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Ira Abraham Preston

Ira Abraham Preston

Male 1815 - 1903  (87 years)

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  • Name Ira Abraham Preston  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 15 Nov 1815  Otsego, Otsego Cnty, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Jan 1903  Vinton, Benton Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Buried 18 Jan 1903  Evergreen Cem, Vinton, Benton Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I633  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2020 

    Father Abraham Preston,   b. 1772,   d. 1860  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Lavina Havens,   b. 1775,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Y  [1
    Family ID F285  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Snouffer,   b. 28 Nov 1814, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1852, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 23 Apr 1840  Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. George G. Preston,   b. 31 Aug 1840, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1913, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Willard B. Preston,   b. Abt 1845, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Lora Ann Preston,   b. 21 Dec 1846, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1927, Manchester, Coffey Cnty, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +4. Luther Case Preston,   b. 16 Feb 1849, Columbus, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1937, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • A newspaper article on "The John Snouffer Family Reunion" in The Worthington [OH] News, p. 1 (20 Aug 1925) states that "Catherine Snouffer married Ira Preston, she died Jan. 29, 1852 at the age of 32 [sic] years." See: https://ohiomemory.org/digital/collection/p16007coll97/id/122
    • The 1860 census shows Ira Preston, 46, a farmer born in NY, living with his second wife Margaret, 31, born in OH, and 7 children. Those children included 4 borne by his first wife Catherine: George C, 19; Willard B., 14; "Laura A.," 13; and Luther C., 11. All the children were born in Ohio. 1860 U.S. Census, Clinton Twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH (M 563, stamped p. 133).
    • Obituary, Unknown Newspaper (22 Jan 1903):
      "Death of I.A. Preston.
      "Last Saturday morning [17 Jan] Ira A. Preston died at his home in Vinton [IA] at the age of 89 years. He had been very feeble for some time and his death was not unexpected. The funeral was held Sunday [18 Jan] at his home ... and the remains were interred in Evergreen cemetery.
      "Mr. Preston was born in Connecticut [sic], November 14, 1814. From there he moved to Ohio and moved from near Columbus, Ohio, to Vinton, 33 years ago and has lived in the same property from that time until his death.
      "Mr. Preston was the father of a large family, of which [there are] four daughters, Mrs. Will Boggs and Mrs. Harter, of Vinton, Mrs. Feniger [sic], of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Gundling, of Pittsburg [sic], Pa, and three sons, Case and Cliff living north of town of Vinton and George Preston, of Mt. Auburn. The children together with Mrs. Preston are left to mourn the loss of a loving and kind father and husband."

  • Sources 
    1. [S27] Pheneger, Diane|, Diane & Don Pheneger, "John Snouffer [1779-1823] Family Group" (5 Mar 1979) & Family group and lineage charts : 1979 - 2004 , (431 W. College, Granville, OH 43023; Email: dondi@windstream.net).

    2. [S729] OH Marriages - 2 |, Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958, (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT; Online database at https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1681001), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XDNM-4TP .

    3. [S40] Obituary, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Ira A Preston; 22 Jan 1903).

    4. [S103] FindaGrave, (www.FindAGrave.com), 44809432.