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Robert Allston

Robert AllstonAKA Robert Francis Withers Allston

Born: 21-Apr-1801
Birthplace: All Saints Parish, SC
Died: 7-Apr-1864
Location of death: Georgetown, SC
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Prince George's Churchyard, Georgetown, SC

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Agriculturalist, Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Rice planter, Governor

Father: Benjamin Allston (b. 1768, d. 22-Feb-1809)
Mother: Charlotte Anne Allston (b. 12-Jul-1771, d. 19-Oct-1824)
Sister: Charlotte Ann Allston (b. 1-Jun-1788)
Sister: Mary Pyatt Allston (b. 1795)
Brother: Joseph W. Allston
Brother: William Washington Allston (b. 4-Aug-1804, d. 1-Sep-1823)
Sister: Elizabeth Blyth Allston (b. 1790, d. 1822)
Wife: Adele Petigru Allston (m. 1832, d. 1896)
Son: Benjamin (b. 1833, d. 1900)
Daughter: Adele Vanderhorst (b. 1842, d. 1915)
Daughter: Elizabeth Waities Pringle (b. 1845, d. 1921)
Son: Charles Petigru (b. 1848, d. 1922)
Daughter: Jane Louise Hill (b. 1850, d. 1937)

    High School: Waldo's School, Georgetown, SC
    University: US Military Academy, West Point (1821)
    Administrator: Trustee, South Carolina College (1841-64)

    Governor of South Carolina (1856-58)
    South Carolina State Senate (1832-56)
    Slaveowners 590 slaves at time of death

Author of books:
A Memoir of the Introduction and Planting of Rice in South Carolina (1843)
An Essay on Sea Coast Crops (1854)


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