Elizabeth Alston

Female1710–

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Alston was born in 1710, in Pasquotank, North Carolina, British Colonial America, her father, Daniel Jackson, was 37 and her mother, Ann Davis, was 31. She married Benjamin Symons in 1731, in Pasquotank, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Symons
1708–1748
Elizabeth Alston
1710–
Marriage: 1731
Abraham Symons
1732–1789
Mary Symons
1739–
Hannah Symons
1741–
Ann Symons
1734–1765

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    Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1731Pasquotank, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (15)

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    World Events (5)

    1711 · The Tuscarora War

    Age 1

    The British, Dutch, and German settlers fought with the Tuscarora Native Americans, from September 22, 1711- February 11, 1715, in North Carolina.

    1718

    Age 8

    North Carolina is the location of Cape Hatteras, sometimes called the Graveyard of the Atlantic- many shipwrecks have occurred nearby.

    1767 · Tryon Palace

    Age 57

    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.

    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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