Pamela Mellen Prentiss

27 October 1821–9 March 1895 (Age 73)
Keene, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Pamela Mellen

When Pamela Mellen Prentiss was born on 27 October 1821, in Keene, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Hon John Prentiss, was 43 and her mother, Dianatha Aldrich, was 39. She married Henry Flagg French on 13 September 1859, in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1865 and Massachusetts, United States in 1870. She died on 9 March 1895, in Concord, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.

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Henry Flagg French
Pamela Mellen Prentiss
Marriage: 13 September 1859
unknown French

Spouse and Children

13 September 1859
Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States


    unknown French


Parents and Siblings


    Dianatha Aldrich




    Diantha Prentiss


    Corrina Aldrich Prentiss


    John William Prentiss


    Pamela Mellen Prentiss


    George Aldrich Prentiss


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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough

Age 12

In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 

Age 25

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant of Prentice .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Pamelia French in household of Henry F French, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Pamela M French in household of Henry F French, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Permela M French in household of Henry F French, "United States Census, 1860"

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