George PRESTON (?-1808)
HOUSE, 6th General Assembly, 1805-07; representing Roane,
Anderson, and Knox Counties; Senate, 7th General Assembly, 1st Sess., Sept. 24 - Dec. 4,
1807; representing counties of Roane, Anderson, Bledsoe, Rhea, and part of Campbell; died
before 2nd Sess. of 7th Assembly and vacancy thus created was filled by William BROWN.
Nothing found to establish date and place of subject's birth, names of his parents or
extent of schooling. Married in Botetourt County, Va., in June, 1787, to Jean LOONEY,
daughter of Joseph and Jean (BROWN) LOONEY; eight children--Joseph, James M., Moses,
Jesse, Jane, Mildred, Polly, and George. Described as early settler and jurist in portion
of Knox County included, 1801, in Roane County. Commissioned capt. in Knox County
regiment, Tennessee Militia, Sept. 29, 1800; commissioned 2nd maj., same for organization
of town of Kingston, to fall within Roane County; named justice of the peace at
organization of Roane County. Died in 1808, at undetermined date before Jan. 20; place of
burial not found.
Sources: Information provided by Mrs. Tom Preston, Memphis; Roane County Court Minutes, 1807-1809, pp. 172, 163; do. 1808-12, pp. 345-48; Records of Roane County Estate Book A., 1802-28, pp. 24, 25, 28, 48; Roane County Marriage Records, 1801-38, pp. 29, 34, 43, 52, 114; Senate Journal, 7th General Assembly, 2nd Sess., pp. 2, 185; Moore, Records of Commission of Officers. . .Tenn. Militia, 24; Goodspeed, History of Roane County, 821, 823; Wells, History of Roane County, 16, 81, 308; Ray, Tennessee Cousins, 459
From: Biographical Directory, Tennessee General Assembly, 1796-1969, Roane County, Tennessee State Library and Archives.