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William Prentice of Montevalle, Shelby Co., Alabama

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William Prentice of Montevallo, Shelby Co., Alabama
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2016 and Revised 1 Jan 2016

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A Black Prentice Family

1. William Prentice, black, was b. c. 1833 in Alabama, with both parents b. in AL per the 1880 census. He is likely the slave shown as b. c. 1833 in Shelby Co., AL, owned by William L. Prentice, shown in the 1850 Shelby Co., AL, census as b. c. 1812, TN. In the 1880 census the 1833 William was shown as a Blacksmith living in Montevallo, Shelby Co., Alabama

He m. Dolly, Black, b. c. 1832, MS , with both parents b in MS per the 1880 census. Children per the 1880 census:

  1. Laura Prentice, blac, b. c. 1865, AL. 1880 at home.
  2. William Prentice, black, b. c. 1874 AL. 1880 at home. He might be the black William Prentice shown in the 1900 census in Earlington, Hopkins Co., KY, with his wife, Paralee Ray, b. Jan 1874, KY. Living with them in 1900 was her mother, Mentie Ray, b. Sep 1839, KY.
  3. Edna Prentice, black, b. c. 1875, AL. 1880 at home.
  4. Isaac Prentice, black, b. c. 1878, AL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

2. Isaac Prentice, black, b. c. 1878, AL. 1880 at home. 1930, 1940 in Montevallo, Shelby Co., AL , a 1830 Blacksmith. 1940 WPA paving laborer with an 8th grade education.

He m. Rachel M., black, b. c. 1878, AL

  1. Rufus W. Prentice, b. c. 1907, AL. 1930 at home in Montevallo, AL. Not in 1940 census.
  2. Fannie Mayme Prentice, b. c. 1910, AL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  3. Georgia J. Prentice, b. c. 1911, AL. 1930 at home in Montevallo, AL. Not in 1940 census.
  4. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1913, AL. 1930 at home in Montevallo, AL. Not in 1940 census.

3. Fannie Mayme Prentice, black, b. c. 1910, AL, and d. 19 Jan 2004, Birmingham, AL. 1930 at home in Montevallo, AL. Her obituary reads as follows:

    Birmingham News (AL) - Tuesday, January 27, 2004: DUBOIS, FANNIE MAYME PRENTICE

    DUBOIS, FANNIE MAYME PRENTICE, 96, [black] succumbed Monday, January 19, 2004, after a long illness at the Estes Nursing Facility, Northway in Birmingham, Alabama.

    Survivors include, son, Isaac L. Prentice (Margo), Fort Washington, Maryland, one grandson, Vincent I. Prentice (Tameiko), and three great-grandchildren, a host of sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Poole Funeral Chapel directing.

    Visitation will be held at Poole Funeral Chapel, 1501 Seventh Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama, on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 from 2 - 8 p.m. A viewing will be held at 10:00 a.m. prior to the Funeral services at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 28, 2004, at the Ward Chapel A.M.E. Church, 765 West Street, Montevallo, Alabama, 35115.

She m. Unknown. They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. Isaac L. Prentice, black. He m. Margo and in 2004 lived in Fort Washington, MD.

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