Tag Archive: Samuel Prescott

Aug 17

52 Ancestors, Week #28: Samuel Potter Prescott

Samuel Potter Prescott was one of my third great grandfathers and I know little about his life style. He would have been a young boy when shots were fired in Lexington and Concord at the beginning of the Revolutionary War. Samuel’s uncle and perhaps namesake, Dr. Samuel Prescott rode with Paul Revere and William Dawes on their way to Concord to warn the colonists that the British were coming.

Samuel Potter Prescott. Born 19 March 1769, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of John Prescott and Grace Potter;[1] married Elizabeth Brown, 7 June 1798;[2]  died in Concord, on 2 September 1820;[3] buried in Concord at the South Burying Ground.[4]

Elizabeth was born in Concord, 28 February 1779, daughter of Lieutenant Samuel and Elizabeth (Brown) Brown;[5] died on 6 April 1863 in Ipswich, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire;[6] and was buried there in Central Cemetery.[7]

Following Samuel’s death Elizabeth married, second, Asa Raymond. She married, third, Rev. David Goddard on 30 June 1846 in New Ipswich.[8] Rev. Goddard died 4 July 1854.[9]

They had the following seven children, all born in Concord:[10]

i.      Nathan Prescott. Born on 29 November 1798;[11] and married, 15 February 1825, Catherine Kendall.

Catherine, daughter of Asa Kendall, was born in April 1801.

ii.      Lucy Brown Prescott. Born on 31 March 1801;[12]  married Joseph C. Green, 14 March 1820; died in Turner, Androscoggin County, Maine, 29 September 1877; and was buried in North Turner Cemetery.[13]

Mr. Green was born 28 February 1799, and died 9 January 1844 in Turner, Maine.

iii.      Sophronia Prescott. Born on 11 December 1802; [14] married, 13 April 1826, Hermon Brown; died in Boxborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, on 21 April 1894;[15] and was buried in Central Cemetery in New Ipswich.[16]  Hermon and Sophronia had nine children.

For additional information on Hermon Brown please see 52 Ancestors, week 10 at http://www.musingsbylinda.com/MyFamily/?p=690).

iv.      Almira Prescott. Born on 26 September 1805;[17] married, 3 June 1830, Stephen Farrer.12 Steven was born 24 May 1802.13

v.      Elizabeth Prescott. Born on 15 January 1808;[18] and married, 5 May 1831  Edmund Brown.

Edmund, son of Josiah Brown & Milicent Wright,[19]  was born 18 July 1805 in Whitingham, Windham County, Vermont and died in Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont, on 11 October 1866.[20]

vi.      Sarah Prescott. Born on 25 February 1810; [21] married, 13 March 1834, Abner Marion; [22]   and died 18 July 1863.

Abner was born on 18 December 1809 and died 2 January 1858.[23]

vii.      Humphrey Prescott. Born on 26 February 1814;[24] married, first, Martha Marion, daughter of John Cutler Marion on 29 November 1838;[25] died in 10 August 1892, in Carlisle, Middlesex County, Massachusetts;[26] and was buried in the Green Cemetery in Carlisle.[27]

Martha died on 11 Jul 1849.[28] In 1850 Humphrey married, second, Mary Taylor, daughter of Abel and Sarrah Taylor.[29]

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Notes

[1] Concord, Massachusetts, Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 1891 Reprint (Boston: New England Historic and Genealogical Society, 1986), 244 (hereinafter cited as Concord Births, Marriages and Deaths.) He is called Potter Prescott in the birth register; and William Prescott, The Prescott Memorial: Or a Genealogical Memoir of the Prescott Families in America (Boston: Henry W. Dutton & Son, 1870), 88 (hereinafter cited as Prescott, The Prescott Memorial).

[2] Concord Births, Marriages and Deaths, 362; The Prescott Memorial, 88.

[3] Concord Births, Marriages and Deaths, 338; and The Prescott Memorial, 88.

[4] Tombstone of Mr. Samuel P. Prescott, South Burial Ground, Concord, Massachusetts, viewed August 1979 by Linda Lorusso (now Linda Geiger).

[5] Concord Births, Marriages and Deaths, 247.

[6] Potter, Charles Edward, editor, Genealogies of Some Old Families of Concord, Mass. and Their Descendants in Part to the Present Generation, Boston: Alfred Mudge & Son, Printers, 1887, 64 (hereinafter cited as Potter, Some Old Families of Concord); and New Ipswich Cemetery Records, page 109; Family History Center microfilm # 0015568 item 4.

[7] New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord, New Hampshire, Cemetery Inscriptions, Ipswich, New Hampshire, Family History Library microfilm 15,568, item 4, 109.

[8] “New Ipswich, New Hampshire, Vital Records,” New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, n.p.: Typescript, n.d., Family History Library microfilm 0,015,568, 94.

[9] New Ipswich Cemetery Records, page 109; Family History Center microfilm # 0015568 item 4.

[10] William Prescott, The Prescott Memorial: Or a Genealogical Memoir of the Prescott Families in America (Boston: Henry W. Dutton & Son, 1870), 120. Hereinafter cited as Prescott, The Prescott Memorial.

[11] Concord Births, Marriages and Deaths, 271.

[12] Concord Births, Marriages and Deaths, 275.

[13] Memorial for Lucy Brown Prescott Green, created by “slambowes” 23 June 2013, FindAGrave.com, viewed 14 July 2014.

[14] Concord Births, Marriages and Deaths, 277.

[15] Certificate of Death of Sophronia Brown, # 93766, filed 31 December 1894, Boxborough, Massachusetts.

[16] Tombstone of Hermon Brown and his wife Sophronia, viewed at Central Cemetery in New Ipswich, New Hampshire, August 1979 by Linda Lorusso (now Linda Geiger).

[17] Concord Births, Marriages and Deaths, 281.

[18] Concord Births, Marriages and Deaths, 284.

[19] Charles Henry Chandler, The History of New Ipswich, New Hampshire, 1735-1914 with Genealogical Records of the Principal Families (Fitchburg, Massachusetts: Sentinel Printing Company, 1914), 271. Hereinafter cited as Chandler, History of New Ipswich.

[20] The Prescott Memorial, 120.

[21] Concord Births, Marriages and Deaths, 286.

[22] The Prescott Memorial, 120.

[23] The Prescott Memorial, 120.

[24] Concord Births, Marriages and Deaths, 290.

[25] The Prescott Memorial, 120.

[26] Massachusetts Vital Records 1841–1910, Volume 428:171; viewed on AmericanAncestor.org, July 14, 2014; and The Prescott Memorial, 120.

[27] Tombstone of Humphrey Prescott as created by Crystal, 7 October 2012, FindAGrave.com, viewed July 14, 2014.

[28] The Prescott Memorial, 120.

[29] Massachusetts Vital Records 1841–1910, Volume 46: 46; viewed on AmericanAncestor.org, July 14, 2014; and The Prescott Memorial, 120.

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Nov 27

Scrapbooking Sunday: Brown Family Heirloom

The note found in one of the drawers within this desk reads:

The living know that they must die,
But all the dust forgotten lie;
Their memory and their sense is gone,
Alike unknowing and unknown.
Then what my thought Design to do,
My hands with all your might pursue
Like no Device nor work is found,
_or faille nor hope beneath the ground

For Value received I promise
Alfred H. Brown my Desk at
My decease
Elizabeth Goddard

Alfred H. Brown, born, 14 July 1838, in New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, son of  Hermon Brown and Sophronia Prescott.[1] Sophronia Prescott was born 11 December 1802 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, daughter of Samuel Potter Prescott and Elisabeth Brown.[2]

 

Elisabeth Brown, maternal grandmother of Alfred H. Brown, was born 28 February 1779, in Concord, daughter of Elizabeth Brown and Lieut. Samuel Brown.[3] She married, 1st, Samuel Potter Prescott on 7 June 1798 in Concord;[4] and 2nd. Asa Raymond, and 3rd, Rev. David Goddard, 30 Jun 1846 in New Ipswich.[5]

Alfred H. Brown was my great grandfather.


[1] Death certificate of Alfred H. Brown, Bureau of Vital Statistics, State of New Hampshire, Hazen Road, Concord, New Hampshire; and Charles Henry Chandler, The History of New Ipswich, New Hampshire 1735–1914, with Genealogical Records of the Principal Families (Fitchburg, Massachusetts: Sentinel Printing Company, 1914), 276 (hereinafter cited as History of New Ipswich).

[2] Vital Records of Concord, Massachusetts, Birth, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850 (photocopy of 1891 edition, Boston (hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Concord): New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 1986), 94; and William Prescott, The Prescott Memorial: Or a Genealogical Memoir of the Prescott Families of America (Boston: Henry W. Dutton & Son, 1870), 120 (hereinafter cited as The Prescott Memorial).

[3] Vital Records of Concord, 247; and Charles Edward Potter, Genealogies of Some Old Families of Concord, Mass., and Their Descendants in Part to the Present Generation (Boston: Alfred Mudge & Son, Printers, 1887), 64 (hereinafter cited as Some Old Families of Concord).

[4] Vital Records of Concord, 362; and Some Old Families of Concord, 64.Asa

[5] Town Clerk, Vital Records of New Ipswich, New Hampshire (New Ipswich, New Hampshire: typescript), n.d.), Family History Library microfilm #15,568.

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