Source: Prescott Memorial by Dr. William H. Prescott, Concord, New
John Prescott Line - Founder of Lancaster, Mass.
Susan Oliver Prescott b. April 27, 1808, m. July 22, 1833, William A. Wellman, a
merchant and many years deputy collector of the Boston Custom House; they removed to Brookline in 1844; she d. March 23, 1848.
Susan Oliver Prescott & William A. Wellman had issue at Boston, MA:
1. Ellen Margaret Wellman b. at Boston April 2, 1835. In 1863 she was living with her father, unmarried.
2. William Prescott Wellman b. at Boston Oct 31, 1836. Went to NYC May 21, 1854; engaged
in mercantile business; m. Emily Augusta Wenman on Sept 13, 1860. She was b. in NY Nov. 20,
1839. They had two children:
1. Florence Prescott Wellman b. June 11, 1861
2. Josephine Wellman b. Sept 7, 1862.
They resided in New York City, trader at 52 Walker Street, NYC. He was a member of the 3d Co., 7th Regt., New York Militia, Capt. James Price. On April 19,
1861, he wentxwith the regiment, Marshall Jefferds, Colonel, to the relief of the
capital of Washington and was mustered by General McDowell into the United States service
for 30 days. In about seven weeks afterward, he, with the regiment was mustered out of
service. He was on duty with his regiment in New York City during the riot of 1863.
3. Willard Lee Wellman b. in Boston March 12, 1839. Enlisted as orderly or first sergeant in Co. D - Capt. N. W. Bumstead, 45th Regt. Mass. Volunteers, Charles R.
Codman, Col. He was just out of the hospital at Newbern, N. Carolina in March 1863
where he had been confined from a wound received in a late expedition. He participated in
the battle of Kingston, N. C., 14 December, 1862, Whitehall, N.C. Dec. 16th, 1862,
where he was slightly wounded; mustered out of service with his regiment July 7, 1863.
Was called out during the riot in Boston in July, 1863.
4. Frederick Oliver Wellman, b. at Boston, Feb 6, 1841. Went to Japan, Aug 31, 1859, and was engaged in the mercantile business at Yokohama, Japan. He was
unmarried in 1868. He returned home after the close of the rebellion to recover his
5. Joseph Hiller Wellman, b. at Boston Oct 21, 1843. He had been in the mercantile business. Went as a Quarter Master Sergeant in 1862, with the 47th Regt
of Ma. Volunteers and in Feb. or March, 1863 was appointed to General Banks' staff.
6. Henry Cleveland Wellman, b. at Brookline, Massachusetts, Sept. 16, 1844 entered Harvard College in 1862.
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth
Posted by Jan J.
They were not our ancestors.