Ramson Prentice

New York, United States

The Life of Ramson

When Ramson Prentice was born in 1829, in New York, United States, his father, Ozias Grant Prentice, was 42 and his mother, Laura Griswold, was 38. He lived in Sanford, Broome, New York, United States for about 30 years.

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Ozias Grant Prentice
Laura Griswold
Virgil Barzella Prentice
Esther Prentice
Samuel Prentice
Abraham Prentice
Roxana Prentice
Emeline P. Prentice
Ramson Prentice
Laura Prentice

Parents and Siblings

    Ozias Grant Prentice





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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 1

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 34

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Ransom L Prentice in household of Samuel G Prentice, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ransom L Prentice in household of Saml G Prentice, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ransom L Prentice in household of Ozias G Prentice, "United States Census, 1850"

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