William Preston (1728-1804); John Preston (1774-1859); Benjamin Preston (1761-1847)
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"Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V8MG-2XX : 19 February 2021), John Preston in entry for Harriet Preston, 1808.
"Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V8MG-TJ8 : 19 February 2021), John Preston in entry for Joseph Preston, 1800.
"Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V8MG-2XZ : 19 February 2021), John Preston in entry for Hannah Preston, 1816.
Does this connect to John C. Preston? "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V8MG-TKJ : 19 February 2021), John C Preston in entry for Lorenzo Preston and Amanda M Ellis, 1867.
Benjamin Preston items
Daughter Esther. Portrait & Biographical Album of Hillsdale County Michigan 1888, Chapman Bros. p. 878, sketch of Gideon L. and Marcus B. Emerson. In relevant part,
- Gideon L. and Marcus B. Emerson ... are the sons of George W. Emerson, a native of Wendell Mass., whose father, Jesse Emerson ... Gideon L. Emerson was a lad of thirteen years when he came to the Territory of Michigan with his parents. Deer, wolves and wild turkey were plentiful, and Bean Creek Valley was then a wilderness, uninhabited by man. The boundary line had not yet been established between Michigan and Ohio, and the questions arising as to its location precipitated what was then call the Toledo War, and in which Gideon L. engaged, although but a boy. He enlisted in a company of artillery under Capt. McBride, and they repaired to Toledo, which was then but a hamlet of a few log and frame houses. They camped amid the stumps and logs on the present site of the city. In a short time the trouble was adjusted and the volunteers dispersed and returned home ... Gideon L. Emerson, on the 12th of November, 1848, was united in marriage with Miss Emeline D. Sexton, who was born in Vermont, Dec. 8, 1828, and is the daughter of Earl and [Esther] Sexton; who are supposed to have been natives of the same State. In 1829 they took up their residence in Bethany, Genesee Co., N. Y., whence two years later they [immigrated] to the Territory of Michigan and settled in Monroe County. There Mr. Sexton died in 1834, five days after the decease of his wife. Their family consisted of five children. Mrs. Emerson after the death of her parents returned to Erie County, Pa., and made her home with an aunt until reaching womanhood, when she came a second time to this State, and lived with her uncle in Monroe County until after her marriage.
Flood re Sexton-Preston. Mike Flood, email of 2 July 2006. "Earl married Ester Preston in 1816. They lived several years on the old homestead, then moved to Monroe, Michigan. They had several children. Among them were James M,, Albigence P., Emeline, William McCalib and Charles West. The last two were twins. They were born 6 March 1834." Earl Sexton was the son of Oliver; Earl died at Monoe, Michigan 9 August 1834. Children
- (1) James M. Sexton, died of paralysis at New York;
- (2) Albigence P. at Toledo Ohio, 1883, married a Methodist preacher who was also a blacksmith.
- (3) Emeline Sexton, married ____ Emerson
- (4) William McCalib Sexton (twin), married Elizabeth Phelps (five children), lived at Leavenworth, Kansas in 1869;
- (5) Charles West Sexton (twin), died Rushville, Rush County, Indiana, 21 January 1856; unmarried.
Earl Sexton He was born Wilbraham, Hampden, Massachusetts 18 April 1794 FamilySearch son of Oliver Chapin Sexton FamilySearch (index) married Wilbraham, Hampden, Massachusetts FamilySearch,and FamilySearch Jerusha West.
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