Nathaniel Alston

Male19 January 1775–1852

Brief Life History of Nathaniel

When Nathaniel Alston was born on 19 January 1775, in Orange, North Carolina, British Colonial America, his father, James Alston Jr, was 23 and his mother, Grizel "Gilly" Yancy, was 22. He married Mary Grey Jeffreys in 1799, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Baldwin, Alabama, United States in 1850. He died in 1852, in Marengo, Alabama, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Marengo, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Alston
Mary Grey Jeffreys
Marriage: 1799
William Jeffreys Alston
John Wesley Alston
about 1812–
Mary Martha Grey Alston
James Yancey Alston
Nathaniel Kimbrough Alston
Gilley Comfort Alston
Sarah Amanda Alston
Arabella Atlanta Alston
Leonidas Alston

Sources (5)

  • N Alston in household of Lewis Spinks, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Nathaniel Alston (don't merge) - birth: 19 January 1775; Orange, North Carolina, United States

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  • Marriage
    1799Georgia, United States
  • Children (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

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

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 1

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 25

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    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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