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 was born at Smithfield Plantation, in what is now Blacksburg, Virginia and was the brother-in-law of John Floyd and the uncle of James McDowell and John Buchanan Floyd. His father was Colonel William Preston.
Preston County, West Virginia was formed in 1818 and named in Governor Preston's honor.
- James Patton Preston at Find a Grave
- “Memoirs of Letitia Preston Floyd, written Feb. 22, 1843 to her son Benjamin Rush Floyd," by Letitia Preston Floyd, James Preston's sister.
- Archival Records
Wilson Cary Nicholas
|Governor of Virginia
Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr.
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