Echols County Georgia to Highlands County Florida

16 Feb 1824 1
Appling County, GA 1

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Samuel Everett Prescott 1
16 Feb 1824 1
Appling County, GA 1
Male 1
Place: Manatee Co., FL (became Hardee Co.) 1
From: 1869 1
Place: Joshua Creek, FL 1
From: 1866 1
To: 1869 1
Place: Echols Co., GA 1
From: 1861 1
Place: Clinch Co., GA 1
From: 1856 1
Place: Lowndes Co., GA 1
From: 1833 1
Father: Jesse S Prescott 1
Lucinda "Lucy" Peterson 1
20 Jan 1850 1
Military then farmer 1

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Samuel Everett Prescott

Ga to Fl

Samuel E Prescott was born in Appling County, Ga in 1824.  In 1837 at age 13, he served in Capt. Samuel Swilley's Company, 2nd Florida Militia and in 1839-40 as corporal in Captain David R. Bryan's Company, Georgia Militia, during the Indian Wars.

Married Lucy Peterson in 1850. 

First tax collector for Echols County, GA from 1856-61.

March 10,1861 he enlisted as a private in Company C, 7th Florida Infantry Regiment C.S.A.  He fought in the battles of Chicamaugua, Missionary Ridge and the Battle of Atlanta.  His  regiment was with General Robert E. Lee's army at the surreder of Appomatix in 1865. 

In 1866 with a yoke of oxen and a wagon, his family headed south and settled in Joshua Creek, near Arcadia, FL. 

In 1869 they moved to what became Sebring (formerly Manatee County), and were the first settlers to what was to become Highlands County,FL.

The Highlands County Historical Society dedicated a marker to his memory at the family Cemetary in 1976.


Samuel E and Lucy Prescott's children: Elvira-born 4-2-1870 / married George Grant Budd Lemuel-born 11-5-1868 / married Jennie Crews Henry-born 5-27-1865 Hiram-born 1-16-1863 / married Louisa Durrance John M.-born 7-21-1869 / married Sophia Sellers Sarah-born 8-23-1857 / married Off WIlliams Narcissa-born 4-22-1855 / married William H Parnell Mary-born 6-24-1853 / married Andrew Williams James-born 9-21-1851 / married Oregon Gillispie

I'm the GGGreat Grand Son of Samuel E Prescott and the Great Grand Son of John Prescott and the Grand Son of Samuel E Prescott. I'm attempting to locate a Photo Of my GGGreat Grand Father SE Prescott. If anyone can help please contact me at TY

My great grandmother was Sarah Jane Prescott Williams, daughter of Samuel E. Prescott. My great grandfather was Off Williams. Their daughter was my grandmother, Mary Ellen Williams Stanton. I would love to have family photos/info.

My 2nd great grand mother is Ollie A. Prescott (1876-1936). Her farther was James Edward Prescott (1851-1936) and his farther was Samuel E. Prescott (1824-1897).

Ollie is buried in the Prescott Cemetary

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