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William H. Prentis of DC and Newark, NJ

William H. Prentis of DC and Newark, Essex Co., NJ
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2006 and Revised 30 Mar 2009

Update of 30 Mar 2009: Henry H. Prentis is William Henry Prentiss, #232 in our Henry eBook. That eBook now replaces this article.

1. William H. Prentis was b. 22 Nov 1822 in the District of Columbia. He appears in the 1870 census in Newark, Essex Co., NJ with his wife and children.

He m. Mrs. Elizabeth Bratton on 27 Oct 1863, She was b. c. 1823, England. Children per 1870 census:

  1. Ella J, Prentis, b. 12 Apr 1850, Milwaukee, WI. . . . . . . . [2]
  2. Ida M. Prentis, b, c, 1856, WI.
  3. Louisa A. Prentis, b. c. 1853, WI.

2. Ella J, Prentis, b. 12 Apr 1850, Milwaukee, WI, and in 1891 living in Dixon, IL per Ancestry.com .

She m. George Elbridge Upham on 20 Aug 1874 in newark, NJ. He was b. 14 Feb 1851 in Waukegan, IL. Children:

  1. Dexter Prentess (sic) Upham, b. 4 Jul 1875 in Washington DC.
  2. Nellie Frances Upham, b. 9 Aug 1876 in Washington DC.

Who are William H. Prentis' Parents?

A check of the 1820 and 1830 census does not show any Prentis, Prentiss or Prentice family of an age grouping which could be his family.

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