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