m. 17 Jan 1761
m. 23 Jun 1801
Facts and Events
James Patton Preston (June 21, 1774 – May 4, 1843) was a U.S. political figure. He served as the 20th Governor of Virginia between 1816 and 1819. He was the brother-in-law of John Floyd and uncle of James McDowell and John Buchanan Floyd.
Preston County, West Virginia was formed in 1818 and named in Governor Preston's honor.