Solomon Pratt Jr.1

b. 20 February 1728/29
Father*Deacon Solomon Pratt2
Mother*Sarah Johnson2 b. 1 Jul 1702
Birth*20 February 1728/29Solomon Pratt Jr. was born on 20 February 1728/29 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
Marriage*3 December 1761He married first Mary Keith, daughter of John Keith and Hannah Washburn, on 3 December 1761 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,4
(Husband) Death7 November 1764Solomon became a widower when Mary Pratt died on 7 November 1764.5,2
Marriage*11 June 1767He married second Abihail Hooper, daughter of James Hooper and Mary Johnson, on 11 June 1767 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,4

Family 1

Mary Keith d. 7 Nov 1764

Family 2

Abihail Hooper b. 1747
Child1.Nancy Pratt1

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Pratt, pages 288-292. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 272. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 310.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 545.

Susanna Pratt1

Father*Joseph Pratt1 b. c 1688, d. 1753
Mother*Lydia Leonard1

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Pratt, pages 288-292. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

Sylvanus Pratt1

b. 20 May 1770, d. 11 January 1833
Father*Seth Pratt2 b. 21 Jun 1729, d. 30 Dec 1795
Mother*Hannah Washburn2 b. 6 Sep 1733, d. 26 Aug 1824
Birth*20 May 1770Sylvanus Pratt was born on 20 May 1770 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
Marriage*26 June 1803He married Experience Alden, daughter of Oliver Alden and Experience Leonard, on 26 June 1803 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1,4,5
Death*11 January 1833He died of consumption on 11 January 1833 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, at age 62.2,6

Family

Experience Alden b. 25 Feb 1780
Children1.Experience L. Pratt1 b. 21 Jul 1804, d. 10 Jun 1837
2.Mary W. Pratt2 b. 5 May 1809

Citations

  1. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Deaths, Volume II, page 541, referencing G.R.2: citing a gravestone record at Pratt-town Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  2. [S908] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1998 Edition), page 893. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Births, Volume I, page 272.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, pages 19 and 310.
  5. [S908] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory, page 893, marriage date noted as 26 May 1803.
  6. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 546.

Sylvia Pratt1

ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Thomas Pratt Jr.2
Marriage Intention9 January 1814An intention of marriage for Sylvia Pratt and Alfred Bolton was recorded on 9 January 1814 in Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1
Marriage*before 1 April 1814She married her first cousin Alfred Bolton, son of John Bolton and Margery Pratt, in Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The actual date of their marriage is not known and the Waltham records stated simply that it was recorded before 1 April 1814.1

Family

Alfred Bolton b. 7 May 1793

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S402] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1995), page 579. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.

Tabitha Pratt1

b. circa 1727, d. 15 March 1789
Father*Joseph Pratt1 b. c 1688, d. 1753
Mother*Lydia Leonard1
Birth*circa 1727Tabitha Pratt was born circa 1727 in Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*6 September 1748She married Seth Hayward, son of Deacon Thomas Hayward and Bethia Brett, on 6 September 1748 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3,2
(Wife) Death11 September 1778Tabitha became a widow when Seth Hayward died on 11 September 1778.2,4
Death*15 March 1789She died on 15 March 1789 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Her gravestone marked her death in her 64th year.5,2

Family

Seth Hayward b. 3 Dec 1721, d. 11 Sep 1778
Children1.Azariah Hayward2 b. 14 Jun 1749
2.Sarah Hayward2 b. 16 May 1752
3.Solomon Hayward2 b. 27 Jun 1754
4.Bethiah Hayward2 b. 21 Jun 1757
5.Charity Hayward2 b. 20 Feb 1760
6.Ruth Hayward2 b. 30 Oct 1764, d. 4 Oct 1836

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Pratt, pages 288-292. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S908] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1998 Edition), page 897. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 176. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 487.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 488.

Thomas Pratt1

b. circa 1732
Birth*circa 1732Thomas Pratt was born circa 1732.1
Marriage*He married Mercy Jones.1

Family

Mercy Jones
Children1.Thomas Pratt Jr.+1
2.Margery Pratt+1 b. 5 Feb 1764, d. 31 Jul 1840

Citations

  1. [S402] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1995), page 579. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.

Thomas Pratt1

Marriage*He married Deborah Lovell.1

Family

Deborah Lovell
Child1.Deborah Pratt1 d. 4 May 1731

Citations

  1. [S898] Lucy Kellogg and others, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 16, John Alden, in 3 Parts. Contents: Part 1. John Alden, first four generations by Esther Littleford Woodworth-Barnes & Alice Crane Williams; Part 2. John Alden, fifth generation descendants of his daughter Elizabeth Alden Pabodie; Part 3. John Alden, fifth generation descendants of his sons John, Joseph, and Jonathan. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1975-), Part I, Person# 157, Joseph Crossman, pages 325-326. Hereinafter cited as John Alden of the Mayflower (Five).

Thomas Pratt Jr.1

Father*Thomas Pratt1 b. c 1732
Mother*Mercy Jones1

Family

Child1.Sylvia Pratt1

Citations

  1. [S402] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1995), page 579. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.

Zilpha Pratt1

b. between 24 November 1750 and 1751
Father*Jonathan Pratt1 b. c 1707
Mother*Hannah Witherell1
Birth*between 24 November 1750 and 1751Zilpha Pratt was born on between 24 November 1750 and 1751 in Dighton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S908] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1998 Edition), page 543. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.

Benjamin Prescott1,2

b. 4 January 1695/96
Father*Captain Jonas Prescott1,2,3 b. 1648
Mother*Mary Loker1,2,3 b. 28 Sep 1653, d. 28 Oct 1735
Birth*4 January 1695/96Benjamin Prescott was born on 4 January 1695/96 in Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2,3
Marriage*11 June 1718He married Abigail Oliver, daughter of Honorable Thomas Oliver, on 11 June 1718 in Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2,3

Family

Abigail Oliver b. 1697
Child1.Oliver Prescott1,3,4 b. 27 Apr 1731

Citations

  1. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), Descendants of William Bolton, Fourth Generation, pages 8-10. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.
  2. [S1044] William Prescott M.D., The Prescott Memorial or a Genealogical Memoir of the Prescott Families in America, In Two Parts, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Henry W. Dutton & Son, 1870), pages 47-49. Hereinafter cited as The Prescott Memorial.
  3. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  4. [S1044] William Prescott M.D., The Prescott Memorial, pages 56-60.

Reverend Benjamin Prescott1

b. 16 September 1687, d. 27 May 1777
Father*Captain Jonathan Prescott2,3 b. c 1643, d. 5 Dec 1721
Mother*Elizabeth Hoar2,3 d. 25 Sep 1687
Birth*16 September 1687Reverend Benjamin Prescott was born on 16 September 1687 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2,3
Education*1709Benjamin studied for the ministry at Harvard College, Boston, and graduated in 1709.3
Occupation*23 September 1713He was ordained over the church in the Second Precinct, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), on 23 September 1713 where he officiated for 45 years. The Second Precinct later became Danvers, then South Danvers, and in 1869, Peabody.3
Marriage*20 October 1715He married first Elizabeth Higginson, daughter of John Higginson and Sarah Gardner, on 20 October 1715 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).4,2,3
(Husband) Death20 March 1722/23Benjamin became a widower when Elizabeth (Higginson) Prescott died on 20 March 1722/23.5,2,3
Marriage*15 July 1732He married Mercy Gibbs on 15 July 1732 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,6
(Husband) Death18 December 1744Benjamin became a widower for the second time when Mercy (Gibbs) Prescott died on 18 December 1744.3
Residence*He resided in Salem Village, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). When Salem Village incorporated in 1757, the town's name was changed to Danvers.1
Marriage*6 October 1748He married third as her third husband Mary (Pepperell) Frost Colman, daughter of William Pepperell and Margery Bray, on 6 October 1748 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,4,3
(Heir) Will9 November 1776Reverend Benjamin Prescott, described as his honored Father and brother, was named as a beneficiary of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell in his will dated 9 November 1776 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress). Turell's will gave Benjamin, and two others, a morning ring each.7
Death*27 May 1777He died on 27 May 1777 at age 893,8
Burial*30 May 1777 and was buried on 30 May 1777 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).5

Family 1

Elizabeth Higginson b. 28 Jun 1696, d. 20 Mar 1722/23
Children1.Benjamin Prescott Jr.9,10 b. 29 Jan 1716/17
2.John Prescott9,10 b. 2 Aug 1718, d. 3 Aug 1718
3.Hannah Prescott9,10 b. 6 Dec 1719
4.Elizabeth Prescott4,9,10 b. 15 Sep 1721, d. Mar 1758
5.Sarah Prescott9 b. 29 Jan 1722/23, d. 12 May 1723

Family 2

Mercy Gibbs d. 18 Dec 1744
Children1.Henry Prescott10 b. 19 Jul 1735, d. 19 Jan 1736
2.Henry Prescott10 b. 25 Jul 1737, d. 10 Sep 1816

Family 3

Mary Pepperell b. 5 Sep 1685, d. 18 Apr 1766

Citations

  1. [S1006] Communicated by Usher Parsons M.D. of Providence RI, "Pepperell Genealogy", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 20 (January 1866): pages 1-2. Hereinafter cited as "Pepperell Genealogy."
  2. [S1043] Thomas Townsend Sherman, Sherman Genealogy, including Families of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, England, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (New York, New York: Tobias A. Wright, 1920), page 151. Hereinafter cited as Sherman Genealogy, Families of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, England.
  3. [S1044] William Prescott M.D., The Prescott Memorial or a Genealogical Memoir of the Prescott Families in America, In Two Parts, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Henry W. Dutton & Son, 1870), pages 46-47. Hereinafter cited as The Prescott Memorial.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Salem Marriages, Volume 4, page 215. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Salem Deaths, Volume 6, page 159.
  6. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, date transcribed as 15 Jun 1732. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  7. [S485] Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (886 microfilm reels of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Ebenezer Turell 1778 probate packet# 23046, FHL Film# 421543. Hereinafter cited as Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  8. [S1043] Thomas Townsend Sherman, Sherman Genealogy, Families of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, England, page 151, date noted as 28 May 1777.
  9. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Salem Births, Volume 2, page 193.
  10. [S1044] William Prescott M.D., The Prescott Memorial, page 52.

Benjamin Prescott Jr.1

b. 29 January 1716/17
Father*Reverend Benjamin Prescott1,2 b. 16 Sep 1687, d. 27 May 1777
Mother*Elizabeth Higginson1 b. 28 Jun 1696, d. 20 Mar 1722/23
Birth*29 January 1716/17Benjamin Prescott Jr. was born on 29 January 1716/17 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Salem Births, Volume 2, page 193. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S1044] William Prescott M.D., The Prescott Memorial or a Genealogical Memoir of the Prescott Families in America, In Two Parts, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Henry W. Dutton & Son, 1870), page 52. Hereinafter cited as The Prescott Memorial.

Elizabeth Prescott1

b. 15 September 1721, d. March 1758
Father*Reverend Benjamin Prescott2,3,4 b. 16 Sep 1687, d. 27 May 1777
Mother*Elizabeth Higginson2,3 b. 28 Jun 1696, d. 20 Mar 1722/23
Birth*15 September 1721Elizabeth Prescott was born on 15 September 1721 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4
Marriage*24 November 1750She married William Frost, son of Honorable John Frost and Mary Pepperell, on 24 November 1750 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2,5
Death*March 1758She died in March 1758 at age 36.4

Family

William Frost b. 20 Aug 1705, d. 17 Sep 1778

Citations

  1. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Salem, Massachusetts: printed for the Essex Institute, 1906), page 6. Hereinafter cited as The Pepperrells in America.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Salem Marriages, Volume 4, page 215. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Salem Births, Volume 2, page 193.
  4. [S1044] William Prescott M.D., The Prescott Memorial or a Genealogical Memoir of the Prescott Families in America, In Two Parts, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Henry W. Dutton & Son, 1870), page 52. Hereinafter cited as The Prescott Memorial.
  5. [S1044] William Prescott M.D., The Prescott Memorial, page 52, marriage date noted as Mar 1755.

Hannah Prescott1

b. 6 December 1719
Father*Reverend Benjamin Prescott1,2 b. 16 Sep 1687, d. 27 May 1777
Mother*Elizabeth Higginson1 b. 28 Jun 1696, d. 20 Mar 1722/23
Birth*6 December 1719Hannah Prescott was born on 6 December 1719 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Salem Births, Volume 2, page 193. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S1044] William Prescott M.D., The Prescott Memorial or a Genealogical Memoir of the Prescott Families in America, In Two Parts, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Henry W. Dutton & Son, 1870), page 52. Hereinafter cited as The Prescott Memorial.

Henry Prescott1

b. 25 July 1737, d. 10 September 1816
Father*Reverend Benjamin Prescott2 b. 16 Sep 1687, d. 27 May 1777
Mother*Mercy Gibbs2 d. 18 Dec 1744
Birth*25 July 1737Henry Prescott was born on 25 July 1737.2
Marriage*9 October 1760He married Mary Newmarch, daughter of Honorable Joseph Newmarch and Dorothy Pepperell, on 9 October 1760.1,2
Death*10 September 1816He died on 10 September 1816 at age 79.2

Family

Mary Newmarch b. 1732, d. 1822

Citations

  1. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Salem, Massachusetts: printed for the Essex Institute, 1906), page 12. Hereinafter cited as The Pepperrells in America.
  2. [S1044] William Prescott M.D., The Prescott Memorial or a Genealogical Memoir of the Prescott Families in America, In Two Parts, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Henry W. Dutton & Son, 1870), page 52. Hereinafter cited as The Prescott Memorial.

Henry Prescott1

b. 19 July 1735, d. 19 January 1736
Father*Reverend Benjamin Prescott1 b. 16 Sep 1687, d. 27 May 1777
Mother*Mercy Gibbs1 d. 18 Dec 1744
Birth*19 July 1735Henry Prescott was born on 19 July 17351
Death*19 January 1736 and died six months later on 19 January 1736.1

Citations

  1. [S1044] William Prescott M.D., The Prescott Memorial or a Genealogical Memoir of the Prescott Families in America, In Two Parts, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Henry W. Dutton & Son, 1870), page 52. Hereinafter cited as The Prescott Memorial.

John Prescott1,2

Marriage*He married Mary Platts.1,2

Family

Mary Platts
Children1.Captain Jonathan Prescott+2 b. c 1643, d. 5 Dec 1721
2.Captain Jonas Prescott+1,2 b. 1648

Citations

  1. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), Descendants of William Bolton, Fourth Generation, pages 8-10. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.
  2. [S1044] William Prescott M.D., The Prescott Memorial or a Genealogical Memoir of the Prescott Families in America, In Two Parts, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Henry W. Dutton & Son, 1870), pages 41-44. Hereinafter cited as The Prescott Memorial.

John Prescott1

b. 2 August 1718, d. 3 August 1718
Father*Reverend Benjamin Prescott1,2 b. 16 Sep 1687, d. 27 May 1777
Mother*Elizabeth Higginson1 b. 28 Jun 1696, d. 20 Mar 1722/23
Birth*2 August 1718John Prescott was born on 2 August 1718 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1
Death*3 August 1718 and died the next day on 3 August 1718 in Salem.3

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Salem Births, Volume 2, page 193. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S1044] William Prescott M.D., The Prescott Memorial or a Genealogical Memoir of the Prescott Families in America, In Two Parts, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Henry W. Dutton & Son, 1870), page 52. Hereinafter cited as The Prescott Memorial.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Salem Deaths, Volume 6, page 159.

Captain Jonas Prescott1,2

b. 1648
Father*John Prescott1,2
Mother*Mary Platts1,2
Birth*1648Captain Jonas Prescott was born in 1648 in Lancaster, Norfolk (Old) County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2
Marriage*14 December 1672He married Mary Loker, daughter of John Loker and Mary Draper, on 14 December 1672.1,2

Family

Mary Loker b. 28 Sep 1653, d. 28 Oct 1735
Children1.Mary Prescott+1,3 b. 3 Feb 1674
2.Benjamin Prescott+1,3,4 b. 4 Jan 1695/96

Citations

  1. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), Descendants of William Bolton, Fourth Generation, pages 8-10. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.
  2. [S1044] William Prescott M.D., The Prescott Memorial or a Genealogical Memoir of the Prescott Families in America, In Two Parts, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Henry W. Dutton & Son, 1870), pages 41-44. Hereinafter cited as The Prescott Memorial.
  3. [S1044] William Prescott M.D., The Prescott Memorial, pages 47-49.
  4. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

Captain Jonathan Prescott1

b. circa 1643, d. 5 December 1721
Father*John Prescott2
Mother*Mary Platts2
Birth*circa 1643Jonathan Prescott was born circa 1643.1,2
Marriage*23 December 1675He married second Elizabeth Hoar, daughter of John Hoar Esq., on 23 December 1675 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2
(Husband) Death25 September 1687Jonathan became a widower for the second time when Elizabeth (Hoar) Prescott died on 25 September 1687.1,2
Death*5 December 1721He died on 5 December 1721.1,2

Family

Elizabeth Hoar d. 25 Sep 1687
Child1.Reverend Benjamin Prescott+1,3 b. 16 Sep 1687, d. 27 May 1777

Citations

  1. [S1043] Thomas Townsend Sherman, Sherman Genealogy, including Families of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, England, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (New York, New York: Tobias A. Wright, 1920), page 151. Hereinafter cited as Sherman Genealogy, Families of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, England.
  2. [S1044] William Prescott M.D., The Prescott Memorial or a Genealogical Memoir of the Prescott Families in America, In Two Parts, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Henry W. Dutton & Son, 1870), pages 41-44. Hereinafter cited as The Prescott Memorial.
  3. [S1044] William Prescott M.D., The Prescott Memorial, pages 46-47.

Mary Prescott1,2

b. 3 February 1674
Father*Captain Jonas Prescott1,2 b. 1648
Mother*Mary Loker1,2 b. 28 Sep 1653, d. 28 Oct 1735
Birth*3 February 1674Mary Prescott was born on 3 February 1674.1,2
Marriage*circa 1695She married Benjamin Farnsworth, son of Matthias Farnsworth and Mary ______, circa 1695.1,2

Family

Benjamin Farnsworth b. c 1667
Children1.Benjamin Farnsworth+1 b. 1699
2.Aaron Farnsworth3 b. 29 Aug 1709, d. Jul 1769

Citations

  1. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), Descendants of William Bolton, Fourth Generation, pages 8-10. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.
  2. [S1044] William Prescott M.D., The Prescott Memorial or a Genealogical Memoir of the Prescott Families in America, In Two Parts, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Henry W. Dutton & Son, 1870), pages 47-49. Hereinafter cited as The Prescott Memorial.
  3. [S676] Posey Godfrey, "The Boltons of Middlesex County, Massachusetts," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates. Hereinafter cited as "The Boltons of Middlesex County, Massachusetts."

Oliver Prescott1

d. October 1827
Marriage*November 1823He married Elizabeth (Atkins) Oliver, daughter of Henry Atkins and Elizabeth Hayward, in November 1823 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.1
Death*October 1827He died in October 1827 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts.1

Family

Elizabeth Atkins b. 31 Mar 1762, d. May 1835

Citations

  1. [S416] The Alden Kindred Database, online at www.alden.org. The Alden Organization states that "the Alden Kindred Database is incomplete. It is not yet a complete listing of all Alden descendants; nor of all members of the Kindred. It contains information taken from various sources including Alden Kindred lineage papers, Mayflower Five Generations Project research, published genealogies, and other databases, not all of which has been fully documented." Nevertheless, some information obtained from the Alden Kindred Database has been included in this collection with the knowledge that, even if not accurate, may provide valuable clues. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as Alden Kindred Database.

Oliver Prescott1

b. 27 April 1731
Father*Benjamin Prescott2,3,1 b. 4 Jan 1695/96
Mother*Abigail Oliver2,1,3 b. 1697
Birth*27 April 1731Oliver Prescott was born on 27 April 1731 in Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3
Education*1750Oliver graduated in 1750 from Harvard College, Boston, where he studied medicine.1
Marriage*19 February 1756He married Lydia Baldwin, daughter of David Baldwin Esq. and Abigail Burr, on 19 February 1756 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3
Occupation*He was a physician in Groton.1
Revolutionary War*1778Oliver took an early and active part in the Revolutionary War and received many important appointments. In the militia, he was appointed by the King a major, then lieutenant colonel and colonel. In 1776 he was appointed a brigadier general for Middlesex County by the executive council of Massachusetts Bay, and that same year was also chosen a member of the board of war. In 1777 he was elected a member of the Supreme Executive Council; and in 1778 he was appointed the third major general of the militia throughout the Commonwealth.1
Occupation*1779Following the death of Judge John Winthrop in 1779, Oliver Prescott was appointed his successor in the office of Judge of Probate and Wills for Middlesex County.1
(Probate Judge) Probate Dispute2 March 1780 On 2 March 1780, Nathaniel Thayer, Cornelius Thayer, Samuel Bass, William Andrews, Deborah (Thayer) Whitworth, Hannah (Thayer) Abbott, Christian (Bass) Armstrong, Mary Thayer, Sarah (Thayer) White and Rebecca (Bass) Thomas Fowle, all of Boston and residual legatees resulting from the will of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell, submitted a document to the court addressing their concerns regarding the inequities between the value of silver and gold compared with the value of Continental currency, which had gone through several changes and devaluations during and after the Revolutionary War. In 1780, paper money in the new United States, called Continentals, was worth only about 1/40th of its face value. The document stated their understanding that Simon Tufts Esq. of Medford, as Executor to the last will and testament of Ebenezer Turell, late of Medford, Clerk, was entitled by the will to a legacy of £20, and was by virtue of his Executorship in possession of a sum of silver and gold coin, which according to a law of Massachusetts for regulating the value of silver and god coin, amounted to £503, 15s, 6p. Their petition went on to state that a dispute had arisen between the Executor Simon and several of the legatees regarding whether their legacies ought to be paid in silver and gold or in the present currency of the state. The petition's subscribers recommended that the Executor pay them 2/3 of their legacies in silver and gold, after deducting 1/2 of his own legacy, and that the Executor's other half be paid to himself in paper money. The petition went on to recommend that the £150 allowed the Executor for all his services in settling the estate be paid in paper money. The petition's subscribers, all residual legatees as the children, or their heirs, of Lydia (Turell) Thayer and Christian (Turell) Bass, both of whom were deceased sisters of the late Reverend Turell, agreed to be obligated to the court for the sum of £100,000 in lawful money of the state as protection for the Executor. Their document stated that in the case any debts owed to the estate were recovered which would increase the assets owed to the Executor, they would refund their prorated parts of those debts on the condition that their obligation of £100,000 to the court be voided and of no effect. Their petition concluded with the statement that should they fail to keep their agreement, their obligation would remain in full force and effect.4
(Probate Judge) Massachusetts Money The pound was the currency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and its colonial predecessors until 1793. Like the British pound sterling of that era, the Massachusetts pound was subdivided into 20 shillings, each of 12 pence, but the Massachusetts and British pounds were not equivalent in value. British and other foreign coins were widely circulated in Massachusetts, supplemented by locally-produced coins between about 1652 and 1682 and by local paper money from 1690.

The paper money issued in colonial Massachusetts was denominated in pounds, shillings, and pence. Initially, six shillings were equal to one Spanish dollar. After years of high inflation, in 1749 Massachusetts withdrew its paper money from circulation and returned to money in the form of coin.

After the American Revolutionary War began in 1775, the Continental Congress began issuing paper money known as Continental currency, or Continentals. Continental currency was denominated in dollars from 1/6 of a dollar to $80, including many odd denominations in between. During the Revolution, Congress issued $241,552,780 in Continental currency.

Continental currency depreciated badly during the war, giving rise to the famous phrase "not worth a continental". Several factors contributed to the declining value. Monetary policy was not coordinated between Congress and the states which, like Massachusetts, continued to issue too many bills of credit not backed by tangible assets. Congress and the states lacked the will or the means to retire the bills from circulation through taxation or the sale of bonds. Another problem was that the British successfully waged economic warfare by counterfeiting Continentals on a large scale.

By the end of 1778, Continentals retained from 1/5 to 1/7 of their face value. By 1780, the bills were worth 1/40th of face value. Congress attempted to reform the currency by removing the old bills from circulation and issuing new ones, without success. By May 1781, Continentals had become so worthless that they ceased to circulate as money. Benjamin Franklin noted that the depreciation of the currency had, in effect, acted as a tax to pay for the war. In the 1790s, after the ratification of the United States Constitution, Continentals could be exchanged for treasury bonds at 1% of face value. The Massachusetts state currency depreciated greatly and was replaced by the U.S. dollar in 1793.

The painful experience of the runaway inflation and collapse of the Continental dollar prompted the delegates to the Constitutional Convention to include the gold and silver clause into the United States Constitution so that the individual states could not issue bills of credit, or "make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts." This restriction of bills of credit was extended to the Federal Government, as the power to "emit bills" from the Articles of Confederation was abolished, leaving Congress with the power "to borrow money on credit."5,6
(Probate Judge) Probate Dispute9 March 1780During the course of the Turell probate, Simon Tufts Esq., Executor, submitted itemized reports to the court accounting for his payments to beneficiaries and the expenses he incurred on estate business. On 9 March 1780, the Executor listed cash paid in the amount of £329, 3s, 8p to the residuary legatees.4
(Judge) Probate1 October 1783Simon Tufts Esq., Executor of the estate of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell was cited to appear before Judge Oliver Prescott at his office in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress), at 3 o'clock in the afternoon on 1 October 1783 to render an account of his Administration of the estate. Simon's citation extended to the heirs and others concerned citing them also to appear (if they think fit) at the same time and place, to offer any objections to the account exhibited for the court's approval. Simon was directed to serve the citation, with a return to the court, to the heirs and others concerned. As a result of their meeting, with the heirs consenting, Judge Prescott approved the Executor's account, and on 6 Nov 1783, entered it into the court record in Middlesex.4
(Judge) Administration3 October 1787Judge Oliver Prescott "inherited" the ongoing probate of the estate of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell when his predecessor John Winthrop died in 1779, and on 3 October 1787 he appointed Elizabeth (Hall) Tufts to be her deceased husband Simon Tufts Esq.'s successor Administrator and continue the unfinished probate. On the same date, Judge Prescott ordered John Brooks Esq., Ebenezer Hall and Moses Billings to complete another inventory and appraise the estate, according to their best skill and judgment, in lawful money of the Commonwealth.4

Family

Lydia Baldwin b. 15 Oct 1735

Citations

  1. [S1044] William Prescott M.D., The Prescott Memorial or a Genealogical Memoir of the Prescott Families in America, In Two Parts, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Henry W. Dutton & Son, 1870), pages 56-60. Hereinafter cited as The Prescott Memorial.
  2. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), Descendants of William Bolton, Fourth Generation, pages 8-10. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.
  3. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  4. [S485] Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (886 microfilm reels of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Ebenezer Turell 1778 probate packet# 23046, FHL Film# 421543. Hereinafter cited as Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  5. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_pound. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  6. [S225] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_American_currency

Sarah Prescott1

b. 29 January 1722/23, d. 12 May 1723
Father*Reverend Benjamin Prescott1 b. 16 Sep 1687, d. 27 May 1777
Mother*Elizabeth Higginson1 b. 28 Jun 1696, d. 20 Mar 1722/23
Birth*29 January 1722/23Sarah Prescott was born on 29 January 1722/23 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1
Death*12 May 1723 and died a few months later on 12 May 1723 in Salem.2

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Salem Births, Volume 2, page 193. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Salem Deaths, Volume 6, page 159.

Peter Presho1

Marriage*21 January 1750After their Intention of Marriage was recorded in Norton on 21 January 1750, he married Elizabeth Field, daughter of Zebulon Field and Anne Williams.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1190] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy: being the record of all the Field family in America, whose ancestors were in this country prior to 1700, Volume 1, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Chicago, Illinois: Hammond Press, W.B. Conkey Company, 1901), pages 235-238. Hereinafter cited as Field Genealogy, Volume 1.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Marriages, Volume 1, page 232, his surname spelled "Pursho". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Benjamin Preston1

b. 31 December 1727, d. 1 December 1798
Birth*31 December 1727Benjamin Preston was born on 31 December 1727 in Windlam, Windham County, Connecticut.1
Marriage*17 November 1763He married Bathsheba Snow, daughter of Solomon Snow and Bathsheba Mahurin, on 17 November 1763 in Stafford, Tolland County, Connecticut.1
Death*1 December 1798He died on 1 December 1798 in Ashford, Windham County, Connecticut, at age 70.1

Family

Bathsheba Snow b. c 1731, d. 22 Jan 1813

Citations

  1. [S416] The Alden Kindred Database, online at www.alden.org. The Alden Organization states that "the Alden Kindred Database is incomplete. It is not yet a complete listing of all Alden descendants; nor of all members of the Kindred. It contains information taken from various sources including Alden Kindred lineage papers, Mayflower Five Generations Project research, published genealogies, and other databases, not all of which has been fully documented." Nevertheless, some information obtained from the Alden Kindred Database has been included in this collection with the knowledge that, even if not accurate, may provide valuable clues. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as Alden Kindred Database.

Abigail Price1

b. 24 August 1766, d. 10 September 1813
Father*David Price2 b. c 1734, d. 7 Nov 1773
Mother*Ann Husband2 b. 29 May 1749, d. 17 Feb 1813
Birth*24 August 1766Abigail Price was born on 24 August 1766.2,3
Education*Abigail attended school in Philadelphia, her future husband being one of her teachers.2
Marriage*She married, as his first wife, Isaac Weaver Jr., son of Isaac Weaver and Sarah Dell. Evidence indicates they were married in Cecil County, Maryland.1,4,5,6,2
Religion*28 July 1783Abigail's husband was a Quaker and, on 28 July 1783, was complained of at Chester Meeting, Chester County, for marrying outside the Society to a woman not of his faith. He then, in writing, apologized at Chester Meeting for his "deviant" behavior, and was reinstated on 26 March 1784.2
Relocation25 October 1784Abigail and Isaac moved to Philadelphia shortly after Isaac received a certificate, for his membership transfer, from Chester Monthly Meeting on 25 October 1784.2
ReligionAfter the war, Abigail's husband was disowned by the Society of Friends for mustering in the militia. Throughout his life, however, he adhered to their principles in general, and used the plain language of the Friends within his family.2
(Daughter-in-law) Relocation1788Abigail's husband's parents, and some of their children, moved from Pennsylvania in 1788 to Monongalia County, Virginia and settled near Morgantown.5
RelocationAbout the same time that Isaac's parents relocated to Virginia, Isaac and Abigail moved with their children to Muddy Creek in that part of Washington County, Pennsylvania, that would become Greene County.2
Relocation1790The family moved again, probably in 1790, to Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.2
Relocation*before 1800Abigail and Isaac Weaver moved with their family to western Pennsylvania sometime before 1800 and settled at Muddy Creek, Waynesburg, Greene County.6
Death*10 September 1813She died on 10 September 1813 in Greene County at age 474,6,2,3
Burial* and was buried on their home farm on Castile Run near Clarksville, Greene County, Pennsylvania.4

Family

Isaac Weaver b. 1 Mar 1756, d. 22 May 1830
Children1.Ann Weaver2
2.Elizabeth Weaver4 b. 18 Sep 1785, d. 13 Jan 1870
3.Rachel Weaver+7,8 b. 4 Sep 1787, d. Nov 1858
4.Price Weaver4 b. 2 Jul 1789, d. 24 Jan 1859
5.William Weaver4 b. 19 Feb 1791, d. 11 Apr 1879
6.Sarah Weaver+4 b. 29 Dec 1792, d. 10 Dec 1876
7.Joshua Weaver4 b. 21 Jul 1795, d. 15 Dec 1816
8.Nancy Weaver4 b. 17 Jun 1797, d. 1 Sep 1855
9.Isaac Weaver4 b. 13 Dec 1800, d. 21 Oct 1866
10.David Weaver4 b. 24 Jan 1802, d. 29 Dec 1875
11.Harmon Weaver4 b. 24 May 1808, d. 22 Jan 1892

Citations

  1. [S44] Roy Henry Heaton, (Miles City, Montana). "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - Eleven Generations", prepared by hand in 1941. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, some of the information and the dates, particularly, in this pedigree chart often prove to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented was a good place for us to start, and has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - 1941."
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 357-359. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  3. [S1433] Newhouse Family: Gatchell & Getchell Descendants, online at http://www.newhousegetchell.net/…. Includes nine generations, 155 pages in PDF format, and was last updated on 02 December 2013, page 41. Hereinafter cited as Gatchell & Getchell Descendants.
  4. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), pages 300-301. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  5. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 229-230.
  6. [S1432] Pennsylvania State General Assembly Website, online at http://www.legis.state.pa.us/, Isaac Weaver Biography: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/BiosHistory/…. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania State General Assembly Website.
  7. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, page 294.
  8. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 7, page 260. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Ann Price1

b. 15 June 1772, d. after 1835
Father*David Price2 b. c 1734, d. 7 Nov 1773
Mother*Ann Husband2 b. 29 May 1749, d. 17 Feb 1813
Birth*15 June 1772Ann Nancy Price was born on 15 June 1772 in that part of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, that would become Washington County in 1781.2
Marriage*She married William Henry Cornwell.1
Death*after 1835She died after 1835 in Greene County, Pennsylvania.2

Family

William Henry Cornwell
Children1.Mary Cornwell1 b. 14 Dec 1797, d. 19 Apr 1855
2.Eliza Cornwell3 b. 6 Oct 1802, d. 25 May 1886
3.Charlotte Cornwell4 b. 15 Oct 1805, d. 16 Oct 1855

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 610-611. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1433] Newhouse Family: Gatchell & Getchell Descendants, online at http://www.newhousegetchell.net/…. Includes nine generations, 155 pages in PDF format, and was last updated on 02 December 2013, page 41. Hereinafter cited as Gatchell & Getchell Descendants.
  3. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 611-612.
  4. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, page 612.

Ann Llewellyn Price1

d. 1837
Residence*She was identified as Ann Llewellyn Price of St. Julian's House, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales.1
Marriage*1834She married Sunderland Clay Fowke, son of Francis Fowke and Mary Lowe, on 1834 at St. Mary's, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales.1
Death*1837She died in 1837.1

Family

Sunderland Clay Fowke b. 3 May 1798, d. 1 Jul 1873

Citations

  1. [S765] The Bell Family at Links - Genealogy, online at http://genealogy.links.org. Compiled by Camilla von Massenbach at e-mail address. Even though the database is a beta version and sourcing is incomplete, hard to find or absent, it provided some confirming information and new clues about the Bell family. Hereinafter cited as Bell Family at Links - Genealogy.

Benjamin Price1

b. 1720, d. 1805
Birth*1720Benjamin Price was born in 1720, his year of birth calculated from his age at death.2
Relocation*Benjamin Price settled in South Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts from Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
Marriage*17 October 1743He married Silence Hayward, daughter of Nathaniel Hayward and Mary Harvey, on 17 October 1743 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,1,4
(Soldier) French & Indian War1755Benjamin was 35 years old, with a wife and several young children in 1755 when he served under John Winslow at Nova Scotia.

In 1755, John Winslow was appointed lieutenant-colonel of a provincial regiment raised by Shirley to aid Lieutenant Governor Charles Lawrence of Nova Scotia in his attempts to sweep the French influence from the province, and he played an important role at the capture of Fort Beauséjour in June 1755. Winslow was then ordered to proceed to Grand-Pré, Nova Scotia, to remove the Acadian population, as part of the infamous Great Upheaval. Although often believed solely responsible for carrying out the deportation, Winslow was in charge of only one segment of a much larger operation. On 5 September 1755 he informed the assembled Acadian men that they and their families were to be removed from the province. Winslow termed the business “Very Disagreeable to my natural make & Temper,” in his “Journal of Colonel John Winslow of the provincial troops, while engaged in removing the Acadian French inhabitants from Grand Pre”. The numerous delays in arranging transports caused the deportation to take far longer than had been anticipated, but by November he had shipped 1,510 Acadians to Pennsylvania, Maryland, and other British colonies to the south. Among those soldiers serving under Winslow in Nova Scotia were Benjamin Price and John Bolton of Bridgewater.5,2
(Husband) Deathbefore 1782Benjamin became a widower when Silence Price died before 1782.2
Marriage*18 October 1782He married second, as her second husband, Mehitabel (Pratt) French on 18 October 1782 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).2
(Husband) Death1804Benjamin became a widower for the second time when Mehitabel (Pratt) French Price died in 1804.2
Death*1805He died in 1805 at age 85.2

Family 1

Silence Hayward d. b 1782
Children1.Mary Price2 b. 7 Jun 1744
2.Silence Price2 b. 25 Jul 1746
3.Sarah Price2 b. 16 Oct 1748
4.Hannah Price2 b. 15 Sep 1750
5.Benjamin Price+2 b. 4 Mar 1753
6.Lydia Price2 b. 29 May 1755
7.Betty Price2 b. 15 Nov 1758
8.Susanna Price2 b. 17 Jun 1761

Family 2

Mehitabel Pratt b. 1739, d. 1804

Citations

  1. [S612] Paul Dillon Hayward, Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater (Denver, Colorado: P.D. Hayward, 1985), Author stated in his Preface that this book is his third compilation on the Haywards and that most of the data he obtained from previously published sources. He warned that there are undoubtedly many errors, some of which may invalidate entire sections, page 4. Hereinafter cited as Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Price, pages 292-293. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Hayward, pages 181-190.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 176. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  5. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.