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 Elizabeth <I>Payson</I> Prentiss

Elizabeth Payson Prentiss

Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Death 13 Aug 1878 (aged 59)
Dorset, Bennington County, Vermont, USA
Burial Dorset, Bennington County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 9276146 · View Source
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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.

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