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The Slaves of Joseph John Alston I

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The Enslaved of Joseph John Alston I

The following is the distribution of the enslaved named in the Will of Joseph John Alston I. For the complete will, please see: The Will of Joseph John Alston I

To son John William Gideon Alston (1730-1784)

  • Luvey
  • Joseph

To son Philip Alston

  • slaves already in his posession

To daughter Patty Merony

  • slaves already in her posession

To son William Alston (1748-1789), for his use until his children come of age

  • Hanah
  • Hagar
  • Silva
  • Nancy
  • Pris
  • Boatswain
  • Musery
  • Rose
  • Rachel
  • Sam

To son William Alston (1748-1789)

  • Fork Ben
  • Pris, wife of Fork Ben

To son Willis Alston (1750-bef.1819)

  • Simon
  • Pocosan Ben
  • Frank

To grandson Joseph John Alston (abt.1775-1831)

  • Jim, son to Mulato Peg
  • negro girl named Jude daughter of Penny

To son Henry Alston (1753-aft.1830)

  • Hester
  • Peter's daughter
  • Jacob mulatto boy
  • youung Boccoran
  • Dyner
  • Sabina, child of Dyner
  • Davy, child of Dyner

To Daughter Mary (Alston) Farris (1756-abt.1815)

  • slaves already given

To Daughter Euphan Wilson Alston (1761-1810) on loan until her death and then to her children

  • Sall
  • Toby
  • Will
  • Roger
  • Anne
  • Creas, child of Sall
  • Buck, child of Sall
  • Nann, child of Sall
  • Adam, child of Sall
  • Nan, child of Crease
  • Will, child of Crease
  • Charles, child of Cate
  • Edie, child of Cate
  • Jupiter, child of Pegg
  • Abraham, child of old Joe


  • Aspen Hall history.
  • Probate: "North Carolina, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998"
    Halifax County, North Carolina, Wills; Author: North Carolina. County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions (Halifax County); Probate Place: Halifax, North Carolina
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 9061 #2030913 (accessed 2 February 2022)
    Joseph John Alston probate on 15 Jan 1780.

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