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Elijah Abston was born 1770 in South Carolina and died in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Elijah Abston was born around 1770 in Hampton, SC, the son of John Abston of Virginia or South Carolina,  and died in Alabama. He married Sarah Frances Jennings in SC. She was born 1770 in SC and died 1819. Elijah moved to Dallas County, Alabama about 1820, later to Cahawba, Alabama, the first state capitol and finally Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Some Descendants of ELIJAH ABSTON (b.1770) Alabama Pioneer with notes and sources is a GEDCOM and compilation of genealogy information on Elijah Abston.

Picture of Old Capitol Building at Tuscaloosa (Erected 1826) – ca. 1840-1849 Q67306 (ADAH)Picture of Old Capitol Building at Tuscaloosa (Erected 1826) – ca. 1840-1849 (Alabama Department of Archives and History)

The following are believed to be the children of Elijah and Sarah (Jennings) Abston:

1.William Allen Abston (b. 1790 SC – d. 1841 Tuscaloosa, AL)
2.John N. Abston (b. 1794 SC – d. 1855 Carroll, LA)
3.Elijah J. Abston (b. ca. 1800 SC – d. Oct 16, 1846 Tuscaloosa, AL
4.George Jennings Abston (b. Feb. 1, 1808 SC – d. Jun 2, 1878 Tuscaloosa, AL
5.Susannah Abston (b. 1813 SC – d. 1880 Walker Co., AL)

Surnames of some of his descendants are: ALLEN, AMBROSE, ARNETT, BARRINGER, BELL, BOND, BOYD, BREWER, CRAFT, CRAVEN, CREE, DILL, EDWARDS, FULLER, HART, HAYES, HAYNIE, HERREN, JENKINS, JENNINGS, KIZZIAH, KYZER, LINDSEY, LINEBARGER, LOGAN, MCGAHAY, MAGAHEE, MCCOY, MERCHANT, MINK, MORROW, MOSELEY, MOSLEY, MOSLY, PENCE, POUNDS, PRATT, PREWETT, PRICE, RAINES, RAY, SANDERS, SARTAIN, SEAGLE, SELLERS, SNIDER, TAYLOR, THOMPSON, WRIGHT, YETTER, YOUNG

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Some Descendants of ELIJAH ABSTON (b.1770) Alabama Pioneer with notes and sources

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5 comments

  1. I think there were Abstons in Tuscaloosa who were in coal mining back in the 1930s and 40s

  2. This may be some of our Grandma Mary Ann Abston Mosley’s people they came through Perry County will have to review

    1. Elijah Sr. Is my step 2nd great-grandfather of paternal grandfather

  3. John B Givhan fyi

  4. They are my 4th great grandparents, I need info on Sarah Frances Jennings Abston if anyone has any info please.