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Daniel Prentiss of Charlottenburgh, Glengarry, Ontario, Canada

Daniel Prentiss of Charlottenburgh, Glengarry, Ontario, Canada
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2006 and Revised 5 Oct 2010

Update of 5 Oct 2010: This article has now been replaced by our Winter 2010 article entitled Richard Prentice of Nepean, Ontario, Canada .

By email of 27 Mar 2006, Cindy Prentiss has provided us with the following information:

1. Daniel Prentiss was born 1792 in Charlottenburgh, Glengarry, Ontario, Canada, and d. 14 Jan 1866 in Hazeldean, Goulbourn, Carleton, Ontario. He settled in Nepean on a loyalist land grant from his father. Possibly burried in Hazeldean Union Cemetery in Goulbourn Township.[2]

He married Ann Colbert in 1819 in Nepean, Ontario. She was b. 1800 in Ballingarry Parish, Tipperary, Ireland, and d. after 1875 in Nepean, Ontario. She came to Canada with the Talbot party with parents John Colbert (farmer) and Ann. Settled in Goulbourn Township Children:

  1. Robert Prentiss, b. 25 May 1832, Nepean, Ontario; d. 1926. . . . . . . . [2]
  2. Adam Frederick Prentiss.
  3. Margaret Prentiss.
  4. Sarah Prentiss.
  5. Richard Prentiss.
  6. David Prentiss.
  7. William Prentiss.
  8. Susan Prentiss.
  9. Ann Prentiss.

2. Robert Prentiss, b. 25 May 1832, Nepean, Ontario and d. 1926. In Masham, Quebec in 1881. Listed, incorrectly, as from Ireland working as a farmer. Anglican.He married Mary Sullivan. She was born 1834.

  1. William J. Prentiss, b. c. 1956-1957. . . . . . . . [3]
  2. John Frederick Prentiss.
  3. Mary J. Prentiss.
  4. Adam Prentiss.

3. William J. Prentiss, b. c. 1956-1957and d. 1 Apr 1938, Wakefield Township, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.

He m. Eliza Ann Irwin. She was b. 13 Apr 1857 and d. 19 Aug 1936, Wakefield Towship, Gatineau, Quebec. Both are bur. in Rupert Union Cemetary. Children:

  1. Irwin William Graham Prentiss, b. Bet. May 1885 - Apr 1886. . . . . . . .[4]
  2. Archie/Archibald Prentiss, b. Bet. Feb 1883 - 1884.
  3. James Prentiss, b. Bet. Jan 1887 - May 1889.
  4. Clara Prentiss, b. Bet. Jun 1881 - 1891.
  5. Mary Frances Prentiss, b. Bet. May 1893 - Jul 1894.
  6. William Prentiss, b. Bet. Jun 1887 - Jul 1898.

4. Irwin William Graham Prentiss, b. Bet. May 1885 - Apr 1886, Fort Rupert, Quebec, and d. 1944, Wakefield Township, Gatineau, Quebec.

He married Clara Shouldice, daughter of Joseph Shouldice and Mary Thompson. She was born 1885 in Wakefield, Quebec, Canada, and d. 1938 in Wakefield Township, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. Both are bur. Rupert Union Cemetary.On 1901 census of Canada in Masham, Quebec. Children:

  1. Omar Irwin Prentiss, b. 21 Jan 1920, Fort Rupert, Quebec. . . . . . . .[5]
  2. Lincoln Edward Prentiss.

5. Omar Irwin Prentiss, b. 21 Jan 1920, Fort Rupert, Quebec, Canada; d. 1997, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

He m. Valma Rose Williams on 14 Feb (year?), daughter of William Williams and Mary Crozier. She was b. 6 Feb 1920 in New Liskeard, Ontario, Canada. Children:

  1. David Robert Prentiss, b. 18 Aug 1956, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada; d. 11 Oct 1980, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
  2. Douglas Prentiss.
  3. Edward Prentiss.
  4. Joy Prentiss.
  5. Patrick Prentiss.

Who are Daniel Prentiss' Parents

Although not yet confirmed by original documents, it seem probable that he is the son of Richard Prentiss who is #3 in our Spring 2001 article about Daniel Prentice of Tryon Co., NY and Charlottenburgh, Ontario, Canada .

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