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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Taphophile Tragics - Preston


Elizabeth Patton Preston
Greenfield, Botetourt County
Let me see if I can get this correct. She was married to John Preston and their son Col. William Preston owned a large plantation here at Greenfield. I believe I read 2100+ acres. I *think* she came here to live with her son and his family after her husband died. She died here.


Her eternal view. I live somewhere over to the right of the photo. I've told you before I come over here to walk, great trail system. If you look straight out, on that hill in the middle, there is a slave cabin and an old kitchen. The big house burnt down, I'm pretty sure in the 1970's. I've shown you pictures before but you can view some here and read more about the Prestons of Greenfield.

Linking with Taphophile Tragics

19 comments:

  1. Amazing that she was born and died on the same day and that it was Dec. 25th! She seemed to have lived a long life for that time. 1776 - now that was a year in history! A beautiful and peaceful resting place.

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  2. Incredible. She has a magnificent view!

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  3. Gorgeous resting place- and looks like a well kept cemetery.

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  4. Fascinating and a great photo with that light too.

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  5. Beautiful view and interesting that she was born and died on Christmas Day.

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  6. What a peaceful place to walk. I can see why someone would have made their home there.

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  7. christmas day and a life in between.

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  8. Thank you for linking (and sorry I'm late on my thank-yous) on Taphophile Tragics. Very nice photos!

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  9. Her eternal view is magnificent! I can understand why she (and you) like this place. Gorgeous light.

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  10. I hope my eternal resting place is somewhere just as beautiful.

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  11. I think one would be pressed to get all the Preston connections correct! :)

    It is a nice view. Have you shown that slave cabin and old kitchen before? I'd be interested in seeing that.

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  12. Love that view, Tanya. Just trying to imagine it with all that snow you might be getting :).

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  13. I'm with Our neck of the woods what a lovely place to stay after we leave. B

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  14. Yes, a lovely place to rest until the Lord calls us all...

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  15. Interesting and she does have a great view.

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  16. That stone and the lettering look very new. I can't imagine that it was erected near the time of her death.

    What a great view!

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  17. I'll never understand why people need such big headstones.

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  18. Very interesting! And what a lovely place to be buried!

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