Elihu Prentice

20 July 1712–21 January 1773 (Age 60)
Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Elihu

When Elihu Prentice was born on 20 July 1712, in Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Joseph Prentice, was 36 and his mother, Hannah Chesebrough, was 40. He married Abigail Jameson on 8 November 1738. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 21 January 1773, in his hometown, at the age of 60, and was buried in New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elihu Prentice
1712–1773
Abigail Jameson
1710–
Marriage: 8 November 1738
William Prentice
1739–1758
Jamison Prentice
1741–
Elihu Prentice
1743–1758
Nathaniel Prentice
1745–1817
Abigail Prentice
1747–1748
Col Samuel Prentice
1749–1815

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Name Meaning

Scottish and English: from a reduced form of Middle English, Old French aprentis ‘apprentice’ (from Old French aprendre ‘to learn’, ‘to understand’, Latin appre(he)ndere ‘to understand, grasp’), denoting someone learning a craft or trade, but probably originating as a nickname in the case of the surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Prentiss
Prentis

Sources (23)

  • Elihu Prentice in entry for Abigail Prentice, "Connecticut, Births and Baptisms, 1639-1941"
  • Elihu Prentice in entry for Jemison Prentice, "Connecticut, Births and Baptisms, 1639-1941"
  • Elihu Prentice in entry for William Prentice, "Connecticut, Births and Baptisms, 1639-1941"

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