Person:William Preston (76)

SC Sen. William Campbell Preston, Esq.
m. 10 Jan 1793
  1. Isaac Trimble Preston1793 - 1852
  2. SC Sen. William Campbell Preston, Esq.1794 - 1860
  3. Eliza Henry Preston1796 - 1877
  4. Francis Smith Preston1798 - 1801
  5. Susan Smith Preston1800 - 1847
  6. Ann Sophonisba Preston1803 - 1844
  7. John Smith Preston1809 - 1881
  8. Margaret Buchanan Frances Preston1818 - 1852
Facts and Events
Name SC Sen. William Campbell Preston, Esq.
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][3] 27 Dec 1794 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Death[1][2] 22 May 1860 Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States
Reference Number? Q1589403?
Burial[2] Trinity Episcopal Churchyard, Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States

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William Campbell Preston (December 27, 1794May 22, 1860) was a senator from the United States and a member of the Nullifier, and later Whig Parties. He was also the cousin of William Ballard Preston, William Preston and Angelica Singleton Van Buren.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 William C. Preston, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 PRESTON, William Campbell, (1794 - 1860), in Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

    PRESTON, William Campbell, (son of Francis Preston; uncle of William Campbell Preston Breckinridge), a Senator from South Carolina; born in Philadelphia, Pa., on December 27, 1794; studied under private tutors; attended Washington College (later Washington and Lee University), Lexington, Va., and graduated from South Carolina College (later the University of South Carolina) at Columbia in 1812; traveled and studied in Europe for several years; studied law at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland; returned to the United States in 1819; admitted to the bar in Virginia in 1820 and practiced; moved to Columbia, S.C., in 1822; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1828 to the Twenty-second Congress; member, State house of representatives 1828-1834; elected in 1833 as a Nullifier to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Stephen D. Miller; reelected as a Whig in 1837 and served from November 26, 1833, until his resignation on November 29, 1842; chairman, Committee on the Library (Twenty-seventh Congress), Committee on Military Affairs (Twenty-seventh Congress); resumed the practice of law in Columbia, S.C.; president of South Carolina College 1845-1851, when he resigned due to ill health; died in Columbia, S.C., on May 22, 1860; interment in the Trinity Episcopal Churchyard, Columbia, S.C.

    American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography; Lander, Ernest M., Jr. “The Calhoun-Preston Feud, 1836-1842.” South Carolina Historical Magazine 59 (January 1958): 24-37; Preston, William C. Reminiscences of William C. Preston. Edited by Minnie Yarborough. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1933.

  3. Dorman, John Frederick. The Prestons of Smithfield and Greenfield in Virginia: descendants of John and Elizabeth (Patton) Preston through five generatons. (Louisville, Kentucky: Filson Club, c1982).

    118. i. William Campbell PRESTON, born December 27, 1794 in Philadelphia, PA; married Maria Eliza Coalter; married Louisa Penelope Davis. ...