Lemuel J. Alston

Lemuel James Alston (* 1760 in Warren County, North Carolina, † 1836 in Clarke County, Alabama ) was an American politician. Between 1807 and 1811 he represented the state of South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Both the exact birth and the date of death of Lemuel Alston are unknown. He was born in 1760 in the eastern part of the former Granville County (present-day Warren County) in North Carolina. After the Revolutionary War, he moved to Greenville ( South Carolina). After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in his new hometown in this profession.

In the years 1789 and 1790, Alston sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from South Carolina. In the congressional elections of 1806 he was a candidate of the Democratic-Republican Party in the eighth constituency of South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Elias Earle on March 4, 1807. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1811 two legislative sessions.

In 1816 he moved to the Clarke County, Alabama, where he settled near Grove Hill. Between 1816 and 1821 he was Chief Judge of the local District Court. Lemuel Alston died in 1836 at his estate " Alston Place".