Solomon Alston, Sr.

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Solomon Alston, Sr.

Death: Died in Warren County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. John Alston, III and Mary Alston
Husband of Sarah Hinton and Ann Nancy Alston
Father of Mary Kimbrough; Sarah Alston; Solomon Alston, Jr.; John Alston; William Alston and 7 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
Managed by: Marion Tisdale
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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

June 4, 1730
Bertie, NC
June 27, 1732
Bertie, NC
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
Edgecombe County, North Carolina, United States
May 25, 1745
Edgecombe Co., NC
September 27, 1747
Chowan County, North Carolina Formed 1670 From Albemarle County