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John Brewster Prentiss of CT and IA


John Brewster Prentiss of CT and IA
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Winter 2007 and Revised 5 Nov 2007

John Brewster Prentiss is #24.1 in our Stephen-3 eBook. We are seeking descendant information. Here is what we have so far:

24.1 John Brewster Prentiss was b. 5 July 1821 at Windham, Windham, CT, and d. 6 Apr 1903, Charles City, Floyd Co., IA, as a widower while living with the family of his daughter, Hellen.

He m. Catherine Phelps Williams on 12 Apr 1843 at Hartford, Wethersfield, CT. She was b. 5 Apr 1822, Weathersfield, Windsor Co., VT, and d. 16 Dec 1867 in Oregon, Dane Co., WI. She was the dau. of Joseph Root Williams and Polly Sherwin. Ancestor Charts for Catherine can be found at Ancestry.com and Ancestry1.com .

John and Catherine appear in the 1850 and 1860 census in the town of Oregon, Dane Co., WI where he is a farmer. John appears as a widower in the 1900 census in Charles City, Floyd Co., IA, living with the family of his daughter Helen.Children per 1850 and 1860 census and Ancestry.com:

  1. Ellen E. Prentiss, b. c. 1845, WI, per 1850 census. Called Hellen Prentice in 1860 census and living at home. She m. Cyrenus Postle, b. Oct 1843, NY, with his father b. in NY and mother in VT. They appear in the 1900 census in Charles City, Floyd Co., IA; no children shown. He appears in Ancestry.com as b. 24 Oct 1841, NY, son of Cyrenus M. Postle and Olive Sherwin. An Ancestry for him can be found at Ancestry.com .

  2. Charles A. Prentiss, b. c. 1848, WI, per 1850 census. At home in 1860 census. Not in 1870 census.

  3. Mary S. Prentiss, b. c. 1849, WI, per 1850 census. At home in 1860 census. Not in 1870 census.

  4. Kathryn Prentis,b. Vermillion, SD, per Ancestry.com. She m. Robert Howe Munger. Not in 1900 or 1910 census.

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