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Near Murrells Inlet 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
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.
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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 fill.

Bowe & Co.
 
Erected 1816.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1812.
 
Location. 33° 30.633′ N, 79° 6.767′ W. Marker is near Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker can be reached from Brookgreen Gardens near U.S. 17. 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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr, Murrells Inlet SC 29576, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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); Brookgreen Gardens (approx. 1.3 miles away); All Saints Parish (1767) / All Saints, Waccamaw
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.
(approx. 3.4 miles away); Hot and Hot Fish Club (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murrells Inlet.
 
Regarding Joseph & Theodosia Burr Alston. Joseph Alston was born in 1778, Theodosia Burr in 1783, Aaron Alston in 1802. Joseph and Theodosia were maried 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.
 
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 was last revised on December 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 19, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,375 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 19, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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