William Preston

William Preston

Male 1770 - 1821  (50 years)

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  • Name William Preston  [1
    Born 5 Sep 1770  Greenfield, Nelson, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1821 
    Person ID I521  mytree
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 

    Father William Preston,   b. 25 Dec 1729, Newtown Limavady, Londonderry, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1783, Smithfield, Isle of Wight, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Susanna Smith,   b. 23 Jan 1740, Hanover, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1823, Montgomery, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 17 Jul 1761 
    Notes 
    • Miss Smith was from Hanover Co., VA.
    Family ID F340  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Caroline Hancock,   b. 1785,   d. 1847  (Age 62 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Henrietta Preston  [natural]
     2. Maria Preston  [natural]
    +3. Caroline Preston  [natural]
    +4. Josephine Preston  [natural]
     5. Susan Preston  [natural]
    +6. William Preston,   b. 16 Oct 1816, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1887  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F360  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Sep 1770 - Greenfield, Nelson, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • William Preston was an old army friend of Meriwether Lewis. They were also fellow speculators in Kentucky lands. Lewis had written a long letter date 25 July 1808 discussing his glimpses of life and emotion. (See additional information about this letter in Notes for Letitia Breckenridge.)

      William Preston had just recently married Miss Hancock, an older sister of Julia Hancock, William Clark's wife.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Undaunted Courage, Stephen E. Ambrose, (Name: Sinon & Schuster; Date: 1996;), Page 449.


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