Gov. James Patton Preston

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James Patton Preston

Birthplace: Montgomery County, VA
Death: Died in Montgomery County, VA
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. William C. Preston and Susanna Preston (Smith)
Husband of Ann Barraud Preston
Father of William B. Preston, U.S Sec'y Navy, Confederate Senator
Brother of Elizabeth Madison; Gen. John Preston; B. Gen. Francis Smith Preston, Sr. Esq.; Sarah Buchanan McDowell; Susanna Hart and 6 others

Managed by: Sarah Hornsby
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About Gov. James Patton Preston

Governor, Soldier. He was educated at William and Mary College. He served as a Colonel in the War of 1812 where he was seriously wounded and crippled for life. 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.

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Gov. James Patton Preston's Timeline

June 21, 1774
Montgomery County, VA
June 23, 1801
Age 27
Norfolk, VA
November 25, 1805
Age 31
May 4, 1843
Age 68
Montgomery County, VA