Through the first 26 weeks of Surname Saturday posts, we named and discussed the surnames of my "round of thirty-two" (scroll down a bit) - back through 3rd great grandparents.
Now we are in the fourth week of sharing some of the "further back" surnames with which I have spent some time and done some research - some, like today, again, quite a bit, actually.
Today, we will look briefly at RAYMOND. This is going back on my father's mother's line, PRESTON. Her father was James and her grandfather was William, The Old Sheriff. The father of William, the old sheriff was also William PRESTON (1755-1842) (and his wife, Elizabeth Cynthia LORD). His mother was Hannah HEALEY (1734-1812) who married William PRESTON (1728-1804). This William was born in Beverly, MA, and died in Strafford, Orange Co, VT, and was the first son of William PRESSON (1704/5-and Mary RAYMOND (b. 1709/10, Beverly, MA-?)
Mary RAYMOND was the daughter of Nathaniel and Rebecca (CONANT) RAYMOND. (We will look at the CONANT surname next week!)
Families are Forever! ;-)