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Nanny Waters Preston
Birth: Sep. 7, 1812
Cheshire, England
Death: Feb. 6, 1897
Passaic County
New Jersey, USA

It took 111 years, but Nanny and John finally have their stone. I am honored to be the family member to do it. With the help of their great granddaughter Sarah Burton.

Daughter of
Joseph Waters and
Peggy Burgess Waters

Sister of
William Waters 1832
James Waters 1824
Ellen Waters 1822
Samuel Waters 1820
Sarah Waters 1817
John Waters 1809
Mary Waters 1807

Wife of
John Preston

Together the parents of
Sarah E. Preston Burton 1846
Caroline A. Preston Christie 1832
Amelia M. Preston Hartley 1852
Daniel Burgess Preston 1838
Elizabeth Preston Hadley 1836
George Albert Preston 1841
James W. Preston 1834
Joseph E. Preston 1843
William H. Preston 1849

Nanny Waters was born in Compstal Bridge, Cheshire, England. Christened on September 7, 1815 at Hyde Gee Cross, England.

Nanny married John Preston on April 25, 1831. Stockport, Cheshire, England. Mother of 9 children. Joseph, Sarah E., Amelia, William H (E), Elizabeth, Caroline A., George A., James W., and Daniel B.

Nanny and John Preston arrived in New York from Liverpool England on October 9, 1841 on the Ship Roscius. She was 29 years old at the time.

Four of John and Nanny's sons enlisted in the Civil War on September 2, 1862. Daniel, George, James and William all serving in the infantry in Company C of the New Jersey 25th Infantry Regiment. Both John and Nanny had to be proud, but worried having four of their children enlist together, and to be together in the same regiment at first. Although taking some comfort that their boys were able to be there for one another, it had to be hard watching them march off to war. For all those families that experience that, may God bless and keep them all. It takes special men and women and special families left at home.

Nanny lost her beloved John in January 1896. Thirteen months later she passed away also. She was buried February 9, 1897. They rest together in a grave that has 5 beautiful cherry blossom trees to one side. In the spring its one of the most beautiful places to be.

Nanny is my great great grandmother.  
Family links: 
  Caroline A. Preston Christie (1832 - 1909)*
  James W. Preston (1834 - 1897)*
  Elizabeth Preston Hadley (1836 - 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 (1852 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Cedar Lawn Cemetery
Passaic County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Section 13, Lot D, Grave No 203
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Record added: Apr 16, 2004
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Nanny <i>Waters</i> Preston
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