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PRESTON (Soundex P623) — See also CRESTON, ESTON, FIRESTONE, LAURESTON, LOPRESTO, PERISTIANY, PRES, PRESTINE, PRESTO.

  PRESTON: See also Elizabeth Preston Anderson — Edward Murray Bassett — William R. Bourdon — John Breckinridge — Robert Jefferson Breckinridge — Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. — William Campbell Preston Breckinridge — John Brown — James Brown — Charles Albert Busiel — John William Byrnes — Benjamin Cutler Clark — Benjamin Cutler Clark, Jr. — J. Eugene Cook — Thomas Jefferson Deavitt — William Franklin Draper — Isaac Alger Fancher — Herman Preston Faris — John Buchanan Floyd — Wade Hampton — Carter Henry Harrison II — Joseph Preston Hotchkis — Herman Elisha Learned — Lee Beattie Mailler — James McDowell — Arthur Warren Overmyer — George Griswold Sill — George P. Stone — Walter Newbold Walmsley, Jr.
  Preston, (need first name) — of Windham County, Conn. Prohibition candidate for Connecticut state senate 28th District, 1910. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, A. Lee — U.S. Attorney for Alaska, 1969. Still living as of 1969.
  Preston, A. W. — of Wayne County, W.Va. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Wayne County, 1921-22. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Alfred D. (b. 1873) — of Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va. Born near Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, W.Va., May 1, 1873. Democrat. Lawyer; Raleigh County Criminal Court Judge, 1922-26; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Raleigh County, 1935-36; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1952. Member, Freemasons; American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Andrews — of Cayuga County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Cayuga County, 1827, 1835, 1840. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Arlette — of North Dakota. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.
  Preston, Arthur G., Jr. — of St. Joseph, Berrien County, Mich. Republican. Candidate in primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Berrien County 1st District, 1961. Still living as of 1961.
  Preston, Austin R., Jr. — of St. Albans, Queens, Queens County, N.Y.; Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. U.S. Vice Consul in Tokyo, as of 1924-27; Nagoya, 1929-31; U.S. Consul in Brisbane, 1931-32; Oslo, as of 1938; Lourenco Marques, 1941; U.S. Consul General in Antwerp, as of 1947. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Bob See Robert Preston
  Preston, Byron W. — of Iowa. Justice of Iowa state supreme court, 1913-24. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, C. S. — Candidate for Michigan state senate 7th District, 1914. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Charles — of Brookings, Brookings County, S.Dak. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives 21st District, 1893-94. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Charles M. — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Member of Connecticut Prohibition Party State Central Committee, 1922. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Charles T. — of Killingly, Windham County, Conn. Prohibition candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Killingly, 1908. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, D. A. — of Jasper County, Mo. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from Jasper County, 1881-82. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, David — of Onondaga County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Onondaga County, 1845. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, David — of Michigan. Prohibition candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1884. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Debra — of Conklin, Broome County, N.Y. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.
  Preston, Douglas — of Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska. Mayor of Fairbanks, Alaska, 1954-57. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Edward W. — of Roxbury, Litchfield County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Roxbury; elected 1906; defeated, 1910. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Elizabeth See Elizabeth Preston Anderson
  Preston, Ella — of Broome County, N.Y. Socialist. Candidate for New York state assembly from Broome County 1st District, 1919. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, F. D. — of Gallatin County, Ill. Democrat. Member of Illinois Democratic State Committee, 1848-56. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Felix W. — U.S. Vice Commercial Agent (Vice Consul) in Ponce, as of 1884; U.S. Consular Agent in Ponce, as of 1898. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Francis — of Onondaga County, N.Y. Democrat. Candidate for New York state assembly from Onondaga County 1st District, 1915. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Francis M. — of Massachusetts. Born in Maine. U.S. Consul in Guayama, 1849-52. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Francis Smith (1765-1836) — also known as Francis Preston — of Virginia. Born in Greenfield, Botetourt County, Va., August 2, 1765. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Virginia state senate, 1788-89, 1816-20; U.S. Representative from Virginia 5th District, 1793-97; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1812-14; general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. Died in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., May 26, 1836 (age 70 years, 298 days). Interment at Aspenvale Cemetery, Seven Mile Ford, Va.
  Relatives: Son of William Preston (1729-1783) and Susanna (Smith) Preston (1740-1823); brother of James Patton Preston (1774-1853) and Letitia Preston (1776-1852; who married John Floyd); married, January 10, 1793, to Sarah Buchanan Campbell (1778-1846; daughter of William Campbell; niece of Patrick Henry); father of William Campbell Preston, John Smith Preston and Margaret Buchanan Frances Preston (1818-1852; who married Wade Hampton III); uncle of James McDowell, William Ballard Preston, John Buchanan Floyd, George Rogers Clark Floyd and William Preston (1816-1887); grandfather of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; great-grandfather of Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; cousin *** of John Brown, James Breckinridge and James Brown; first cousin of John Breckinridge; first cousin once removed of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge; first cousin twice removed of John Cabell Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); first cousin thrice removed of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); second cousin once removed of James Douglas Breckinridge.
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Preston, Frank — of Pima, Graham County, Ariz. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Frank M. — of Oswego Falls (now part of Fulton), Oswego County, N.Y. Postmaster at Oswego Falls, N.Y., 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, George C. — of Henniker, Merrimack County, N.H. Member of New Hampshire state senate 9th District, 1893-94. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Greg — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Candidate for mayor of Dallas, Tex., 1983. Still living as of 1983.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Preston, Gustavo (1856-1918) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Swampscott, Essex County, Mass. Born in Arroyo Municipio, Puerto Rico, August 1, 1856. Sugar and molasses importer; Consul for Ecuador in Boston, Mass., 1889-1907; Consul for Argentina in Boston, Mass., 1898. Died, from stomach cancer, in Massachusetts Homeopathic Hospital, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., August 15, 1918 (age 62 years, 14 days). Interment at Swampscott Cemetery, Swampscott, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Francis W. 'Frank' Preston and Emma (Lepelleux) Preston; married, June 8, 1887, to Emma (DeLaski) Blake (died 1914); married, December 29, 1915, to Florence E. Shaw (1878-1964).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Preston, H. C. — of Mitchell, Davison County, S.Dak. Member of South Dakota state senate 12th District, 1891-92. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, H. D. — of Mitchell, Davison County, S.Dak. Republican. Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Homer — of Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1924. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Homer M. — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Preston, Horace See S. Horace Preston
  Preston, Hugh L., Jr. — Judge, California Court of Appeal 3rd District, 1931. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Isaac M. — U.S. Attorney for Iowa, 1847-50. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, J. Thomas — of Whitford, Chester County, Pa. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, J. W. — of Monticello, Jasper County, Ga. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1876. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Jacob Alexander (1796-1868) — of Maryland. Born near Bel Air, Harford County, Md., March 12, 1796. Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1840; U.S. Representative from Maryland 5th District, 1843-45. Episcopalian. Died in Perryman, Harford County, Md., August 2, 1868 (age 72 years, 143 days). Interment at St. George's Churchyard, Spesutia Island, Md.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Preston, James — also known as Jim Preston — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Republican. Candidate for Kentucky state house of representatives 33rd District, 1973. Still living as of 1973.
James H. Preston Preston, James Harry (1860-1938) — also known as James H. Preston — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Harford County, Md., 1860. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1890-94; Speaker of the Maryland State House of Delegates, 1894; mayor of Baltimore, Md., 1911-19; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1912 (speaker); candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1912. Member, Sons of the American Revolution. Died July 14, 1938 (age about 78 years). Interment at Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
  Relatives: Father of Alice W. Preston (who married Edward Codrington Carrington, Jr. (1872-1938)).
  Political family: Carrington-Preston family of Baltimore, Maryland.
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Preston, James Patton (1774-1853) — also known as James P. Preston — of Richmond, Va. Born in Montgomery County, Va., June 21, 1774. Colonel in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; crippled by injuries received in the war; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1816; Governor of Virginia, 1816-19; postmaster at Richmond, Va., 1824-37. Died in Montgomery County, Va., May 4, 1853 (age 78 years, 317 days). Interment at Preston Cemetery at Smithfield Plantation, Blacksburg, Va.
  Relatives: Son of William Preston and Susanna (Smith) Preston (1740-1823); brother of Francis Smith Preston and Letitia Preston (1776-1852; who married John Floyd); married to Ann Barraud Taylor (1778-1861); father of William Ballard Preston; uncle of William Campbell Preston, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd, John Smith Preston and George Rogers Clark Floyd; granduncle of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; great-granduncle of Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; first cousin of John Breckinridge; first cousin once removed of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge (1800-1871); first cousin twice removed of John Cabell Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); first cousin thrice removed of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); second cousin once removed of James Douglas Breckinridge.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Grayson-Breckinridge-Smallwood family of Virginia and Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Preston County, W.Va. is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Preston, Jean (born c.1935) — of Emerald Isle, Carteret County, N.C. Born about 1935. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Preston, Jerome — of Chautauqua County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Chautauqua County 2nd District, 1872. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Jim See James Preston
  Preston, John — of New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, N.H. Member of New Hampshire state senate 9th District, 1848-50. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, John — Whig. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas at-large, 1851. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, John — of Oswego County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Oswego County 3rd District, 1876. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, John — of Ohio County, W.Va. Republican. Candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates 3rd District, 1980. Still living as of 1980.
  Preston, John — Natural Law candidate for Texas state house of representatives 21st District, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  Preston, John A. — of Greenbrier County, W.Va. Democrat. Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1892; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Greenbrier County, 1905-08; member of West Virginia state senate 9th District, 1911-14. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, John D. — of Buchanan County, Mo. Republican. Candidate for Missouri state house of representatives from Buchanan County 2nd District, 1922. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, John S. — of Harwinton, Litchfield County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Harwinton, 1822, 1825. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, John Smith (1809-1881) — also known as John S. Preston — of Columbia, Richland County, S.C. Born in Abingdon, Washington County, Va., April 20, 1809. Democrat. Lawyer; planter; member of South Carolina state senate, 1848-56; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1860; delegate to South Carolina secession convention from Richland, 1861-62; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., May 1, 1881 (age 72 years, 11 days). Interment at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cemetery, Columbia, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Smith Preston and Sarah Buchanan (Campbell) Preston (1778-1846); brother of William Campbell Preston (1794-1860); married, April 28, 1830, to Caroline Hampton (1807-1883; daughter of Wade Hampton); nephew of James Patton Preston; uncle of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; grandson of William Preston and William Campbell; grandnephew of Patrick Henry; granduncle of Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; first cousin of James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd and George Rogers Clark Floyd; first cousin once removed of John Breckinridge; second cousin of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, Valentine Wood Southall and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; second cousin once removed of John Cabell Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864) and Stephen Valentine Southall; second cousin twice removed of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); third cousin of James Douglas Breckinridge.
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Preston, John Troy — of Walton County, Ga. Member of Georgia state house of representatives from Walton County, 1931-40. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, John W. — of Ukiah, Mendocino County, Calif. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1908, 1916; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, 1913-18. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, John White, Sr. (c.1878-1958) — also known as John W. Preston, Sr. — of California. Born in Tennessee, about 1878. Democrat. Justice of California state supreme court, 1926-35; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from California, 1938. Died in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 18, 1958 (age about 80 years). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Preston, Joseph — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Preston, Ken — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Preston, Kenneth — of Ada, Hardin County, Ohio. Democrat. Mayor of Ada, Ohio; elected 1949. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Kevin D. — of Plainville, Norfolk County, Mass. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Preston, Lauren — of Prospect, New Haven County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Prospect, 1830, 1834. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, LaWanna — of Pinole, Contra Costa County, Calif. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.
  Preston, Lee See A. Lee Preston
  Preston, Leonard — of Glasgow, Barren County, Ky. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, LeRoy Webster (1915-1987) — also known as Roy Preston — of Maryland. Born in Baltimore County, Md., July 15, 1915. Major in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1948-52; member of Maryland state senate, 1952-56. Methodist. Died, at Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Md., April 19, 1987 (age 71 years, 278 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Relative *** of William Preston Lane, Jr. (1892-1967).
  Preston, Loomis King (1883-1955) — also known as Loomis K. Preston — of St. Joseph, Berrien County, Mich. Born in St. Joseph, Berrien County, Mich., July 22, 1883. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Berrien County 1st District, 1923-26, 1939-50; defeated, 1912, 1930, 1932, 1950; Republican candidate for Michigan state senate 7th District, 1926 (primary), 1936; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 4th District, 1928. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1955 (age about 71 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Wallace A. Preston and Mary (King) Preston.
  Preston, Margaret — of White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier County, W.Va. Republican. Member of West Virginia Republican State Executive Committee, 1937. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Miles B. (b. 1850) — of Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Simsbury, Hartford County, Conn., May 9, 1850. Democrat. Mayor of Hartford, Conn., 1896-1900; candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Hartford, 1908. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Truman W. Preston (c.1825-1896).
  Preston, Naomi — Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Idaho 1st District, 2004. Female. Still living as of 2004.
  Preston, Nathaniel — of Woodbury, Litchfield County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Woodbury, 1838. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Odelfa — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1996, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Preston, Prince Hulon, Jr. (1908-1961) — also known as Prince H. Preston, Jr. — of Statesboro, Bulloch County, Ga. Born in Monroe, Walton County, Ga., July 5, 1908. Democrat. Member of Georgia state house of representatives from Bulloch County, 1935-38; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Georgia 1st District, 1947-61; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1952. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Eagles; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in 1961 (age about 52 years). Interment at Eastside Cemetery, Statesboro, Ga.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Preston, Richard M. — of California. Member of California state assembly 3rd District, 1875-77. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Robert — of Scio Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. New Politics candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1968. Still living as of 1968.
  Preston, Robert — also known as Bob Preston — of Hampton, Rockingham County, N.H. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1980; candidate for U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 1st District, 1992. Still living as of 1992.
  Preston, Robert M. — of Bel Air, Harford County, Md. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War; office supply business; town commission chairman of Bel Air, Maryland, 2007-09. Member, Rotary. Still living as of 2014.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Preston, Robert R. — of Abingdon, Washington County, Va. Democrat. Postmaster at Abingdon, Va., 1836-37. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Rodney — of Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Mo. Democrat. Candidate for Missouri state house of representatives from Cape Girardeau County, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Roy See LeRoy Webster Preston
  Preston, S. Horace — of Lansing Township, Ingham County, Mich. Supervisor of Lansing Township, Michigan, 1875-77, 1879-80. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Samuel — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1711-12. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Steve See Steven C. Preston
  Preston, Steven C. (b. 1960) — also known as Steve Preston — Born in Janesville, Rock County, Wis., August 4, 1960. Republican. Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration, 2006-08; U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 2008-09. Still living as of 2019.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Preston, Sylvester T. — of Willington, Tolland County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state senate 20th District, 1861. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, T. William — of Frostburg, Allegany County, Md. Mayor of Frostburg, Md., 1964-66. Still living as of 1966.
  Preston, Thad B. (d. 1938) — of Ionia, Ionia County, Mich. Democrat. Manager, Michigan Overall Company; vice-president, State Savings Bank; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1917-19; Michigan Democratic state chair, 1919; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1920, 1924. Died April 9, 1938. Interment at Highland Park Cemetery, Ionia, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Clark A. Preston and Sarah Ann (Cunningham) Preston; married to Lida Canwell (died 1927).
  Preston, Thomas See J. Thomas Preston
  Preston, Thomas F. — of Newark, Essex County, N.J. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Thomas R. — of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, Vivian — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Democrat. Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1973. Female. Still living as of 1973.
  Preston, Walter (1819-1867) — of Virginia. Born in Abingdon, Washington County, Va., 1819. Candidate for Virginia state attorney general, 1857; Delegate from Virginia to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Representative from Virginia in the Confederate Congress, 1862-64. Died in Abingdon, Washington County, Va., 1867 (age about 48 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Distant cousin *** of William Ballard Preston (1805-1862).
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Staples family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Preston, William (1729-1783) — Born in County Donegal, Ireland, December 25, 1729. Member of Virginia House of Burgesses, 1765-68, 1769-71. Died while attending a muster of the militia, in Botetourt County, Va., June 28, 1783 (age 53 years, 185 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Preston (1700-1747) and Elizabeth (Patton) Preston (1700-1776); married, January 17, 1761, to Susanna Smith (1740-1823); father of Francis Smith Preston and James Patton Preston; uncle of John Breckinridge; grandfather of William Campbell Preston, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd, John Smith Preston and George Rogers Clark Floyd; granduncle of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge (1800-1871); great-grandfather of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; great-granduncle of John Cabell Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); second great-grandfather of Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; second great-granduncle of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); first cousin twice removed of James Douglas Breckinridge.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Grayson-Breckinridge-Smallwood family of Virginia and Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Preston, William (1816-1887) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born near Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., October 16, 1816. Lawyer; delegate to Whig National Convention from Kentucky, 1839 (speaker); colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1849; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1850, 1868-69; member of Kentucky state senate, 1851-53; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1852-55; defeated, 1854; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1856, 1880 (speaker); U.S. Minister to Spain, 1859-61; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., September 21, 1887 (age 70 years, 340 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Brother of Henrietta Preston (who married Albert Sidney Johnston); nephew of Francis Smith Preston (1765-1836); grandfather of Preston Davie (who married May Preston Davie).
  Political families: Brown-Breckinridge family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Preston, William See T. William Preston
  Preston, William A. — of Rutherford, Bergen County, N.J. Mayor of Rutherford, N.J., 1889-91. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, William A. — of Cornwall, Litchfield County, Conn. Democrat. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Cornwall; defeated, 1906; elected 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, William B. — of Logan, Cache County, Utah. Mayor of Logan, Utah, 1870-82. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, William Ballard (1805-1862) — of Virginia. Born in Montgomery County, Va., November 25, 1805. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1830-32, 1844-45; member of Virginia state senate, 1840-44; U.S. Representative from Virginia 12th District, 1847-49; U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1849-50; delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861; Delegate from Virginia to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Senator from Virginia in the Confederate Congress, 1862; died in office 1862. Died in Montgomery County, Va., November 16, 1862 (age 56 years, 356 days). Interment in private or family graveyard.
  Relatives: Son of James Patton Preston; nephew of Francis Smith Preston; cousin by marriage of Waller Redd Staples (1826-1897); distant cousin *** of Walter Preston.
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Staples family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Preston, William Campbell (1794-1860) — also known as William C. Preston — of Columbia, Richland County, S.C. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 27, 1794. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1828-34; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1833-42; resigned 1842. President of South Carolina College 1845-51. Died in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., May 22, 1860 (age 65 years, 147 days). Interment at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cemetery, Columbia, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Smith Preston and Sarah Buchanan (Campbell) Preston (1778-1846); brother of John Smith Preston and Margaret Buchanan Preston Preston (1818-1852; who married Wade Hampton III); married to Missouri Maria Coalter; nephew of James Patton Preston; uncle of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; grandson of William Preston and William Campbell; grandnephew of Patrick Henry (1736-1799); granduncle of Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; first cousin of James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd and George Rogers Clark Floyd; first cousin once removed of John Breckinridge; second cousin of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, Valentine Wood Southall and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; second cousin once removed of John Cabell Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864) and Stephen Valentine Southall; second cousin twice removed of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); third cousin of James Douglas Breckinridge.
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Preston, William P. — of Mackinac Island, Mackinac County, Mich. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1900; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1907, 1915. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, William S. — of Suffolk County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Suffolk County 2nd District, 1854. Burial location unknown.
  Preston, William S. — U.S. Consul in Verviers, as of 1889; Liège, as of 1889. Burial location unknown.


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