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James Peter Prentice of Scotland and IL

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James Peter Prentice of Scotland and Cumberland Co., Illinois
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Winter 1999 and Revised 10 Jan 2016

INTRODUCTION: The following material is based on research material:

  1. contained in excerpts from a book entitled, "James Peter Prentice, The Little Scotchman" provided by the St. Louis County Public Library, St. Louis, MO on 5 Oct 1999,
  2. on email communications received from descendants who are referenced in the text, below, and
  3. on information contained at Ancestry.com , posted by Rosey Sutherland.
  4. on information contained at Ancestry.com posted by "wawacindy".
  5. Scotland census records.

C. James Prentice, b. 4 Jun 1722, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland

He m. Mercy Pierce. They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. James Prentice, b. 1743, Carmoney Parish, Antrium, Ireland. . . . . . . . [B]

B. James Prentice, b. 1743 in Carmoney Parish, Antrium, Ireland and d. 10 May 1815, Walston, Scotland ( see map ). Bur in the Walston Church cemetery.

He m. Ellen Pennycook, b. 1 Aug 1751, Dolphinton, Scotland, and d. 6 Apr 1786. Bur. in the Walston Church cemetery. An interesting account of research activity by Rosey R. Sutherland can be found in Footnote 6. Children (per Ancestry.com):

  1. James Prentice, b. 29 Jan 1775 in Walston, Scotland. He m. Margaret Milligan. Children per Glasgow christening records:
    1. Janet Prentice, chr. 22 Dec 1799, Douglas, Lanarkshire.
    2. James Prentice, chr. 2 Aug 1801, Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire.
    3. Robert Prentice, chr. 22 jUL 1804, Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire.
    4. Hellen/Helen Prentice, chr. 9 Mar 1807, Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire. She appears in the 1841 Libberton census with an uncle, John Prentice, below, b. 11 Sep 1780 in Walston, Scotland (the 1851 census says b. Waltham, Lanarkshire) and d. 28 Mar 1854, Walston, Scotland.
  2. Alexander Prentice, b. 5 Oct 1777, Walston, Scotland.
  3. John Prentice, b. 9 Sep 1780 in Walston, Scotland. . . . . . . . [A]

A. John Prentice, b. 11 Sep 1780 in Walston, Scotland (the 1851 census says b. Waltham, Lanarkshire) and d. 28 Mar 1854, Walston, Scotland. He appears in the 1841 Libberton census with his wife and family. Living with the family in 1851 was a niece, Helen Prentice, b. c. 1808, Crawfordjohn Lanarkshire. Not in 1861 census.

He m. Jane Hogg on 19 Aug 1781 in Libberton, Scotland. She was b. 19 Aug 1781, Libberton, and d. 12 Oct 1855. Children (per 1851 census, Ancestry.com, above and Rosey Sutherland, email, 10 Oct 2006):

  1. Mary Prentice, b. 16 Aug 1810, Libberton, Scotland. At home in 1851 census.
  2. James Peter Prentice, b: 4 Jul 1812 in Libberton, Scotland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [1]
  3. Helen Prentice, b: 26 Apr 1815 in Libberton, Scotland, and d. 9 Mar 1882. She m. John Brown on 12 Apr 1840, Biggar, Lanarkshire. Children per Ancestry.com :
    1. Andrew Brown 1841 –
    2. John Brown 1844 –
    3. Isble Brown 1846 –
    4. Jane Brown 1846 –
    5. Isabella Brown 1848 –
    6. Helen Brown 1851 –
    7. James Brown 1856 –
    8. Mary Brown 1856 –
  4. Mary Prentice, b. c. 1815, Libberton, Scotland, At home in Libberton in the 1841 census.
  5. Elizabeth "Eliza" Prentice, b: 16 Feb 1817 in Libberton, Scotland and d. 12 Sep 1891. She m. Thomas Shiel on 12 Jul 1819, Scotland. He was b. c. 1819, Caltu, Lanarkshire. They appear in the 1851 census in Libberton (Thomas is indexed as "Thos", with their children:
    1. Robert Shiel, b. c. 1840, Libberton. At home there in 1851.
    2. Jane Shiel, b. c. 1842, Libberton. At home there in 1851.
    3. Thomas Shiel, b. c. 1845, Libberton. At home there in 1851.
    4. John Shiel, b. c. 1850, Libberton. At home there in 1851.

  6. William Prentice , b: 27 Apr 1819 in Libberton, Scotland. Living with the family of his brother, John, below, in the 1861 census.
  7. John Prentice, b. 1827, Libberton, Scotland, At home in Libberton in the 1841 and 1851 census. He appears in the 1861 census in Walston, Lanarkshire, with his wife, Isabella Ballantyne, b. c. 1832, Biggar, Lanarkshire. 1881, 1891 and 1901 Edinburgh St. Cuthberts, Midlothian. An Ancestor Chart for her can be found at Ancestry.com . Children:
    1. Jane Hogg Prentice, b. c. 1856, Libberton, Lanarkshire. At home in Walston in 1861. 1881 Edinburgh St. Cuthberts, Midlothian.
    2. John Prentice, b. c. 1860, Walston, Lanarkshire. At home in Walston in 1861. 1881 Edinburgh St. Cuthberts, Midlothian.
    3. Margaret Prentice, b. c. 1863, Halston, Lanarkshire. 1871 in Edinburgh St. Cuthberts, Midlothian.
    4. Bertram Prentice, b. c. 1868, Edinburgh, Lanarkshire. 1881 Edinburgh St. Cuthberts, Midlothian.
    5. William Prentice, b. c. 1876, Newington, Edinburgh, Midlothian.
    Living with John's family in 1861 was Elizabeth Ballantyne, b. c. 1817, Biggar, Lanarkshire, a sister in law.

1. James Peter Prentice, b. 4 Jul 1812, Waltham, Lanarkshire, Scotland (per 1851 census), and died 17 Aug 1881 in Greenup, Cumberland Co., IL. He is buried in the Prentice Cemetery.

In the discussion of the Prentice Cemetery, the book says that James came to America about 1838 (but see footnote at bottom). It is unknown if any parents or siblings accompanied him, but according to the book, he had a cousin named Shiels (probably John Shiels says the book) who was living in NY. ( See Fn. 4)

John was a farmer, stone mason, wagon maker and worked for what was later Penn-Central railroad. Donna Weisman's email of 16 Sep 2011 relates that "James Prentice was buying land in Cumberland Co. prior to 1838 and continued through 1850 accumulating over 125 acres of land."

James married, first, Jane Thompson (but see Fn. 1). She was b. 23 Dec 1821 in England, d. 21 Dec 1851 in Cumberland Co., and buried in the Prentice Cemetery (see below). It is unclear where they were married. It might have been in NY since the 1850 Greenup, Cumberland Co., IL census shows his oldest son, James, as born in NY.

    Note: We do not know when Jane came to America, but we know that her daughter, Elizabeth, was b. in 1843 in NY. On the chance that she was still in England at the time of the 1841 England census, we checked that census at Ancestry.com to see if we could find her. The name, "Jane Thompson," was very common and we found too many. The 1841 census shows over 20 women named Jane Thompson b. in 1821 in England. Jane was in America by 1843, so we could compare those names with the 1850 England census, but it's probable the great majority of them were married, and some died, so an absence of a particular Mary Thompson wouldn't tell us much.

The book relates that James and his cousin, Shiels, walked to Greenup, IL from NY carrying their tools and all they owned (but see Fn. 3). James and his family moved to Cumberland Co. by 1847 since his daughter, Ellen, was born there about 1847. According to the book:

    "Nancy Grubb, Martin Thomas and James Prentice were perhaps the first to locate in this section [14]. They came in 1838 and 1839. Nancy Grubb and Martin Thomas, so far as we can learn, did not remain here long and have no descendants here now [in 1968]. The land obtained by James Prentice was in the eastern part of section 14.

    "After the discovery of gold in California, Prentice, with a team of oxen drove out west. There he came across a man lately from his home neighborhood who was much out of luck. Just who this man was we are not sure. it was either Martin Thomas or the man to whom Thomas had sold his land back here. Some think it was a Mr. Holt but no relative to the Holts who came here later. To this man Mr. Prentice gave aid. For this favor he gave Mr. Prentice the 40 acre field that is now owned by Forest Fisher. This was about 1851. ( See Fn. 5)

    "Prentice Cemetery is located on the farm owned by Dean Sutherland, about 1 mile south down the old Mill Road and through the Penn-Central overpass, and a little west of Greenup, Greenup Twp., Cumberland Co., IL and about one quarter mile east, back in a field, at the edge of a woodland. The stoned have been nice and big, but are toppled over now and become overgrown with vines and undergrowth.... This cemetery is located on the farm that was owned by James Peter Prentice"

Children of James and Jane:

  1. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 28 Jun 1843, NY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. James Prentice, b. c. 1843, NY.
  3. Ellen Prentice, b. c. 1847, IL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[3]
  4. Mary Prentice, b. 17 Nov 1849, Cumberland Co., IL . . . . . . . [4]
  5. William H. Prentice, b. 30 Dec 1850, d. 10 Oct 1852 and buried in Prentice Cemetery (per Rosey Sutherland, email, 10 Oct 2006. See also Fn. 2

After the death of his first wife, Jane Thompson in 1851, James married, 2nd, Lorinda (Elizabeth, Lucy) Thompson. She was b. 23 Dec 1821, NY and d. 27 Apr 1873. Buried in Prentice Cemetery. Her relationship, if any, to James' first wife is unclear. Family writings (per Rosey R. Sutherland) seem to indicate they may have been twins since they have identical birth dates (but different birth places). They may not have been twins if one date is in error, or if 1 birth place is in error. Children of James and Lorinda:

  1. Lucy Ann Prentice, b. 4 Feb 1854 in Greenup, IL and d. 27 Oct 1874.
  2. James Peter Prentice Jr., b. c. 1856, IL. He is called "Peter" in the 1860 census. . . . . . . . . [5]
  3. Eunice L. Prentice, b. c. 1858 in Greenup, IL. She m. 1879 Henry Brown. They appear in the 1880 census in North Okaw, Coles Co., IL with their son:
    1. James Brown, b. c. 1872, IL.
  4. Benjamin Franklin Prentice, b. 13 Feb 1860, d. 18 Sep 1860 and buried in Prentice Cemetery.
  5. Rozella Freemont Prentice, b. 18 Sep 1861, IL. . . . . . . . [6]
  6. Martha Susan Prentice, b. 23 Jul 1863, Greenup, IL and d. 7 Oct 1941, Bloomington, McLean Co., IL. Bur. in Clinton, DeWitt, IL, Woodland Cemetery. She m. 17 Dec 1882 James Conrad Brown. He was b. 17 Mar 1849 in McConnelsville, Morgan, OH and d. 25 Jan 1911. Bur. in Andrew Cemetery, Rosehill, IL. He was the son of Andrew Jackson Brown and Elizabeth. Children:
    1. Sophia Brown.
    2. William Brown.
    3. Viola Brown, b. 28 Oct 1883, Rosehill IL and d. 26 Jan 1953. She m. 1920 Lloyd Henry Jones.
    4. James Andrew "Jack" Brown, b. 14 Oct 1887, Rose Hill, IL and d. either 1941 in Clinton, Dewitt Co., IL, or 27 Mar 1944. He m. 20 Sep 1917 Lydia Mae Anderson.
    5. Lennie Berthie Brown, son, b. 17 Mar 1890, Rose Hill, Crooked Creek Township, Jasper Co., IL and d. 16 Jul 1976 in Bloomington, McLean Co., IL. Bur. Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, McLean Co., IL. He m. Rosie Elizabeth Tucker on 28 Apr 1921 in Clinton, Dewitt Co., IL. She was b. 29 Aug 1903 in Witt, Montgomery Co., IL, and d. 26 Aug 1983 in Bloomington, Mclean Co., IL. They are said to have 2 daughters.
      1. (dau.) Brown. She m. Mr. Hill and had 3 daughters.
      2. (dau.) Brown. She m. 1st. Milo Linwood Jones Sr. They had 3 daughters and 2 sons per Ancestry.com .
    6. Josephine "Jocie" Eddie Brown, b. 28 Aug 1885 in Rosehill, Jasper Co., IL and d. 26 Sep 1980. She m. 20 Sep 1904, Marion Lee/Leo James. He d. 20 Jun 1916. Children per Ancestry.com:
      1. Living James
      2. Living James
      3. Estella Myrtle James 1905 – 1981
      4. Bessie Bertha James 1909 –

James married, third, Jane, whose first husband is thought to be Jake Buregeon. No children were born to this marriage.

James married, fourth, Jane (Bucky, Beckey). No children were born to this marriage.

2. Elizabeth Jane Prentice, b. 28 Jun 1843, NY, and d. 6 Jul 1886 (fper Rosey R. Sutherland, email, 8 Oct 2006). She does not appear in the 1850 census. The 1880 census says she was b. 1844. She d. 6 Jul 1886, age 43, and is buried in Prentice Cemetery.

She m. Robert Shiels, b. 5 Jan 1841, Scotland and d. 29 Jul 1894, age 54. He was a farmer. Buried in Prentice Cemetery. Children (from 1870 and 1880 census):

  1. Thomas Shiels, b. c. 1860.
  2. Elizabeth J. Shiels, b. 1862, Cumberland Co. and m. Marion Lyons. Said to have 8 children (per Connie Bushue, email, 17 Apr 2001):
    1. Mary Jane Lyons
    2. Lillie Mae Lyons
    3. Elma Lyons
    4. William Lyons
    5. Lelia Lyons
    6. Cose Lyons
    7. Charles Lyons
    8. Fred Lyons
  3. Mary E. Shiels, b. c. 1865 and m. Nelson Cutright on 18 Nov 1888. He was a farmer, b. c. 1860, IL, son of Albert Cutright and Sarah Pennington.
  4. Robert L. Shiels, b. c. 1868.
  5. Lottey L. Shiels, b. c. 1876.
  6. John Shiels, b. c. 1878.
After Elizabeth died in 1886, Robert Shiels m. 2nd a widow, Mrs. Hattie (Ozier) Dooley, then 23 and b. Greenup, IL and had 3 children, Carrie, Oliver and Bennie.

3.   Ellen Prentice. She was b. c. 1847, Greenup, Cumberland Co., IL and d. 19 May 1925. Buried in Prentice Cemetery. She m. Alfred Featheringill on 25 Feb 1866, Greenup. Alfred was b. 1842 in Fairfield, OH and d. 20 Oct 1923, Greenup. He served in the Union forces during the Civil War. Children:

  1. Rose Ellen Featheringill, b. 25 Dec 1866, Cumberland Co., IL and d. 28 Apr 1939. She m. Alfred Greeson who d. 28 Apr 1939. They had 9 children.
  2. Mary Emma Featheringill, b. 6 Sep 1868, Cumberland Co., IL and d. 7 Sep 1954. She did not marry.
  3. Lillie Featheringill, b. 9 Sep 1870, Cumberland Co., IL and d. 8 Sep 1872, Iola, Kansas and buried Iola, KS.
  4. Harriet/Hattie Featheringill, b. 6 Feb 1874, Cumberland Co., IL and d. 8 May 1958. She m. Samuel Patrick who d. 24 Nov 1937. They had 7 children.
  5. Winona B. Featheringill, b. 27 Oct 1876, Cumberland Co., IL and d. 3 Aug 1926, Greenup, IL. She m. Oatis Gregg who d. 11949 and is bur. in the Anderson Cem., Indianapolis, IN. No children.
  6. James Isaac Featheringill, b. 1 May 1879, Cumberland Co., IL and d. 28 Oct 1951. He did not marry.
  7. Cassie Malvida Featheringill, b. 19 Jun 1882, Cumberland Co., IL and d. 27 Nov 1973. She m. Joseph Rhodes who d. 23 Nov 1955 and bur. in Ridge Cem., Allerton, IL. They had a son and daughter.
  8. Jessie H. Feathering, b 28 Nov 1885, Cumberland Co., IL. She m. James Samuel Huston on 28 May 1918, Peoria, IL. He was b. in Cumberland Co., IL and d. 3 May 1971. Buried in Anderson Cem., Indianapolis, IN. No children.
  9. William N. Featheringill, b. 4 Feb 1888, Cumberland Co., IL and d. 16 Nov 1971 at Florissant, MO. Buried at Greenup, IL. William married Theresa Orndoff of Casey, IL. She was b. 4 Feb 1888 and d. 5 Oct 1968, Peoria, IL. Buried in Greenup, IL. Daughter:
    1. Ruby Featheringill. No children.

4.   Mary Prentice, b. 17 Nov 1849, Cumberland Co., IL and d. 4 Feb 1926.

She m. John A. Phillips on 29 Dec 1867 at Greenup, IL. His place of birth is reported on official records at different times and places: He was probably b. 13 Nov 1841, Morgan Co., OH and d. 18 Mar 1925, Soldiers and Sailors Home, Quincey, IL. Buried at Greenup, IL. Children:

  1. James Warren Phillips, b. 8 Sep 1870, Cumberland Co., IL.
  2. Minnie Phillips, b. 14 May 1873, Cumberland Co., IL and in March 1915 lived in Terra Haute, IN.
  3. William Edward Phillips, b. 14 May 1875, Cumberland Co., IL, and d. 30 Jan 1932 in Matoon, Coles Co., IL. In March 1915 lived in Matton, IL. He m. Mary E. Spoon. She was b. 9 Dec 1882, Cumberland, IL, and d. 28 Jun 1972. They had 3 or more children, including, per Donna Scheiman, email, 19 Dec 2010 and Ancestry.com ::
    1. Maude May Phillips, b. c. 1903, IL, and d. 23 Mar 1959, St. Louis, MO. She is Donna Scheiman's grandmother.
    2. Ina Phillips, b. c. 1907, IL, and in 1930 lived in Lafayette, Coles Co., IL. She m. Ervin cherson who was b. c. 1903, IL. They had 2 sons and a dau., Ella Mae McPherson (1927-2007)
    3. Roy Phillips, b. c. 1909, IL.
  4. Charles Phillips, b. 22 Jan 1877, Cumberland Co., IL and d. before 25 Mar 1915.
  5. Robert Newton "Neut" Phillips, b. 2 Apr 1879, Cumberland Co., IL and living in Greenup, IL in March 1915. He m. Sophia LaMay. Children:
    1. Earl Phillips
    2. Danzil Phillips
    3. John Phillips
    4. Fred Phillips
    5. Woodward Phillips
    6. Jessie E. Phillips, b. 28 Aug 1915 and d. 19 Sep 1916. Buried in Prentice Cemetery.
    7. Mary Ellen Phillips, d. 19 May 1925 and buried in Prentice Cemetery.
  6. Lillie Phillips, b. 1 Jul 1881, Cumberland Co., IL and d. there 25 Sep 1883. Buried in Prentice Cemetery.
  7. Nellie Phillips, b. 15 Oct 1885, Cumberland Co., IL and lived in Greenup, IL.
  8. Eva Phillips, b. 30 Nov 1887, Cumberland Co., IL and lived in Matton IL in March 1915.

5.   James Peter Prentice., b. c. 1856, Greenup, Cumberland Co., IL. He is called "Peter" in the 1860 census. By email of 30 Sep 2002, Donna Weisman advises that James m. 1st Sarah Robinson. Children:

  1. John Holly Prentice, b. c. 11 Feb 1877 and d. 4 Dec 1962. . . . . . . . . [7]
  2. Charles Prentice who d. young.
  3. William Prentice who d. young.
  4. Maybelle Prentice who d. young.
  5. Myrtle Prentice who d. young.

James married, second, Mary "Molly" Ellen Crews on 23 Jul 1892 in Crawford Co., IL. She d. 1911.

  1. Clinton Prentice, b. Sep 1893 and d. 1945, single.
  2. Dora Fern Prentice, b. Sep 1897. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [8]
  3. Bonnie Prentice, b. Oct 1899 and d. Aug 1923. She m. Raymond Chapman, 1919, brother of Otto, above. Children (per Ancestry.com):
    1. Lillian B. Chapman, b. 1920. She m. Mr. Yukers and had 2 children.
    2. Geraldine Prentice(?) Chapman, b. Mar 1923. She m. Orrison Chism in 1950 and had 2 children.
  4. Gladys Prentice, b. 25 Aug 1903 and d. 17 Jan 1987; bur. in Hazel Dell Cemetery. She m. 1st Lavern Clem on 4 Sep 1926. He was b. 6 May 1905 and d. 23 Jun 1954. Children:
    1. James Prentice Clem, b. 21 Jun 1928. He m. Freda Joyce Smith in Jun 1951. Children (per Donna Weisman, 23 Dec 2002):
      1. Donna Jo Clem, b. 3 Jan 1951.
      2. Jeffery Allen Clem, b. 15 Dec 1955. He m. Rayetta Barnhart.
      3. Jamie Lynn Clem, b. 28 Jul 1957.
      4. Jull Elaine Clem, b. 13 Dec 1960.
    2. Donna Lee Clem, b. 8 Jan 1933. She m. Maurice Jerome Weisman on 6 Jul 1953. He was b. 22 Oct 1925 and d. 3 Mar 1981. Children:
      1. Martin D. Weisman, b. 14 Feb 1955.
      2. James Allan Weisman, b. 28 Oct 1957. He m. Mary Cecelia Carlson in Jun 1984.

    Gladys m. 2nd, Mr. Kelly.

  5. Rose Ethel Prentice, b. 20 Nov 1905. She was living with the family of her sister, Dora, above, in the 1920 census in Hunt, Jasper Co., IL. She m., as his second wife, Omer Otto Chapman who m. as his 1st wife, Rose's sister, Dora Fern Prentice, above. See 5.1, below.

6. Rozilla Freemont Prentice, b. 18 Sep 1861 near Scotch Chapel (south of Greenup, IL) and d. 4 Sep 1948. Rozilla married Daniel Hopper on 25 Jan 1882. He was b. 19 Jul 1855 and d. 2 May 1916. Children:

  1. Sylvester Hooper, b. 24 Oct 1882, Greenup, IL and d. 4 ct 1945. He m. 1 Jan 1907 Anna Benchert and had a son, Vernon Dee Hopper.
  2. Cora Hopper, b. 5 Apr 1884, Greenup, IL and d. 29 Jul 1922. She m. 22 Dec1903 Thomas Levi Grubb and had 5 children.
  3. Catherine Hooper, b. 13 Mar 1887, Greenup, IL and d. 2 May 1911.
  4. Grace Hooper, b. 23 Sep 1889, Greenup, IL and d. 9 May 1947 in Charleston, IL. She m. 17 May 1911 Guy Hurst and had 9 children, all born in Greenup.
  5. Rose Ailene Hopper, b. 19 Sep 1892 and d. 28 Mar 1972. . . . . . . . . . . . . . [9]
  6. Clara Hopper, b. 22 May 1895, Toledo, IL and d. Jan 1946. She m. 24 May 1914 Ira Monsworth Holt. He was b. 17 Apr 1891, Toledo, IL and d. Jan 1946. They had 8 children.

7. John Holly Prentice, b. 11 Feb 1877, Jasper Co., IL and d. 4 Dec 1962, Sullivan, IL. The following additional is added by Anna Louise Prentice Collins' email of 10 Sep 2006 and 5 Oct 2006. Bur. Dodge Grove Cem., Mattoon, IL. He lived in Mattoon for many years and was an Engineer on the N.Y.Central RR for 43 years.

He m. Mary Delores Cutright on 20 Feb 1898.in Greenup, Cumberland Co., IL. She was b. 22 Nov 1878 and d. 19 Apr 1953, Sullivan, IL. Bur. with her husband at Matton, IL. Children and descendants per Anna (Prentice) Collins, email, 5 Oct 2006:

  1. Harry Margerlin Prentice, b. 24 Jul 1901. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [7.10]
  2. Clyde E. Prentice, b. 27 Jan 1903 and d. 18 Dec 1978. He m. Frances Gaffner on 17 Sep 1923. She was b. 5 May 1898. No children.
  3. Walter Dale Prentice, b. 27 Mar 1905(?) and d. 8 Feb 1960. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [7.20]
  4. John Holly Prentice Jr., b. 12 Jun 1907 and d. 18 Mar 1910.
  5. Ivan W. Prentice, b. 14 Jan 1911 and d. 3 mos. later on 8 Apr 1911.
  6. Edna R. Prentice, b. 2 Jan 1912 and d. 3 Mar 1912.
  7. Maxine Lucille Prentice, b. 21 Dec 1914 and d. in CA. 1930 at home.
  8. Herbert Wright Prentice, b. 29 Jan 1917, IL, and d. Mar 1985, Las Vegas, Clark Co., NV per SSDI. He may be the same person as "Wright Prentice,", b.c. 1917, IL. He may also be the Herbert W. Prentice who appears as a single "Sea 2/C" at the San Diego Naval Hospital. Herbert m. Ruth Camilla Scharff, apparently after 1940, per Heather Hammonds, email 29 May 2014. They had 1 daughter:
    1. Camilla Wright Prentice. Daughter:
      1. Heather Hammonds, per her email of 29 May 2014
  9. James Joseph Prentice, b. 25 May 1924, IL, and d. 27 Feb 2004 in Villa Grove, Douglas Co., IL per SSDI. His obituary reads as follows:

      Hiess Herald & Review (Decatur, IL) - Saturday, February 28, 2004: VILLA GROVE - James J. Prentice

      VILLA GROVE - James J. Prentice, 79, Villa Grove, retired Furste Auto Supply owner/operator, died Friday (Feb. 27, 2004). World War II Marines veteran. Member: Villa Grove United Methodist Church and Villa Grove Masonic Lodge 885. Survivors: wife, Martha; sons, Gary Prentice, Villa Grove; James Prentice, Illiopolis; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Preceded by: one son, seven brothers, one sister and one granddaughter.

      Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Joines Funeral Home, Villa Grove. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Burial: Dodge Grove Cemetery, Mattoon. Memorials: donor's choice.

    He m. Martha L. Pierce on 7 Sep 1944, Mattoon. She was b. 25 Feb 1923, Mattoon and d. 1 May 2007. Her obituary reads as follows:

      News-Gazette, The (Champaign-Urbana, IL) - Friday, May 4, 2007, Martha Prentice

      VILLA GROVE - Martha L. Prentice, 84, of Villa Grove died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (May 1, 2007) at the Newman Rehabilitation Center in Newman. Mrs. Prentice was born on Feb. 25, 1923, in Mattoon, a daughter of Clarence And Leah Lashbrook Pierce.

      She married James Prentice on Sept. 7, 1944, in Mattoon. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Prentice is also preceded by a son and a great-granddaughter. Surviving are two sons, James Prentice of Illiopolis and Gary Prentice of Villa Grove; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Betty Tracy of Norman, Okla., and Francis Sanders of Mattoon.

      Mrs. Prentice was a member of Villa Grove United Methodist Church, an employee of the Villa Grove schools and a former leader of the Cub Scouts. She loved to crochet and knit.

      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, the Joines Funeral Home in Villa Grove. The Rev. Jason Phillips will officiate. Burial will be held at the Dodge Grove Cemetery in Mattoon. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association. Joines Funeral Home of Villa Grove is in charge of arrangements.

    Children of James and Martha:

    1. Randall A. Prentice, b. 5 Jan 1954, Urbana, IL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [7.30]
    2. James Prentice. 2003, 2007 in Illiopolis, IL.
    3. Gary Prentice. 2003, 2007 in Villa Grove, IL.

    Living with John and his family in 1910 are his wife's parents, Benton and Elizabeth Cutright..

7.10 Harry Margerlin Prentice, b. 24 Jul 1901 and d. 30 Jun 1979 in Mattoon, IL. Bur. in Dodge Grove Cem., Mattoon.

He m. Jennie M. Smith on 11 Jan 1921 in Turtle Creek, PA.. She was b. 3 Aug 1898 in Jamestown, NY, and d. 12 Jan 1977. Bur. with her husband in Mattoon, IL. Children:

  1. Warren Hally Prentice. Died at birth.
  2. John William Prentice. Died at birth.
  3. Mary Ellen Prentice, b. 10 Aug 1927, Mattoon, IL. She m. 1st Louis Baker on 19 Jan 1946 in Coles Co., IL. He was b. 14 Mar 1922. Son:
    1. Terry Louis Baker, b. 26 Jan 1946. He took his mother's name of Prentice and her parents raised him. He m. Kathleen Jean Lucier on 6 Jun 1970 in . She was b. 26 Feb 1928, Mattoon, IL. Children:
      1. Tara Sharee Prentice, b. 9 May 1871-3.
      2. Jamie Shantelle Prentice, b. 12 Dec 1874.
      3. Andrea Kathleen Prentice, b. 6 Nov 1981.

    She m. 2nd Frank G. O'Hara on 30 Jul 1952 in Holly Hills, FL. He was b. 26 Jan 1929, Coles Co., IL. The O'haras are traveling Missionaries, traveling by boat, which is also their home. They reside in Miami, FL. Children:

    1. Candace Lynn O'Hara, b. 18 Dec 1954. She m. William Michael Terry on 27 Dec 1975, Yorkville, IL. He was b. 3 Aug 1954, Grundy Co., IL. Children:
      1. Heather Terry, b. 10 Jan 1976.
      2. Jennifer Lynn Terry, b. 30 Nov 1977.
    2. Kelly Ann O'Hara, b. 2 Dec 1957.
    3. Shannon Bethel O'Hara, b. 5 Apr 1965.
    4. Kasey John Mark O'Hara, b. 14 Dec 1967.

  4. Edyth Jeannine Prentice, b. 13 Jun 1932, Mattoon, IL, and d. 23 Mar 1989, Randolph, MA. She m. John James Toomey on 31 Mar 1951 at Immaculate Conception Church, Mattoon, IL. He was b. 10 Jun 1931 in Charlestown, MA, and d. 18 Jul 2001, Randolph, MA. An Ancestor Chart for him can be found at Ancestry.com. Children:
    1. John James Toomey Jr., b. 5 Jan 1952. He m. Eleanor Mary Rooney on 3 Nov 1973. She was b.5 Aug 1952, Boston, MA. Children:
      1. John James Rooney III, b. 23 Feb 1975.
      2. Kate Elizabeth Rooney, b. 10 Jun 1980.
    2. Shauna Ruth Toomey, b. 14 Dec 1953. She m. Michal Peter Donahue on 10 Jul 1981. He was b. 6 OCT 1948 in Boston, MA. Children:
      1. Kerrin Donahue, b. 10 Feb 1982.
    3. Jerene Everista Toomey, b. 22 Oct 1955. She m. Paul James Hutchins on 25 May 1974. He was b. 29 SEP 1953 in Boston, MA. Children:
      1. Erin Jesnnine Hutchins, b. 30 Mar 1978.
      2. Megan Jerene Hutchins, b. 2 May 1981l
    4. Keven Michael Toomey, b. 7 Oct 1960.
    5. Mark Harry Toomey, b. 19 Feb 1966.
  5. Harry Margerlin Prentice, b. 14 Mar 1936, Mattoon, IL., and d. 19 Feb 1987, age 50 years. He m. Elizabeth Harrison in Dec 1953. Divorced. Children:
    1. Anthony Rahe Prentice, b. 9 Feb 1953. He m. Donna. Children:
      1. Dora Prentice.
      2. Elizabeth Prentice.
    2. Angela Dawn Prentice, b. 3 Aug 1956. She has a daughter:
      1. Lisa.
    3. Joel William Prentice, b. 21 Dec 1957. He m. Debbie. Daughter:
      1. Bobbie Jo Prentice.
    4. Debra Lynn Prentice, b. 19 May 1959. She has a child:
      1. Kelly
    5. Dirk Wynn Prentice. He is married with a child.

    Harry m. 2nd Merle Marie Hampton on 20 Aug 1976. She was . 4 Oct 1921. They had no children, but she had 6 children from a prior marriage. Her obituary reads as follows:

      Merle Prentice: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice, JG-TC (Mattoon, Charleston, IL) - Thursday, October 24, 2013. `

      MATTOON - Merle Marie Prentice, age 93, of Paris, formerly of Mattoon, passed away at 12:20 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Paris Health Care. Merle was born on October 4, 1920 in Windsor the daughter of Major Vail and Mary Agnes (Davis) Hampton. She married Harold E. Turner on March 3, 1938. He preceded her in death on October 8, 1987. She later married Harry M. "Bud" Prentice. He preceded her in death. `

      Survivors include her three daughters, Madeline Mitchell of Gays, IL, Maxine Callahan of Paris, IL and Sierra Sue Volkenand of Xenia, OH; two sons, Harold Edmond "Bo" Turner Jr. and James "Bob" Robert Turner both of Charleston, IL; sister, Diane Abbot of Mattoon, IL; eleven grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren. Merle was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold Turner; husband Bud Prentice; son, Norman Lee; and two siblings. `

      Mrs. Prentice was a homemaker and a former member of the Central Community Church in Mattoon. Private Graveside Memorial Services honoring her life will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Dodge Grove Cemetery with Reverend Robert Miller of Paris, IL officiating. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

  6. Anna Louise Prentice. She m. Mr. Collins and in 2006 lived at 308 Lipan Trail, Weatherford, TX 76087.

7.20 Walter Dale Prentice, b. 27 Mar (year?) and d. 8 Feb 1960 of Lupus Erythematosus. He and his wife are both

He m. Myrtle May Winifred Lawyer on 12 Jul 1924 in Mattoon, IL. She was b. 1 May 1905 and d. 12 Aug 1968 of Lymphosarcoma, Vitiligo. Pernicious Anemia. Children:

  1. Norma June Prentice, b. 30 May 1925. She m. John William Price in 1943 in Indianapolis, IN. He was b. 22 Aug 1922 and d. 17 Sep 1998 of Lung Cancer, AR. Children:
    1. John Dale Price.
    2. Charlotte Lynn Price.
    3. Roberta Price
  2. Neomi Jean Prentice, b. 7 Sep 1927 and d. 7 Nov 2005 in a hospice as a result of an infection following an operation. She m. Howard Hollenbaugh on 3 Jul 1947 in the 2nd Evangelic UB Church, Indianapolis, IN. Children:
    1. Howard Ray Hollenbaugh.
    2. Russel/Russell Hollenbaugh.
    3. Judy Hollenbaugh.
  3. Nina Joan Prentice, b. 21 Aug 1928. She m. Richard Ferguson in Feb 1948 in Indianapolis, IN. He served in the Marine Corps in CA. On retirement, he and his family moved to Concord, CA where he lived until his death. Afterward, Nina lived with a daughter at Los Gatos, CA. She d. 11 Nov 1991, age 63. Childen:
    1. Nancy Ferguson.
    2. Marie Ferguson.
    3. Ninette Ferguston.
    4. Richard Ferguson Jr.
    5. James Ferguson.
    6. David Ferguson.
  4. Edna Lucille Prentice, b. 12 Jun 1930. She did not marry. She was a Lab Tech. at the VA Hospital in Tucson where she lived for 12 years beginning in 1958. In 2006 she was living at the Villia Valencia in Laguna Hills, CA.
  5. Anna Louise Prentice, b. 12 Mar 1932 or 20 Mar 1932. She m. John Collins on 3 Apr 1948 the 2nd Evangelico UB Church. He was b. 26 Jan 1931, Indianapolis, IN. He was 15 when they first met and she was 14. By 2006 they had been m. for 58 years. They moved to Palm Springs, CA in 1970 and later to TX where her oldest daughter lived in 2006. Children per Anna (Prentice) Collins, email, 5 Oct 2006 and Gary Puckett, 30 Oct 2013):
    1. Linda Ann Collins, b. 8 Dec 1948. She m. Gary Wayne Puckett on 16 Sep 1967 in the Army in Vietnam. He ws b. 9 Dec 1947 in KY, D June 5, 2011. Gary served in Vietnam, receiving 2 Purple Hearts. Children:
      1. Gary Wayne Puckett Jr., b. 15 Oct, Beech Grove, IN. He m. 1st Monica Johnson on 26 Oct 1996. He m. 2nd Sara Armstrong on 23 Sep 2006 in Ft.Worth, TX. She had a son, Zachariah Armstrong b April 26, 2002
      2. Abigail Puckett, b. June 25, 2008
      3. Olivia Puckett, b/ June 25, 2008
      4. Jeromy William Daniel Puckett, b. 10 Aug 1973, Weatherford, TX. He m. 1st Nicki Rutenschroer on 20 Jun 1993, Weatherford, TX. She was b. 1971. He m. 2nd Chastity Thomas on 2 May 1998. She was b. 14 Jun 1977. Son. Son:
        1. Dylan Joseph Daniel Puckett, b. 20 Jun 1996, Ft. Worth
        2. Jordan William Ryan Puckett, b. 11 Jul 2000, Ft. Worth, TX.
    2. Cynthia Mae Collins, b. 13 Nov 1951. She m. Robert Hibler on 13 Jun 1970 in Good Shepard Methodist Church. He was b. 2 Nov 1948, Indianapolis, IN. Graduated \ from the Univ. of Cincinatti, OH, and started his own Architectural firm in Indianapolis. Cynthis became a Registered Nurse. On 23 Jul 2006 she earned her Doctorate in higher adult education. In 2006 teaching nursing at Ball State Univ. in Muncie, IN. Children:
      1. Brandi Joan Hibler, b. 26 Jun 1973. She m. 1st Josh Brunner in Aug 1993. He was b. Feb 1974. She m. 2nd Marcus Dennis, on 23 Oct 1999. He was b. 12 Oct 1969. Children:
        1. Zoe Louise Dennis, b. 10 Oct 2000, Indianapolis, IN.
        2. Maxwell Thomas Dennis, b. 2 Feb 2004, Indianapolis, IN.
        3. Cooper David Dennis, b. 12 Apr 2006.
      2. Jesse Christopher Hibler, b. 23 Dec 1976, Sacramento, CA. He has his own Architectural firm. He m. 1st Rose Chow Schupnik on 16 Sep[ 2000. She was b. 26 Nov 1978. He m. 2nd Jennifer Ingels on 9 Feb 2003. She was b. 15 Apr 1974.
    3. John Floyd Collins II, b. 15 Aug 1957. He m. Rose Marie Hall on 3 Mar 1978, Las Vegas, NV. She was b. 16 Oct 1961. Children:
      1. John Floyd Collins III, b. 10 Oct 1978, Newport Beach, Orange Co., CA. He m. Jennifer McBride on 24 Apr 2004. She was b. 12 Dec 1976. .
      2. Jamie Marie Collins, b. 24 Aug 1980, Mission Viejo, Orange Co., CA. In 2006 she was in the Air Force Reserve in San Antonio, TX.
    4. Michael Lee Collins, b. 4 Sep 1966. He has has a Masters Degree in Film and has been employed in the film industry. Also teaching at USC and Northridge College s in Southern California.
  6. Mary Elizabeth Prentice, b. 27 May 1936 and d. 20 May 1938 of Purpura Hemorrhagic. Bur. at Washington Park Cem., East.

7.30 Randall A. Prentice, b. 5 Jan 1954, Urbana, IL, and d. 13 May 2003, Villa Grove, IL. His obituary reads as follows:

    News-Gazette, The (Champaign-Urbana, IL) - Wednesday, May 14, 2003: Randall Prentice

    VILLA GROVE - Randall A. Prentice, 49, of Villa Grove died at 2:10 a.m. Tuesday (May 13, 2003) at home. Mr. Prentice was born Jan. 5, 1954, in Urbana, a son of James and Martha Pierce Prentice.

    Mr. Prentice was a 1972 graduate of Villa Grove High School. He owned Furste Auto Supply in Villa Grove. He was also a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Villa Grove and coached girls' recreational softball. He enjoyed the St. Louis Cardinals and Villa Grove Blue Devils.

    He married Jean Cain on Oct. 27, 1984, in Philo. She survives.

    Also surviving are his parents of Villa Grove; two daughters, Ellen Prentice and Michelle Prentice, both of Villa Grove; and two brothers, Jim Prentice of Illiopolis and Gary Prentice of Villa Grove.

    Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 208 N. Pine St., Villa Grove. The Rev. Paul Skelton will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Philo. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Joines Funeral Home, Illinois 130 South, Villa Grove.emorials may be made to a scholarship fund for Mr. Prentice's children or to Villa Grove Booster Club.

He m. Jean Cain on 27 Oct 1984, in Philo. Living in 2003. Children:

  1. Ellen Prentice. 2003 in Villa Grove, IL.
  2. Michelle Prentice, 2003 in Villa Grove. IL.

8. Dora Fern Prentice, b 11 Feb 1898 and d. Sep 1978 in Peoria, IL.

She m. Omar Otto Chapman on 18 Feb 1915 in Jasper Co., IL (per Marriage Index). He was b. 2 Feb 1893 in Jasper Co., IL and d. Sep 1973 in Effingham, IL. Children per Ancestry.com :

  1. Harbin Riley Chapman, b. 29 Jul 1915 in Greenup, Jasper Co., IL . . . . . . . . . . . [10]
  2. James Russell Chapman, b. 17 Jun 1917 in Hunt City, Jasper Co., IL. He m. Ruth Little on 13 Nov 1948 in Raton, NM. She was b. 8 Mar 1924 in Rushville, Schuyler Co., IL.
  3. Donald Frederick Chapmen, b. 25 Aug 1918 in Hunt City, Jasper Co., IL. . . . . . . [11]
  4. Otto Wayne Chapman b. 31 Mar 1920. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [12]

Omar Otto Chapman, m. 2nd Rose Ethel Prentice on 4 Sep 1923 in Robinson, Crawfore Co., IL, a sister to his 1st wife, Dora Fern Prentice, above. Rose was b. 20 Nov 1905, Jasper Co., IL

  1. Maudie Mae Chapman, b. after 1923 and deceased by 2010 per her dau., Diana Kennedy's email of 5 Nov 2010. . She m. Mr.Gibson
  2. Zella Chapman
  3. Thelma Chapman
  4. Edna Chapman

9. Rose Ailene Hopper, b. 19 Sep 1892 and d. 28 Mar 1972 in Ponca City, OK. Bur. in Singer Cem., Freeport, KS. Rose married Clinton Ross Medlam on 1 Nov 1916. He was b. 25 Jan 1881, Christian City, KS and d. 17 Jul 1963 in Blackwell, OK. Bur. in Singer Cem. also. They had 3 living children (and a set of stillborn triplets), including:

  1. Susanna Rozila Medlam, b. 6 Aug 1917 in Freeport, KS. She m. on 3 Sep 1938 Charles Franklin Carlin. They live in Greenup, IL and have 5 children.
  2. June Shirley Medlam, b. 9 Jun 1919 and d. 12 Nov 1997. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [13]
  3. Vernon Dallas Medlam, b. 9 Oct 1927, Freeport, KS. He m. 17 Jul 1953 Pamela Jeanne Beat. They had 3 children.
  4. Rose Medlam, triplet, b. 9 Oct 1934 and d. 9 Oct 1934.
  5. Hope Medlam, triplet, b. 9 Oct 1934 and d. 9 Oct 1934.
  6. John Medlam, triplet, b. 9 Oct 1934 and d. 9 Oct 1934.

10. Harbin Riley Chapman, b. 29 Jul 1915 in Greenup, Jasper Co., IL. He m. Oleatha May Murry on 1 Feb 1941 in Jasper Co., IL. She was b. 31 Jan 1923 in Crawford Co., IL. He m. Miss Dhom and had 2 children.

11. Donald Frederick Chapmen, b. 25 Aig 1918 in Jasper Co., IL, and d. 17 Jan 1997 in Clinton, Dewitt Co., IL. He m. Eldrid L. Crouse on 12 Jan 1940, Henderson, KY. She was b. 23 Feb 1923. Children:

  1. (dau.) Chapman. She m. Mr. Washburn and had a son who m. Miss Perry. They have 2 children.
  2. (son) Chapman. He m. Miss Rader and had 4 children, including Jody Lynn Chapman, b. 8 Nov 1964 in Logan Co., IL and d. the same day.
  3. (son) Chapman. He m. Miss Miner and had 3 children.
  4. (son) Chapman
  5. (son) Chapman

12. Otto Wayne Chapman b. 31 Mar 1920

13. June Shirley Medlam, b. 9 Jun 1919 in Freeport, KS and d. 12 Nov 1997. June married Guy Franklin Sutherland on 31 Dec 1938. He was b. 2 Oct 1915 and d. 25 Mar 1997. Both bur. in Sardinia Cem., Sardinia, NY.They had 3 living children (and a daughter who died shortly after birth), including:

  1. Emmaline Rose Sutherland, b. 5 Oct 1939 and m. 6 May 1961 William Anderson. They had 5 children.
  2. Robert Edward Sutherland, b. 1 Aug 1941 and m. 7 May 1970 Alice Prial. They had 2 children. He m. 2nd Carol Drews on 3 Oct 1981 and they have 2 sons.
  3. Charles Vernon Sutherland, b. 19 May 1943. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [14]
  4. Sharon Ruth Sutherland, b. 30 Aug 1951 and d. 30 Aug 1951.

14.   Charles Vernon Sutherland, b. 19 May 1943. He m. Rosemary "Rosey" Maul on 6 Jul 1968. They have 4 children.

Reference: 6 through 9, Rosey Sutherland, E-mail, 2 Jan 2000.

Who are the parents of James Prentice, b. 4 Jun 1722?

Although we have James Prentice as b. 4 Jun 1722 in Carluke, there seems a good chance that he might be the James Prenties shown in Glasgow christening records as chr. 11 Mar 1722, Carluke, son of John Prenties. John Prenties, in turn, might be the John Prentis shown in Glasgow records as chr. 25 Jan 1702, Carluke, son of James Prentis.


Fn. 1: Pam Medlam said she received information from Mrs Thelma Maxine Jones, 16044 Dodson Rd. NW., Ephrata, Wa. 98823, Phone 1-509-787-4008, saying that James had a prior marriage to Jane Cassels, b. c. 1819 in Carluke. Neither that prior marriage, nor Jane Cassells, is metioned in the book entitled, "James Peter Prentice, The Little Scotchman" which is the basis of this article.

It also seems inconsistent with a death record showing that James Prentice, b. 27 Jan 1808, Farmer and husband of a Jane Cassels, died at a Hamilton St. residence in 1875 in Carluke. Additional investigation is needed.

Fn. 2: By email of 1 Nov 2000, Connie Bushue relates that on James Peter Prentice's headstone, it identifies William as the son of James and his 1st wife, Jane and says that William died in 1852, not 1853.

Fn. 3: The book's statement that James and his cousin, Shiels, walked to Greenup, IL from NY carrying their tools and all they owned need examining. If James was married in NY and had 2 small children at the time, it seems unlikely that all would have walked that distance. It also seems somewhat unlikely James would have left a wife and 2 small children in NY while he and his cousin walked to IL.

Fn. 4: By letter of 23 Dec 2002, Donna Weisman relates that there is in the local cemetery a headstone for a J. T. Shiels who d. 28 Dug 1882, age 72 years, 4 mos., 26 days. That would indicate a birth date within a year of James Peter's birth. This might be the cousin with whom he traveled from NY to IL.

Fn. 5: By letter of 23 Dec 2002, Donna Weisman relates that the information about Mr. Holt and the 40 acres was recently confirmed by a Mr. Feltner, now in his 90's, who knew of the transaction.

Fn. 6: By email of 8 Oct 2006, Rosie R. Sutherland relates her research establishing the ancestry of James Peter Prentice. It reads, in part, as follows:

    "Hello Joe, we have corresponded before when I was seeking info on James Peter Prentice. I have come a long way since our first encounter. I have a friend from Sheffield England in the Family History center, his name is Rick Prentice. He responded to my query about James Peter and asked what info I had. Come to find out the info passed down in the family about James' parents being John and Margaret Duncan was incorrect. Rick researched for me and being that the family of John and Margaret never immegrated, they could NOT be the parents of our James.

    He took it steps further and discovered our Prentice family were farmers on the Muir Lea Farm and resided around Bigger, Libberton and Walston. When we went to Scotland and England over the summer of 2003, Rick took us to the Walston church where we found the graves of James (b.1743 d. 10/05/1815) and his wife Ellen Pennycook (c.1751 d.04/06/1786). Their son John Prentice (c11/09/1780 d.28/03/1854) and his wife Jean Hogg (c.19/08/1781 d. 12/10/1855). This John and Jean are the parents of our James Peter Prentice (c. 04/07/1812). John and Jean also had 5 other children which I have dates on.

    I am still confused about 2 points in my searching the James Peter Prentice family. He and his first wife Jane Thompson in moving through to Illinois where they finally resided, had a daughter Elizabeth born 28/06/1843 died 06/07/1886. I cannot find out where in NY she was born. Another point of interest is that according to family writings James married Jane's twin sister Lorinda after Jane's death. They both share a same birthdate and maiden names, but one was born in England and the other born in NY. They could not be sisters given the different birthplaces....OR....they could be sisters but different years of birth. We cannot trace anything on these 2 women but I believe they were not twins. So I've just let it lie for a while and got on with my life. Sometime when I have time again I will see what I can find. I have gotten a lot of info from my email message board. I like that people are still contacting me with info. If I can share any other dates or info I will be happy to do that. Rosey


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