Preston Bulletin Board
Original or first Bulletin Board. Inquiries from 10/1/1997 to 5/1/1998
I am getting a number of inquiries for help in locating
Prestons. Unfortunately I can not provide much help most of the time. I am going to post
inquiries on this page so that others can see them and perhaps provide some help. Also, if
anyone wants to supply me with their line (PRESTONs) I will put up a page for that family.
It would be nice if all the different lines could be linked, and perhaps someday most of
them will. If you do not want your inquiry posted,
please tell me. If anyone can help, either contact me, Fred Preston, or contact the person
entering the query. Actually, you could contact both of us that way I can enter the line
on this page. If any of the people requesting information get help from this page I would
like to know. You cannot post inquiries yourself, send email to me and I will do it.
Embedded music is "It's A Small World After All".
- Larry Duncan Preston
looking for information on his grandparents and their ancestors. Larry's grandparents were
Elmer Elsworth Preston and Lillian 'Edwards' Preston. (needs information on Lillian.)
Also, Elmer was the son of John A. Preston and Hannah Bentley. John A. Preston was the son
of Peter and Abi (Hole) Preston. It is believed that John A. was born probably in Virginia
10-28-1824. The family moved from Virginia to Columbia Co., Ohio in 1825. Elmer and
Lillian lived in Boone, Iowa where she died in the 1950's. Any information would be
appreciated. April 98.
- Ms. Martha Burgess is looking for
information on a David Preston born in Bedford, VA about 1765 and married Ann Unknown.
They had a daughter, Anne Preston who married William Smith. She would like any
information on these people.
- James Lee Preston is looking for information on
James F. Preston who married Kate Egan about 1895. He believes James was born in VA and
then came to Texas. His son Lee Egan Preston married Mary Cecil Degan of Lousville
(Louisville ?), Texas. Their son was Lee Egan Preston Jr. (James' father). Information on
James F. Preston would be appreciated.
- Barbara Jean Preston Jordon is looking for
information on David William Preston, born London England abt 1880, married Bertha Kate
Groom. They had two sons, Harold Preston b.1899-1900 and Herbert Edward Preston
b.4-23-1903. Harold stayed in England and had 2 children, Christopher and Patricia
Preston. Herbert Edward Preston came to US in 1920's. Any information appreciated. Posted
- Dennis J. Parmer is looking for information
on Georgia Ann Preston daughter of William Gay Preston 1815-1900 and her mother was
Delania Smith 1823-1910. Georgia's brothers and sisters were John Jefferson Preston
1841-1862, Sara Frances Preston, Archibald G. Preston 1847-1929 and Nancy Victoria Preston
1852-1923. Georgia married Geroge Robert (Budd) Parmer 1849-1906. Believe her grandfather
was William Gilliam Preston 1780-1832 and GGrandfather Thomas Preston 1754-1836 but need
this confirmed. She lived in the Clay County, Alabama area. If the Grandfather and
GGrandfather are correct, this ties into the Augusta Co., VA to Walton Co., GA Prestons.
- William Preston Kochman is seeking information on
William Louis Preston, believed to be from Ohio, and possibly of Welsh descent. He married
June Collier also of Ohio, sometime between 1900-1934. They had 4 children probably in
Marietta, Ohio. The children are, Doris Eloise Preston, William Louis Preston Jr., June
Darlene Preston and Gertrude Elinor Preston. Now for confusion.... Doris Preston married
William Yokem (Spelling??) and they had several children born in the Pittsburgh, PA area.
One of these children is Barbara Lee Preston b.8/1/35. Not sure if the name was changed or
how it became something other than Yokem. Anyway, William would like some help, anyone who
can shed some light on this family should contact him. Thanks. (posted 3/10/98)
- Donna Preston Loveland
seeking ancestor/family information about Ebenezer Preston, b. abt. 1750 (location not
known), joined Am. Rev. at age 26 in 1776 in New Jersey; applied for and received federal
pension in 1833; listed as patriot by DAR on plaque in Cape May Courthouse, NJ; appeared
in the ratables in Cape May County and Cumberland County from 1789-1807. His son, Ebenezer
Preston Jr., born 1786 in Cape May Co., NJ, married Mahala Tomlin abt. 1809. Their
children were Richard b.1816, David b.1816 m. Amelia Corson, Ebenezer III, Elizabeth
b.1823 m. David Wright, William m. Margaret Ann Hatch in Illinois and moved his family to
Oregon in 1879, Robert, Sarah A. b.1831 m. Hathorn Tomlin, Lydia Ann b.1832 m. Jeremiah
Corson and Othniel. Ebenezer Preston Jr.'s family moved to Sangamon Co., Illinois in 1839.
Donna is seeking information on any/all members of this family. She has other information
on their descendants that she is willing to share.
- Devin Rollis is looking for information
on a Susannah Preston who married John Caldwell sometime before 1760 when their first son
was born. They lived in Augusta/Botetourt County VA. Their daughter Nancy Caldwell married
John A. Mann. John and Nancy Mann named one of their sons Archibald Preston Mann. Can
someone tell us who Susannah Preston's parents were ??
- This is a somewhat unusual request. David D'Apice
has recently moved into a home built by Marshall Preston in 1820 in Billerica, Mass. He is
looking for any pictures of Marshall or his house or any other information on Marshall.
David is restoring the house. Marshall was the son of Amariah Preston and Hannah Reed. If
anyone has pictures please contact David. Thank you.
- Rhoda is looking for information on Edward
Preston b.xxxx d.1944. Edward was living on the Wylie plantation in Spotslyvania Co., VA.
He left there in a hurry helped by his sister and went to Stafford Co.. He married Cellie
Barnet. He had at least one son, John Edward Preston b.7/18/1890. Posted 2/20/98.
- Cheryel Goodale is searching for
information on Thomas Preston 1830-1887 who married Sarah Cannon 1837-1904 and had at
least two daughters. One of the daughters, Nettie Preston b.1863 married Frank McCrady in
Ontario. One of Frank and Nettie's children was Charles McCrady. Any information
appreciated, contact either link above or myself. Posted 2/19/98.
- Bill Scholtes formerly from St. Joseph, MI is
looking for ancestors from England and Ohio. John Preston b. abt.1788 in England,
immigrated abt. 1825 died 8-22-1851 in Marion Co., OHIO. He married Hannah Pool b.abt.1795
in England, immigrated abt.1825 and died 10-5-1843 in Marion Co., OHIO. One child
mentioned, Sarah Ann Preston b.11-21-1826 d.9-15-1904 in Berrien Co., MI. She married on
6-18-1848 Henry Geyes Hyland. Posted 2-3-98. Help appreciated as always.
- Dianne Glover is looking for information on her
great grandmother, Frances Preston b.1846 in Mississippi and married Duncan Graham in
1869. According to the 1910 census she had 9 children all alive in 1910. Her parents were
apparently also born in Mississippi. Any info appreciated. Posted 1/26/98.
- Sharron McBride is looking for information on
Francis Preston born abt. 1778 and died abt 1874/75 in Mason Co., KY.. He married on 30
Nov.1799 in Mason Co., KY Elizabeth Stubblefield b. abt.1783 in VA. She was the dau. of
Robert Stubblefield. Their daughter, Mary Preston b.abt.1813 in KY, married Frazer Duerson
Herndon and moved to Missouri. Their son Benjamin Preston also moved his family to MO. It
is believed Francis could have been born in Maryland. Please help. Posted 1/26/98.
- R. Phillips is looking for the parents of
Lewis Preston. He was born in 1788 in Virginia. His parents are believed to be Jilson
Preston and Ruth Stone. They were in Garrard County, KY in 1810. Jilson Preston may be
related to Tolliver and Enoch Preston and possibly John Preston. The 1810 census shows
that Jilson (Gillson) would have been born before 1765. Any information would be
appreciated. Posted 1/24/98.
- Frank and Diana Preston are looking for
information on Martin Preston. His son was Frank Asberry Preston born 8-3-1859 in
Paintsville, Johnson, KY. Frank married Nellie Deborah Weaver who was born 9-14-1866 in
Anamosa, Jones, Iowa. Posted 1/22/98.
- Bruce Preston is looking for information on
his grandfather, Arlie H. (Hirem ?) Preston. Born in 1878 probably in Michigan but his
parents believed to be of the New England Prestons. At one time he lived in Michigan with
a Baird family before he was married. Spent most of his life in Trinidad, CO. Arlie's son
was Marshall Preston b.1911. Any information appreciated. Posted 1/16/98 Modified 5/7/98.
- Fred Preston is looking for the parents of John
Preston born 1726 in County Derry Ireland and came to America in 1775 with his wife
Eleanor Fairman b.1725, Jane Preston b.1758 and Walter Preston b.1756. Their son Robert
Preston had come to America in 1773. He was born 1750. They settled in Washington Co., VA.
They were Scots-Irish living in Londonderry area, dont know if born in Northern Ireland or
came from either Scotland or England. Any information welcome. Posted 1/16/98.
- Stephen Smith is looking for information on
James Preston of Worcestershire, England who came to America in 1852 with his wife
Elizabeth (Hobbs) Preston. Posted 1/13/98.
- Thomas Preston is searching for information that
looks like it could be connected to the inquiry below. His fourth great grandfather is
supposed to have come from Furness Abbey and his name was William. He married Cynthia Lord
and they came to Rumney, New Hampshire. Two of their sons migrated to Ohio, around
Defiance and fought in the war of 1812. One son was John and one was WILLIAM. Williams son
was Henry Clay Preston. Henry Clay Preston and a twin brother, George migrated to Iowa in
1857. Posted 1/13/98.
- Bill Smith is looking for parents of William
Charles Preston, Sheriff of Defiance Co., OH, in 1824-1828. He was born abt.1780 in either
VT, MA or NH and died Nov. 1837 in Williams Co., OH. His brother JOHN married Sophia
Ewing. Posted 1/13/98.
- Kay Eastaugh is looking for information on
the following: Her gggrandfather was George Preston who married a Charlotte Pledger in
BURROUGH GREEN, Cambridgeshire, England in 1828. His son Thomas 'Pledger' Preston married
Unknown and had as many as 16 children. One of the children, Walter Preston is believed to
have come to Canada and joined the Mounties, Sergeant Preston no doubt. Another of the
children is Kay's grandfather. She would like any information she can get on this family.
- Liz Baty is looking for the parents and birth place
of JOHN PRESTON b.ca.1838 somewhere in Quebec ?, Canada. He is listed as French Canadian
and his parents as "foreign" on the 1870 census for Pittsfield Twp., Warren Co.,
PA. (since this is a US census, "foreign" could mean Canada as well as overseas.
He was in lumbering. In Pittsfield he married about 1868 ? Mary Jane "Jennie"
Darling born about 1851/3, daughter of Solomon and Catherine ??? Darling. Their first son
Delbert Eugene Preston was born Dec. 1869. Another child was Ira O. Preston born 1871,
possibly other children. Jennie petitioned for divorce in 1877 and the divorce was final
in Mar. 1878, the subpoena was not served as John was already gone. Any clues would be
greatly appreciated. Liz Baty. Posted 1/8/98.
- Randy and Patti Necessary (also Essary) are
looking for information on a Lucretia (Lucressy) Preston, born about 1775 in Russell Co.,
VA ? and died after 1850 in Tazewell Co., VA. Lucretia Preston married William Henry
Necessary also born 1775 and they lived in Russell Co., VA. Any information on Lucretia or
the origin of the name Necessary or Essary would be appreciated. Posted 12/16/97.
- J. Dixon ? trying to connect
to Bedford, VA Prestons. Moses Preston (pvt. Rev. War) b.1763 Bedford Co., VA d.4-18-1842
in Lawrence Co., KY, married Fanny Arthur on 9 Jul 1783 in Bedford Co.. Fanny b.1764 in
Bedford, d. 30 Dec.1844 in Lawrence Co., KY. Their children:
- Isaac Preston
- Stephen Preston
- Moses (Coby) Preston b.5-2-1797 (Bedford) d.11-28-1868 Johnson Co., KY married first
Elizabeth Haney, second, Nancy Peery.
- John Preston.
- Henry, Arthur, Susan, Linda, Polly Preston.
- Jane Preston b.ca 1799 VA married Archibald Borders on 14 Dec 1820.
- Betty Preston
Need to know who the parents of Moses were ???
Derek Preston is
looking for information on a Julia Catherine Preston b.1944, this may be her maiden name
or married name ?? Last known to be a state registered nurse living in Westcliff-on-sea,
UK in 1968.
Patrica Royer is looking for
information on Lovisa Preston, daughter of Jeptha T. Preston and Jane Graham Preston.
Lovisa married Peter Katz in 1859 and they lived in Jefferson County, PA. Any information
Ruth Hall is
looking for information on the parents of Daniel Joseph Preston b.4-6-1852 in Logan Co.,
Ohio and died 8-1-1928 in Findley, Ohio, married Wilhelmina Stephen (1859-1923) and their
children, all born in Van Wert, Ohio, were, Harry Preston, Calvin, Pearl, Viola, Bertha
May, Elizabeth and Charles Preston. Ruth has a Genealogy site at
Bill Preston looking for
the parents of William A. Preston who died 10-1880 in Jacksonville, FL. Williams wife was
from Mass. Their son John Alexander Preston (1856-1924) born in Richview, IL. John married
Clara Petitt. John and Clara had a son John Zenas Preston b.12-6-1883 in Waldo, FL and
died 5-19-45 in Jacksonville, FL. John Zenas Preston married Mary Lois Warrington. Their
son Wm Warrington Preston Sr and then Bill Jr. Again any help would be appreciated.
Sam Stewart wants information
on Amos Preston believed to be born in Willington Hollow, CT. His son Joshua Preston
married Caroline Eldridge. Dates unknown but probably late 1700's or 1800's.
D. E. Mayfield is looking
for information on a Mary Preston Barger. John Preston's daughter, Mary Preston, married
John Barger on 2-4-1822 in Montgomery County, Virginia. Other information which may be
related is the 1850 census shows a family as follows: Headed by Mary Barger age 44
(est.b.1806), John Barger 25, Mary Barger 23, Daniel Barger 19, Wm. J. Barger 16, Geo. W.
Barger 11, Thomas J. Barger 9, Ballard M. Barger 6 and Andrew Barger 13, listed in that
order. Also in the (Large) household were John Preston 84 (born in Ireland) est.1766, Lucy
Preston 80 (est.b.1770) and Robert Preston 38 (est. born 1812). Can anyone connect these
Prestons or Bargers to one of the Preston lines in Virginia ??? The BALLARD name could
link them to Smithfield Prestons.
Cliff Huber wrote:
Prestons of Armagh, ireland- My gg gf, Isaac Preston, Jr. came from Market Hill near
Armagh. Isaac came to the US by 1807 with his wife, Sarah Porter. Lving in New
Amersterdam, N.Y., he was imprisoned as a british sympathizer during the War of 1812. He
and family emigrated to Bath and Amherst Island, ON in 1816. Warwickshire is the home
English county going back at least to the 1600's. Any and all help and queries welcomed.
Marvin Preston has the
following births and deaths recorded in a family bible, looking for his New England
connection. Help someone please !
- BENJ FRANCIS PRESTON, 721 TREMONT ST BOSTON JULY 1884
- ABNOR ERNEST PRESTON 21 SALUTATION ST FEB 1887
- HOWARD MOTT PRESTON 21 SALUTATION ST JULY 9 1890
- WILLIAM LYMAN PRESTON MAR 20 1897
- EVERETT WAKEFIELD PRESTON 69 MIDDLESEX ST BOSTON 1892
- HAROLD FRANCES PRESTON SEPT 29 1901 PEARL ST SOMMERVILLE
- EDNA FRANCES PRESTON JUNE 1 1894
- HARRY E PRESTON BORN AT 7 TOPLAR ST BOSTON MA JULY 13 1899
Janice Davis submitted
some information on Prestons of Worchestershire, England. One of these Prestons married a
Davis and moved to Canada. She is looking for more info and/or a connection. See
Worchestershire under ENGLAND.
- BENJAMEN MOTT PRESTON NOV 28 1869 PAWTUCKET RI
- WILLIAM LYMAN PRESTON JULY 15 1882 REVERE MA
- EVERETT WAKEFIELD PRESTON MA 14 1899 AGE 10 MOS
- HARRY EDWINN PRESTON NOVEMBER 27 1899 AGE 5 MOS
- EDNA FRANCES PRESTON JAN 26 1900 AGE 5 YEARS 7 MOS
- EDWIN LYMAN PRESTON MAR 29 YEAR? AGE 39 YEARS
- REBECCA FRANCES PRESTON DIED APR 27 1914
- PEARLE ESTER PRESTON DIED JAN 8 1916 IN SOMERVILLE MA
- ELLEN LORETTA PRESTON DIED FEB 25 1926
- WILLIAM A PRESTON DIED NOV 1941
- BENJAMIN F. PRESTON DIED APRIL 10 1957 (MY GRANDFATHER)
- JOHN LESLIE PRESTON DIED DEC 23 1995 (MY FATHER)
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