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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Surname Saturday - LORD

Surname Saturday - LORD

On previous Saturdays, we have reported all of the known ancestor lineage surnames through  the great-great grandparent surnames (see earlier Saturday Surname posts in the left column, scroll down - back into 2009) and we have started on the next batch.

Looking ahead, from the "round of thirty-two" (scroll down a bit) - 3rd great-grandparents - We know and will have reported on 9 of the sixteen Male lines (four are from Denmark) we know and will be reporting on nine new female surname lines of the possible sixteen: VESTERSTROM, SPRANG, LORD, KIMMERLING, FIRESTONE, SCHWYHART, LEE, JONES, and KIRK.

Today, we will look briefly at LORD. This is going back on my father's mother's line, PRESTON. Her father was James and her grandfather was William, The Old Sheriff. LORD is believed to be his mother's surname, Elizabeth Cynthia LORD. Her husband, William, the father of William, the old sheriff, was a Revolutionary War hero and served in the NH State Legislature in 100 and 1802. His tomb (my daughter has visited it, in NH) marks him as Maj. William Preston (b. 6 Jul 1755, Rumney Twp, Grafton Co, NH), died Jan. 17, 1842, in the 88th year of his age. New Hampshire Pension Records show a lengthy record of Revolutionary War service, including capture by the British, gaining release, and going back and fighting some more. We will share more details of this story another day. He and his first wife, Elizabeth (1760-1807, buried with her husband at the Rumney, NH, Depot Cemetery), had 12 children between 1780 and 1801, the first being William, the old sheriff. At this time, we know nothing more of her family, for certain.

Families are Forever!  ;-)


  1. Bill, I am wondering if your LORD line connects to mine from Connecticut. There are a huge number of LORD's from that state, and a number migrated up north during the Revolutionary War.

  2. Barbara,
    Anything is possible, at this point. We just have no clue to work on. A cousin did extensive work on her children, but to my knowledge, did not find any more on Elizabeth's family - I don't know if she really looked, of course. His side is so fascinating.... ;-)