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James Prentice of Shelby Co., AL

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James Prentice of Shelby Co., Alabama
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Revised 12 Dec 2008

Update of 12 Dec 2008: All information in this article has been consolidated into our eBook entitled "No Immigrant Ancestors" under "James Prentice of Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi. That material now replaces this article.

Family 1

1. James Prentice was b. c. 1793, TN per the 1850 Shelby County, Alabama census.

He m. Margaret, b. c. 1798, TN. Children:

  1. Isabella Prentice, b. c. 1826, AL
  2. James Prentice, b. c. 1827, AL
  3. John Prentice, b. c. 1829, AL
  4. Martha Prentice, b. c. 1831, AL

Marshel Cunningham of Shelby County, a descendant of a different Prentice family in Shelby County, indicates that other of James' children also appear in the 1850 and 1860 census with their own families:

Family 2

1. Zachariah Prentice, b. c. 1813, TN, and living in Montevallo in 1860.

He m. Nancy Muse, b. c. 1822, AL. Children:

  1. James M. Prentice, b. c. 1843, AL
  2. Henry C. Prentice, b. c. 1845, AL
  3. Nancy E. Prentice, b. c. 1847, AL
  4. Mary J. Prentice, b. c. 1849, AL
  5. Zackariah T./F. Prentice, b. c. 1851, AL
  6. John M./W. Prentice, b. c. 1853, AL
  7. George M./W. Prentice, b. c. 1854, AL
  8. Margaret L. Prentice, b. c. 1856, AL
  9. Martha Prentice, b. c. 1858, AL

Family 3

1. William Prentice, b. c. 1817, TN.

He m. Elizabeth (Martin?), b. c. 1824, SC

  1. Martha J. Prentice, b. c. 1844, AL.
  2. John H. Prentice, b. c. 1846, AL.
  3. William J. Prentice, b. c. 1849, AL

Family 4

1. Rebecca (Prentice) Poston, b. c. 1818, TN.

She m. Hugh Poston, b. c. 1820, SC, Farmer

  1. John W. Poston, b. c. 1841, AL
  2. Elizabeth J. Poston, b. c. 1843
  3. Eliza A. Poston, b. c. 1844
  4. Benjaman F. Poston, b. c. 1846
  5. William R. Poston, b. c. 1849

Also appearing in the 1850 Shelby Co. census is Julia Ann Prentice, wife of Elsy Veasy. The Marriage Index says that Julia and Elsy were married on 20 Feb 1843 in Shelby Co., AL.

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