Rank(s): Marine Private
Dates of Service: 11/15/1810 - 5/1/1813
Birth Date: 1783
Death Date: 6/1/1813
Jacob Preston’s was born in 1783 in Pennsylvania.
He had been a soldier before joining the Marines.
On this enlistment, Preston was described as being 5 feet 11 inches tall, with grey eyes, brown hair and a sallow complexion.
Preston entered USS Constitution on November 15, 1810 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His rank was private. Preston was killed on USS Chesapake on June 1, 1813.
Battles and Engagements
Preston was on board for the battle with HMS Guerriere.
Preston was killed in action on June 1, 1813.