John Preston

about 1761–
Bedford, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life Summary 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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  • Marriage
    18 December 1810Bedford, 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

    English: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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    Sources (3)

    • John Preston, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"

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