John Preston

about 1761–
Bedford, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of John

When John Preston was born about 1761, in Bedford, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, Thomas Preston Sr., was 21 and his mother, Mary Ballard, was 24. He married Nancy Helms on 18 December 1810, in Bedford, Virginia, United States. He lived in Bedford, Virginia, United States in 1810.

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John Preston
Nancy Helms
Marriage: 18 December 1810

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    Nancy Helms


18 December 1810
Bedford, Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 14

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."

Age 15

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 33

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Norman: Prest, from prese, to press, to crowd, and tun, a house, meaning a crowded houseAnglo-Saxon: Preost, a priest, presbyter, clergyman, and tun, a house, meaning a parsonage

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  • Virginia Compiled Marriages 1740-1850

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