Abraham Prescott

20 May 1717–26 June 1789 (Age 72)
Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, British Colonial America

The Life of Abraham

When Abraham Prescott was born on 20 May 1717, in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, British Colonial America, his father, John Prescott, was 35 and his mother, Abigail Marston, was 38. He married Sarah Clifford on 2 July 1741, in Kensington, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 26 June 1789, in Kensington, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Prescott
1717–1789
Sarah Clifford
1721–1779
Marriage: 2 July 1741
Abigail Prescott
1742–1790
Anne Prescott +
1744–1808
Samuel Prescott
1746–1790
Abraham Prescott Jr.
1748–1815
Simon Prescott
1750–1817
Stephen Prescott
1752–1804
Joseph Prescott
1755–1825
Jesse Prescott
1757–1833
David Prescott
1759–1825
Chase Prescott
1761–1825
Benjamin Prescott
1763–1848
Sarah Prescott
1766–1832

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 July 1741
Kensington, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
children

(12)

    Female1742–1790Female

    Anne Prescott +

    Female1744–1808Female

    Samuel Prescott

    Male1746–1790Male

    Male1748–1815Male

    Simon Prescott

    Male1750–1817Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (2)

1776

Age 59

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 59

New Hampshire is 9th state.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places so called, in southwestern Lancashire (now Merseyside), Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, and Devon, all of which are named from Old English prēost ‘priest’ + cot ‘cottage’, ‘dwelling’. The surname is most common in Lancashire, and so it seems likely that the first of these places is the most frequent source. It is also present in Ireland, being recorded there first in the 15th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Abraham Prescott 1717 from Prescott Memorial

Had 12 children, 8 sons and 4 daughters. Signed the New Hampshire Association test of 1776, showing his support of the Declaration of Independence.

Sources (3)

  • Abraham Prescott in entry for Abigail Prescott, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Abraham Prescott in entry for Sarah Prescott, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Abraham Prescott in entry for Jesse Prescott, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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