Virginia Davis Preston

1861–25 October 1896 (Age 35)
Bedford, Virginia, United States

The Life of Virginia Davis

When Virginia Davis Preston was born in 1861, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, her father, John F. Preston, was 42 and her mother, Mary Polly Ann Nichols, was 42. She married Leonidas Pompey Austin on 2 April 1882, in Bedford, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Virginia, United States in 1870. She died on 25 October 1896, in Otter Magisterial District, Bedford, Virginia, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Huddleston, Bedford, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leonidas Pompey Austin
1860–1954
Virginia Davis Preston
1861–1896
Marriage: 2 April 1882
Frank North Austin
1883–1970
Robert Kirkwood Austin
1885–1972
Susie E Austin
1889–1986
Frances Ethel Austin
1891–1991

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 April 1882
Bedford, Virginia, United States
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

    Male1819–Male

    Mary Polly Ann Nichols

    Female1819–1866Female

siblings

(9)

    Susan Rhoda Preston

    Female1843–1900Female

    J. K. Preston

    Male1845–Male

    Eliza May Preston

    Female1847–Female

    W. J. Preston

    Male1847–1863Male

    Mary Ann Preston

    Female1852–1905Female

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 0

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 
1863

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 11

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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)

  • Virginia D Preston in household of John F Preston, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Virginia Austin, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Records, 1853-1912"
  • Virginia Preston in entry for Susie Proctor, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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