Esaias Preble - York, ME
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 43° 08.642 W 070° 39.136
19T E 365640 N 4778134
Quick Description: Esaias Peeble was captain of a company of minutemen at Cambridge, later rising to the rank of Colonel. This simple granite marker is located in the Old York Burying Ground.
Location: Maine, United States
Date Posted: 4/6/2012 5:17:00 AM
Waymark Code: WME5DZ
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:

The Genealogical Sketch of the First Three Generations of the Prebles in America published in 1868 for "family use" has this excerpt about Colonel Esaias Peeble:

5. Esaias, b. April 26, 1742 ; mar. Lydia, dau. of Edward Ingraham, Esq.,* 1766, by whom he had fifteen children, nine of whom married and had families.

In 1775, Esaias was captain of a company of minute-men at Cambridge ; afterwards member of the convention which ratified the Constitution of the United States ; again a Representative of the town in the State Legislature, and also a Selectman, and Colonel of the 1st Regiment of Militia several years. At his death he lived upon and owned a portion of the paternal estate, where had lived and died before him, his grandfather and great grandfather, and which by regular descent, and the purchasing out of collateral heirs, had always remained in and never gone out of the family.

The descendants of Col. Esaias are widely scattered (1868) in Chicago, 111. ; East Boston, Mass.; Portsmouth, N. II.; York, Portland, and Mount Desert, Me., and in the eastern part of that State.

The late Hon. William Pitt Preble was the eleventh child and fourth son of Col. Esaias.

Location type: Single Grave

Date of Birth: April 26, 1742

Date of Death: Dec. 22, 1812

Grave Marker Text:
Esaias Preble Born April 1742 Died Dec. 22, 1812


Cause of death: Not listed

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