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James A. Prentice of Jasper, Walker Co., AL


James A. Prentice of Jasper, Walker Co., AL
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2004 and Revised 4 May 2011

1. James A. Prentice was b. in AL c. 1882-1884. He first appears in the 1910 census in Burnsville, Tishomingo Co., MS, and later in the 1920 census in Hartsell, Morgan Co., AL. Still later, he appears in the 1930 census in Jasper, Walker Co., AL.

According to the 1930 census, his wife is Dorie Montgomery (Dorothy?), b. c. 1886, AL. Although further investigation is needed for confirmation, she may be the dau. of David and Julia S. Montgomery who in 1880 lived in Beat 2, Walker Co., AL. In the 1900 census she is shown as the sister of Eva Montgomery who m. William L. Key and who was then living in Jasper, Walker Co., AL. Children:

  1. Cara B. Prentice (dau.), b. c. 1905, AL. At home in 1930.
  2. Dora Prentice, b. c. 1907, (per 1920 census. Not home in 1930 census
  3. Patrick(?) Prentice, b. c. 1909, AL (per 1920 census. Not home, or elsewhere, in 1930 census. Not in SSDI.
  4. Marna Prentice (son), b. c. 1912, AL. At home in 1930.
  5. Horace(?) Prentice, b. c. 1909, AL (per 1920 census. Not home in 1930 census. Not in SSDI.
  6. Carrie(?) Prentice, b. c. 1913, AL (per 1920 census. Not home in 1930 census.
  7. George B. Prentice, b. c. 1915, AL At home in 1930.
  8. Catherine Prentice, b. c. 1917, AL. At home in 1930.
  9. Robert Prentice, b. c. 1918(?), AL. At home in 1930.
  10. Alan D. Prentice, b. c. 1923, AL. At home in 1930. Not in SSDI.
  11. Bruce(?) Prentice, b. c. 1926, AL. At home in 1930. Not in SSDI.

Who are James A. Prentice's Parents?

Although further investigation is needed for confirmation, James' parents might be James Franklin Prentice and Martha Jane Nabours, descendants of William Prentis of Williamsburg, VA. They had a son, James Andrew Prentice, b. May 1886 in AL; nothing further is known about him.

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