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Col Robert A. Alston
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Birth: Dec. 31, 1832
Macon
Bibb County
Georgia, USA
Death: Mar. 11, 1879
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA

Alston was a member of the Georgia State House of Representatives. On March 11, 1879, Ed Cox entered the Georgia State Capital building, intent on killing Col. Alston over a business disagreement. Knowing his life was in danger, Alson was given a pistol by a friend for protection. When Cox drew his weapon, they both began firing at each other. Alston was mortally wounded.

Ref: Georgia Division - United Daughters of the Confederacy, Roster of
Confederate Graves, Volume IX - Third Supplemental Volume, Georgia & Other States - (2004), Dekalb County, Georgia - Decatur Cemetery

Robert Augusta Alston, Col - [3] 2nd KY Cavalry (Col. Morgan's) 1832-
11 Mar 1879 - Page 9-49

[3] Surgeon. Death date also reported as 07 May 1879. Wife: Mary Charlotte Magill. - Page 9-52
 
 
Burial:
Decatur Cemetery
Decatur
DeKalb County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Evening Blues
Record added: Oct 12, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7979183
Col Robert A. Alston
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