The Allstons of Chicora Wood
Wealth, Honor, and Gentility in the South Carolina Lowcountry
Publication Year: 2011
Published by: Louisiana State University Press
As usual, the most enjoyable aspect of this project has been the archival research. Happily, most of the primary materials on the Allstons . . .
A number of distinguished Lowcountry families have left an indelible mark upon the political and economic history of South Carolina. One . . .
1 THE EARLY YEARS: West Point and Return to Carolina
Robert Francis Withers Allston was born on April 21, 1801, at Hagley plantation, a short distance below Waverly, his father’s Waccamaw River . . .
2 POLITICS AND MARRIAGE, 1828–1840
Although Robert Allston occasionally seemed to manifest an almost casual attitude toward his contests for public office, it is clear that . . .
3 CONSTRUCTING A PLANTATION EMPIRE
However important were his contributions in the realms of politics, education, and religion, it was as a rice planter that Robert Allston achieved . . .
4 CHURCH AND SCHOOL: Robert Allston’s Religious and Educational Contributions
In addition to his role as a planter-politician, Robert Allston was also a prominent lay leader in the Protestant Episcopal Church and a strong proponent . . .
5 POLITICS AND FAMILY: Senate President, the Nashville Convention, and Benat West Point, 1840–1855
The decade and a half preceding his term as governor proved to be an eventful period for Robert Allston and his family. After serving continuously . . .
6 GOVERNOR AND THE APPROACH OF ARMAGEDDON, 1856–1861
In view of his narrow defeats in the gubernatorial elections of 1842 and 1844 and his long tenure as president of the State Senate, it is not surprising . . .
7 WAR AND DEFEAT: The Deaths of James L. Petigru and Robert F. W. Allston, 1861–1865
The guns that echoed over Charleston Harbor in April 1861 signaled the beginning of a conflict that would lead to the demise not only . . .
8 POSTBELLUM TRAVAILS: Adele’s School, Return to Chicora Wood, Bessie as Woman Rice Planter
The Allstons faced a dismal and foreboding future at the dawn of the postbellum era. The head of the family was gone, their slaves had been . . .
APPENDIX A: The Allston and Petigru Families
APPENDIX B: The Allston Plantations
APPENDIX C: The Public Career of Robert F. W. Allston
Page Count: 224
Publication Year: 2011
OCLC Number: 753480184
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