no image
Privacy Level: Open (White)

William Prescott Frost Jr. (1850 - 1885)

William Prescott Frost Jr.
Born in Kingston, New Hampshiremap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 18 Mar 1874 in Lewiston, PAmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 34 in San Francisco, California, United Statesmap
Problems/Questions Profile manager: Ethan Lima private message [send private message]
Profile last modified | Created 15 Dec 2008
This page has been accessed 13,999 times.


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.[1]

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?[2]

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:

  • 1874-1875 at 14 Eddy.[3]
  • 1880: on California Street.[4]
  • 1882: 1404 Leavenworth[5]
Burial: Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Group 1, Lot 25, Grave 5, Interment# 14808
Isabelle shares the headstone with:
  1. William P. FROST 1823-1901
  2. Judith C. 1820-1893
  3. Sarah R. 1847-1847
  4. William P. Jr 1850-1885
  5. Belle Moodie his wife 1844-1900
  6. Jeanie P. 1876-1929
  7. Elliott 1896-1900
  8. Elinor 1907-1907
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.


  1. 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)
  2. "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 22 May 2014), Massachusetts > Middlesex > Cambridge, ward 1 > image 169 of 180; citing NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. "California Great Registers, 1866-1910," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2017), William Prescott Frost, 09 Jan 1874; citing Voter Registration, 14 Eddy 8, San Francisco, California, United States, county clerk offices, California; FHL microfilm 977,099.
  4. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 24 December 2015), California > San Francisco > San Francisco > ED 54 > image 2 of 19; citing NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. "California Great Registers, 1866-1910," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2017), William Prescott Frost, 1882; citing Voter Registration, 1404 Leavenworth, San Francisco, California, United States, county clerk offices, California; FHL microfilm 977,202.

Is William your ancestor? Please don't go away!
 star icon Login to collaborate or comment, or
 star icon contact private message the profile manager, or
 star icon ask our community of genealogists a question.
Sponsored Search by

DNA Connections
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 some percentage of DNA with William:

Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

Comments: 3

Leave a message for others who see this profile.
There are no comments yet.
Login to post a comment.
Researched and updated; distinguished from the former UM William Frost; now rejected as the same.
posted by Jillaine Smith
We have a four year old unmerged match. They clearly represent the same person but we need to confirm which set of parents is accurate. Anyone ?
posted by Jillaine Smith

Rejected matches › William Frost (bef.1848-)

F  >  Frost  >  William Prescott Frost Jr.

Categories: Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence, Massachusetts