What I am ultimately looking for is the parents of Taylor E. Preston.Through research I found out Taylor Preston was staying with Stillman Preston in 1850 in Oneida Township in New York state.Then in 1860 I see that Stillman and Taylor moved to Wisconsin.Taylor moved to the Baraboo area and Stillman moved to Bloomer.I am not sure Stillman is Taylor's father.He might be an older brother or uncle.The reason I think this is Taylor does not show up in the 1840 census with Stillman.That's why I think Taylor's father may have died when Taylor was young.
Below is the census information from years 1850 and 1860.You can see the Preston names and the approximate ages of family members.Since Ida was born in WI and was three years old at the time of the 1860 census, she may have been born in 1857 or 1856.Hard to say when Stillman moved to Wisconsin.Maybe between 1850 and 1856.
What would be most helpful is if someone could share any information they came across like any Probate, Will, Land records, birth or death records which might indicate other Stillman Preston relative names (hopefully parents or other siblings).Also what might be useful is some marriage license of Stillman's children might indicate what church they might have belong to or relative names.If someone has access to the census records from between 1850 and maybe 1900, maybe could help to narrow down when Stillman died so I could concentrate on a Will or Probate search would be helpful.
Year: 1850 County: Oneida Township: Camden State: New York Roll: M432_564 Page: 230 Stillman Preston, age 32, occ. laborer, real estate value $150.Wife Mary, 32 Taylor, 13 Elisa, 12 Hellen M., 11 William, 8 Wesley, 6 Joanna, 1 all born in NY 1860 census, Wisconsin, Chippewa Co., Bloomer, pg. 21 Stillman Preston, age 42, b. NY, farmerWife Sarah, 42, b. NY Nella, 22, b. NY William 18, b. NY Wesley, 16, b. NY Johanna, 11, b. NY Nancy, 10, b. NY Russell, 11, b. NY Ida, 3, b. WI Charles, 1, b. WI 1860 census, Wisconsin, Sauk Co., Baraboo, pg 440 Taylor Preston, age 24, b. NY, farmerWife Lucy, 21, b. NYGeorge, 1, b. WI.