Abel Prescott

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Dr. Abel Prescott (April 7, 1718 - October 22, 1805) was a doctor in Concord, Massachusetts and the father of two American heroes who sounded the alarm on April 19, 1775.

He was the father of Samuel and Abel Prescott who both joined Paul Revere and William Dawes on their ride to warn the Miltia that the British were on the move. Samuel Prescott was the only one to actually make it to Concord. Abel rode south to warn the towns of Sudbury and Framingham.

The rapid warning of Revere, Dawes, and Samuel and Abel Prescott alerted the Minutemen of this region in time for them to engage the British Army at the Battle of Lexington and Concord.


  • Groton Revolutionary War Pensioners in 1841 from Groton Historical Series Vol III by Dr. Samuel A. Green 1893, page 475.