Col. William Preston
b.26 DEC 1729 Newton Limavaddy, Londonderry County, Northern Ireland
d.28 JUN 1783 Smithfield, Montgomery, Virginia, United States
m. 17 JUL 1761
Facts and Events
Col. William Preston was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
William Preston's land (Beverley Manor NE, 334 acres, 1749 & 365 acres, 1749 (shown as 320 acres on Hildebrand Map)) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
Information on William Preston
iii. WILLIAM PRESTON, b. December 26, 1729, Newton-Limavady, Derry (now Londonderry), Ireland; d. June 28, 1783, Smithfield "Montgomery Co., " Virginia.
Notes for WILLIAM PRESTON: SMITHS OF VIRGINIA, GEORGIA AND ALABAMA 4479 total entries, last updated Sun Jun 17 22:52:27 2001 All questions, comments or suggestions regarding information on this page should be addressed to: Walter Kenneth Smith <KenCade@@net-3.net> ID: I2534 Name: William PRESTON , Colonel Sex: M Name: William PRESTON Name: William PRESTON , Colonel Birth: 25 DEC 1729 in Of Hanover County, VA Birth: 25 DEC 1729 in Londonderry, Ireland Death: 1783 Death: 28 JUN 1783 in Smithfield, Montgomery Co., VA Burial: Smithfield , Blacksburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia Note: Was a member of the House of Burgesses and died from wounds received at the battle of Guilford Courthouse in the Rev. War. He was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, and died from a wound received at Guilford Courthouse.
Father: John PRESTON b: in County Derry, Ireland Mother: Elizabeth PATTON b: in County Donegal, Ireland
Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown Children Gen. Francis PRESTON Thomas Lewis PRESTON
Marriage 2 Susannah SMITH b: 4 FEB 1739 in Spotsylvania Co., VA Married: 17 JUL 1761 in Hanover County, VA Children Elizabeth PRESTON John PRESTON b: 2 MAY 1764 in Smithfield , Blacksburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia William PRESTON b: 26 MAR 1765 Francis Smith PRESTON , Gen. b: 2 AUG 1765 in "Greenfield," Botetourt Co., VA Sarah PRESTON b: 3 MAY 1767 Anne PRESTON b: ABT. 1769 Mary PRESTON b: ABT. 1772 Susannah PRESTON b: 7 OCT 1772 James Patton PRESTON , Gov. b: 21 JUN 1774 Letitia PRESTON b: 29 SEP 1779 Thomas Lewis PRESTON b: 19 AUG 1781 Peggy PRESTON b: ABT. 1783 Francis PRESTON , General
AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3, PP 30 - 49 Page 84.--18th November, 1754. William Preston, Assistant Surveyor, enters 400 acres below the survey made on the Forks of John's Creek; 200 acres above the uppermost survey on South Fork of John's Creek; 200 acres above the survey made on the North Fork of said creek; two 400-acre tracts between Bradshaw's survey and Adam Looney's land; 200 acres called the sugar land; 200 acres called the Mill place joining Jacob Patton's old place; 200 acres at a spring below Henry Holston's joining Frederick Hartsough's land; two 400-acre surveys between the Spreading Spring Draft and George Burdwell's; 400 acres at the Poplar Spring joining Dayley's land; 200 acres on the west end of Dayley's; 200 acres between John McGowin's and Nathaniel Evans' land; two 400-acre tracts below the Laurel Gap on Pott's Creek; 400 acres on the next large bottom above said Gap; 400 acres on Purgatory Creek on north side of James River; 200 acres on east side of the Long Bottom; 400 acres between William Hutchinson's and James Moore's on the Path; 400 acres between Priscilla Reese's and James McAfee's land; 200 acres at head spring of little Catabo.--James Patton.
More About WILLIAM PRESTON: Burial: 1783, Smithfield, Blackburg, "Montgomery Co., " Virginia
KG-9 Smithfield, Montgomery, Virginia "One mile west is "Smithfield", old home of Col. Wm. Preston, who materially guided the destiny of the Virginia frontier from the French and Indian War through the Revolution. On this estate two Virginia Governors were born: James P. Preston, 1816-19; John B. Floyd, 1848-52, the latter was the son of another Virginia Governor, John Floyd, 1830-34, who while in office advocated before the Legislature abolition of slavery in Virginia."