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John S. Preston

Born: Apr 20, 1809

Death: May 1, 1881

Birthplace: Abingdon

Nationality: United States

John S. Preston

Date of Birth : Apr 20, 1809
Date of Death : May 1, 1881
Birth Place : Abingdon

John Smith Preston was a wealthy planter, soldier, and attorney who became prominent in South Carolina politics in the 19th century. An ardent secessionist, he was the state's delegate dispatched to help convince the Virginia Secession Convention to join South Carolina in seceding from the antebellum Union in the months prior to the start of the American Civil War.

Also known as

  • John Preston


  • Francis Preston
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