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Maj William Preston
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Birth: Jul. 6, 1754
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Jan. 17, 1842
Grafton County
New Hampshire, USA

Maj. William Preston, born Chester, NH, s. William and Hannah (Healey) Preston; m1 Elizabeth Clark, had issue, 12 known children; m2 Mary Herbert, had issue, 2 known children.

William Preston was a soldier at Bunker Hill, in Quebec Expedition, and three years in 3rd NH Regiment. He was twice taken prisoner during the war. Still later, William served in the state militia. He was a revolutionary pensioner at the time of his death.

He served as a Rumney Selectman, held other town offices and represented Rumney in the General Court.

Current evidence about the family of William Preston indicates that with his first wife, Elizabeth, 12 chldren were born, as follows:
i. William Preston (1780-c1837);
ii. Collins Preston (1782-1812);
iii. Benjamin Preston (1784-1828),
iv. Elizabeth (Preston) Keyser (1786-1847);
v. Henry D. Preston (1788-1853);
vi. John Preston, b. 1789
vii. Michael Preston (1792-1849);
viii. Wells Preston (1794-1816);
ix. Hannah Preston (twin; 1796-1797);
x. Col. Joseph Preston (twin; 1796-1868);
xi. Washington Preston (1798-1825);
xii. Adams Preston (1801-1878).

With his second wife, Mary Herbert, Maj. William Preston had two children, Jonathan H. Preston, b. 1809 (died young), and Hannah Herbert (Preston) Webster (1811-1889).

Another FindAGrave contributor has linked entries for some of the children.

Sources and details available on request.
Family links: 
  Elizabeth Clark Preston (1760 - 1807)
  William Preston (1780 - 1837)*
  Benjamin Preston (1784 - 1828)*
  Elizabeth J. Preston Keyser (1786 - 1847)*
  Henry D. Preston (1788 - 1853)*
  Michael Preston (1792 - 1849)*
  Joseph Preston (1796 - 1868)*
*Calculated relationship
Jan 17, 1842
in the 88th yr of
his age.
Note: GS photograph by Annette Lamb, October 2004; see:
Rumney Depot Cemetery
Grafton County
New Hampshire, USA
Created by: GeneJ
Record added: Nov 24, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31670278
Maj William Preston
Added by: GeneJ
Maj William Preston
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My 5 times great grandfather via his son John.
- Pat Todd
 Added: Mar. 31, 2014
In honour of my great, great grandfather (5x).
- Pat Todd
 Added: Mar. 31, 2014

- James Snow
 Added: Aug. 4, 2012
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