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Reuben Prentice of Windham, Windham Co., Vermont

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Reuben Prentice of Windham, Windham Co., Vermont
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2010 and Revised 20 Oct 2011


Reuben Prentice of Windham, Windham Co., VT, is #16.2 in our Henry Prentice eBook. We are seeking information about his descendans. Here is what we have so far:

16.2 Reuben Prentice, b. 11 Oct 1791, Surry, NY.

He m. Roxana Upham She was b. 22 Aug 1791 in Thompson, CT. The lived in Westminster, VT. Known children:

  1. Lucia Prentice, b. c. 1822. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [16.3]

  2. Harvey N. Prentiss, .13 Oct 1825, Windham, Windham Co., VT. . . . . . . . . [16.4]

  3. Asahel Omar Prentice, b. 05 Feb 1830, Westminster, VT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . [16.5]

  4. Sarah S. Prentice, b. c. 1838. Not in 1850 census.

16.3 Lucia Prentice, b. 15 Apr 1822, VT, and d. 18 Dec 1893, Royal Oak, MI.

She m. Samuel S. Noyes on 21 Apr 1845, Warren, Macomb Co., MI. He was b. 21 Dec 1805, NH, and d. 18 Jan 1890, Royal Oak, MI. Children per Ancestry.com :

  1. Martha Noyes 1844 –
  2. Oscar J. Noyes 1850 – 1878
  3. Susan Ellen Noyes 1852 – 1935
  4. Lucia A Noyes 1857 –
  5. Orville Noyes 1862 –
  6. Rhoda Noyes 1864 –
  7. Silas Noyes 1866

16.4 Harvey N. Prentiss, .13 Oct 1825 (1821?), Windham, Windham Co., VT and d. 1908, Windham, VT (per IGI and Ancestry.com ).

The 1850 census in Windham, Windham Co., VT, shows him living with Julia M. Prentiss. Relationships were not given in the 1850 census, but one would assume she was a 1st wife. Additional information is needed for confirmation.

He m., apparently 2nd, Adeline Adelia Burnap on 27 Jan 1852 Windham, Windham Co., VT (per IGI). She was the dau. of Harvey Burnap and Mary/Polly Bliss. Children per IGI:

  1. Bliss Burnap Prentiss, b. 8 Jan 1857, Windham. He m. Frances Allen, b. c. 1870, Canada. Shown in the household in the 1920 Windham census was Amelia Allen, sister-in-law, 52, b. Canada.

  2. Ernest A. Prentiss, b. 8 May 1863, Windham, VT and d. 8 Dec 1922, Cleveland, OH. He m. Lydia Matthews, b. 10 Jan 1868, Ewell, Surrey, England, and d. 30 Jan 1961, Cleveland, OH. Ancestor Chart: Ancestry.com . Children (per 1920 census and Cleveland Obituary, Fall 2001):
    1. Ethel Burnap Prentiss, b. 7 Aug 1892, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, and d. 21 Jul 1989, Hendersonville, NC. She m. Charles Henry Thompson in 1918, ` East Cleveland, OH. He was b. 16 Nov 1884, Wheeling, WV, and d. 1934. 1922 lived in E. Cleveland, OH. He was the son of William Henry Thompson and Mary Powell Sook. Children:
      1. Elizabeth Thompson.
      2. Ruth Thompson.
      3. (son) Thompson.
      4. David Powell Thompson (1921-1921)
      .
    2. Bertha Mae Prentiss, b. 16 Aug 1896, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, and d. 21 Jan 1999, Midland, Midland Co., MI. She m. Wilfred M. Murch. He was b. 7 Nov 1893, Mt. Perry, Perry Co., OH, and d. Sep 1982, Tucson, Pima Co., AZ. 1922 lived in Buffalo. His Ancestor Cher can be found at Ancestry.com . They had 2 sons and 2 daughters.

    3. Norman Kent Prentice, b. 6 Jul 1900, Chester, VT, and d. Mar 1975 in NYC , Manhatten, NY. 1922 lived in of New York City. He m. Helen Trenholme. She was b. 23 Jun 1911, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and d. 30 Jan 1962, NYC, NY. Daughter:
      1. "Living Kent Lukas" per http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/17194744/person/475304903

16.5 Asahel Omar Prentice, b. 05 Feb 1830, Westminster, VT.

He m. Hannah Silsbee Johnson, b. 2 Jan 1833, Lincoln (Co.?), ME, and d. 6 Jun 1924 of Senile Debility, Windham, VT, age 91 years. She was the dau. of Cyrus Johnson and Hephzibah Hunt Page. Children:

  1. George Foster Prentice, b. 20 Sep 1858, Windham, VT, and d. 3 Nov 1916 in Florence, MA. 1870 census at home in Windham, VT. Not in 1880 and later census.

  2. Carrie Keziah Prentice, b. 16 Jun 1861, Windham, VT, and d. in Jamaica, VT 21 Jun 1944 at the age of 83. She m. Edgar M. Butler who predeceased her. He is likely the Edgar Butler shown in the 1880 census in Jamaica, Windham Co., VT, as b. c. 1858, VT, son of Aaron Mason Butler, widower, b. 1816, VT. (Deceased wife was Emeline Muzzy.) An Ancestor Chart for Edgar can be found at Ancestry.com . Carrie and Edgar appear in the 1900 census in Jamaica, Windham Co., VT, with their children:
    1. Maude E Butler 16
    2. Ethel A Butler 12
    3. Lila C Butler 10
    4. Aaron P Butler 2
    5. Fredrick M Butler ??/12

  3. Mary Hattie Prentice, b. 3 Apr 1864, Windham, VT, and d. 8 Feb 1940, East Jamaica, VT. She m. Emery H. Jones on 26 Sep 1888 in Windham, VT. He was b. c. 1860, Windham, VT. They had 1 or more children, including:
    1. Paul Prentice Jones, b. 1 Sep 1890 and d. 23 May 1945.

  4. Charles Reuben Prentice, b. 9 Dec 1866, Windham, VT, and d. 30 Sep 1954, Brattleboro, VT. Not in 1910, 1920 or 1930 census. He m. Ida Jane Mixer who was b. 10 Sep 1868, West Brattleboro, VT and d. 27Jun 1964, age 95, Brattleboro, Windham Co., VT. She was the dau. of Annie T. Ward and Leroy R. Mixer. Ancestor Charts for her can be found at Ancestry.com . Known children (per Ancestry.com):
    1. Helen Elizabeth Prentice, b. 1 Feb 1891. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [16.6]
    2. Ruth Anna Prentice, b. 18 Jun 1896.

  5. Julia May Prentice, b. 9 May 1869, and d. 22 Oct 1789 at the age of 29 years.

  6. Cyrus Holmes Prentice, b. 20 Jul 1873 and d. 29 Aug 1894 at the age of 21 years.

16.6 Helen Elizabeth Prentice, b. 1 Feb 1891 and d. 17 Jun 1966. She is probably the Helen Prentice who appears with her family in the 1920 census in Putney, Windham Co., Vermont. Not in 1930 census.

She m. Denton James Smith on 10 Sep 1913 in Rutland Co., VT. She was then living in West Brattlebor, VT. He was b. 24 Sep 1887, Wilmington, Windham Co., VT (his marriage record says he was b. in West Brattleboro, VT), and d. 13 Mar 1977, Brattleboro, Windham Co., VT. An Ancestor Chart for him can be found at Ancestry.com . In 1914 he was the "Asst. Sup't, V. M. Co." Known children:

  1. Barbara Elizabeth Smith, b. 23 Aug 1914, West Rutland, Rutland Co., VT.
  2. Denton J. Smith Jr., b. c. 1915, VT. 1920 census at home in Putney, VT. Not in SSDI.
  3. Helen E. Smith, b. c. 1917, VT. 1920 census at home in Putney, VT.

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