Martin Lewis Prescott was a member of the Prescott family in Arcadia Bay. He was involved in laying the foundations of the upstart Prescott business empire. Martin Lewis Prescott resided at the old Prescott Ranch on the edge of town, where the old barn is located, and was alive in 1903.
Living up to the Prescott name, Martin was a stern man. Although polite, he was demanding when it came to money. A letter dated July 22, 1903 can be found in the Prescott Barn in Episode 4, "Dark Room", concerning the debts of a certain Mr. Lyndon who had borrowed money from the Prescotts.
In the letter, Martin demanded that Mr. Lyndon repay his debt and send Martin a written apology. Max comments that she guesses the Prescotts were just "born bastards".
July 22, 1903 Martin Lewis Prescott Prescott Ranch Arcadia Bay, Oregon
Dearest Mr. Lyndon
I am writing in regards to your outstanding debts that you have chosen to ignore. The Prescotts may not be established business gentlemen but we are businessmen and expect our due. We take your silence as a personal insult and thus dedicate our family name to make your pay your debt with the percent interest, plus a written apology. If these conditions are not met by the end if the day July 24, in the year of our Lord 1903, rest assured we will make your life a living hell.