- Born: 1673, Bedford, England
- Christened: 5 Dec 1673, Felmersham County, Bedford, England
- Marriage (1): Mary Clarke
- Died: 1758, Chowan precinct, North Carolina at age 85
Granted 270 acres of land on he northwest side of Bennetts Creek in North Carolina in 1711. This creek is in what is now Gates county, formerly Chowan, and his land was near of immediately where Gatesville now stands. He subsequently made many entries and purchases of land, and became a very extensive land holder.
He wa a juror and grand juror and on Oct 24th 1724 he was comissioned assistand justice of the vourt of Oyer and Terminer, and served until after the April term 1729. He was then known as Colonel Alston. In 1725 he he was appointed revenue collector for the king. He was a vestryman of St. Pauls Parish, Chowan county from 1738-1747, and in 1746 he was sheriff of Chowan ounty.
His wife survived him.
Joseph John Alston - John Alstons will of Feb 20, 1755 mentions his daughter Paty.
Solomon Alston, the will mentions his son John.
William Alston, the will mentions his daughter Elizabeth.
Phillip Alston, the will mentions his son Philip.
Mary m Henry Guston and Wm. Seward
Elizabeth m. Samuel Williams
Sarah m. Thomas Kearny
Martha m. Lemuel Wilson 1752 (not mentioned in the will).
James Alston, and his son John.
Probated Dec 2, 1758.
John married Mary Clarke, daughter of John Clarke and Mary Palin. (Mary Clarke was born in 1674 in Pasquotank, North Carolina and died after 1758 in Chowan precinct, North Carolina.)