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Gen Francis Smith Preston
Birth: Aug. 2, 1765
Fincastle
Botetourt County
Virginia, USA
Death: May 26, 1835
Columbia
Richland County
South Carolina, USA

US Army Brigadier General, US Congressman. Born in Botetourt, Virginia, he was a successful lawyer in practice when he was elected a member of the State Senate of Virginia in 1783. In 1793, he was elected as a Republican to the Third Congress, reelected to the Fourth Congress, serving until 1797, when he declined to be a candidate for re-nomination. Resuming the practice of law, he was elected a member of the Virginia State House of Delegates, serving (1812-14). With the advent the War of 1812, he was commissioned a Colonel in the Virginia Volunteers and was later promoted a US Army Brigadier General. After the war, he served in the Virginia State Senate, (1816-20). He died at age 70 in Columbia, South Carolina. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  William Preston (1729 - 1783)
  Susanna Smith Preston (1740 - 1823)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Buchanan Campbell Preston (1778 - 1846)*
 
 Children:
  William Campbell Preston (1794 - 1860)*
  Susanna Smith Preston McDowell (1800 - 1847)*
  Sarah Preston Floyd (1802 - 1879)*
  Anne Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge (1803 - 1844)*
  Maria Thornton Carter Preston Preston (1805 - 1842)*
  Charles Henry Campbell Preston (1807 - 1832)*
  John Smith Preston (1809 - 1881)*
  Margaret Buchanan Frances Preston Hampton (1818 - 1852)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Preston Madison (1762 - 1837)*
  John Preston (1764 - 1827)*
  Francis Smith Preston (1765 - 1835)
  Sarah Preston McDowell (1767 - 1841)*
  William Preston (1770 - 1821)*
  Susanna Preston Hart (1772 - 1833)*
  James Patton Preston (1774 - 1843)*
  Mary Preston Lewis (1776 - 1821)*
  Letitia Preston Floyd (1779 - 1852)*
  Thomas Lewis Preston (1781 - 1812)*
  Margaret Brown Preston Preston (1784 - 1843)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Aspenvale Cemetery
Seven Mile Ford
Smyth County
Virginia, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 22, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7785829
Gen Francis Smith Preston
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Gen Francis Smith Preston
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Gen Francis Smith Preston
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- Tracey Reid
 Added: May. 26, 2017
RIP
- Linda
 Added: Oct. 11, 2016
" No Man Has Died As Long As He's Remembered".
- William D Berry
 Added: Feb. 7, 2016
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