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William Hinton Alston
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Birth: 1779
Wake County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 25, 1874
Muscogee County
Georgia, USA

Married Elizabeth Rucker on January 25, 1820 in Elbert County, Georgia

Husband and Wife Buried in One Grave

On Sunday night Mrs. Elizabeth Alston died, aged sixty-six years. Twelve hours after Mr. William Alston, her husband, breathed his last, and their souls were reunited in the spirit world. Even death could not separate those who had lived together so long on earth.

Mr. Alston was aged seventy-eight years. He came to Columbus from Elbert county, within whose boundaries he married Miss Rucker, in 1828. His brother (Mr. Phil Alston) was one of the Commissioners who laid out the town of Columbus. So the pair who now so sweetly rest have resided in Columbus forty-six years.

Mr. Alston had resided here longer than any one in Columbus. For many years he filled the post of Wharfinger, and for one or more terms was Marshal of the place. He was an upright, unobtrusive man, who quietly pursued the even tenor of his way, respected and esteemed for his many sterling qualities.

Children and grand-children have grown around the aged pair. The double funeral services took place last afternoon from the late residence of the deceased, Re. Dr. A Wright, of St. Paul's Church, officiating. Husband and wife were laid side by side, one arch covering both.
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  William Alston (1736 - 1810)
  Elizabeth Rucker Alston (1794 - 1874)
  Elizabeth Thompson Alston Dubose (1824 - 1886)*
  Anne Amanda Alston Ott (1827 - 1913)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Burial May 26, 1874
Linwood Cemetery
Muscogee County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Sec A Lot 22
Created by: Julane
Record added: Mar 12, 2012
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William Hinton Alston
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William Hinton Alston
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