Lois Preston

16 February 1737–
Windham, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Lois

When Lois Preston was born on 16 February 1737, in Windham, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, William Preston Sr, was 25 and her mother, Lois Simons, was 25. She married James Smith on 30 April 1766, in Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

James Smith
1744–1817
Lois Preston
1737–
Marriage: 30 April 1766
Alithea Smith
1767–1843
Stephen G Smith
1768–1858
Polly Smith
1771–1804
Olive Smith
1772–
Lois Smith
1774–
Nathaniel Smith
1778–1824

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 April 1766
Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Tamar Preston

    Female1734–Female

    Ruamah Preston

    Female1736–1819Female

    Female1737–Female

    Mehitable Preston

    Female1740–1826Female

    William Preston Jr

    Male1742–1814Male

+5 More Children

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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Sources (3)

  • Lois in entry for Olive Smith, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Lois Preston in entry for James Smith, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Lois in entry for Lois Smith, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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