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George Prentice, Mendon, MA

George Prentice, Mendon, Worcester, MA
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 1999 and Revised 22 Sep 2008

Update of 22 Sep 2008: George Prentice is the son of Samuel Prentice and Mirriam Southbwick and a descendant of Samuel Prentice of Millville, MA, in our "No Immigrant Ancestor" file. This information is now merged into that file.

1. George Prentice was likely b. c. 1785-1795 and probably in MA.

George married Fanney Mowrey on 25 Aug 1816 at Mendon, Worcester, MA (per IGI). She was b. 26 Nov 1793, MA. George and Fanney had at least one son identified in the IGI as:

  1. Mowry Prentice, b. 26 Nov 1817 at Mendon. Mowry Prentice is shown by the IGI as marrying Laura Knap on 25 Jan 1844 at Douglas, Worcester, MA. They appear in the 1880 Douglas, Worcester Co., MA census with a daughter:
    1. Augusta B. Prentice, b. c. 1847, MA.
    2. (maybe) Frank E. Prentice, b. c. 1849, MA. He appears in the 1880 Auburn, Worcester Co., MA census with his wife, Mary G., b. c. 1855, PA, and daughter:
      1. Helena L. Prentice, b. c. 1879, MA.

George and Fanny may also be the parents of:

  1. Olive Prentice who m. Henry B. Albee on 14 Jun 1829 at Mendon.
  2. Hannah Prentice who m. Joseph Chesley 12 Dec 1829 at Mendon.
  3. Pamelia Prentice who m. Amasa Bowen on 27 May 1832 at Mendon.
  4. Perley Prentice who m. Susan E. Ballou on 1 Jun 1835 at Mendon. He does not appear in the 1880 census.
  5. Joseph S. Prentice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

2. Joseph S. Prentice, b. c. 1810-16. He m. Sally S. Hull on 31 Dec 1835 at Mendon, Worcester, MA. He may, or may not, be the Joseph Prentice shown in our Spring 2002 article about Joseph Prentice of Adams, MA .

Who are George Prentice's Parents?

Who are George Prentice's Parents? We do not yet know, but we do have some clues. George may related to:

  • Samuel Prentice who m. Mirriam Southwick 14 Sep 1790 at Mendon.
  • Roena Prentice who m. Josiah Trask on 19 Mar 1809 at Mendon.
  • Peleg Prentice who m. Esther Young 1 Jan 1811 at Mendon.
  • Nabby Prentice who married Aaron Arnold on 28 May 1822 at Mendon.

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