Does anyone have any information about James W. Preston born Harford County c. 1810-1820?

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Since I myself lived in Harford County (Maryland) for a few years as a child, I was curious about this question.

According to Ancestry.com "Public Members Trees" list here, it appears that two trees have James W. Preston as being born February 5, 1820, dying on May 19, 1890, marrying a Hannah Mooberry on March 10, 1842. They had several children.

One of the two trees list his parents as Moses Preston (c. 1800 - c. 1852) & Blanche Monohon (c. 1798 - ?). I did see a marriage record for them showing that they married on April 9, 1819 in Harford County, and at least the father was alive in the 1850 Census. Take those with a grain of salt as it does not positively identify James W. Preston as their son, though (by 1850, James W. Preston would be 30 years old).

Hope this helps!

Mark E. Muir

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James W. Preston, born in either 1819 or 1820, was enumerated in Harford County, Maryland in 1850 and 1880 together with his wife Hannah and their children. In the 1850 census James was enumerated in August with his wife and children and in October with his parents and siblings. That wasn't an uncommon occurrence in the early years of the US Census, when parents often listed all their children even though some had already married and left the family home.

That October1850 Preston family group consisted of: Moses, 50; Blanche, 50; James, 30; Elijah, 28; George, 23; John, 21; William, 20; Sarah, 18; Rachel, 14; Charlotte, 12 and Robert, 10.

A different James Preston, born in 1810, was also enumerated in the US Census of 1850 but he was single and living in Anne Arundel County.
by Patrick Barnum G2G6 Mach 5 (50.8k points)

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