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Robert Francis Withers Allston

planter , governor of South Carolina

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