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Preston Cemetery

Located at the Greenfield Plantation on Rt. 220 south of Fincastle, Va.

Photographed by Lisa & Don McCray

Preston Cemetery View 2


Alice Brockenbrough Preston 11-14-1865 4-2-1936 d/o Maj. John Bowyer Brockenbrough & Lucy Alice Murrell Brockenbrough; wife of Alfred G. Preston

Anna Shephard Copland 2-19-1856 4-14-1927

Boyer Cem_ariel view

Boyer Cem_ariel view(2)

Evans W Lindsey 11-29-1883 10-20 1958

Frank B. Preston, III 9-15-1961 12-11-2005

Frank Brookenbrough Preston Sr. 3-15-1888 7-1-1963

Frank Brookenbrough Preston, Jr. 6-3-1927 7-27-1994

Lizzie Copland Massie b. 10-20-1857 d. 1900


M. A. P.

M. R. P.

Margaret Erwin Preston 12-1-1890 9-11-1943

Marie Antoinette Copland 10-4-1859 6-23-1879

Mary Preston Lindsey 11-17-1989 1-31-1991

Mary Radford Copland 12-15-1833 10-17-1878

N. Alfred G Preston

N. Alfred G Preston View 2 1-24-1858 6-22-1933

S. P. G.

Sally Floyd Hughes 7-4-1851 10-8-1853 d/o Robert & Eliza

Sally Floyd Susan Thomson

Sarah Preston 3-5-1862 7-7-1881

Sarah R Bouyer 8-11-1806 5-17-1818

Sarah R Bouyer and Susan P Thomson

Sarah R Bouyer (2) d. 5-17-1818

Susan Copland 8-29-1867 6-3-1890

Susan P Thomason (2) d. 8-15-1856 w/o Charles R.

Susan P Thomson (3)

Susan P Thomson d. 8-15-1856

Virginia P. Meredith 8-2-1862 3-17-1951

William Alfred Preston 11-9-1886 9-7-1956

William Joseph Preston (Ashes) 1922-1993

Cemetery layout

The following were in the Botetourt County History Before 1900 Through Cemetery Records recorded by Helen Caldwell, and not pictured.

Thomas Henry Thomson d. age 3 on 7-2-1858

Virginia P. Meredith Holliday b. 8-2-1862 d. 3/17/1951

Hon. Alfred Preston 1-4-1858 6/22/1933 s/o William Alfred & Elizabeth Preston & great grandson of Col. William Preston

Mary Radford Preston d. 1810 first w/o John Preston

John Preston 1762 - 1827 s/o Col. William Preston

Elizabeth Patton Preston mother of Col. Wm. Preston died at Greenfield 1776

Just a few miles away in Montgomery County, we find Susannah Smith Preston w/o Col William Preston and Col. William Preston's grave at Smithfield.

This is on the Virginia Tech. campus.

The cemetery is called Preston and is surrounded by a brick wall.

The plantation Smithfield is in eyes view and now the home is a museum.

I had the pleasure to visit Augusta, Botetourt, Montgomery, Smyth, Washington and Wythe counties some years back, tracing my family lines that lived in that beautiful part of the country.

My family was very much part in the settlement of those areas.

They are Col. James Patton, The Preston's, Thompson's and many more.

Gay Nix

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