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Joseph Alston
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Inscription:
Sacred to the Memory
of
Joseph & Theodosia Burr Alston
and their Son
Aaron Burr Alston
The last died in June 1812, at the age of 10 years
and his remains are interred here.
The disconsolate Mother perished a few
Months after at Sea.
And on the 10th Sept. 1816 died the Father
when but little over 37 years of age whose remains rest here with the Son's.
The life of this Citizen was common one to
the States, To its service he devoted himself from
his early years.
On the floors of its Legislature, he was distinguished for his extensive information &
his transcendent eloquence in the chair of the
House of Representatives, for his impartial
correct decisions & every where he was
distinguished for his zealous attachments to his
republican principles.
In the capacity of Chief Magistrate of the
State when bothe the honour and the responsibility
of the Office were heightened by the
difficulties and dangers of the War of 1812
he by his indomitable activity & his Salutary
measures earned new titles to the respect &
gratitude of his fellow citizens.
This great man was also a good one.
He met Death with that fortitude with which
his Ancestor did from whom he received
his name & this estate & which is to be found only
in the good hoping to rejoin those whose loss had left in his heart and 'aching void,' that
nothing on earth could fill.

Taken from Historic House of South Carolina By Harriette Kershaw Leiding With 100 Illustrations From Drawing By Alfred Hutty, Photographs and Prints, Philadelphia and London, J. B. Lippincott Company 1921
Added by: Sharon F. Corey
6/27/2009
 
 

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