Moses Preston I Revolutionary War Veteran
"Moses, along with his brother Nathan, served in the Virginia Line as soldiers during the Revolutionary War, along with several other Preston men (unknown if these were related). Moses Preston was with George Washington at the surrender of Yorktown, October 18, 1781. According to The Revolutionary War Records of Virginia, (page 261) Moses was one of several soldiers who was reported to the Senate of the United States, as not having claimed his Warrants (land Grant), as of 1835 no Bounty land was received. These same records show on page 301, that Nathan Preston did receive 3,892 - 100 (unknown but believed the first number was acres of land and the second money), there was an assignee listed on Nathan’s warrant, Cadwallader Wallace. Revolutionary War Record: Moses Preston Sr. Revolutionary War Service Pension #S 17251 & W 8533" My mother born September 3, 1919, died March 2, 1999 is a descendant of Moses, Evelyn Howard Banfield. Descendants of Moses Preston I On September 3, 1783, British and American representatives signed the Treaty of Paris granting Independence to the united States of America.