Levi/2 Preston

M, #11102, (1662 - )
Father*Roger/1 Preston1 b. 1614, d. 1666
Mother*Martha (–?–)1
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of Timothy/2w Brooks
Descendants of Abigail/3w Brooks
Last Edited:19 Aug 2017

Child with Abigail/3w Brooks:

Levi/2 Preston, reportedly born in 16621, married, 16 Oct 1695 at Swansea, Massachusetts, Abigail/3w Brooks of Swansea, daughter of Capt. Timothy/2w Brooks and Mary Russell.2,3 Abigail "Press," "Liveing in West Jersey," was mentioned in the will of her brother John/3w Brooks of Swansea, 9 Apr 1713.4,5 There she died at Cohansey 24 Nov 1746 (g.s.)6
     "At Fairfield, now Fairton, in Cumberland Co., New Jersey, there was a settlement of New England and Long Island people as early as 1705. Most of the settlers were located at a section about two miles southeast of the Fairton post office at a village, which they termed, 'New England Cross Roads.' Here came Levi Preston with his wife, Abigail Brooks … about the year 1709."7

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S183] Craig Beeman, citing Virkus, Comp. Amer. Genealogy, 5:519.
  2. [S192] Costello, Fiske and Rounds, Vital Records of Swansea, Massachusetts, to 1850, 24, Levy Preston/Abigall Brooks m.
  3. [S1081] Alverdo Hayward Mason, ed., Swansea Records, 101-3, Levy Preston/Abigall Brooks m.
  4. [S216] H. Stanley Craig, New Jersey Colonial Documents, Calendar of Wills, 62-63, John Brooks.
  5. [S692] H.L. Peter Rounds, Abstracts of Bristol County, 3:212-213, John Brooks.
  6. [S1455] Ann Kessler.
  7. [S1455] Ann Kessler, citing Robert Peacock Brooks, "Henry Brooks and his Descendants."