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General Francis Smith Preston (b. 02 August 1765, d. 26 May 1835)Francis Smith Preston (son of William Preston and Susannah Smith) was born 02 August 1765 in Smithfield, Virginia, and died 26 May 1835 in Columbia, South Carolina.He married Sarah Buchanan Campbell on 10 January 1793, daughter of William Campbell and Elizabeth Henry.
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Gen. Francis Smith Preston (1765-1835)
General Francis Smith Preston b.8-2-1765 at Smithfield d.5-26-1835 in Columbia, South Carolina at the home of his son the Honorable William C. Preston. Francis Smith Preston was the son of Col. William Preston and Susanna Smith. Francis was a lawyer, a member of the State Senate of Virginia and a Brigadier General in the War of 1812. He married Sarah Buchanan Campbell b.4-21-1778 d.7-23-1846, daughter of General William Campbell 1745-1781 and Elizabeth Henry 1749-1825, on Jan. 10, 1793. (William Campbell was a Colonel prior to Kings Mtn, became a General and apparently died possibly as a result of wounds sustained in the battle. He was a hero of the battle.) (Elizabeth Henry was one of nine sisters of Patrick Henry. Four of the other sisters lived to adulthood and had children. They were Jane Henry m. Samuel Garland Meredith, Susannah Henry married Col. Thomas Madison, Ann Henry married Col. George William Christian and Lucy Henry married Col. Valentine Wood.) Francis Preston and Sarah had 15 children: (NOTE: Henry data supplied by Lani McCoy)
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Date born 2: 02 August 1765
More About Francis Smith Preston and Sarah Buchanan Campbell:
Marriage: 10 January 1793
Children of Francis Smith Preston and Sarah Buchanan Campbell are:
- +John Smith Preston, b. 20 April 1809, Abingdon, Virginia, d. 01 May 1881.