Solomon Prentice II was born 7 June 1674 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts to Solomon Prentice (1646-1719) and died 25 June 1758 Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Lydia Chapin (1677-1758) 1695 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

His father, Solomon I, was a husbandman and brickmaker. In 1672 he bought a house and land on the westerly side of the Common, on which estate near the close of his life he erected a new house, supposed to be the same not long ago occupied by Misses Betsey and lVrsis Bates. He d. 24 July 1719, a. nearly 73; his w. Hepzibah d. 5 Jan. 1741-2, a. 88.

According to the Town Records, Thomas, s. of Solomon and Elizabeth, was b. 7 June 1674, and the birth of Solomon is not recorded. I am confident that Thomas is a mistake for Solomon. Solomon was 84 years old at his death in 1758, as inscribed on his gravestone, corresponding with his birth in 1674; and the age of Thomas, at his death 7 Dec. 1709, is inscribed on his gravestone with much minuteness, as 33 years 3 months and 12 days, answering to his birth at the date assumed by me, 25 Aug. 1676. Moreover, there is no evidence that Solomon was the son of the 2d w. Hepzibah: but it is certain, from the recorded settlement of Hepzibah's estate, that Thomas was her son.


Offspring of Solomon Prentice II and Lydia Chapin (1677-1758)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Ruth Prentice (1700-1776)
Lydia Prentice (1702-1792) 8 March 1702 Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States April 1792 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States John Cooper (1693-1723) John Cooper (1693-1723) Thomas Kidder (1698-1791)
Samuel Prentice (1705-1749)
Solomon Prentice (1705-1773)
Joanna Prentice (1709-1772)
Ebenezer Prentice (1712-1790)
Sarah Prentice (1713-)
Daniel Prentice (1715-)
Stephen Prentice (1717-)



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Location: Cambridge Old Burying Ground, Middlesex County, Massachusetts

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