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ALSTON (Soundex A423) — See also ALLSTON, ALSTOTT, ALTON, ASTON, ELLSTEIN, ELSTEIN, ELSTON, GALSTON, LANTOS, LATSON, OLSTEIN, RALSTON, SALTON, SLATON, WALSTON.

  ALSTON: See also Charles Alston Cook — Alston Gordon Dayton — Alston Fairservice — Eugene Alston Hawkins — Arthur Peronneau Hayne — Alston Keith II — Alston Keith — John Izard Middleton — Jacob Motte Alston Pringle — Alston D. Watts
  Alston, Augustus A. (1805-1839) — of Georgia. Born in Hancock County, Ga., 1805. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1828-29. Killed in a duel with Gen. Leigh Read, in Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla., 1839 (age about 34 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Brother of Henrietta Alston (who married Augustus Holmes Kenan (1805-1870)) and Philoclea Alston (who married David Shelby Walker); nephew of Willis Alston; uncle of Robert Augustus Alston and Lewis Holmes Kenan.
  Political family: Walker-Alston family of North Carolina.
  Alston, Beverly — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Alston, Christopher C. — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Freedom Now candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 10th District, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Alston, Joseph (1779-1816) — of South Carolina. Born in All Saints Parish, Georgetown District (now Georgetown County), S.C., 1779. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1802-03, 1805-12; Governor of South Carolina, 1812-14. Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., September 19, 1816 (age about 37 years). Interment at Oaks Cemetery, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Mary (Ashe) Alston and William Alston (1756-1839); brother of Charlotte Alston (1784-1817; who married John Lyde Wilson (1784-1849)); married, February 2, 1801, to Theodosia Burr (1783-1813; daughter of Aaron Burr).
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Epitaph: "The life of this Citizen was common one to the State. To its service he devoted himself from his early years.. This great man was also a goode one. He met Death with that fortitude with which his Ancestor did from whom he received his name & this estate & which is to be found only in the good hoping to rejoin those whose loss had left in his heart an 'aching void' that nothing on earth could fill."
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alston, Lela — of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Democrat. Member of Arizona state senate 20th District, 1977-94. Female. Still living as of 1994.
  Alston, Lemuel James (1760-1836) — also known as Lemuel J. Alston — of Greenville, Greenville County, S.C. Born in Granville County (part now in Warren County), N.C., 1760. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1789-90; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 8th District, 1807-11; Clarke County Judge, 1816-21. Died in Clarke County, Ala., 1836 (age about 76 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Alston, Marian — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1996. Female. Still living as of 1996.
  Alston, Melvin — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Alston, P. G., Jr. — of Franklin County, N.C. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Franklin County, 1891-92. Burial location unknown.
  Alston, Philip Henry, Jr. (1911-1988) — also known as Philip H. Alston, Jr. — of Sea Island, Glynn County, Ga. Born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., April 19, 1911. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; chairman of President Jimmy Carter's campaign committee in 1976; U.S. Ambassador to Australia, 1977-81; Nauru, 1979-81. Episcopalian. Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., March 2, 1988 (age 76 years, 318 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Philip Henry Alston and May (Lewis) Alston; married, June 27, 1939, to Elkin Goddard.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Alston, Richard — of Union City, Fulton County, Ga. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Alston, Robert Augustus (1832-1879) — also known as Robert A. Alston — of DeKalb County, Ga. Born in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., 1832. Lawyer; farmer; newspaper publisher; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1878-79; died in office 1879. Methodist. A farmer named Ed Cox, angry over the sale of a prison labor lease which Alston had negotiated, armed himself, announced he would kill Alston, sought him in the Georgia state capitol building, and found him in the State Treasurer's office. Both men drew their pistols. Alston was mortally wounded by a shot to the head, and died later that day, in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., March 11, 1879 (age about 46 years). Cox was also shot and injured, but recovered, was convicted of murder, and sentenced to life imprisonment. Interment at Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, Ga.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Charlotte Magill (1839-1884); nephew of Augustus A. Alston and Thomas Coke Howard; grandnephew of Willis Alston; first cousin of Lewis Holmes Kenan (1833-1871).
  Political family: Walker-Alston family of North Carolina.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alston, Seth — of Lovington, Lea County, N.M. Republican. Banker; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Alston, Thomas H. — of Franklin County, N.C. Member of North Carolina house of commons from Franklin County, 1808. Burial location unknown.
  Alston, Toli — of San Francisco, Calif. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Alston, Wanda R. — of Washington, D.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 2000 (alternate), 2004. Female. Still living as of 2004.
  Alston, William Jeffreys (1800-1876) — of Alabama. Born in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., December 31, 1800. Member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1837; member of Alabama state senate, 1839; U.S. Representative from Alabama 1st District, 1849-51. Died in Magnolia, Marengo County, Ala., June 10, 1876 (age 75 years, 162 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Magnolia, Ala.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Alston, William John (1802-1868) — of Alston, Fairfield District (now Fairfield County), S.C.; Alston, Fairfield County, S.C. Born in Fairfield District (now Fairfield County), S.C., July 21, 1802. Delegate to South Carolina secession convention from Fairfield, 1862. Died in Fairfield County, S.C., July 4, 1868 (age 65 years, 349 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Fairfield County, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of James Alston (1772-1840) and Frances (Kirkland) Alston (1777-1823); married to Marianne Kennan Brown (1811-1849).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alston, Willis (1769-1837) — of Greenville, Pitt County, N.C.; Hyde Park (unknown county), N.C. Born near Littleton, Halifax County, N.C., 1769. Member of North Carolina house of commons, 1790-92, 1820-24; member of North Carolina state senate, 1794-96; U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1799-1815, 1825-31 (at-large 1799-1803, 2nd District 1803-05, at-large 1805-07, 2nd District 1807-09, at-large 1809-11, 2nd District 1811-13, at-large 1813-15, 2nd District 1825-31). Died in Halifax, Halifax County, N.C., April 10, 1837 (age about 67 years). Interment a private or family graveyard, Halifax County, N.C.
  Relatives: Nephew of Nathaniel Macon; uncle of Henrietta Alston (who married Augustus Holmes Kenan (1805-1870)), Philoclea Alston (who married David Shelby Walker) and Augustus A. Alston; granduncle of Robert Augustus Alston and Lewis Holmes Kenan.
  Political family: Walker-Alston family of North Carolina.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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