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Posted by: Larry McClain (ID *****7188) Date: September 16, 2009 at 18:13:46
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Searching for the ancestry of Peter B. Alston. Peter was born, per 1850 Federal Census in 1796 in SC. He moved to Halifax, NC, more than likely when he married Martha King - marriage bond dated July 14, 1819. Three sons were born in Halifax, Co.

Peter B. Alston, his wife, Martha King Alston, his sons, George W. Alston, another unknown son, and James Alston, all left Halifax, NC in about 1827 moving to Milledgeville, Baldwin Co. GA. They lived there for about ten years, where daughters, Dalace, Sarah Emily and Missouri were born. In the late 1840's the family moved to Lumpkin, Stewart Co. GA, living there for about 5-10 years. Their last son, Cicero Franklin Alston was born there. Before 1850 they are in Chambers Co. AL.

In the Union Recorder newspaper, Milledgeville, Baldwin Co., GA, Peter B. Alston's name was mentioned three times in the "List of Letters". This list mentioned any letter by name as they were addressed, remaining in the Post Office there for any particular individual.

For June 1833 there was a letter for "Peter B. Alston". For June 1836 there was a letter for "Peter Alston"; and October 1836, for "Peter Allston". Notice the two "L" spelling, as there were no Alston's in Baldwin Co. with this spelling, and Peter B. Alston was the only "Peter Alston" in the county with that name. This letter with the two "L" spelling, I conclude was addressed to my Peter B.

I am curious about the "Bacot" line of Allstons, and my Peter B. Alston's possible connection. In doing more research I have found in the "Prince Fredericks Parish of Winyaw", in SC, no mention of a Joseph Belin Allston, as a son of Peter Allston, Jr. and Mary Bacot. There are four children mentioned - Peter Allston, (b. 1770); Samuel Allston, (b. 1772); Sarah Jane Allston, (b. 1779); John Hayes Allston, (b. 1786).

Groves in his book "Allstons/Alstons,... etc." Has Joseph Allston, marrying a ? Belin, with sons, Samuel, (b. 1790)and Peter, (b. 1791). I believe Groves was incorrect here, as there is no record that I can find of ANY Joseph Allston, son of Peter, Jr. and Mary. In my opinion, the Samuel and Peter mentioned by Groves as sons of a Joseph Allston, is actually the two oldest sons of Peter, Jr. and Mary.

There is record of the decendants of the youngest child, John Hayes Allston, but so far I have not been able to find anything on Peter or Samuel, the two oldest sons.

Any information of the decendants of these two sons would be greatly appreciated. Quite possibly my Peter B. is somehow connected here, and is another Peter Bacot Allston, who changed the spelling when he moved to Halifax, NC back to the one "L" spelling, as this was prevalent there.

And also there are with Peter B. Alston's family very similar naming patterns with those in the "Bacot" Allston lineage. Please help if you can.

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