Prentiss, Fred Leroy
Age: 21, credited to Rockingham, VTVITALS
Birth: 01/22/1841, Alstead, NHADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Maple Side Cemetery, Alstead, NH
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Musicians of the Fourth Vermont Infantry Regimental Band
Prentiss, Frederick "Fred" Leroy - Musician / Drummer. (b. Alstead, New Hampshire, Jan., 1841, son of Thomas Redington & Sophia R. (Thayer) Prentiss of Alstead and Westmoreland, NH). Fred was the only son by his father's second wife Sophia. His parents had two little girls after Fred was born. Both died in infancy. Fred enlisted for the 4th Vt. Regimental Band at Rockingham, Vt. when he was 21 years old, 3 Sept., 1861. He was mustered in at Brattleboro, 2 Sept., 1861. He mustered out with the rest of the band, 9 Aug., 1862. After the war, he moved back to Westmoreland, and worked with his father in paper manufacturing. His father came from Langdon, NH to Alstead about 1834. He and Fred built a paper mill upon the site of one that had been destroyed by fire in 1868. The second mill in "Paper Mill Village" burned to the ground in 1881. Fred m. - Gracia A. _____ (b. NH, 1846). (Children: Mary Susan Prentiss (b. Alstead, 1 May, 1865 … d. 12 Oct., 1865) and Harry Elmore Prentiss (b. Alstead, NH, 16 Aug., 1866). By 1871, Gracia his first wife had died. Fred had inherited the paper manufactory in Alstead by the 1880 census. His father also had died and his mother Sophia (age 62) was living with him. Fred had m. 2nd, 1872, Ellen "Nellie Maria Clark (b. Easthampton, Mass., 10 April, 1853, dau. of Stillman Dexter & Lucy Ann (Paul) Clark). They had another daughter, Alice E. Prentiss (b. Alstead, 24 Oct., 1873). Fred served as the town clerk of Alstead in 1885. On 20 Feb., 1904, Fred applied for a invalid pension (App #1309089, Cert. #1079234). He d. in Alstead, NH, Jan., 1910. His widow Nellie applied for a widow's pension on his service, 8 Aug., 1910 (App# 947,024; Cert. 709332).
(researched by Linda M. Welch, March, 2008)