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Daniel Prentice (abt. 1741 - abt. 1805)

Daniel Prentice
Born about [location unknown]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Madison County, Kentuckymap
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Daniel Prentice was a US Southern Colonist.
This profile is part of the Prentice Name Study.
Daniel Prentice may have been born in VA or TN. He married Isabel Wesley abt 1765 in VA. Six children have been identified, some still need verification.
Lucretia Martha Prentice Carpenter[1]
Zachariah Prentice
John Prentice
Hannah Prentice West
William Prentice
Daniel Prentice[2]
Mary Polly Prentice Walker
Only Daniel[2] can be confirmed as a child of this couple through primary sources. Lucretia[1] is included through a recorded marriage bond and the others through oral tradition.
Daniel Prentice was born about 1740 in Virginia (or Tennessee) and lived in Virginia most of his life. There are few documents recording his life, but the those which do exist give the name of his wife and several children. Around 1790 Daniel moved to the area of Virginia which became modern Kentucky. His death was not recorded but is believed to have occurred about 1805.

Confusion with Daniel Prentis

There are two men living in Virginia during Colonial times named Daniel Prentis/Prentice. Thankfully the men spell the surname differently, one P R E N T I S, the other P R E N T I C E. Many researchers are keen to connect this Daniel Prentice with Daniel Prentis son of William Prentis storekeeper of Williamsburg, whose issue distinguished themselves as statesmen during Colonial, Revolutionary War, and early United States events. However, there does not seem to be any close relationship between the families. Also, Daniel Prentis lives in the coastal areas of Virginia, specifically Williamsburg City and Warwick County; whereas this Daniel Prentice lives in the mountain inland areas of Augusta and Botetourt Counties. See Daniel Prentis.


31 Oct 1764, Augusta, Co. VA, Daniel Prentice on bond payable to Zebulon Harrison[3]
18 Nov 1767 John Harrison's estate settlement. Cash paid...[4]
Mention, Detail Needed[5]
Botetourt Co. Va., 22 May 1770 where he had a survey done on 93 acres of land on the south side of James River on Potts Creek. [6]
Tithable List 17 John May List of Tithables Botetourt 1771, page 39, Daniel Prentice 1[7]
Tithable List 19 The list of Tithables on Jackson's River including the Cow pasture and Down James River as Low as James Laurences. Taken According to order Court by John Robinson, June 10th 1772. Daniel Prentice 1[7]
Tithable List 39, page 43, Prentice Daniel 1[7]
Tithable List 51, page 61, Prentes Donel 1[7]
Tithable List 56, A List of Tythables on Craig's Creek, Pot's Creek, Sinking & John's Creeks, taken by Ad. Smyth 1775, Dan Prentis 1[7]
Tithable List 66 Richard Hays Lis of Tithables for y year of 1776, Prenticce Daniel 1[7]
Tithable List 88 A List of the Land The within Return by us this 28th May 1782 of the Value of the Several Botetourt County in pursuance to the present tax Law. Daneil Prentice 170 20[7]
1785 Enumeration of Botetourt County, VA - Estill's Dist Daniel Prentice: 8 persons, 2 dwellings, 1 out building [8]
13 July 1790 William Porter's estate[9]
1791, according to a Botetourt Co., Va. Deed (book 4, page 371), Daniel and Isabel sold their land to Samuel Dew. The sold land is described as on Potts Creek, near Carpenter's line, 170 acres, except for small parcel within the bounds, granted to members of Methodist Episcopal Church for a building and grave yard.[6]

Research Notes

A possible ancestor of this Daniel Prentice is Valentine Prentice of Westmoreland County, Virginia. He arrived in 1654 and is recorded as witness to a deed in 1668.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018), Solomon Carpenter and Lucrecia Prentice, 01 Sep 1783; citing Botetourt, Virginia, reference pg 20; FHL microfilm 30,734.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1963, Kentucky Birth, Marriage and Death Records – Microfilm (1852-1910). Microfilm rolls #994027-994058. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Prentice, Daniel
  3. Chalkley, Lyman 1966 (1912) Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Vol. 1. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., Judgments August 1770
  4. Chalkley, Lyman 1966 (1912) Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Vol. 3. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., Prentice, Danl. Pg 59
  5. Summers, Lewis Preston,. Annals of southwest Virginia, 1769-1800. Abingdon, Va.: L.P. Summers, 1929.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Genealogy of some of the descendants of Thomas Dew : colonial Virginia pioneer immigrant, together with genealogical records an Author;, 2005, Provo, UT
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 Treacy, K. W. (2014). Botetourt County, Virginia lists of tithables, 1770-1782. Athens, GA: New Papyrus Company. Index - Prentice, Daniel, 17, 19, 43, 61, 71, 84, 99, 117
  8. Burton, Charles T.. Botetourt County, Va., 1785 enumeration. Troutville, Va.: Burton?, 1972.
  9. Chilton, Ann, Botetourt Co., VA, Will Book A, 1770-1801, pg 284
FamilySearch: Daniel Prentice L213-W63
Find A Grave: Memorial #148596030

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