Catherine was the daughter of Maj. Andrew Calhoun Hamilton and Jane McGill.
She married Maj. James Alston in 1820, Abbeville Co, SC.
One child would be born to this union:
Jane Catherine Alston
After the death of James, she would remove to Richmond City, Henrico County, Virginia where her daughter, Jane & husband, Col. Henry Coulter Cabell were living.
At her death, she was returned to Abbeville County, SC and was interred along side her husband in Upper Long Cane Cemetery.
Catherine was 90-years of age.
Wife of Major James Alston and daughter of Major Andrew and Jane Hamilton. She was high-born, high-bred, accomplished and refined with a majestic presence and polished manners - a fine type of the old school of Carolina ladies.