Preston King Lewis, son of David Lewis and Duritha Trail, was born 15 November 1839 in Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky. He crossed the great plains with his father's family. He was a farmer. His first wife was Virtue Ann Bowthorpe whom he married January 4, 1856-1857 in the Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born 28 February 1836 in Norwich, Virginia, daughter of William Bowthorpe and Mary Ann Tuttle. Virtue Ann was married first to Charles Colebrook; they were divorced. Preston's second wife in plural marriage was Sarah Coleman, daughter of George Coleman and Elizabeth Bailey. They were married 13 September 1869 in the Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Utah. Sarah was born 9 June 1852 in Bedfordshire, England. Preston King Lewis was one of the first settlers of Big Cottonwood, later called Holladay.
From the history of his daughter, Elizabeth Bailey Lewis Newbold - "In the fall of 1879 father built a new brick house and we moved in the fall of 1885. My parents and family moved to Idaho. We traveled by team, taking us twelve and one half days to get there. In the spring of the next year we came back and again settled in Holladay, Utah. We farmed for two years then went to Colorado and stayed there one winter, then back to Utah."
Sarah and Preston accepted a call from the LDS Church to serve as Pioneers and Missionaries in Southern Utah and Nevada, in the settlement of Dixie, near St. George. Then on to the "Muddy" which is now called Moapa Valley. They moved back to Holladay, Utah where Preston took an active part in civic affairs; he served as a School Board Trustee, as a Road Supervisor and County Commissioner for Salt Lake County.
They moved to Midway, Wasatch County, Utah. While building a "Pot Rock" house, Preston fell from a scaffold face first into a box of lime being slacked for mortar making. He was blinded as a result of this accident. Preston King Lewis was the father of twenty one children. He leaves a great posterity who love and respect him dearly. He died January 21, 1913 in Heber, Wasatch, Utah. His first wife, Virtue Ann, died January 28, 1926 in Holladay, Utah. His second wife Sarah, died April 11, 1934 in Heber, Utah. Preston King Lewis and Virtue Ann Bowthorpe were the parents of nine children, all born in Holladay, Utah.
Preston King Lewis and Sarah Coleman were the parents of twelve children, the first one born in Nevada, the next nine born in Holladay, Utah, the 11th child born in Taylorsville, Utah and the last child born in Midway, Utah.