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What's new:

May 2004: Added Conant family relationships

Apr 2000: Added 1920 Football Photo of John (Jack) Preston.

Feb 1998:
1) Moved Preston Family History Home Page from cadvantage.com to geocities .com for better service for the family.
2) Linked the new PRESTON Surname GenConnect Boards
3) Linked to sketches of earlier generations of PRESTONs, PRESSONs, and PRESBURYs who are our ancestors, apparently.
4) Retained Overview starting with "the Old Sheriff" - William PRESTON, of Defiance and Williams Co, OH, 1824-1824, and his family. Including links to his wife, Asenath BUTLER, and her family.
1998 What's new archives

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William Preston, known as the "first permanent white settler," also referred to in the family as "the old sheriff," of Defiance, OH, married Asenath Butler, in Wood County, OH, 7 Dec 1820 (probably actually in or near Defiance, since Wood County provided administrative support to the area at the time - it became Williams Co in 1824 and Defiance Co in 1845). Their youngest son, James P. Preston (Great-great grandfather of William L. Smith, compiler of this web site), was born 22 Feb 1835.

Local history accounts in Defiance, OH, say that the "Butler girl" had brothers living on the Maumee River, several miles below Defiance, near the village of Florida. We seek more information on these persons: Identity of siblings, the Butler family, etc. We also continue to seek information on the early years of William Preston and his family. We do now have an account of where we believe that our William Preston came from and who his ancestors were, but the additional confirmation (or disconfirmation) of this evidence is sought.

The family, as now known from census and other records:

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William Charles PRESTON, b. 30 Dec 1780, Rumney Twp, Grafton Co, NH; d. 1837, St. Joseph Twp, Williams Co, Ohio.

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m. 7 Dec 1820, Wood Co, OH (probably actually in or near Defiance)

Asenath BUTLER, b. 1803, MI (has a later marriage, after PRESTON died)

link to father link to mother link to details link to stories


Children of William and Asenath Preston:

Charles William PRESTON, b. 7 Feb 1826, OH; m. 13 Feb 1853 Isabel Sturvant THOMPSON, Williams Co, OH; d. 1911.

Alice PRESTON
, b. 1826/1827, OH; m. Lucius Derfy VAN WORMER, 28 Feb 1847, Williams Co, OH.

Henry C. PRESTON
, b. Dec 1831 , OH;

George W. PRESTON, b. Dec 1832, OH; 1m. Arvilla FAY (family);
2 m. Clara E. UNKNOWN (family), b. Jun 1849, NY.

James P. PRESTON, b. 22 Feb 1835, OH;
1m. Ellen Miller, 21 Mar 1871 (div), Williams Co, OH;
2m. Nora E. Gallagher, Dec 1888, Deer Lodge Co, MT.


Details
William Charles PRESTON, b. 1780 (not 1785, as indicated in some paperwork); also, speculation of an earlier marriage in Vermont, about 1797, and a first son, William C. (probably Charles) Preston, b. Vermont, 16 Nov 1797, has apparently been laid to rest based on findings of 7 Jun 1998, that the father of William C. Preston was Joseph, and that he was a first cousin, not a son, of "the old sheriff."

It also appears he is not the Capt Preston of Wayne's Army (who was through Defiance in 1794); this Capt Preston was of Louisville, KY, descended from the Virginia Prestons.

Parentage (and related ancestory) appears to have been established through individual contributions of Gene Preston, Elena Anderson, and Bill Smith during the May-June 1998 period, based, of course on works of many others, largely anonymous, over the years. We, of course, are just beginning to assemble pieces of the true story, bit by bit, as we scrape away the sediment of time. The true story happened, we can but reveal as much of it as there is still there, in the records, both oral and written, for us to find.
Bill Smith 7 Jun 1998


Stories
William Charles PRESTON - the old sheriff - to be added, from early histories in OH.




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Charles William PRESTON (apparently went by William his entire adult life), b. 7 Feb 1826, Defiance, Defiance Co, OH; d. 1911

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m. Isabel THOMPSON 13 Feb 1853, Williams Co, OH.

Family of William and Isabel PRESTON:

Frank S. PRESTON, b. 27 Jan 1854; d. 24 Aug 1855; bur. Cogswell Cemetery, Bridgewater Twp, Williams Co, OH.

Orlando William PRESTON, b. 30 Apr 1855, OH; d. 30 Apr 1855; Cogswell Cemetery, Bridgewater Twp, Williams Co, OH.

Alice L. PRESTON, b. 1858, Pioneer, Williams Co, OH; m. 18 Nov 1875, Williams Co, OH Martin BARNHART.

James P. PRESTON, b. May 1860, Pioneer, Williams Co, OH; m. 1883 Mary E. ALKIRE.

Loretta (Etta) PRESTON, b. 1865 (twin), Pioneer, Williams Co, OH; m. WILSON.

Euretta (Addie) PRESTON, b. 1865 (twin), Pioneer, Williams Co, OH; m. SNOW.

Charles C. PRESTON, b. 11 Apr 1870; d. 18 Oct 1872; bur. 18 Oct 1872, Cogswell Cemetery, Bridgewater Twp, Williams Co, OH.


Details
Charles William (William) PRESTON, b. 7 Feb 1826, Defiance, Defiance Co, OH; m. 13 Feb 1853 Isabel THOMPSON, Williams Co, OH.


Stories
Charles William (William) PRESTON, b. 7 Feb 1826, Defiance, Defiance CoOH; m. 13 Feb 1853 Isabel THOMPSON, Williams Co, OH.


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Alice L. PRESTON, b. 1858, Pioneer, Williams Co, OH;

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m. 18 Nov 1875, Williams Co, OH
Martin BARNHART.

Children of Martin and Alice Barnhart:



Details
Alice L. PRESTON, b. 1858, Pioneer, Williams Co, OH; m. 18 Nov 1875, Williams Co, OH Martin BARNHART.


Stories
Alice L. PRESTON, b. 1858, Pioneer, Williams Co, OH; m. 18 Nov 1875, Williams Co, OH Martin BARNHART.


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James P. PRESTON, b. May 1860, Pioneer, Williams Co, OH

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m. 1883

Mary E. ALKIRE.

Children of James and Mary Preston:



Details
James P. PRESTON, b. May 1860, Pioneer, Williams Co, OH; m. 1883 Mary E. ALKIRE.
Married and lived in Riley Twp, Putnam Co, OH, at least until 1910.

Stories
James P. PRESTON, b. May 1860, Pioneer, Williams Co, OH; m. 1883 Mary E. ALKIRE.


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Loretta (Etta) PRESTON, b. 1865 (twin), Pioneer, Williams Co, OH;

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m.

WILSON.

Daughter of ? and Etta Wilson:

Dororthy WILSON, b. 1890, d. 1896.


Details
Loretta (Etta) PRESTON, b. 1865 (twin), Pioneer, Williams Co, OH; m. WILSON.

Stories
Loretta (Etta) PRESTON, b. 1865 (twin), Pioneer, Williams Co, OH; m. WILSON.

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Euretta (Addie) PRESTON, b. 1865 (twin), Pioneer, Williams Co, OH;

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m.

SNOW.


Details
Euretta (Addie) PRESTON, b. 1865 (twin), Pioneer, Williams Co, OH; m. SNOW.


Stories
Euretta (Addie) PRESTON, b. 1865 (twin), Pioneer, Williams Co, OH; m. SNOW.

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Alice PRESTON, b. 1826/1827, OH; d.

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m. 28 Feb 1847, Williams Co, OH.

Lucius Derfy VAN WORMER, b.

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Children of Lucius and Alice (PRESTON) VAN WORMER:


Sophronia VAN WORMER, b. 1848, OH (not on 1860 census).

Mason James VAN WORMER, b. 1849, OH; d. 14 Oct 1861 (per family tradition).

Myron Watson VAN WORMER, b. 20 Jan 1850, OH; m. 1875, Betsey A. CLARK.

Mark L. VAN WORMER, b. 1853/1854, MI; m. 1875, Mary Ellen CLARK; d. 3 Jan 1892, Creston, Union Co, IA; bur. Walnut Hill Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co, IA.

Alice Lorain VAN WORMER, b. 7 Feb 1856, MI; m. John Gilbert Tuel; (an earlier report of a marriage to Charles CRESSEY is now disconfirmed by a descendant with personal knowledge that there was only one marriage).

Bulinda VAN WORMER, b. 18 Apr 1858, MI; m. Ada S. ATKINS.

Isabel VAN WORMER, b. 1865, MI; m. Elmer WOODRUFF.

Elmer Bishop (Kit) VAN WORMER, b. 20 Mar 1866, Lansing, Ingham Co, MI; m. Charlotte Phoebe COOK, 31 Oct 1893; d. 27 Nov 1898, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co, IA.

Eva Viola (Vine) VAN WORMER, b. 20 Mar 1867, MI; m. 4 Apr 1893, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co, IA.

William Henry VAN WORMER, b. 1 Aug 1869, Jones Co, IA; m. Myrta ALLEN; d. 27 Dec 1932, OH.


Details
Alice PRESTON, b. 1826/1827, OH; d. ; m. 28 Feb 1847 Lucius Derfy VAN WORMER, b., Williams Co, OH.

Alice Preston Van Wormer

Lucius Van Wormer

Stories
Alice PRESTON, b. 1826/1827, OH; d. ; m. 28 Feb 1847 Lucius Derfy VAN WORMER, b., Williams Co, OH.


Mason James VAN WORMER, b. 1849, OH; d. 14 Oct 1861 (per family tradition).

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Details
Mason James VAN WORMER, b. 1849, OH; d. 14 Oct 1861 (per family tradition).


Stories
Mason James VAN WORMER, b. 1849, OH; d. 14 Oct 1861 (per family tradition).


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Myron Watson VAN WORMER, b. 20 Jan 1850, OH;

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m. 1875,

Betsey A. CLARK.

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Children of Myron and Betsey Clark:

Details
Myron Watson VAN WORMER, b. 20 Jan 1850, OH; m. 1875, Betsey A. CLARK.


Stories
Myron Watson VAN WORMER, b. 20 Jan 1850, OH; m. 1875, Betsey A. CLARK.



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Mark L. VAN WORMER, b. 1853/1854, MI;

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m. 1875, Mary Ellen CLARK; d. 3 Jan 1892, Creston, Union Co, IA; bur. Walnut Hill Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co, IA.

Children of Mark and Mary Ellen Van Wormer:


Details
Mark L. VAN WORMER, b. 1853/1854, MI; m. 1875, Mary ELlen CLARK; d. 3 Jan 1892, Creston, Union Co, IA; bur. Walnut Hill Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co, IA.


Stories
Mark L. VAN WORMER, b. 1853/1854, MI; m. 1875, Mary ELlen CLARK; d. 3 Jan 1892, Creston, Union Co, IA; bur. Walnut Hill Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co, IA.


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Alice Lorain VAN WORMER, b. 7 Feb 1856, MI;

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married

John Gilbert TUEL (an earlier report of a marriage to Charles CRESSEY is now disconfirmed by a descendant with personal knowledge that there was only one marriage)

Children of John and Alice Tuel:

Myrtle TUEL, b. 1879, IA

John TUEL,

Harry TUEL,

Ross TUEL,

Maud TUEL,

Beryl Viola TUEL, b. 1 Feb 1885, Lehigh, Webster Co, IA; m. Edwin Charles THOMSPON, Lehigh Webster Co, IA.




Details
Alice Lorain VAN WORMER, b. 7 Feb 1856, MI.


Stories
Alice Lorain VAN WORMER, b. 7 Feb 1856, MI; m. John G. Fuel



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Bulinda VAN WORMER, b. 18 Apr 1858, MI;

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m. Ada S. ATKINS.

Children of Ada and Bulinda Atkins:


Details
Bulinda VAN WORMER, b. 18 Apr 1858, MI; m. ADKINS.


Stories
Bulinda VAN WORMER, b. 18 Apr 1858, MI; m. ADKINS.


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Isabel VAN WORMER, b. 1865, MI;

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m. Elmer WOODRUFF.

Children of Elmer and Belle Woodruff:


Details
Isabel VAN WORMER, b. 1865, MI; m. WOODRUFF.


Stories
Isabel VAN WORMER, b. 1865, MI; m. WOODRUFF.


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Elmer Bishop (Kit) VAN WORMER, b. 20 Mar 1866, Lansing, Ingham Co, MI;

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1m. Molly (Unknown last named - divorces - later married Dave Cunningham, lived in Lehigh, Webster Co, IA, 1895 and 1905)

Children of Elmer and Molly Van Wormer:



2m. Charlotte Phoebe COOK, 31 Oct 1893; d. 27 Nov 1898, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co, IA.

Children of Elmer and Charlotte Van Wormer:


Details
Elmer Bishop (Kit) VAN WORMER, b. 20 Mar 1866, Lansing, Ingham Co, MI


Stories
Elmer Bishop (Kit) VAN WORMER, b. 20 Mar 1866, Lansing, Ingham Co, MI


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Eva Viola (Vine) VAN WORMER, b. 20 Mar 1867, MI;

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m. 4 Apr 1893, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co, IA.


Details
Eva Viola (Vine) VAN WORMER, b. 20 Mar 1867, MI; m. 4 Apr 1893, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co, IA.


Stories
Eva Viola (Vine) VAN WORMER, b. 20 Mar 1867, MI; m. 4 Apr 1893, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co, IA.


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William Henry VAN WORMER, b. 1 Aug 1869, Jones Co, IA;

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m. Myrta ALLEN; d. 27 Dec 1932, OH.

Children of William H. and Myrta Van Wormer:


Detail
William Henry VAN WORMER, b. 1 Aug 1869, Jones Co, IA; m. Myrta ALLEN; d. 27 Dec 1932, OH.


Stories
William Henry VAN WORMER, b. 1 Aug 1869, Jones Co, IA; m. Myrta ALLEN; d. 27 Dec 1932, OH.


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Henry C. PRESTON, b. 7 Dec 1832 (twin), OH

1m. Helen PARKER

Family of Henry C. and Helen PRESTON:

Eveline PRESTON, b. 1857, NY.

Estella PRESTON, b. 1859, OH.

Seymour PRESTON, b. 1863, OH.

William H. PRESTON, b. 1865, IA; m. Ella M. UNKNOWN, 1887.
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George W. PRESTON, b. 7 Dec 1832 (twin)


1m.

Arvilla FAY

2m.

Clarrisa Eraine (Clara) EVERTS


Family of George W. and Arvilla PRESTON:

Homer PRESTON, b. 1865, IA.

Edith PRESTON, b. 1869, IA.





Family of George W. and Clara E. PRESTON:

Charles W. PRESTON, b. 1874, IA; m. Sarah HOUSE (based on one census, and her children's name from prior marriage, confirmation sought).

Angeline W. PRESTON, b. 1875, IA.

Sarah Asena PRESTON, b. Jan 1880, IA.

George J. PRESTON, b. Mar 1883, IA.

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James P. PRESTON, b. 22 Feb 1835, OH;

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1m. Ellen Miller, 21 Mar 1871 (div), Williams Co, OH;
2m. Nora E. Gallagher, Dec 1888, Deer Lodge Co, MT.

Children of James and Ellen Preston:


Ernest G. PRESTON, b. 20 Feb 1872, Deer Lodge, MT; m. 10 Apr 1895, Fannie SHANE; bur. Coon Rapids Cemetery, Coon Rapids, IA

Harry L. PRESTON, b. 14 Jul 1873, Deer Lodge, Powell Co, MT; m. 2 Oct 1902, Katherine (Kate) CLENNON, Coon Rapids, IA; d. 12 Dec 1947, Coon Rapids, Carroll Co, IA; bur. Coon Rapids Cemetery, Coon Rapids, IA

John M. PRESTON, b. 1 Oct 1874, Deer Lodge, Powell Co, MT; d. 20 Aug 1899, Coon Rapids, Carroll Co, IA; bur. Coon Rapids Cemetery, Coon Rapids, IA

Ellen Rebecca PRESTON, b.1 Apr 1880, Deer Lodge, Powell Co, MT; m. 11 May 1904 William Emanuel SMITH, Coon Rapids, Carroll Co, IA; d. 23 Jun 1923, St. Anthony Hospital, Carroll, Carroll Co, IA; bur. Coon Rapids Cemetery, Coon Rapids, IA

Daughter of James and Nora Preston:

Estella PRESTON, b. . Deer Lodge, Powell Co, MT


Details
James P. PRESTON, b. 22 Feb 1835, OH;1m. Ellen Miller, 21 Mar 1871 (div), Williams Co, OH;
2m. Nora E. Gallagher, Dec 1888, Deer Lodge Co, MT.


Stories
James P. PRESTON, b. 22 Feb 1835, OH;1m. Ellen Miller, 21 Mar 1871 (div), Williams Co, OH;
2m. Nora E. Gallagher, Dec 1888, Deer Lodge Co, MT.



Main Record
Ernest G. PRESTON, b. 20 Feb 1872; Deer Lodge, MT; bur. Coon Rapids Cemetery, Coon Rapids, IA

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m. 10 Apr 1895,

Fannie SHANE

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Children of Ernest and Fannie Preston:

Melvin Dewey PRESTON, b. 25 May 1899, Deer Lodge, Powell Co, MT; m. Delphia

Details
Ernest G. PRESTON, b. 20 Feb 1872; Deer Lodge, MT; m. 10 Apr 1895, Fannie SHANE; bur. Coon Rapids Cemetery, Coon Rapids, IA

Stories
Ernest G. PRESTON, b. 20 Feb 1872; Deer Lodge, MT; m. 10 Apr 1895, Fannie SHANE; bur. Coon Rapids Cemetery, Coon Rapids, IA



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Harry L. PRESTON, b. 14 Jul 1873, Deer Lodge, Powell Co, MT;

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m. 2 Oct 1902 , Coon Rapids, IA

Katherine (Kate) CLENNON (had an earlier marriage), Coon Rapids, IA

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Children of Harry and Kate Preston:
i. John Leo (Jack) PRESTON (1920 photo), b. 4 Feb 1904, Coon Rapids, IA; d. 4 Mar 1997; m. Bernice

ii. Rachel Agnes PRESTON, b. 22 Feb 1907; d. 4 Jun 1957, Greeen Co Hosp, Jefferson, Greene Co, IA; bur. C. R. Cemetery, Coon Rapids, Carroll Co, IA

iii. Clarence Joseph (Dutch) PRESTON, b. 3 Aug 1909, Greene Co, IA; d. 3 Mar 1988, at home, Prescott, AZ; bur. Body cremated, Prescott, AZ.

iv. Ralph PRESTON, b. abt 1911.



Details
Harry L. PRESTON, b. 14 Jul 1873, Deer Lodge, Powell Co, MT; m. 2 Oct 1902 Katherine (Kate) CLENNON, Coon Rapids, IA


Stories
Harry L. PRESTON, b. 14 Jul 1873, Deer Lodge, Powell Co, MT; m. 2 Oct 1902 Katherine (Kate) CLENNON, Coon Rapids, IA


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Ellen Rebecca PRESTON, b.1 Apr 1880, Deer Lodge, Powell Co, MT; d. 23 Jun 1923, St. Anthony Hospital, Carroll, Carroll Co, IA; bur. Coon Rapids Cemetery, Coon Rapids, IA

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m. 11 May 1904, Coon Rapids, Carroll Co, IA

William Emanuel SMITH

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Children of William and Ellen Smith (click for more details, use Back to return here)



Details
Ellen Rebecca PRESTON, b.1 Apr 1880, Deer Lodge, Powell Co, MT; d. 23 Jun 1923, St. Anthony Hospital, Carroll, Carroll Co, IA; bur. Coon Rapids Cemetery, Coon Rapids, IA



Stories
Ellen Rebecca PRESTON, b.1 Apr 1880, Deer Lodge, Powell Co, MT; d. 23 Jun 1923, St. Anthony Hospital, Carroll, Carroll Co, IA; bur. Coon Rapids Cemetery, Coon Rapids, IA

 

Ella as a youngster in Montana,
perhaps upon arrival in Iowa, about 1887 - is she 7 yet?






More detail is available and will be added as time permits. Queries are welcomed.

This page originally created on July 20, 1996. Last updated 26 Oct 2002. Maintained by William L. Smith.


temporary storage items, below


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William C. PRESTON, b. 16 Nov 1797, Vermont; d. 16 Aug 1869

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m.

Nancy


Children of William C. and Nancy Preston:

Marion PRESTON, b. 1835; m. 26 May 1853 Daniel H. Strickland, Williams Co, OH.

Abigail M. PRESTON, b. 1839, New York; m. 3 Jan 1858 Augustus L. Geaque, Williams Co, OH.

Julie A. PRESTON, b. 1842; never married; d. 12 Jan 1906, Lucas Co, OH.

King H.C.PRESTON


Details
William C. PRESTON, b. 16 Nov 1797, Vermont; m. Nancy; d. 16 Aug 1869




Stories
William C. PRESTON, b. 16 Nov 1797, Vermont; m. Nancy;
d. 16 Aug 1869



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Marion PRESTON, b. 1835;

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m. 26 May 1853, Williams Co, OH.

Daniel H. Strickland



Details
Marion PRESTON, b. 1835; m. 26 May 1853 Daniel H. Strickland, Williams Co, OH.


Stories
Marion PRESTON, b. 1835; m. 26 May 1853 Daniel H. Strickland, Williams Co, OH.


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Abigail M. PRESTON, b. 1839, New York;

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m. 3 Jan 1858, Williams Co, OH.

Augustus L. GEAQUE


Details
Abigail M. PRESTON, b. 1839, New York; m. 3 Jan 1858 Augustus L. Geaque, Williams Co, OH.


Stories
Abigail M. PRESTON, b. 1839, New York; m. 3 Jan 1858 Augustus L. Geaque, Williams Co, OH.


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Julie A. PRESTON, b. 1842; never married; d. 12 Jan 1906, Lucas Co, OH.

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Details
Julie A. PRESTON, b. 1842; never married; d. 12 Jan 1906, Lucas Co, OH.
Stories
Julie A. PRESTON, b. 1842; never married; d. 12 Jan 1906, Lucas Co, OH.

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King H.C.PRESTON

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Details
King H.C.PRESTON

Named in father's will. Nothing else known about him as of 8 Nov 1997.

Stories
King H.C.PRESTON

1998 What's new archives:

7 Jun 1998 (major revisions)
1) New research indicates that the William C. Preston who died in St. Joseph Twp, Williams Co, OH, in 1869, was a first cousin to our William Preston ("the old sheriff" - I will continue to use this designation, for ease of reference among the various William Prestons). There were some suggestions that he might have been a son, but newly available IGI records show that his father was Joseph, and, other, related, family relationships appear to have been established. [The William C. Preston family records are being temporarily moved to bottom of this page, pending the additional on earlier generations.]
2) Will create a new "sketches" web page, or set of pages, for earlier ancestory of the Prestons. It will then be linked from the "link to father" of William Preston - the old sheriff, below. This link is now to the Preston/Butler/Miller/Smith Sketches Menu page.
3) Added links in Charles William Preston family. Would really like to hear from some of the descendants of this line!

May 1998
1) New information being received from descendants of Alice, daughter of Alice (Preston) Van Wormer, daugher of William Preston, noted in next section.
2) New information on earlier generations of Prestons is now on hand and being reviewed by Bill Smith. It will be shared when better confirmation is obtained.


John (Jack) Preston on 1920 Coon Rapids (IA) Football Team


Page last updated 30 May 2004, by Bill Smith