Nathaniel Preston

Male29 April 1848–20 November 1924

Brief Life History of Nathaniel

When Nathaniel Preston was born on 29 April 1848, in Indiana, United States, his father, Nathaniel Preston, was 39 and his mother, Charlotte Wood, was 28. He married Martha Ellen Cole on 30 August 1874, in Vigo, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Harrison Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Terre Haute, Sullivan, Indiana, United States for about 50 years. He died on 20 November 1924, in Alturas, Polk, Florida, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Bartow, Polk, Florida, United States.

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Nathaniel Preston
Martha Ellen Cole
Marriage: 30 August 1874
Charlotte Wood Preston
William M Preston
Francis R Lane
Natalie Preston
Russell Haynes Preston
Henry Spencer Preston

Sources (16)

  • Nathaniel Preston in household of Nathaniel Preston, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nathaniel Preston, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Nathanial Preston, "Florida Deaths, 1877-1939"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 August 1874Vigo, Indiana, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 15

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 19

    Historical Boundaries: 1867: Polk, Florida, United States

    1868 · Impeach the President!

    Age 20

    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    Name Meaning


    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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