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Deborah Prentice of Preston, CT


Deborah Prentice of Preston, CT
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr. Editor
Fall 1999 and Revised 22 Dec 2008

1. Deborah Prentice of Preston, CT, may have been b. c. 1780-1790.

She m. John Crary who was b. c. Nov 1775, Preston, New London Co., CT, and d. Suffield, CT. He was the son of Oliver Crary (1731-1806) and Eunice Brewster (1758-1845). An Ancestor Chart for John can be found at Ancestry.com .

Deborah and John had 1 or more children, including:

  1. Nancy Butler Crary, b. 15 Jul 1815 at Preston, CT, and d. 28 Aug 1843, age 28, at Westfield, Hampden Co., MA of typhoid fever. Nancy married Jason Dewey on 19 Dec 1838 at Suffield, CT. He was b. 14 May 1810, Westfield, and d. there 1 Nov 1887. An Ancestor Chart for Jason can be found at Ancestry.com . Children:
    1. Albert Lewis Dewey, b. 2 Sep 1839. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
    2. Louisa Maria Dewey, b. 23 Mar 1841

After Nancy d. in 1843, her widowed husband then married, 2nd, 18 Apr 1865, Mrs. Adaline (Stevens) Rising, widow of Samuel Rising, of Southwick, Mass., dau. of Solomon Rice and Flora (Whitaker) Stevens, b. 19 Jan 1822, at Southwick, Mass.; living, January, 1899, at Westfield.

2. Albert Lewis Dewey, b. 2 Sep 1839 and d. 2 Sep 1898, Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.

He m. Helen L Nobleon 10 Dec 1862, Springfield, MA. She was b. 13 Jun 1841 in Westfield and d. there in 1920. Children:

  1. Louis Marinus Dewey, b. 27 Aug 1865 in Westfield, MA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  2. Terry Noble Dewey, b. 24 Aug 1870 in Westfield, MA, and d. age 3 on 17 Feb 1874.
  3. Grace Nancy Dewey, b. 29 Jun 1872 in Westfield, MA. She m. Gilbert James Loomis on 30 Oct 1894, Westfield. He was b. 8 Feb 1871, Westfield. They had 1 or more children, including:
    1. Donald Dewey Loomis, b. aft. 1894, probably Westfield.

3. Louis Marinus Dewey, b. 27 Aug 1865 in Westfield, MA.

He m. 1st. Lillian Ryan on 6 Oct 1890, East Longmeadow, MA. She was b. 30 Apr 1870 and d. 27 Oct 1902. They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. James Chambers Dewey, b. 15 May 1892, MA.

Lewis m. 2nd Nacy(?) Elizabeth Baily on 24 Mar 1909, Westfield, MA. She was b. 3 Dec 1872, Westfield and d. there 24 Mar 1909.

Who are Deborah Prentice's Parents?

It seems likely that Deborah Prentice, b. 14 Dec 1770 at Preston, is #267/24v in our PRENTICE book, daughter of Elisha and Lydia Prentice of Preston. Deborah also had other brothers and sisters (Joseph, Lydia, Elisha, Daniel and Betsey) about whom we have little or no further information.

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