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John Sylvester Preston

Birth
Kentucky, USA
Death 2 Nov 1907 (aged 63)
Grayson County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Ready, Grayson County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 64126010 · View Source
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John Sylvester Preston was born on July 3, 1844 in Kentucky. He served the Union in the 52nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry during the Civil War. He was the husband of Nancy Frances Houchin, the daughter of John Decatur Houchin and Mahulda Lindsey. She was born on October 13, 1847 in Edmonson Sounty, Kentucky. At the time of the 1880 Census of Caneyville, Grayson County, Kentucky the John Sylvester Preston family consisted of: John S., a farmer, age 36; his wife Nancy F., a house keeper, age 30; and their children: William R., a laborer, age 14; Valuntine, a laborer, age 12; Woodford M., a laborer, age 10; Samuel O., age 8; John H., age 6; Huldah J., age 4; and Robert, age 2. All were born in Kentucky with their parents born in Kentucky.

Nancy Houchin and John Preston were the parents of the following children born in Grayson County, Kentucky:
1. William Riley - b. 29 May 1866 / d. 16 Jul 1894 -- 2h/o Arvenia Jane (Montgomery) Cockerel
2. Valentine - b. 23 Jan 1868 / d. 5 Oct 1893
3. Woodford Mitchell - b. 1870 / d. 1951
-- m. Jane (1875-1957)
4. Samuel Owen - b. 24 Feb 1872 / d. 2 Dec 1945 -- m. Dora Alice Willis (1876-1958)
5. John H. - b. 28 Jan 1874 / 6 Jan 1938
6. Hulda J. - b. 5 Apr 1876 / d. 1954
-- m. Jesse G. Sirles
7. Robert - b. 18 Jun 1878/ d. 23 Sep 1898
8. George R. - b. 24 Aug 1883 / d. 2 May 1885

John S. Preston received 76 acres on Big Ready that was surveyed on January 12, 1886. He died at the age of 63 years, 3 months and 30 days on November 2, 1907. He was buried in the Wilson Cemetery in Ready, Grayson County, Kentucky. His wife Nancy Preston joined him there after her death at the age of 80 years and 25 days on November 7, 1927.


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  • Created by: VirJean Potter Bozarth
  • Added: 12 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64126010
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Sylvester Preston (3 Jul 1844–2 Nov 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64126010, citing Wilson Cemetery, Ready, Grayson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by VirJean Potter Bozarth (contributor 46911050) .