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Janette Atwood, born 1799 in Connecticut

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Re: Janette Atwood, born 1799 in Connecticut

Posted: 1272253921000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Atwood, Prentiss, Russell
Thanks very much!

I've been tracing Prentiss family of Vermont.
I ran across a publication called the "Gazetteer of Washington County Vermont" that reports Jane Atwood Russel, b 1819 in Connecticut as having married Samuel Blake Prentiss 14 April, 1851 in Cleveland, Ward 2, Cuyahoga, Ohio.
They resided there according to the 1860 US Census in the Frederick James Prentiss household. Frederick J. is the brother of Samuel B. Prentiss. S.B. Prentiss is shown as living with F.J. Prentiss in the same census district on the 1950 US Census.

"Jane Atwood" b. 1799 in CT, apparently the mother of Jane Atwood Russell, is also in the F.J. Prentiss household on the 1860 US Census, so I assume that she either separated from or became widow of Warren Russell sometime between 1851 and 1860. I wonder why she chose to be called Jane Atwood as opposed to Jeanette Russell.

The publication, "Third record Book of The National Society of Colonial Dames In The State Of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations" 1908, Snow and Farnham Co., Printers, mentions on page 416 "Ellen the daughter of Judge Samuel Blake Prentiss and Jane Atwood, daughter of Warren Russell and Jeanette Atwood of East Haddam, Connecticut"

I hope that all helps you as much as your information did me.
Thanks again!
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