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Dr Samuel Prescott

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Dr Samuel Prescott

Birth
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 1777 (aged 25–26)
Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Memorial Site* Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

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Revolutionary War Patriot. He was in Lexington, Massachusetts, the night of April 18/19, 1775, courting Lydia Mulliken. It was there he met Paul Revere and William Dawes, who were racing through the countryside to warn the citizenry that a force of British regulars were on the march. Prescott, a High Son of Liberty, joined them for their planned ride to Concord. Along the way, a patrol of British soldiers attempted to stop them. Revere was captured, and Dawes was thrown by his horse and ended up walking back to Lexington. Prescott, familiar with the landscape, made his escape by taking his horse off of the road, and brought the vital news to Concord. Later in the Revolutionary War, he joined the crew of a privateer, but was captured by the British and taken to a prison camp in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At the State Archives of Halifax, Dr. Samuel Prescott is listed on a prison roaster as a prisoner from 1776-1777 at Ft. Ticondaroga, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He became ill and never recovered. Samuel, along with other deceased prisoners, are buried in unmarked graves outside the walls of the prison, Ft. Ticondaroga, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The marker pictured here is located at the site of his home in Concord.

Bio by: Eric Thomsen


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Eric Thomsen
  • Added: 10 Aug 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7752485
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7752485/samuel-prescott : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Samuel Prescott (19 Aug 1751–1777), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7752485, citing Samuel Prescott Memorial, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .