David Preston Sr.

10 October 1725–23 January 1805 (Age 79)
Killingly, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of David

When David Preston Sr. was born on 10 October 1725, in Killingly, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Preston, was 40 and his mother, Mary Haynes, was 48. He married Susannah Mason on 22 June 1747, in Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 23 January 1805, in Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 79.

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David Preston Sr.
Susannah Mason
Marriage: 22 June 1747
Mehitable Preston
Phebe Preston
Ira Preston
Susannah Preston
John Preston
David Preston

Spouse and Children

22 June 1747
Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (4)


Age 51

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 56

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 61

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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)

  • David in entry for Phebe Preston, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • David Preston, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • David Preston in entry for Susannah Preston, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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