A new DNA cousin appeared among my matches at Ancestry.com.
He also matched two known Preston cousins at this site. He displayed his name, which is unusual, so I was able to identify him as a descendant of Hannah Preston (1888-1935), a sister of my great grandmother, Anna Preston (1890-1921).
Ancestry enables people to link their DNA profile to a person in a family tree. This DNA match did not do this, but his non-DNA Ancestry profile page offered a link to a small tree.
I started with the one person in the family tree who had a name. I quickly uncovered that the mother of the only identified person was Jane Pearl (or Pearl Jane) Preston, born around 1903 in Kentucky. This is not where I expected the match to be. I followed this line over many generations through Virginia to Philip Preston (1711-1774), who came from Staffordshire, England, according to his Find A Grave page.
I saw no intersection with my Preston line from (County Wicklow?) Ireland to New York and New Jersey.
The family tree of this DNA match can be extended to include Prestons on two separate branches.
We need more research and more DNA comparisons to decide where the shared segment of DNA came from and if these two Preston lines arose from the same ancestor.
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