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Prentice (Wampanoag Indian)

Birthplace: Of Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island
Death: Died in Stonington, New London, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Daughter of King Philip and Queen Wootonekouske
Wife of Joseph Stanton
Mother of Thomas Stanton; Daniel Stanton, Captain and Samuel Stanton

Managed by: Judith "Judi" Elaine (McKee) Bur...
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About Prentice (Wampanoag Indian)

1. "Miss" Prentice is believed to be a grand daughter of Massasoit, the W ampanoag Indian sachem who furnished five deer to the first Thanksgivi ng in Plymouth Colony in 1621. She is also believed to be a daughter of M etacom (King Philip) and sister of the mother of Mary (Starkweather) Stant on, Anne.

2. "Miss" Prentice was admitted to the Road Church in March, 1683. Long held family tradition believes she was held captive by the Indian fighter Captain Thomas Prentice and finally given her freedom with the Prentice surname. There were no laws against intermarriage although it was discouraged. Englishmen were forbidden to take up the Indian culture of their wives. Punishment included three years in a house of correction. In this case and the case of Anne, mother of Mary (Starkweather) Stanton, where descendants of King Philip married into the Stanton family, the women joined the Road Church and adopted the white man's culture.

The records of the Stonington Church list the admission of the spouse of Joseph Stanton, March 16, 1683. This must have been a third wife. She seems to have died childless. But Thomas had three children after 169 0, and both Dr. Savage and Hon. John D. Baldwin think the children were issue by a wife named ___ Prentice. Baldwin "conjectures" "Miss Prentice" was a fourth wife. Savage thinks she was the third wife. We record the three children from ____ Prentice, grand daughter of Massasoit.

source: Larry Chesebro

A Wampanoag Indian, she was probably the "servant girl" of Capt. Thomas PRENTICE. We believe that Capt. Thomas took the Indian girl during the King Philip War and raised her. The case of the Indian girl is largely bases on conjecture. The tradition of her existence has now been carried forward for over three centuries.

Thomas Prentice (TMG 689) met with great success in the Indian wars of the late 1600's, including the King Philip's War in 1675-1676,immortalized in The Last of the Mohicans, and received several sizable

land grants as a result. He distributed these to his descendants during his lifetime.

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Prentice (Wampanoag Indian)'s Timeline

Of Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island
February 5, 1691
Age 19
Westerly, Kings (now Washington Co.), RI, USA
April 2, 1694
Age 22
Westerly, Kings (now Washington Co.), RI, USA
July 17, 1698
Age 26
Stonington, New London, Connecticut
March 12, 1704
Age 32
Stonington, New London, Connecticut
October 17, 1954
Age 32
October 20, 1954
Age 32