Leonidas Alston

17 January 1823–1881 (Age 57)
Marengo, Alabama, United States

The Life of Leonidas

When Leonidas Alston was born on 17 January 1823, in Marengo, Alabama, United States, his father, Nathaniel Alston, was 47 and his mother, Mary Grey Jeffreys, was 41. He married Celia Ann Seabrook on 27 September 1854, in Marengo, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Western Division, Walker, Alabama, United States in 1860. He died in 1881, in Choctaw, Alabama, United States, at the age of 58.

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Leonidas Alston
Celia Ann Seabrook
Marriage: 27 September 1854
Willie Seabrook Alston
Leonidas Alston
Thomas Holt Alston
Robert Lee Alston
John Alston
Pauline Spinks Alston
Waldemar S Alston
James Kimbro Alston
William Jeffries Alston

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27 September 1854
Marengo, Alabama, United States


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1826 · Tuscaloosa Becomes Capital

Age 3

In 1826, the capital of Alabama moved from Cahaba to Tuscaloosa. 

Age 23

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English:1. from the Middle English personal name Alstan, which is a coalescence of several different Old English personal names: Æðelstān ‘noble stone’, Ælfstān ‘elf stone’, Ealdstān ‘old stone’, or Ealhstān ‘altar stone’. 2. 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 Scandinavian personal name Halfdan, these place names 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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Sources (3)

  • Leonides Alston, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Leonida Alstron, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Leonidas Alston, "United States Census, 1860"

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