Sedley F. Parrish1

#2455, b. say 1817
Last Edited9 Apr 2010
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Roger Parrish1 b. c 1784, d. 1866
Birth*say 18171 

Citations

  1. [S304] Estate Case Files, Henry County Alabama, Estate Papers of Roger Parrish, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama, USA.

Talbot T. Parrish1

#2459, b. say 1830, d. before 1866
Last Edited9 Apr 2010
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Roger Parrish1 b. c 1784, d. 1866
Birth*say 18301 
Death*before 1866Roger Parrish estate papers identified Talbot as a deceased son of Roger1 

Citations

  1. [S304] Estate Case Files, Henry County Alabama, Estate Papers of Roger Parrish, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama, USA.

William Parrish1

#2443, b. between 1781 and 1784
Last Edited27 Jun 2015
Relationship2nd great-granduncle of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Edward Parrish1 b. s 1750, d. Aug 1822

Family

Child 1.William Parrish Jr. b. bt 1794 - 1804
Birth*between 1781 and 1784age 40-49 in 1830 census, 16-25 in 1800 census.2,3 
Cen-Head1810Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA; "William Parrish", including males 4 u10, 1 10-15, 1 26-24; females 1 u10, 1 16-26, 1 26-44. Adjacent were Elijah Galloway and Edward Parrish (father). Nearby were Jeremiah Parrish Sr. and Jeremiah Parrish Jr.4 
Cen-Head20 August 1820Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA; "William Parish", including males 1 u10, 2 10-16, 1 16-18, 1 16-26, 1 26-45 (William); females 3 u10, 1 10-16, 1 16-26, 1 26-45.5 
Neighbor: William Parrish Jr.
(Witness) Will5 June 1822Edward Parrish; Kershaw District, South Carolina, USA; (see attached transcription, 2 pages)
-- "Edward Parish" names daughter "Ana Parish" as executrix, makes her primary beneficiary during her life of land, and outright beneficiary of two Negroes Lyd and Peter. Refers to land of Roger Parish abutting Edward's land. Witnessed by Henry E. Stokes, Edmund Tiller, John J. Jones.6
Cen-Head*1830Kershaw District, South Carolina, USA; "William Parish", age 40-49, with female age 40-49, males 2 10-14, 1 15-19; females 2 10-14, 1 15-19; 1 male slave 10-24.

Parish's in this district:
Brothers William, Samuel, and Roger, sons of Edward;
Various sons Wm A., Elias, John, Josiah.2 
(Witness) Estate15 February 1854Edward Parrish; Henry County, Alabama, USA; Roger Parrish applied to the Henry County Probate Court for letters of administration on the estate of his father Edward Parrish, stating that Edward's will bequeathed certain property to his daughter Arny Parrish for her lifetime, then the property to be equally divided between the heirs of Edward Parrish. With Arny having died, and the original administrator of Edward's estate no longer living, the court appointed Roger as administrator.7 
(Witness) Estate27 February 1854Edward Parrish; Henry County, Alabama, USA; The Henry County Probate Court appointed John A. Wood, Rozier Brannon, and Adam Huggins as appraisers of the property belong to the estate of Edward Parrish7 
(Witness) Estate16 October 1854Edward Parrish; Henry County, Alabama, USA; John A. Wood, Rosier Brannon and Adam B. Huggins appraised the remaining estate of Edward Parrish, listing:
-one mulatto boy named Samuel $900.
-one negro woman named Milbury and child girl Dice $800.7 
(Witness) Estate16 April 1856Edward Parrish; Henry County, Alabama, USA; William Parrish petitioned the Henry County Probate Court: " ... that he is an heir of Edward Parrish, deceased, and that Roger Parrish sometime in the year 1854 took out letters of administration on the estate of Edward Parrish ... and that as administrator Roger Parrish has taken possession of the property of said estate and as your petitioner is informed and believes is applying said property to his own use..." William's petition asks the court to " ... require Roger Parish to show cause why he should not make final settlement ..."

On 22 April, the court ordered Roger Parrish to appear before the court to show cause why he does not make final settlement.7 
(Witness) Estate20 July 1857Edward Parrish; Henry County, Alabama, USA; the Henry County Probate Court ordered Roger Parrish to appear before the court to show cause why his letters of administration for the estate of Edward Parrish should not be revoked, noting that Roger has treated the court's prior orders "with silent contempt" and that he has as yet made no final settlement of the estate after three years.7 

Citations

  1. [S358] State Reporter John W. Shepherd, Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Alabama during January and June Terms 1859, 34 (Montgomery, Alabama: Barrett and Brown, 1873); held by Alabama State Law Library. Hereinafter cited as Parish's Adm'r vs. Galloway.
  2. [S241] Census, U.S. of 1830, Kershaw District, South Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S118] Census, U.S. of 1800, Kershaw District, SC, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S172] Census, U.S. of 1810, Kershaw County SC, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S144] Census, U.S. of 1820, Kershaw County SC, Maryland Historical Society.
  6. [S399] Wylma Anne Wates, compiler, South Carolina Will Transcripts, 1782-1868 (Provo, Utah: ancestry.com, Probate Place: Kershaw, South Carolina), Will and Estate Papers of Edward Parrish. Hereinafter cited as South Carolina Will Transcripts, 1782-1868.
  7. [S304] Estate Case Files, Henry County Alabama, Records of the Estate of Edward Parrish, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama, USA.

William Parrish Jr.1

#2469, b. between 1794 and 1804
Last Edited27 Jun 2015
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*William Parrish b. bt 1781 - 1784
Birth*between 1794 and 1804Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA1 
Cen-Head*20 August 1820Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA; "William Parish Jr", including males 1 u10, 1 16-26 (William Jr.); females 1 u10, 1 16-26.1 
Neighbor: William Parrish

Citations

  1. [S144] Census, U.S. of 1820, Kershaw County SC, Maryland Historical Society.

Elmeadia Peacock1,2

#2340, b. circa 1848
Last Edited15 Apr 2008
Birth*circa 1848Alabama, USA1 
Marriage*before 1870Paul Hill Preston; in 1870 census she was in the household of Paul Preston, adjacent to the household of William S. and Temperance Preston, which had a female F. A. Peacock. A guess is that Meda and F. A. were sisters. A nearby household was G. W Peacock male age 24, possibly Meda's brother?2,1 
Married NamePreston2,1 
Progeny*after 1870Paul Hill Preston; Anna Alice, Georgia, Foster, Eddy, Mansel, Jacob, Homer, Lottie2 

Citations

  1. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 282 (227B), Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S334] Researcher F. L. Preston (citing Peggy Mayville as his source), http://people.consolidated.net/fpreston/gadavid.htm, reference date 4/13/2007.

F. A. Peacock1

#550, b. circa 1849
Last Edited15 Apr 2008
Birth*circa 1849Alabama, USA1 
Cen-Enum*28 July 1870AL Dale Co Census 1870; Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; age 21, female, living in the household of W. S Preston as domestic servant.2 
Witness: William Sanford Preston

Citations

  1. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 227B, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 227B, Ancestry.com.

Martha Ann Peacock1

#2341, b. 11 September 1854, d. 15 December 1930
Last Edited15 Apr 2008
Married NamePreston 
Birth*11 September 1854Alabama, USA; daughter of John Peacock and Julia Lewis1 
Marriage*circa 1876Brady Preston1 
Progeny*after 1876Brady Preston; Branan, Daisey, Adna1 
Death*15 December 19301 

Josephine Perry1,2

#985, b. 4 March 1859, d. 20 September 1923
ChartsDescendants of Christopher S. Baldwin & Elizabeth Baldwin
Last Edited25 Mar 2009

Family

William Christopher Baldwin b. 18 Mar 1856, d. 17 Sep 1925
Marriage*circa 1880William Christopher Baldwin; Alabama, USA; 1900 census says Christopher was married for 23 years, Josephine for 20, so if true then this is Christopher's second marriage.1,3 
Child 1.Edward Baldwin4 b. 11 Nov 1879
Birth*4 March 18591 
Marriage*circa 1880William Christopher Baldwin; Alabama, USA; 1900 census says Christopher was married for 23 years, Josephine for 20, so if true then this is Christopher's second marriage.1,3 
Married NameBaldwin1 
Cen-Enum*17 June 1880AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 9, Dale County, Alabama, USA; age 20, wife of William, keeping house, born in Alabama, parents born in Georgia.4 
Witness: William Christopher Baldwin
(Resident) Census28 June 1900William Christopher Baldwin, AL Dale Co Census 1900; Precinct 9 Echo, En Dist 66 hh258, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Christopher Baldwin", head, male born March 1856, age 44, married 23 years, 20 to current wife Josephine, farmer, born in Alabama, parents born in Georgia;
"Josephine Baldwin", wife age 40, born March 1860, married 20 years, mother of 7, 5 now living, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
children listed but not included in this database:
"Orlanda Baldwin", son age 21, single, farm laborer;
"Mattie Baldwin", daughter age 18, single;
"Hattie Baldwin", daughter age 14;
"Rhoda Baldwin", daughter age 10;
"Wesley Baldwin", son age 8.

Households nearby were Benjamin Balkcom, Ivey Balkcom, and Webster Balkcom.5 
Death*20 September 1923Dale County, Alabama, USA1 
Burial*1923Mt. Carmel Methodist Church Cemetery, Ozark, Dale County, Alabama, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S112] Mt. Carmel Methodist Church Cemetery Tombstone Inscriptions , Transcribed tombstone inscriptions, E. H. Hayes, online http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/1767/Carmel.txt, Oct 15 1948.
  2. [S185] Lydia Hughes Grimes, Dale County, Alabama Kin (; Lagrange, GA: Family Tree, 1984), Library of Congress.
  3. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale County, Alabama, ED#66, sheet 14, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL page 635A, HH3, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale County AL, page 253 image pg 29, Ancestry.com.

Mary Serena Pilcher

#49, b. 1872, d. 6 September 1940
ChartsDescendants of Christopher S. Baldwin & Elizabeth Baldwin
Descendants of James Mathews
Descendants of James Preston & Elizabeth Jane Clark
Last Edited28 Sep 2009
Mother*N. C. Pilcher1 b. c 1846

Family

John Christopher Baldwin b. 28 May 1873, d. 2 Aug 1950
Marriage*12 December 1892John Christopher Baldwin 
Children 1.J. C. Baldwin1 b. c 1893
 2.B. G. Baldwin1 b. c 1895
Birth*18722 
Married Name12 December 1892Baldwin 
Marriage*12 December 1892John Christopher Baldwin 
(Resident) Census21 April 1910John Christopher Baldwin, OK Harmon Co Census 1910; Dryden, ED#124, Census Sheet#6A, hh#68, Dryden, Harmon County, Oklahoma, USA; JC Baldwin and family lived near his sister Ida Lucinda Baldwin Balkcom and family.

"JC Baldwin", Head, male, age not listed, 17 years in current marriage, born in Alabama, farmer, reads/writes, renting a farm, farm schedule 60;
"MS Baldwin", Wife, age 40, 17 years in current marriage, mother of two children, two now living, born in Alabama, father born in Alabama, mother born in Georgia, reads/writes;
"JC Baldwin", son, age 17, born in Alabama, both parents born in Alabama, farm laborer, read/write yes
"BG? Baldwin", son, age 15, born in Alabama, both parents born in Alabama, farm laborer, read/write yes;
"N?C Pilcher", mother-in-law, age 64, widowed, mother of 7 children, 3 now living, born in Georgia, both parents born in U.S., read/write no.3 
Census*28 January 1920John Christopher Baldwin; ED 22, Sheet 5B, hh 84, Johnson Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, USA; "Christopher Baldwin", head, age 47, renting, born Alabama, parents born Alabama, farmer, working on own account (not wages);
"Mary Baldwin", wife, age 49, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Jefferson Baldwin", son age 26, farm laborer, working for wages.4 
Census4 April 1930John Christopher Baldwin; Precinct 12, Payne and Payne Mesa, ED 15-19, Sheet 2A, hh 24, Delta County, Colorado, USA; "John C. Baldwin", head, age 58, married at age 20, born Alabama, parents born Georgia, renting, farmer, working for wages, not working on last regular work day, on unemployment Schedule 3, not a veteran;
"Mary Baldwin", wife age , married at age 21, born Alabama, parents born Alabama.5 
Death*6 September 19402 
Burial*September 1940Richland, Baker County, Oregon, USA2 

Citations

  1. [S300] Census, U.S. of 1910, Harmon County, Oklahoma, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S42] Web, Posted by T.J. Baldwin on 13 Sept 1999 at the genforum site @
    http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?Christopher::baldwin::1280.html
  3. [S300] Census, U.S. of 1910, Harmon County, Oklahoma, ancestry.com image pg 11, Ancestry.com.
  4. [S195] Census, U.S. of 1920, Colfax County, New Mexico, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S293] Census, U.S. of 1930, Delta County, Colorado, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

N. C. Pilcher1

#2420, b. circa 1846
Last Edited28 Sep 2009

Family

Child 1.Mary Serena Pilcher+1 b. 1872, d. 6 Sep 1940
Birth*circa 1846Georgia, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S300] Census, U.S. of 1910, Harmon County, Oklahoma, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

M. Pinder1

#1415, b. before 1815
Last Edited2 Sep 2006
Birth*before 1815 
Married Name4 July 1832Galloway1 
Marriage*4 July 1832Noah Galloway; Henry County, Alabama, USA1,2 

Citations

  1. [S153] Marriage Records of Henry County, Ala., 1822-1868, Courthouse Henry County Alabama, Henry County, Alabama, USA. Hereinafter cited as Marriage Records of Henry County, Ala., 1822-1868.
  2. [S232] Researcher N. Martin, WorldConnect Database, worldconnect.rootsweb.com, reference date 2002.

Sena Pipkin1

#2043, b. 15 July 1801, d. 18 June 1861
Last Edited7 Mar 2010
Birth*15 July 1801Darlington District, South Carolina, USA1 
Marriage*24 December 1817Enoch Galloway2 
Married Name24 December 1817Galloway2 
Death*18 June 1861Darlington County, South Carolina, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S9] Newspaper Published Obituaries, Obituary in the Southern Christian Advocate, 22 August 1861 1861. Extracted and published in The Darlington Flag, Volume 8 Number 3, Summer 1996.
  2. [S282] Family Bible (, Enoch Galloway Family Bible, transcription in The Darlington Flag, Volume 9 Number 4, Fall 1997.

Susannah Pipkin1

#1874, b. 6 October 1785, d. 19 April 1871
Last Edited16 Jan 2005
Birth*6 October 1785Researcher Skinner transcribed gravestone in Galloway Cemetery, Darlington SC.2,3 
Marriage*before 1810George Galloway; South Carolina, USA; date guessed based on 1810 census1 
Married Namebefore 1810Galloway 
(Witness) BurialNovember 1854George Galloway; Galloway Cemetery, Darlington County, South Carolina, USA; Tombstone inscription identifies George Galloway b 13 May 1788, d 5 Nov 1854, and Susannah Galloway d 18714 
Death*19 April 1871Lydia, Darlington County, South Carolina, USA; From the reference: "At least one of Wesley Chapel's members died during the year, Susannah Galloway. Galloway was the widow of George Galloway and the mother and grandmother to many members of the church. Susannah Galloway died April 19 at the age of 85. She was laid to rest at the side of her husband in Galloway Cemetery."5,3 
Burial*April 1871Galloway Cemetery, Darlington County, South Carolina, USA; Tombstone inscription names Susannah and George Galloway; Susannah b 6 Oct 1785, d 19 Apr 18714 

Citations

  1. [S315] John Lennell Andrews Jr., History of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Lydia, SC 1789-1989 (; Spartanburg, SC: Reprint Co., 1992), DAR Library.
  2. [S206] Jr. John Lennell Andrews, History of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Lydia, South Carolina 1789-1989 (; Spartanburg, SC 29304: The Reprint Company, 1992), DAR Library.
  3. [S227] John Carroll Skinner Genealogical Collection, Compiler John Carroll Skinner, Old Darlington District Chapter of The South Carolina Genealogical Society, Hartsville Genealogical Research Library, Hartsville, SC.
  4. [S208] Old Darlington District Chapter, compiler, Darlington District South Carolina Cemetery Survey (n.p.: South Carolina Genealogical Society, c1994), Galloway Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as Darlington District SC Cemetery Survey.
  5. [S206] Jr. John Lennell Andrews, History of Wesley Chapel Church , page 117, DAR Library.

Sarah Jane Poindexter1,2

#1062, b. 1827, d. between 1880 and 1883
Last Edited2 May 2003
Birth*1827Georgia, USA3 
Comment*18601860 census has a 67 year old female Mary Moore born in GA living adjacent to Sarah Jane and Bryant Balkcom. Possible mother of Sarah Jane? 
Cen-Enum*14 July 1860GA Jones Co Census 1860; Flower's District hh 360, Jones County, Georgia, USA; female age 33, born in Georgia3 
Witness: Bryant Balkcom
Married Name1874Balkcom1 
Marriage*13 May 1874Bryant Balkcom; Dawson, Jones County, Georgia, USA; From a notice in The Atlanta Constitution:
"Hymneal
Balkcom-Poindexter - Married, at the hotel in Dawson, May 13, by Rev. G. C. Clarke, Mr. Bryant Balkcom of Jones County, and Mrs. Sarah Jane Poindexter, of Baker County."1,2 
Death*between 1880 and 1883Jones County, Georgia, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978). Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  2. [S221] Newspaper - The Atlanta Constitution, 17 May 1874; Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Jones County Georgia, census page 46, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Clara Pope1,2

#1059, b. circa 1801
Last Edited5 Jan 2002

Family

Samuel Baldwin b. c 1799
Child 1.Benjamin A. Baldwin1 b. c 1821, d. 1880
Birth*circa 1801Georgia, USA1 
Marriage*20 July 1819Samuel Baldwin; Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA1,2 
Married NameBaldwin1 
Cen-Enum*1850GA Stewart Co Census 1850; 21st District, Stewart County, Georgia, USA1 
Witness: Samuel Baldwin

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Stewart County, Georgia, page 133, household 1286, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S180] Frances T. Ingmire, compiler, Georgia Marriage Records (St. Louis, Mo. (10166 Clairmont Dr., St. Louis 63136): n.pub., c1985), Oglethorpe County 1795-1852. Hereinafter cited as Georgia Marriage Records.

Andrew J. Preston1

#311, b. circa 1859
ChartsDescendants of James Preston & Elizabeth Jane Clark
Last Edited15 Apr 2008
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*David Preston1 b. 1826
Mother*Delphia Sarah Lightfoot1 b. c 1828
Birth*circa 1859Georgia, USA1 
Cen-Enum*6 July 1860GA Crawford Co Census 1860; Knoxville District, Knoxville, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; a one year old male, born in Georgia, living with parents David and Delpha and two brothers.1 
Witness: David Preston

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Crawford County, Georgia, page 920., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Andrew James Preston1,2

#1249, b. circa 1810
Last Edited13 Sep 2009
Father*David Preston2,1 b. 17 Mar 1777, d. 30 Sep 1849
Mother*Nancy Jane McCann1 b. 20 Jun 1781, d. 15 Oct 1863

Family

Mary Andrews b. b 1823
Child 1.Sally Preston1 b. s 1840
Birth*circa 1810Georgia, USA2,1 
Marriage*16 December 1838Mary Andrews; Crawford County, Georgia, USA3 
Cen-Head*1840GA Crawford Co Census 1840; Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "A. J.", male age 20-29, female 20-29; with males 1 10-14, 1 15-19, 2 20-29. Slaves m 1 u10, 2 10-23, 3 24-35, 1 26-55; f 3 36-55.4 
Event*1868Crawford County, Georgia, USA; served as County Sheriff 1868, 1871, 18731 
Death*Knoxville, Crawford County, Georgia, USA1,2 

Citations

  1. [S334] Researcher F. L. Preston (citing Peggy Mayville as his source), http://people.consolidated.net/fpreston/gadavid.htm, reference date 4/13/2007.
  2. [S35] Researcher Janet Dozier, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/d/o/z/Janet-L-Dozier/index.html
  3. [S143] Frances T. Ingmire, compiler, Crawford County Georgia Marriage Records 1823-1953 (10166 Clairmont Dr; St Louis, MO 63136: n.pub., 1985). Hereinafter cited as Marriages Crawford Co GA 1823-1853.
  4. [S15] Census, U.S. of 1840, Crawford County GA pg 367 image pg 7, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Ann Nancy Preston1,2

#64, b. 1828, d. August 1900
ChartsAncestors of Euel Balkcom
J Balkcom Tree (Paternal) - Ancestors of Euel Balkcom
Descendants of James Mathews
Descendants of James Preston & Elizabeth Jane Clark
Last Edited30 Jul 2016
RelationshipGreat-grandmother of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*James Preston3,4,1 b. c 1797, d. 5 Dec 1863
Mother*Elizabeth Jane Clark1,4 b. c 1798, d. bt 1871 - 1880

Family

William E. Mathews b. c 1826, d. 1858
Marriage*18 May 1848William E. Mathews; Crawford County, Georgia, USA1,9,2,10 
Children 1.Josephine L. (Missie) Mathews+1 b. 1849, d. 18 Jun 1885
 2.John Thomas Mathews+4 b. 7 Feb 1851, d. 31 Aug 1916
 3.Mary Elizabeth Mathews4 b. 18 Feb 1853, d. 16 Jul 1917
Birth*1828England5,4,1,6 
(Immigrant) ImmigrationAugust 1832Elizabeth Jane Clark, James Preston; Whitehall, New York, USA; James and Elizabeth Preston lived in Carlisle, Cumberland, England for at least six years where they had three children. In 1832, with children ages 6, 4, and 2, they migrated to the U.S., arriving at Whitehall, New York in August of that year according to James' later application for U. S. citizenship. They likely went directly on to Georgia where others of the Preston family were established.

There appear to be no surviving records of immigrants arriving at Whitehall and in fact records may not have been kept. According to the Whitehall Historical Society, "Whitehall is mentioned quite often as a "port of entry" early in the 19th century but we have found no records here. ... Many immigrants stopped in Whitehall only to change transportation from lake to canal or coach on their way to other areas." It may be that immigrants listed Whitehall as the entry point because it was their first land stop in the U.S. Without knowing the specifics for the Preston family, in general Canada was a favored immigration route for families from Ireland and England who wanted to resettle in Canada or the U.S. Among other factors, the route through Canada was less expensive due to tariffs that England placed on fares to U.S. ports, intended to encourage settlement of British Canada while discouraging further U.S. settlement.

European immigrants to Canada would most often arrive at Quebec City where they would transfer to river steamboats. Several steamboat companies operated between Quebec City and Montreal, ferrying passengers to Montreal, and carrying cargo intended for export back to Quebec. One with some surviving records was the St. Lawrence Steamboat Company but a search of their records does not show Prestons traveling on their ships in 1832. From Montreal, travelers could take a coach south to the nearest navigable point on Lake Champlain on the Richeleau River at Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. There they could board a steamboat (from a company such as the Lake Champlain Steamboat Company) to Whitehall, New York at the southern tip of Lake Champlain. From Whitehall travelers could travel by stagecoach or canal boat to Albany and the Hudson River and further to New York City.

In his book American Notes, Charles Dickens journals his travels through America in 1842, and describes in some detail the trip from Montreal to Whitehall as well as his experience on a steamboat carrying immigrants from Quebec City to Montreal.1,7,8 
Marriage*18 May 1848William E. Mathews; Crawford County, Georgia, USA1,9,2,10 
Married Name28 May 1848Ann Nancy Mathews1 
(Resident) Census6 August 1850William E. Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1850; Division No. 20, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "Wm E. Mathews" head of household, male age 24, occupation grocer, real estate $110, born in Georgia;

"Nancy Mathews", age 20, born in England;
"Josephine Mathews", age 1, born in Georgia;
"Josephine Warren", age 10, born in Georgia.

Note close proximity to household of James Madison Mathews (age 34) b. South Carolina.11 
(Witness) Death1858William E. Mathews; Georgia, USA; not found in 1860 census4,12 
Residence*1860Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; In this census Nancy is widowed and living with her three children.4 
Occupation*1860Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; seamstress4 
Census*19 July 1860AL Dale Co Census 1860; Newton Post Office, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Nancy Matthews", census head, age 29, seamstress, born in England, living with her three children on a property next to that of her parents, James and Elizabeth Preston. Widowed. No real estate assets were listed, implying she lived on the property of her parents. She had $200. in personal estate;
Household:
"Josephine Matthews" age 11, born in Georgia, attended school within the year;
"John T. Matthews" age 9, born in Georgia, attended school within the year;
"Mary E. Matthews" age 7, born in Georgia.13 
Resident: Josephine L. (Missie) Mathews
Resident: John Thomas Mathews
Resident: Mary Elizabeth Mathews
Cen-Head*28 July 1870AL Dale Co Census 1870; Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; Nancy was living with 19 year old J.T. Matthews (assume this is her son) and M.E. Lisenby (assume this is her daughter Mary E. who is listed as 17) and Mary's husband Joshua Lisenby aged 18. Also living in the house is Elizabeth Preston (Nancy's mother) born in Ireland. Nancy was listed with real estate valued at $200. and personal assets of $400. Birthplace was listed as England, and blocks were checked for her father and mother being of foreign birth.14 
Witness: John Thomas Mathews
Witness: Mary Elizabeth Mathews
Witness: Joshua Lisenby
Witness: Elizabeth Jane Clark
(Witness) Cen-Enum28 July 1870John Thomas Mathews, AL Dale Co Census 1870; Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; age 19, farm laborer, born in Georgia, with a mother of foreign birth. Also in the household were his mother Nancy and his sister Mary Elizabeth and her husband.15 
(Witness) Cen-Enum28 July 1870Mary Elizabeth Mathews, AL Dale Co Census 1870; Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; age 17 living with her husband Joshua (married within the year) in the household of her mother Nancy along with her grandmother Elizabeth Preston. Living adjacent were the Moses Baldwin household and that of Bryant F. Baldwin. She was listed as born in Georgia.15 
(Witness) Cen-Enum28 July 1870Joshua Lisenby, AL Dale Co Census 1870; Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; 18 years old, born in Alabama, and working on the farm. He lived with wife Mary Elizabeth's mother and her grandmother. Adjacent was the household of William Lisenby, probably his parents.15 
(Witness) Cen-Enum28 July 1870Elizabeth Jane Clark, AL Dale Co Census 1870; Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; age 60 (apparent error in listing), born in Ireland. Living in household of daughter Ann Nancy Preston, and with granddaughter Mary E. (Mathews) Lisenby and her husband Joshua.14 
Death*August 1900Dale County, Alabama, USA2 
Burial*Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery, Dale County, Alabama, USA16 

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Crawford County, Georgia, Division 20, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S33] Researcher Penny Dodd, http://www.flash.net/~pdodd, reference date 2000.
  3. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, Echo Community, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S393] Church Records , "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N1LZ-HV3 : accessed 17 Nov 2014), David Preston, 04 Jun 1826; citing Carlisle, Cumberland, England, reference 146; FHL microfilm 90583.
  6. [S33] Researcher Penny Dodd, Baptismal record from St. Mary's Church, Carlisle, Cumbria County, England, http://www.flash.net/~pdodd
  7. [S33] Researcher Penny Dodd, citing Crawford County, Georgia Superior Court Minutes August 1836, http://www.flash.net/~pdodd
  8. [S426] Web Site - The Ships List, http://www.theshipslist.com, St. Lawrence Steamboat Co. Passenger Records. Hereinafter cited as Web Site - The Ships List.
  9. [S19] Marriage record for William E. Matthews and Nancy Preston, from Early American Marriage Collections, online www.familysearch.org, Family History Library.
  10. [S143] Frances T. Ingmire, compiler, Crawford County Georgia Marriage Records 1823-1953 (10166 Clairmont Dr; St Louis, MO 63136: n.pub., 1985). Hereinafter cited as Marriages Crawford Co GA 1823-1853.
  11. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, GA, Crawford Co p 386A hh 71, Ancestry.com.
  12. [S314] Researcher E Kirkland.
  13. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, census page 556, Ancestry.com.
  14. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 220A, ancestry.com image pg 3, Ancestry.com.
  15. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 220A, Ancestry.com.
  16. [S391] Find A Grave Website, http://www.findagrave.com, identified by submitter as "Ann Clark "Nancy" Preston Mathews". Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave Website.

Anna A. Preston1

#1087, b. circa 1872
Last Edited21 Jan 2001
Father*Paul Preston1 b. c 1848
Mother*Elmeda (?)1 b. c 1848
Birth*circa 1872Alabama, USA1 
Cen-Enum*18 June 1880AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 9, Dale County, Alabama, USA; age 8, daughter of Paul, born in Alabama.1 
Witness: Paul Preston

Citations

  1. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL page 636D, HH12, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Brady Preston1

#545, b. circa 1854, d. 15 November 1930
Last Edited15 Apr 2008
Father*William Sanford Preston1 b. 13 Sep 1816, d. 3 Sep 1886
Mother*Temperance Causby Calhoun1 b. 16 Jan 1824, d. 9 Jun 1908
Birth*circa 1854Alabama, USA1 
Cen-Enum*20 July 1860AL Dale Co Census 1860; Newton Post Office, hh 425, Dale County, Alabama, USA; male age 6, attending school, born in Alabama2 
Witness: William Sanford Preston
Cen-Enum*28 July 1870AL Dale Co Census 1870; Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; age 16, born in Alabama.1 
Witness: William Sanford Preston
Marriage*circa 1876Martha Ann Peacock3 
Progeny*after 1876Martha Ann Peacock; Branan, Daisey, Adna3 
Death*15 November 1930Esto, Florida, USA3 

Citations

  1. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 227B, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, page 558, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S35] Researcher Janet Dozier, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/d/o/z/Janet-L-Dozier/index.html