Dudley Hill Prescott

20 August 1808–December 1865 (Age 57)
Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Dudley Hill

When Dudley Hill Prescott was born on 20 August 1808, in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, his father, John H Prescott, was 43 and his mother, Deborah Hill, was 51. He married Ann Whittier about 1833, in Northfield, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States. He died in December 1865, at the age of 57.

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Dudley Hill Prescott
1808–1865
Ann Whittier
1812–1838
Marriage: about 1833

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1833
Northfield, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (7)

1812

Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 4

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 17

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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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Sources (2)

  • Dudley H. Prescott, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Dudley H. Prescott, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"

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