Joseph Alston

A man with curly hair wearing a black coat and white necktie.

Miniature portrait of Joesph Alston created by an anonymous artist of the American School 1801-1850. NYARC Discovery.

(1779-1816) Born in All Saints Parish (Georgetown County), Joseph Alston was the governor of South Carolina from 1812 - 1814. He was also implicated in plots of his father-in-law Aaron Burr, who was accused of trying to take possession of Spanish-owned land in the Texas Territories.