Solomon Alston, Sr.

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Solomon Alston, Sr.

Birthplace: Albemare, Chowan County, Province of North Carolina, British Crown Colony
Death: April 18, 1784
Warren County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Maj. John Alston, of Elbya Creek and Mary Alston
Husband of Nancy Ann Hinton; Sarah Hinton and Ann Nancy Alston
Father of John Alston; Mary Kimbrough; Sarah Cheek; Solomon Alston, Jr.; William Alston and 6 others
Brother of Richard John Alston; Joseph John Alston; Philip Guston Alston, Sr.; Mary Guston; William Alston and 6 others

Occupation: Mason, Member of Bute County Safety Committee
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About Solomon Alston, Sr.

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA. DAR Ancestor # A002050


Solomon is the first son of Col. John Alston to appear on record (he conveyed land in Chowan County in 1727). It may be assumed that Solomon was the eldest son. He was born in Albermarle (now Pasquotank) and removed with his parents to Gates County at an early age. His will shows that he was living in Warren County. His will records a tract of land purchased from William Hurst in Warren County, by deed bearing date, September 20, 1754, for 640 acres more or less; another tract of 1200 acres purchased from Joseph Montford, Esq.; also another 67 acres purchased from William Hurst, September 18, 1756 and a tract of 213 acres purchased from his son, Solomon, now deceased, July 13, 1765,with six other tracts left to children already living on, with acreage mentioned. This shows him to be a large land holder and many slaves are mentioned in his will. He desired that his two sons-in-law, Isaac Hunter and Jesse Hunter, have the use of his still in distilling the brandy made by them on their plantations.

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Solomon Alston, Sr.'s Timeline

March 1702
Chowan County, Province of North Carolina, British Crown Colony
June 4, 1730
NC, United States
June 27, 1732
Bertie County, Province of North Carolina
October 24, 1733
Bertie County, NC
April 18, 1735
Bertie, NC
December 25, 1736
Bertie County, Province of North Carolina
March 29, 1738
Edgecombe County, Province of North Carolina
January 19, 1743
Gatesville, Gates County, North Carolina,USA
May 25, 1745
Edgecombe Co., NC