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Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Joshua Prescott & wife Abigail Eaton (son ofJohn & Martha (Abbot) Prescott.
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2007 20:00:07 EST
Prescott Memorial by Dr. William Prescott.
John Prescott Line (founder
of Lancaster, Mass)
Joshua Prescott b. Nov 15, 1780 son of John Prescott & his wife, Martha
Joshua Prescott m. Jan 5, 1813, Abigail Eaton, dau. of Capt. Thomas Eaton of
Reading who was a Rev.
War soldier. Joshua Precott grad. at Harvard Coll. 1807. Was a cousellor at
Law at Reading, after having
practiced a few years at Lynn, Mass. He died Jan 4, 1859. Had seven
children. He was the author of the
Probate Digest in Mass. He was a member of the House of Representatives in
1826 and in 1827. (see p.
152 for his children.) (no record of him in History of Lynn)
Issue of Joshua Prescott and his wife Abigail Eaton of Reading, Mass.
1. Thomas Eaton Prescott b. June 26, 1814 m. March 23, 1843 his cousin,
**Abigail E. Prescott [1139-3]
b. Feb. 22, 1820. They res. at Reading. He was a farmer.
**(p.152) Abigail Eaton Prescott, dau. of Thomas Prescott & his
wife Sally Hale of Westford, Mass.
Abigail Eaton Prescott was born Feb 22, 1820; m. March
23, 1843, Thomas Eaton Prescott
her cousin and the son of Joshua and Abigail (Eaton)
Prescott. Res. at Reading; he was a
farmer. (record ends)
2. Elizabeth Gerry Prescott b. Feb 23, 1816; was unmarried in 1866.
3. An infant daughter b. April 20, 1818; died May 23, 1818.
4. Alfred Abbott Prescott b. Feb 17, 1820. Was a member of Harvard Univ. of
the class of 1843 but did not
graduate. In the practice of law at Reading, Mass. Was Registra of probate
for the County of Middlesex,
Mass. from 1853 to 1858; unmarried.
5. Abigail Eaton Prescott b. Jan 20, 1822. Unmarried.
Aaron Abbott Prescott b. Oct 30, 1815, son of Thomas Prescott & his wife,
Sally Hale of Westford, Mass.
He m. Nov 28, 1839, Betsey, the dau. of Joseph Hunt of Randolph, Mass. b.
Nov 15, 1814; res. at Randolph
as a mechanic. Their children:
Issue of Aaron A. Prescott & his wife, Betsy Hunt of Randolph, Mass.
1. Sarah Elizabeth Prescott b. Jan 18, 1841; died Nov. 25, 1847.
2. George Howard Prescott b. Aug 24, 1843.
3. Charles Prescott b. Oct 11, 1845 - enlisted.
4. Mary Louisa Prescott b. Mar 24, 1848.
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth
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