George Don Pedro Prescott was born 16 May 1864 at Pennfield, New
Brunswick, the son of Moses Prescott and his wife Alice A.
(Chaffey) Prescott. He married Jessie McLean.
Following are a blog post written about George and his family
and a family tree for George and his wife Jessie McLean, who was
born in 1868, I think in Maine, the daughter of Andrew and Susan
Jane (McNichol) McLean.
6 empty envelopes sent to members of the Prescott family of Maine
and New Brunswick, Canada. Although I'd love to have the
contents, I'm happy that someone took the time to note some
genealogical information on the back of a few of the envelopes.
The envelope above and directly below was sent to Honorable Jessey
Prescott, Jr., at Pennfield, New Brunswick. Apparently Mr.
Prescott, who I believe was Jesse, rather than Jessey, was the
Postmaster at Pennfield (Pennfield is misspelled on the envelope).
I believe the letter was sent from Eastport, Maine and
acquired markings from St. Stephen, Saint John and Pennfield along
its way. Note that someone has written Jesse Prescott along
the side, from a more contemporary era.
Three envelopes were addressed to Mr. George D. Prescott, two to
Eastport, Maine, and one to Poughkeepsie, New York. The
envelope addressed to Poughkeepsie appears to have the honorifics
"Hon" and "Mr." written perhaps as an afterthought. That
particular envelope was mailed from Eastport and marked along the
way by Portland and New York. Another envelope was mailed
from, I think, Waterville, Maine, to Eastport. The third was mailed
from Poughkeepsie, New York to Eastport, and it has a bit of
genealogical information on the reverse, again in that more
contemporary hand: George D. Prescott, 16 May 1864, Alice
A. Chaffey, Mother. Jessie McClean, wife, married 8 Dec
[Actually, Jessie's maiden name was McLean; more
on their genealogy below]
The reverse of the above three envelopes, in the same order:
The last two envelopes were addressed to Miss Kate C. Prescott, in
care of John Prescott at Calais, Maine. Both were mailed from
Eastport, Maine, one identified as coming from Box 8. Again,
there is some genealogical information on the reverse of one of
them in that more contemporary hand:George's Sister. Father
Moses 1827 fm Canada, Pennfield, N.B.. Mother Alice
Here is the reverse of the envelopes in the same order:
From online research,
hopefully correct, and assuming I have the correct Jesse Prescott
in Pennfield, New Brunswick, Canada:
Jesse Prescott was born 29 March 1833 at Pennfield, Charlotte
County, New Brunswick, Canada, the son of Jesse and Sarah "Sally"
(Knight) Prescott. His paternal grandparents were Jonathan
and Catherine (Marston) Prescott, both born in New Hampshire and
died in Maine. His maternal grandparents were Joshua and Jane
(Vernon) Knight, part of a group of families that came to New
Brunswick, Canada, from Pennsylvania.
On 26 Aug 1855, Jesse Prescott married Abigail Ann Young, who was
born 28 August 1827 at Pennfield, New Brunswick, the daughter of
John Bailey Young and his wife Priscilla (Hawkins) Young. Her
paternal grandparents were Isaac and Mary "Polly" (Turner) Young.
Her maternal grandparents were Zadok and Mary (Paul)
Jessie and Abigail Ann (Young) Prescott had a family of, I believe,
four daughters and a son.
Regarding the set of three envelopes: George Don Pedro Prescott was
born 16 May 1864 at Pennfield, New Brunswick, the son of Moses and
Alice A. (Chaffey) Prescott. His paternal grandparents were
Jesse and Sarah "Sally" (Knight) Prescott. His maternal
grandparents were James and Mary (Hurley) Chaffey.
On 9 December 1892, he married Jessie McLean, who was born in 1868,
possibly in Nova Scotia, the daughter of Andrew and Susan Jane
(McNichol) McLean. Her paternal grandparents were William and
Ann (McCredie) McLean. Her maternal grandparents were John
and Jane (McDiarmid) McNichol. Many of these names also
appear in online resources as Mac.
George D. and Jessie Prescott had a daughter Ethelyn. There
could have been more children, but I haven't yet found a record of
the family beyond the 1911 Census of Canada.
For anyone interested in the Knight family [George D. Prescott's
grandmother was a Knight], I found an interesting website on the
Harding family, one of whom married Amy Knight. There are
many letters of George's great grandfather Joshua Knight
transcribed there. Descendants
of William Harding
Finally, regarding the set of two envelopes: George's sister
Catherine "Kate" C. Prescott was born 15 July 1862, in Maine, the
daughter of Moses Prescott and his wife Alice A. (Chaffey)
Prescott. Her paternal grandparents were Jesse and Sarah
"Sally" (Knight) Prescott. Her maternal grandparents were
James and Mary (Hurley) Chaffey. The John Prescott that she
stayed with in Calais, Maine, was her uncle, her father's
In 1885, Kate married Frank Tenney Wadsworth, who was born 28 May
1862 at Eastport, Maine, the son of Samuel Longfellow Wadsworth and
his wife Ann (Bibber) Wadsworth. His paternal grandparents
were and had three sons as of the 1900 Census. Sadly,
she died on 24 October 1904 at Eastport, Maine. Frank
married for the second time on 28 July 1920 to Louise Milliken or
If you have any corrections, additions or insights regarding the
information provided above, please leave a comment or contact me
directly. To see family trees for people mentioned in this
post, and many more, click on the Family Trees page.
Map of Pennfield, New Brunswick, Canada:
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Map of Eastport, Maine:
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