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Samuel PRESTON, Sr.
Susannah GUTTERSON
Mary ROLANDSON
Husband:  Samuel PRESTON, Sr.
Birth:  1651, Ipswich, Essex Co., MA
Death:  10 Jul 1738, Andover, Essex Co., MA
Occupation:  carpenter, yeoman 
Historical Event:  1692, one of the accusers in the Salem Witch Trials
Father:  Roger PRESTON
Mother:  Martha __?__
Marriage-1:  27 May 1672, Andover, Essex Co., MA
Wife-1:  Susannah GUTTERSON
Birth:  1654, Ipswich, Essex Co., MA
Death:  29 Dec 1710,  Andover, Essex Co., MA 
Father:  William GUTTERSON
Mother:  Elizabeth __?__
Marriage-2:  24 Sep 1713
Wife-2:  Mary ROLANDSON
Other spouse:  m1. John BLODGETT
Father:  Thomas ROLANDSON
Mother:  Dorethie ROBENSON
Children with Susannah GUTTERSON born in Andover, Essex Co., MA:
  1.  Samuel PRESTON, Jr., b. 16 Mar 1672/3
  2.  William PRESTON, b. 11 Jan 1674/5 
  3.  Susannah PRESTON, b. 30 Mar 1677 
  4.  Mary PRESTON, b. 5 Jan 1678/9
  5.  Jacob PRESTON, b. 24 Feb 1680/81
  6.  Elizabeth PRESTON, b. 14 Feb 1681/2
  7.  John PRESTON, b. 1 May 1685
  8.  Joseph PRESTON, b. 26 Jan 1686/7
  9.  Ruth PRESTON, b. 7 Feb 1688/9
10.  Lydia PRESTON, b. 8 Oct 1690
11.  Priscilla PRESTON, b. 19 Mar 1695/6
Children with Mary ROLANDSON:
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Sources:

1.  Lucius Manlius Boltwood.  1849.  "Marriages in the Town of Andover, Ms., from 1647 to 1700."  New England Historical Genealogical Record. 3(1): 65-68.  On p. 66:
Samuel Preston & Susannah Gutterson married May 27 1672

2a.  Inventing America Online Tutorial: Chapter 3: Annotation 3.1: Page 108: Salem Witch Trials (online at www.wwnorton.com):
Text - FROM The Salem Witchcraft Papers: Verbatim Transcripts of the Legal Documents of the Salem Witchcraft Outbreak of 1692 (Compiled 1938). 2. Samuel Preston v. Martha Carrier
Samuel Preston aged about 41: years Saith that about 2 years since I had some difference with Martha Carrier which also had happened several times before and soon after I lost a Cow in a strange manner being Cast upon her back with her heels up in firm ground when she was very Lusty it being in June & within about a month after this the said Martha & I had some difference again at which Time she told me I had lost a Cow lately & it Would not or should not be long before I should loose Another which accordingly came to pass. for I had a Cow that was well kept with English Hay & I could not perceive that she ailed any thing & yet she pined & quickly lay down as if she was asleep & dyed
Martha was one of those ultimately hanged.

2b.  The Trial of Martha CARRIER (online at Dick Bentley's www.family2remember.com web site):
Court of Oyer and Terminer, held by adjournment at Salem, August 2, 1692...
Samuel Preston testify'd, that about two years ago, having some difference with Martha Carrier, he lost a Cow in a strange Preternatural unusual manner; and about a month after this, the said Carrier, having again some difference with him, she told him; He had lately lost a Cow, and it should not be long before he lost another; which accordingly came to pass; for he had a thriving and welo-kept Cow, which without any known cause quickly fell down and dy'd...

From Cotton Matter (sic) on Witchcraft, 1692, 1866, 1991.

3.  The Preston/Lindsey Trail, self-published (1995) by Rosaline Preston (17369 Road 6 SE, Warden, WA 98857) and Carol Huber  (10508-A Witter Springs Rd., Witter Springs, CA 95493).

4.  LDS.  Ancestral File (online).

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