Document List


We will list some the documents we already have on hand, that might inspire our writing.

James P. Preston information

Family Group Sheets - William Preston, Rev War Hero, Family

The following from GeneJ:


"Major" William Preston, father of the "Old Sheriff" - Obit and story - at age 87



Pension files of the "Major" - transcription from scans of original records




Death notice of Collins, second son of the "Major," at age 31




http://books.google.com/books ?id=kFoLBC2TwFYC&pg=PA873&dq =Presson+Beverly+Mass

William Richard Cutter, _Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts_, vol. 2 (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1908); digital images, _Google Books_ (http://books.google.com : digitized 20 September 2006 from original at Harvard University), 2: 873-877, for Presson.

Just snippets, but this is the book from which I drew the passages about William at Saco court for fornication. --GJ

http://books.google.com/books ?id=wsIMAAAAYAAJ&q=Praesbury &dq=Praesbury&pgis=1

Presson stuff

Annette's Additions
New Hampshire Troops in the Quebec Expedition
This page provides an overview of William Preston's experiences on the march to Quebec
http://archive.org/stream/rollsofsoldiersi14hammrich#page/208/mode/2up
Page 211 shows the roster of his detachment -
http://archive.org/stream/rollsofsoldiersi14hammrich#page/210/mode/2up
Page 215 shows another roster of his detachment - Sept 1 1775
http://archive.org/stream/rollsofsoldiersi14hammrich#page/214/mode/2up
Page 217 shows money owed his company -
http://archive.org/stream/rollsofsoldiersi14hammrich#page/216/mode/2up
Page 219 shows that he received money for someone else "John Morgan"
http://archive.org/stream/rollsofsoldiersi14hammrich#page/218/mode/2up
Page 220 shows a list of people who haven't been paid in June 1775
http://archive.org/stream/rollsofsoldiersi14hammrich#page/220/mode/2up
Page 230 shoes that he was on Pierce's Island November 5, 1775.
http://archive.org/stream/rollsofsoldiersi14hammrich#page/230/mode/2up
Page 566 has William Presson of Rumney under Capt Stone in 1777
http://archive.org/stream/rollsofsoldiersi14hammrich#page/566/mode/2up
Page 656 has William Presson mustered March 21, 1777 and paid state bounty of $20. This is a second enlistment.
http://archive.org/stream/rollsofsoldiersi14hammrich#page/656/mode/2up

Thanks, Annette, for these additions ;-)