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Memoranda of the Preston family

by Orlando Brown
Books/Monographs/Book with Digital Images
English
Albany, New York : J. Munsell, 1864
26 p.

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Originally printed in 1842 for distribution to family members only.

Work based on a ms. written by Orlando Brown's father, John Brown, just beford his death in 1837. Enlarged with assistance of Nathaniel Hart, Jr. of Woodford County, Kentucky.

John Preston was born at Londonderry, Ireland, and married Elizabeth Patton in Ireland. They had four daughters and a son, 1728-ca. 1739. The family immigrated to Virginia in 1740 with Elizabeth Preston's brother, Col. James Patton, and settled first at Spring Hill, Augusta County. They moved to land near Staunton, Virginia, in 1743. John Preston died shortly after 1743. Elizabeth Preston died at the home of her son, Col. William Preston, at Grefield, Virginia, in 1776 at age 76. Children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, lived in Virginia, Kentucky, and elsewhere. Few dates given for descendants.

Includes the Breckinridge (Col. Robert Brekinridge), Brown (Rev. John Brown, d. 1803) and other related families.

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