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Mary Prescott (Sanborn)

Birthdate: (59)
Birthplace: Hampton Falls, Rockingham, N. H.
Death: May 28, 1757 (55-63)
Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Joseph Sanborn and Mary Morrill
Wife of Samuel Prescott, II
Mother of Jeremiah Prescott; Samuel Prescott; John Prescott; Joseph Prescott and William Prescott
Sister of Ann Bean; Abigail Dearborn; Huldah Nason; Reuben Sanborn; Edward Sanborn and 3 others

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Was effected by Vandalism 28 Jul. 2013; corrected.


  • The Prescott memorial : or, A genealogical memoir of the Prescott families in America, in two parts (1870)
  • Pg.233
  • Issue of James Prescott (3-2) and Maria Marston.
    • etc. ...
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    • 23. 2. Samuel,(75) b. March 14,1697; m. Dec. 17, 1717, Mary Sanborn, dau. of Joseph (son of John, Sen'r, one of the first settlers of Hampton) and Mary Gove (dau. of Edward, Sen'r, an early settler of Hampton), b. July 28, 1697. They were admitted to the church, July 13, 1740. In 1746 he was appointed, with Hon. Meshach Weare, an appraiser of the estate of Capt. Jonathan Prescott,(35) who d. at Louisburg in Jan., 1846. Samuel and Mary had five children, all sons. He served several years as a selectman, town clerk, and in other offices ; he res. as a farmer at Hampton Falls where he d. of fever, June 12, 1759, a. 62 yrs. 3 mos. ; he also had acted as one of the scouting party "above the frontier." His will was approved, June 26, 1759.
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  • Issue of Samuel Prescott (23-2) and Mary Sanborn of Hampton Falls.
    • 75. 1. Jeremiah,(294) b. Sept. 29, 1718, bap. Nov. 22, 1724; m. 1st, Jan. 15, 1741, Mary Hayes. He settled in Epping as a farmer, and was extensively known as "Sergeant Prescott." In April, 1755, he composed one of the company commanded by Capt. Nathaniel Folsom of Exeter, and in the regiment commanded by Col. Joseph Blanchard of Dunstable, (now Nashua, N. H.,) which was sent on an expedition against the French forts, Du Quesne, Niagara, and West Point. In May, 1756, he again engaged in an expedition against Crown Point, in the company commanded by Capt. Nathaniel Doe, and in the regiment commanded by Col. Nathaniel Meserve. He signed the Association Test in 1776. His wife, Mary, d., and he m. 2d, Feb. 10, 1780, Mary, the widow of Lemuel Towle, and dau. of Gideon Shaw. This m. is said to have proved an unhappy one, and he soon after committed suicide by cutting his throat with a razor.
    • 76. 2. Samuel,(303) b. Jan. 9, 1721, bap. Nov. 22, 1724; m. Feb. 28, 1745, Sarah, dau. of Timothy and Sarah (Mason) Dalton, b. Dec. 24, 1726. He lived in Hampton Falls, where he d. young, leaving an only child, Mary, b. July 22, 1746; m. May 16, 1765, Caleb Tilton, b. Jan. 12, 1742, who was son of Jonathan, son of Joseph, the son of Daniel Tilton, one of the early settlers of Hampton.
    • 77. 3. John,(304) b. Dec. 12, 1723, bap. Nov. 22, 1724; m. 1st, Nov. 27, 1746, Hannah, dau. of Jonathan and Rachel Rundlett of Epping, b. Nov. 2, 1728, and d. March 16, 1766. He m. 2d, Rebecca, (141) widow of Samuel Tilton of Deerfield, and dau. of Hon. Benjamin Prescott (45) ; she m. 3d, Nathan Gove Prescott of Epping, July 7, 1789. She d. in 1804, aged 68. John Prescott settled in Epping, and in 1745, composed one of the company raised and commanded by Capt. Jonathan Prescott, for the purpose of capturing Louisburg from the French, which was accomplished that year under the general command of Sir William Pepperell. Mr. Prescott signed the Association Test in 1776. He d. May 2, 1785, in his 62d year. His will, which was witnessed by Maj. Joseph Prescott,(78) and Nathan Gove Prescott, (118) was approved May 30, 1787.
    • 78. 4. (Maj.) Joseph,(313) b. Nov. 17, 1725, bap. March 6, 1726; m. Molly Norris of Hampton, b. 1734, and d. Feb. 6, 1815, a. 81. He settled first at Hampton Falls, but soon removed to Epping, were all his children were born. He was active and brave in the cause of the Revolution ; he was Major
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    • of the regiment commanded by Col. Stephen Evans and Thomas Bartlett as Lieut. Col., and Dr. Thomas Peabody was Surgeon. He was at the battles of Bennington, Ticonderoga, the surrender of Burgoyne, and, as some have said, at Bunker Hill. He removed from Epping to the west part of Sanbornton, on the highlands west of Salmon Brook, then a new and remote section of the town, and for many years was known as the "New State." A portion of the old homestead, together with a large tract of land adjoining, is still owned and occupied by his great grandson. Capt. Taylor C. Prescott. Maj. Prescott was also a member of the New Hampshire Provincial Congress of 1775, from Epping, which met at Exeter to provide for the exigencies of the times. He also signed the Association Test in 1776. He d. April 8, 1815, a. 89 yrs. 4 mos. 22 days.
    • 79. 5. (Maj.) William,(318) b June 21, 1728. bap. July 28, 1728; m. Nov. 22, 1750, his cousin, Susanna, dau. of Joseph and Susanna (James) Sanborn, Jr. Joseph, Jr., was the son of Joseph and Mary (Gove) Sanborn, Sen., who was son of John and Mary (Tuck) Sanborn, the emigrant, and who was one of the first settlers of Hampton. Susanna was born April 18, 1728, and d. March 28, 1800, a. 72.
    • Major William Prescott settled first in Hampton Falls where all his children were born, and he built the spacious two storied dwelling house which, in 1780, he sold to John Wadleigh,(311) and after his death, was occupied by Abner Sanborn, who m. his widow, and which is now, 1869, owned and occupied by his son, John Prescott Sanborn (1096). This house, although it has been standing for more than one hundred and ten years, without any other repairs than to be kept well covered and painted, is now in good repair and in a fine state of preservation. Major Prescott removed to Sanbornton in 1780, when the town was comparatively new and sparsely settled, where he d. Sept. 28, 1811, a. 83 yrs. 3 mos. and 7 days. They were both admitted to the church, April 12, 1752.
    • He took an active and important part in the Revolutionary struggle, and was early engaged in temporary excursions to the frontiers. In 1776 he commanded a company raised from the regiment of militia commanded by Col. Jonathan Moulton, and was ordered to proceed to New York, to join the American army at that place. The company was placed in the regiment commanded by Col. Tash, and on the occurrence of cold weather, went into winter quarters at Peekskill. The commissioned officers of the company were as follows: William Prescott, Capt., Abraham Sanborn, Lieut., and Benjamin Clough, Ensign. Among the privates were, Ebenezer Prescott, (349) and Jonathan Prescott (112).


  • SANBORN, Mary
  • b. 28 JUL 1697 Hampton, Rockingham, NH.
  • d. 28 MAY 1757
  • Parents:
  • Father: SANBORN, Joseph
  • Mother: GOVE, Mary
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 17 DEC 1717
  • Spouse: PRESCOTT, Samuel
  • b. 14 MAR 1696/7 Hampton, Rockingham, NH.
  • d. 1758 Hampton Falls, Rockingham, NH.
  • Parents:
  • Father: PRESCOTT, James
  • Mother: MARSTON, Maria
  • Children:
    • PRESCOTT, Jeremiah
    • PRESCOTT, Samuel b. 9 JAN 1720/1 Hampton Falls, Rockingham, NH.
    • PRESCOTT, John
    • PRESCOTT, Joseph
    • PRESCOTT, William
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Mary Prescott's Timeline

July 28, 1697
Hampton Falls, Rockingham, N. H.
September 29, 1718
Age 21
Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States
January 9, 1721
Age 23
Hampton Falls, Province of New Hampshire
December 12, 1723
Age 26
Province of New Hampshire
November 17, 1725
Age 28
Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States
June 21, 1728
Age 30
May 28, 1757
Age 59
Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire