John James Preston

from 1827 to 1856–from 1881 to 1941 (Age 54)

The Life of John James

John James Preston was born from 1827 to 1856. He married Mary Ann Thompson in 1877, in Cooma, New South Wales, Australia. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Middle Township, Franklin, Arkansas, United States in 1850 and Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States in 1860. He died from 1881 to 1941, at the age of 114.

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John James Preston
Mary Ann Thompson
Marriage: 1877
Frances Laura Preston

Spouse and Children


    Mary Ann Thompson


Cooma, New South Wales, Australia


World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 11

Historical Boundaries - 1838: Franklin, Arkansas, United States

Age 34

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.

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 (2)

  • James Preston in household of William G Preston, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Preston in household of Wm G Preston, "United States Census, 1860"

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