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Benjamin Prescott (abt. 1716 - 1778)

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Benjamin Prescott
Born about in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USAmap
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Benjamin Prescott was a justice of the peace and an enterprising merchant in Salem, MA.[1]


Benjamin Prescott[2]

Birth Record

PRESCOT (see also Prescott), Benja[min], s. Rev. Benja[min] and Eliza[beth] (Higginson), Jan. 29, 1716-17. [3] [4]

Marriage Record

PRESCOTT Benja[min] [jr. int.] and [Mrs. int.] Rebecca Minot of Concord, at Concord, Aug. 12, 1741. [5] to Rebecca Minot[6]


18 AUG 1778 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA[7]


Elizabeth Higginson, born June 28, 1696, at Salem, Mass.; died Mar. 20, 1722-3, at Salem ; married Oct. 20, 1715, at Salem, Rev. Benjamin Prescott, son of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Hoar) Prescott, born Sept. 16, 1687, at Concord, Mass. ; died May 27, 1777, at Salem.
Children (Prescott), born at Salem :
Benjamin, b. Jan. 29, 1716-7; d. Aug. 18, 1778, at Salem ; m. Aug. 12, 1741, at Concord, Kebecca Minot, dau. of Col. James and Martha (Lane)
Minot, b. May 15, 1720, at Concord; d. Oct. 8, 1761, at Salem. A. M., H. C, 1736.


  1. Prescott: Benjamin Prescott (#98-1) page. 52.
  2. Higginson: Page 15
  3. Salem Births; Massachusetts Vital Records Project; page 215
  4. Higginson: Page 15
  5. Salem Marriages; Massachusetts Vital Records Project; page 215
  6. Higginson: Page 15
  7. Higginson: Page 15


  • WikiTree profile Prescott-728 created through the import of John Higginson.ged on Oct 3, 2013.

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  • Frank Gill : Mitochondrial DNA Test HVR1, haplogroup H

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