Lois Preston

Brief Life History 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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James Smith
Lois Preston
Marriage: 30 April 1766
Alithea Smith
Stephen G Smith
Polly Smith
Olive Smith
Lois Smith
Nathaniel Smith

Sources (16)

  • Lois Preston, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • 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"

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Name Meaning


habitational name from one of the many places (most notably one in Lancashire) so called from Old English prēost ‘priest’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

occasionally from Middle English prest + son ‘son of the priest’. Priests were forbidden marriage but many produced illegitimate offspring.

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

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