Matthew Alston married Angeline Silver on July 18, 1938 in Butterwood, Halifax Co.,NC. He was the son of Whit Alston & Susie Alston, of Butterwood, Halifax Co. whose families had lived next to one another in 1900, Susie being the daughter of Margaret Alston.
This is Matthew's first Census:
1930 Halifax County, North Carolina, Butterwood Twp.,Dist.4, Image 13, #111/112:.
WHIT ALSTON - NEG - 42 - M - 20 - NC NC NC - FARMER
SUSIE ALSTON (wife) - NEG - 38 -M - 17 - NC NC NC
MALISSA ALSTON (dau) -NEG - 21 - M - 20 - NC NC NC
BLAKE ALSTON (son) - NEG - 19 -S - NC NC NC
BRACK ALSTON (son) -NEG - 15 -S - NC NC NC
DANIEL ALSTON (son) -NEG -14 -S - NC NC NC
PEGGY ALSTON (dau) -NEG -12 -S - NC NC NC
SUSIE ALSTON (dau) - NEG - 11 -S- NC NC NC
MATTHEW ALSTON (son)- NEG - 8 - S- NC NC NC
CLAUDE ALSTON (son) - NEG - 5 -3/12 -S - NC NC NC
ROBERT ALSTON (son)- NEG - 4- ?/12- S - NC NC NC
MAY ALSTON (dau)- NEG - 3 - ?/12 - S - NC NC NC.