m. 17 JUL 1761
m. Bef. 1794
Facts and Events
Mary Preston 1772-1824 Smithfield Prestons
Mary Preston b.10-7-1772 d.2-24-1824, eighth child of Col. William Preston and Susanna Smith, was born at "Greenfield" in Botetourt Co., Va. and died at her home in Sweet Springs, West Virginia. She married Capt. John Lewis b.8-24-1758 d.6-5-1823 of Sweet Springs in October 1793. Both are buried at Sweet Springs. They had 9 children:
It should be noted that Capt. John Lewis married first Jane Sophonisba Thompson of S.C. on 7-24-1788. They had two children, Eugenia Lewis b.1789 m. Col. W. S. Thompson of S.C. and Sophia Lewis b.1790 who died youn
1. Susanna Lewis married Mr. Henry Massie of Virginia. They had 5 children, of whom; Susan C. Massie married Rev. Frank Stanley of North Carolina. Mary Massie married John Hampton Pleasants, editor of the Richmond Whig. Their son, James Pleasants, was a lawyer of Richmond and their daughter the wife of Douglas H. Gordon of Baltimore. Henry Massie, of the Univ. of Virginia, married Miss Susan Smith of South Carolina and had 6 children. One of her children married her cousin, James Pleasants of Richmond. Eugenia Massie married Col. Samuel Gatewood of Bath Co.,Va. Her children intermarried with the Goodes and Taliaferros of Virginia and Texas. 2. Mary Lewis married Mr. Woodville, a lawyer of Botetourt, Va. Her son, James Woodville, a physician of Monroe Co., WVa, married his relative Mary Anne Breckenridge, daughter of Cary Breckenridge. 3. William Lewis married: 1st Miss Stuart (Stewart ?) of South Carolina. 2nd Miss Thompson 3rd Miss Letitia P.Floyd, a cousin. He had 8 children, not sure how many by whom. One of the children was James S. Lewis who was a physician in Florida and married Miss Owens. For more info on Letitia Floyd use link. 4. Anne Montgomery Lewis (1802-1850) married Hon. John Howe Peyton (1778-1847) on Sept. 4, 1821. They had 10 children: Susan Madison Peyton (1822-1901) married Judge John Baldwin. John Lewis Peyton (1824-1899) married Elizabeth Henrietta Washington. Anne M. Peyton died very young. Mary Preston Peyton b.4-18-1829 d.11-7-1907 married Robert Gray III of Harrisonburg, Va on July 30, 1850. They had 8 children: Susan Baldwin Gray (1852-1922) married Rockingham Paul of Roanoke, Va. They had one son, John Gray Paul. Anne M. Gray died in infancy. Isabella W. Gray (1857-1942). Robert Gray IV (1859-1932) married Miss Elizabeth Cummings Preston and they had 4 children: (A more detailed description is on Eliz. Cummings Preston page. Mary Preston Gray b.8-2-1896 d.1992 (?). Author of book called "The Family Tree", genealogies of Gray, Preston, Rhea, Peyton, Lewis, Cochran, Moffett and Campbell. Source of much of these pages. Anne Montgomery Gray married Edwin Eugene Judkins. Robert Asher Gray V married Miss Irene Harrison. John Montgomery Preston Gray died unmarried. Howe Peyton Gray (1861-1935). Preston Lewis Gray (1866-1936). John Baldwin Gray died young. Mary Peyton Gray (1867-1868) Lucy Garnett Peyton b.1830 d.xxxx, 5th child of Ann Montgomery Lewis and John Howe Peyton, married Judge John N. Herndon on 12-20-1855 and they had 3 children: Anne Peyton Herndon married William Patrick and they had one child: Annie Herndon Patrick married Major William Kent and they had 2 children; Annie P. Kent and William Kent. Bernard Herndon died unmarried. Lucy Herndon died age 18. Elizabeth Peyton b.1832 d.xxxx married William B. Telfair of Ohio and they had 3 children: Susan Peyton Telfair married Charles Dougherty and they had two sons. William B. Telfair II. John Peyton Telfair. Margaret Lynn Peyton b.1835 d.xxxx married George M. Cochran and they had 6 children: Susan Baldwin Cochran married Mr. Hillary. Maria Boys Baldwin died unmarried. Annie Peyton Cochran married Mr. Daub. John Baldwin Cochran. Margaret Lynn Cochran died unmarried. Peyton Cochran married Susie Stuart. Yelverton Howe Peyton died in Texas 1891 unmarried. Virginia Frances Peyton b.1841 married Joseph Francis Kent. They had 3 children: Sue Peyton Kent married Fontaine Broune. They had 2 children, Fontaine Broune II, and Virginia Broune. Joseph Francis Kent II died unmarried. Mary Preston Kent married Dr. Robert Cowan. Cornelia Bernard Peyton married 1st, Dr. Thomas J. Brown. They had 2 sons, John Baldwin Brown and Peyton Brown. She married second, William Green and they had 2 sons, William Peyton Green and Newport Green. She married 3rd, Mr. Winston. 5. Sarah Lewis, fifth child of Mary Preston and John Lewis, married another John Lewis of Kenawa. 6. Margaret Lynn Lewis (1806-1876) married John Cochran of Charlottesville, Va. They had 8 children, of whom: John L. Cochran was a lawyer in the Confederate Army. James Cochran married Miss Elizabeth Brooke. Henry A. Cochran became a physician. Howe Peyton Cochran a captain in the Confederate Army, married his cousin, Miss Nannie Carrington. William L. Cochran an officer in the Confederate Army. Mary Lewis Cochran b.10-21-1840 d.4-26-1932 who married Capt. John Montgomery Preston II b.10-14-1838 d.9-27-1928 of Smith Co., Virginia. They lived at Seven Mile Ford Va. and had 8 children. 7. Benjamin Lewis married Miss Smith of S.C. 8. Thomas Lewis died young. 9. Pollydora Lewis married Mr. Gosse.
Original 8/19/97 Last updated 4/10/2007 Page by F. L. Preston