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Elizabeth Preston Hadley
Birth: Jul. 14, 1837
Cheshire, England
Death: Feb. 21, 1907
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA

Daughter of John Preston and
Nanny Waters Preston

Sister of
Sarah E. Preston Burton
Caroline A. Preston Christie
Amelia M. Preston Hartley
Daniel Burgess Preston
George Albert Preston
James W. Preston
Joseph E. Preston
William H. Preston

Wife of
Benjamin Hadley

Mother of
James Hadley 1857
Mary Ellen Hadley Riley 1859
Louisa Hadley 1860
Lausatt Hadley 1862
Benjamin Hadley Jr. 1864
Melissa Sarah Hadley 1869
Charles Hadley 1870
William "Willie Hadley 1875

Elizabeth was my great great aunt

Elizabeth Preston was the daughter of John and Nanny Waters Preston. She was the third oldest child. Born on July 14, 1837 in England, she traveled to New York with her family arriving on the ship Roscius in 1841.

Update 3-20-2011
I think I may have found what happened to Elizabeth after she became an adult. I'm awaiting confirmation from the person that may have provided a link to Elizabeth after she became an adult. In the 1850 Census Elizabeth was 14 years old, that was the last I was able to track her until now. If my information is correct Elizabeth married Benjamin Hadley on March 2, 1856 in Paterson, New Jersey.
Benjamin was 24 and Elizabeth was 20 when they took their vows.

By the time the 1860 Census was taken Benjamin and Elizabeth were living in West Brandywine, Chester County, Pennsylvania. They had two children, James and Ellen. By the time the 1870 Census was taken Elizabeth and Benjamin were still in Wallace Pennsylvania with six children: James, Mary Ellen, Louisa, Lausatt, Benjamin and Melissa.

The 1880 census shows Benjamin and Elizabeth still in Wallace with several of their children gone. But they remained busy having kids, the 1880 census shows them with Benjamin, Sarah, Charles and William (Willie).

By the time the 1900 census is done, Elizabeth now a widow has moved to Norristown to live with her daughter Mary Ellen Riley and her husband John F. Riley and their children. Elizabeth was 64 years old.

Elizabeth was christened on her birthday at St Chad, Chadkirk, Cheshire, England

Note found marriage record for Elizabeth and Benjamin. Married in Paterson, Passaic county NJ on March 2, 1856. Record Bk. AC : Pg. 86 
Family links: 
  John Preston (1812 - 1896)
  Nanny Waters Preston (1812 - 1897)
  Benjamin V. Hadley (1832 - 1890)
  Mary Ella Hadley Riley (1859 - 1917)*
  Charles T F Hadley (1871 - 1951)*
  Caroline Ann Preston Christie (1832 - 1909)*
  James W. Preston (1834 - 1897)*
  Elizabeth Preston Hadley (1837 - 1907)
  Daniel Burgess Preston (1838 - 1912)*
  George Albert Preston (1841 - 1924)*
  Joseph E.R. Preston (1843 - ____)*
  Sarah E. Preston Burton (1846 - 1926)*
  William H.E Preston (1849 - 1932)*
  Amelia M. Preston Hartley (1851 - 1943)*
*Calculated relationship
Forks of the Brandywine Cemetery
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: An Angel Above
Record added: Feb 28, 2005
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Elizabeth <i>Preston</i> Hadley
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Thinking of you great grand aunt Elizabeth.
- An Angel Above
 Added: Apr. 17, 2015
Aunt Elizabeth, if you could somehow guide me to your brother Joseph's grave I would be so appreciative. I thought you were going to be the problem, but with the help of your family we have found you!!! Now on to Joseph.
- An Angel Above
 Added: Mar. 20, 2015
At last Sharon found your final resting place and may you always rest in peace, after having been once again reunited with your family.
- Marian and Richard--Rest in Peace
 Added: Oct. 31, 2014
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