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Joshua Prentiss (Prentice)

Birthplace: Holliston, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Reverend Joshua Prentice and Mary Prentice
Husband of Grace Bubier
Father of Abigail BIGELOW Lewis

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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


  1. 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
  2. DAR Ancestor #: A092697


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Joshua Prentiss's Timeline

September 9, 1744
Holliston, Massachusetts
March 12, 1776
Age 31
June 22, 1837
Age 92
Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts