Son of LTC William Alston and Charity Lillington (Alston) Alston.
James removed to Abbeville Co, SC before 1810 and married there in 1820 to Catherine Hamilton; daughter of Maj. Andrew Hamilton and Jane McGill. [SC Marriage Records]
Only one child would be born to this union:
Jane Catherine Alston
He was 79-years of age.
An officer in the first Seminole War, he served his country with zeal, courage and efficiency.
The patriotic citizen. The man of honor and truth. The faithful friend. The tender and devoted husband and father.