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ALLSTON, William, soldier, born in 1757; died in Charleston, South Carolina, 26 June 1839. He was a captain during the revolutionary war under Marion, the famous partisan leader. After the return of peace he married the daughter of Rebecca Motte, and became a successful planter and a large slave-owner. He was for many years a member of the South Carolina senate.
His son, Joseph, statesman, born in South Carolina in 1778; died 10 September 1816. He was for several years a prominent member of the South Carolina state legislature, and governor in 1812-'14. He married Theodosia, daughter of Aaron Burr, and from this fact arose unjust suspicions regarding his patriotism. During his term as governor his wife, a charming and accomplished woman, was lost at sea during a voyage from New York to Charleston.
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