James Patton Preston (c.1774 - c.1843)

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Birthplace: Montgomery County, VA
Death: Died in Montgomery County, VA
Managed by: Sarah Hornsby
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About James Patton Preston

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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

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