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Gen Francis Smith Preston

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Gen Francis Smith Preston

Birth
Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia, USA
Death 26 May 1835 (aged 69)
Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Seven Mile Ford, Smyth County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 7785829 View Source
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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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  • Added: 22 Aug 2003
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/7785829/francis-smith-preston : accessed ), memorial page for Gen Francis Smith Preston (2 Aug 1765–26 May 1835), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7785829, citing Aspenvale Cemetery, Seven Mile Ford, Smyth County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .