James Patton Preston
|James Patton Preston|
|20th Governor of Virginia|
December 1, 1816 – December 1, 1819
|Preceded by||Wilson Cary Nicholas|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr.|
June 21, 1774|
|Died||May 4, 1843
Montgomery, Virginia, USA
|Resting place||Smithfield Plantation Cemetery
Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
|Spouse(s)||Ann Barraud Taylor|
|Alma mater||College of William & Mary|
James Patton Preston (June 21, 1774 – May 4, 1843) was a U.S. political figure. He served as the 20th Governor of Virginia between 1816 and 1819. He was the brother-in-law of John Floyd and uncle of James McDowell and John Buchanan Floyd.
Preston County, West Virginia was formed in 1818 and named in Governor Preston's honor.
- Archival Records
Wilson Cary Nicholas
|Governor of Virginia
Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr.
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