Advertisement

James Patton Preston

Advertisement

James Patton Preston Famous memorial Veteran

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death
4 May 1843 (aged 68)
Virginia, USA
Burial
Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Add to Map
Memorial ID
View Source
United States War of 1812 Army Officer, Virginia Governor. Educated at William and Mary College in Williamsburg, Virginia, during the War of 1812 he was commissioned Colonel and commander of the 23rd United States Infantry regiment. He led his men at the November 11, 1813 Battle of Crysler's Farm, where he was severely wounded in the British victory. After the war he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates from Montgomery County in 1816 and served as Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia from 1816 to 1819. During his administration the University of Virginia was formed. Preston County, Virginia was created in his honor in 1818.
United States War of 1812 Army Officer, Virginia Governor. Educated at William and Mary College in Williamsburg, Virginia, during the War of 1812 he was commissioned Colonel and commander of the 23rd United States Infantry regiment. He led his men at the November 11, 1813 Battle of Crysler's Farm, where he was severely wounded in the British victory. After the war he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates from Montgomery County in 1816 and served as Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia from 1816 to 1819. During his administration the University of Virginia was formed. Preston County, Virginia was created in his honor in 1818.

Bio by: Bill LaBach



Advertisement

Advertisement

How famous was James Patton Preston ?

Current rating: 3.80645 out of 5 stars

31 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bill LaBach
  • Added: Aug 1, 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7727707/james_patton-preston: accessed ), memorial page for James Patton Preston (21 Jun 1774–4 May 1843), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7727707, citing Preston Cemetery at Smithfield Plantation, Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Virginia, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.