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Samuel Prescott, II

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
Death: June 12, 1759 (62)
Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Dea. James Prescott and Maria Prescott
Husband of Mary Prescott
Father of Jeremiah Prescott; Samuel Prescott; John Prescott; Joseph Prescott and William Prescott
Brother of Jeremiah Prescott; Elisha Prescott; Sarah Lowell; Lucy Sanborn; Ebenezer Prescott and 5 others

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About Samuel Prescott, II

Samuel Prescott son of Maria (Marston) & James Prescott; husband of Mary dau. of Mary (Gove) & Joseph Sanborn, parents of Jeremiah, Samuel, John, Maj. Joseph, Maj. William Prescott

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.
    • 22. 1. Jeremiah,(70) b. Dec. 8, 1695; m. Jan. 14, 1720, Hannah Philbrick, dau. of Thomas and Mehitable, b. Dec. 19,
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    • 1695. Settled in Kingston and admitted to the church, Sept. 20, 1728. She was transferred from the church at Hampton Falls to that at Kingston, July 19, 1732. In 1724 he composed one of a scouting party "above the frontier." What the term "above the frontier" as here used, really means, it is now difficult to decide with certainty, but as the Pigwacket or Piquakake Indians, who had their headquarters where Fryeburg, in Maine, now is, were at that time very troublesome by their frequent incursions and depredations, and as there were but few if any settlements north of Dover and Rochester, it is very probable that "above the frontier" meant north of those settlements, toward Winnipesaukee Lake. It was this year (1724) that Jabez Coleman (6) and son (41) were killed in Kingston while at work in the field.
    • 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.
    • 24. 3. Elisha,(80) b. March 18, 1699; m. Feb. 13, 1724, Phebe Sanborn, dau. of Stephen (youngest son of William, Sen'r,) and Hannah Philbrick, b. June 20, 1703, and d. Nov. 28, 1788, a. 85 yrs. 5 mos. and 8 days. He d. Dec. 10, 1781. a. 81 yrs. 9 mos. They had thirteen children, all but three of which d. in infancy. He settled in Hampton Falls on the farm which has since been successively occupied by his son James, his grandson Simeon, and now, 1868, by his great grandson, Robert Smith Prescott. His will was approved, Dec. 26, 1781.
    • 25. 4. Sarah,(93) b. Jan. 20, 1701; m. March 9, 1720, Joseph Lowell of Newburyport ; three sons.
    • 26. 5. Lucy, b. Feb. 6, 1703; m. Jan. 18, 1722, Joseph Sanborn, Jr., son of Joseph and Mary Gove. (See 23 — 2). She d. March 9, 1723, and he m. 2d, Jan. 23, 1724, Susanna James, dau. of Benjamin James, by wife Susanna Smith. dau. of John Smith, "the tailor" by wife Rebecca Marston, early settlers of Hampton.
    • 27. 6. Ebenezer,(96) b. Dec. 3, 1705; baptized March 3, 1706; m. Dec 15, 1726, Abigail Tilton, dau. of Samuel, by wife Meribah Shaw, b. May 20. 1706. He resided in Hampton Falls, on the farm his father and grandfather (the emigrant) first cultivated, and which more recently was owned
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    • and occupied by the late Wells Healey, Esq. He d. 1750, a. 45.
    • 28. 7. James,(103) b. Dec. 2, 1708; m. Jan. 14, 1731, Dorothy Tilton, dau. of Jethro and Mary, b. Nov. 25, 1713; admitted to the church, Feb. 1, 1736. He d. in 1734. She m. 2d, Oct. 25, 1736, Benjamin Sanborn, son of Benjamin and Sarah, son of Lieut. John, and had two sons and one daughter.
    • 29. 8. Rebecca,(105) b. Sept. 27, 1711, baptized Feb. 24, 1712; m. Jan. 18, 1727, Caleb Towle, Jr., son of Caleb, by wife Zipporah Brackett, and grandson of Philip Towle, by wife Isabel Austin, who was among the first settlers of Hampton. Caleb, Jr., was b. May 9, 1701. She was received into the church, April 23, 1727.
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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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All of his sons (except Samuel who died young) were military men.



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Samuel Prescott, II's Timeline

March 14, 1697
Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
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 31
June 12, 1759
Age 62
Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, United States