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North Carolina Prentices
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 1998 and Revised 11 Dec 2004

Solomon Prentice Jr. was born 15 Aug 1748, Easton, MA, son of Rev. Solomon Prentice and his wife, Sarah. He married, 1st in 1770 Anna Holbrook of Bellingham, MA; from there he went to Hull, MA where his father was preaching, and where Solomon Jr. was constable; and in 1775 he returned with his parents to Grafton, MA and next Alstead NH where his wife d. in March, 1778. He closed up his affairs there and moved to Edenton, NC where he again married and died there in 1805.

Children by his first wife:

  • Anna Prentice, b. in Hull, 11 Oct 1771; probably d. young; her birth is recorded on Grafton records.
  • Solomon Prentice, b. in Grafton 19 Aug 1773. He m. Elizabeth Fay of Alstead, NH on 23 May 1797; she d. 8 May 1847. Resided in Skeneatales, Co., NY where he died.
  • Sarah Prentice, b. 3 Jan 1775; m. John Crane in 1791, farmer of Glover, VT; they had eight children, most of whom lived in Sutton, MA.
  • Asa Prentice, b. 19 Dec 1777; learned the hatter's trade in Providence, RI; went to Havana and d. there of yellow fever, 1804.
  • Anna Prentice, b. 16 Feb 1783; m. Noah Starr Sep 1806; lived in Greenfield, OH, had 4 sons and 5 daughters.

We have no information as to the identity of Solomon's second wife, nor whether he had any additional children born in NC. However, since was only 30 when he moved to NC, it seems likely that he would have had additional children born in NC.

In checking the Census Records Indexes, we find the following entries for Prentices with roots in North Carolina:

John Prentice, Census of 1850, Adair Co., Tn

  • John Prentice, b. c. 1800, NC. John's age is such that he could be a son of Solomon's second marriage.
  • Dicy, b. c. 1840, KY
  • William Prentice, b. c. 1828, KY
  • John A. Prentice (probably), b. c. 1831, Adair Co., KY (1860 Adair Co. census)
  • Anderson Prentice, b. c. 1831, KY
  • Mildred Prentice, b. c. 1833, KY
  • Berry Prentice, b. c. 1838, KY
  • Joel Prentice, b. c. 1840, KY
  • H. C. (or H. T.) Prentice, b. c. 1843, KY
  • James Prentice, b. c. 1845, KY
  • Julia A. Prentice, b. c. 1847, KY
For more information about John and his descendants, see John Prentice of NC and KY.

John Prentice: Irma Prentice's letter of 2 Feb 1998 says John Prentice was b. 1813, NC., married Rachel c. 1838 in Carroll Co., TN & died in 1869, Denton, TX. Children:

  1. Cynthia Jane Prentice, b. 1830, TN, m. Leonard White.
  2. Nancy M. Prentice, b. 1841, TN.
  3. John W. Prentice, b. 1845, TN. The 1880 Denton Co., TX census shows he m. Mary E. and had:
    • Nancy Prentice, b. c. 18702, TX.
    • Emmie (Emma?) Prentice, b. c. 1872, TX.
    • Laura Prentice, b. c. 1879, TX.
  4. Louisa C. Prentice, b. 1845, TN.
  5. Benjamin Calvin Prentice, b. 1848, TN. For his descendants, see our Winter 2004 article about Benjamin Calvin Prentice of TN and TX
  6. Sarah Prentice, b. 1850, TN.
  7. Mary F. Prentice, b. 1853, TN.
  8. Milly Prentice, b. 1855, TN.
  9. Samuel Prentice, b. 1857, TX and d. 23 Dec 1882.
  10. Sabrina A. Prentice, b. 1860, TX.
  11. James Monroe Prentice, b. 1862, TX & died 1940 in Sentinal, Washita Co., OK He married first, an unknown Cherokee woman c. 1882. (Per Ethel Hurt) Child:
    • James Claude Prentiss, b. 9 Mar 1883, TX; d. 21 May 1946, Oklahoma City, OK. He m. 1st Alice Roberts, b. 29 Oct 1885 and d. 31 Jan 1910, OK. Children:
      • Estie Lee Prentiss, b. 15 Apr 1903, OK.
      • Mima Jewel Prentiss, b. 3 Mar 1905, OK.
      • Bettie/Bertie Rachel Prentiss b. 24 Mar 1906, OK.
      • James Homer Prentiss, b. 13 Feb 1908, OK; d. 22 Jul 1909, OK.
      • Sarah Jane Prentiss, b. 12 Jan 1910, OK; d. 12 Jan 1910, OK
      James m. 2nd LouElla Odom, b. 7 Oct 1895, TN, and d. 28 Apr 1934, OK
      • Olin Prentiss, b. c. 1917, OK and d. in CA
      • Grace Marie Prentiss, b. 1918, OK; d. 13 Mar 1947, Chickasha, OK.'
      • Albert Lafon Prentiss, b. 27 Sep 1919, Chickasha, OK; d. 12 Sep 1944, Chickasha, OK. He m. Alvenda Letha "Bertie" Jarnagin, b. 9 Dec 1922, Ferguson, AR. Children:
        • Vernon Eugene Prentiss, b. 23 Jul 1941, Chickasha, OK. He m. 1st Arlita Jean Vidana. Children:
          • Kitty Junene Prentiss, b. 1 Oct 1963, Chickasha. She m. Gary Paul Butler. Children:
            • Brandon Todd Butler, b. 24 Mar 1987, Okla. City.
            • A. J. Christopher Butler, 24 March, 1987, O. C.
          • Kent Damon Prentiss, b. 23 Nov 1964, Chickasha. He m. Lisa Kathryn Green. Children:
            • Sumner Kath. Prentiss, 26 Feb 1993, Amarillo, TX.
          • Kris Annette Prentiss, b. 26 Jan 1968, Chickasha. She m. Keith Eugene McAlister. Children:
            • Jacey Nicole McAlister, 23 Apr 1994, Okla. City.
          He m. 2nd, unknown.
        • Albert Lafon Prentiss, b. 17 May 1943, Chickasha, OK. He m. 1st Maria Elaine Vidana.
          • Stacy Lafon Prentiss, b. 10 Feb 1967, Chickasha. She m. Richard Eugene Vann. Children:
            • Kassi Nicole Vann, b. 7 Nov 1898, Lawton, OK.
            • Kyle Richard Vann, b. 19 Jul 1993, Chickasha.
          • Peggy Elaine Prentiss, b. 7 Sep 1971, Chickasha. She m. 1st Richard Lee Quillin. Children:
            • Tiffany Leigh Quillin, b. 30 Oct 1987, Chickasha.
            She m. 2nd Calvin Carl Alderman. Children:
            • Sadie Caitlin Alderman, 12 Sep 1994, Chickasha.
          Albert m. 2nd Shenia Denise Drake. Daughter:
          • Shannon Diane Prentiss, b. 2 Feb 1980, Chickasha.
      • Billy Leon Prentiss, b. 9 Mar 1923, Chickasha, OK.
      • Claudie Imogene Prentiss, b. 2 Aug 1926, Chickasha, OK; d. 12 Mar 1996, Chickasha, OK. She married 1st, unknown. She m. 2nd Raymond Lester Babel, b. 7 Feb 1923, Beaver Falls, PA. Children:
        • Ethel Imogene Babel, b. 26 Apr 1959, Oklahoma City, OK. She m. 1st, unknown. She m. 2nd Lawrence Butler Lee Hurt on 30 Sep 1984, Chickasha, OK. He was b. 29 Jun 1952 in Aiken, SC. Children:
          • Ayla Michella Hurt, b. 13 May 1987, Chickasha.
        • Raymond Lester Babel Jr., b. 29 Aug 1960, Oklahoma City, OK. He m. 1st Glenda Wright. He m. 2nd Reba Smith Mullins. He m. 3rd Peggy Sue Rea Hubbard, b. 15 May 1955.
    James m., second, Nora S. Covington who was b. 1867 in TX. Children:
    • Hillis Maude Prentiss, b. 1888.
    • Luther O. Prentiss, b. 1890 and d. before 1910.
    • Charlotte Prentiss, b. 1892.

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