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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Thomas Crawford Sr
Elizabeth Alston
Marriage: 1763
Mary Crawford
William Crawford
John James 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

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.


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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