I have lots of information on the family of Augustus Holmes Alston of Eufaula & Clayton, Ala. He was a cousin of my great grandfather, James Merriman Alston, son ofRebecca Jane Norwood & James Asbury Alston. He, his Mother& his brothers also lived in the surrounding areas.
James Merriman (Tobe) Alston & Mary Eugenia Turman
Joseph Alexander Alston & Ida Smith
John Manson Alston & Willie Briggs
William Augustus Alston & Lula Plowder (2nd wife)
Reference: The Alstons and Allstons of North and South Carolina by Joseph A, Groves, 1901.
Augustus H. Alston, of Barbour Co., AL, brother to Col. Robert. A. Alston, (b. 11 Dec., 1832), Handwritten note in A. & A book says that Robert. was killed in Atlanta, GA, March 11, 1879 by Cox.???
Note: Augustus and Robert (p. 134) are sons of Willis W. Alston (p.133), son of Robert West Alston (p. 132), son of Captain John Alston (p. 116), son of Joseph John Alston (p. 110).
History of Eufaula, Alabama by Smartt, Eugenia Persons Birmingham, Ala.: Roberts & Son, printers, 1933, 299 pgs., p. 31
Judge A. H. Alston is a native of Bibb County, Ga., and was born November 17, 1844. His parents, Willis and Elizabeth Alston, were natives of Georgia and South Carolina, respectively, and of English descent.
Willis Alston was born in Hancock County, Ga., in 1806; married at Georgetown, S. C., in 1823, to Elizabeth Howard, and died in Texas, in the year 1846.
Mrs. Alston was the daughter of Rev. John Howard of North Carolina, for many years a distinguished minister of the Methodist church, and her death occurred near Decatur, Ga., in January, 1866.
Judge Alston's paternal grandfather was Robert [West] Alston, who moved in an early day from Halifax, N. C., to Hancock County, Ga., thence later to Florida, but subsequently returned to Georgia, and died at Thomasville, that state.
[Judge Alston's older half-brother, Robert Alston, b: 31 Dec., 1832 in Macon, GA,was a Lt. Col. in the War Between The States. He was partner with Henry Grady in the Atlanta Daily Herald. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1878-79; died in a gunfight in the Georgia state capitol building.]