Person:George Prescott (1)

George Washington Prescott
m. 28 Apr 1892
  1. Bessie Mae Prescott1893 - 1893
  2. Mack Prescott1894 - 1894
  3. George Grady Prescott1896 - 1964
  4. Henry Jennings Prescott1898 - 1972
  5. Myrtle Prescott1899 - 1973
  6. Elvis Prescott1902 - 1902
  7. Odie M. Prescott1903 - 1973
  8. Maude Prescott1904 - 1986
  9. Unknown Prescott1907 - 1907
  10. Minnie Gertrude Prescott1909 - 1998
Facts and Events
Name[1] George Washington Prescott
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1856 Elba, Coffee County, Alabama
Marriage 28 Apr 1892 Hood County, Texasto Mary Gertrude Painter
Death? 7 Feb 1925 Frederick, Tillman County, Oklahoma
Burial? Frederick Cemetery, Tillman County, Oklahoma

Title: The Heritage of Coffee County, Alabama Author: Pea River Historical and Genealogical Society Publication: Heritage Publishing Consultants Inc., P.O. Box 67, (800-568-1611) Clanton, AL, 35046 Text: George Washington Prescott - Pioneer

George Washington Prescott was born in Elba, Coffee County, Alabama on October 14, 1855. His twin sister Elizabeth, passed away at birth. George's mother Hannah died in 1856 with yellow fever. Isaac died about the same time. We are not sure who the father of Hannah’s children is. Sarah Rebecca was born May 19, 1847. Millie was born abt. 1849. John W. was born Oct. 1853. They were living in the household of Isaac and Hannah Leggett Prescott in the 1850 census of Coffee County.

It is believed that Hannah, the mother of these children, was the daughter of Isaac and Hannah Prescott. After Hannah and Isaac died, Hannah Leggett Prescott kept the three older children and placed George in the home of Leroy Taylor. George lived with the Taylor family until he was about fifteen years old. He was living by himself in the 1870 census of Coffee County. George married Sarah Rachel Rhoades on September 10th, 1875 in Crenshaw County Alabama. They had five children. Sarah Malissie who married Lewis Fallon, Leta & John (twins), James Gordan, and William Mal.

George Prescott moved his family to Texas about 1886. Sarah Rachel died soon after moving to Texas and is buried in the Bluff Dale Cemetery in Hood County, Texas. George then married a young widow, Mary G. Painter Powell on April 28, 1892. Mary had two children by Stanley Powell, Maggie and Edgar. Mary was the daughter of Rev. Leander Painter and his wife Hannah Aust. Rev. Painter was the preacher at Rock Church in Hood County, Texas.

George W. Prescott and Mary had ten children. They were Bessie Mae, born in 1893 and died soon after. Mack born January 6, 1894 and died Feburary 1, 1894. George Grady born February 28, 1896 and died on September 2, 1964. Henry Jennings born January 13, 1898 and died on June 9, 1972. The first four children were all born in Bluff Dale, Hood County, Texas.

George and Mary then moved to Stephenville, Texas, where the next four children were born. Myrtle born August 22, 1899 and died on May 30, 1973. Elvis born May 1, 1902, he died December 20, 1902. Oda born March 30, 1903 and died February 15, 1973. Maude born October 15, 1904.

George moved his family to Post Oak in Clay County where an infant son was born there on November 10,1907. He died November 15, 1907. Minnie Gertrude was born in Post Oak on October 25, 1909. She died in January 1999 in Georgetown, Texas.

George sold his farm in Clay County in 1915 and moved his family to Frederick, Oklahoma in Tillman County. He rented a farm and he and Mary raised their large family. George was a diabetic and had a heart condition. He passed away February 7, 1925 in Frederick, Oklahoma and is buried in the City Cemetery. Mary lived until August 10, 1952. She died with heart failure. She was laid to rest next to George.

  1. G.W. Prescott and Mary Gertrude Painter Powell's wedding license.