William Prescott Frost, Jr., was born on 27 Dec 1850 in Kingston, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.
Gary Boyd Roberts claims to have documented his ancestry back to royalty, identifying William Jr's parents as: William Prescott Frost and Judith Colcord.
He was a descendant of colonist Nicholas Frost from Tiverton, Devon, England who had sailed to New Hampshire in 1634 on the Wolfrana.
Was he the 19-year-old William P Frost, b NH, college student in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1870?
Frost was a teacher and later an editor for the San Francisco Evening Bulletin. He had aspirations for his son Robert to follow his path and become an editor in California. However, Robert Frost became a poet.
William Prescott FROST and Isabelle (Belle) MOODIE were married on 18 Mar 1874 in Lewistown, Mifflin Co., Pennsylvania.
By 1874, he'd moved his family (Belle and sons Robert and James) to San Francisco; they lived in multiple places over the next ten years:
Burial: Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Group 1, Lot 25, Grave 5, Interment# 14808
Isabelle shares the headstone with:
William P. FROST 1823-1901
Judith C. 1820-1893
Sarah R. 1847-1847
William P. Jr 1850-1885
Belle Moodie his wife 1844-1900
Jeanie P. 1876-1929
She died on 21 Nov 1900 of cancer in Penacook, Merrimack Co., N.H.
He died on 5 May 1885 of tuberculosis in San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California.
↑ Gary Boyd Roberts, "Royal Scions in Northern New England: Some Notable Descendants of Joseph Bolles, Elder William Wentworth and/or Rev. Samuel Dudley," in Nexus, Boston, MA: NEHGS, vol. 10, p 106 (membership required)
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with William by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with William: