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Willis Alston

  • Birth 1769 Littleton, Halifax County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 10 Apr 1837 Halifax, Halifax County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Littleton, Halifax County, North Carolina, USA
  • Plot private burying ground
  • Memorial ID 24186995

US Congressman. He was a member of the North Carolina State House of Commons, 1790 to 1792 and served in the State Senate, 1794 to 1796. In 1799, he was elected as a Republican to the Sixth Congress and to the seven succeeding Congresses, serving until 1815. He was elected as a Republican to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses and reelected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress, serving 1825 to 1831. Not a candidate for reelection, he engaged in agricultural pursuits on his plantation "Butterwood" until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 26 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24186995
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Willis Alston (1769–10 Apr 1837), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24186995, citing Butterwood Plantation, Littleton, Halifax County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .