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William C. Prentiss of Monroe County, New York

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William C. Prentiss of Monroe County, New York
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2012 and Revised 20 Nov 2012

Update of 20 Nov 2014: This article is replaced by our Winter 2014 article entitled Christopher Prentice of CT .

We found the following family in Ancestry.com . If you have any information about the folks mentioned in this article, please send your information to us at the Prentice Newsletter. Be sure to give the full title and date of this article in the Subject line of the email.

1. William C. Prentiss was b. 1831 in Monroe County, New York, and d. 5 May 1864, Wilderness, Nicholas Co., WV.

He m. Catherine J. "Kate" Fritz on 21 Sep 1856, Howard, Centre Co., PA. She was b. 1836, Lock Haven, Clinto Co., PA. She was the dau. of Abram Fritz (b. 1804) and Lucinda (b. 1820). Children per Ancestry.com :

  1. William Franklin Prentiss, b. 15 Jan 1858, Flemington, Clinton Co., PA, . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. Augustus Gus Prentiss, b. 1 Nov 1861, Clinton, PA. 1892, Crescent, CA. 1900 Western Penitentiary of PA, Allegheny Co., PA. 1910 Pittsburg, Allegheny Co., PA. 1920 East Keating, Clinton Co., PA.
  3. Flora Florence Prentiss, b. 7 Aug 1863, Flemington, Clinton Co., PA, and d. there 29 Dec 1944. Flora had spent a few years as a young girl in the Soldiers Orphans Home at Mansfield, a school for Civil War soldiers who died or were disabled and unable to take care of their children. On September 8, 1871 she was admitted to the Soldiers Orphans Home at Mansfield from Lock Haven. She became a “sixteener” and therefore the age of discharge from the school in the year ending May 31, 1880. Her home at the time was Flemington, PA. She is listed as an alum from the school 1926-27 as Mrs. Florence Prentice (sic) Ungard, 14 Sixth Street, Lock Haven, PA. She m. Henry Albert Ungard on 22 Aug 1880, Flemington. He was b. 2 Nov 1856, Queens Run, PA, and d. 7 May 1936, Flemington. He was the son of John Jacob Ungard (b. 1828) and Ella Ellen Woods (1839301811614). (Ref: Ancestry.com ). Children:
    1. Adda C Ada K. Ungard 1882 – 1947
    2. Harry Portor Ungard 1889 – 1930

2. William Franklin Prentiss, b. 15 Jan 1858, Flemington, Clinton Co., PA, and d. 18 Apr 1941, VA.

He m. Bertha Merhling Crouse 1875 – 1961. Children:

  1. Charles Franklin Prentiss, b. 25 Aug 1896, MD, and d. 29 May 1961. 1920 Washington DC. He m. Corabell Prentiss, b. 1898, per 1920 census; no children shown. Not in 1930 census.
  2. William McKinley Prentiss, b. 18 Jul 1902, Bethesda, Montgomery Co., MD, and d. 22 Jul 1992, Norfolk, VA. He m. Marie Frost. Not in 1930 census.
  3. Mary Margaret Prentiss, b. 6 Nov 1904, MD, and d. 20 Apr 1974. 1910-1940, Washington DC.
  4. Walter Crouse Prentiss, b. 9 Jan 1909, Washington DC and d. there 9 Jan 1970. 1930 at home. He m. Eleanor M., b. c. 1911, DC. Son per 1940 DC census:
    1. Walter Crouse Prentiss Jr., b. c. 1940, Washington DC.
  5. James Clark Prentiss, b. 26 May 1911, Washington DC and d. 27 Feb 1965, Dade Co., FL. He m. Alma Vermel Stiller on 30 Jun 1947, Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC. She was b. 20 Mar 1914 and d. 7 Feb 1989.
  6. George Curtin Prentissb. 25 Jan 1912, Washington DC and d. 19 Mar 1973, Halethorpe, Baltimore Co., MD.
  7. Harry Aurturo Prentiss, b. 3 Jan 1916, Washington DC and d. Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL.

Who are William C. Prentiss's Parents?

If we assume that it is correct that William C. Prentiss was b. 1831 in Monroe County, New York, then it is probable that his father would appear in the 1839 census in Monroe County. A search of the 1830 census shows that Silas Prentis lived in Penfield, Monroe Co., NY with his wife and family. Silas is #2 in our Prentice Newsletter article entitled Christopher Prentice of Connecticut .

Christopher moved to Penfield and had a family, including a son, Silas Prentice, who was b. 10 Sep 1805. Silas, in turn, had at least 4 children, including William Prentice, b. c. 1831, Penfield, Monroe Co., NY. While additional corroboration is needed, it seems probable that this William Prentice is the same person as #1 William C. Prentice, above.

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