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Subject: [GM-L] HOAR Lancaster and Concord, MA
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 1999 16:45:55 EST
Source: Prescott Memorial
John Prescott/Mary Platts Line, Lancaster, MA
Jonathan Prescott son of John Prescott and his wife,
Mary Platts of Lancaster, MA.
Jonathan Prescott was born at Watertown or Lancaster,
MA about 1643. His lst wife was Dorothy, (surname un-
known). They were married at Lancaster, MA Aug 3, 1670.
She died and he removed to Concord, MA in 1675 and m.(2)
Elizabeth Hoar dau of John Hoar, Esq. a lawyer of Con-
cord, MA. They were married on Dec. 23, 1675. She died
Sept. 25, 1687. He m. (3) Dec 18, 1689, Rebecca the
widow of the Hon. Peter Bulkley, Jr. Rebecca was the
daughter of Lieut. Joseph Wheeler. She died and he m.
(4) on Aug 18, 1718, Ruth Brown who died 1740. His
house at Concord was fortified as a garrison house in
1676. He was highly respected in the town of Concord,
MA and represented Concord in the General Assembly for
nine years, 1692 to 1699 and again in 1712 and 1713. He
was a captain in the militia and was always designated
as Capt. Jonathan Prescott. He d. Dec. 5, 1721.
Jonathan Prescott and his 2nd wife, Elizabeth Hoar had
issue at Concord, MA:
1. Dr. Jonathan Prescott b. 1677 m. 1701 Rebecca the
only daughter of Hon. Peter Bulkeley, Esq. He
settled at Concord, MA as a physician. His tomb-
stone at Concord reads: "He was a gentleman of
virtue and merit; an accomplished and successful
physician; he excelled at surgery; possessed much
sagacity and penetration of mind. His life was
highly valued and his death greatly lamented. He
died Oct 28, 1729 aged 52."
2. Elizabeth Prescott b. Sept. 27, 1678 m. John Fowle
of Woburn, MA on July 1, 1696.
3. Dorothy Prescott b. Mar 31, 1681 m. July 14, 1702
Edward Bulkeley son of Gershom Bulkeley son of Rev.
Peter Bulkeley. They lived and died at Weathers-
4. John Prescott, b. May 13, 1683 died Jan 28, 1706 in
his 23rd year.
5. Mary Prescott b. Aug 14, 1685 m. April 16, 1702,
John Miles son of the first John Miles of Concord,
MA b. May 20, 1680.
6. Rev. Benjamin Prescott b. Sept. 16, 1687 grad Harv-
ard 1709 studied for the ministry and ordained in
Salem, MA now the town of Peabody where he officiated
with fidelity for 45 years. He m. (1) Elizabeth
Higginson, dau of John Higginson, Esq of Salem, MA
on Oct 20, 1715. She b. June 28, 1696 and died
Mar. 20, 1723. He m. (2) Mercy Gibbs dau of Rev.
Henry Gibbs of Watertown, MA on July 15, 1732. She
died Dec. 18, 1744 and he m. (3) Mary Pepperell,
the sister of Sir William Pepperell on Oct 6, 1748
as her 3rd husband. Her lst husband was the Hon.
John Frost of New Castle, NH. Her 2nd husband was
Rev. Benjamin Colman, D. D. of Boston, MA. She was
b. Sept. 4, 1686 and d. April 18, 1766. Rev. Benjamin
Prescott d. May 27, 1777 aged 90 years.
Sarah Sherman dau of Hon. Roger Sherman (Signer of the
Declaration of Independence) and his wife Rebecca Pres-
cott of New Haven, CT.
Sarah Sherman b. Jan 11, 1783 m. Oct. 13, 1812 the Hon.
Samuel Hoar of Concord, MA b. May 18, 1778; grad Harv.
College in 1802; studied law with Hon. Artemas Ward
of Charlestown, MA, commenced practice at Concord in
1850; memberof MA Senate 1825 and 1832; member of the
convention to revise the MA Constitution in 1820; Rep. to
Congress 1835-6; LL. D. Harvard College 1837; he was also
a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
and a member of the MA Historical Society. He died
Nov 2, 1856 aged 78 years. He was the son of the Hon.
Samuel Hoar of Lexington, MA who was the son of John
Hoar of Lexington and Littleton, MA, the son of Daniel
Hoar of Concord, MA the son of John Hoar of Scituate,
MA, the emigrant of 1660.
Hon. Samuel Hoar, LL.D. and his wife, Sarah Sherman of
Concord, MA had issue:
l. Elizabeth Hoar b. l8l4; unm.
2. Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar b. l8l6 m. l840 at Concord, MA Caroline
Brooks, dau of Nathan Brooks and wife Caroline Brooks b. l820
3. Sarah Sherman Hoar b. l8l7 m. l837 Robert B. Storer of Boston (4 children):
William Brandt Storer b. l838; Sarah F. Storer; Elizabeth Hoar Storer; and
Margaret Woodbury Storer twin of Elizabeth b. July 4, l845.
4. Samuel Johnson Hoar b. l820 d. l82l
5. Edward Sherman Hoar b. l823 grad Harvard l844 Res: NYC; San Francisco;
and Santa Barbara returned to MA and m. Elizabeth H. Pritchard of Concord
MA Res: Lincoln, MA One child, Florence Hoar b. l860.
6. George Frisbie Hoar b. l826 grad Harvard l846 m. (1) Mary Louisa Spurr of
Worcester MA by whom he had two children, Mary Hoar and Rockwood Hoar.
She died and he m. (2) Oct 1862, Ruth Miller of Worcester and had one
child: Alice Miller Hoar b. August 1863. He was elected to Congress in
1868 from the 8th Worcester, MA district.
Hon. Ebenezer R. Hoar and his wife, Caroline of Concord, MA had issue:
1. Caroline Hoar b. 1842
2. Sarah Sherman Hoar b. 1844 d. 1844
3. Samuel Hoar b. 1845. He enlisted as a private in 1862 in company of
E. G. Wheatland, Capt. 48th Reg. MA Vol's, Infantry, Col E. F. Stone
Reg. and promoted to corporal then sergeant. He was mustered out,
honorably discharged Aug. 1863.
4. Charles Emerson Hoar b. 1850
5. Clara Downs Hoar b. 1852
6. Elizabeth Hoar b. 1854
7. Sherman Hoar b. 1860.
Transcribed by Janice Farnswort