Abraham Prescott

Male20 May 1717–26 January 1789

Brief Life History 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 January 1789, in Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Prescott
Sarah Clifford
Marriage: 2 July 1741
Abigail Prescott
Anne Prescott
Samuel Prescott
Abraham Prescott Jr.
Simon Prescott
Stephen Prescott
Joseph Prescott
Jesse Prescott
David Prescott
Chase Prescott
Benjamin Prescott
Sarah Prescott

Sources (25)

  • Abraham Prescott in entry for Abigail Prescott, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Abraham Prescott, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 July 1741Kensington, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
  • Children (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (2)


    Age 59

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


    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.

    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.

    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.

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