Biographical Sketch of Samuel Preston
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Samuel (3), son of Samuel (2) Preston, was born in 1708. He settled in Littleton, Massachusetts, and was captain of the Littleton company in the Crown Point expedition in the French and Indian war, ill 1755, being accompanied by his son, Dr. John Preston, afterward of New Ipswich, New Hampshire. He married. April 8. 1728, at Andover, Hannah, daughter of James and Sarah (Marston) Bridges. She was born in 1702, in Andover, her father afterward settling at Littleton. Children, all but the eldest born in Littleton : I. Samuel, mentioned elsewhere. 2. Dr. John, married Rebecca Farrar. 3. James, January 10, 1729-30. 4. Hannah, September 22, 1738. 5. Mary, May 13, 1742. 6. Peter, February 17, 1743. (See Bridges Genealogy, Essex Inst. xii, and Farrar Genealogy).