ALSTON, SC, 1744-1839

Slaves of 3 different persons named William Alston, Craven County, SC, d. 1744, 1781, 1839

Will of William Allston Sr., Prince George's Parish, Craven County, SC, d.1744
In "The Alstons and Alstons of North and South Carolina" by J.A. Groves, 1901, page 44

unto my loving wife... three slaves
unto my daughter... three slaves, named Clarendon, Hercules, and Hager
unto my daughter... three slaves

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Will of William Alston, All Saints Parish, Waccamaw, Craven Co., SC, d. 1781
In "The Alstons and Alstons of North and South Carolina" by J.A. Groves. 1901, page 34-37

3 negroes named Maryan, Beck and Abraham, and their increase...
one negro wench, Minerva, and her child Cain, and her future increase.
Unto my other 3 children... a young negro to each of them, which shall be chosen either by themselves or by my executors...

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Obituary of Colonel William Alston (d.1839)
In "The Alstons and Alstons of North and South Carolina" by J.A. Groves, 1901, pages 52-54

...It is believed that at the time of his death he was, with perhaps a slight exception, the largest slave holder in South Carolina.

Contributed by: Sue Musette, suemusette@geocities.com


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