Lovina Preston

25 March 1806–
New York, United States

The Life of Lovina

When Lovina Preston was born on 25 March 1806, in New York, United States, her father, Alvah Preston, was 27 and her mother, Lydia Powers, was 23.

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Family Time Line

Alvah Preston
1779–1852
Lydia Powers
1783–1843
Enos Preston
1801–1875
Lovina Preston
1806–
Alvah Preston
1811–1884
Jonathan W Preston
1815–1871
James Preston
1818–1898
Lydia Elizabeth Preston
1820–1856
Alice Preston
1823–1913

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Enos Preston

    Male1801–1875Male

    Female1806–Female

    Alvah Preston

    Male1811–1884Male

    Jonathan W Preston

    Male1815–1871Male

    James Preston

    Male1818–1898Male

+2 More Children

World Events (3)

1808

Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

Age 6

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 21

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the extremely numerous places (most notably one in Lancashire) so called from Old English prēost ‘priest’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the meaning may have been either ‘village with a priest’ or ‘village held by the Church’.2 Scottish: habitational name from Presto(u)n, now Craigmillar, in Midlothian. This name has also been established in Ireland since the 13th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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