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Will of GEORGE WASHINGTON ALSTON-1849
Warren County, North Carolina
Will Book 40, Pages 213

In the name of God amen I GEORGE W. ALSTON of the County of Warren and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory do make ordain and establish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following,
Viz, I wish the whole of my Estate to be kept together and my beloved wife and children to live together as they now do my children to be educated from my Estate by my Executors who shall hereafter name in they way they may think most advisable but wish no separate account kept for each child’s expense. I give unto my beloved wife a child’s share of the whole of my Estate in North Carolina (land money and bonds excepted in taking her share of Negroes. I wish her to have some two or three of her choice at valuation, I also give my wife the whole of my household & kitchen furniture. I hereby nominate and appoint my Brother PHILLIP G. ALSTON my friends JNO. B. WILLIAMS and EDW’D ALSTON Executors and Guardians to all my children and the whole of my Estate I hereby leave under the care & management of the said PHILLIP G. ALSTON JOHN B. WILLIAMS & EDW’D ALSTON my Executors & Guardians to all my children & hereby give them power and authority to sell such Negroes as may prove to be ungovernable as well as to purchase what they may deem necessary for the Estate having entire confidence in my Executors that they will manage my Estate in such a manner as they may think best. When my oldest son PHILLIP G. ALSTON becomes of age or marries, I wish my Executors to value all my hands as it is my Will that my son GEORGE W. ALSTON have them at valuation & that my Executors give that sum to Bonds to my son PHILLIP G. ALSTON to make his part equal with his brother GEORGE W. ALSTON and I wish my Executors at the same time to divide the whole of my Negroes in this State into four equal parts & give my son PHILLIP G. ALSTON one lot of them and the same course to be pursued when my second son WILLIAM H. ALSTON becomes of age or marries as I intend they shall be both equal in Negroes and money. It is my wish however that my Executors buy Lands with the money herein given them should they think it best to do so and when my son GEORGE W. ALSTON becomes of age or marries, my Executors will give him his portion of Negroes being one fourth of the whole of them in the State and my Land on Fishing Creek my wife holding on to the place called Cherry Hill so long as she remains my widow. What Negroes I own in Alabama my Executors can sell whenever they may think proper the proceeds to be equally divided among my children share & share alike & when my youngest son GEORGE W. ALSTON becomes of age or marries & my sons PHILLIP G. ALSTON & WILLIAM H. ALSTON have received Bonds or money to make their parts equal within the Lands herein given to my son GEORGE W. ALSTON then should there be a balance due all my children share & share alike.
Whatever property I am or may be entitled to under the Will of my deceased Mother MARY ALSTON as regards that portion in Alabama I wish it to be equally divided between my children share & share alike It is also my wish that my Executors sell such portions of my stock as can be conveniently spared.
In testimony whereof I GEORGE W. ALSTON have hereunto set my hand & seal to this my last Will & Testament signed sealed & acknowledged as my last Will & Testament this 11th day of October 1849.

GEORGE W. ALSTON {seal}

Attest
A. D. ALSTON
N. F. ALSTON (Jurat)


Warren County November Court 1849
The execution of this will was duly proved in Open Court by the oath of N. F. ALSTON one of the subscribing witnesses thereto & on motion is ordered to be recorded, whereupon PHILLIP G. ALSTON JOHN B. WILLIAMS & EDW’D ALSTON the Executors therein named came into Court & qualified as such in due form of Law.

Test
JNO. W. WHITE, Clk
 


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GEORGE W. ALSTON Inventory of Estate February Court 1850
Inventory
 

An inventory of the personal property of GEORGE W. ALSTON deceased, in Warren County NC which came into the hands of EDW’D. ALSTON & JOHN B. WILLIAMS his Executors on the 14th Feb’y 1850.
Cash on hand One hundred and Three dollars and eighty three cents, seventy four Negroes. At Fishing Creek Plantation, fifty one head of cattle, oxen, included nine work horses & mules & one young making in all ten in number, one hundred and five head of hogs of all kinds, one waggon & one cart, six axes, seven grubbing hoes, six weeding hoes, six hilling hoes, eight daggon plows, ten half shares, six pair of traces, & four pair harness. At Cherry Hill Plantation twenty three head of cattle, oxen included, fifty three head of hogs of all kinds, thirty three head of Sheep Lambs included, one carriage & harness, one cart, six grubbing hoes, two half shares, three daggons, six weeding hoes, & three axes. We have not mentioned the household & kitchen furniture being disposed of in the will. Also the crop of cotton, tobacco, corn &c.

Also consisted of notes on the following names:
Wm. H. BOBBITT - WM. PLUMMER & K. P. ALSTON sureties
JOS. MANN(?)
ALSTON & WHITE
DR. SOLO. WILLIAMS
SAM’L T. ALSTON
PHILIP G. ALSTON
MARY ALSTON
SAM’L A. WILLIAMS
ROBERT P. ALSTON
SAM’L T. ALSTON & THOS. N. ALSTON
J. BUXTON WILLIAMS
ROBERT E. WILLIAMS
PETER ARRINGTON
JOHN C. DAVIS & EDWARD ALSTON
W. H. KEARNEY & J. J. WILLIAMS
WILLIAM EATON & SAM’L A. WILLIAMS
JAS. D. CLANTON & WILLIAM C. CLANTON
W. H. WHITFIELD
H. G. WILLIAMS
HENRY TUCKER
ELIZABETH ALSTON
MR. COLLIER

Signed by Executors
EDW’D ALSTON
J. BUXTON WILLIAMS
 

(George W. Alston (1801-1849), son of Philip G. Alston (1762-1820) & Mary W. Harris)
See List of Slaves at Cherry Hill Plantation

 

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Will of MARY W. HARRIS-ALSTON -1848
Warren County, North Carolina
Will Book 40, Pages 34, 67, 68, 150

In the name of God Amen, I MARY ALSTON of the County of Warren & State of North Carolina being of sound mind & memory do make ordain & establish this to be my last Will and Testament in manner & form following revoking all others by me heretofore made.

Item- I give to my daughter TEMPERANCE W. DAWSON Negro girl CHANEY.

Item- I give to my daughter MARY A. LEWIS Negro girl JANE.

Item- I give to my daughter ELIZABETH ALSTON the following Negroes, to wit: FED, HARRY, NANCY, LILY, BRISTER, EMILY & JESSE also my carriage & carriage horses, three mules, all of my household & kitchen furniture, my ox cart and all of my plantation utensils of every description.

Item- It is my wish that the balance of my Negroes, that is all that I have not given away above in this my will, should be divided in four equal parts one of which, I give to the children of my daughter EVELINE, one other part I give to my daughter CHARITY WORTHAM but in case she should die without issue, the part I giver her I desire after her death to be equally divided between my children TEMPERANCE W. DAWSON, MARY A. LEWIS, ELIZABETH ALSTON, GEORGE W. ALSTON, PHILIP G. ALSTON, the children of my daughter EVELINE ALSTON and Dr. PETER FOSTER, the portion that Dr. PETER FOSTER may get however give to him in trust for the use and benefit of my daughter MARTHA J. WILLIAMS during her life and after her death the part that Dr. PETER FOSTER may get as trustee by the death of CHARITY WORTHAM, I wish my three grand children to have, that is ROBERT WILLIAMS, to have one share, MATILDA FOSTER to have one, and MARGARET WHITFIELD to have the remaining share, but the part that my grand daughter MARGARET may get, I desire & intend that she should only have the use of during her life and at her death that it should go to her children One fourth part of the Negroes alluded to in the commencement of this clause of my will I give to my daughter ANN MARIA, but in case she should die without issue it is my wish that the part given her should be distributed precisely in the same manner, that I have directed the fourth part that I have given to my daughter CHARITY to be divided in the event of her dying without issue, the remaining fourth part of the Negroes I give in Trust to Dr. PETER FOSTER for the use and benefit of my daughter MARTHA J. WILLIAMS during her life and at her death it is my wish that the part given Dr. PETER FOSTER in Trust for her use & benefit should be equally divided between her three children ROBERT WILLIAMS, MATILDA FOSTER & MARGARET WHITFIELD but the part that MARGARET may get in the division I design & intend she should only have the use of during her life & at her death to go to her children.

Item- I am informed that there is a probability of my falling heir to the Estate of my Granddaughter MARY A. TRIPPE who lived in County of Perry and State of Alabama should it turn out that I should get any portion or all of her Estate it is my wish it should be equally divided between my children TEMPERANCE W. DAWSON, MARY A. LEWIS, ELIZABETH ALSTON, CHARITY D. WORTHAM, GEORGE W. ALSTON, PHILIP G. ALSTON, ANN MARIA ALSTON, the children of my daughter EVELINE ALSTON & Dr. PETER FOSTER in trust for the use & benefit of my daughter MARTHA J. WILLIAMS, during her life and at her death it is my wish that the part that Dr. PETER FOSTER may get in the division be equally divided between her children ROBERT WILLIAMS, MATILDA FOSTER, & MARGARET WHITFIELD, but the part MARGARET may get in the division it is my wish that she should only have the use of during her life and at her death it should go to her children.

Item- My crop & stock of all kinds, except the three mules I have given to my daughter ELIZABETH, I wish sold and the money arising from the sale thereof to be applied to the payment of my debts; given under my hand & seal this 15th day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and forty seven.

MARY ALSTON

Test
EDW’D ALSTON
THOS. N. F. ALSTON


Warren County August Court 1848
The execution of this will was duly proved in Open Court the the oaths of EDW’D ALSTON & THOS. N. F. ALSTON the subscribing witnesses thereto & on motion is ordered to be recorded, whereupon Dr. PETER FOSTER on motion was appt. Adm’r thereto with the will annexed.
Test
JNO. W. WHITE, Clk

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Inventory of the Property belonging to MRS. MARY ALSTON that came into the hands of PETER S. FOSTER Administrator
. (includes various notes, household & plantation supplies, and a list of slaves)

53 Slaves (but 54 are named)
  • Nancy
  • Lily
  • Henderson
  • Whitmel
  • Minder
  • Jesse
  • Jane
  • Brister
  • Mariah
  • Nancy
  • Sally
  • Amy
  • Lem
  • John
  • Malissa
  • Anthony
  • Willie
  • Ceily
  • Fed
  • John
  • Martha
  • King
  • Dilcy
  • Ephraim
  • Frank
  • Silvey
  • James
  • Ealy
  • Hasty
  • Pender
  • Isabella
  • Henry
  • Emily
  • Charles
  • Enoch
  • Winny Sr.
  • Winny Jr.
  • Caty
  • Richard
  • Abram
  • Anzella
  • Frank Jr.
  • Fanny
  • Peter
  • Lucy
  • Hardy
  • Edward
  • Warren
  • Adaline
  • Cate
  • Chainy
  • Harry
  • Rodolph
  • Fed
PETER S. FOSTER, Administrator of
MRS. MARY ALSTON

Warren County November Court 1848
This inventory was returned upon oath in Open Court by PETER S. FOSTER The administration which ordered to be recorded.

Test
JNO. W. WHITE, Clk.

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Account of the Sale of Property belonging to the Estate of Mrs. Mary Alston, sold 23rd Nov. 1848, on a credit of six months by the Administration.
Following are a list of names who purchased the property that included livestock & supplies, wheat, corn, fodder, etc.

F. N. Alston
Andrew Con
Green Perry
A. N. Hawkins
Allen Harris
Edward Alston
Robert Williams
Joseph S. Jones
George Alston
N. S. Sims
James A. Debnam
Samuel T. Alston
S. L. Alston
J. B. Williams
William Leonard
James Tucker
T. N. F. Alston
P. G. Alston
Dr. S. Williams
George Stamper
Parker Leonard

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State of North Carolina
Warren County
December 30, 1848

We the undersigned commissioners agreeable to the order annexed, have proceeded to divide the slaves (belonging to the estate of MARY ALSTON, dec’d) among the Heirs as the Will directs They being forty five in number, and valued at $13190 thirteen thousand one hundred and ninety dollars. We find each distributive shair to be $3297.50/100 three thousand two hundred ninety seven and 50/100 They were divided into four lots and drawn as follows – to wit Lot No. 1:
  • Henderson
  • Eley
  • Lucy
  • Fanny
  • Edward
  • Hasty
  • Henry
  • Enock
  • Winny
  • Hardy
  • Cate
  • Silvey

Valued at $3315 three thousand three hundred & fifteen dollars & drawn by ANN MARIA ALSTON & has to pay to lot No. 4 $17.50/100 seventeen dollars fifty cents.

Lot No. 2, to wit:

  • Rhodolph
  • James
  • Izabella
  • Winny
  • Dick
  • Abram
  • Frank
  • Angelina
  • Dilcy
  • Ephraim
  • Franky

Was valued at $3325 and drawn by the children of EVALINE ALSTON and has to pay to lot No. 4 $27.50/100 twenty seven dollars & fifty cents.

Lot No. 3, to wit:

  • Warren
  • Adaline
  • Anthony
  • Maria
  • John
  • Melissa
  • Wily
  • Cealy
  • Fred
  • John
  • Caty

Valued at $3300 three thousand three hundred dollars & drawn by Dr. PETER FOSTER trustee & has to pay to lot No. 4 $2.50/100 two dollars and fifty cents.

Lot No. 4, to wit:

  • Whitmel
  • Peter
  • Minder
  • Nancy
  • Sally Ann
  • Lem
  • Martha
  • King
  • Suzanna
  • Pender
  • Charles

Was valued at $3250 three thousand two hundred and fifty dollars and drawn by CHARITY D. WORTHAM and has to receive from lot No. 1, $17.50/100, from lot No. 2, $27.50/100, from lot No. 3 $2.50/100.

JOHN BURGES
LUCAS LANCASTER
JOHN S. DAVIS
 

(Mary Williams Harris [ca 1764-1848], daughter of James Harris & Temperance Williams; Wife of Philip G. Alston [1762-1820])

 

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Will of PHILIP GUSTON ALSTON, Nov. 1820
Warren County, North Carolina
Will Book 22, Page 518

In the name of God Amen, I PHILIP G. ALSTON of the County of Warren and State of North Carolina, being of Sound mind and memory, do make and declare this to be my last Will & Testament.
Imprimis- I give and bequeath unto my belov’d wife MARY ALSTON, all my household & kitchen furniture, blacksmith tools and plantation utensils, also the following Negros (to wit) CHARLES, PINDELATE, HARTY, ANSILLA, NANCY, FED, MINDER, FRANK, FANNY, MILLISHA, WARREN, HENDERSON, KING, MINNY, NELSON, and HARRY, and their increase to her & her heirs forever. I also lend to my belov’d wife Negroes DEMSEY, & STERLING during her natural life. I also give her my riding carriage, which I intend to purchase hereafter and the two carriage horses, also the rest of my horses males &c also Twenty head of cattle & a yoke of steers her choice of my stock, all my stock of sheep and as many hogs all of my stock as she may choose for the support of herself and such of my children as may then be with her, also as much corn & wheat oats & fodder as may be sufficient to support herself and family for one year after my death. I also lend to my said wife all the land whereon I now live lying on the maple branch and Shocco Creek including the mill &c for and during her natural life.
Item- I give and bequeath unto my son GEORGE ALSTON, all my land lying on the east side of great Fishing Creek, also the following Negroes- (to wit)
JOHN, LUCY, CHARLES, JOHN, SAFFRONY, BEEDY, SALLY, ALLEN & CAROLINE, and their future increase to him and his heirs forever.

Item- I give and bequeath unto my son PHILIP GUSTON ALSTON, after the death of my wife MARY, all my land lying on the Maple Branch and Shocco Creek, also the following Negroes (to wit) ISAM, MARY, REUBEN, POL, NANNY, BETTY, PRISCILLA, EMMALINE, & WASHINGTON and their future increase to him and his heirs forever.

Item- I give to my daughter ELIZABETH ALSTON, one Negro girl, CLARISSY, & her future increase to her and her heirs forever.

Item- I give to my daughter CHARITY ALSTON, one Negro girl CHANY, and her future increase to her and her heirs forever.

Item- I give unto my daughter JAMES MARTHA ALSTON, on Negro girl DEUTERONOMY, and her future increase to her and her heirs forever.

Item- I give unto my two daughters EVELINA ALSTON and ELENOR NORFLEET ALSTON, one Negro girl each to be selected out of my stock by my Executor herein after named & such as in the opinion of my said Executors will best suit the ages of my said two daughters, to them and their heirs forever with their future increase.

Item- I give to my daughter ANN MARIAH ALSTON one Negro woman JANE and child HAYWOOD and their future increase to her and her heirs forever.

Item- I give my two old Negroes BRISTER & JINNY to which ever of my children they may choose to live with.

Item- I give and bequeath to my daughters ELIZABETH ALSTON, CHARITY ALSTON, JAMES MARTHA ALSTON, EVELINA ALSTON, ELENOR NORFLEET ALSTON & ANN MARIAH ALSTON, all the rest and residue of Negroes, and their increase to be equally divided amongst them, to them and their heirs forever.

Item- I give and bequeath to my son GEORGE ALSTON after the death of my wife Negro man-DEMSEY, to him & his heirs forever.

Item- I give to my son PHILIP GUSTON ALSTON, after the death of my wife, Negro man STERLING to him & his heirs forever.

It is my will and desire that all my property of every description not disposed of by this will be sold by my Executors upon such credit as they may think proper and the money arising from such sale after the payment of all my debts to be paid over to my wife to be distributed among my children as she may think proper. I do hereby nominate constitute & appoint JESS A. DAWSON, HENRY DAWSON, JAMES LEWIS, and WILLIAM WILLIAMS (son of JOSEPH JOHN WILLIAMS) my Executors to this my last will & testament, and I do hereby revoke and declare null and void all former will and wills by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Sixth day of November 1819.

PHILIP G. ALSTON

Signed Sealed & published in the presents of
HENRY SOUTHALL
JOHN M. HUNTER

Warren County- November Court 1820

The Execution of this last will & Testament of PHILIP G. ALSTON, was proven in in Open Court by the oaths of HENRY SOUTHALL and JOHN M. HUNTER and on motion it is O.R.
CAS. DRAKE, CWCC

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Estate of Philip G. Alston, 1821
Pursuant to the annexed order we have set off and allotted to JOSEPH WILLIAMS in right of his wife MARTHA JAMES (ALSTON) the following Negroes, viz:
 
  • Jacob
  • Daniel
  • Nicodemus
  • Hubbard
  • Henry
  • America
  • Grace (child of America)
  • Eliza (child of America)
Being that portion of her Father’s Estate to which she is entitled by his last will and testament. The sd. JOSEPH WILLIAMS is to pay the Executors of P. G. ALSTON dec’d eight dollars 66 2/3 cents this 23rd Jan’y 1821.
ALFRED ALSTON
WILLIS ARRINGTON
HENRY SOUTHALL

Agreeable to the Will of PHILLIP G. ALSTON, dec’d, JESSY A. DAWSON & JAS. LEWIS Executors has chosen out of his Estate too Girls which we think most suitable for EVELINER ALSTON and ELENOR ALSTON the girl that is chosen for EVELINER ALSTON is name CHARITY and the one for ELENOR ALSTON is name VILET.
They were taken out 23rd Jan’y 1821.
JAS. LEWIS JR.

Warren County – August Court 1821
This selection of the two Negro girls above named for EVELINER & ELENOR ALSTON daughters of PHILIP G. ALSTON was returned to Court by JAMES LEWIS JR. & on motion it was ordered to be recorded.

CAS. DRAKE, CWCC

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Warren County February Session 1830
The commissioners appointed to divide the Negroes belonging to the Estate of PHILIP G. ALSTON among those entitled made the foregoing report, and being received by the court, on motion it is ordered to be recorded.
Test
C. DRAKE, CWCC
 
Lot No. 1
  • Tom
  • Granville
  • Ruthy
  • Lizy
  • Police
  • Cyer
  • Edmund
  • Sally
  • Cherry
  • Dick

The above Lot valued at $2291

Lot No. 2
  • Sam
  • Marcus
  • Lowery
  • Betsy
  • America
  • Sylvia
  • Minerva
  • Nathan
  • Old Cesar
  • Louisa
  • Brittain

Valued $2291

Lot No. 3
  • David
  • Turner
  • Moses
  • Esther
  • Rody
  • Charlott
  • Eleanor
  • Manerva
  • Penny
  • Ben
  • Rose

Valued at $2239

Lot No. 4
  • Brister
  • Phill
  • Darling
  • Maria
  • Feruby
  • Mary
  • Jinny
  • Brister
  • Mason
  • Liller

Valued at $2259

Lot No. 5

  • Cesar
  • Willis
  • Squire
  • Solomon
  • Milly
  • Tempy
  • Penny
  • Elias
  • Mathew
  • Peggy
  • Jack
  • Peggy

Valued at $2324

In obedience to an order of Court to us directed (issued at Nov. Term 1829) we have divided the Negroes belonging to the Estate of PHILIP G. ALSTON dec’d in the following manner, viz- we have allotted to ELIZABETH ALSTON Lot No. 1 as stated above, Lot No. 2 to ELEANOR ALSTON, Lot No. 3 to CHARITY ALSTON, Lot No. 4 to EVELINE ALSTON, and Lot No. 5 to ANN ALSTON; Lot No. 1 to receive from No. 3, $9.80, Lot No. 2 receives from No. 3, $9.80 cents; Lot No. 4 receives from No. 3 - $18.60 cents and from No. 5 the sum of $23.20 cents.

ALFRED ALSTON
EDWARD ALSTON
JOHN BURGES
(Philip G. Alston 1762-1820, son of Philip Alston & Winifred Whitmel; married to Mary Williams Harris)

 

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Will of PHILIP GUSTON ALSTON-1852
Warren County, North Carolina
Will Book 42, Page 6

In the name of God Amen. I PHILIP G. ALSTON of the County Warren and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner & form following:
Item 1st. I give and bequeath to my nephews PHILIP G. ALSTON a Negro girl named SALLY MACKBRIDGE & her future increase
Item 2nd. I give to my nephew WILLIAM H. ALSTON a Negro girl named ABBY and her future increase.
Item 3. I give to my nephew GEORGE W. ALSTON a Negro girl named RANY and her future increase.
Item 4. I give to my sister ELIZABETH ALSTON a Negro woman named CLARISSA and her future increase together with her three children PETER, LIDDY and HENRY.
Item 5. I give to my sister CHARITY D. WORTHAM a Negro man named STARLING.
Item 6th. I give to EARNEST FOOTE the Bonds I hold against JOSEPH J. WILLIAMS one watch guard & one breast pin.
Item 7th. The balance of my Negroes not above disposed of old ISHAM and LEAH excepted. I wish to be equally divided between my three nephews PHILIP G. ALSTON WILLIAM H. ALSTON and GEORGE W. ALSTON share and share alike together with all my money, Bonds, watch, gun, household and kitchen furniture, plantation utensils, and stock of every kind and what crop I may have on hand at the time of my death, with the growing crops share and share alike. I also give my nephews PHILIP G. ALSTON, WILLIAM H. ALSTON & GEORGE W. ALSTON the right title and interest to which I have in the land and Negroes given me in Alabama under the Will of my deceased Mother MARY ALSTON which property she heired from her granddaughter MARY TRIP.
It is my will that Old ISHAM and LEAH have the liberty of choosing their Master or Mistress.
It is my will that all the Negroes herein given my nephews PHILIP G. ALSTON, WILLIAM H. ALSTON & GEORGE W. ALSTON be kept together and worked on my Lands & the proceeds be equally divided between them share & share alike and when my Nephew PHILIP G. ALSTON becomes of age or marries it is my will that PHILIP G. ALSTON have all my Lands on the north side of Maple Branch; my nephews WILLIAM H. ALSTON & GEORGE W. ALSTON Negroes be kept together and worked on my Lands on the south side of Maple Branch until WM. H. ALSTON becomes of age or marries the proceeds to be equally divided between them share and share alike. Then it is my Will that WILLIAM H. ALSTON have the tract of Land called the Rivers Tract and my nephew GEORGE W. ALSTON have the Tract of Land called the Berry Tract but in either case of my nephews die without lawful issue then it is my Will my other two nephews have the Land & Negroes herein given to the one dying and in case all die except one without lawful issue then it is my will the surviving one have all the Lands and Negroes herein given the other two.
Lastly. I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my friends THOMAS N. F. ALSTON and ARCHIBALD D. ALSTON Executors of this my Last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 28th Jan’y 1850.
P. G. ALSTON {seal}

Attest
N. F. ALSTON
A. ALSTON


Warren County February Court 1852
This paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of PHILIP G. ALSTON was offered in Open Court for probate and duly proved by the oaths of N. F. ALSTON and A. ALSTON the subscribing witnesses thereto and on motion was ordered to be recorded.

Test
JNO. W. WHITE, Clk
 

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: 

Phil

  8

$  800

Monsieur Touton

23

  1400

Nancy

55

    250

Isham

17

  1300

Norfleet

17

  1400

Washington

37

    800

King

14

  1200

Medicus

20

  1400

Sally Ann

16

  1000

Edward

21

  1400

Isaac

34

  1100

Sam

22

  1400

Green

12

    500

Dick

75

    100

Matilda

27

  1000

Eviline

  6

    400

Dick

  3

    350

Henry

  1

    200

Mourning 16   1000
Polidore 60 + 250 }
Betsy 45 -  250 }
Jack 11   1000
Elisabeth 10     900
Venus   8     700
Reuben   6     500
Polidore   3     300
Mariah 50     500
Sarah 12   1200
Lewis   8   1000
Lucinda   9     800
Amarillis   3     350
Marcus 55     700
Jane 14   1200
Pink 16   1200
Peggy 10     800
Mariah little 21     900

Brister

  5

    500

Lydia

  9

    700

Ann

19

  1100

George

  1

    150

Aley

60

    100

Hester

13

  1100

Judy

  9

    800

Mary

17

  1200

Porter

15

  1000

Priscy

39

      50

Milly

30

    800

Tilla

12

    700

Emeline

35

    200

Catherine

18

  1200

Ann

  1

    100

Total Value

 

$38750

One third is

 

$12916.66 2/3

From the above list, the following were allotted to Philip G. Alston, son of George W. Alston & Marina P. Williams:

  • Isham
  • Peggy
  • Mourning
  • Polidore
  • Betsy
  • Jack
  • Elisabeth
  • Venus
  • Ruben
  • Polidore
  • Edward
  • Porter
  • Ann
  • George
  • Mary
  • Milly
  • Tilla
See Cherry Hill Plantation for further Distribution of P.G. Alston's Slaves
(Son of Philip G. Alston (1762-1819) & Mary Williams Harris-Alston)

 

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Will of SAMUEL THOMAS ALSTON-1860
Warren County, North Carolina
Will Book 49, Page 328

Know all men that by these presents that I, SAM'L T. ALSTON SR. of the County of Warren and State of North Carolina this the 22nd day of June A.D. 1860, being of perfect mind and memory for which I feel thankful to Almighty God but knowing the uncertainty of life do think proper to make this my last Will and Testament.
In the first place, I wish my executor to pay all of my just debts out of my estate of such property as he may think best for the interest of the estate.
Secondly- I give to my beloved wife RUINA T. ALSTON all the property I possess of every description real and personal to her and her heirs forever and I hereunto appoint my son ROBERT W. ALSTON Executor to this my will - and I have this the day and date above written put my hand and seal.
SAM'L T. ALSTON

Test
R. E. WILLIAMS
SOLOMON WILLIAMS


Warren County August Court 1860
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of SAMUEL T. ALSTON, decease, is exhibited for probate in Open Court by ROBERT W. ALSTON the executor therein named and the due execution thereof by the said SAMUEL T. ALSTON is proved by the oath and examination of ROBERT E. WILLIAMS and SOLOMON WILLIAMS, the subscribing witnesses thereto. It is therefore considered that the said paper writing is the last will and testament of the said SAMUEL T. ALSTON and the same is ordered to be recorded and filed. And thereupon the said ROBERT W. ALSTON Executor as aforesaid duly qualifies as such, by taking the oath required by Law.

Test
JNO. W. WHITE, Clerk

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November Court 1860
Recorded Page 428

Some of the names of people I'm researching found in the Estate of Samuel T. Alston (1860) owing money, including year/status of possibility of debt being repaid:

Daniel Richardson - 1856/ doubtful
Alfred Richardson -1859/ doubtful
Jerry Richardson - 1855/doubtful
Bryant Rudd - 1853/extremely doubtful
Benjamin Copelin - 1854
Stephen Hedgepeth - 1853/desperate
Nancy Hedgepeth - 1852, 1854,1855/ desperate
Sally Hedgepeth - 1855/desperate
William Harwell - 1853/ desperate
Jack Harwell - 1851/ desperate
Thomas Harwell - 1852,1853/desperate
Nancy Copeland - 1853/desperate
Albert Carr - 1854/doubtful
Maria Eavans - 1855/doubtful
William Eavans - 1853,1860
James Eavans - 1852, 1853/desperate
Stephen Hedgepeth -1853/desperate
George Fogg - 1855/doubtful
Amous Pettyford -1851,1852,1854,1857
Absolom Richardson -1851
Willis Linch - 1851,1852,1853/doubtful
Thomas Linch - 1854/doubtful
Charles Linch - 1852/doubtful
James Linch - 1852,1853/doubtful
James Mills- 1853,1854/doubtful
John Mills - 1852,1853/doubtful
Rubin Pettiford- 1852, 1853
Bryant Rudd- 1852,1854
James Rudd - 1852
Mason Richardson- 1852
Alfred Richardson -1851
Nicholas Richardson -1851
Littleton Richardson- 1852/doubtful
Abner Richardson -1855/doubtful
John Richardson -1852
Absalom Richardson -1852
Joseph Silver- 1855
Susan Silver- 1852,1854
Willis Silver- 1852
Reese Richardson -1855
Jesse Richardson -1853
John Wilkins - 1852
Dorson Wilkins - 1854
Joseph West- 1853/doubtful

A List of all the good chattles &c belonging to SAM'L T. ALSTON at the time of his death and given in by me as Executor of his Estate.

SLAVES of TUSCULUM:
  • Bob
  • Patience
  • Mourning & 4 children
  • Fanny & 4 children
  • Manerva
  • Patsy
  • Mat
  • Kintchen
  • Stephen
  • Jim
  • Aggy
  • Matilda
  • Penny & 3 children
  • Sam
  • Ally & 4 children
  • Henry
  • Gabriel
  • Neoh(?)
  • Washington
  • Harry
  • George
  • Penelopy & 2 children
  • Cary
  • John
  • June
  • Eliza
  • Lucinda & 2 children
  • Guilford
  • Westley
  • Mary
  • Harry
  • Rebecca
  • Leander
  • Charity
  • Medicus
  • Aaron
  • Cornelius
  • Robert
  • Willcox
  • Joe
  • Albinas
  • Chany
  • Esther & 5 children
  • Betsy
  • Cenis
  • Hartwell
  • Amous
  • Amy & 3 children
  • Harrison
  • Sallie
  • Lovett
  • Tom
  • Jerry
  • Emily
  • Sarah
  • Betsy

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State of North Carolina
To the Sheriff of Warren County, Greeting:
You are hereby commanded to Summon JOHN G. YANCEY Admr. of JAMES GREEN*, and CHARLES J. JONES.
If to be found in your County, to be and appear before the Judge of our Superior Court of Law, at the next Court, to be held for Warren County, at the Court House in Warrenton, on the third Monday after the fourth Monday in March next, then and there to answer ROBERT W. ALSTON, Executor of SAMUEL T. ALSTON to use of SAMUEL W. EATON, Guardian of LAFAYETTE B. EATON of a plea that they render unto him the sum of Sixty four & 25/100 dollars, which &c, damages Seventy five Dollars.
Herein fail not and have you then and there this Writ.
Witness: BENJAMIN E. COOK, Clerk of our said Court, at Office, the third Monday after the fourth Monday in September A.D. 1867.

Issued 7th day of March 1868

BENJAMIN E. COOK, Clerk
by WILLIAM A. WHITE, Dept.

R. W. ALSTON, Executor &c to use of SAM'L W. EATON.
                            vs
JOHN G. YANCEY Adm'r of JAMES GREEN, col'd and CHARLES J. JONES

Writ Debt

To Spring Term 1868
Warren Superior Court

To served 9th March 1868
Executed as to C. J. JONES on the 10th March 1868. JNO. G. YANCEY adm'r &c not to be found in Warren County. N. R. JONES, Shff.

Judgment August Term 1869
B. F. MOORE

We acknowledge ourselves bound unto JOHN G. YANCEY Adm'r & CHAS. J. JONES the defendant within named, for the payment of the Costs of the within suit, agreeable to Act of Assembly, in such Case, made and provided. Given under our hands and seals, this 7th day of March A.D.1868.
SAM'L W. EATON
H. W. EATON

State of North Carolina
To the Sheriff of Warren County, greeting:
You are hereby commanded to summon JOHN G. YANCEY, adm'r of JAMES GREEN, and CHARLES J. JONES if to be found in your County, to be and appear before the Judge of our Superior Court of Law, at the next Court, to be held for Warren County, at the Court House in Warrenton, on the 2nd Monday after the 2nd Monday, in February next, then and there to answer ROBERT W. ALSTON, Executor of SAM'L T. ALSTON to use of SAMUEL W. EATON Guardian of LAFAYETTE B. EATON of a plea that they render unto him the sum of Sixty four dollars and 25/100 which &c damages seventy five dollars.
Herein fail not and have you then and there this writ.

Witness:
WILLIAM A. WHITE, Clerk of our Court at Office, the 2nd Monday after the 2nd Monday in August A.D. 1868.

Issued 15 day of December 1868
WILLIAM A WHITE, Clerk
by C. W. SPRUILL, Deputy


R. W. ALSTON Executor &c
To use of SAML. W. EATON
vs
JOHN G. YANCEY Admr.
of JAMES GREEN col. and CHAS J. JONES
Writ Debt Alias
To February Term 1869
Warren Superior Court

Execute as to YANCEY
Service admitted

J. G. YANCEY

To hand 13 January 1869
Service admitted by Deft as will be seen above
N. R. JONES Shff
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*James Green mentioned here was b.abt 1778/d. 1867, former slave of John Christmas Green (son of William Green & Mary Christmas), who freed him abt. 1825. John C. Green, b.1777, moved his family to Dallas Co, Arkansas, abt 1848. James was married to Nancy Evans, and they were the parents of Mary Polly Green (1825-1882), who married William A. Green, son of Thomas & Priscilla Green. Read more here

(Samuel T. Alston [1806-1860] son of Samuel Alston & Elizabeth Faulcon; he was married to Ruina Temporance Williams[1814-1897], dau/of Robert W. Williams & Harty Hodges Davis. Samuel T. Alston was the owner of Tusculum Plantation)

See more about Tusculum Plantation

 

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Will & Estate of WILLIAM ALSTON-1795
Warren County, North Carolina
Will Book 8, Page 90

In the name of God Amen
I WILLIAM ALSTON of Warren County, being of perfect mind and memory blessed be God to this 14th of July Ninety five, make and ordain this my
last will and testament, in manner and form following, Viz.
To My beloved Wife MARTHA ALSTON, I give and bequeath the plantation whereon I now live, together with the plantations which I bought of HENRY ALSTON, and SAMUEL WILLIAMS, during her natural life after with to descend to my Son MEDICUS ALSTON.
I also give to my beloved Wife the following Negroes SARAH, LETTICE, LUCY and BOATSWAIN, exclusive of an equal part in the balance of my Negroes. The remainder of my land, it is my desire, should be equally divided between my sons PHILIP, WILLIAM, WHITMEL, THOMAS and SAMUEL ALSTON.
My Negroes it is my wish should be equally divided between my Wife and children and the children to take their parts as they come of age, or marry.
The stock to be divided equally between my Wife, and Sons. I also empower my beloved Wife to dispose of the House and kitchen furniture as she may think proper between my children.
My land which I bought of THOS CRAWFORD, in Halifax, to return to him, provided the claims which JOHN HAMILTON has against the estate of NATHANIEL KIMBROUGH should be resolved, but if other wise the said land to be divided between my sons, in case CRAWFORD does not provide for the discharge of the said claims.
And I hereby make and appoint my Brothers THOMAS, PHILIP, and SAMUEL ALSTON Executors of this my last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I the said WILLIAM ALSTON have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

WM ALSTON

Test
S ALSTON Jurat
ROBERT McCULLOCH
JOHN DAVIS
THOS. WHIT ALSTON Jurat

 

Warren County August Court 1795
This last will & Testament of WM ALSTON deceased was proved in court by the oaths S ALSTON & THOS WHIT. ALSTON subscribing witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded THOS PHILLIP & SAMUEL ALSTON Executors named in the said will Qualified as such

Test
MDUKE JOHNSON CC

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On August 20, 1803 in Warren County Court
The division of the Estate of WILLIAM ALSTON, dec'd.

Agreeable to an order of the Worshipful Court of Warren, we THOS., PHILIP & SAMUEL ALSTON have proceed to lay of WHITMELL ALSTON's proportionable part of his deceased Father's Estate according to the Will of sd. deceased and have alloted to him the following tract of land lying and being in the county of Warren County and bounded as follows [a description of land containing Fifteen hundred and Twenty one and a half acres is listed].

And also the following slaves:

  • Jack
  • Frank
  • Darky
  • Abby
  • Ephraim
  • Enoch
  • Jordan
  • Cloe
  • Jacob
  • Ned
  • Isaac
  • Peggy
  • Malisse
  • Isaac
[Signed]
THOS. W. ALSTON
PHILIP G. ALSTON
S. ALSTON

February 25, 1806

In compliance with an order of the Worshipfull Court of Warren we THOMAS PHILIP and SAMUEL ALSTON have proceeded to divide the Estate of WILLIAM ALSTON Deceased agreeable to his Will and do lot off and apportion to POLLY H. HAWKINS wife of JOSEPH HAWKINS and one of the Legatees of sd deceased the following Negro slaves, viz:
  • Thomas
  • Watson
  • Toney
  • Silvey
  • Old Bess
  • Clary
  • Phibby
  • Sarah
  • Addeline
  • William
  • Louisa
  • Hanah
  • Edmund
  • Ferry
  • Zadock
  • Delany

Together with One hundred and fifty nine pounds Six shillings & three pence Virginia currency which appears to us to be an equal proportion of every part of sd Estate to which the sd. POLLY H. HAWKINS in entitled. Given under our hands this first day of January in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and six.

THOS W. ALSTON
PHILIP G. ALSTON
SAMUEL ALSTON

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 Division of Slaves of Colonel WILLIAM ALSTON, Returned by commissioners, February Term 1812

State of North Carolina
Warren County

Pursuant to an order of the Worshipfull court of said County directing us to divide the Slaves which are held in common under the Will of Colo. WILLIAM ALSTON Dec'd; Between JOSEPH HAWKINS in right of his wife MARTHA formally MARTHA ALSTON; And MATILDA ALSTON; have divided in the following manner viz:

The following Slaves:

  • Kemp
  • Harry
  • Burrell
  • Redick
  • Abram
  • Calloway
  • Harriott
  • Winney
  • Harry
  • Rachel
  • Silvey
  • Pender
  • Sarah
  • Mariah
  • Olive
  • Morning
  • Crecey
  • Laney
  • Agness
  • Caroline
  • Washington
  • Luke
And to pay to MATILDA ALSTON the sum of Forty five dollars; And to MATILDA ALSTON the following Slaves:
  • Harcules
  • Reubin
  • Sanco
  • George
  • Douglas
  • Milley
  • Matilda
  • Olive
  • Hinton
  • Tabby
  • Lucy
  • Bess
  • Rebeckah
  • Rillis
  • Hester
  • Penny
  • Nancy
  • Tempy
  • Venice
Given under our hands in said County the 28th day of Dec'r 1811.

WILLIS ARRINGTON
R. T. CHEEK
THOS. MAYFIELD

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In obedience to an order of the County Court of Warren we the undersigned have laid of and set apart to WM. K. KEARNEY in right of his wife MARIA the following Slaves as his proportion of that part of the estate of the late Colo. WILLIAM ALSTON Deceased. to wit -

  • Beady
  • Ben
  • Orange
  • Amy
  • Rhoda
  • Kinchen
  • Isabel
  • Sam
  • Abram Senr.
  • Peter
  • Judy
  • Lucy
  • Jerusalem
  • Wisdom
  • Chloe
  • Matilda
  • Charlotte
  • Delilah
  • Isham
  • Old Place
  • Lucy
  • James

We also say that the said WILLIAM K. KEARNEY pay unto MARTHA & MATILDA ALSTON the sum of one hundred and twenty five dollars which sum is over and above his proportion of said Estate
In witness whereof We have hereunto set our hands and seals this 2nd day of January 1811.

JOHN MACLIN
THOMAS MAYFIELD
R. T. CHEEK

Warren County February Court 1811
This alotment of Negroes to WILLIAM KERNEY was returned by the above comm'rs and ordered to be recorded.
Test

MDUKE JOHNSON CC

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This was William Alston [1747-1795], son of Philip Alston & Winnefred Whitmel; his wife was Martha Hardy [1759-1823].William's daughter, Benjamin Hardy James Maria Alston, a.k.a. Mariah Hardy Alston, b. 1793,  married William Kinchen Kearney, b. 1785, on July 16, 1810; their daughter, Valeria Virginia Kearney, b. 1822, married Robert Edgar Williams, b. 1817, on Oct. 20, 1841, who was the owner of Myrtle Lawn Plantation of Warren Co.

See Myrtle Lawn Plantation

See also: Will of Martha Hardy-Alston,1823


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