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Deacon Eliasaph Preston

Also Known As: "(Twin)"
Birthplace: New Haven, New Haven County, Province of Connecticut
Death: January 09, 1707 (63)
Wallingford, New Haven County , Province of Connecticut
Place of Burial: Wallingford, New Haven County, Province of Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of William Preston, Sr. and Mary Kimberly
Husband of Mary Preston; Elizabeth Preston and Martha Sherman
Father of Mary Munson; Elizabeth Kellogg (Preston); Eliasaph Preston, Jr.; Joseph Preston; Esther Benham and 2 others
Brother of Jehiel Preston; Hannah Curtis; Joseph Preston; Edward Preston; Hackaliah Preston and 1 other
Half brother of William Preston; John Preston; Edward Preston; Daniel Preston, I; Elizabeth Alsop and 5 others

Managed by: Marilyn Jeanne Haslem
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About Deacon Eliasaph Preston

Dea. Eliasaph Preston. Born ca 1643 in New Haven, CT. Eliasaph was baptized in First Congregational Society, New Haven, on 9 Apr 1643.58 Eliasaph died in 1707 in Wallingford, CT. He was the son of William Preston and his second wife, Mary Seabrook. Eliasaph was in Stratford 1669, later in Wallingford.

Their children include:

  1. Mary Preston (12 Apr 1674-28 Nov 1755)

ca 1675 Eliasaph second married Elizabeth Beach, daughter of John Beach (ca 1620-16 Jun 1677) & Mary [Beach]. Born on 20 Mar 1652 in Stratford, CT.

Their children include:

  1. Elizabeth Preston (29 Jan 1676[/7]-)
  2. Hannah Preston (12 Jul 1678-)
  3. Eliasaph Preston (26 Jan 1679[/80]-4 Jan 1763)
  4. Joseph Preston (10 Mar 1681/2-aft 1762)
  5. Esther Preston (28 Feb 1683[/4]-4 Jul 1764)
  6. Lydia Preston (5 May 1686-)
  7. Jehiel Preston (Died soon) (25 Aug 1688-24 Nov 1689)

ca 1694 Eliasaph third married Martha Bradley (16410) , daughter of William Bradley (ca 1619-29 May 1691) & Alice Prichard (6544) (ca 1625-1692). Born ca 1648 in New Haven, CT. Martha was baptized in First Congregational Society, New Haven, in Oct 1648.



..was baptized with his twin brother Hackaliah, April 9, 1643: was a son of William Preston, one of the first settlers of New Haven (CT).<ref name=Jacobus>Jacobus: Vol 6, page 1479</ref><ref name=Bradford>Bradford</ref> Their mother was probably William Preston's 2nd wife, who at one time was believed to be a daughter ofRobert Seabrook.
Eliasaph Preston removed to Wallingford soon after its settlement in 1674, and was the first Deacon of the Congregational church in that place.<ref>Davis</ref>

Marriages<ref name=Jacobus/>

  • About 1672: Mary _____________*About 1675: Elizabeth Beach (b. 1652), daughter of John and Mary Beach.*About 1694: Martha (Bradley) widow of Samuel Munson. Her third husband was Daniel Sherman..

Imagesize=m Eliasaph Preston was a first planter of the new village of Wallingford., Connecticut, which was an offshoot of New Haven. He and 37 other men signed the covenant establishing the village at the end of 1669. He and twelve other men were chosen to lay the foundations for the churchin Wallingford on 15 April 1675, and he became the first Deacon. He was a schoolmaster, the town clerk (1682-1687) and Deputy to the General Court at Harford from Wallingford 1679, 1691, in 1696.<ref>Davis, Charles Henry Stanley. History of Wallingford, Conn., from its Settlement in 1670 to the Present Time. (Meriden, Conn.: 1870) pp 78, 86, 98, 425, 886 (contains some incorrect information), 943 </ref> Eliasaph died intestate by 3 Mar 1706/7 when Martha Preston and Eliasaph Preston were named administrators of his estate.<ref>Connecticut State Library (Hartford, Connecticut); Notes: Probate Packets, Pratt, O-Prout, R, 1683-1880. Eliasaph Preston, Wallingford 1706/7 #8486 New Haven Probate.</ref>

Children by 1st marriage :<ref name=Jacobus/> :# Mary, b April 25, 1674, m Caleb Merriman, July 9, 1690. By 2d marriage :<ref name=Jacobus/> :# Elizabeth, b Jan. 29, 1776 :# Hannah, b July 12, 1678; d.s.p.:# Eliasaph, b Jan. 26, 1679, m (1) 1705 Rebecca Wilcoxson, widow of Benjamin Royce; m. (2) 1717 Deborah Merwin. :# Joseph, b March 10, 1681, m Jane Cook, July 7, 1708 :# Esther, b Feb 28, 1683; :# Lydia, b May 5, 1686 :# Jehiel, b Aug. 25, 1688, d Nov. 24, 1689.


<references/>* Abstract of Probate Records at Fairfield, Connecticut, Down to 1721 (n.p., ?) Page 17: see wife's father's will.* Jacobus, Donald Lines. Families of Ancient New Haven (Clarence D. Smith, Rome, New York, 1922-1932) Volumes 1-9* Bradford, Mildred. Moses S. Curtis Descendants and Ancestors (Gateway Press, Baltimore, Md, 2000) Page 147-8* Ancestral File(R) The Church of Jesus Christ ofLatter-day Saints. Ancestral File Number: CCQL-S1* Davis, Charles Henry Stanley. History of Wallingford, Connecticut (Charles Henry Stanley Davis, Wallingford, Connecticut, 1870) Page 32* McClaughry, Charles. Genealogy of the Beach Family of Connecticut (n.p., 1900) Page 38*Orcutt, Samuel, Rev. (1886) A History of the Old Town of Stratford and the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut, Part II Genealogies. Published by the Fairfield County Historical Society. vol. 2, page 1123* Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionaryof the First Settlers of New England (Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1862);p.504,144

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Deacon Eliasaph Preston's Timeline

April 7, 1643
New Haven, New Haven County, Province of Connecticut
April 9, 1643
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, New Haven, New Haven Country y, Province of Connecticut
April 9, 1643
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
April 9, 1643
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
April 12, 1674
Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
January 29, 1675
Wallingford, New Haven, CT
January 26, 1679
Wallingford, New Haven Co., Connecticut
March 10, 1682
Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
February 28, 1684
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States