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Alston, William

Male 1748 - 1789  (41 years)


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  • Name Alston, William  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 1748  Chowan County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 7
    Gender Male 
    Birth 1748  Halifax, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 1789  Chatham County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5, 6, 7
    • Age: 40, Age: 41
    Will 2 Aug 1789  Chatham County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18973  Bob Juch's Kin
    Last Modified 7 May 2019 

    Family Yeargain, Sarah Ann,   b. 1752, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1786, Pittsboro, Chatham, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 1769  [5, 8
    Children 
     1. Alston, John Joseph,   b. Abt 1775, Chatham, North Carolina\ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1831, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)  [natural]
     2. Alston, Mary Ann,   b. 9 Jun 1785, Halifax County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1867, Chatham Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     3. Alston, William Chancy,   b. Abt 1777, Halifax Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1789, Chatham, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 12 years)  [natural]
     4. Alston, Samuel Yeargan,   b. Abt 1779, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1789  (Age ~ 9 years)  [natural]
     5. Alston, Oroondates Davis,   b. Abt 1781, Chatham, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1851, Chatham, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)  [natural]
     6. Alston, Nancy Ann,   b. Abt 1783, Chatham Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860  (Age ~ 77 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 7 May 2019 
    Family ID F6277  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1748 - Chowan County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1789 - Chatham County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 2 Aug 1789 - Chatham County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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    William Alston military record
    William Alston military record
    Military and Political Service
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    William Alston
    Military Record
    Military Record
    William Alston military record
    William Alston military record
    William Alston military record
    William Alston military record

  • Notes 
    • Served as Chatham County., North Carolina Clerk of Court from 1773-spring of 1776. Omitted "Reign of the King" in dating Court Minutes 6 month prior to Declaration. In April, 1776, at Halifax, North Carolina, was appointed as Lt. Col. under Col. Jethro Sumner, 1st Reg., Rev. War) have also proven that William Alston, son of Joseph John, was the William (of three possibilities) who served as Lt. Col. Third North Carolina Regiment, Continental Lines under Col. Jethro Sumner, appointed at Halifax. My William Alston was son of Joseph John and Elizabeth (Chancey) Alston of Halifax County , North Carolina. J. J. named him in his will as well as Wm's sons, thus J. J.'s grandsons. So we are talking about the very same and only early Joseph John (son of old Col. John of Chowan, first born, I believe, as named first in father's will, as I recall) but two different wives, mine Elizabeth "Betsy", yours Euphan. No, William Alston was not born in Chatham County as Chatham was not erected until 1771 and Wm died in 1781, testate, in Chatham. He could not have been born in Chatham, even if Chatham were erected much earlier, which it wasn't, as J. J., although he owned quite a bit of land there, never lived in Chatham. My Wm, as per his will, had three living sons, John Joseph, William Chancey and Orendatus Davis, one of whom was already living on his own land in 1781, as well as two young daughters, Ann and Mary Ann, who were left to the "care of Ann Hunt (Macon) Alston wife of my desceased brother John Alston", in will. Full brother to your Willis, and 1/2 brother to my Wm, Joseph John Alston, Jr., was nicknamed "Chatham Jack" Alston. He owned ca 40,000 acres stretching from near Pittsboro all the way to Siler City. He built beautiful homes for his daughters when they married, still standing and occupied though no longer by Alstons. Last Alston in Chatham, given name of Lacy, died in the 50's. J. J., Jr. had very fine cemetery which the Chatham Historical Society is working toward bring it back into it's original glory. My William had lived in and owned land in Halifax (deeds there) until toward the end of the Rev. War when he moved to Chatham. He named above 1/2 brother Joseph John, Jr. as an executor of his will, as well as his nephew Willis (Congress Willis), son of his brother Capt. John. William Alston's wf., Ann Yeargain, already desceased, had d. between her father's late 1785 death and her husband's 1781 death (as well as her son Samuel Yeargain Alston) had received her father's (Samuel Yeargain) plantation on Little Stone House Creek on south side of the Roanoke, slaves and all, to the care of Ann Hunt (Macon) Alston with income from it to feed, clothe and educate his two little daughters, Ann and Mary Ann. Yeargain's "home plantation", where the first Methodist chapel in America was located on opposite side of the river (north side) went to his baby daughter Sarah Yancey Yeargain. Another 1/2 brother to your Col. Willis but full brother to my Lt. Col. William was Col. Philip Alston of The House in the Horseshoe (now state park) where skirmish bet. Alston and notorious Tory Col. Davis Fanning is reenacted every Aug. This land was in Chatham but now in Moore County which was erected from Chatham. Bebe and John Fox , Winston-Salem

  • Sources 
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