Phillip Preston (1711 - 1774) MP

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Birthplace: Ingestrie Parish, Staffordshire, England
Death: Died in Bedford, Virginia
Occupation: Planter, Virginia Colonial Militia Sergeant
Managed by: Maria Edmonds-Zediker, Volunteer Curator
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About Phillip Preston

PHILLIP PRESTON III was born August 13, 1711 in Ingestrie Parish, Staffordshire, England, and died April 1774 in Bedford, Bedford Co., VA. He married MARY UNKNOWN Abt. 1732. She was born Abt. 1715 in Bedford Co., VA, and died Bet. 1814 - 1820 in Bedford Co., VA.

The first member of this family I have is George Preston who married and had a son George Preston, Jr. and d.5-2-1720. George was born in Ingestrie, Staffs, England. George married ca. 1710 Anne Unknown. George and Anne had a son, Philip Preston, born 8-13-1711 also in Ingestrie, Staffs, England. Philip died in April 1774 in Bedford, Co., VA. He came to America in ???? and settled on the southwest side of Bedford County, Virginia. All three lines of Prestons settled in a relatively small area of western Virginia, Staunton, Bedford, Blacksburg, Abingdon and Bristol.

Philip apparently married twice but there is not much known about the spouse's names or which children are attributed to which spouse. It is said Phillip had as many as 8 children (he was apparently 60 years old when he had Elizabeth) with the two wifes, Mary Unknown and Betty Richardson.

The children of Phillip Preston are as follows:

  • 1. Thomas Preston, who was born about 1740 and married Mary Ballard. Mary was the dau. of Richard Ballard and Elizabeth Orricks. Richard Ballard is thought to be the son of Ambrose Ballard and Betty Wollford/Woolfok. Thomas died sometime after 1797, the date of his last will and testament. T
  • 2. Isaac Preston, Sr. b.abt 1741 m. Margaret Unknown.
  • 3. Phillip Preston b.abt. 1748
  • 4. Nathaniel (Nathan) Preston b.9/4/1750 d. 8-4-1832 m. Elizabeth Vaughn.
  • 5. Mary Preston b. abt. 1758 m. John Hackworth.
  • 6. Susan Sarah Preston b.abt. 1761 m. William Haney.
  • 7. Moses Preston b. 7/17/1762 m. Frances Arthur.
  • 8. Elizabeth Preston b.abt 1771 m. Garland M. Burgess.
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Phillip Preston, "The Immigrant"'s Timeline

August 13, 1711
Ingestrie Parish, Staffordshire, England
Age 20
Age 22
Age 28
Bedford, Virginia
Age 29
Bedford, Virginia, United States
Age 36
September 4, 1750
Age 39
Bedford, Virginia, United States
Age 48
Bedford, Virginia, United States
Age 49
Virginia, United States
July 16, 1762
Age 50
Bedford, Virginia