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Abel Prescott, Jr[1, 2]

Male 1749 - 1775  (26 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document


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  • Name Abel Prescott 
    Suffix Jr 
    Born 12 Apr 1749  Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 26 Oct 1749  Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service On April 18th 1775 Paul Revere and two others including Abel's brother Samuel set off to warn the colonist in Lexington MA that the British Army was coming to arrest John Hancock and Samuel Adams and seize weapons that were stored in Concord. As they started off to the west Abel Prescott Jr. headed south to warn the towns of Sudbury and Farmingham. While returning British soldiers fired upon him and he was slightly wounded in his side. He managed to escape the soldiers by hiding in the house of Mrs. Heywood, however the following September he died as a result of Dysentery a complication of his bullet wound. 
    Died 3 Sep 1775 
    Siblings 7 siblings 
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    Person ID I3316  Nagel
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2014 

    Father Abel Prescott,   b. 7 Apr 1718, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1805, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Abigail Brigham,   b. 31 Dec 1723, Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 21 Jun 1777  (Age 53 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Abt 1742 
    Family ID F1135  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart