Jerusha Preston

Femaleabout 1830–

Brief Life History of Jerusha

Jerusha Preston was born about 1830, in Ava, Oneida, New York, United States as the daughter of Ezekiel K Preston and Jerusha Preston. She married Henry C. Wyman from 1849 to 1850, in Oneida, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in New York, United States in 1870 and Lee, Lee, Oneida, New York, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Henry C. Wyman
Jerusha Preston
Marriage: from 1849 to 1850
Alfred E Wyman
Erwin Wymon
Wilard Wyman
William Wyman

Sources (6)

  • Jerutia Preston in household of E H Preston, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jerusha Wyman in household of Samuel Wyman, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Jerusha Wyman in household of Henry Wyman, "New York, State Census, 1865"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    from 1849 to 1850Oneida, New York, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 0

    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.

    1830 · The Oregon Trail

    Age 0

    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.


    Age 33

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

    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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