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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Family Time Line

Henry Flagg French
1813–1885
Pamela Mellen Prentiss
1821–1895
Marriage: 13 September 1859
unknown French
1860–1860

Spouse and Children

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

(1)

    unknown French

    Male1860–1860Male

Parents and Siblings

    Male1778–1873Male

    Dianatha Aldrich

    Female1782–1856Female

siblings

(8)

    Diantha Prentiss

    Female1803–1843Female

    Corrina Aldrich Prentiss

    Female1805–Female

    John William Prentiss

    Male1806–1863Male

    Pamela Mellen Prentiss

    Female1807–1820Female

    George Aldrich Prentiss

    Male1809–1868Male

+3 More Children

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. 
1846

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.

Possible Related Names

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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