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David Prentiss of Malden, Middlesex Co., MA

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David Prentiss of Malden, Middlesex Co., MA
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2014 and Revised 24 Jun 2014

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1. David Prentiss was b. c. 1813 at a presently unknown location in Massachusetts. He appears in the 1850 census in Malden, Middlesex Co., MA, with his wife and family.

He m. Ann Huntington who was also b. c. 1813, MA. Children per 1850 census:

  1. Annette Prentiss, b. c. 1841, MA. 1850 at home in Malden, MA.
  2. Frank Prentiss, b. c. 1850, probably Malden, MA. 1850 at home in Malden, MA.
  3. Willard D. Prentiss, b. 1851, Malden, Concord Co. (or Middlesex Co.), MA. . . . . . . . . [2]

2. Willard D. Prentiss, b. 1851, Malden, Concord Co. (or Middlesex Co.), MA, and d. 18 Feb 1879, age 28 years.

He m. Eliza R. Penniman. b. c. 1856, MA. In the 1880, Charleston District, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA census, Eliza, then only 24 years of age, is shown in the 1880 census as a widow and was living at the home of Nathaniel Penniman, apparently unrelated because no family relationship to Penniman is indicated. Living with Elize were her 2 sons, Irving and Robert. Children:

  1. Irving D. Prentiss, b. c. 1875-8, MA. 1880 in Weston, Middlesex Co., MA, living with is grandparents, Otis H. (b. c. 1820, MA) and Elizabeth R. Penniman (b. c. 1828, MA). 1900 not in census.
  2. Robert Merrill Prentiss , b. 5 May 1879, Weston, MA. 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940 census in Concord, Middlesex Co., MA. He m. Annabelle "Annie" McLeod, b. c. 1882, MA. Children:
    1. Dorothy Prentiss, b. 3 May 1904, Concord, MA, and d. 26 Dec 1983, Milford, MA. 1910 at home. 1910, 1920, 1940 in Concord, MA.
    2. Lillian May Prentiss, b, 16 Jan 1906, Concord, MA. 1910, 1920 at home. 1930 not home.
    3. Wendell Robert Prentiss, b. 19 Mar 1914, Concord, MA and d. 19 Dec 1988, Concord, Middlesex Co., MA (per census and SSDI). 1920, 1930 at home in Concord, MA. 1940 in Concord, Middlesex Co., MA, with his wife, Dorothy Eng. She was b. 10 Jan 1917, Newton, MA, and d. 5 Jan 2003, Concord, Middlesex Co., MA. She was the dau. of Nils S. Eng and Ellen O'Conner. Daughters: . Daughter:
      1. Carole Prentiss, b. c. 1940, probably Concord, Middlesex Co., MA. 1940 at home.
      2. Joanne Ellen Prentiss, b. 3 Dec 1949, Concord, Middlesex Co., MA.
  3. Willard F. Prentiss.

Who are David Prentiss' parents?

So far we have not been able to identify David Prentiss' parents. Since David was born about 1813 in MA, we know his parents must have been living in MA in 1813, and may even have been born there.

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