Clara Preston

Brief Life History of Clara

When Clara Preston was born about 1835, in New York, United States, her father, Shubel Preston Jr., was 41 and her mother, Martha Rodella "Patty" Phelps, was 35. She lived in Lysander, Onondaga, New York, United States in 1850 and Homer, Homer, Cortland, New York, United States in 1855. She died about 1863, at the age of 30.

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Clara Preston

Sources (2)

  • Clarissa Preston in household of Martha Preston, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Clarry Preston in household of Patty Preston, "New York, State Census, 1855"

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Incorporated in 1835.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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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