Several months ago, I heard from a distant relation on my father's side of the family tree who had information about my grandfather's grandmother. I had known that Edwin Prentice had married Ellen Hooker and had 2 sons in the early 1870s, but that was all I knew for certain. Family speculation said that Ellen had died young, and that Edwin took the 2 boys out west. At least one of the boys returned to New York, but Edwin supposedly remarried and only came out to visit once, when he was an old man.
Anyways, like I was saying, this new contact had information about Ellen Hooker. In fact, she had photos, pages from the family bible documenting births, deaths, and marriages, and a lot of work on this side of the family tree. The slide show of images had me crying, to see images of my great-grandfather as a small boy, and my great-great- grandfather as a young man. It also revealed that Edwin and Ellen had had a third child... Jerusha Brill (or Belle, depending on the census) Prentice. Apparently, she was a toddler when her mother died, and was left with her maternal grandparents.
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