Jeremiah Prescott (1767 - 1817) MP

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Place of Burial: Plainfield, MA, USA
Birthplace: Bow, Merrimack, NH, USA
Death: Died in Concord, Merrimack, NH, USA
Managed by: Margaret, (C)
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About Jeremiah Prescott

Was effected by Vandalism 28 Jul. 2013; corrected

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  • The Prescott memorial : or, A genealogical memoir of the Prescott families in America, in two parts (1870)
  • http://archive.org/details/prescottmemorial00byupres
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  • Issue of Colonel Jeremiah Prescott (294 — 1) and Jane Sherburne of Epsom.
    • 976. 1. John,(2345) b. Dec. 17, 1764; m. June 11, 1792, Deborah, dau. of Benjamin and Betsy (Dudley) Hill of Northwood, N. H., b. June 17, 1757, and d. Nov. 25, 1843, a. 86 yrs.
    • http://archive.org/stream/prescottmemorial00byupres#page/306/mode/1up
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    • 5 mos. and 8 days. Settled in Epsom, a carpenter and millwright ; d. at Bristol, N. H., May 20, 1857, a. 92 yrs. 5 mos. and 3 days
    • 977. 2. Jeremiah. (2358.) b. May 11, 1767 ; m. Molly, dau. of Timothy Sanborn of Epsom, b. April, 1767, and d. Dec. 28, 1843, a. 76 yrs. 8 mos. Settled first in Epsom, but removed to Vershire, Vt., where he d. Oct. 11, 1817, a. 50 yrs. 5 mos.
    • 978. 3. Huldah, b. Feb., 1770; m. Daniel Kimball of Pembroke. Res. at Bradford, Vt., where she d. Nov. 10, 1815.
    • 979. 4. Samuel,(2367) b. April, 1773 ; m. Jan., 1798, Betsy Matson, b. June, 1776. Settled in Vershire, Vt.
    • 980. 5. Sarah, b. May, 1776 ; m. Stephen Maltby. Settled in Vershire, Vt.
    • 981. 6. Joseph,(2376) b. July 21, 1779; m. Jan., 1801, Sarepta Olmsted of Bradford, Vt., dau. of Joseph and Sarah, b. Jan., 1781. Settled in Newbury, Vt., a farmer. She d. Feb. 15, 1850, a. 69 yrs. 1 mo. He died Oct., 1866, a. 86 yrs. and 9 mos. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and an exemplary Christian.
    • 982. 7. Sherburne,(2385) b. Sept. 29, 1782; m. 1st, 1805. Betsy, dau. of William Rand of Epsom. She d. leaving six children, and he m. 2d, 1825, Paulina Sleeper, b. Feb. 20. 1798, and had 7 children. He settled in Vershire. Vt.
    • 983. 8. Amos,(2398) b. Dec, 1784; m. Anna, dau. of Theophilus Cass of Epsom. Settled in Epsom. He had a white swelling upon the knee, for which amputation of the limb was performed in May, 1806, and he d. of consumption, Dec. 26, 1806. She m. 2d, John Connor. She d. Nov., 1856.

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  • SANBORN, Molly
  • b. 4 NOV 1767 Exeter, Rockingham, NH.
  • d. 28 DEC 1843
  • Parents:
  • Father: SANBORN, Timothy
  • Mother: LEACH, Elizabeth
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 9 NOV 1788 Epsom, Merrimack, NH.
  • Spouse: PRESCOTT, Jeremiah
  • b. 11 MAY 1767 Epsom, Merrimack, NH.
  • d. 11 OCT 1817 Vershire, Orange, VT.
  • Parents:
  • Father: PRESCOTT, Jeremiah
  • Mother: SHERBURNE, Jane
  • Children:
    • PRESCOTT, Jeremiah
    • PRESCOTT, Esther
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_272.htm#93

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the following is from Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County, West Virginia

By William Thomas Price

WILLIAM BAXTER.

Among the worthy citizens of our county deserving of special mention was William Baxter, near Edray, W. Va. He was born on Little Back Creek, in 1808. He was the eldest son of Colonel John Baxter, whose name appears prominently in the early history of Pocahontas County. His mother was Mrs Mary Moore Baxter, a sister of Joseph Moore of Anthonys Creek. She was a very industrious and careful housekeeper, and diligently trained her children iu habits of industry and economy.

At an early age his parents moved to Pocahontas County, and resided a good many years at the Sulphur Spring. Being the eldest son, he worked hard in assisting to support the family, consisting of four sons and three daughters. His sisters were Mrs Jane Moore, wife of the late John Moore near Marlinton; Mrs Marthn Duncan, wife of Henry Duncan, head of Stony Creek; and Mrs Sarah Duncan, wife of William Duncan, near Edray,

Mrs Baxter and three sons, Joseph. John, and George, finally located in Braxton County, where she died a few years thereafter. John died, too, soon after the removal to their new home. Joseph was a Federal soldier, and died of wounds in Kanawha County. George was a Confederate soldier, and died a prisoner of war somewhere in the State of New York.

From early boyhood William Baxter manifested great fondness for reading, and he improved his available opportunities very studiously. His father owned the largest and most select library then in the county, and William read most of the books. At an early dayhe began teaching, and was one of the most popular teachers of his day. In 1840 he purchased land sold for taxes by the late Jacob Arbogast, as commissioner, and built up a home on property now owned by his son George Baxter, County Surveyor.

This land was a section of the Philips Survey, dated 1795, and the papers call for twenty thousand acres. This famous survey began at the McCollam place, extended beyond Beaver Dam, thence on to Williams River, and from there came out on Elk at the mouth of Crooked Fork, thence passed on towards Greenbrier River at a point near Verdant Valley, thence along the lines of Drennan, Gay, and others to and up Stony ('reek near the old Salt well, and thence to the beginning.

His wife was Elizabeth Barlow, daughter of John Barlow. By industry and economy this worthy couple opened up a pleasant home in the primitive forest and reared their family very respectably indeed. George, Samuel, and William Baxter, near Ed ray, and Mrs Mary Moore, near Marlinton, are their surviving children.

For many years William Baxter, Senior, served as justice of the peace and member of the Pocahontas court. He was a skillful amanuensis, and did a great deal of work in that line, framing business papers, as articles of agreement, conveyances, deeds, and wills. His opinions were much relied upon as to the right or wrong of questions that would occasionally arise between neighbors, and frequently matters were quietly adjusted that otherwise might ha\e led to tedious court proceedings, and much disagreeable personal animosities.

This model citizen was moreover regular and attentive in his attendance upon all religious services within his reach, but did not avow his trust in a personal Savior until advanced in life.

He died September, 1881, aged about 73 years. In two or three weeks thereafter his faithful wife also passed away, thus lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in death not long divided. At this day there are many to rise up and call them blessed.

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Jeremiah Prescott's Timeline

1767
May 11, 1767
Bow, Merrimack, NH, USA
1790
January 12, 1790
Age 22
Abington, Plymouth, MA
1793
January 1, 1793
Age 25
Chester, New Hampshire, United States
1800
April 16, 1800
Age 32
Vershire, Orange, Vermont, United States
1802
November 27, 1802
Age 35
Sidney, Kennebec, MA
1817
October 11, 1817
Age 50
Concord, Merrimack, NH, USA
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