James Prescott

5 May 1858–3 January 1944 (Age 85)
Liskeard, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Prescott was born on 5 May 1858, in Liskeard, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Prescott, was 30 and his mother, Mary Gunn, was 28. He married Bathsheba Ezelphia Cheney on 7 November 1883, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Fremont, Idaho, United States in 1910 and Ririe, Jefferson, Idaho, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 January 1944, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Ririe, Jefferson, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Prescott
Bathsheba Ezelphia Cheney
Marriage: 7 November 1883
Lucy May Prescott
Elizabeth Rae Priscott
Ila Bell Priscott
James Wells Priscott
Clara Ann Priscott
Ezelphia Jane Prescott
Melissa Prescott Jacobson
Hyrum Wilford Priscott
Ezekial C. Prescott
William C. Priscott

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 November 1883Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    Historical Boundaries 1865: Called Taylor's Crossing, Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1866: Named changed to Eagle Rock, Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1885: Still Eagle Rock, Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States 1891: Renamed Idaho Falls, Bingham, Idaho, United States 1911: Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States
    Age 11
    Age 24
    Historical Boundaries 1882: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1885: Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bingham, Idaho, United States 1893: Fremont, Idaho, United States 1913: Jefferson, Idaho, United States

    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

    Hyrum Wilford Priscott Writes of His Father James Priscott

    ". . . cattle man, farmer and a horse trainer whom turned down an offer 2 be a horse thief or a cattle rusller. who also was priveleged and religious enough to be ordained a High Priest before 11 Dece …

    Sources (37)

    • James Prescott in household of Mary Prescott, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Jas. Prescott in entry for William Washington Green and Ezelphia Jane Cheney, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • James Pricott, "United States Census, 1910"

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