William Preston

Male 1729 - 1783  (53 years)


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  • Name William Preston  [1
    Born 25 Dec 1729  Newtown Limavady, Londonderry, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Burial 1783  Preston Cem at Smithfield Plantation, Blacksburg, Montgomery, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 1783  Blacksburg, Montgomery, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 28 Jun 1783  Smithfield, Isle of Wight, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • He was brought to America when he was eight years old.
      After his father's death he moved to Greenfield, Botetourt Co., Virginia
      He was a man of strong, active mind, and much energy of character - was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, surveyor and county lieutenant of Fincastle or Montgomery Co., and a decided, active and efficient Whig during the Revolutionary War.

      He was a personal friend of George Washington.
    Person ID I499  mytree
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 

    Father John Preston,   b. 1697, Londonderry, Londonderry, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1747, Augusta, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Patton,   b. 25 Dec 1700, Burncrannack, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1776, Botetourt, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married Abt 1724  [3
    Family ID F336  Group Sheet

    Family Susanna Smith,   b. 23 Jan 1740, Hanover, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1823, Montgomery, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 17 Jul 1761 
    Notes 
    • Miss Smith was from Hanover Co., VA.
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Preston,   b. 31 May 1762, Augusta, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1837  (Age 74 years)
    +2. John Preston,   b. 2 May 1764, Greenfield, Nelson, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1827, Botetourt, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +3. Francis Smith Preston,   b. 2 Aug 1765, Greenfield, Nelson, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1835  (Age 69 years)
    +4. Sarah L. Preston,   b. 3 May 1767, Greenfield, Nelson, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1841, Rockbridge, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +5. William Preston,   b. 5 Sep 1770, Greenfield, Nelson, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1821  (Age 50 years)
    +6. Susanna Preston,   b. 7 Oct 1772, Greenfield, Nelson, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1833, Versailles, Woodford, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +7. James Patton Preston,   b. 21 Jun 1774, Smithfield, Isle of Wight, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1843  (Age 68 years)
    +8. Mary Preston,   b. 29 Sep 1776, Smithfield, Isle of Wight, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. Letitia Preston,   b. 29 Sep 1779, Smithfield, Isle of Wight, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1852, Burkes Garden, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +10. Thomas Lewis Preston,   b. 19 Aug 1781, Smithfield, Isle of Wight, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +11. Margaret Brown Preston,   b. 23 Feb 1784, Smithfield, Isle of Wight, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F340  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 1783 - Preston Cem at Smithfield Plantation, Blacksburg, Montgomery, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1783 - Blacksburg, Montgomery, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Jun 1783 - Smithfield, Isle of Wight, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S86] Louis Salesse, Page 15.

    2. [S57] Find A Grave.

    3. [S50] Dinwiddie Papers, Vol. 2, Pedigree #2696.


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