Dowling Family Genealogy

Entries: 615557    Updated: 2015-08-06 18:52:09 UTC (Thu)    Contact:    Home Page: Dowling Family Genealogy  Note: You will leave RootsWeb

Index | Pedigree | Ahnentafel | Public Profile | Add Post-em

  • ID: I328436
  • Name: William Campbell PRESTON
  • RELA: 12th cousin 5x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 27 DEC 1794 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from South Carolina BET 1833 AND 1842
  • Death: 22 MAY 1860 in Columbia, Richland Co., SC
  • Event: Pic Sen. William Campbell Preston
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    PRESTON, William Campbell, (son of Francis Preston; uncle of William Campbell Preston Breckinridge), a Senator from South Carolina; born in Philadelphia, Pa., on December 27, 1794; studied under private tutors; attended Washington College (later Washington and Lee University), Lexington, Va., and graduated from South Carolina College (later the University of South Carolina) at Columbia in 1812; traveled and studied in Europe for several years; studied law at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland; returned to the United States in 1819; admitted to the bar in Virginia in 1820 and practiced; moved to Columbia, S.C., in 1822; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1828 to the Twenty-second Congress; member, State house of representatives 1828-1834; elected in 1833 as a Nullifier to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Stephen D. Miller; reelected as a Whig in 1837 and served from November 26, 1833, until his resignation on November 29, 1842; chairman, Committee on the Library (Twenty-seventh Congress), Committee on Military Affairs (Twenty-seventh Congress); resumed the practice of law in Columbia, S.C.; president of South Carolina College 1845-1851, when he resigned due to ill health; died in Columbia, S.C., on May 22, 1860; interment in the Trinity Episcopal Churchyard, Columbia, S.C.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Francis Smith PRESTON b: 2 AUG 1765 in Smithfield, Montgomery Co., VA
    Mother: Sarah Buchanan CAMPBELL b: 22 APR 1778 in Augusta Co., VA

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
    • We want to hear from you! Take our WorldConnect survey

      Index | Pedigree | Ahnentafel | Public Profile | Add Post-em

      Printer Friendly Version Printer Friendly Version Search Ancestry Search Ancestry Search WorldConnect Search WorldConnect Join Today! Join Today!

      WorldConnect Home | WorldConnect Global Search | WorldConnect Help, Inc. is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. If you have a problem with a particular entry, please contact the submitter of said entry. You have full control over your GEDCOM. You can change or remove it at any time.