About Joshua Prentiss
Joshua Prentiss (1744-1837) was pensioned for service, 1775, as lieutenant in Capt. John Merritt's company of militia, Col. John Glover's regiment of infantry. He was born in Holliston; died in Marblehead, Mass. Database: Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, 17 Vols. Volume 12, page 746 Prentiss, Joshua, Marblchead.Lieutenant, Capt. John Merrett's (7th) co., Col. John Glover's (21st) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged April 24, 1775; service, 3 mos. 16 days; company marched to Cambridge; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775].
- By a fire in the woods, his hair was completely burned off. It never grew back. He ordered a $100 wig from England, a present from friends.
- Oldest inhabitant of Marblehead
- Binney, Charles J. F. (Charles James Fox), 1806-1888. The history and genealogy of the Prentice, or Prentiss family, in New England, from 1631 to 1852. Collected by C. J. F. Binney. Boston, The author, 1852
- DAR Ancestor #: A092697