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 Sarah Hinton and Ann Nancy Alston
Father of Mary Kimbrough; Sarah Cheek; Solomon Alston, Jr.; John Alston; 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

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Solomon Alston, Sr.'s Timeline

March 1702
Chowan County, Province of North Carolina, British Crown Colony
June 4, 1730
Age 28
Bertie, NC
June 27, 1732
Age 30
Bertie County, Province of North Carolina
October 24, 1733
Age 31
Bertie County, NC
April 18, 1735
Age 33
Bertie, NC
December 25, 1736
Age 34
Bertie County, Province of North Carolina
March 29, 1738
Age 36
Edgecombe County, Province of North Carolina
January 19, 1743
Age 40
Gatesville, Gates County, North Carolina,USA
May 25, 1745
Age 43
Edgecombe Co., NC