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Peleg Printis of Daviess Co., IN

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Peleg Prentice of Madison, Daviess Co., Indiana
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Winter 1999 and Revised 16 Dec 2009

Update of 26 Mar 2007: Peleg Prentice is #16.3 in our Robert Prentice eBook.

1. Peleg Prentice was b. c.1822, IN (per 1850 census in Wood, Clark Co., IN. Also 1860 Madison Twp., Daviess Co., IN census where his name is spelled PRINTIS (or b. c. 1820 per 1870 census where his name is spelled PELING PRENTICE. A farmer, he d. 6 Sep 1878 at the age of 58. He is buried in the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Odon (formerly Clarksburg) in Madison Twp., Daviess Co., IN.

He married Christina A. Payton on 24 Oct 1844 in Clark Co., IN. She was b. 2 Feb 1822 (per Mark Prentice, email, 26 Mar 2007) and d. 3 Nov 1895 at the age of 71 years, 1 month and 26 days. She is also buried in the Mt. Olive Cemetery. They appear in the 1860 Madison, Daviess Co., Indiana census. Children (per census and IGI):

  1. Eliza Prentice, b. c. 1845, IN. Not home in 1870.
  2. Elijah Andrew Prentice (per Pansy Girton), b. 25 Sep 1845, Clark Co., IN. He appears in the 1880 Madison, Daviess Co., IN census with his wife, Nancy J. Maryfield, b. c. 1861, IN. An Ancestor Chart for Nancy J. Maryfield can be found at Ancestry.com: One World Tree. Children:
    1. Auburn Prentice (son), b. 12 Sep 1877, IN. At home in 1880. Not in later census records.
    2. Enola Prentice, b. 10 Apr 1880, IN. Not in 1920 or 1930 census.
    3. Daisy Prentice, b. 25 Aug 1885. She m. Frank X. Kassler on 29 Oct 1913. Not in 1920 or 1930 census.
  3. John M. Prentice, b. c. 1847, IN. . . . . . . . . . [2]
  4. Alexander Prentice, b. c. 1848, IN. At home in 1870. He does not appear in the 1880 census.
  5. Mary Eliza Prentice, b. c. 1851, IN. . . . . . . . . . [3]
  6. Margaret E. Prentice, b. c. 1853,IN.
  7. Sarah A. Prentice, b. c. 1857, IN. (per 1880 census). She d. in 1906 and is buried in the Mt. Olive Cemetery.
  8. Nancy L. Prentices, b. c. 1857 (per 1870 census) 1859, IN (per 1880 census). She m. Mr. Wilkinson and in 1931 lived in Seattle, WA. Not in 1930 census.
  9. Hannah A. Prentice, b. c. 1858 (per 1870 census) 1860, IN (per 1880 census). She may be the Hannah A. Prentice shown in the 1870 Daviess Co. census and may be the "Hannah" who married James H. Howard. There is a Daviess County marriage record showing James Howard married Hannah Prentice on 3 Mar 1889. James was b. in 1858, son of Baldwin and Susannah Howard of Daviess County, IN. (Per Winnie Howard, email, 28 & 30 Nov 1999). In 1931 she lived in Bloomfield.
  10. Emma R. Prentice, b. c. 1862, IN (per 1880 census). She m. Mr. Counterman and in 1931 lived in Linton. Not in 1930 census.
  11. Henrietta Prentice, b. c. 1860. She appears in the 1870 US Federal Census, Madison Twp., Daviess Co., IN (per Pansy Girton).
  12. George B. Prentice, b. c. 1868 (per 1870 & 1880 census and Pansy Girton). In 1931 he lived in Cairon, IL. Not in 1930 census.

2. John Milton Prentice, b. 12 Jan 1847, IN (per Mark Prentice, email, 26 Mar 2007), appears in the 1880 census of Madison, Daviess Co., IN where his name is spelled "Prentice" and his occupation is that of a farmer. Also shown is his wife and family:

He m. Phebe C. Melton, b. c. 1859, IN (per Mark Prentice, email, 26 Mar 2007). He had 2 or more children, including:

  1. Anne Eliza Prentice, b. c. Mar 1880.
  2. Jacob Romo Prentice, b. 15 Mar 1892. He m. Hettie Simpson (per Mark Prentice, email, 26 Mar 2007).
    1. Max Junior Prentice, b. 27 Apr 1938. He m. Margaret Thomas (per Mark Prentice, email, 26 Mar 2007).
      1. Mark Junior Prentice, b. 4 Aug 1960. He m. Susan Orland (per Mark Prentice, email, 26 Mar 2007)

3. Mary Eliza Prentice was b. 13 Jan 1851, Salem, IN and d. 3 May 1931 of stomach cancer in Linton, IN where she made her home with her daughter. By email of 7 & 8 Dec 2002, Pansy Girton has provided additional information about this family. Mary m. John "Henry" McBride on 27 Jul 1888---She was his second wife. Henry d. in 1922 in a coal mine accident. Mary's obituary reads as follows:

    Mrs. Mary E. McBride, who rsided on Fifth street southwest, died last night about eleven o'clock, the sad climax of an illness for more than six months, and from which she had been a sufferer for many years. She was born in Indiana, on January 13, 1851, and was 80 years, three months and 21 days of age. She had spent most of her life in and around Linton, and was well known and highly respected in this community. She was a member of the Christian church at Odon, and lived a life befitting a follower of Christ.
    ...She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. William Franklin of this city and three sisters, Mrs. Hanna Howard of Bloomfield, Mrs. Nancy Wilkinson of Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Emma Counterman of Linton, also one brother, George Prentice of Cairo, [Illinois). Her husband, Henry McBride, was killed in the Coal Ridge mine in 1922.
    ...The body was taken to the Clayton funeral home where it was prepared for burial and taken to her home this afternoon.
    ...Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home. Rev. E. E. Kranz officiating. Burial in Fairview cemetery.

Children of Mary Eliza and John:

  1. PerMealie Ann McBride, b. 26 May 1892, Odon, IN. . . . . . . . . . . [4]

4. Perealie Ann "Mealie" McBride, b. 26 May 1892, Odon, IN and d. 17 Nov 1937 of stomach cancer.

She m. William "Willie" Archie Franklin on 14 Apr 1914 in Linton, Stockton Twp., Greene Co., IN. He was b. 25 Dec 1893, Hopkins or Caldwell Co., KY, and is shown in the 1930 census in Linton Greene Co., IN. William d. 20 Aug 1966 in Linton, Greene Co., IN. An Ancestor Chart for him can be found at Ancestry.com . Children:

  1. William "Clifford" Franklin, b. 4 Jul 1916, Linton, and d. 16 May 1994, Linton, Greene Co., IN. He m. Miss Yates and had 3 sons and 2 daughters, including:
    1. (son) Franklin. He m. Debbie Walter and had a daughter, Shane Franklin.
    2. (son) Franklin.
    3. (son) Franklin. He m. Laverne Baily.
    4. (dau.) Franklin. She m. John Kristler.
    5. Nancy J. Franklin. She m. Mr. Maegerlein (per her email of 4 Aug 2006).
  2. Virginia Lucille Franklin, b. 22 Aug 1918 Linton. . . . . . . [5]

5. Virginia Lucille Franklin, b. 22 Aug 1918 Linton and d. 15 Jul 2002, Terra Haute, IN, of a heart condition at the age of 83 in Terre Haute, IN.

Virginia m. Virgil Edward Yates on 21 Apr 1938. He was b. 27 Apr 1916, Linton, Vigo Co., IN, and there on d. 20 May 1981. Children:

  1. Pansy Mae Yates, b. 22 Dec 1938. . . . . . . . . . . [6]
  2. Beverly Ann Yates, b. 19 Mar 1941. . . . . . . . . . . [7]
  3. Sheila Ruth Yates, b. 28 Jan 1944. . . . . . . . . . . [8]

6. Pansy Mae Yates, b. 22 Dec 1938. She m. Jack Girton on 24 Dec 1958 and later divorced. Children:

  1. Michael Wayne Girton, b. 8 Oct 1959. He m. Naree Pharakarn in Hawaii. She was b. 5 May 1963 in Thailand.

7. Beverly Ann Yates, b. 19 Mar 1941 and d. 20 Aug 1997 at the age of 56. She m. Raymond Lee Smith on 22 Aug 1958. Children:

  1. Cathy Leeann Smith, b. 16 Apr 1960. She married and had 3 children in 2002.
  2. Virginia Rose "Ginger" Smith, b. 13 Jul 1961. She married and has 2 children in 2002.
  3. Raymond Joseph "Joe" Smith, b. 15 Sep 1963. He married and has 1 child in 2002.
  4. Greg Alan Smith, b. 22 Oct 1969. He married and has 1 child in 2002.

8. Sheila Ruth Yates, b. 28 Jan 1944 and d. 7 Jan 2000. She m. Robert Lee Taylor on 18 Nov 1962. Children:

  1. Angela Rebecca Taylor, b. 1965. She married and has 1 child in 2002.
  2. Vicki Lynn Taylor, b. 1968. She married, and has 4 children in 2002.
  3. Dawn Marie Taylor, b. 1970 married and has 1 child in 2002.

Who are Peleg Prentice's Parents?

There are at least two possibilities for the identity of Peleg Prentice's parents:

  1. One possibility might be the Peleg Prentice who was b. 1773 in CT. We can probably eliminate him. He seems likely to be the Peleg Prentice who is shown in the 1820 NY census and who is said to have lived there at least until 1824.

  2. The more likely possibility is that he may be the Peleg Prentice who is #236/18a(iii) in our database and who was b. 1 Jun 1790 in Sutton, MA. He would be much too young to have the children of the older ages attributed to the Peleg shown in the 1820 NY census. Although we do not yet have independent evidence he moved to IN, his age is such that he would be consistent with the Peleg Prentice appears in the 1820 Wood Twp., Clark Co., IN census (per Pansy Girton) with 2 boys and a girl all born between 1810 and 1820.

    This latter Peleg of Clark County is almost certainly the father of the Peleg, b. c. 1822, who is the subject of this article, especially since Pansy Girton reports that the 1822 Peleg's 2nd child, Elijah Andrew Prentice, was b. in Clark Co., IN on b. 25 Sep 1845.

However, there is always a possibility that there is a 3rd Peleg not yet known to us. Further confirming evidence is needed.

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