Lt James Prentice

23 July 1746–20 May 1837 (Age 90)
Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of James

When Lt James Prentice was born on 23 July 1746, in Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Samuel Prentice, was 24 and his mother, Phoebe Rist, was 28. He married Sarah Draper on 21 December 1770, in Northbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 20 May 1837, in Spencer, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Old Spencer Cemetery, Spencer, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Lt James Prentice
Sarah Draper
Marriage: 21 December 1770
Calvin Prentice
Luther Prentice
Dorcas Prentice
Luke Prentice
Levi Prentice
Nahum Prentice
Sarah Prentice
Maria D Prentice

Spouse and Children

21 December 1770
Northbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


    Calvin Prentice


    Luther Prentice





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World Events (6)


Age 30

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 30

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 48

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • James Prentice in entry for Mary D. Prentice Martin, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • James Prentice in entry for Luke Prentice, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • James Prentiss in entry for Calvin Prentiss, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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