I believe we may be related! My maternal great grandfather was Matthew Alston and his wife was Maybelle/bettie Alston.
I have not been able to find any information on them. I know that they were both listed as dead on my maternal grandmothers Mary F. Alstons marriage license July, 29, 1928 Chadbourn, NC. A Lucy Campbell and her aunt Mary Florence became her guardians after her parents deaths.
Mary F. Alston had a sister named Janie, both women died in Raleigh 6 months apart in the early 1940's. Nelson played a big part in our families lives because they named carried on his name with the boys and girls middle names.
I would love to find out if my assumption that we are related is true.