Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Alston Plot at Union Dale Cemetery Pittsburgh

And another set of third-great-grandparents buried at Union Dale Cemetery from my 2017 visit.

There are two long rows of burials. The first five stones, representing six burials, are on the left in the above photograph:

William AlstonMargaret AlstonLillias J. AlstonLaura R. AlstonWilliam T. Alston
Corpl. Co. G123, PA. Vol.---John K. Alston

The next five stones:

Mary Ann AlstonLilleas JohnstonJohn AlstonMarion SlimonChristine A. Alston
DiedWife of
John Alston
DiedWife of
John Alston
Jan. 29, 1847Died Jan. 3, 1852April 4, 1882Died March 9, 1886May 6, 1913
Aged 3 yearsAged 45 yearsAged 76 yearsAged 76 yearsAged 63 years

Third-great-grandfather, John Alston, is buried between his first wife (Lilleas Johnston) and his second wife (Marion Slimon). They are surrounded by children, children-in-law, and grandchildren, including children who died young and unmarried.

The second row of burials includes six Alstons and a Ramsey. The first three:

Robert J. AlstonHannah A. LoganLillie J. Alston
Cap. Co. H116 Reg. PA. Vol.Wife ofWife of
1835-1900Robert J. AlstonH. J. Laing

The next four:

Mary R. Dau. ofJohn L. Son ofJohn K. AlstonJohn Ramsey
R. J. & H. A. AlstonR. J. & H. A. AlstonDiedDied
1869-18781866-1870Dec. 14, 1867Jan. 1, 1870
--Aged 33 yearsAged 28 years

Based on some handwritten notes in my collection, it appears that John Ramsey was a son of Marion Slimon, John Alston's second wife.

To see this family's memorials at FindAGrave, start at John Alston.

No comments:

Post a Comment