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Horace Prentice of Pittsfield, MA

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Horace Prentice of Pittsfield, Berkshire, MA
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Winter 1999 and Revised 21 Sep 2008

Update of 21 Sep 2008: This article has now been replaced by our Winter 2002 article entitled Erastus Prentice of Pittsfield, Berkshire, MA .

The 1850 Pittsfield, Berkshire, MA census shows Horace Prentiss, b. c. 1826 in MA, unmarried, and a Blacksmith by occupation.

He is likely the same person as Horace A. Prentice, b. May 1823, MA who appears in the 1900 Pittsfield, Berkshire, MA census with his wife, Ann E. B. (b. 1833, NY) and children:

  • Grace A. Prentice, b. Sep 1851, MA
  • Maria E. Prentice, b. Nov 1853, MA. She m. Romaine B. Powell, b. Apr 1856, VT.
  • Etta N. (Prentice) Eddy, b. Sep 1863, MA.
Horace may also be related to:
  • George L. Prentiss, b. Dec 1858, MA who appears in the 1900 Pittsfield census with his wife, Rose, b. Jul 1861, MA and children:
    • William L. Prentiss,b. Jul 1882, MA.
    • Minnie M. Prentiss, b. May 1886, MA.
    One problem, however, is that living with them in 1900 is Mary Prentiss, called his mother, and b. Jan 1840, MA.

  • Frederick H. Prentiss, b. Jan 1859, MA who appears in the 1900 {Pittsfield census with his wife, Sarah E., b. Nov. 1864, ME, and children:
    • Charles C. Pentiss, b. Nov. 1888, MA.
    • Sadia A. Prentiss, b. Jun 1889, MA.
    • Mary E. Prentiss, b. Sep 1893, MA.
    • Frederick H. Prentiss Jr., b Jul 1896.
    One problem, however, is that living with them in 1900 is Mary C. Prentiss, called his mother, and b. Aug 1830 in MA.

  • Ben B. Prentiss, b. Sep 1867, MA who appears in the 1900 Pittsfield census with his wife, Dorothea, b. Apr 1868, NJ and children:
    • Frederick H. Prentiss, b. Mar 1888, MA.
    • Hazel T. Prentiss, b. Jan 1895, MA.
    • Lola M. Prentiss, b. Oct 1895, MA

If you have any information which can help us identify the ancestry and descendants of any of the folks mentioned above, please contact us at dewald@prenticenet.com..


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