Francis Smith Preston, Sr., Esq. (1765 - 1836)

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Birthplace: Greenfield, Botetourt County, Va.
Death: Died in Columbia, South Carolina
Occupation: member of the stae house of delegates, stae senate, and a member of Congress
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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) (Find A Grave bio - added in 2014 by Lani Dickson McCoy).

Francis Preston (August 2, 1765 – May 26, 1836) was an American lawyer and politician from Abingdon, Virginia. He served in both houses of the state legislature and represented Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1793 to 1797.

Preston had a house built in Abingdon, now used as an Inn, called The Martha Washington Inn.

Preston was the father of William Campbell Preston and John S. Preston and the uncle of William Ballard Preston and William Preston.

http://members.fortunecity.com/labach/prestona.htm PRESTON, Francis, (father of William Campbell Preston and uncle of William Ballard Preston and William Preston), a Representative from Virginia; born in Greenfield, Botetourt County, Va., August 2, 1765; was graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., in 1783; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Montgomery and Washington Counties; member of the State house of delegates in 1788 and 1789; elected to the Third Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Fourth Congress (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1797); declined to be a candidate for renomination; settled in Abingdon, Va., and resumed the practice of law; again a member of the State house of delegates 1812-1814; colonel of Volunteers in the War of 1812; served in the State senate 1816-1820; died at the home of his brother, William C. Preston, in Columbia, S.C., May 26, 1836; interment in Aspinvale Cemetery, near Seven Mile Ford, Va. -------------------- Francis Preston (August 2, 1765 – May 26, 1836) was an American lawyer and politician from Abingdon, Virginia. He served in both houses of the state legislature and represented Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1793 to 1797.

Built a house in Abingdon, that is now used as an Inn, called The Martha Washington Inn.

Preston was the father of William Campbell Preston and the uncle of William Ballard Preston and William Preston.

Source for following is Find A Grave memorial #7785829, Aspenvale Cemetery, Seven Mile Ford, Smyth County, Virginia, USA:

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 McDowell (1800 - 1847)*
 Sarah Preston Floyd (1802 - 1879)*
 Ann Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge (1803 - 1844)*
 John Smith Preston (1809 - 1881)*
 Margaret Buchanan Frances Preston Hampton (1818 - 1852)*
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B. Gen. Francis Smith Preston, Sr. Esq.'s Timeline

1765
August 2, 1765
Greenfield, Botetourt County, Va.
1793
January 10, 1793
Age 27
Rockbridge Co. Virginia
1794
December 27, 1794
Age 29
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1796
August 11, 1796
Age 31
Saltville, Virginia
1798
June 21, 1798
Age 32
"Salt Works", Washington Co., VA
1800
March 5, 1800
Age 34
Smithfield, Montgomery County, Virginia
April 20, 1800
Age 34
Abingdon, VA, USA
1802
February 14, 1802
Age 36
Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia, United States
1803
April 9, 1803
Age 37
Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia, United States
1804
June 30, 1804
Age 38
"Salt Works", Washington Co., VA