|Birth: ||Sep. 15, 1819|
|Death: ||Jan. 6, 1891|
At the age of fifteen years, he became a Christian and began evangelistic work earnestly and very successfully for years. In 1849, he was ordained to the gospel ministry in the Free Will Baptist church. He labored with remarkable results wherein many hundreds were converted and baptized. He was much loved and very successful as a pastor, having held that position in the Free Baptist churches in Gardiner, Manchester, West Gardiner, Richmond Corner, Bowdoinham and Litchfield Plains. Of the last mentioned church, he was pastor for eighteen years where, with his wife, was a member at the time of his death.
Elder Preble was endowed with good natural ability. He was inherently honest and very industrious. In later years he sought by incessant study to make up in part for that lack of early training which he so frequently felt the need of. All this, along with the care of churches finally resulted in breaking down his health, causing him to suspend his public ministrations, though he occasionally could not deny himself the great pleasure of addressing his brethren in the church he loved. In Litchfield, where a large portion of his work was accomplished, he is held in loving remembrance by hosts of friends who recall his faithful labors.
Elder Preble was married, first to Caroline R. Butler, they had one son, George, who lived in Fairfield, ME, and like his father, greatly interested and actively engaged in evangelist work. In 1852, he married his second wife, Maria R. Perry, who survived him, with three of their five children. She has a pleasant home in Waterville, with her daughter, Mrs. E.J. Littlefield.
Elder Preble after a residence in the town of Richmond for nearly half a century, in 1890 removed to Waterville, Maine, where he died suddenly of pneumonia January 6, 1891. Thus ended a useful life.
County: Kennebec Rol: M432 257
Townwhip: Gardiner Page: 285
Motherwell Preble (1781 - 1864)
Susannah H Flint Preble (1786 - 1871)
Caroline R. Butler Preble (1820 - 1852)
Maria R Perry Preble (1832 - 1915)*
Mattie L Preble Littlefield (1857 - 1903)*
Nelli L Preble (1859 - 1892)*
Henry Flint Preble (1815 - 1892)*
Warren Gould Preble (1817 - 1879)*
Nehemiah Flint Preble (1819 - 1891)
Litchfield Plains Cemetery
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Record added: Jul 09, 2010
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