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1783 Prentiss Bible Details

This bible was donated to PrenticeNet by the Carroll County Genealogical Society (of Carroll Co., MD)


The New Testament, printed in London in 1783. Written records that go back to 1749. It also has some incredible woodcuts depicting bible stories. It would appear that this bible was owned by Capt. Henry Prentiss (Binney #54), son of Joshua (#21) and Mary. It has birth and death dates (and other notes) for Henry, Ruth, Elizabeth, and Susan (Sukey). Based on a burn on the cover it looks like it went through a fire.

1783 Bible - title page 1783 Bible - info

Written on the back of the cover page is the following:

    Henry Prentiss, Born March 7th, 1749
    Ruth Freeman Born Nov. 24th, 1754
    Married by the Revd Doctr Cooper Sept 11th, 1775
    Eliza Freeman Prentiss Born Jan. 8th, 1781
    Sukey[1] Prentiss Born Sept. 3, 1785
    Eliza F. Prentiss & Sukey Prentiss had the Measells March 1790
    Eliza F. Prentiss & Sukey Prentiss were Innoculated for the Small Pox, had it Favorably Sept. 7th, 1792
    Ruth Prentiss Died Jany 6 1800 at one past nine o'clock in the morning. aged 45
    Her God sustained her in her final hour,
    Her final Hour brought Glory to her God; Christians adore and Infidels believe.
    Text by Mr. Holmes the Sabath after the funeral Psalms 9:4 19 verse
    Aug 21, 1807 Sukey Prentiss Died at a Quarter of an hour before 8 o'clock morn. aged 22.
    Henry Prentiss Died August 31, 1821 Aged 73

1. Susan, is written above Sukey

 

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