William Preston (1729-1783)

Artist: Unknown
Date: ?

Charles X. Harris painted a copy of a unlocated original portrait in the 1930s. It is thought that the original artist was Charles Willson Peale. William Preston emigrated as a boy from Ireland with his family. He married Susanna Smith in 1761. They built and settled at Smithfield plantation in 1774.

Family: Preston
Decade: 1760s1770s
Attributes: man
Credits: Historic Smithfield Plantation.