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John Prentice of Scotland and Michigan

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John Prentice of Scotland and Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Winter 2000 and Revised 25 Dec 2004

1. John Prentice was b. Mar 1849 in Sotland. He emigrated to the United States, with or without his parents, at an unknown date. He does not appear in the 1870 census, but it was at some date before 1880. He appears in the 1880 and 1900 Pontiac, Oakland Co., MI census. He was then age 31 in 1880.

He m. Mary E., b. Feb 1851, NY. Children, per census:

  1. Fanny E. Prentice, b. c. 1880, MI.
  2. Pearl Prentice, b. c. 1880, MI. Living at home in 1910 census. He apparently married as he appears in the 1920 census in Pontiac, Oakland Co., MI census in the home of Chauncey Harris where he is called a son in law. No wife is shown.
  3. Emma Prentice, b. Apr 1880, MI (may be same person as Pearl, above)
  4. Alice Prentice, b. Apr 1884, MI.
  5. Helen Mae Prentice, b. Dec 1886, MI. Living at home in 1910 census.

John does not appear in the 1910 Pontiac census with his family and may be deceased by that date.

John may, or may not, be related to Solomon Prentice, age 22 in 1880 and b. c. 1858 in Canada, who also appears in the 1880 and 1910 Oakland Co., MI census.

Who are John's Parents?

A check of the IGI did not disclose any John Prentice born in Scotland in Mar 1849. However, a check of our Glasgow Records Office database did disclose the following John Prentices who were christened as follows:

  • John Prentice, chr. 19 Mar 1848, son of Thomas Prentice and Mary Scott of Carmichael.
  • John Prentice, chr. 26 May 1849, son of Thomas Prentice and Janet Gold of Carmichael.
  • John Prentice, chr. 9 Sep 1849, son of Thomas Prentice and Mary Cruth of Lanark.

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