Brig. Gen. Jedidiah Preble

1 March 1707–11 March 1784 (Age 77)
York, York, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Jedidiah

When Brig. Gen. Jedidiah Preble was born on 1 March 1707, in York, York, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Benjamin Prebble, was 50 and his mother, Mary Baston, was 33. He married Martha Junkins on 21 March 1733, in York, York, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He registered for military service in 1775. He died on 11 March 1784, in Falmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States.

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Brig. Gen. Jedidiah Preble
Mehitable Bangs
Marriage: 9 May 1754
Martha Prebble
Ebenezer Prebble
Joshua Prebble
Commodore Edward Preble
Enoch Prebble
Statira Prebble
Henry Prebble

Spouse and Children

9 May 1754
York, Province of Maine, British Colonial America


    Martha Prebble


    Ebenezer Prebble


    Joshua Prebble


    Commodore Edward Preble


    Enoch Prebble


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Parents and Siblings




    Hannah Preble



    Judith Preble



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World Events (3)


Age 53

Historical Boundaries: 1760: Cumberland, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America: 1776: Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Cumberland, Maine, United States

Age 69

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 69

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

English: unexplained. It may be a variant of a medieval name, Preville, a habitational name from a Norman place named with the elements pré ‘meadow’ + ville ‘settlement’. However, this theory is not supported by evidence of early forms.

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

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  • Jedediah Preble Esquire, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Jedidiah Preble, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Jedidiah Preble, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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