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Jared Prentiss of Canandaigua, NY

Jared Prentiss of Canandaigua, Ontario Co., NY
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 1999 and Revised 22 Dec 2010

Update of 22 Dec 2010: Jared Prentice is #25 in our Stephen3 Prentice eBook. That eBook now replaces this article.

1. Jared Prentiss was b. 1769 and d. 9 Dec 1834, age 65 years. Bur.in Prentiss Cem., Otsego Co., NY. He is mentioned in the "Genealogical Records of Descendants of John and Anthony Emery". He was an architect and builder.

Jared m. Betsey. By email of 24 Jul 2002, Sandy Canterbury advises that the Canandaigua 1850 census shows Betsey Prentiss, age 75 (b. c. 1775), living with Caroline Emery, Charles E. Emery, Henry H. Emery and Minerva Emery who is probably her married daughter.

Jared and Betsy had 1 or more children, including:

  1. (perhaps) Sarah Prentiss, b. 19 Sep 1794 and d. 26 Feb 1896. Bur. in the Prentiss Cem., Otsego Co., NY. She is bur. as "Sarah Prentiss White." She apparently m. Daniel M. White and had:
    1. John White. Died young.
    2. Emeline White. Died young.

  2. (perhaps) Betsey Prentiss, b. 1797 and d. 10 Sep 1871, age 74 years. She is also bur. in the Prentiss Cem., Otsego Co. NY.

  3. Minerva Prentiss, born Sep 1811. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

It is presently unclear whether Jered had a 2nd wife. Bur. with Jared in the Prentiss Cem. is Mary Prentiss, b. 1768 and d. 6 Jul 1842, age 74, called "Wife of Jared Prentiss."

2. Minerva Prentiss, born Sep 1811 and d. 20 Feb 1882 or 20 Mar 1882.

She m. Moses Little Emery on 8 Nov 1836. He was the son of Josiah Emery see Fn. 1 and Susannah Little. An Ancestor Chart for him can be found at Ancestry.com . They had 2 or more children, including (per IGI):

  1. Charles Edward Emery, b. 29 Mar 1838, Aurora, Cayuga Co., NY. . . . . . . . [3]
  2. (perhaps) Caroline Emery (per 1850 census, above)
  3. William Henry Harrison Emery, b. 16 May 1840 (per 1850 census, above)

3. Charles Edward Emery, b. 29 Mar 1838, Aurora, Cayuga Co., NY, and d. 1 Jun 1898, Brooklyn, NY. An Ancestor Chart for him can be found at Ancestry.com . He appears in the 1870 and 1880 census in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, with his wife and family. Not in 1900 or 1910 census.

He m. Susan Symmes Livingston on 6 Aug 1863, Cohocton, NY. She was b. 6 Aug 1835, CT, and d. Mar 1904, Norwood, NJ. An Ancestor Chart for her can be found at Ancestry.com . Children:

  1. Livingston Emery, b. c. 1864, NY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]

Living with Charles family in the 1880 Brooklyn, NY, census were:

  1. Frederick Livingston, nephew, b. c. 1873, NY, whose father was b. in ME and mother in CT.
  2. Ezachary Emery, cousin, b. c. 1847, Penn(?), whose parents were b. in Ireland.

4. Livingston Emery, b. c. 1864, NY, and d. 18 Oct 1928. He appears in the 1870 and 1880 at home in Brooklyn, NY. Not in 1900 census. He appears in the 1910 census in Norwood, Bergan Co., NJ, with his wife and family. Not in 1920 or 1930 census. The following item appeared in the NY Times Archives of 20 Jan 2010:


    July 25, 1893, Wednesday, Page 8, 657 words

    BROOKLYN PERSONALS. -- Much interest has been felt in Brooklyn society over the engagement of Miss Polly Pratt to Livingston Emery. Miss Pratt is the daughter of [New York Supreme Court] Justice [Calvin Edward] Pratt (see below). Mr. [Livingston] Emery comes of an old New-England family. He was graduated from Columbia College in the class of '86.

The following is an excerpt from the New York Times of Wed, 20 Jan 2010 Archives:

    LIVINGSTON EMERY DIES OF PNEUMONIA; Authority on Trade Mark Law, 65 Years Old, Was of Distinguished Ancestry.

    October 18, 1928, Thursday, pg. 29: Livingston Emery, authority on trade mark law and a descendant on his mother's side of William Livingston, Governor of New Jersey during the Revolutionary War, and of Philip Livingston. . .

He m. Polly Clapp Pratt, b. c. 1869, NY, with both parents b. in MA. She is likely be the Polly C. Pratt shown in the 1870 Brooklyn, Kings Co. NY, as b. c. 1868, dau. of Calvin E. Pratt (b. c. 1828, MA) and Susan T. (b. c. 1837, MA). Calvin E. Pratt is probably the Calvin Edward Pratt, b. c. 1827, Shrewsbury, MA, and for whom an Ancestor Chart can be found at Ancestry.com . He may also be the Calvin Edward Pratt, Brig. General (Union volunterrs) who d. in 1896. The following biographical sketch can be found at Virtualology.com:

    PRATT, Calvin Edward, soldier, born in Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, 23 January, 1828. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1852, and practised for several years in Worcester. He was a member of the Cincinnati convention which nominated James Buchanan for president. In 1859 he removed to New York city and practised till 1861, when he raised the 1st regiment of New York volunteers, and commanded it at the first battle of Bull Run. With his regiment he afterward took part in the battles on the peninsula, the second battle of Bull Run, and the battle of Antietam. On 10 September, 1862, he was appointed brigadier-general of volunteers, and he resigned, 25 April, 1863. After the war he held the post of collector of internal revenue in the Brooklyn district, which he resigned to resume his law-practice. In the autumn of 1869 he was elected a judge of the supreme court of the state of New York, and he was re-elected in 1877 for fourteen years. See also Find a Grave for his photograph and headstone.

Children of Livingston and Polly per census, Rob Neill email of 20 Jan 2010 and Books.google.com/books :

  1. Calvine Emery, dau., b. 15 Apr 1895, NY. 1910 at home in Norwood, Bergan Co., NJ. Not in 1920 census.
  2. Charles Edward Emery, b. 8 Apr 1897, NY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5]
  3. Katherine Emery, b. 19 Nov 1902 and d. the following year on 4 Feb 1903.
  4. Albert Livingston Emery, b. 14 Sep 1904 and d. the following year on 9 Feb 1905.
  5. Pauline Emery, b. 25 Apr 1906, NJ. 1910 at home in Norwood, Bergan Co., NJ. Not in 1920 census.

5. Charles Edward Emery, b. 8 Apr 1897, NY, and d. 1957. 1910 at home in Norwood, Bergan Co., NJ. He appears in the 1930 census in Baltimore, MD, as b. c. 1898, NY (with both parents b. in NY) with his wife and family:

He m. Dorothy Gardner Jaynes, b. 1901 and d. 1998 (with father b. in IL and mother in WI), and mother in law, Corina G. Jaynes, b. c. 1770, WI (with both parents b. in NY). Children:

  1. Dorothy G. Emery, b. c. 1925, NJ. 1930 at home in Baltimore, Md.
  2. Margaret Susan Emery, b. c. 1927, NJ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [6]

6. Margaret Susan Emery, b. c. 1927, NJ. 1930 at home in Baltimore, Md. Not in 2009 SSDI and apparently then living.

She m. Ronald Lee Glendinning. He was b. 13 Mar 1924, obtained his SS# in CO, and d. 30 Jul 2004 in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara Co., CA per SSDI. Children of Margaret and Ronald:

  1. Charles Edward Glendinning, b. 1949. He m. Paula Sue Porter, b. 1955. Children:
    1. Andew Porter Glendinning, b. 1975.
    2. Christopher Shirland Glendinning, b. 1979.
    3. Penn Livingston Glendinning, b. 1986.
  2. Robert Emery Glendinning, b. 1952. He m. Barbara Lee Hinson, b. 1954. Children:
    1. Allison Lindsay Glendinning, b. 1981.
    2. Evan Robert Lewis Glendinning, b. 1983.
  3. Dorothy Gardiner Glendinning, b. 1954.
  4. Katherine Livingston Glendinning, b. 1960. She m. John Powers. Children:
    1. John William Livingston Powers, b. 1988.

Who are Jared Prentiss' Parents?

Although only a guess at this point, there may be a clue contained in an earlier article in our PRENTICE NEWSLETTER about Ransom Prentiss which appears in our Summer 1997 issue. Ransom Prentiss was b. c. 1775 and first appeared in the 1810 Canandaigua census. Ransom died 18 Oct 1846 at the age of 71 and is buried in the Remington Cemetery in Canandaigua County.

Since persons of the same surname living in the same town are often related, it might be that Jared and Ransom are brothers and that both have the same parents.

Additionally, a search of Rootsweb.com shows a Jared Prentiss, perhaps b. c. 1750-65, who m. Mary Douglas who was b. c. 1766 and d. c. 1822. Their children:

  1. Mary Elizabeth Prentiss, b. c. 1787
  2. Christopher Prentiss, b. c. 1790.
  3. Ransom Jared Prentiss, b. c. 1792. He had a daughter:
    1. Minerva Prentiss. She m. Mr. Benham.

Fn. 1: Josiah Emery had at least 2 other sons (per IGI):
  1. Josiah Jr. who m. Elizabeth and had Asher and Edward, and Moses, and
  2. John Cutler Emery who m. Mary Herkes in 1840 in Novi, Oakland Co., MI

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