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John Prentis of New London, Connecticut

John Prentis of New London, Connecticut
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2008 and Revised 31 Jan 2007

Introduction: John Prentis is #2 in our Stephen-3 eBook. We are seeking information about his wives and his descendants. Here is what we have so far based on C. J. F. Binney's 1883 Prentice book:

2. John Prentis (Stephen, 1). Christened, 11 Dec 1693, in New London, New London, CT. Died, 16 Mar 1773 per Ancestry.com in New London, New London, CT.

He married, first, Sarah Wood, 29 Sep 1715, in Preston, N.L., CT [3]. We do not presently known when and where she died. She was the dau. of John Wood and Mary Chapell. An Ancestor Chart for Sarah can be found at Ancestry.com .

Children of John and Sarah:

  1. Mary Prentis. Born, 22 Jan 1715/6, in Preston, N.L., CT [9]. We have no further information about her.
  2. Elizabeth Prentis. Born, 21 Jun 1719, in Preston, N.L., CT. We have no further information about her.
  3. Samuel Prentis. Born, 3 Nov 1721, in Preston, N.L., CT. We have no further information about him.

He married, second, Sarah Mosier, 15 Oct 1771, in New London, New London, CT [10]. If Binney is correct, John was 77 when he married Sarah Mosier in 1771 and 79 when his son, Peter was born in 1773 and would have been 51 years older than his oldest half-brother, Samuel. if still living. Son:

  1. Peter Prentis. Born, 23 Feb 1773, in New London, New London, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[2.1]

2.1 Peter Prentis was b. 23 Feb 1773, in New London, New London, CT[3]. He was only about 3 weeks old when his father d. on 16 Mar 1773. It is presently unknown whether Peter married, had children, and when and where he died.

Peter inherited the Nahantic (later Millstone Point) farm of his father, and he and his mother sold it, much encumbered with debt, to Elias Perkins for 675 Pounds, who also bought the Bruen's Neck farm of Stephen Prentis.

He may be the Peter Prentice shown in the 1820 census. If so,l he would have been 47. apparntly married with a wife of his own approximate age, a boy and 2 girls under 10, and a boy and girl 10-15, for a total of 5 in the family.

He may also be the "Peter Prentice" shown in the "U. S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914," b. c. 1774, CT, who enliosted in 1814 at the age of 40 per Ancestry.com .

If you have any information about the folks mentioned in this article, please send your information to us at the Prentice Newsletter. Be sure to give the full title and date of this article in the Subject line of the email.

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