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John Prentice of New York and Morristown, New Jersey

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John Prentice of New York and Morristown, New Jersey
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2009 and Revised 29 Mar 2014

1. Thomas B. Prentiss was b. c. 1817, MA. He appears in the 1860 census in Hempstead, Queens Co. NY, with his wife and family. Not shown with family in 1870 census and perhaps deceased.

He m. Ellen, b. c. 1834, NY. 1870 census in NY Ward 22, New York Co., NY. Children of Thomas and Ellen:

  1. Adelia Prentiss, b. c. 1850, NY. At home in Hempstead, NY, in the 1860 census. Not home in 1870.
  2. Caroline Prentiss, b. c. 1854, NY. At home in Hempstead, NY, in the 1860 census. 1870 census in NY Ward 22, New York Co., NY
  3. Brin Prentiss, b. c. 1857, NY. At home in Hempstead, NY, in the 1860 census. 1870 census in NY Ward 21870 census in NY Ward 22, New York Co., NY2, New York Co., NY
  4. John Prentiss, b. Oct 1860, NY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

2. John Prentice (or Prentiss) was b. Oct 1860, NY (per 1900 census), as were his parents , and d. 1925 in Morris Co., NJ. 1870 census in NY Ward 22, New York Co., NY. He appears in the 1900 and 1910 census in Morristown, Morris Co., NJ, with his wife and family.

He m. Rose M. Poole, b. Nov 1872, NJ, as were her parents, and d 1954 in Morris Co., N J. In the 1930 census in Morristown, NJ, she is living with the family of her daugher, Rose. Children:

  1. Louisa "Lulu" Prentiss, b. 13 May 1890, Morristown, NJ, and d. 1 Jan 1966, Morristown. At home in Morristown, NJ, in the 1900 census. She m. Charles Francis Chambers on 14 Mar 1907. He was b. 2 Jan 1887, Brookside, NJ, and d. 13 Jun 1964, Morristown, NJ. Children per Ancestry.com :
    1. Dau. Chambers.
    2. Charles Francis Chambers Jr . 1914 – 1974
    3. Baby Boy Chambers 1918 – 1918
    4. Evelyn May Chambers 1919 – 1947
    5. Albertha Rose Chambers 1921 – 1921
    6. William McCormick Chambers 1922 – 1946
    7. Bobbie Lloyd Chambers 1923 – 1991
    8. Kemper Willoughby Chambers 1927 – 2010
    9. Baby Girl Chambers 1929 – 1929
    10. Lois Jean Chambers 1932 – 1971
  2. Frank H. Prentiss, b. 30 Apr 1892, Morristown, NJ, and d. 23 Jun 1958, Morristown. At home in Morristown, NJ, in the 1900 and 1910 census. He appears in the 1920 census in Morristown with his wife, Ella H. Chambers., b. c. 1894, NJ, dau. of Samuel Chambers (1854-1926) and Susan E. (1849-1909). 1930 census in Morris, Morris Co., NJ. Children:
    1. Esther M. Prentiss, b. 12 Apr 1914, Morristown, NJ, and d. ­26 Oct 1997, Mendham, Morris Co., NJ. At home in 1920 and 1930. She m. Albert Anderson, b. 17 Oct 1912, NJ, and d. Apr 1987, Mendham. He was the son of Albert Anderson and Gunhilde Anderson Rimnell. Esther and Albert had 2 sons.
    2. John Pershing Prentiss, Sgt, b. c. 1918, NJ , and d. 22 Jun 1944, New Guinea, South Pacific, WW II. At home in 1920 and 1930. He m. Frances Marie Dolan. She was b. 23 Nov 1919, Woodside, Queens Co., NY, and d. 28 Dec 1980, Southampton, Suffolk Co., NY. Daughter:
      1. Jan Paula Prentiss, b. 10 Oct 1944, Morristown, Morris Co., NJ, and d. 8 Jul 2010, Skaneateles, Ononddaga Co., NY.
  3. John Prentiss Jr., b. c. 1893, NJ. At home in Morristown, NJ, in the 1900 and 1910 census. Not in 1930 census.
  4. Isabella/Isabel Prentiss, b. Feb 1897, NJ. At home in Morristown, NJ, in the 1900 and 1910 census.
  5. George Prentiss, b. Feb 1900, NJ. At home in Morristown, NJ, in the 1900 and 1910 census. He appears in the 1920 census in Morristown with his wife, Edna, b. c. 1902, IL. 1930 census in Morris, Morris Co., NJ. Children:
    1. Edna Rose Prentiss, b. c. 1919. NJ. At home in 1920 and 1930.
    2. Beatrice Prentiss, b. c. 1922, NJ. At home in 1930.
    3. George Prentiss,b. c. 1923, NJ. At home in 1930
  6. Frederick L. Prentiss, b. c. 1905, NJ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  7. Rose Prentiss, b. c. 1909-1910, NJ. At home in Morristown, NJ, in the 1910 census. She appears in the 1930 census in Morristown, NJ, with her husband, Robert M. Strobridge, b. c. 1907, NJ, with both parents b. in NJ. He was an Electrician. Son:
      Robert Strowbridge, b. c. 1929-1930, NJ.

Living with the family in 1900 was William Miller, "brother-in-law", b, Oct 1874, NJ.

3. Frederick L.Prentiss was b. 9 Mar 1905, obtained his SS# in NJ, and d. Aug 1985 in Morris Plains, Morris Co., NJ. At home in Morristown, NJ, in the 1910 census. He appears in the 1930 census in Morris, Morris Co., NJ, with his wife and family.

He m. Helen L. Koelsch. She was b. 1910, Morristown, NJ (both parents b. in NJ), and d. Monday, 6 Mar 2006, at Holly Manor Nursing Home, following a brief illness. She was 96. Her obituary reads, in part, as follows:

    [Helen] was born in Morristown and lived in Morris Township for 75 years. She was a homemaker and member of the Morris Plains Presbyterian Church.

    Her husband, Frederick, died in 1985. Survivors include her daughter, Joan Hughes of Morris Township; her sister, Dorothy Silver of Florida; her grandchildren, Joan, Barry, Kenneth, and Theodore Cameron; and her great-grandchildren, Meredith Rae, Christopher, Dianna, and Theodore.

    A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 8, at 10 a.m. at Dangler Funeral Home, 600 Speedwell Ave., Morris Plains. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Morristown. Visiting hours will be on Thursday, March 9, at 9:30 a.m. until the service at 10 a.m.

Who are Thomas B. Prentiss' Parents?

We ran the name through our eBooks database but with negative results. He does not appear in Ancestry.com or the IGI. Investigation is continuing.

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