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Elizabeth Payson Prentiss
Birth: Oct. 26, 1818
Portland
Cumberland County
Maine, USA
Death: Aug. 13, 1878
Dorset
Bennington County
Vermont, USA

Author. She showed precocious skill as a writer and had her first stories published when she was 16. In 1845 she married George Lewis Prentiss (a well-known preacher and author in his own right) and they settled at New Bedford, Massachusetts. They had six children, two of whom died young. Prior to her marriage she had worked as a teacher at Mr. Persico's school in Richmond, Virginia. Prentiss was best known for her "Little Susy" series of religious children's books, starting with "Little Susy's Six Birthdays" in 1853. Her other books include "The Flower of the Family A Book for Girls" (1856), "Stepping Heavenward" (1859), "Six Little Princesses and what they turned into" (1871) and "Golden Hours: Hymns and Songs of the Christian Life" (1873). Her last work was "Gentleman Jim" (1878), published just a few days after her death at 59. Several of her books were translated into German and French. "The Life and Letters of Elizabeth Prentiss" was written by her husband in 1882.
 (bio by: genienutt) 
 
Burial:
Maple Hill Cemetery
Dorset
Bennington County
Vermont, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 06, 2004
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Elizabeth <i>Payson</i> Prentiss
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