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Near Pawleys Island in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Joseph & Theodosia Burr Alston

And Their Son Aaron Burr Alston

 
 
Joseph & Theodosia and Aaron Alston Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 19, 2011
1. Joseph & Theodosia and Aaron Alston Gravestone
Inscription. Sacred to the Memory of Joseph & Theodosia Burr Alston and their Son Aaron Burr Alston. This 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 of Sept. 1816 died the Father, when little over 37 years of age, whose remains rest here with his Son’s.

The lot of this Citizen was no common one to the state. To its service he devoted himself from 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 impartial, correct decisions; & every where, he was distinguished for his zealous attachment to republican principles.

In the capacity of Chief Magistrate of the State when both the honour & the responsibility of the trust were heightened by the difficulties and dangers of the war of 1812, he by his indomitable activity & his salutary measures earned new titled to the respect & the 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 the good hoping to rejoin those whose loss had left his heart an aching void, that nothing on earth could
Close Up of Table-Top Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 19, 2011
2. Close Up of Table-Top Grave Marker
This horizontal marker is very difficult to photograph in its entirety because of its size and elevation.
fill.

Bowe & Co.
 
Erected 1816.
 
Location. 33° 30.633′ N, 79° 6.767′ W. Marker is near Pawleys Island, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker can be reached from Brookgreen Gardens near U.S. 17. Click for map. Marker is the Alston Family Cemetery at the Oaks Plantation, which can only be reached by scheduled Oaks Plantation tours from Brookgreen Gardens. There is a fee to enter the gardens and another to board the bus to the plantation ruins and the cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Pawleys Island SC 29585, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joseph Alston (approx. 1.1 miles away); Brookgreen Plantation (approx. 1.1 miles away); Theodosia Burr Alston (approx. 1.1 miles away); Washington Allston (approx. 1.1 miles away); Washington’s Visit (approx. 1.1 miles away); All Saints Parish (1767) / All Saints, Waccamaw (approx. 3.4 miles away); Hot and Hot Fish Club (approx. 3.6 miles away); Prince Frederick's Chapel (approx. 3.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pawleys Island.
 
Regarding Joseph & Theodosia Burr Alston. Joseph Alston was born in 1778, Theodosia Burr in 1783, Aaron Alston in 1802. Joseph and Theodosia were maried
The Alston Family Cemetery at the Oaks Plantation image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 19, 2011
3. The Alston Family Cemetery at the Oaks Plantation
Joseph, Theodosia and Aaron Alston's table-top grave marker is the middle one on the far row. William Alston's marker is in the front row, the third from the right.
in 1801. Joseph Alston (1778-1816) was the 44th Governor of South Carolina from 1812 to 1814.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Sacred to the Memory of William Alston<br>(1756-1839) image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 19, 2011
4. Sacred to the Memory of William Alston
(1756-1839)
“Sacred to the Memory of William Alston, son of Joseph & Charlotte Alston, who departed this life on the 26th of June 1839—in the 83rd year of his age.” William maried Mary Ashe, Joseph's mother, in 1777.
Alston Family Cemetery Gate image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 19, 2011
5. Alston Family Cemetery Gate
Alston Cemetery Grave Locations and Family Tree image. Click for full size.
February 19, 2011
6. Alston Cemetery Grave Locations and Family Tree
Click on the image to zoom to examine this interpretive panel.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,036 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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