Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I77533
  • Name: Francis Smith PRESTON
  • RELA: 11th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 2 AUG 1765 in Smithfield, Montgomery Co., VA
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia BET 1793 AND 1797
  • Death: 26 MAY 1836 in Columbia, Richland Co., SC
  • Title: Gen.
  • Event: Pic Gen. Francis Smith Preston
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  • Note:
    PRESTON, Francis, (father of William Campbell Preston and uncle of William Ballard Preston and William Preston), a Representative from Virginia; born in Greenfield, Botetourt County, Va., August 2, 1765; was graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., in 1783; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Montgomery and Washington Counties; member of the state house of delegates in 1788 and 1789; elected as an Anti- Administration candidate to the Third Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Fourth Congress (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1797); declined to be a candidate for renomination; settled in Abingdon, Va., and resumed the practice of law; again a member of the state house of delegates 1812-1814; colonel of Volunteers in the War of 1812; served in the state senate 1816-1820; died at the home of his son, William C. Preston, in Columbia, S.C., May 26, 1835; interment in Aspinvale Cemetery, near Seven Mile Ford, Va.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: William PRESTON b: 25 DEC 1729 in County Donegal, Ireland
    Mother: Susannah SMITH b: 4 JAN 1739 in Hanover Co., VA

    Marriage 1 Sarah Buchanan CAMPBELL b: 22 APR 1778 in Augusta Co., VA
    • Married: 10 JAN 1793 in Abingdon, Washington Co., VA
    1. Has No Children William Campbell PRESTON b: 27 DEC 1794 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA
    2. Has No Children Sarah Buchanan PRESTON b: 14 FEB 1802 in Washington Co., VA
    3. Has Children Anna Sophonisba PRESTON b: 9 APR 1803 in Smithfield, Montgomery Co., VA
    4. Has No Children John Smith PRESTON b: 20 APR 1809 in Abingdon, Washington Co., VA
    5. Has Children Margaret Buchanan Frances PRESTON b: 13 JAN 1818 in Abingdon, Washington Co., VA

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