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Francis Preston

Born: Aug 2, 1765

Death: May 26, 1836

Birthplace: Greenfield, Pittsylvania County, Virginia

Nationality: United States

Francis Preston

Date of Birth : Aug 2, 1765
Date of Death : May 26, 1836
Birth Place : Greenfield, Pittsylvania County, Virginia

Francis Preston was an American lawyer and politician from Abingdon, Virginia. He was the son of Col. William Preston of Virginia, served in both houses of the state legislature, and represented Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1793 to 1797. Preston had a house built in Abingdon, now called the Martha Washington Inn. In 1795, while residing at Saltville, he constructed the Preston House. Preston was the father of William Campbell Preston and John S. Preston and the uncle of William Ballard and William Preston.


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