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042    ALSTON, JOSEPH J. [C88.2]

      Location - Hickory Mountain. 75 feet north of abandoned house purchased by Dr. Billy Ivey, at end of 4,000-foot lane south of SR 1346, Gum Spring--Silk Hope Road, 2.15 miles west of NC 87

      Coordinates: 35d 45m 50.0s N; 79d 16m 26.0s W Click here for Google maps

      This Joseph John Alston was the son of William and Anne (Yeargan) Alston, and a nephew of Joseph John "Chatham Jack" Alston.

      Location of cemetery was reported by Dr. Billy Ivey, purchaser of abandoned house on the property. On 5 June 1995, Will M. Heiser recorded five legible grave markers and one grave marked with two field stones.

      Owner: Jesse Michael Campbell.
      Legal Description: Deed Bk 517-665, 8 Oct 1987, Jesse Clyde and Mary Lee Campbell to Jesse Michael Campbell, Plat 84-322.
      Topo Quadrant: Silk Hope.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 6.
      Cemetery size: 25' x 30'.
      White: Yes.
      Restricted access: Yes. Locked chain across lane to private property
      Overgrown and easy to identify: Yes.
      Not identified explanation: Overgrown with low brush and periwinkle.
      Enclosed: Yes.
      Enclosed explanation: Rock wall 25 feet by 30 feet.
      Enclosed conditions: Tumbled down.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 5.
      Last burial: 1858.
      First burial: 1816.
      Hazards: Time and neglect.
      Significant events: This Joseph John Alston was the son of William and Anne (Yeargan) Alston and a nephew of Joseph John "Chatham Jack" Alston.
      Last canvassed by: Will M. Heiser. Date: 5 June 1995.


  1. Alston, Elizabeth "Betsy" (Jones)   (b. 24 Dec 1774 - d. 10 Jan 1858)
      • Wife of Joseph John Alston. Daughter of Nathaniel Jones. Footstone: E.A.
  2. Alston, Joseph John   (b. 12 Apr 1771 - d. 20 May 1816)
      • Husband of Elizabeth "Betsy" (Jones) Alston. Son of William and Anne (Yeorgan) Alston. Footstone: EA. Location row 1. column 3.
  3. Degraffenreidt, Ann Yeargain (Alston)   (b. 22 Mar 1800 - d. 30 Aug 1850)
      • Wife of John DeGraffenreidt. Daughter of John Joseph and Elizabeth Alston. Footstone: A.Y.D. Location row 1.
  4. Degraffenreidt, Permelia Ermin   (b. 15 Sep 1820 - d. 28 Mar 1838)
      • Daughter of John and Ann Yeargain "Nancy" (Alston). DeGraffenreidt Footstone: P.E.D'G. Location row 2. column 2.
  5. Taylor, Mary Ann (Alston)   (b. 25 May 1806 - d. 2 Aug 1838)
      • Wife of Dr. Thomas DeGraffenreidt and James Taylor. Daughter of Joseph J. and Elizabeth "Betsy" (Jones) Alston. "Sacred to the Memory of". Row 2. column 1.


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