Governor Joseph Alston

Governor Joseph Alston

Male 1779 - 1816  (37 years)    Has 2 ancestors and one descendant in this family tree.

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  • Name Joseph Alston 
    Prefix Governor 
    Born 1778-1779  South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Sep 1816  Charleston, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Alston tombs, Brookfield Gardens Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I363197  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2002 

    Father William Alston,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mary Ashe,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F143853  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Theodosia Bartow Burr,   d. Dec 1812-Jan 1813 
    Married 2 Feb 1801  Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. NN Alston,   b. 1802,   d. 1812  (Age 10 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2002 
    Family ID F143852  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He studied law in the office of Edward Rutledge and was admitted to the bar, but shortly thereafter he abandoned the legal profession for a career in politics. In 1802 he entered the lower house of the State Legislature and served as its Speaker from 1805 to 1809. Three years later he ran for Governor and, after a bitterly contested campaign, was elected to that office. His administration was marked for its support of measures to prosecute the War of 1812 then in progress. His politcal career, naturally, was influenced by that of his celebrated father-in-law.


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