Margaret Pender1,2

#1415, b. circa 1811, d. November 1880
Last Edited15 Oct 2017
Birth*circa 1811Margaret Galloway filed papers in 1878 for a widow's pension, stating that she was then age 67.2 
Married Name4 July 1832Galloway1 
Marriage*4 July 1837Noah Galloway; Henry County, Alabama, USA; Margaret Pender was identified as soldier Noah Galloway's 2nd wife and widow in a widow's pension application. The marriage was July 1837 in Henry County, Alabama per the pension application. The Marriages Henry County source transcribes the marriage date as 4 July 1832.2,1 
Death*November 18802 

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. [S467] War of 1812 Pension Application Files, 1812-1815, National Archives, www.fold3.com, National Archives and Records Administration.

Dewey E. Penuel1

#2726, b. 1905, d. 1983
Last Edited20 Sep 2018
Birth*19051 
Marriage*1943Helen Balkcom; Geneva County, Alabama, USA1 
Death*19831 

Citations

  1. [S425] Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, accessed 20 September 2018), memorial page for Helen Balkcom Penuel (1 Jan 1918–6 Jan 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 113261852, citing Newton Cemetery, Newton, Dale County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Charles T. Zeigler (contributor 46608684) . Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.

Josephine Perry1,2

#985, b. 4 March 1859, d. 20 September 1923
ChartsDescendants of Christopher S. Baldwin & Elizabeth Baldwin
Last Edited25 Mar 2009
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 William E. Mathews and Ann Nancy Preston
Descendants of James Preston & Elizabeth Jane Clark
Last Edited4 Jul 2017
Birth*18721 
Married Name12 December 1892Baldwin 
Marriage*12 December 1892John Christopher Baldwin; 1910 census has mother-in-law N. C. Pilcher living in household of John Christopher Baldwin and Mary Serena (Pilcher) Baldwin.2 
(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 
Census9 April 1940John Christopher Baldwin; E.D. 1-26, Eagle Valley, Baker County, Oregon, USA; "J. C. Baldwin", head, male age 67, born Alabama, renting on a farm, 1935 residence Delta (Delta County), Colorado, not employed, listed as unable to work, as was wife Mary;
"Mary Baldwin", wife, age 70, born Alabama.6 
Death*6 September 19401 
Burial*September 1940Richland, Baker County, Oregon, USA1 

Citations

  1. [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
  2. [S300] Census, U.S. of 1910, Dryden, Harmon County, Oklahoma, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  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.
  6. [S378] Census, U.S. of 1940, Eagle Valley, Baker County, Oregon, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

N. C. Pilcher1

#2420, b. circa 1846
Last Edited28 Sep 2009
Birth*circa 1846Georgia, USA1 

Citations

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

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 Edited21 Nov 2018
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] John Lennell Andrews Jr., 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] John Lennell Andrews Jr., 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? 
(Resident) Census14 July 1860Bryant Balkcom, GA Jones Co Census 1860; Flower's District, hh 360, Jones County, Georgia, USA; "Bryant Balkam", male age 45, farmer, $7500 real estate, $19000 personal estate, born in NC. Living in the household were Sarah J. and 6 children. Counted adjacent were parents Ichabod and Nancy.

Household:
Sarah J. Poindexter, female age 33, born in Georgia (Bryant and Sarah Jane were later married);
"Nancy Ann Cintha", female age 11, born in Georgia, attending school.
Nancy is listed last by the census taker even though she is the oldest of the listed children, so she may not be a daughter of Bryant. Note an infant Nancy is living with Bryant's brother Ichabod and wife Martha in the 1850 census;
Peyton A. Balkcom, male age 5, born in Georgia;
Franklin Balkcom,male age 7, born in Georgia;
Elam A. Balkcom, male age 3, born in Georgia;
Patience, female age 1, born in Georgia.3 
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
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
Birth*circa 1859Georgia, 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 920., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Crawford County, Georgia, page 919, ancestry image 14 of 23, Ancestry.com.

Andrew James Preston1

#1249, b. circa 1810, d. circa 1876
Last Edited13 Sep 2017
Name VariationBuck Preston; Buck is named as a son of David and Nancy Jane Preston by grandson William E. Mathews, who does not mention Andrew James Preston in his list of David and Nancy's children. I think Buck was Andrew James' nickname although I've seen no proof.2 
Birth*circa 1810Georgia, USA1 
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*8 July 1845Superior Court, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; Andrew J. Preston paid bond guaranteeing his appearance in Superior Court after arrest on a charge of Assault and Battery5 
(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
(Resident) Census*1 November 1850Division 20, household 5??, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "A. J. Preston", male age 40, [occupation illegible, possibly merchant ] born in Georgia;
"Mary Preston", age38, born Georgia;
"Gray Preston", male age 26, planter, born Georgia [relationship unknown].
They lived in the household of Jno Andrews male age 67, a planter, born North Carolina and Hiziah Andrews, female age 68. [Possibly Mary's parents]. Another Andrews family lived adjacent.6 
Resident: Mary Andrews
Resident: Gray Preston
Neighbor: Ezekiel Mathews
(Neighbor) Census2 November 1850(Head of Household) Ezekiel Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1850; Division No. 20, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; [poor legibility, transcriptions for initials and age are a best guess]
"E. Mathews" male age 44, planter, born in Georgia, real estate $2500;
"A. Mathews", female age 42, born Georgia [certainly wife Ilsa but initial here seems to be A.];
"J. Mathews", male age 15;
"N. Mathews", male age 14;
"A. Mathews", male age 12;
"Benj. Mathews", male age 9;
"E. Mathews", male age 5 [may be Enoch age 17 in 1860, or Ezekiel age 12 in 1860, seems likely Enoch];
"M. Mathews", female age 7;
"S. A. Mathews", female age 2;
"E. Mathews" male age 1.
All children born in Georgia.
Nearby household Ezekiel Mathews born 1806.7 
Occupation*1868Crawford County, Georgia, USA; County Sheriff. Elected Sheriff for at least the years 1868 - 1873 . Note that Andrew James had been singled out in the first clause of his father David Prestons's will as being in distressed circumstances, in debt, and his share of the estate was to be placed in trust to paying off his debts.5 
(Deceased) Death*circa 1876Knoxville, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; A paper in the files of the Court of Ordinary dated 25 March, 1879, signed by J. E. Culverhouse, refers to A. J. Preston, deceased.
The complaint alleges that wife Mary, widowed, illegally converted to her use the entire estate property without any legal representative having been appointed. The paper alleges debts owed by the deceased.
Another paper, a deposition by Barry Martin, was signed 5 Dec, 1876 and alleged debt owed by A. J. Preston, deceased.5 
Witness: Mary Andrews

Citations

  1. [S35] Researcher Janet Dozier, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/d/o/z/Janet-L-Dozier/index.html
  2. [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.
  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.
  5. [S461] Georgia Wills and Probate Records, Crawford County - Probate Court - Misc Records of the Inferior Court, Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia, USA.
  6. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Crawford County, Georgia, page 419, ancestry image 77/104, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  7. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, GA, Crawford Co p 419B hh 571, ancestry image 78/104, Ancestry.com.

Anna A. Preston1

#1087, b. circa 1872
Last Edited21 Jan 2001
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
Birth*circa 1854Alabama, 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?].2 
(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.3 
Marriage*circa 1876Martha Ann Peacock4 
Progeny*after 1876Martha Ann Peacock; Branan, Daisey, Adna4 
Death*15 November 1930Esto, Florida, USA4 

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. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 227B, ancestry.com image pg 18, Ancestry.com.
  4. [S35] Researcher Janet Dozier, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/d/o/z/Janet-L-Dozier/index.html

David Preston1

#70, b. 1826
ChartsDescendants of James Preston & Elizabeth Jane Clark
Last Edited8 Aug 2017
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Euel E. Balkcom
Birth*1826England1,2,3 
(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 
Marriage*21 March 1850Delphia Sarah Lightfoot; Crawford County, Georgia, USA3 
(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.6 
Census*6 July 1860GA 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.7 
Resident: Delphia Sarah Lightfoot
Resident: William C. Preston
Resident: David W. Preston
Resident: Andrew J. Preston
(Neighbor) Census6 July 1860(Head of Household) Ezekiel Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1860; Knoxville District, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "Ezekiel Mathews", farmer age 54, born in Georgia and living with his wife and 6 children. His real estate holdings are worth $3000 and his personal property is worth $6080;
"Ilsey Mathews" female age 53, born Georgia;
"Aaron J." male age 20, farm laborer;
"Benj" male age 19, farm laborer;
"Enoch" male age 17, farm laborer;
"Sarah A." female age 14;
"Ezekiel" male age 12;
"Mathew" male age 9
All the children were born in Georgia.
Nearby household was David (age 33) and Delphia Preston.8 

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Crawford County, Georgia, Division 20, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [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.
  3. [S33] Researcher Penny Dodd, http://www.flash.net/~pdodd, reference date 2000.
  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. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Crawford County, GA page 420B, HH 588, Ancestry.com.
  7. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Crawford County, Georgia, page 919, ancestry image 14 of 23, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  8. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Crawford County, Georgia, page 919., Ancestry.com.

David Preston1

#75, b. 17 March 1777, d. 30 September 1849
Last Edited14 Sep 2017
Birth*17 March 1777Ireland; in the 1850 census, David is listed as age 80 and born in Ireland; date is from the cited autobiography and from the tombstone.2,1,3,4 
Marriage*4 January 1799Nancy Jane McCann1,2,3 
(Immigrant) Immigration*1801(Immigrant) Nancy Jane McCann; Kentucky, USA; W. E. Mathews wrote that David Preston and Nancy Jane McCann moved to relatives in Kentucky in 18012 
Residence*say 1810Nancy Jane McCann; Georgia, USA; son Andrew James Preston was born c1810 in Georgia 
Tax List*1840Capt Brook District, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; David Preston appeared on the tax list with 9 slaves and owner of Lot 255, 1312 acres, in District 7.5 
Cen-Head*1840GA Crawford Co Census 1840; Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "David Preston", male 60-69, female 60-69; with male 20-29, female 15-19. Slaves m 2 u10, 1 10-23; f 1 u10, 3 10-23, 1 24-35. Close to household of James Preston, possibly a son.6 
Tax List1845Capt Lowe District, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; David Preston appeared on the tax list with 12 slaves, owning Lot 255, 880 acres.5 
Event*between 1845 and 1849James Preston; Superior Court, Knoxville, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; David Preston vs. James Preston
In the loose estate papers for Crawford County at the Georgia Archives are details associated with a suit brought in Superior Court by David Preston against James Preston. The complaint had to do with Crawford County Lot 230 in District 7, 202 acres that David said that he owned and that James had possession of from before 1838 to the then current date in 1845. Tax Lists in 1840 and 1845 show James being taxed on Lots 229 and 230, each 202 acres. David sued to have James cited for trespass on Lot 230 and to eject him. James disputed David's ownership and his attorney George R. Hunter took depositions from various parties to support his side. James also cited the statute of limitations as removing David's right to bring suit at all. A jury found in favor of David and awarded him $17.62.
I have copies of records of the case and included one paper here (click on the exhibit).7
(Testator) Will*13 August 1849Inferior 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 1850.7
Heir: Nancy Jane McCann
Heir: John Preston
Heir: Andrew James Preston
Heir: William Sanford Preston
Heir: David Brady Preston
Heir: Thomas Webb Preston
Heir: Mary Jane Preston
Witness: Enoch Mathews
Death*30 September 1849Crawford County, Georgia, USA2,3 
Comment*Children of David and Nancy Preston, not named in his will, include James Preston born 1799, George Washington Preston born 1807, and Buck Preston. James' location is not known. George Washington Preston died in 1835. Buck was likely Andrew James Preston who was named in the will. 
(Deceased) Executor*November 1850Thomas Webb Preston; Inferior Court, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; appointed Executor of the will of his father David Preston8 
Census*14 November 1850GA Crawford Co Census 1850; Division No. 20, hh#754, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "David Preston" age 80, planter, born in Ireland. Real estate assets were listed as $3500 [David Preston had been deceased for a full year when this census was taken yet he was counted];
"Nancy Preston" age 75, born in Ireland. Their household was the last listed in Division 20.9 
Resident: Nancy Jane McCann
Event*Nancy Jane McCann; in his autobiography, William E. Preston writes:
"Grandfather and mother Preston inherited money from Ireland, and about a hundred of their negroes drove and rode the mules and wagons off to Savannah when Sherman marched through Georgia in 1864.
There was a sale of the land and division of the proceeds in 1867."2 

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Crawford County, Georgia, Division 20, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [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.
  3. [S35] Researcher Janet Dozier, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/d/o/z/Janet-L-Dozier/index.html
  4. [S425] Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 72944765, Tombstone photographed by M. T. researcher Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  5. [S416] Ancestry Database, ancestry.com, Ancestry.com. Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892 [database on-line]. Provo, UT. Original data: Georgia Tax Digests [1890]. 140 volumes. Morrow, Georgia: Georgia Archives.. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry Database.
  6. [S15] Census, U.S. of 1840, Crawford County GA pg 365 image pg 4, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  7. [S461] Georgia Wills and Probate Records, Crawford County - Probate Court - Misc Records of the Inferior Court, Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia, USA.
  8. [S461] Georgia Probate Courts, Crawford County - Probate Court - Misc Records of the Inferior Court, Will of David Preston, Georgia Archives.
  9. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Crawford County, GA page 432B, HH 754, Ancestry.com.

David Brady Preston1

#2348, b. circa 1820
Last Edited15 Apr 2008
Death*Russell County, Alabama, USA1 
Birth*circa 1820Georgia, USA1 
Marriage*circa 1848Prussia Cole1 
(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 1850.2

Citations

  1. [S35] Researcher Janet Dozier, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/d/o/z/Janet-L-Dozier/index.html
  2. [S461] Georgia Wills and Probate Records, Crawford County - Probate Court - Misc Records of the Inferior Court, Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia, USA.

David W. Preston1

#310, b. circa 1854
ChartsDescendants of James Preston & Elizabeth Jane Clark
Last Edited16 Dec 2000
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Birth*circa 1854Georgia, 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 920., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Crawford County, Georgia, page 919, ancestry image 14 of 23, Ancestry.com.

David W. Preston1,2

#1075, b. circa 1872
ChartsDescendants of James Preston & Elizabeth Jane Clark
Last Edited1 Jun 2003
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Birth*circa 1872Alabama, 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.3 

Citations

  1. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL page 755B. HH190, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S266] Researcher J. McCarver.
  3. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL, Ancestry.com.

Eddie Preston1

#1091, b. circa 1879
Last Edited21 Jan 2001
Birth*circa 1879Alabama, USA1 
Cen-Enum*18 June 1880AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 9, Dale County, Alabama, USA; age 1, 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.

Ellen Jane Preston1

#1076, b. circa 1874
ChartsDescendants of James Preston & Elizabeth Jane Clark
Last Edited13 Sep 2009
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Birth*circa 1874Alabama, 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.