Alston Family Tombstone

This tombstone in the Allston family cemetery at the Oaks plantation, is for Joseph Alston, his wife, Theodosia and son, Aaron Burr Alston. The inscription reads, "the loss of this Citizen was no common one to the State. To its service he devoted himself from his early years. On the floor for its legislature, he was distinguished for his extensive information and correct decisions: And everywhere, he was distinguished for his zealous attachments to republican principles. In the capacity of Chief Magistrate of the State, when both the honor and the responsibility of the trust were heightened by the difficulties of the War of 1812, he by his indomitable activity and his salutary measures earned new titles to the respect and the Gratitude of his fellow citizens".

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