Preston-Gardner

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Preston Ancestry Sale and Gifford Ancestry

William Preston and Elizabeth Sale Daniel Preston and Mary Samuel Gardner and Joanna John Preston and Sarah Gardner John Preston and Mary Smith Mary Preston and Ephraim Smith Simeon Smith and Eliza Wheeler Tamma Smith and Allen Merrill Elizabeth Merrill and Elijah Mason Morey William Clemeth Morey and Melvina E. Andrews Minnie Elsie Morey and Aretus Erastus Freeman Iva Melvina Freeman and Donald VanHoosier Lawson Stephen Martin Lawson

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Preston Ancestry in England

William and Anna (Saunders) Preston

William PRESTON - b. about 1525; d. Apr. 23, 1585, York. Son of George PRESTON (b. 1504).

Anna SAUNDERS - b. about 1509.

  1. William - b. about 1556, York.
  2. Richard - b. about 1557, York. Married about 1583.
  3. Ellen - b. about 1559, York.
  4. Alice - b. about 1561, York.
  5. John - b. about 1563, York.
  6. Adam - b. 1564; d. Nov. 8, 1593, Giggleswick, York.


Adam and Isabel (Braithwaite) Preston

Adam PRESTON - b. 1564; d. Nov. 8, 1593, Giggleswick, York. Son of William PRESTON and Anna SAUNDERS. Married Jun. 2, 1583, Giggleswick, York.

Isabel BRAITHWAITE - b. 1569.

  1. Margaret - bap. Aug. 24, 1583, Giggleswick, York.
  2. Thomas - bap. Aug. 20, 1585, Giggleswick, York.
  3. Janet - bap. Sep. 1, 1588, Giggleswick, York.
  4. Katherina - bap. Aug. 13, 1589, Giggleswick, York.
  5. William - bap. Jan. 28, 1590/1, Giggleswick, York; d. 1647, New Haven, New Haven Co., CT.
  6. Richard - bap. Sep. 30, 1594, Giggleswick, York.


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Sale Ancestry in England

Information on the GIFFORD and SALE families in England is found in Ancestral Lines, Third Edition, by Carl Boyer, 3rd (Santa Clarita, CA 1998), pp. 272 and 508-09, and in NEHGR, Vol. 65, pp. 63-66.


John and Agnes (Parker) Sale

John SALE - b. 1537, Bledlow, Buckingham; bur. Nov. 15, 1577, Chesham, Buckingham. Will dated Jan. 20, 1576/7 at Chesham, Buckingham, and proved there Feb. 21, 1577/8 by his widow as executrix. Married Apr. 27, 1562, Cartridge Hamlet, Chesham, Buckingham.

Agnes PARKER - b. 1525, Chesham, Buckingham; d. Jan. 20, 1599/1600, Chesham, Buckingham. Daughter of George PARKER (b. about 1499). Agnes married first Oct 20, 1543 William BYRCH, and they had six children.

  1. Edward - bap. Apr. 4, 1563, Chesham, Buckingham; bur. Dec. 13, 1620, Chesham, Buckingham.
  2. John - bap. Nov. 26, 1564, Chesham, Buckingham; bur. Feb. 24, 1565/6.
  3. Joan - bap. Jan. 13, 1565/6, Chesham, Buckingham; bur. Aug. 2, 1607, Chesham, Buckingham. Married Feb. 9, 1589, Chesham, Buckingham George LITTLEPAGE.
  4. John - bap. Nov. 1, 1567, Chesham, Buckingham; bur. Nov. 1, 156, Chesham, Buckingham. Twin.
  5. Richard - bap. Nov. 1, 1567, Chesham, Buckingham; bur. Nov. 1, 1567, Chesham, Buckingham. Twin.
  6. Ellen - bap. Nov. 7, 1568, Chesham, Buckingham; bur. Jul. 22, 1611. Married Nov. 12, 1599 William TYLER.
  7. Josias - bap. Oct. 28, 1570, Chesham, Buckingham. Married first Hester, second Rebecca WOODHOUSE, and third in 1609 Susan. Josias is not listed by Boyer.


Edward and Elizabeth (Gifford) Sale

Edward SALE - bap. Apr. 4, 1563, Chesham, Buckinghamshire; bur. Dec. 13, 1620, Chesham, Buckingham. Son of John Sale and Agnes Parker. Married Oct. 20, 1589, Chesham, Buckingham.

Elizabeth GIFFORD - b. 1567; bur. Aug. 14, 1634, Chesham, Buckingham. Daughter of John GIFFORD and Joan.

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  1. Elizabeth - bap. Jun. 8, 1590, Chesham, Buckingham; bur. Feb. 22, 1634/5, Chesham, Buckingham. Married William PRESTON.
  2. Lydia - bap. Jul. 23, 1592, Chesham, Buckingham; bur. Apr. 16, 1619.
  3. Abigail - bap. Feb. 17, 1593/4, Chesham, Buckingham.
  4. Dorcas - bap. Feb. 28, 1596, Chesham, Buckingham; d. Apr. 29, 1619.
  5. Thomas - bap. Mar. 2, 1599, Chesham, Buckingham; bur. Apr. 19, 1619.
  6. Mary - bap. Oct. 29, 1601<sic>, Chesham, Buckingham.
  7. Sarah - bap. Apr. 6, 1602, Chesham, Buckingham; d. 1636, MA. Married Aug. 23, 1625, Chesham, Buckingham Christopher GIBSON (b. about 1600; d. Oct. 3, 1674, Boston, MA). To New England 1630. No children. Christopher married second Margaret BATE.
  8. Susanna - bap. Jun. 1, 1603, Chesham, Buckingham. Not listed in Boyer.
  9. Mary - bap Oct. 21, 1604, Chesham, Buckingham. Married first John GOOES, and second John MANSFIELD of Charlestown, MA.
  10. Abigail - bap. 1606, Chesham, Buckingham; d. Feb. 22, 1687, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA. Married in England William CARPENTER. Not listed in Boyer.
  11. Edward - bap. Dec. 24, 1609, Chesham, Buckingham; d. 1693, Marblehead, Essex Co., MA. To New England 1635 in the Elizabeth and Ann. Married about 1636 to Margaret. In Jun. 1637 at Boston, Edward was found guilty and punished for drunkenness, and Margaret was found guilty and punished for adultery. Edward was admitted freeman on Nov. 2, 1637. Children of Edward and Margaret SALE: Ephraim married first Alice FOSTER (ancestors of Tennessee WILLIAMS), and second Mary; Obadiah married Sarah; Robert; Rebecca married Jarret INGRAHAM. Miriam married William CARPENTER; Nathaniel; and John.


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Gifford Ancestry in England

Information on the GIFFORD and SALE families in England is found in Ancestral Lines, Third Edition, by Carl Boyer, 3rd (Santa Clarita, CA 1998), pp. 272 and 508-09, and in NEHGR, Vol. 65, pp. 63-66.


John and Joan Gifford

John Gifford - b. about 1543, Chesham, Buckingham; bur. Dec. 30, 1605, Chesham, Buckingham. A bricklayer at Chesham.

Joan - b. about 1547; bur. Oct. 12, 1620, Chesham, Buckingham.

  1. Elizabeth - b. 1567; bur. Aug. 14, 1634, Chesham, Buckingham. Married Edward Sale.
  2. Thomas - bap. Aug. 28, 1569, Chesham, Buckingham. Married Sep. 25, 1592 Anne DELL, daughter of Robert DELL. Seven children.
  3. Richard - bap. Dec. 2, 1571, Chesham, Buckingham; bur. Jun. 12, 1580.
  4. Ciceley - bap. Mar. 7, 1573, Chesham, Buckingham; bur Oct. 26, 1630. Married Jan. 17, 1602/3 Thomas TOOKEFIELD (bur. Dec. 11, 1626, Chesham, Buckingham), weaver. Four children.
  5. John - bap. Aug. 11, 1575, Chesham, Buckingham; bur. Jun. 14, 1580.
  6. Robert - bap. Oct. 5, 1578, Chesham, Buckingham. Married 1610 Alice. Nine children.
  7. Mary - bap. Mar. 19, 1580/1, Chesham, Buckingham. Married Sep. 26, 1603 Thomas CLEYDON, weaver. Eight children.
  8. Jonas - bap. Jul. 5, 1584, Chesham, Buckingham. Married Jul. 14, 1608 Mary TOPPAM. Five children.


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The Preston Family in America

The immigrant family appears in The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635, Volume V (Boston, 2007), pp. 519-525.

William and Elizabeth (Sale) Preston

William PRESTON - bap. Jan. 28, 1590/1, Giggleswick, York, England; d. 1647, New Haven, New Haven Co., CT. Son of Adam PRESTON and Isabel BRAITHWAITE. Churchwarden at Chesham in 1617. Embarked for New England Sep. 19, 1635 in the Truelove with all living children except Edward and Daniel, who came to New England earlier in the year. William signed the fundamental agreement on Jun. 4, 1639 at New Haven, CT, and took the oath of fidelity on Jul. 1, 1644. His will of Jul. 9, 1647 reads in part "I have an Estate in old-England... given by my father to my Elder Brother and myself... Left in ye hands of... mr William Lawson and Mr Wm Bankes to be kept in trust... in Yorkeshire in a Towne called Gigleweke In Craven... to be divided amoungst the children I had by my former wife, as Daniell Edward and John preston and my daughter Elizabeth Sarah & Mary and to my wife...." William's estate was inventoried "ye 30th day of ye 6th month 1647" (Aug. 30, 1647) at £65.15. Married first Oct. 11, 1613, Chesham, Buckingham, England; and second 1634-1635 Mary (surname unknown). As widow of Edward, Mary married second about 1661 Thomas KIMBERLY.

Elizabeth SALE - bap. Jun. 8, 1590, Chesham, Buckingham, England; bur. Feb. 22, 1634/5, Chesham, Buckingham. Mother of first eight children. Daughter of Edward SALE and Elizabeth GIFFORD.


Children of William and Elizabeth Preston

  1. William - bap. Oct. 5, 1614, Chesham, Buckingham, England; bur. Jun. 4, 1633, Chesham, Buckingham, England.
  2. John - b. about 1617, Chesham, Buckingham, England; d. Nov. 24, 1623, Chesham, Buckingham, England.
  3. Edward - bap. Nov. 14, 1619, Chesham, Buckingham, England; d. 1699, New Haven, CT. Emigrated to Boston, MA in 1634/5 in the Christian, and removed to New Haven, CT. Married Margaret HURST (b. 1624; d. Dec. 20, 1690, New Haven, CT). Margaret's surname is possible, but remains conjecture. Children of Edward and Margaret PRESTON: William; Mary died as infant; Mary married Christopher LOVEJOY; Hannah died young; Elizabeth married first John LEAVENS (son of John LEAVENS and Rachel WRIGHT), and second Peter ASPINWALL, Jr.; Abigail married Joseph THOMAS; and Samuel married Abigail THOMAS.
  4. Daniel - bap. Mar. 3, 1621/2, Chesham, Buckingham, England; d. Nov. 10, 1707, Dorchester, MA.
  5. Elizabeth - bap. Jan. 18, 1623/4, Chesham, Buckingham, England; d. Aug. 29, 1693, New Haven, CT. Married 1647 Joseph ALSOP. Daughter: Abigail married John ROWE.
  6. Sarah - bap. Jul. 18, 1626, Chesham, Buckingham, England. Resided at Newark, NJ. Married William MEEKER.
  7. Mary - bap. Dec. 13, 1629, Chesham, Buckingham, England; d. Dec. 1690, Fairfield, CT. Married Mar. 12, 1648, Fairfield, CT Peter MALLORY.
  8. John - bap. Mar. 4, 1631/2, Chesham, Buckingham, England. Possibly resided at Boston, MA.

Children of William and Mary Preston

  1. Hannah - b. about 1637, Dorchester, MA. Believed to be daughter of William and Mary. Married first before 1655 Abraham KIMBERLY, son of Thomas KIMBERLY, and second John CURTIS (1642-1704). Children of Hannah and Abraham KIMBERLY: Hannah; Mary died young; Mary married John BLACKMON; Sarah married Benjamin HURD; and Abraham.
  2. Jehiel - bap. Jun. 14, 1640, New Haven, CT; d. 1684, Stratford, CT. Married first Sarah FAIRCHILD, daughter of Thomas FAIRCHILD, and second Temperance NICHOLS, daughter of Isaac NICHOLS.
  3. Hackaliah - bap. Apr. 9, 1643, New Haven, CT; d. Nov. 20, 1692, Woodbury, CT. Married Apr. 20, 1676 Emma FAIRCHILD, daughter of Thomas FAIRCHILD. Ancestors of Gen. William Tecumseh SHERMAN.
  4. Eliasaph - bap. Apr. 9, 1643, New Haven, CT; d. 1707, Wallingford, CT. Married first Mary; second Elizabeth BEACH, daughter of John BEACH; and third Martha BRADLEY, daughter of William BRADLEY and widow of Samuel MUNSON. Eight children.
  5. Joseph - bap. Jan. 24, 1646/7, New Haven, CT; d. 1733, New Haven, CT. Married Joanna LEEK.


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Daniel and Mary Preston

Daniel PRESTON - bap. Mar. 3, 1621/2, Chesham, Buckingham, England; d. Nov. 10, 1707, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA. Son of William PRESTON and Elizabeth SALE. Daniel arrived in New England in 1635 with his uncle Edward SALE. Married about 1644.

Mary - b. 1620, England; d. Oct. 5, 1695, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA.


Children of Daniel and Mary Preston

  1. Mary - b. about 1645. Married May 28, 1662, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Eleazer FAWER.
  2. Daniel - b. Oct. 7, 1649; d. Mar. 13, 1725/66. An Elder. Married Abigail JACKSON (b. Aug. 14, 1647; d. Apr. 24, 1723), daughter of Dea. John and Margaret. Children of Daniel and Abigail PRESTON: Mary; John married Elizabeth BARKER; Remember married; Abigail; Deliverance; Elizabeth; Daniel died young; Relief; and Daniel married Mary PIERCE.
  3. John - b. 1651, probably at Dorchester, MA; d. after 1728.
  4. Elizabeth - b. about 1653; d. Nov. 19, 1722, Dorchester, MA. Elizabeth died at age 69. Married first about 1672 to John WITHINGTON (b. 1649; d. 1690), and second on Feb. 13, 1695/6 at Dorchester, MA to James WHITE (d. 1713) as his third wife.


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John and Sarah (Gardner) Preston

John PRESTON - b. 1651, probably at Dorchester, MA; d. after 1728. Believed to be son of Daniel PRESTON and Mary; confirmation is desired. Married Mar. 25, 1678, Hadley, MA.

Sarah GARDNER - b. say about 1646, CT. Daughter of Samuel GARDNER and Joanna.


Children of John and Sarah Preston

See Notable Cousins for line to: Will Keith KELLOGG
  1. Sarah - b. Dec. 10, 1678; d. Dec. 21, 1678.
  2. Sarah - b. Jul. 10, 1681; d. May 29, 1683.
  3. A child - b. and d. Apr. 20, 1683.
  4. Mercy - b. Jun. 6, 1684; d. Mar. 11, 1692.
  5. John - b. Jul. 31, 1686, Hadley, MA; d. Mar. 2, 1728, South Hadley, MA.
  6. A daughter - b. and d. Apr. 25, 1688.
  7. Samuel - b. Feb. 27, 1690; d. Jan. 19, 1711.
  8. Sarah - b. Nov. 8, 1693; d. Oct. 16, 1756. Married Mar. 4, 1714 Nathaniel KELLOGG (b. Sep. 22, 1693; d. Aug. 6, 1770, son of Nathaniel KELLOGG and Sarah BOLTWOOD. Nathaniel, a surveyor, married second (int. Jul. 1, 1758) Martha (ALLIS) HAMMOND (d. Sep. 13, 1764), daughter of Ichabod ALLIS, and third (int. Oct. 5, 1765) Mrs. Elizabeth SMITH of Ware. Children of Sarah and Nathaniel KELLOGG: Daniel married first Esther SMITH, and second Sarah PARSONS; Joel married Joanna CLARK; Abraham married Sarah COWLS; Gardner married Thankful CHAPIN; Moses married Mary SHELDON; Prudence married Josiah PARSONS, Jr.; Phoebe married Eleazar NASH; Sarah did not marry; Nathaniel; and Abigail.


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John and Mary (Smith) Preston

John PRESTON - b. Jul. 31, 1686, Hadley, MA; d. Mar. 2, 1728, South Hadley, MA. John is said to have been "the first person buried on the south side of Mount Holyoke." Son of John PRESTON and Sarah GARDNER. Married Dec. 2, 1714.

Mary SMITH - b. Hadley, MA. Daughter of Luke SMITH and Mary CROW.


Children of John and Mary Preston

  1. Samuel - b. Oct. 29, 1715; d. Jan. 18, 1799. Lived at South Hadley, MA. Married Tryphena WOODBRIDGE (b. 1731; d. Aug. 18, 1777). Children of Samuel and Tryphena PRESTON: Samuel; Emereniana died young; Tryphena died young; John; and Mary.
  2. John - b. Dec. 26, 1716; d. Feb. 2, 1759. Final estate division, dated Nov. 28, 1763, names his living children. Lived at Granby, MA. Married Hannah EATON. Children of John and Hannah PRESTON: Mary married Charles FERRY; John married Martha; James married Martha; Hannah; Sarah married David ABBE; and Jabez.
  3. Mary - b. Jan. 29, 1718, South Hadley, MA. Married Ephraim SMITH.
  4. Jonathan - b. Apr. 2, 1720; d. 1792. Lived at South Hadley, MA. Married Eunice WAIT. Children of Jonathan and Eunice PRESTON: Jonathan; Hannah married Mr. CHURCH; Gardner; Eunice; Job; and Lucina.
  5. Hannah - b. Mar. 26, 1722; d. Mar. 26, 1745.
  6. Sarah - b. Jun. 16, 1724; d. about 1808. Married 1749 Silas SMITH, brother of Ephraim SMITH who married Sarah's sister Mary. Refer to SMITH family for further information.
  7. Benoni - b. Oct. 1, 1728; d. about 1803. Lived at South Hadley. Married Nov. 24, 1757 Mary COOK.


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Samuel and Joanna Gardner

No substantive evidence has been found for the parents of Samuel GARDNER, and those published claims of his parents that have been reviewed do not survive critical review of claimed dates, places and various relationships. The basic GARDNER family information is from Genealogies of Hadley Families, by Lucius M. Boltwood (1905, reprinted Baltimore 1979), and other standard colonial New England sources.

Samuel GARDNER - b. 1615; d. Nov. 22, 1696, Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA. Samuel was an original proprietor of Hartford in 1640, was reportedly at Wethersfield, CT in 1641, and removed to Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA in 1663. He was said to be about age 81 at death. Married first say about 1640, probably at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, and second about 1646 to Elizabeth (d. Jun. 21, 1676, Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA).

Joanna - d. about 1646, possibly at Wethersfield, CT.


Children of Samuel and Joanna Gardner

  1. Samuel - d. Jan. 12, 1677, Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA. Never married. The settlement of his estate in 1677 states that Joanna and Sarah were his only sisters.
  2. John - d. Nov. 26, 1684, Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA. Married 1681 to Mehitable HINSDALE. John and Mehitable had no children.
  3. Joanna - d. Mar. 18, 1729, Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA. Married Feb. 3, 1680/1 at Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA to Nathaniel WARNER (b. about 1655; d. Jan. 15, 1714, Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA), son of John WARNER and Priscilla SYMONDS. A weaver, Nathaniel became freeman in 1683. Children of Joanna and Nathaniel WARNER: Nathaniel did not marry; John; Daniel; Elizabeth married Samuel PEASE; and Israel.
  4. Sarah - b. say about 1646, CT. Married John PRESTON.

Children of Samuel and Elizabeth Gardner

  1. Hannah - b. about 1647. One source states she was married in 1675 to Nathaniel BANCROFT, but this has not been confirmed.
  2. Elizabeth - b. about 1648; d. Nov. 29, 1684, Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA. Married Nov. 21, 1664 to John INGRAM (b. about 1642; d. Jun. 22, 1722, Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA). John became freeman in 1683 at Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA. Children of Elizabeth and John INGRAM: John married Mehitable DICKINSON; Jadiah; Samuel married Hannah WARNER; Ebenezer died young; Nathaniel married Esther SMITH; Jonathan did not marry; Elizabeth did not marry; and Abigail.
  3. Abigail - Married on Nov. 12, 1673 to Isaac MORGAN (b. 1652; d. 1701). They resided at Springfield, MA and Enfield, CT.
  4. Mary - d. Jun. 6, 1662, probably at Wethersfield, CT.
  5. Martha - b. Jan. 8, 1664, Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA; d. Feb. 15, 1664, Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA.
  6. Nathaniel - d. Dec. 8, 1676, Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA.


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