William Ashe Alston

16 March 1812–30 May 1842 (Age 30)
Waccamaw Twp, Georgetown, South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of William Ashe

When William Ashe Alston was born on 16 March 1812, in Waccamaw Twp, Georgetown, South Carolina, United States, his father, William Algernon Alston, was 29 and his mother, Mary Allston, was 33. He married Anne Porter on 18 April 1840, in Franklin, St. Mary, Louisiana, United States. He died on 30 May 1842, in Manhattan, New York County, New York, United States, at the age of 30.

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William Ashe Alston
Anne Porter
Marriage: 18 April 1840

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World Events (6)

1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 7
With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal
Age 8
The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
Age 9
A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

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 (5)

  • William A. Allston, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"
  • William Ashe Alston, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William Ashe Alston, "Louisiana Marriages, 1816-1906"

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