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Male Sempronius Preston Click to view Sempronius Preston in the family tree

Sempronius was born on December 9th, 1853.1   Sempronius' father was Booker Preston and his mother was Mary S. Ferguson.  His paternal grandparents were Moses Preston and Agathy Simmons; his maternal grandparents are Booker Ferguson and Mary Unknown. He had seven brothers and two sisters, named Calvin Luther, George Elexander, Patrick Henry, John David, Albiam Alcey, William Morgan, Eugene P., Frances Jane and Alea Ann.  He was the youngest of the ten children. He had three half-brothers and three half-sisters, named Olander Webb, Pendelton Douglas 'PD', Charles Edward, Ida Alice, Ora Belle and Catherine.  He died at the age of 83 on September 13th, 1937 in Moultrie Co., Illinois.1 


Sempronius' family with Rachel Hinton Christy

‚ÄĆSempronius and Rachel Hinton were married in a religious ceremony on January 16th, 1876 in Moultrie Co., Illinois.1   They had a son named Oscar Melvin.

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