The Prestons of Walnut Grove, Virginia - Edward Foley. The Preston families were among the early eighteenth century settlers of southwest Virginia. The descendants of the Irish immigrants, John and Eleanor Fairman Preston, are known as the Walnut Grove Prestons, having lived on a plantation of that name in 1789. This book contains the names, dates and stories of the couple’s descendants and spouses, tracing the family’s influence on the opening of the frontier, and the eventual migration of their descendants to all corners of the United States and overseas again as well. The text identifies and follows 1,389 direct descendants and their 646 spouses through ten generations. A full name index adds to the value of this work. 2006, 5½x8½, paper, index, 420 pp.