Mar 14, 1861 1/4/1925
h/o Martha


Jun 5, 1854 4/17/1928
w/o Bo Dooley


Dec 14, 1859


1899 - 1944
s/o Harvey Hall and Emily Howard  
HALL, Cort
Funeral services were held Friday morning at the Freewill Baptist Church, Lowmansville, for Cort Hall who died in a local hospital following a short illness of acute nephritis. Revs. Bird Webb and Millard Van Hoose officiated, after which the body was taken to Charley, KY. where burial was made under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home with the I. O. O. F. Lodge taking charge at the grave. Mr. Hall had lived in Van Lear for several years and sometime ago had purchased a home on Georges Creek and moved his family there. However, he had continued his work at the mines and had worked up until a few days before his illness. Surviving are several children and two sisters; Mrs. Dora Preston, Thealka, and Mrs. Ellen Castle, Lowmansville. August 10, 1944 Thursday Paintsville Herald


Jan 26, 1846  
Nov  7, 1939
d/o Robert Spriggs and Mary Anna Castle
w/o Judge Frances Preston
Aged Lawrence Woman Dies Louisa, KY.
Mrs. Amanda Preston, 93, widow of the late Judge Frances Preston of the Charley section, died Tuesday noon at the home of a son, J. Preston at Charley, after a ten week's illness of complications incident to old age. Funeral rites were held from the J. Preston home at Charley Thursday morning at 10 o'clock with the Rev. Dave Al Hayes officiating and interment was made in the family cemetery near Charley. Mrs. Preston was born and reared in Martin County. She had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 70 years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Fred Wicheler, of Catlettsburg, KY., and Mrs. Lindsey Hayes, of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, and four sons, J. Preston, Louisa R-1; Frank Preston, Thealka, KY.; Edgar Preston, Louisa R-1, Ransom Preston, Georges Creek, KY. Paintsville Herald Thursday 11-9-1939


Bessie D.
Sep 15, 1893 - Jan 8, 1983
w/o Edgar Preston
d/o of James M. Dixon and Onolda  Chapman
PRESTON, BESSIE D., white female, married to Edgar Preston who died in 1978; R: route 1, Louisa; DOD: January 8, 1983 at Springfield, Clark Co., OH; DOB: September 15, 1893 at Charley, KY; Age: 89 years; F: James W. Dixon; m: Onolda Chapman; Burial: Preston Cemetery, route 1, Louisa; Funeral: Tuesday January 11 at the funeral home chapel; Clergy: James A. Hayes; member of Freewill Baptist; Survivors: 3 daughters: Mrs. Genevera Borgwardt, St. Petersburg, FL, Mrs. Pearl Pack, Tucson, AZ, Mrs. Sylvia Savage, route 1, Louisa; 1 son: James E. Preston, Tipp City, OH; 1 sister: Mrs. Delta Preston, route 1, Louisa; 1 brother: Dr. Bill Dixon, Pompano Beach, FL; 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home Records


Nov 14, 1883
s/o Judge Frances Preston and Amanda Spriggs
Big Sandy News, Feb 9, 1917
Charley Preston, a son of "Judge" Preston, died at his home near the mouth Georges Creek the latter part of last week. Measles and pneumonia caused his death. He had been an invalid practically all his life and was almost blind. His age was 32.


4/25/1909 9/26/1925
This is Curtis Preston s/o Ransom Preston and Della Compton


Feb 24, 1886 - Nov 11, 1971
w/o Ransom Preston
d/o Napoleon Compton and Catherine Boyd
Obituary - Big Sandy News, November 18, 1971
Mrs. Della Preston, 85, of Louisa, died Thursday, Nov. 11, in a local hospital.  Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating.  Burial was in the Preston Cemetery on Route 1, Louisa.  Born Feb. 24, 1885, she was a daughter of the late Napoleon and Catherine Boyd Compton.  A member of the Belle’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, she was preceded in death y her husband Ransome Preston, in 1961. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Pauline Young and Mrs. Legatha Short of Louisa, Mrs. Hazel Dixon and Mrs. Gladys Condra of Fosterville, WV, Mrs. Clotine Stewart of Racine and Mrs. William Hall of Phoenix, AZ; two sons, Raymond Preston of Louisa and Elwood Preston of Printer, WV; a brother, Frederick Compton of Richardson, KY; 12 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and a great, great grandchild.


1881 - 1978 *********************
h/o Bessie Dixon
s/o Judge Frances Preston and Amanda Spriggs
b. Jul 25, 1881 d. Aug 8, 1978
Funeral services for Edgar Preston, 97, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted August 11 in the Charley Freewill Baptist Church by minister Bruce Daniel. Burial was in Preston Cemetery. Mr. Preston died August 8 at the residence. Mr. Preston was born July 25, 1881, at route 1, Louisa, a son of the late Judge and Amanda Spriggs Preston, He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bessie Dixon Preston, three daughters, Mrs. Opal Pearl Pack of Saint Paris, OH, Mrs. Genevera Borgwardt of St. Petersburg, FL, and Mrs. Sylvia Savage of route 1, Louisa; a son, James E. Preston of Tipp City, OH; a brother, Jay Preston of Louisa; 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, August 16, 1978


Jay F.
Pvt U. S. Army
World War I
Feb 15, 1893
w/o Anna Laura Marie Burchett
s/o Judge Frances Preston and Amanda Spriggs
PRESTON, Rev. JAY F., white male, married to first Marie Burchett who died in 1966, second to Gladys Radford who died in 1992; R: route 1, Louisa (home of daughter, Jean Isaac); DOD: May 27,1994 at Huntington, WV; DOB: Feb 15, 1893 at Georges Creek, KY; Age: 101 years; Occupation: retired farmer; F: Judge F. Preston, M: Amanda Spriggs; Burial: Preston family cemetery, Charlie Road; Funeral: Monday May 30 at Belles Chapel; Clergy: J. A. Hayes, Gallie Isaac, Willie Gene Hayes; member of Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, pastor there for several years; Veteran of WWI, Army; Survivors: 4 daughters: Helen Pack, Pataskala, OH, Christene Caudill, Cannonsburg, KY, Glenda Sue O'Neal, Lexington, KY; Jean Isaac, Louisa; 5 sons: Gerald Preston, Urbana, OH, John B. Preston, Columbus, OH, Stanley Preston, Lancaster, OH, Jack W. Preston, Waynesville, OH, Don W. Preston, Dayton, OH; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home Records

w/o Jay F. Preston
d/o Jefferson D. Burchett an Amelia Preston
b. Jan 8, 1899 d. Feb 22, 1966
Obituary - Big Sandy News, Thursday, Feb 24, 1966
Mrs. Marie Burchett Preston, 67, died in a fire at her Louisa Route 1 home at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Her husband, Jay P. Preston, who attempted to rescue her from the flaming six-room house, was treated at a Louisa Clinic for burns. Reports indicated the fire started in the kitchen of the house when a skillet of grease caught fire. Attempts to extinguish the blaze with water only spread the flames, it was reported
The woman was trapped inside the 2-story frame house which is located on Charley Road, 12 miles south of here. Lawrence County Sheriff Charley Lemaster said the couple lived alone at the house.

Mrs. Preston, born January 8, 1899, daughter of the late J. D. Burchett, was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for 47 years. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2:00 p.m. from Bell’s Chapel with the Rev. Byrd Webb and Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery on Route 1. Survivors, other than the husband, are five daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Pack, Pataskala, OH, Mrs. John Troutman, Dayton, OH, Mrs. Gerald Caudill, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Gallie Isaac, Jr., Louisa; and Mrs. Raymond O’Neal, Lexington, Ky; five sons, Gerald Preston, Mechanicsburg, Ohio, John B. and Eugene Stanley Preston of Columbus, Jack Preston, Waynesville, Ohio, and Don W. Preston, Dayton; 18 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers W. M. and R. B. Burchett of Virgie, KY. The body is at the Curtright Funeral Home and will be taken to the church in time for funeral services.


J. F. (Judge Francis)
May 20, 1844
Jun 29, 1899
Co. 1 5th WV Inf.
s/o Reubin Preston and Lucinda Evans
h/o Amanda Spriggs


John E.
Feb 9, 1878 12/11/1904
s/o Judge Frances Preston and Amanda Spriggs


Aug 26, 1876 - Jan 5, 1961
h/o Della Compton
s/o Judge Frances Preston and Amanda Spriggs
Obituary - Big Sandy News, January 12, 1961
Ransome Preston, 84, of 209 Pocahontas St. Louisa, a retired farmer, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at his home after an illness of five months.  Mr. Preston was born Aug. 26, 1876, a son of the late J. F. and Amanda Spriggs Preston.  He moved from Georges Creek to Louisa seven years ago.  He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from Bell’s Chapel on Georges Creek with the Rev. Ira Blackburn and the Rev. Grover Bevins officiating.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Georges Creek.  Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Della Compton Preston; six daughters, Mrs. Garfield Young and Mrs. Jimmy Short of Louisa, Mrs. C. M. Dixon of Rt. 1, Louisa, Mrs. Woodrow Conrad of Prenter, WV, Mrs. Chester Davis of DeLand, FL, and Mrs. George Hall of Phoenix, AZ; two sons, Raymond Preston at home and Elwood Preston of Prenter; one sister, Mrs. Lindsey Hayes of Urbana, OH; three brothers, the Rev. Jay Preston and Edgar Preston, both of Rt. 1, Louisa, and Frank Preston of Lowmansville, KY, 12 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home.


U. S. Navy  
s/o Ransom Preston and Della Compton
b. Oct 15, 1915 d. Feb 5, 1988
PRESTON, RAYMOND, white male, single; R: Louisa; DOD: Friday Feb 5, 1988 at Louisa; DOB: Oct 15, 1915 at Lawrence Co., KY; Age: 72 years; Occupation: retired painter; F: Ransome Preston; M: Della Compton; Burial: Preston family cemetery, Charley, KY; Funeral: Sunday Feb 7 at the funeral home chapel; Clergy: Gallie Isaac; Veteran of WWII; Survivors: 5 sisters: Mrs. Legotha E. Short and Mrs. Pauline Young both of Louisa, Mrs. Hazel M. Dixon, Mrs. Gladys Condra and Mrs. Clotine Stewart all of West Virginia; a brother; Elwood Preston, West Virginia; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home Records


Savage Jr
10/1/1995 Cpl. U. S. Army



There were a couple of unknown graves in same row as Ransom and Della Preston