Elizabeth Alston

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Alston was born in 1739, in Halifax, North Carolina, British Colonial America, her father, William Alston, was 35 and her mother, Hannah Ann Kimbrough, was 21. She married Thomas Crawford Sr in 1763, in Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 30 March 1819, in Greene, Georgia, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Crawford Sr
1729–1819
Elizabeth Alston
1739–1819
Marriage: 1763
Mary Crawford
1765–1840
William Crawford
1765–1836
John James Crawford
1768–1820
Thomas Crawford Jr
1770–1834
James Peter Crawford
1771–1853
Guizella Yancy Crawford
1772–1843
Hardy Crawford
1773–1819
Elizabeth Crawford
1774–1832
David Crawford
1776–1820
Nancy Crawford
1778–
Sarah Yancey Crawford
1782–1845
Martha Crawford
1784–1876
Anne Crawford
1786–

Sources (4)

  • Hannah (Kimbrough) Alston Yancey mentioned - 1783, Halifax County, North Carolina
  • Hannah (Kimbrough) Alston Yancey purchased land from son-in-law Thomas Crawford - 1767, Halifax County, North Carolina
  • William Alston estate - 1744, Edgecombe County, North Carolina

World Events (6)

1767 · Tryon Palace

Built on August 26, 1767, the Tryon Palace became the capitol building for North Carolina. The building was named after William Tryon a British officer and colonial official.

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:

from the Middle English personal name Alstan, which is a coalescence of several different Old English personal names: Æthelstān ‘noble stone’, Ælfstān ‘elf stone’, Ealdstān ‘old stone’, or Ealhstān ‘temple stone’.

habitational name from any of various places called Alston (in Cumbria, Lancashire, Devon, and Somerset) or Alstone (in Gloucestershire and Staffordshire). With the exception of Alston in Cumbria, which is formed with the Old Norse personal name Halfdan, these placenames all consist of an Old English personal name + Old English tūn ‘settlement’, for example Ælfsige in the case of Alstone in Gloucestershire.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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