Robert Prentiss (1791-1847)

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Robert Prentiss (1791-1847) Early Settler of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. (Future Cleveland)

Vital Statistics Edit

  • 1791 : Birth in Francestown, Hillsboro Co, New Hampshire

Biography Edit

Presillia's sister, Anna Warren, will marry Robert's younger brother Samuel Morrison Prentiss. Family settled amongst Campbellite Quakers that lived in Cuyahoga Co (just southeast of Cleveland OH).

Children of Robert Prentiss and Prescilla Warren Edit

  1. Warren Prentiss (1816-1821) b. Warrensville, OH - Died Young
  2. Sophronia Prentiss (1817-1846) - b. 29-Mar-1817 in Virginia (see 1880 Census listing of daughter), m. John Henderson Reid 24-Dec=1837 in Far West MO, d. Portland IA in 1846. 
  3. Almira Prentiss (1820-1847) b. Warrensville, OH / d. Portland IA / m. 24-Dec-1846 to John Henderson Reid after death of her older sister, Sophronia. No children. Listed at charter member of the Nauvoo Relief Society (16 Mar 1844).
  4. Alphonso Prentiss (1822-1863) - M. Sarah Weldon (a widow) 10 Jan 1854 at MCP Church, Jackson MO. Then reportedly moved to Kansas where he died leaving behind wife and one son.
  5. Mary Louvica Prentiss (1824-1905) - m Isaac Robbins at Rock Island, IL in 1849 and had lots of children.
  6. Alonzo Robert Prentiss (1825-1893) - 1850 US Census - mining gold in El Dorado CA, American River. 1880 US Census moved to Idaho with niece (Almira Jane Reid (1840 1912)). m. Christina Ream and had two children and she later married Henry Ebbons.
  7. Moses Warren Prentiss (1827-1865) - b. Warrensville, OH, and who died in a tragic Steam Engine Accident at Corydon, Wayne Co, Iowa.
  8. Margaret Warren Prentiss (1830-1886) - m. Benoni Freel and had many children. -Genealogy Mistake: - Many records have linked Benoni to his grandfather, James, instead of his Father, Charles.

References Edit

  • Family Ancestry Page
  • Robert Prentiss in Warrensville
  • Prentiss Family Genealogy - History and Genealogy of Prentiss Family publ 1888 pg 368-373 : Google Books online - of New Hampshire - originally the James Hogg family changed their name to Prentiss in 1803.
  • 1830 Ohio Census : Robert Prentiss is listed in the 1830 Ohio Census living near Chagrin, OH.
  • Warenne Family Ancestry -

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