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Inez, Warren County, North Carolina
|PLANTATION NAME:||CHERRY HILL|
|ASSOCIATED LINK(s):||Myrtle Lawn, Vine Hill, Buxton Place, Tusculum|
|ORIGINAL OWNER:||George Washington Alston (1801-1849), Marina Priscilla Williams (1810-1897)|
|BUILT:||1858 by John A. Waddell, architect|
|ASSOCIATED SURNAMES:||Alston, Williams|
Plantation was the property of George Washington Alston (1801-1849)who left
the land to his wife's care when he died. His wife, Marina P. Williams-
Alston (1810-1897), whom he had married February 14, 1829 in Warren County,
took over the operation of the plantation and built a new plantation home,
which is still standing today in Warren County. George W. Alston was the son
of Philip Guston Alston (1762-1820) & Mary Williams Harris, married ca.
1784; Philip G. Alston was the son of Philip Alston (ca.1706-1784) &
Winefred Whitmel (1729-1795) married ca. 1745; Philip Alston was the son of
John Alston (1670-1758) & Mary (ca. 1700) who had lived in Chowan Co, NC.
The owners of this plantation were also related to the following plantations along with the surnames of their owners: Myrtle Lawn (WILLIAMS) and Tusculum (ALSTON) in Warren County; Linwood Farms (DAVIS), Rocky Hill (THORN) and Vine Hill (WILLIAMS) in Franklin County.
Slaves named in records from this family:
From 1784 will of Philip Alston to wife, Winefred, following slaves:
From 1820, will of Philip G. Alston to son, George W. Alston, following slaves:
From 1838, will of William Williams to Marina P.(Williams) Alston, following slaves:
George Washington Alston died in 1849; then in 1852, his brother, Philip Guston Alston also died, leaving a portion of his estate to his nieces & nephews. In February 1860, the Court ordered a division of the Slaves from both Estates to be distributed to the children who were now starting to come to legal age.From May 1860, the Estate of George W. Alston, a list of the following slaves, including ages & Values:
*Note: Scrofula was a form of tuberculosis; a disease characterized by the growth of ulcerated tumors on the neck.
Additional slaves belonging to the Estate listed in May 1860, to be divided between his three children:
From these, the following were allotted to son, Philip G. Alston in May 1860:
From May 1860, the Estate of Philip G. Alston (d.1852), list of his Slaves to be divided among the children of his brother, George W. Alston; that is, Philip G. Alston, George W. Alston, & William H. Alston:
From the above list, the following were allotted to Philip G. Alston, son of George W. Alston & Marina P. Williams:
In January 1850, the following slaves from the Estate of George W.Alston's plantation in Wilcox County, Alabama, were sold:
Many of the former slaves of the Warren County, Fork, Shocco & Fishing Creek Township area having the surnames of ALSTON, WILLIAMS, KEARNEY & DAVIS, were from Cherry Hill and Fishing Creek Plantations, both owned by George W. Alston, and its sister plantation, Myrtle Lawn.
The children of George W. Alston and Marina P. Williams were:
Philip Guston Alston (1839-1923)
William Henry Alston (1841-1907)
Geo. W. Alston Jr. (1845-1916)
Lucy Tunstall Alston Williams Papers;
Blackwell Thorne Papers; Wills & Estates of Philip Alston, probated July
1784, Philip G. Alston, probated November 1820, George W. Alston, probated
November 1849, Mary Alston, probated August 1848, and William Williams,
probated May Court 1838, all in Warren County, NC; Alston-Kearney Bible,
Phil G. Alston Bible, William K. Kearney Bible, Dr. R. Edgar Williams Bible,
Solomon W. Williams Bible, Solomon Williams -Temporance Bodie Bible,
Williams - Polk-Davis Bible, all located
Family Bibles ;
National Register of Historic Places Application
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