John Washington Preston1,2

#72, b. 1830, d. 2 October 1906
ChartsDescendants of James Preston & Elizabeth Jane Clark
Last Edited23 Feb 2015
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*James Preston1 b. c 1797, d. 5 Dec 1863
Mother*Elizabeth Jane Clark1 b. c 1798, d. bt 1871 - 1880

Family

Mary Faison Shine b. 10 Jan 1836, d. 20 Jan 1895
Marriage*11 February 1863Mary Faison Shine; Taylor County, Georgia, USA2 
Children 1.James Preston6 b. Sep 1866
 2.Mary Preston6 b. c 1868
 3.Robert Preston7 b. c 1870
 4.David W. Preston7,17 b. c 1872
 5.Ellen Jane Preston7 b. c 1874
 6.Nancy Preston7 b. c 1876
 7.Frances S. Preston7 b. May 1879, d. 1922
Birth*1830Carlisle, Cumberland, England3,1,2 
(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 oath of loyalty associated with 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.1,4,5 
Birth-Alt.31 October 1833Georgia, USA; Note 1870 census lists birthplace as Georgia, 1880 census lists as England, and 1900 census lists as at-sea. Georgia is the most likely given that his father James Preston stated in his application for naturalization as a US citizen that he arrived in the US at Whitehall NY in August 1832.6,7,8,9 
(Resident) Census6 November 1850(Head of Household) James Preston; Division No. 20, household 588, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "Jas Preston" age 53, born Ireland, planter,real estate $2000;
"Elizabeth Preston" age 52, born Ireland;
"David Preston" age 23, born England, planter;
"D Preston" female age 22, born Georgia (Delphia, wife of their son David);
"Jno Preston" male age 19 (age barely legible but most likely 19), born England, planter;
"Jane Preston" age 15, born Georgia;
"R Caswell" m age 21, born Georgia [note: Possibly a hired hand. A year later, in 1851, he married Jane Preston who would then have been age 16.]
They lived next to the household of Mary Mathews.10 
Military*27 May 1861Crawford County, Georgia, USA; Confederate Army|| summary of his service record: "Residence: Crawford County, Georgia Occupation: none listed
Service Record:
Promoted to Full Sergeant 5th Class (1862)
Enlisted as a Private on 27 May 1861
Enlisted in Company E, 6th Infantry Regiment Georgia on 27 May 1861
Wounded on 31 May 1862 at Seven Pines, VA
Wounded on 27 June 1862 at Cold Harbor, VA
Discharged because of wounds on 05 October 1862"11 
Marriage*11 February 1863Mary Faison Shine; Taylor County, Georgia, USA2 
Census*12 July 1870Mary Faison Shine; Beat No. 11, Skipperville, pg 68, hh#179, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "John Preston", head, age 37, farmer, born in Georgia. Assets $600 real estate, $450 personal;
"Mary Preston", female age 30, keeps house, born Alabama;
"James Preston", age 4, born Alabama;
"Mary Preston", age 2, born Alabama.12 
Resident: James Preston
Resident: Mary Preston
Comment*1880There are inconsistencies in the link between this 1880 person and the one I identified as the same in the 1870 census.

The 1880 census lists JW Preston as age 53; the 1870 census listed John Preston as 37, birthplace is listed as Georgia. But 1880 neighbors are the same as in 1870, and wife is Mary although Mary age is reported 4 years different between 1870 and 1880. Oldest son was James in both, consistent age, but daughter Mary doesn't show up in 1880. In 1880, Two black females age 16 (Cane) and 15 (Cely) with Preston surname also lived in the household. They were listed as born in Alabama, parents in Georgia. In household 207 nearby was Ann Preston (Black, age 60, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia), and son Henry Preston (age 27, laborer, born in Georgia, parents born in Virginia). Also in the census in this area were the households of William Preston and W. H. Baldwin. 
Census16 June 1880Mary Faison Shine; ED#56, pg 22, hh#190, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "J. W. Preston", head, age 53, farmer, born in England, both parents born in Ireland;
"Mary Preston", wife age 44, keeping house, born in North Carolina, birthplace of parents not listed. Note difference in age with 1870 census, reported then age 30;
"James T. Preston", son age 13, attending school, father born in England, mother NC;
"Robert Preston", son age 10, attending school, born in Alabama, father born in England, mother in NC;
"David Preston", son age 8, attending school, born in Alabama;
"Elen J. Preston", female age 6, born in Alabama, relationship column blank, possibly of other parents?, but this census taker left this column blank for younger children of other families;
"Nancy Preston", female age 4, born in Alabama, relationship column blank;
"Frances Preston", female age 2, born in Alabama, relationship column blank;
"Cane Preston", black female age 16, laborer, born Alabama, parents born Georgia, no read/write;
"Celey Preston", black female age 15, laborer, born Alabama, parents born Georgia, no read/write.13 
Resident: James Preston
Resident: Robert Preston
Resident: David W. Preston
Resident: Ellen Jane Preston
Resident: Nancy Preston
Resident: Frances S. Preston
Census*9 June 1900ED#68, Precinct 11 Skipperville, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "John Preston", head, age 66, born Oct 1833 at-sea, parents born in Ireland, widowed, farmer, owned farm free of mortgage;
"Fanny S. Preston", daughter age 21, single, born May 1879 in Alabama, father born at-sea, mother North Carolina.14 
Resident: Frances S. Preston
Death*2 October 190615,16 
Burial*Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery, Dale County, Alabama, USA; Inscription: "John W. Preston, Born Oct 31, 1833, Died oct 2, 1906"16,15 

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. [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.
  4. [S33] Researcher Penny Dodd, citing Crawford County, Georgia Superior Court Minutes August 1836, http://www.flash.net/~pdodd
  5. [S426] Web Site - The Ships List, http://www.theshipslist.com, St. Lawrence Steamboat Co. Passenger Records. Hereinafter cited as Web Site - The Ships List.
  6. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Dale County, AL page 253B, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  7. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL page 755B. HH190, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  8. [S31] Confederate Veterans Buried in Dale County Alabama, http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/1767/Homer.txt. Hereinafter cited as Confederates Buried Dale County.
  9. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale Co AL, Enum Dist 68, Precinct 111, image 10, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  10. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Crawford County, GA page 420B, HH 588, Ancestry.com.
  11. [S40] Confederate Pension and Record Department. Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865. 7 vols., www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Confederate Pension and Record Department. Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865.
  12. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Dale County, AL Beat No. 11, Ancestry.com.
  13. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL, Ancestry.com.
  14. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale Co AL, Enum Dist 68, Precinct 11, image 10, Ancestry.com.
  15. [S367] Tombstone Inscription, Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery, Dale County Alabama, photograph or record held by Jerry Balkcom, 2010.
  16. [S31] Confederates Buried Dale County, http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/1767/Homer.txt, Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery, County Road 36, east of Ozark, Alabama.
  17. [S266] Researcher J. McCarver.

Leonidas Preston1,2

#544, b. circa 1852
Last Edited13 Aug 2017
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 1852Georgia, USA1 
(Resident) Census20 July 1860(Head of Household) William Sanford Preston, AL Dale Co Census 1860; Newton Post Office, household 425, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "W. S. Preston" male age 42, farmer, $2000 real estate, $5000 personal assets, born in Georgia. Lived close to families of Josephine Mathews and Bryant Baldwin.
"Temperance Preston", female age 37, born in Georgia;
"John", male age 16, farm laborer, attending school, born in Georgia;
"Sarah", female age 13, attending school, born in Georgia;
"Paul", male age 10, attending school, born in Georgia;
"Leonadas", male age 9, attending school, born in Georgia (the last of the children born in Georgia);
"Braidy", male age 6, attending school, born in Alabama;
"George W.", age 3, born Alabama [is this William W. Preston age 13 in the 1870 household?];
"Winsted", age 7 months born Alabama [is this Patrick McLain Preston age 10 in the household in 1870?].3 
(Resident) Census28 July 1870(Head of Household) William Sanford Preston, AL Dale Co Census 1870; Beat No. 9, hh#130, Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "W. S. Preston" age 53, a farmer, born in Georgia. He had real estate valued at $2160, personal estate of $1500, and lived adjacent to son Paul Preston age 22.
Household:
"T. C. Preston", female age 47, born Georgia;
"Leonidus", male age 18, working in farm, born Georgia;
"Brady" age 16, born Alabama;
"W. W.", male age 13, born Alabama;
"Patrick", age 11, born Alabama
"Davis", male age 9, born Alabama;
"Babe", male age 6 [is this Wirt Preston as one researcher has it?];
"F. A. Peacock", female age 21, domestic servant.4 
Marriage*11 March 1879Elizabeth Johnson5 
Progeny*after 1880Ida, Leonidas N., William Irving, Early, Eva, Vera, Coleman, Johnie Mae, Flowers5 
Cen-Head*20 June 1900Precinct 9 Echo, En Dist 66 hh205, Dale County, Alabama, USA; male born November 1854, born in Alabama, parents born in GA. Wife is Lizzie, married for 21 years. Children are listed.2 

Citations

  1. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 227B, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale County AL, page 250 image pg 23, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, page 558, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 227B, ancestry.com image pg 18, Ancestry.com.
  5. [S35] Researcher Janet Dozier, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/d/o/z/Janet-L-Dozier/index.html

Mary Preston1

#930, b. circa 1868
ChartsDescendants of James Preston & Elizabeth Jane Clark
Last Edited24 Feb 2002
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*John Washington Preston1 b. 1830, d. 2 Oct 1906
Mother*Mary Faison Shine1 b. 10 Jan 1836, d. 20 Jan 1895
Birth*circa 1868Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census12 July 1870John Washington Preston, Mary Faison Shine; Beat No. 11, Skipperville, pg 68, hh#179, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "John Preston", head, age 37, farmer, born in Georgia. Assets $600 real estate, $450 personal;
"Mary Preston", female age 30, keeps house, born Alabama;
"James Preston", age 4, born Alabama;
"Mary Preston", age 2, born Alabama.2 

Citations

  1. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Dale County, AL page 253B, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Dale County, AL Beat No. 11, Ancestry.com.

Mary Jane Preston1,2

#1116, b. 21 March 1821, d. 8 November 1899
Last Edited26 Aug 2017
Father*David Preston3,4,2 b. 17 Mar 1777, d. 30 Sep 1849
Mother*Nancy Jane McCann2 b. 20 Jun 1781, d. 15 Oct 1863

Family

James Madison Mathews b. 10 Oct 1816, d. 18 Jun 1884
Marriage*24 December 1843James Madison Mathews; Crawford County, Georgia, USA; Note also that William E. Mathews married Nancy Preston in 1848 in Crawford County. May be a link.5,1,4 
Children 1.William Eldridge Mathews4,5 b. 9 Nov 1844, d. a 1903
 2.Sarah Ann Mathews15 b. 30 Dec 1847
 3.Franklin Mathews15 b. Mar 1850
 4.Mary E. Mathews10 b. c 1851
 5.Melvina Mathews10 b. 27 Apr 1853
 6.James Monroe Mathews10 b. 15 Apr 1855
 7.Luvinia Mathews10 b. 14 Sep 1856
 8.John W. Mathews10 b. c 1859
 9.Laura Mathews11 b. 28 Jan 1862
 10.Lucy Mathews11 b. 2 Jan 1866
Birth*21 March 1821Crawford County, Georgia, USA5,2 
Married Name24 December 1843Mathews4,5,1 
Marriage*24 December 1843James Madison Mathews; Crawford County, Georgia, USA; Note also that William E. Mathews married Nancy Preston in 1848 in Crawford County. May be a link.5,1,4 
(Heir) Will13 August 1849(Testator) David Preston; Inferior Court, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; David Preston left a will (see attached photocopy). Named were wife Nancy Preston, son Thomas W. Preston (Executor), children Andrew James Preston, John Preston, William S. Preston, David Brady Preston, and Mary Mathews, wife of James Mathews.
Witnesses included Enoch Mathews and Charles H. Walker (witnesses are from a later court document, not the surviving will copy itself).
The will was proved in Inferior Court in September 1850.6
(Resident) Census2 August 1850James Madison Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1850; Division No. 20, hh#62, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "J. M. Mathews", male head of household, age 31, planter, real estate value $600, born in SC;
"M. J. Mathews", female age 28, born in Georgia;
"Wm Mathews", male age 6, born in Georgia;
"Sarah Mathews", age 4, born in Georgia;
"Franklin Mathews", male age 5 months, born in Georgia;

Note close proximity to household of William E. Mathews #637 
(Neighbor) Census6 August 1850(Head of Household) William E. Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1850; Division No. 20, household 71, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "Wm E. Mathews", male age 24, occupation grocer, real estate $110, born in Georgia. Based on occupations of nearby people they were probably living in town. Household:
"Nancy Mathews", age 20, born in England;
"Josephine Mathews", age 1, born in Georgia;
"Josephine Warren", age 10, born in Georgia.
Living nearby was the family of James Madison Mathews and Mary Jane Preston.8 
Migration*circa 1851James Madison Mathews; Dale County, Alabama, USA4 
(Neighbor) CommentJune 1860Elizabeth (?), James Preston; Dale County, Alabama, USA; Living close together in the 1860 census were families of Elizabeth Baldwin, widowed, her son W. J. Baldwin, son John C. Baldwin, James and Elizabeth Preston, their daughter Nancy Mathews, widowed, and children, and James M. Mathews. Not far away was the Wiley Balkcom family. Elizabeth Baldwin's son Bryant later married adjacent Nancy Mathews' daughter Josephine.9 
(Resident) Census19 July 1860(Head of Household) James Madison Mathews, (Enumerator) AL Dale Co Census 1860; Newton Post Office, hh 417, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "James M. Matthews", male age 42, farmer, real estate $6000, personal $1000, born in SC. In the household were wife Mary Preston, eight children, and Ed C. Riley age 24, a farm laborer, born in Alabama.
Household:
Mary J. Mathews age 39, born Georgia;
William Eldridge Mathews age 15, farm laborer, born in Georgia;
Sarah Ann Mathews age 12, attending school, born in Georgia;
Francis F. Mathews male age 10, attending school, born in Georgia;
Mary E. Mathews age 9, attending school, born in Georgia;
Melvina Mathews female age 7, born in Alabama;
James Monroe Mathews age 4, born in Alabama;
Luvinia Mathews female age 3, born in Alabama;
John W. Mathews age 1, born Alabama.10 
(Resident) Census29 July 1870James Madison Mathews, (Enumerator) AL Dale Co Census 1870; Beat No. 9, Echo Post Office, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "J. M. Mathews", age 52 farmer born in SC, $9000/$1000, with wife M. J. age 47 born in GA, and 7 children.
Household:
"M. J. Mathews" age 47, born in Georgia;
"M. E. Mathews" age 18 born in Georgia;
Melvina Mathews age 17 born in Georgia;
"J. M. Mathews" male age 15 born in Georgia;
"Luvinia Mathews" age 13 born in Georgia;
Laura Mathews age 8 born in Georgia;
Lucy Mathews age 3 born in Georgia.11 
(Resident) Census7 June 1880John W. Mathews, AL Henry Co Census 1880; Roeville Township, ED#83, Beat 8 pg 10, Henry County, Alabama, USA; household:
"John Mathews", single age 23, farmer, born AL, father NC, mother GA;
"Jane Mathews", mother age 60, widowed, keeping house, born AL, father NC, mother GA.
Lived adjacent to Thomas Mathews age 32, and wife Elizabeth age 28.12 
(Witness) Census19 June 1880(Head of Household) James Madison Mathews; Beat 9, Enum Dist 64; "James M. Matthews", age 62, farming, born South Carolina, parents born "South";
"Mary J. Matthews", age 59, wife, born Georgia, parents born Ireland;
"Mary E.", daughter age 28, born Georgia;
"Eviny", daughter age 23, born Alabama;
"Lovina", daughter age 21, born Alabama;
"Laura", daughter age 17, born Alabama, attending school;
"Lucy", daughter age 11, born Alabama, attending school.13 
Death*8 November 1899Dale County, Alabama, USA2 
Burial*Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery, Dale County, Alabama, USA; Inscription: "Mother, Mary J. Wife of Jas. M. Mathews, nee Preston, Born Mar 21, 1821, Died 8 Nov 1899"14 
Estate"... the homestead, about 1000 acres, was sold ..."4 

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S35] Researcher Janet Dozier, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/d/o/z/Janet-L-Dozier/index.html
  3. [S461] Georgia Wills and Probate Records, Crawford County - Probate Court - Misc Records of the Inferior Court, Will of David Preston, Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia, USA.
  4. [S348] The Writings of W. E. Mathews (later Preston), c1880, Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=29650&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0, transcribed from original by E. H. Hayes.
  5. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, GA, Crawford Co p 385A hh 62, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  6. [S461] Georgia Probate Courts, Crawford County - Probate Court - Misc Records of the Inferior Court, Georgia Archives.
  7. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Crawford County, Georgia, census page 385, ancestry.com image page 9, Ancestry.com.
  8. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Crawford County, Georgia, image page 386A (11 of 104 on ancestry), Ancestry.com.
  9. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, AL page 556, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  10. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, page 517, Ancestry.com.
  11. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Alabama Dale County, page 221A, ancestry.com pg 5, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  12. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Henry County, AL, Roeville township, Beat 8, ancestry image pg 10, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  13. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale County, Alabama, ancestry image 8 of 23., Ancestry.com.
  14. [S367] Tombstone Inscription, Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery, Dale County Alabama, photograph or record held by Jerry Balkcom, 2010.
  15. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, GA, Crawford Co p 385B hh 62, Ancestry.com.

Nancy Preston1

#1077, b. circa 1876
ChartsDescendants of James Preston & Elizabeth Jane Clark
Last Edited15 Apr 2008
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*John Washington Preston1 b. 1830, d. 2 Oct 1906
Mother*Mary Faison Shine1 b. 10 Jan 1836, d. 20 Jan 1895
Birth*circa 1876Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census16 June 1880John Washington Preston, Mary Faison Shine; ED#56, pg 22, hh#190, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "J. W. Preston", head, age 53, farmer, born in England, both parents born in Ireland;
"Mary Preston", wife age 44, keeping house, born in North Carolina, birthplace of parents not listed. Note difference in age with 1870 census, reported then age 30;
"James T. Preston", son age 13, attending school, father born in England, mother NC;
"Robert Preston", son age 10, attending school, born in Alabama, father born in England, mother in NC;
"David Preston", son age 8, attending school, born in Alabama;
"Elen J. Preston", female age 6, born in Alabama, relationship column blank, possibly of other parents?, but this census taker left this column blank for younger children of other families;
"Nancy Preston", female age 4, born in Alabama, relationship column blank;
"Frances Preston", female age 2, born in Alabama, relationship column blank;
"Cane Preston", black female age 16, laborer, born Alabama, parents born Georgia, no read/write;
"Celey Preston", black female age 15, laborer, born Alabama, parents born Georgia, no read/write.2 

Citations

  1. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL page 755B. HH190, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL, Ancestry.com.

Nancy Ann Preston1,2

#64, b. 1828, d. August 1900
ChartsAncestors of Euel Balkcom
J Balkcom Tree (Paternal) - Ancestors of Euel Balkcom
Descendants of William E. Mathews and Ann Nancy Preston
Descendants of James Preston & Elizabeth Jane Clark
Last Edited26 Aug 2017
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. b 1859
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 oath of loyalty associated with 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 
(Neighbor) Census2 August 1850James Madison Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1850; Division No. 20, hh#62, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "J. M. Mathews", male head of household, age 31, planter, real estate value $600, born in SC;
"M. J. Mathews", female age 28, born in Georgia;
"Wm Mathews", male age 6, born in Georgia;
"Sarah Mathews", age 4, born in Georgia;
"Franklin Mathews", male age 5 months, born in Georgia;

Note close proximity to household of William E. Mathews #6311 
(Resident) Census6 August 1850(Head of Household) William E. Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1850; Division No. 20, household 71, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "Wm E. Mathews", male age 24, occupation grocer, real estate $110, born in Georgia. Based on occupations of nearby people they were probably living in town. Household:
"Nancy Mathews", age 20, born in England;
"Josephine Mathews", age 1, born in Georgia;
"Josephine Warren", age 10, born in Georgia.
Living nearby was the family of James Madison Mathews and Mary Jane Preston.12 
(Witness) Deathbefore 1859(Deceased) William E. Mathews; Knoxville, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; William E. Mathews said deceased in a court matter 15 February 185913 
Occupation*1860Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; seamstress4 
Residence*1860Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; In this census Nancy is widowed and living with her three children.4 
(Neighbor) Census18 July 1860(Head of Household) James Preston; Newton Post Office, hh#404, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "James Preston" age 63, born in Ireland;
"Elizabeth Preston", age 63, born in Ireland.
The adjacent household was their daughter Nancy Mathews. Other census details - land value $845, property $4400, reported as not reading/writing [not correct, James signed legal documents as early as 1850].14 
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. [She was widowed at this time by the death of her husband William a couple of years earlier.] 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.15 
Resident: Josephine L. (Missie) Mathews
Resident: John Thomas Mathews
Resident: Mary Elizabeth Mathews
(Head of Household) Census*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.16 
Resident: John Thomas Mathews
Resident: Mary Elizabeth Mathews
Resident: Joshua Lisenby
Resident: Elizabeth Jane Clark
Death*August 1900Dale County, Alabama, USA2 
Burial*Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery, Dale County, Alabama, USA; tombstone inscription:
"Nancy, Wife of W. E. Mathews, Died August 1900", identified by submitter as as "Ann Clark "Nancy" Preston Mathews"17 

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, Crawford County, Georgia, census page 385, ancestry.com image page 9, Ancestry.com.
  12. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Crawford County, Georgia, image page 386A (11 of 104 on ancestry), Ancestry.com.
  13. [S461] Georgia Wills and Probate Records, Crawford County - Probate Court - Misc Records of the Inferior Court, Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia, USA.
  14. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, vensus page 555, Ancestry.com.
  15. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, census page 556, Ancestry.com.
  16. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 220A, ancestry.com image pg 3, Ancestry.com.
  17. [S391] Find A Grave Website, http://www.findagrave.com, submitter Christine Thacker, Photograph by Don Atwell, Find A Grave Memorial #9023346. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave Website.

Patrick McLain Preston1,2

#547, b. December 1859
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*December 1859Alabama, USA1 
Name Variation1860Winsted Preston; Census of 1860 shows child born in 1859 as Winsted. Later census has him as Patrick.3 
(Resident) Census20 July 1860(Head of Household) William Sanford Preston, AL Dale Co Census 1860; Newton Post Office, household 425, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "W. S. Preston" male age 42, farmer, $2000 real estate, $5000 personal assets, born in Georgia. Lived close to families of Josephine Mathews and Bryant Baldwin.
"Temperance Preston", female age 37, born in Georgia;
"John", male age 16, farm laborer, attending school, born in Georgia;
"Sarah", female age 13, attending school, born in Georgia;
"Paul", male age 10, attending school, born in Georgia;
"Leonadas", male age 9, attending school, born in Georgia (the last of the children born in Georgia);
"Braidy", male age 6, attending school, born in Alabama;
"George W.", age 3, born Alabama [is this William W. Preston age 13 in the 1870 household?];
"Winsted", age 7 months born Alabama [is this Patrick McLain Preston age 10 in the household in 1870?].3 
(Resident) Census28 July 1870(Head of Household) William Sanford Preston, AL Dale Co Census 1870; Beat No. 9, hh#130, Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "W. S. Preston" age 53, a farmer, born in Georgia. He had real estate valued at $2160, personal estate of $1500, and lived adjacent to son Paul Preston age 22.
Household:
"T. C. Preston", female age 47, born Georgia;
"Leonidus", male age 18, working in farm, born Georgia;
"Brady" age 16, born Alabama;
"W. W.", male age 13, born Alabama;
"Patrick", age 11, born Alabama
"Davis", male age 9, born Alabama;
"Babe", male age 6 [is this Wirt Preston as one researcher has it?];
"F. A. Peacock", female age 21, domestic servant.4 
(Resident) Census25 June 1880(Head of Household) William Sanford Preston, AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 9, household 11, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "William Preston", age 63, farming, birthplace Georgia, parents' birthplace Ireland;
"Tempa Preston", wife age 57;
"William W.", son age 23;
"Patric", son age 20;
"Davis", son age 18;
"Young One", son age 15, attending school [not solidly linked to later name, probably Wirt who was age 6 in household in 1870].5 
Marriage*Elizabeth Childtree2 
Progeny*Elizabeth Childtree; Erin, Sam2 

Citations

  1. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 227B, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S35] Researcher Janet Dozier, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/d/o/z/Janet-L-Dozier/index.html
  3. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, page 558, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 227B, ancestry.com image pg 18, Ancestry.com.
  5. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL page 643B, HH11, familysearch.org image 22/24, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Paul Preston1

#551, b. circa 1848
Last Edited21 Jan 2001

Family

Elmeda (?) b. c 1848
Marriage*Elmeda (?)1 
Children 1.Anna A. Preston2 b. c 1872
 2.Georgia Preston2 b. c 1873
 3.William T. Preston2 b. c 1874
 4.John M. Preston2 b. c 1877
 5.Eddie Preston2 b. c 1879
Birth*circa 1848Georgia, USA1 
Marriage*Elmeda (?)1 
Cen-Head*28 July 1870AL Dale Co Census 1870; Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; age 22, a farm labor, with no real estate and $20 personal assets. They lived adjacent to W. S. Preston who did have a lot of real estate.1 
Witness: Elmeda (?)
(Witness) Cen-Enum28 July 1870Elmeda (?), AL Dale Co Census 1870; Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA1 
Cen-Head*18 June 1880AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 9, Dale County, Alabama, USA; age 32, farmer, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.2 
Witness: Elmeda (?)
Witness: Anna A. Preston
Witness: Georgia Preston
Witness: William T. Preston
Witness: John M. Preston
Witness: Eddie Preston
(Witness) Cen-Enum18 June 1880Elmeda (?), AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 9, Dale County, Alabama, USA2 
(Witness) Cen-Enum18 June 1880Anna A. Preston, AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 9, Dale County, Alabama, USA; age 8, daughter of Paul, born in Alabama.2 
(Witness) Cen-Enum18 June 1880Georgia Preston, AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 9, Dale County, Alabama, USA; age 7, daughter of Paul, born in Alabama.2 
(Witness) Cen-Enum18 June 1880William T. Preston, AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 9, Dale County, Alabama, USA; age 6, son of Paul, born in Alabama.2 
(Witness) Cen-Enum18 June 1880John M. Preston, AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 9, Dale County, Alabama, USA; age 3, son of Paul, born in Alabama.2 
(Witness) Cen-Enum18 June 1880Eddie Preston, AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 9, Dale County, Alabama, USA; age 1, son of Paul, born in Alabama.2 

Citations

  1. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 227B, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL page 636D, HH12, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Paul Hill Preston1

#1877, b. 31 March 1849, d. 15 April 1908
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*31 March 1849Georgia, USA1 
(Resident) Census20 July 1860(Head of Household) William Sanford Preston, AL Dale Co Census 1860; Newton Post Office, household 425, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "W. S. Preston" male age 42, farmer, $2000 real estate, $5000 personal assets, born in Georgia. Lived close to families of Josephine Mathews and Bryant Baldwin.
"Temperance Preston", female age 37, born in Georgia;
"John", male age 16, farm laborer, attending school, born in Georgia;
"Sarah", female age 13, attending school, born in Georgia;
"Paul", male age 10, attending school, born in Georgia;
"Leonadas", male age 9, attending school, born in Georgia (the last of the children born in Georgia);
"Braidy", male age 6, attending school, born in Alabama;
"George W.", age 3, born Alabama [is this William W. Preston age 13 in the 1870 household?];
"Winsted", age 7 months born Alabama [is this Patrick McLain Preston age 10 in the household in 1870?].1 
Marriage*before 1870Elmeadia Peacock; 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 
Progeny*after 1870Elmeadia Peacock; Anna Alice, Georgia, Foster, Eddy, Mansel, Jacob, Homer, Lottie 
Death*15 April 1908Dale County, Alabama, USA3 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, page 558, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 282 (227B), Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S35] Researcher Janet Dozier, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/d/o/z/Janet-L-Dozier/index.html

Robert Preston1

#1074, b. circa 1870
ChartsDescendants of James Preston & Elizabeth Jane Clark
Last Edited24 Feb 2002
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*John Washington Preston1 b. 1830, d. 2 Oct 1906
Mother*Mary Faison Shine1 b. 10 Jan 1836, d. 20 Jan 1895
Birth*circa 1870Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census16 June 1880John Washington Preston, Mary Faison Shine; ED#56, pg 22, hh#190, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "J. W. Preston", head, age 53, farmer, born in England, both parents born in Ireland;
"Mary Preston", wife age 44, keeping house, born in North Carolina, birthplace of parents not listed. Note difference in age with 1870 census, reported then age 30;
"James T. Preston", son age 13, attending school, father born in England, mother NC;
"Robert Preston", son age 10, attending school, born in Alabama, father born in England, mother in NC;
"David Preston", son age 8, attending school, born in Alabama;
"Elen J. Preston", female age 6, born in Alabama, relationship column blank, possibly of other parents?, but this census taker left this column blank for younger children of other families;
"Nancy Preston", female age 4, born in Alabama, relationship column blank;
"Frances Preston", female age 2, born in Alabama, relationship column blank;
"Cane Preston", black female age 16, laborer, born Alabama, parents born Georgia, no read/write;
"Celey Preston", black female age 15, laborer, born Alabama, parents born Georgia, no read/write.2 

Citations

  1. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL page 755B. HH190, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL, Ancestry.com.

Sally Preston

#2339, b. say 1840
Last Edited15 Apr 2008
Father*Andrew James Preston b. c 1810, d. c 1876
Mother*Mary Andrews b. b 1823
Birth*say 1840Georgia, USA 

Samuel J. Preston1

#1051, b. circa 1840
Last Edited1 Feb 2006
Birth*circa 18401 
Military*circa 1862CSA, 15th Alabama Regiment, Company E (Dale County), Alabama, USA; enlisted when "he was 18 years old. He was severely wounded at Chickamauga, and on the muster role it is stated that he was wounded three times, but none of the company witnessed it. The record does not account for him after 1864." This quote from Oates' book.1 

Citations

  1. [S47] Oates, Alabama 1907 Census of Confederate Soldiers, Cullman and Dale Counties (.

Sarah Preston1

#1876, b. circa 1847
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 1847Sumter County, Georgia, USA1 
(Resident) Census20 July 1860(Head of Household) William Sanford Preston, AL Dale Co Census 1860; Newton Post Office, household 425, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "W. S. Preston" male age 42, farmer, $2000 real estate, $5000 personal assets, born in Georgia. Lived close to families of Josephine Mathews and Bryant Baldwin.
"Temperance Preston", female age 37, born in Georgia;
"John", male age 16, farm laborer, attending school, born in Georgia;
"Sarah", female age 13, attending school, born in Georgia;
"Paul", male age 10, attending school, born in Georgia;
"Leonadas", male age 9, attending school, born in Georgia (the last of the children born in Georgia);
"Braidy", male age 6, attending school, born in Alabama;
"George W.", age 3, born Alabama [is this William W. Preston age 13 in the 1870 household?];
"Winsted", age 7 months born Alabama [is this Patrick McLain Preston age 10 in the household in 1870?].1 
Marriage*say 1865married E. B. Jenkins 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, page 558, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Thomas T. Preston1

#971, d. 9 December 1863
Last Edited3 Jan 2002
Military*in the Confederacy as a Sgt. in the 50th Georgia Infantry, Company E Thomas County Rangers)1 
Death*9 December 1863Point Lookout, Maryland, USA1 
Burial*Confederate Cemetery, Point Lookout, Maryland, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives, Confederate POWs - Soldiers and Sailors Who Died in Federal Prisons and Military Hospitals in the North , 1984), Page 370. Hereinafter cited as Confederate POWs - Soldiers and Sailors Who Died in Federal Prisons.

Thomas Webb Preston1

#349, b. 1819, d. circa 1880
Last Edited26 Aug 2017
Father*David Preston3,2 b. 17 Mar 1777, d. 30 Sep 1849
Mother*Nancy Jane McCann2 b. 20 Jun 1781, d. 15 Oct 1863
Birth*1819Georgia, USA; Thomas Preston in the 1860 census is identified as age 38, born in Georgia. The 1850 census has a Thomas Preston age 30, born in Alabama. I believe they are they same person and that Georgia is the correct birthplace and 1819 is the birth date.1 
(Heir) Will13 August 1849(Testator) David Preston; Inferior Court, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; David Preston left a will (see attached photocopy). Named were wife Nancy Preston, son Thomas W. Preston (Executor), children Andrew James Preston, John Preston, William S. Preston, David Brady Preston, and Mary Mathews, wife of James Mathews.
Witnesses included Enoch Mathews and Charles H. Walker (witnesses are from a later court document, not the surviving will copy itself).
The will was proved in Inferior Court in September 1850.4
(Head of Household) Census17 August 1850GA Crawford Co Census 1850; Division No. 20, household 176, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "Thos Preston" age 30, born in Alabama, occupation overseer, real estate $600. He is the only one in the household. The nearest planters were T. T. Smith and Jacob Lowe5 
ExecutorNovember 1850(Deceased) David Preston; Inferior Court, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; appointed Executor of the will of his father David Preston3 
Census*4 July 1860GA Crawford Co Census 1860; Knoxville District, household 362, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "Thomas W. Preston", head of household, age 38, farmer, born in Georgia, with real estate assets of $2000. and personal assets of $15,960;
"Nancy Preston" age 85, born in Georgia, with real estate valued at $5000 and a personal estate valued at $27,790. [this is likely Nancy Jane McCann Preston, widow of David Preston - if so, supports the theory that David Preston / Nancy Jane McCann born Ireland were Thomas W.'s parents. Reported age 85 is consistent with Nancy Preston's reported age in 1850, in household with David Preston. However, Nancy's birth place is reported Georgia in this census, while Nancy Jane McCann was born in Ireland c1781];
Also counted in the household were a John Stinson (age 45) listed as born in Ireland, and a Michael Radford (age 40) listed as born in Ireland, occupations listed as ditchers.1 
Resident: Nancy Jane McCann
Neighbor: Philip N. Mathews
Neighbor: Enoch Mathews
(Neighbor) Census5 July 1860James N. Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1860; Knoxville District, household 365, Knoxville, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "James N. Mathews",a 33 year old male, listed as farmer, in household with wife, four children, and farm laborer James Louis (age 20). Real estate assets listed at $1750 and personal estate at $600. Household:
Matilda age 27;
Sarah M. age 9;
Joel age 7;
John W. age 5;
Mathew C. age 1.6 
Death*circa 1880 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Crawford County, Georgia, page 914., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S35] Researcher Janet Dozier, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/d/o/z/Janet-L-Dozier/index.html
  3. [S461] Georgia Wills and Probate Records, Crawford County - Probate Court - Misc Records of the Inferior Court, Will of David Preston, Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia, USA.
  4. [S461] Georgia Probate Courts, Crawford County - Probate Court - Misc Records of the Inferior Court, Georgia Archives.
  5. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, GA, Crawford Co p 393A hh 176, ancestry image 25/104, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  6. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Crawford County, Georgia, page 915., Ancestry.com.

William C. Preston1

#309, b. circa 1851
ChartsDescendants of James Preston & Elizabeth Jane Clark
Last Edited16 Dec 2000
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*David Preston1 b. 1826
Mother*Delphia Sarah Lightfoot1 b. c 1828
Birth*circa 1851Georgia, USA1 
(Resident) Census6 July 1860David Preston, GA Crawford Co Census 1860; Knoxville District, Knoxville, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; David Preston", a 33 year old male born in England, farmer, read/write yes, real estate $800, property $180. He was living with wife Delpha and three sons.
"Delpha" age 33, born Ga;
"Wm C." age 9, born Ga;
"David W." age 6, born Ga;
"Andrew J.", age 1, born Ga.2 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Crawford County, Georgia, page 919., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Crawford County, Georgia, page 919, ancestry image 14 of 23, Ancestry.com.

William Sanford Preston1

#542, b. 13 September 1816, d. 3 September 1886
Last Edited13 Aug 2017
Father*David Preston2 b. 17 Mar 1777, d. 30 Sep 1849
Mother*Nancy Jane McCann2 b. 20 Jun 1781, d. 15 Oct 1863

Family

Temperance Causby Calhoun b. 16 Jan 1824, d. 9 Jun 1908
Marriage*17 January 1841Temperance Causby Calhoun; Crawford County, Georgia, USA1,4 
Children 1.John W. Preston8 b. c 1844, d. a 1860
 2.Sarah Preston8 b. c 1847
 3.Paul Hill Preston8 b. 31 Mar 1849, d. 15 Apr 1908
 4.Leonidas Preston1 b. c 1852
 5.Brady Preston1 b. c 1854, d. 15 Nov 1930
 6.William W. Preston1 b. c 1857
 7.Patrick McLain Preston1 b. Dec 1859
 8.Jefferson Davis Preston1 b. c 1861
 9.Wirt Preston1 b. c 1864, d. 4 Oct 1909
Birth*13 September 1816Georgia, USA1,3 
Marriage*17 January 1841Temperance Causby Calhoun; Crawford County, Georgia, USA1,4 
(Heir) Will13 August 1849(Testator) David Preston; Inferior Court, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; David Preston left a will (see attached photocopy). Named were wife Nancy Preston, son Thomas W. Preston (Executor), children Andrew James Preston, John Preston, William S. Preston, David Brady Preston, and Mary Mathews, wife of James Mathews.
Witnesses included Enoch Mathews and Charles H. Walker (witnesses are from a later court document, not the surviving will copy itself).
The will was proved in Inferior Court in September 1850.5
Land*before 1854Crawford County, Georgia, USA; bought and sold land over several years 
Migration*between 1852 and 1854Dale County, Alabama, USA; based on children birth locations. 
Occupationbetween 1854 and 1865Dale County, Alabama, USA; Justice of the Peace per researcher. Note obituary uses "Esq" indicating lawyer or Justice of Peace. 
Landafter 1853Dale County, Alabama, USA; "...purchased the Hunt place near Echo, the Griggs place between Corinth Freewill Baptist Church and Brown's Cross Roads." 
Occupation1860Dale County, Alabama, USA; farmer6 
(Neighbor) CommentJune 1860Elizabeth (?), James Preston; Dale County, Alabama, USA; Living close together in the 1860 census were families of Elizabeth Baldwin, widowed, her son W. J. Baldwin, son John C. Baldwin, James and Elizabeth Preston, their daughter Nancy Mathews, widowed, and children, and James M. Mathews. Not far away was the Wiley Balkcom family. Elizabeth Baldwin's son Bryant later married adjacent Nancy Mathews' daughter Josephine.7 
(Head of Household) Census*20 July 1860AL Dale Co Census 1860; Newton Post Office, household 425, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "W. S. Preston" male age 42, farmer, $2000 real estate, $5000 personal assets, born in Georgia. Lived close to families of Josephine Mathews and Bryant Baldwin.
"Temperance Preston", female age 37, born in Georgia;
"John", male age 16, farm laborer, attending school, born in Georgia;
"Sarah", female age 13, attending school, born in Georgia;
"Paul", male age 10, attending school, born in Georgia;
"Leonadas", male age 9, attending school, born in Georgia (the last of the children born in Georgia);
"Braidy", male age 6, attending school, born in Alabama;
"George W.", age 3, born Alabama [is this William W. Preston age 13 in the 1870 household?];
"Winsted", age 7 months born Alabama [is this Patrick McLain Preston age 10 in the household in 1870?].8 
Resident: Temperance Causby Calhoun
Resident: John W. Preston
Resident: Sarah Preston
Resident: Paul Hill Preston
Resident: Leonidas Preston
Resident: Brady Preston
Resident: William W. Preston
Resident: Patrick McLain Preston
(Head of Household) Census*28 July 1870AL Dale Co Census 1870; Beat No. 9, hh#130, Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "W. S. Preston" age 53, a farmer, born in Georgia. He had real estate valued at $2160, personal estate of $1500, and lived adjacent to son Paul Preston age 22.
Household:
"T. C. Preston", female age 47, born Georgia;
"Leonidus", male age 18, working in farm, born Georgia;
"Brady" age 16, born Alabama;
"W. W.", male age 13, born Alabama;
"Patrick", age 11, born Alabama
"Davis", male age 9, born Alabama;
"Babe", male age 6 [is this Wirt Preston as one researcher has it?];
"F. A. Peacock", female age 21, domestic servant.9 
Resident: Temperance Causby Calhoun
Resident: Leonidas Preston
Resident: Brady Preston
Resident: William W. Preston
Resident: Patrick McLain Preston
Resident: Jefferson Davis Preston
Resident: Wirt Preston
Resident: F. A. Peacock
(Head of Household) Census*25 June 1880AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 9, household 11, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "William Preston", age 63, farming, birthplace Georgia, parents' birthplace Ireland;
"Tempa Preston", wife age 57;
"William W.", son age 23;
"Patric", son age 20;
"Davis", son age 18;
"Young One", son age 15, attending school [not solidly linked to later name, probably Wirt who was age 6 in household in 1870].10 
Resident: Temperance Causby Calhoun
Resident: William W. Preston
Resident: Patrick McLain Preston
Resident: Jefferson Davis Preston
Resident: Wirt Preston
Death*3 September 1886Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "William S. Preston, Esq., one of Dale's oldest citizens, died at his home in Echo last Friday". Ozark Star11,12,3 
Burial*September 1886Mt. Carmel Methodist Church Cemetery, Ozark, Dale County, Alabama, USA; in plot with Temperance C. and M. E. Preston3 

Citations

  1. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 227B, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S35] Researcher Janet Dozier, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/d/o/z/Janet-L-Dozier/index.html
  3. [S112] Mt. Carmel Methodist Church Cemetery Tombstone Inscriptions , Tombstone inscription, E. H. Hayes, online http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/1767/Carmel.txt, Oct 15 1948.
  4. [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.
  5. [S461] Georgia Wills and Probate Records, Crawford County - Probate Court - Misc Records of the Inferior Court, Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia, USA.
  6. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, census page stamped 558, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  7. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, AL page 556, Ancestry.com.
  8. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, page 558, Ancestry.com.
  9. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 227B, ancestry.com image pg 18, Ancestry.com.
  10. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL page 643B, HH11, familysearch.org image 22/24, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  11. [S60] Newspaper The Southern Star, (Ozark, Alabama:, 14 Sept 1886.
  12. [S61] Robert S. Davis, Marriage and Death Notices from Alabama Newspapers and Family Records 1819-1890 (; Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1981).

William T. Preston1

#1089, b. circa 1874
Last Edited21 Jan 2001
Father*Paul Preston1 b. c 1848
Mother*Elmeda (?)1 b. c 1848
Birth*circa 1874Alabama, USA1 
Cen-Enum*18 June 1880AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 9, Dale County, Alabama, USA; age 6, son 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.

William W. Preston1,2

#546, b. circa 1857
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 1857Alabama, USA1 
Name Variation1860George W. Preston; Census 1860 clear that name of child born in 1857 is George W. Later Census has him as William W.3 
(Resident) Census20 July 1860(Head of Household) William Sanford Preston, AL Dale Co Census 1860; Newton Post Office, household 425, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "W. S. Preston" male age 42, farmer, $2000 real estate, $5000 personal assets, born in Georgia. Lived close to families of Josephine Mathews and Bryant Baldwin.
"Temperance Preston", female age 37, born in Georgia;
"John", male age 16, farm laborer, attending school, born in Georgia;
"Sarah", female age 13, attending school, born in Georgia;
"Paul", male age 10, attending school, born in Georgia;
"Leonadas", male age 9, attending school, born in Georgia (the last of the children born in Georgia);
"Braidy", male age 6, attending school, born in Alabama;
"George W.", age 3, born Alabama [is this William W. Preston age 13 in the 1870 household?];
"Winsted", age 7 months born Alabama [is this Patrick McLain Preston age 10 in the household in 1870?].3 
(Resident) Census28 July 1870(Head of Household) William Sanford Preston, AL Dale Co Census 1870; Beat No. 9, hh#130, Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "W. S. Preston" age 53, a farmer, born in Georgia. He had real estate valued at $2160, personal estate of $1500, and lived adjacent to son Paul Preston age 22.
Household:
"T. C. Preston", female age 47, born Georgia;
"Leonidus", male age 18, working in farm, born Georgia;
"Brady" age 16, born Alabama;
"W. W.", male age 13, born Alabama;
"Patrick", age 11, born Alabama
"Davis", male age 9, born Alabama;
"Babe", male age 6 [is this Wirt Preston as one researcher has it?];
"F. A. Peacock", female age 21, domestic servant.4 
(Resident) Census25 June 1880(Head of Household) William Sanford Preston, AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 9, household 11, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "William Preston", age 63, farming, birthplace Georgia, parents' birthplace Ireland;
"Tempa Preston", wife age 57;
"William W.", son age 23;
"Patric", son age 20;
"Davis", son age 18;
"Young One", son age 15, attending school [not solidly linked to later name, probably Wirt who was age 6 in household in 1870].5 
Marriage*after 1880Sally Brackin 
Marriage*after 1880Sarah Dowd 

Citations

  1. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 227B, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL page 643B, HH11, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, page 558, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 227B, ancestry.com image pg 18, Ancestry.com.
  5. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL page 643B, HH11, familysearch.org image 22/24, Ancestry.com.

Wirt Preston1

#549, b. circa 1864, d. 4 October 1909
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 1864Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census28 July 1870(Head of Household) William Sanford Preston, AL Dale Co Census 1870; Beat No. 9, hh#130, Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "W. S. Preston" age 53, a farmer, born in Georgia. He had real estate valued at $2160, personal estate of $1500, and lived adjacent to son Paul Preston age 22.
Household:
"T. C. Preston", female age 47, born Georgia;
"Leonidus", male age 18, working in farm, born Georgia;
"Brady" age 16, born Alabama;
"W. W.", male age 13, born Alabama;
"Patrick", age 11, born Alabama
"Davis", male age 9, born Alabama;
"Babe", male age 6 [is this Wirt Preston as one researcher has it?];
"F. A. Peacock", female age 21, domestic servant.2 
(Resident) Census25 June 1880(Head of Household) William Sanford Preston, AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 9, household 11, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "William Preston", age 63, farming, birthplace Georgia, parents' birthplace Ireland;
"Tempa Preston", wife age 57;
"William W.", son age 23;
"Patric", son age 20;
"Davis", son age 18;
"Young One", son age 15, attending school [not solidly linked to later name, probably Wirt who was age 6 in household in 1870].3 
Marriage*8 October 1885Nellie Jane Palmer4 
Progeny*Nellie Jane Palmer; Arthur, Didymus P., Ione, Lewis, Causby, Willie Mae4 
Death*4 October 1909Dale County, Alabama, USA4 

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 image pg 18, Ancestry.com.
  3. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL page 643B, HH11, familysearch.org image 22/24, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S35] Researcher Janet Dozier, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/d/o/z/Janet-L-Dozier/index.html