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Isabella Prentice, Monteal, Canada

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Isabella Prentice of Montreal, Canada
Fall 1999 and Revised 11 Nov 2004

Update of 11 Nov 2004: This article is now replaced by our Spring 2001 article about Daniel Prentice of NY and Canada .

Isabella Prentice was chr. 14 Feb 1786 in Williamstown, St. Andrew's Presbyterian, Glengarry, Ontario, Canada (per IGI). She was daughter of Daniel Prentice whose parents have not yet been identified.

According to the "Adams History," Isabella's family was a "distinguished family in Montreal."

Isabella married Ezra Adams on 1 Feb 1798 in Williamstown at the age of 14 as his second wife, against her parents' wishes, and they refused to recognize her.

Ezra had been the owner of a saw-mill and grist-mill in Barre, Mass., Sept. 18, 1792, which he sold to John Baker of Hubbardston, Mass., Feb. 6, 1794, the deed being acknowledged by Ezra and his first wife, Dolly, in Cheshire Co., N. H., Jan. 28, 1795.

Forsaking wife Dolly, Ezra resided for several years in Canada, where he m. Isabella Prentice. He returned to Brookfield, where he was a leader of the Baptist Choir, and where he died 14 Sep 1825.

The "Adams History" says Isabella died in Brookfield, MA on 11 Nov 1853, age 67.

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