Barnard Preston

13 January 1727–after about 14 October 1794 (Age 67)
Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

The Life of Barnard

When Barnard Preston was born on 13 January 1727, in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, his father, James Preston, was 46 and his mother, Sarah Scott, was 36. He married Sarah Ruff on 28 December 1748, in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died after about 14 October 1794, in Harford, Maryland, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Christ Church Cemetery, Forest Hill, Harford, Maryland, United States.

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Barnard Preston
Sarah Ruff
Marriage: 28 December 1748
Sarah Preston
James Preston
Bernard Preston Jr
Mary Preston
Anna Preston
Dr. Daniel Preston
Silas Preston

Spouse and Children

28 December 1748
Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States


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World Events (4)


Age 49

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 49

Maryland is the 7th state.

Age 54

In 1781, Maryland donated land to be used for part of Washington, D. C.

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)

  • Barnett Preston, "Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995"
  • Bernard Preston, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Barnard Preston -

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