Gen. John Smith Preston

Male 1809 - 1881  (72 years)


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  • Name Gen. John Smith Preston 
    Title Gen. 
    Born 20 Apr 1809  Abingdon, Washington, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Burial 1881  Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cem, Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 1881  Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 1 May 1881  [2
    Notes 
    • John Smith Preston was an ardent secessionist in favor of Virginia withdrawing from the Union at the start of the Civil War. He joined the Confederate Army, was appointed Lieutenant Colonel attached to the staff of General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard and fought at the Battle of the First Manassas. He was then assigned as an Assistant Adjutant General in South Carolina where he supervised the prison camp in Columbia, performed recruiting duties and was promoted Colonel in April 1863. In July 1863, he was assigned as superintendent of the Bureau of Conscription for the Confederate Government and promoted Brigadier General in June 1864. He held the position until Confederate Government ceased to exist in May 1865, then he fled to England where he remained until 1868.
    Person ID I894  mytree
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 

    Father 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) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Sarah Buchanan Campbell,   b. 21 Apr 1778,   d. 23 Jul 1846, Abingdon, Washington, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F358  Group Sheet

    Family Caroline Hampton,   b. 12 Sep 1807, Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1883, Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F515  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Apr 1809 - Abingdon, Washington, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 1881 - Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cem, Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1881 - Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Preston, John S. 1809-1881
    Preston, John S. 1809-1881
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  • Sources 
    1. [S107] Preston Family Genealogy, Page 193.

    2. [S57] Find A Grave.


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