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 January 1789, in Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 71.
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.
History: John Prescott of Standish, Lancaster, England, arrived in NewEngland in 1640 and in 1643 was one of the first settlers ofLancaster, MA. His descendants include several prominent Americans ofthe revolutionary war, including Samuel Prescott, born in Concord, MA,in 1751, whose fame lies in completing the midnight ride of warning in1775 after Paul Revere was captured.
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Had 12 children, 8 sons and 4 daughters. Signed the New Hampshire Association test of 1776, showing his support of the Declaration of Independence.
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