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Seargent Smith Prentiss[1]

Male 1808 - 1850  (41 years)


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  • Name Seargent Smith Prentiss 
    • US Congressman. A native of Maine and graduate of Bowdoin College, Prentiss studied law in Maine and Ohio before settling in Mississippi in the late 1820s. Living first in Natchez and later in Vicksburg, he served in the Mississippi Legislature from 1836 until 1837. Contesting the election of John F.H. Claiborne to the U.S. House of Representatives, he was elected to the contested Congressional seat and served from May 1838 until March 1839. After an unsuccessful run for the US Senate in 1840, Prentiss resumed practicing law in Mississippi.

      Bio by: NatalieMaynor
    Born 30 Sep 1808  Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Jul 1850  Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Sargent Cemetery, Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I106980  tree1
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2018 

    Father William Prentiss,   b. EITHER 11 Oct 1778 OR 11 Oct 1782,   d. 23 Feb 1826, Gorham, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Mother Abigail Lewis,   b. 12 Jan 1782, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Aug 1865, Newark, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married EITHER 11 Dec 1804 OR 12 Dec 1804  Gorham, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F3836  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Jane Williams,   b. 5 Jan 1824, Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1891, Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 3 Mar 1842  [1
    Children 
     1. Jane Percy Prentiss,   b. 14 Apr 1843, Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1902, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. George Lewis Prentiss,   b. 22 Sep 1844, Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1862, Tullahoma, Coffee County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
    +3. Seargent Smith Prentiss,   b. 5 Jan 1847, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1907, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F3840  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S192] Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy Yarmouth Branch, Totten, John R., (New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York, 1910), p. 290.

    2. [S288] Find A Grave, (Web).
      MEMORIAL ID 25081134

    3. [S192] Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy Yarmouth Branch, Totten, John R., (New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York, 1910), p. 289.