{⋆★⋆} MG Preston, William

William Preston

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Born: October 16, 1816

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky

Father: William Preston Sr. 1770 – 1821
(Buried: Preston Cemetery at Smithfield Plantation, Blacksburg, Virginia)​

Mother: Caroline Hancock 1785 – 1847
(Buried: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky)​

Wife: Margaret Wickliffe 1819 – 1898
(Buried: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky)​

Children:

Mary Owen Preston Brown 1841 – 1898​
(Buried: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky)​
Caroline Hancock Preston Thornton 1843 – 1917​
(Buried: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky)​
Robert Wickliffe Preston 1850 – 1914​
(Buried: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky)​
Susan Christie Preston Draper 1853 – 1919​
(Buried: Hopedale Village Cemetery, Hopedale, Massachusetts)​
Jessie Fremont Preston Draper 1855 – 1917​
(Buried: Hopedale Village Cemetery, Hopedale, Massachusetts)​

Education:

Graduated from St. Joseph's College​
1835: Attended Yale College​
1838: Graduated from Harvard University law school​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Louisville, Kentucky​
1847 – 1848: Served in the Mexican War rising to Lt. Colonel​
1849: Delegate to Kentucky State Constitution Convention​
1850: Kentucky State Representative​
1851 – 1853: Kentucky State Senator​
1852 – 1855: United States Congressman from Kentucky
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1858 – 1861: United States Minister to Spain​

Civil War Career:

1862: Volunteer Aide and Colonel to General Albert Sidney Johnston​
1862 – 1865: Brigadier General in the Confederate States Army​
1864: Confederate States Minister to Mexico​
1865: Major General of Confederate States Army​

Occupation after War:

1865 - 1887: Attorney in Louisville, Kentucky​
1868 – 1869: Kentucky State Representative​

Died:
September 21, 1887

Place of Death: Louisville, Kentucky

Age at time of Death: 70 years old

Burial Place: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky
 
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