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Robert Francis Withers Allston

Robert Francis Withers Allston, American planter, governor of South Carolina. member South Carolina. Senate, 1834-1856, speaker, 1847-1856.

Background

  • Allston, Robert Francis Withers was born on April 21, 1801 in All Saints Parish, South Carolina, United States. Son of Benjamin and Charlotte Anne (Allston) Allston.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1821.

    Career

    • Planter, All Saints Parish. Surveyor general South Carolina., 1823-1877. Elected to lower house South Carolina.

      General Assembly, 1826-1832. Delegate to Nashville Convention, 1850. Member South Carolina.

      Senate, 1834-1856, speaker, 1847-1856. Governor South Carolina., 1856-1858. Author: Introduction and Planting of Rice in South Carolina, 1843.

    Works

    • Author: Introduction and Planting of Rice in South Carolina, 1843.

    Membership

    Member South Carolina. Senate, 1834-1856, speaker, 1847-1856.

    Connections

    • Married Adele Petigru, 1832.
    • father: Benjamin Allston
    • mother: Charlotte Anne (Allston) Allston
    • spouse: Adele Petigru
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    Born April 21, 1801
    Died April 7, 1864
    (aged 62)
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