AMOS TURNER WALSTON, is widely known in Edgecombe County, where he has served for over ten years as clerk of courts.  He belongs to an old and substantial family of the county, chiefly identified with the agricultural industry.

Mr. Walston was born at St. Lewis in Edgecombe County December 4, 1869, a son of William Franklin and Louise (Pitt) Walston.  His father was born a farmer and merchant.  The son after an education in the public schools did farm work and clerked in the store for six years, and then settled down to an active career as an agriculturalist, which he followed ten years.  After a brief experience as a merchant he was appointed in August, 1906, clerk of courts, and in November of the same year was regularly elected to that office.  He has been the choice of the people at every subsequent election and has given the most satisfactory and creditable administration of the affairs of office.

Mr. Walston is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Junior Order of United American Mechanics.  December 24, 1900, he married Miss Lina Harrell, of Edgecombe County.  They have three children, Ellen, Lillian, and Sue.

Transcription from the book, History of North Carolina, volume V, published in 1919, page 320, found on the website, Hathitrust Digital Library (, accessed 21 June  2021. 

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