Elizabeth Alston

Female1739–30 March 1819

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Alston was born in 1739, in Halifax, North Carolina, British Colonial America, her father, William Alston, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth Tinsley, was 25. She married Thomas Crawford Sr in 1763, in Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 30 March 1819, in Greene, Georgia, United States, at the age of 80.

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Thomas Crawford Sr
Elizabeth Alston
Marriage: 1763
John Crawford Sr
William Crawford
Mary Crawford
David Crawford
John James Lester Crawford
Thomas Crawford Jr
James Peter Crawford
Guizella Yancy Crawford
Hardy Crawford
Elizabeth Crawford
David Crawford
Nancy Crawford
Sarah Yancey Crawford
Martha Crawford
Anne Crawford

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  • Elizabeth Crawford (born Alston), 'WikiTree'

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  • Marriage
    1763Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (15)

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    World Events (6)

    1767 · Tryon Palace

    Age 28

    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.


    Age 37

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

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 42

    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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