Sarah Lamb on 4 Nov 1875. She was b. c. 1856, KY, dau. of Meigs Lamb and Fannie. Children:

  1. Frances Prentiss, dau., b. 23 Oct 1876, Jessamine Co., KY. 1880 res. in Jessamine Co., KY.
  2. William Prentiss, b. Nov 1878, Jessamine Co., KY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  3. Turner Prentice, b. Dec 1882, Jessamine Co., KY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[4]
  4. Amanada Prentice, b. c. 1883, KY. 1900 res. in Lee, Jessamine Co., KY. 1910 in Wilmore, Jessamine Co., KY.
  5. Scott Walter Prentice, b. 9 Feb 1886, KY, and d. 30 Sep 1945 in Fayette, KY. Bur. Prentiss Cem., Wilmore. Called "single" in Find a Grave.
  6. Susie Prentice, b. c. 1888, KY. 1900 res. in Lee, Jessamine Co., KY. 1910 in Wilmore, Jessamine Co., KY.
  7. Eddie Prentice, dau., b. 17 Oct 1890, KY, and d. 11 Feb 1916 of Malaria in Jessamine Co., KY. 1900 res. in Lee, Jessamine Co., KY. 1910 in Wilmore, Jessamine Co., KY. Bur. in Prentiss Cem. per Find a Grave which gives her mothers name as Sallie Lanch.

3. William Prentiss, b. Nov 1878, Jessamine Co., KY. He died in 1920 in Jessamine Co., KY, at the age of 42. He had three sons and four daughters with Celia Overstreet between 1902 and 1915. 1880 res. in Jessamine Co., KY. Children:

  1. Josephine Prentice. When Josephine Prentice was born on December 30, 1902, in Jess amine County, Kentucky, her father, William, was 24 and her mother, Celia, was 30. She had three brothers and three sisters. She died on February 17, 1994, in Mansfield, Ohio, at the age of 91. She m. Henry Blakey.
  2. Theodore Roosevelt Prentice. When Theodore Roosevelt Prentice was born on July 2, 1906, in Jessamine County, Kentucky, his father, William, was 27 and his mother, Celia, was 34. He had one son and four daughters with Alice Frances "Lucille" Wheat. He died on March 9, 1999, in Winchester, Kentucky, at the age of 92, and was buried in Nicholasville, Kentucky. He m. Alice Frances Wheat . "Lucille" 1924-2011. They had 5 children.
  3. Betty Maehand "Dottie" Prentice. When Betty Maehand "Dottie" Prentice was born on September 7, 1908, in Jessamine County, Kentucky, her father, William, was 29 and her mother, Celia, was 36. She had three brothers and three sisters. She died on December 14, 1984, in Mansfield, Ohio, at the age of 76. She m. Narvie Betney.
  4. Will Berry Prentice. When Will Berry Prentice was born on September 30, 1911, in Wilmore, Kentucky, his father, William, was 32 and his mother, Celia, was 39. He had four children with Emma Lou Hayes and two more children. He died on November 13, 2001, in Waianae, Hawaii, at the age of 90. He m. Unknown and had 6 children.
  5. Chester Arthur Prentice Sr. When Chester Arthur Prentice was born on March 20, 1913, in Wilmore, Kentucky, his father, William, was 34 and his mother, Celia, was 40. He had one son on July 23, 1940. He died on January 22, 2006, in Mansfield, Ohio, at the age of 92, and was buried there. He m. Unknown and had:
    1. Chester Arthur Prentice Jr. Chester Arthur Prentice was born on July 23, 1940, in Louisville, Kentucky, the child of his parents. He had four daughters with Wanda Lee Thomas. He died on January 8, 2013, in Lexington, Kentucky, at the age of 72, and was buried in Nicholasville, Kentucky. He m. Wanda Lee Thomas. Children:
      1. Kimberly Dawn Prentice, b. 1965 and d. 1966
      2. 3 more children.
  6. May Celia Prentice. (1914-1914)
  7. Mattie Bird Prentice. When Mattie Bird Prentice was born on December 31, 1915, in Wilmore, Kentucky, her father, William, was 37 and her mother, Celia, was 43. She had three brothers and three sisters. She died on December 3, 1998, in Mansfield, Ohio, at the age of 82, and was buried there. She m. Jesse James Anderson.

4. Turner Prentice, b. Dec 1882, Jessamine Co., KY, and d. 18 Mar 1938, Jessamine Co., KY

He m. Maggie Tull (1883-1985) per http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=44748604"> Find a Grave . 1900 res. in Jessamine Co., KY. Bur. in Prentiss Cem., Wilmore, Jessamine Co., KY. The website says Turner was a farmer and d. from injuries sustained to the lower abdomen by a kick from a horse. Son:

  1. William Thomas Prentice, b. 23 Jul 1902, Jessamine Co., KY, and d. 27 Apr 1965, KY. He m. Mary Bell Epps on 31 Dec 1929. He m. Mary Bell Overstreet (1903-1999), dau. of Fountain and Emma Overstreet. They had a daughter:
    1. William Thomas Prentice Jr., b. 24 Jun 1940, Wilmore, and d. 6 Oct 1940.
    2. Carolyn Pentice. She m. Mr. Hariston.
    Other kin are mentioned in her obit. at Find a Grave .
  2. Walter Scott Prentice, b. 23 Jul 1903, Wilmore, Jessamine Co., KY . . . . . . . . . . .[5]
  3. Tom J.Prentice, b. c. 1904.
  4. Sam Turner Prentice, b. July 10, 1905, in Jessamine Co., KY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [6]
  5. Augustus Wilson Prentice, b. 2 Jan 1908, in KY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [7]
  6. Minnie Rowe Prentice, b. born on January 1, 1911, in Jessamine Co., KY. She d. 25 Apr 1942, Wilmore, KY, at the age of 31. She died on November 30, 1998, in Fayette, Kentucky, at the age of 85.She m. William Morris Prewitt.
  7. Queen Victoria Prentice. b. born on May 21, 1913, in Kentucky. She had two sons and six daughters with Charles Dudley Johnson.
  8. Willie B. Prentice, b. 12 Dec 1915, in Wilmore, KY, and d. 29 Jun 1973, in Cincinnati, OH, at the age of 57. He m. Mary Lou Durham in 1968.
  9. Bernice Prentice "Bunny", b. 7 Nov 1918, in Wilmore, KY, and d. 15 Sep 2003, in Keene, KY, at the age of 84.. She had six sons and one daughter.
  10. Sarah Frances Prentice, b. 23 Nov 1922, in Jessamine Co., KY, and d. 21 Jul 2011, in Lexington, KY, at the age of 88, and was buried in Winchester, Kentucky. She had six sons and two daughters with Henry Edward Baker Sr. Her obituary reads as follows:

      Sarah Francis Prentice Baker: Thursday, July 21, 2011: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice, Winchester Sun, The (KY) - Saturday, July 23, 2011.

      Deceased Name: Sarah Francis Prentice Baker: Thursday, July 21, 2011 Sarah Francis Prentice Baker, 88, was born to the late Maggie and Turner Prentice in Wilmore, She was the wife of the Rev. Henry Baker Sr. for 69 years and departed this life July 21.

      Besides her husband, other survivors include: Mary (Dillard) Bruton, Henry (Sondra) Baker, Nancy (James) Moore, William (Corlin) Baker, Fred Baker, James (Paulette) Baker, Thomas (Wanda) Baker, Winfred (Ruby) Baker; 24 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great- grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

      Services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Tuesday at First African Baptist Church in Lexington. Visitation will be after 9:30 a.m. at the church Tuesday and from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Broadway Baptist Church, Winchester. Arrangements are entrusted to O. L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary.

  11. Virginia Mary Prentice, b. 20 Nov 1925, in Jessamine Co., KY, and d. 2 Apr 1997, in Lexington, KY. at the age of 71, and was buried in Nicholasville, KY. She m. James Morton Baker in 1942. They had six children.
  12. Betty D. Prentice, b. 23 Jul 1929, in Jessamine Co., KY, and d. 19 Jan 2000, in Lexington, KY, at the age of 70. She had one son and three daughters with Willard E. Wheat.

5. Walter Scott Prentice, b. 23 Jul 1903, Wilmore, Jessamine Co., KY, and d. 28 May 1985, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY.

He m. Eva, b. c. 1909, KY. 1930, Wilmore, Jessamine Co., KY. Children:

  1. Bernice Prentice, b. c. 1919, KY. 1940 at home in Wilmore, Jessamine Co., KY.
  2. Sarah Francis Prenticed, b. c. 1923, KY. 1940 at home in Wilmore, Jessamine Co., KY.
  3. Mary Eunice Prentice, b. c. 1923, Jessamine Co., KY.
  4. Walter Scott Prentice, b. 30 May 1926, in Jessamine Co., KY and d. in Versailles, KY. He m. Anna Catherine Cushingberry and had a daughter.
  5. Virginia May Prentice, b. c. 1926, KY. 1940 at home in Wilmore, Jessamine Co., KY.
  6. Betty D. Prentice, b. c. 1930, KY. 1940 at home in Wilmore, Jessamine Co., KY.

6. Sam Turner Prentice, b. July 10, 1905, in Jessamine Co., KY, and d. 15 May 1996, in Louisville, KY, age 90, and bur. Wilmore, KY.

He m. Mattie Belle Overstreet, b. c. 1906 and d. 10 Jul 1991, Louisville, KY. Her obituary reads as follows:

    Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) — Thursday, July 11, 1991: Mattie Prentice, 85 of Louisville

    WILMORE -- Mattie Prentice, 85, of Louisville, formerly of Wilmore, wife of Sam Prentice, died yesterday at Hillcreek Manor, Louisville. Arrangements incomplete at O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary in Lexington.

Childen of Sam and Mattie:

  1. William Kenneth Prentice, twin, b. 11 Jun 1934, in Jessamine Co ., KY, and d. 9 Jul 2006, in Lexington, KY, age 73, and was buried in Wilmore, KY. He m. and had a daughter , Willena Prentice. She m. Thornton and in 2006 lived in Jacksonville, FL. His obituary reads as follows:

      Jessamine Journal, The (Nicholasville, KY) - Thursday, July 20, 2006, Wlliam Prentice, June 11, 1934 - July 9, 2006

      William K. Prentice, 72, a native of Wilmore and the son of the late Sam T. and Mattie Overstreet Prentice, died Sunday, July 9. He was a brick mason by trade and a member of Bethel Methodist Church.

      He is survived by a daughter, Willena Thorton, of Jacksonville, Fla.; his grandchildren; a brother, Robert Prentice and his wife, Virginia, of Louisville; a sister, Mary E. Prentice Theragood and her children, Marion Jackson, and Cornell of Gary, Ind.; an aunt and her husband, Sarah and the Rev. H.E. Baker; and several generations of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

      He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Samuel D. Prentice.

      Services were held at 1 p.m. on Friday at Bethel Methodist Church in Nicholasville. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary, and at noon on Friday at the church. Burial took place at Prentice-Dawson Family Cemetery.

  2. Samuel D. Prentice, twin, b. 9 Jun 1933, in Jessamine Co ., KY, and d. 5 Nov 2002 in Lexington, KY, age 69, and was buried in Wilmore, KY. He m. and had 3 sons.
  3. Robert Prentice. He m. Virginia and in 2006 lived in Louisville, KY.
  4. Mary E. Prentice. She m. Mr. Thuragood.
  5. 1 son and 1daughter.

7. Augustus Wilson Prentice, b. 2 Jan 1908, in KY, and d. 30 May 1988, in Fayette, KY, age of 80, and was buried in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

He m. Georgia Elder Crutcher on 17 Sep 1929. They had five children:

  1. George Augustus Prentice, b. 14 Apr 1930, in Jessamine Co., KY, and d. 16 Feb 1995, in Columbus, Ohio, at the age of 64.
  2. Martha Prentice, b. 16 Mar 1932, in Jessamine Co., KY, and d. 11 Aug 2003, in Lexington, KY, at the age of 71 years. She m. Charles Walter Canada (he d. before 2016) and had 2 sons and 3 daughters.
  3. Carolyn Elizabeth Prentice, b. 18 Mar 1936, in Nicholasville, KY, and d. 29 May 2006, in Lexington, KY, at the age of 70, and was buried in Nicholasville, KY. Her obituary reads as follows:

      Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - Friday, June 2, 2006, WALKER Carolyn E. Prentice

      WALKER Carolyn E. Prentice, 70, died Mon, May 29, 2006 at St. Joseph Hospital. A native of Jessamine Co., KY a graduate of Rosenwald Dunbar High School. Born March 18, 1936 to the late Augustus and Georgia E. Prentice, she was a member of First Baptist Church, Nicholasville .

      Those who remain to cherish her memory are a sister, Shirley M. Smith, Columbus, OH; a brother, Edward Dodd (Peggy) Prentice, Lexington, KY; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

      Funeral services 12 p.m., Sat, June 3, 2006 at First Baptist Church, Nicholasville, KY. Visitation after 10 a. m. until time of service. Arrangements entrusted to O. L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary.

  4. Shirley Prentice. She m. Mr. Smith and in 2006 and 2016 lived in Columbus, OH. Living in 2016
  5. Edward Dodd Prentice.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [8]

8. Edward Dodd Prentice, b. c. 1945 and d. 11 Nov 2016, Lexington, KY. His obituary reads as follows:

    Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - Friday, November 11, 2016: Edward D. Prentice

    PRENTICE Edward Dodd, 71, enter into eternal rest, Sat morning, Nov 5, 2016 at Baptist Health Hospital in Lex. KY. Edward was the son of the late Augustus W. and Georgia E. Prentice.

    He also preceded in death, Martha and Charles Canada, Carolyn Walker, George A. Prentice, step-son William C. Henderson and a niece Evonne Commodore.

    Edward joined First Baptist Church Nicholasville at an early age. He was a graduate of Roswald Dunbar, Nichol-asville, KY. He was gainfully employed for over 37 years before he retired and was a Realtor for Roark Realtor. He was a long time Board Member for Community Action. He made a lot of accomplished and got a lot done during his walk of life.

    He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife Peggy Prentice, Daughter, Ericka Prentice, special step-daughter and son-in-law Lytonya Williams and Craig Williams. Surviving sister, Shirley Smith, Columbus, OH. Six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, eight sisters-in-law, five brothers-in-law, and a host of nieces and nephews and cousins and friends.

    Service 12pm Sat Nov 12, 2016 First Baptist Church, Nicholasville. Visit 10:30am until time of service.

He m. Peggy and in 2006 and 2016 lived in Lexington, KY. Children:

  1. Ericka Prentice. Living in 2016.

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