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Thomas Wilson Prentiss of OH

Thomas Wilson Prentiss of OH
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2001 and Revised 25 Mar 2008

Update of 25 Mar 2008: Thomas Wilson Prentiss is the son of Thomas Prentiss of Putnam Co., OH, mentioned in our Fall 2000 issue.

We are helping Susan Prentiss in tracing the ancestry of her great-grandfather, Thomas Wilson Prentiss. Here is what we have so far:

1. Thomas Wilson Prentice was b. c. 1843-1844, OH. Susan has documents showing that Thomas served as a 2nd Lt. in the Civil War, including the period August 1864 to Sep 1865.

He appears in the 1870 census in Liberty, Putnam Co., OH, with his wife identified as Addie A., b. c. 1842. LA. No children are shown.

Thomas appears in the 1880 census in West Leipsic, Putnam Co., OH as T. W. Prentiss, "Foundries Man". His wife, Addie, is shown as b. c. 1843, TN.

Thomas again appears in the 1900 census in Leipsic, Putnam Co., OH, with a 2nd wife, Lucinda, and family.

He m., as his 2nd wife, Lucinda, b. c. 1864, OH, per the 1900 census. She may be the same person identified by Susan as Dolly Stambaugh. They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. Ray Prentiss, b. 1885, OH. He m. Clara. They lived in Leipsic, Putnam Co., OH. He had 1 or more children, including:
    1. George Wilson Prentiss, b. 1915, in Leipsic, Ohio. He is Susan's father.

Who is Thomas Wilson Prentice?

He might be the Thomas Prentiss, son of Thomas Prentiss of Putnam Co., OH, mentioned in our Fall 2000 issue. That Thomas, b. 1844, would have been 20 in 1864 and could have been a Lt. in the Civil War.

He may also be the T. W.(?) Prentice, son of Alonzo T. Prentice of Liberty, Putnam Co., OH who is discussed in our Fall 2000 issue.

Leipsic is quite near the town of Prentiss in Putnam County, and Susan thinks Prentiss may have been named for an ancestor of hers.

If you have any information about the folks mentioned in this article, please contact us at dewald@prenticenet.com and please include the title and date of this article.

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