Brick Wall: Daniel Prentice b 1741 Virginia - Who are his parents?

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Daniel Prentice c.1741-c.1805 was born in Virginia and most likely died in Kentucky.  He married Isabel Wesley and had several children.  No marriage record has been found, and the older children associated with him were born when Isabel was 16 or younger so there is most likely an unknown first wife as well.  Many researchers have mistakenly tied Daniel Prentice to William Prentis and Mary (Brooke) Prentis of Colonial Willamsburg fame.  However, the two men were over 250 miles distant and William Prentis' son Daniel is clearly documented living close by to Williamsburg in Warwick county married to Elizabeth Godwin.  If anyone has information for Daniel Prentice prior to 1770 in Augusta or Botetourt Counties in VA or with clues to his parents, the information will be appreciated.  Thank you.
WikiTree profile: Daniel Prentice
in Genealogy Help by Ronald Prentice G2G6 Mach 2 (25.8k points)
edited by Ronald Prentice

A new but more distant Virginia immigrant has emerged as a candidate for ancestor of Daniel Prentice.  A man named Valentine Prentice (Prentice-2042) arrived 1654 in Westmoreland Co., VA.  And deed records seem to indicate that he married, as Blanche Prentice was witness to one of the deeds in 1670.  If anyone has further details of Valentine Prentice in Virginia during that time period, the information would be enthusiastically appreciated!

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I saw your post and I thought I could help, but it did take some doing but I did find it on Family Tree Pages. I hope that this is the one you are looking for.

Joseph Daniel Prentice born 1754 James, Virginia died   18 June  1809 York, Virginia and 1st wife is Margaret Bowdoin b. 1758 died 1801  They had one child together;  Joseph Prentis, Jr  1783 - 1851

2nd wife is Isabella Wesley born 1750 - ?    Children are:  Lucretia Martha Prentice b. 1770 married a Solomon Carpenter 1745-1810

Father of Joseph Daniel Prentice 1754-1809 is William Prentice 1699- 1765 mother is Mary Brooke 1708-1768  and the children are:                John Prentis 1730 -1775;  Sarah Prentis 1740-1829;  William Prentice 1750 - ?;  Daniel Prentice 1750 -1805;  Elizabeth Prentice 1752 -1770;  Joseph Daniel Prentice 1754 - 1809 ;  Joseph L Prentis 1754-1809;  William Prentis 1762 -  Unk.

the father of John Prentice 1673-1685 Buckingham, England is William Prentice (Prentis) 1640-1685 England

the father of William Prentice 1640-1685  is Robert Prentis 1615-1678 England and Margaret 1620- unk England

John Prentice was married to a Sarah Mosier born 1700 -1708 but you can see she was barely 8 years old when she had William Prentice 1699-1765 and besides how could she give birth when she was not born in 1699.   I just thought you would want to know this.  If you need more help then please let me know, I will try to help. Nancy
by Nancy Turney G2G6 Mach 3 (32.2k points)
Thank you Nancy for your efforts finding this information. However, this is not the the Daniel Prentice I am looking for, my person lived inland in Augusta/Botetourt County, Virginia.  Also, the spelling of the last name is different from the coastal family of William and Mary (Brooke) Prentis of Williamsburg City.

Thank you again for the assistance!

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