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John Holmes Prentiss
Birth: Apr. 17, 1784
Worcester
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jun. 26, 1861
Cooperstown
Otsego County
New York, USA

US Congressman. He was the foreman of the New York Evening Post, when he established the Freemanís Journal in 1808 and served as editor. New York Governor Clinton appointed him a Colonel in the State militia and he served as division inspector on the staff of the commander in chief. He was also Postmaster of Cooperstown, New York, (1833-37). In 1837, he was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses, serving until 1841. Not a candidate for renomination, he resumed his former newspaper pursuits and served as president of the Bank of Cooperstown. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Urilla Shankland Prentiss (1799 - 1890)*
  Catherine Cox Morris Prentiss (1795 - 1818)*
 
 Children:
  Catharine Lucretia Prentiss Dodge (1817 - 1901)*
  Alexander Shankland Prentiss (1829 - 1854)*
  Charlotte Prentiss Browning (1837 - 1935)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lakewood Cemetery
Cooperstown
Otsego County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 14, 2003
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