Oliver Prentice (1746 - 1804)

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Birthplace: Stonington, New London, CT, USA
Death: Died in Liverpool, Queens, NS, Canada
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About Oliver Prentice

James Prentice and Oliver Prentice are listed among the original Horton, NS, grantees in 1760-61.

Oliver Prentice also had a sister named Dorcas who was born 6 Dec 1751 in Stonington, New London, CT.

There are no other known siblings.

The Kings Co., NS, Census, 1786-1861 lists:

1791 Oliver Prentice as a farmer in Horton Township.

1791 Dorcas Prentice as a farmer in Horton Township. [ seems an odd listing for a woman]

1795 Oliver Prentice in Cornwallis Township.

1799 Oliver Prentice in Cornwallis Township.

He resided in Stonington, CT, and Horton, Kings, NS, between 1760 and 1770.

Horton was founded by individuals from CT, in particular, Preston, Windham, Mountville, Colchester and Stonington.

Esther Clark Wright lists him in Horton in 1761.

James Prentice is also listed in Horton Township, Kings, NS.

Oliver and James Prentice are listed in the 1765 Horton tax assessment. No other Prentices are listed there.

Oliver is listed in Horton, NS, in 1770 with no wife or children.

Oliver is listed in Cornwallis, Kings, NS, in 1799.

Oliver is listed in Liverpool, Queens, NS, after 1800.

The Diary of Simeon Perkins contains references to the family.

He had a schooner and owned several other ships including the Brig Lily.

There are many references in the Kings County deed book to Oliver and to Oliver, et ux. Most of the deeds

are to "Dorcas Prentice". This Dorcas Prentice was probably his sister. There are also references to his brother James Prentice in the deed books.

The deed books indicate that the Prentice family owned property in Horton, Grand Pre Dyke, and Long Island.

All of these areas are within a 10 mile range of Horton ( today now called Kentville).

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Oliver Prentice's Timeline

1746
September 8, 1746
Stonington, New London, CT, USA
1775
September 4, 1775
Age 28
Horton, Kings, NS, Canada
1776
May 24, 1776
Age 29
Horton, Kings, NS, Canada
1779
February 8, 1779
Age 32
Horton, Kings, NS, Canada
1781
June 5, 1781
Age 34
Horton, Kings, NS, Canada
1783
December 15, 1783
Age 37
Horton, Kings, NS, Canada
1785
1785
Age 38
Horton, Kings, NS, Canada
1787
1787
Age 40
1799
1799
Age 52
Prob. Cornwalis, Queens, NS, Canada
1800
1800
Age 53
Liverpool, Queens, NS, Canada