Winfield Scott Preston

29 October 1848–3 May 1858 (Age 9)
Paintsville, Johnson, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Winfield Scott

When Winfield Scott Preston was born on 29 October 1848, in Paintsville, Johnson, Kentucky, United States, his father, Moses Coby Preston Jr, was 51 and his mother, Nancy Martin Peery, was 33. He died on 3 May 1858, in Johnson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 9, and was buried in Preston Cemetery, Paintsville, Johnson, Kentucky, United States.

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Moses Coby Preston Jr
Nancy Martin Peery
Winfield Scott Preston
George Ballard Preston
Angeline Auxier Preston
Mary Ellen Preston
Nancy Josephine Preston
Louisa Christina Preston

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World Events (1)

1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 2

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

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)

  • Winfield S Preston in household of Moses Preston, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Winfield Preston, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Winfield Scott Preston, "Find A Grave Index"

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