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Abel Ebenezer Prescott Heald, Dr.

Abel Ebenezer Prescott Heald, Dr.

Male 1809 - 1873  (63 years)

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  • Name Abel Ebenezer Prescott Heald 
    Suffix Dr. 
    Born 19 Aug 1809  Chester, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 May 1873  Canton, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 19 May 1873  Greenwood Cemetery, Canton, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3717  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2007 

    Father Amos Heald, Major,   b. 18 Nov 1767, Lincoln, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1849, Chester, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Lydia Edwards,   b. 6 May 1783,   d. 7 Oct 1802, Temple, Hillsboro, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years) 
    Married 4 Mar 1802  Temple, Hillsboro, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Hassam Whipple,   b. 18 Aug 1811, Weathersfield, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1891, Canton, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 26 Mar 1833  Chester, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Charles Thaddeus Heald,   b. 21 Jan 1834, Chester, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1918, Canton, Fulton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Lydia A. Heald,   b. 1835, Chester, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Harvey Prescott Heald,   b. 17 Sep 1836, Chester, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1916, Ravenswood, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +4. Allen Woods Heald,   b. 30 Jul 1838, Chester, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1918  (Age > 81 years)
    +5. Pleasant Oliver Heald,   b. 28 Mar 1844, Chester, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1930, of, Devils Lake, Ramsey, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 87 years)
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F2121  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Aug 1809 - Chester, Windsor, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Mar 1833 - Chester, Windsor, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 May 1873 - Canton, Fulton, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 19 May 1873 - Greenwood Cemetery, Canton, Fulton, Illinois Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: A Partial list of the Descendents of Matthew Whipple, the Elder, of Bocking, Essex County, England / Compiled from Divers Sources by Henry Burdette Whipple (High Point, North Carolina, Oct. 1965), p. 36.

      !SOURCE: GEDCOM file from Larry Heald (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Website, 15 Sep 1999.

      !BIOGRAPHY: " He held the office of town clerk of Chester for 27 years. Chester, 23 Feb 1872: 'Prescott Heald, for many years the efficient town clerk of Chester, expects to remove to Canton, Ill. next month. Mr. Heald will sell at auction on Wed. next a large amount of property, preparatory to leaving the State.'

      "He joined his three sons Charles Thaddeus, Henry Prescott, and Allen Wood Heald in Canton Ill.. Charles and Allen appear in the 1860 Ill Census, while Allen and Henry are listed in the Adjutant General's Report of the State of Illinois in the 7th Illinois Cavalry.

      "From his obituary in the 23 May 1873 Fulton County Ledger:

      "Prescott Heald, Esq., died at his residence in this city, on Saterday evening last, May 17th, in the 64th year of his age, of Bright's disease of the kidneys, after a severe illness of about two weeks.

      "Mr. Heald was born in Chester, Vermont, August 18th, 1809, and lived in that town until March, 1872, when he came to this State, and became a resident of Canton. In 1833 he was married to Miss Mary H. Whipple, of Wethersfield, Vermont, who survives him. To them five children were born - four sons and one daughter. The daughter died at the age of eight years. The sons are all living, reside in this State, and were all present when their father died. They are C.T., Henry, A.W., and Pleasant Heald.

      "Prescott Heald was in active business life up to the time of his removal from Vermont to this State, and was highly honored and esteemed by the people among whom he lived. He served one term in the legislature of his native State, was town clerk of Chester for twenty-seven successive years, succeeding his father in that position, was town treasurer for many years, and held various places of trust and honor in his town. The office of town clerk had been filled by the family for a period of about seventy-five years, dating back to his grandfather. At the April election Mr. H. was elected one of the Justices of the Peace for this township.

      "About eighteen years ago he united with the Congregational church of Chester, and two years after he was elected deacon of the church, which place he held until he came to Canton. The first Sunday in April last he united with the Congregational church in this city. He was a devoted christian man, and by his daily walk and peaceful death gave evidence of his acceptance with God. Funeral services were held at his late residence, Monday afternoon, Rev. H. Mills, paster of the Congregational church of this city, and Rev. Mr. Taylor, of the Congregational church of Farmington, officiating.

      "As a man Mr. Heald, in his brief sojourn in this city, had won the esteem of all who became acquainted with him, by his mild, gentlemanly manner, and his upright deportment. He was a kind and devoted husband and father; and his loss in the family circle, particularly, will be deeply felt.

      "For several years he had, at intervals, come nigh unto death, but the nature of his disease was not understood until the attack which caused his death, when it was ascertained to be that fatal disease caleed Bright's disease of the kidneys. His surviving children had all preceded him to the west, and he came here with his aged companion that they might spend the remainder of their days free from business cares, and enjoy the society of those dear to them by the dearest ties of nature until death should call them home. And peacefully he departed. Truly 'Blessed are they who die in the Lord'." --(Reported by L. Heald)



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