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Dr. Abel Prescott

Male 1718 - 1805  (87 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Dr. Abel Prescott was born 7 Apr 1718, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died 22 Oct 1805, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Dr. married Abigail Brigham Abt 1742. Abigail (daughter of John Brigham and Martha) was born 31 Dec 1723, Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died Bef 12 Jun 1777. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 2. Lucy Prescott  Descendancy chart to this point was born 24 Apr 1757, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died 10 Oct 1792, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried , Old Hill Burying Ground, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Lucy Prescott Descendancy chart to this point (1.Dr.1) was born 24 Apr 1757, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died 10 Oct 1792, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried , Old Hill Burying Ground, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Lucy married Jonathan Fay 6 Dec 1776, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Jonathan (son of Jonathan Fay and Joanna Phillips) was born 21 Jan 1752, Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts; died 1 Jun 1811, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 3. Samuel Phillips Prescott Fay  Descendancy chart to this point was born 10 Jan 1778, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died 18 May 1856, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried , Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Samuel Phillips Prescott Fay Descendancy chart to this point (2.Lucy2, 1.Dr.1) was born 10 Jan 1778, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died 18 May 1856, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried , Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 18 May 1856, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Member of the Massachusetts Governor's Council, 1818-19. Overseer of Harvard College, 1824-52. Judge of probate, 1821-56.

    Ancestors of American Presidents (citation details below) has him dying in Concord, but his tombstone (viewable on his Find a Grave page, citation details below) says he died in Cambridge. So does a newspaper obituary shown on the same Find a Grave page; unfortunately, no information is given as to what newspaper the obituary came from.

    Harriet Howard (1782-1847) = Samuel Prescott Phillips Fay (1778-1856)
    Samuel Howard Fay (1804-1847) = Susan Montfort Shellman (1808-1887)
    Harriet Eleanor Fay (1829-1924) = James Smith Bush (1825-1889)
    Samuel Prescott Bush (1883-1894) = Flora Sheldon (1872-1920)
    Sen. Prescott Sheldon Bush (1895-1972) = Dorothy Wear Walker (1901-1992)
    George Herbert Walker Bush (1924-2018) = Barbara Pierce (1925-2018)
    George Walker Bush (1946- )

    Samuel married Harriet Howard Aft 31 Jul 1803, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Harriet (daughter of Samuel Howard and Anna Lillie) was born 27 Mar 1782, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 27 Jul 1847, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried , Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 4. Rev. Charles Fay  Descendancy chart to this point was born 21 Jul 1808, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died 6 Nov 1888, New York, New York; was buried , Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  Rev. Charles Fay Descendancy chart to this point (3.Samuel3, 2.Lucy2, 1.Dr.1) was born 21 Jul 1808, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died 6 Nov 1888, New York, New York; was buried , Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    "The Rev. Charles Fay, D.D., of Vermont, was born in Cambridge, Mass., July 21, 1808. He was graduated from Harvard College with honor 1829; in 1832 he became assistant teacher in the school established by Bishop Hopkins at Burlington, Vt., and was ordained Deacon in 1833. He organized St. Paul's Church, Vergennes, Vt., in 1838; he took charge of St John's, Highgate; in 1841, established a school for young ladies near Macon, Ga.; thence he removed in 1844 to Louisiana, and engaged in missionary work at Bayou Goula, then at New Orleans. In 1848, he was called to St Luke's, at St Albans, Vt. From 1857 to 1870, he was in charge of St. Paul's Church at Marquette, when he returned to Vermont, making his home at Grand Isle. He died in New York on the 6th of November, 1888, at the age of eighty." ["The Report on the Committee on Memorials of Deceased Members", citation details below.]

    Rev. — Charlotte Emily Hopkins. Charlotte (daughter of Bishop John Henry Hopkins and Melusina Müller) was born 4 May 1817, Ligonier, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania; died 23 Sep 1856, St. Albans, Franklin, Vermont. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 5. Katherine Maria Fay  Descendancy chart to this point was born 6 Jul 1847, New Orleans, Jefferson, Louisiana; died 29 May 1928, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 5

  1. 5.  Katherine Maria Fay Descendancy chart to this point (4.Rev.4, 3.Samuel3, 2.Lucy2, 1.Dr.1) was born 6 Jul 1847, New Orleans, Jefferson, Louisiana; died 29 May 1928, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 6 Jul 1846, New Orleans, Jefferson, Louisiana

    Katherine married William Eben Stone 22 Jun 1871, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. William (son of Dr. Ebenezer Stone and Elizabeth Holbrook Hawes) was born 27 Nov 1845, Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died 23 Feb 1921, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 6. Margaret Garrad Stone  Descendancy chart to this point was born 19 Jul 1886, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died 17 Sep 1937, London, England.


Generation: 6

  1. 6.  Margaret Garrad Stone Descendancy chart to this point (5.Katherine5, 4.Rev.4, 3.Samuel3, 2.Lucy2, 1.Dr.1) was born 19 Jul 1886, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died 17 Sep 1937, London, England.

    Margaret married Austin Tappan Wright 14 Nov 1912, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Austin (son of John Henry Wright and Mary Tappan) was born 20 Aug 1883, Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire; died 19 Sep 1931, Las Vegas, San Miguel, New Mexico. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 7. Sylvia Wright  Descendancy chart to this point was born 21 Jan 1917, Berkeley, Alameda, California; died 9 May 1981, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    2. 8. Phyllis Wright  Descendancy chart to this point was born 11 Dec 1919, Berkeley, Alameda, California; died 23 Feb 2007, New York, New York.


Generation: 7

  1. 7.  Sylvia Wright Descendancy chart to this point (6.Margaret6, 5.Katherine5, 4.Rev.4, 3.Samuel3, 2.Lucy2, 1.Dr.1) was born 21 Jan 1917, Berkeley, Alameda, California; died 9 May 1981, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    As a San Francisco newspaper columnist, she coined the word "mondegreen."

    "Sylvia Wright, a Writer and Harpers Ex-Editor," in The New York Times, 13 May 1981:

    Sylvia Wright, a freelance writer who frequently and humorously commented in national magazines on trends in modern living, died of cancer Saturday at her home in Cambridge, Mass. She was 64 years old.

    Miss Wright was also a former editor of Harpers Bazaar. A collection of her magazine articles, ''Get Away From Me With Those Christmas Gifts,'' was published by McGraw-Hill in 1957. She was also the author of a novel, ''A Shark Infested Rice Pudding.''

    After her graduation from Bryn Mawr College, Miss Wright edited and prepared for publication ''Islandia,'' a Utopian novel about an imaginary country written by her father, the late Austin Tappen [sic] Wright, who was a professor of law at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Pennsylvania. The novel, which has been a steady seller, was published in 1942, reissued in 1958. It is currently published by Arno Press Inc. and the New American Library.

    At her death, Miss Wright was writing a biography of her great-aunt, Melusina Fay Peirce, an early feminist and first wife of the American physicist, mathematician and philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce.

    Miss Wright is survived by her husband, Paul J. Mitarachi; a son, John; a sister, Phyllis King of Manhattan; and two brothers, Benjamin and William Wright.


  2. 8.  Phyllis Wright Descendancy chart to this point (6.Margaret6, 5.Katherine5, 4.Rev.4, 3.Samuel3, 2.Lucy2, 1.Dr.1) was born 11 Dec 1919, Berkeley, Alameda, California; died 23 Feb 2007, New York, New York.

    Phyllis — Lowell King. Lowell (son of Clarence Baker King and Alice Darracott Seabrook) was born 2 May 1920, New Canaan, Farfield, Connecticut; died 27 Aug 1969, New York, New York. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 9. Tappan Wright King  Descendancy chart to this point was born 10 Sep 1950.


Generation: 8

  1. 9.  Tappan Wright King Descendancy chart to this point (8.Phyllis7, 6.Margaret6, 5.Katherine5, 4.Rev.4, 3.Samuel3, 2.Lucy2, 1.Dr.1) was born 10 Sep 1950.

    Tappan — Beth Ann Meacham. Beth was born 14 Nov 1951, Newark, Licking, Ohio. [Group Sheet]