James Alston & Elizabeth

lThe Alstons of Powellsville

James Alston ca 1802 – aft 1850 | his parents
& Elizabeth ca 1818 – | her parents
of Southern Hertford Co NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


In 1850 the James Alston family is living next to W D Pruden [near Harrellsville NC I think.]

Children of James Alston and wife Elizabeth:
1. Mary Margaret Alston ca 1832 – ca 1885
married ca 1856 William L [Billie] Mitchell 1832 – aft 1910
he married 2nd ca 1886 Sarah Eliza Rayner 3 Oct 1845 – 26 May 1915
2. James A Alston, Esq ca 1840 – of Austin in 1895
married Bertie Co 8 Aug 1860 Sarah White
a. Joseph J Alston 13 May 1861 – 29 June 1936 Powellsville
retail merchant of groceries
married ca 1896 Mary E Morris 20 May 1876 – 29 May 1903
i. Joseph Leon Alston 18 April 1899 – 1 Feb 1927
ii. Mary M Alston ca 1897 –
married 2nd ca 1905 Fannie E ca 1860 – bef 1920
married 3rd ca 1920 Rosa Mae Hollomon 29 May 1886 – 19 May 1953
married Bertie Co 27 April 1865 Ann E Burden ca 1851 –
In 1880 living in Bertie Co – Colerain Twsp.
a. John C Alston 1866 –
[lived on the county line back of Luther Brown]
married ca 1885 Annie J – June 1868 – 27 Aug 1932

i. Issia Alston Nov 1887 –
ii. Lila E Alston Nov 1891 –
iii. John C [Clarence] Alston – Mar 1898 – bef 1930
married Claudie ca 1894 –
1. John W Alston ca 1919 –
2. Nellie V Alston ca 1923 -l
iv. Clyde Alston ca 1903 NC –
married Doris ca 1906 VA –
1. Leon Alston ca 1928 –
2. Joseph Alston ca 1933 –
b. William Charles Alston 1867 – 15 Nov 1895 Windsor NC
at the time of his death – Manager of the County Farm – he was buried in the Baptist Church Yard, Windsor NC – for the previous three years he had been a soldier at Fortress Monroe. info from his obits in local papers.
c. Mary J [Mollie] Alston 1868 –
d. Annie Dora Alston 1870 –
e. James Alston 1872 –
f. Bettie Alston 1874 –
g. Jane Alston 1876 –
h. Tom Alston 1877 –
3. Kiddy Alston ca 1841 –
4. Catherine Alston ca 1844 –
5. Eliza Alston ca 1845 –

USCensus 1850 Hertford Co SoDist
124 James Alston 48 m cooper 500 NC
Elizabeth ” 31 f
Margaret ” 18 f
James ” 10 m
Kiddy ” 9 f
Catherine ” 6 f
Eliza ” 5 f

94 Milly Alston 54 f 180 NC
William Alston 17 m
Christian Piland 38 f
Elizabeth Piland 12 f
Samuel Piland 8 f

1860 Hertford Co US Census
767 Jane Alston 44 f farmer 780 340 Bertie Co
Farm Schedule – Jane Alston has 50 ac improved 80 unimproved val $780
$25 worth of farm equip. 1 horse 40 swine $160 val 160 bushels of Indian Corn
712 J W Trevathan 38 m carpenter 300 175 Gates Co
P A 39 f Hertford Co

1870 Hertford Co
133 Millie Alston 75 f W none NC [living in home of Jno W Trevathane 47 & wife Pleasant A. 51]
7-148 Jane Alston 50 f W NC [living with Elisha Belch 27 and wife Aramitta 19 and children]

1800 Census Hertford Co p696
Ann 1m <10 1f 1f <10 1f 10/16 1f 26/45 1 slave

1820 Chowan Co
Elizabeth 2 1 1 1 0 0 f – 1 – 1 – 8 sl

USCensus 1830 Hertford Co SoDist
Abner Alston 1m 20/30, 1m 30/40, 1f <5, 2f 15/20, 1f 20/30, 1f 50/60

1840 Hertford
James 1<5 1 20/30 1 30/40 1f <5, 3 5/10, 1 10/15 1 20/30, 2 30/40 1 70/80
Abner 1 40/50 1f 5/10, 1f 40/50

May Ct 1830 James Alston is security with Wm Hays for James Scull as inspector “from Pitch Landing to Sharp Mill”
Aug Ct 1831 James Alston drawn as Juror for the County Court
May Ct 1832 James Alston drawn as Juror for the County Court; excused for May service, name drawn again for Aug Ct
Aug Ct 1833 James`Alston serving on Jury
Feb Ct 1838 – Abner Alston and James Alston are serving on Grand Jury
Feb Ct 1843 Abner Alston on Grand Jury again
James Alston security with John B Taylor for Simeon Taylor to be Guardian to Joseph Nowell, Celia Nowell and Jacob Nowell, orphans of Isaac Nowell.
May Ct 1843 James Alston remain as Petit Juror
James Alston drawn for Jury Duty Nov Term.
Aug 1845 Abner Alston drawn as Grand Juror
Aug 1846 James Alston drawn as Juror – he served
Nov 1846 James Alston appointed on commission to lay off Provisions for Sally A Fairless out of the estate of Simeon Fairless along with Lemuel Valentine, Jacob Sharp, Starkey Sharp & William J Winborn.
May 1847 James Alston drawn as Juror – excused
Aug 1847 Abner Alston drawn as Juror- Aug Ct “Simeon Fairless and Abner Alston” – dead.
May 1848 – the estate of Abner Alston relieved from payment of a double Tax. [Land & free poll]
Nov 1848 James Alston drawn as Juror – James Alston is Grand Juror
Spring Term 1850 – James Alston drawn as Juror for Superior Court

 

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