James Patton Preston, 20th Governor of Virginia

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James Patton Preston

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Birthplace: Smithfield Plantation, Fincastle County, Province of Virginia
Death: Died in Montgomery County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

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

Occupation: 20th Governor of Virginia
Managed by: Sarah Hornsby
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About James Patton Preston, 20th Governor of Virginia

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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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James Patton Preston, 20th Governor of Virginia's Timeline

1774
June 21, 1774
Fincastle County, Province of Virginia
1805
November 25, 1805
Age 31
1843
May 4, 1843
Age 68
Montgomery County, Virginia, United States