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Preston Bland
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Birth: 1818
Death: 1895
Saratoga
Howard County
Arkansas, USA

In 1848 became an ordained Minister of the Gospel in the Methodist church. He was a travelling minister for fifty years. His tombstone reads
Inscription- Gone but not forgotten. ( how true )
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Preston Bland served in the Red River Blues Texas Ranging Calvary Unit during the Texas War of Independence against Mexico in 1836. His unit was responsible for taking Santa Anna into protective custody at the San Jacinto Battleground until he was delivered some months later to President Jackson in Washington DC. He received lands in Refugio Co. and in Red River Co. in the Republic of Texas for his service. He is recognized as an original Texas Ranger.
Added July 16 2013 bliles@legacytrust.com
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Mary Reed Wife Number #1 1820 1853
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Sarah Bland 1838
Mary Eliza Bland 1841 1868
Josiah McGee Bland 1842 1891
Anna Bland 1844 1916
Fannie Frances J Bland 1847 1922
Mary Caroline Bland 1850 1928
John Henry Bland 1850 1870
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WIFE NUMBER # 2
Eliza Jane Grounds 1826 1880
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Josiah McGee Bland 1842 1891
Ann Bland 1845 1916
Mary Caroline Bland 1850 1928
Henry Bland 1850 1870
Sarah Sallie Bland 1854 1870
Harriet Bland 1858 1870
Jack Bland 1858
Margaret Ellen Bland 1860 1894
AC Bland 1861 1915
Jim Bland 1862 1880
Thomas Jefferson Bland 1862 1914
Rebecca Bland 1865 1900
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Eliza Jane Grounds Bland (1828 - 1879)
 
 Children:
  Sarah Gurley (1838 - 1908)*
  Josiah McGee Bland (1842 - 1891)*
  Fannie Bland Grounds (1847 - 1922)*
  Mary Carolina Bland Grounds (1850 - 1928)*
  Margaret Ellen Bland Hopson (1860 - 1889)*
  Rebecca Aaron (1865 - 1900)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Harmony Cemetery
Howard County
Arkansas, USA
 
Created by: Hannah
Record added: Jun 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92231783
Preston Bland
Added by: P. Lewis Barker
 
Preston Bland
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Added by: bekejo
 
 
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