Person:John Preston (83)

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m. 28 Apr 1830
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Name John Smith Preston
Gender Male
Birth[1] 20 Apr 1809 Abingdon, Washington, Virginia, United States
Marriage 28 Apr 1830 to Caroline Hampton
Death[1] 1 May 1881 Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States
Burial[2] Trinity Cathedral Cemetery, Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States


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John Smith Preston (April 20, 1809 – May 1, 1881) 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.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 John S. Preston, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. John Preston, in Find A Grave.