Andrew HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#33, b. before 1716, d. before 6 June 1782
Father*Peter HAIRSTON b. a 1695
Mother*Agnes "Irish Lady of Rank" (surname unknown)
Birth*Andrew HAIRSTON was born before 1716 in Ireland. The estimated birth date of 1716 is based on Andrew being at least 21 when he received the Blunston License in 1737. He also would have to be 21 or over in 1743 to appear in Goochland Court. 
He was the son of Peter HAIRSTON and Agnes "Irish Lady of Rank" (surname unknown)
Immigration*Andrew HAIRSTON immigrated about 1728 to Donegal, Chester County (now Lancaster), Pennsylvania, with family from Ireland. 
County ChangeLancaster County, Pennsylvania formed from Chester County - 14 Oct 1728.1 
Property*Andrew Hairston and his father Peter Hairston both recieved a "Blunston" license in 1737 for property in western Pennsylvania, but it is not known if they ever lived there. Samuel Blunston issued licenses for land West of the Susquehanna River starting 1734 for Thomas Penn. Samuel Blunston was the Deputy Surveyor and Justice of the Peace living in Lancaster. These licenses were for remote land were ownership was being disputed by Maryland, Pennsylvania, Germans, Scotch-Irish and the Indians.

Two Blunston Licenses were issued on June 6, 1737 to Peter and Andrew Hairstons. These licenses were issued for a total of 400 acres on the West side of the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania. This land is currently in Franklin County, PA and is about 3 miles southwest of Greencastle, PA and just north of Hagerstown, Maryland.

"June 6, 1737 Peter Hairstons 200 acres
On the South side of the South East Branch of the Conegochege."

"June 6, 1737 Andrew Hairstons 200 acres
On the South side of the North East Branch of the Conegochege in the fork."

Conecochheague - Indian word for "indeed a long way......seems to refer to some occasion when a party of Indians became impatient of travel" 1

It is not clear if Peter and Andrew ever settled this land.2 
Travel*Sometime around 1739, Andrew and family moved from Pennsylvania along the Great Wagon Road thru Wood's Gap (now Jarmin Gap) into Goochland County, Virginia. 
Marriage*He married Elizabeth (surname unknown) about 1742. In his will he states "... my loving wife Elizabeth..."
NOTE: I have not seen any original documents listing Elizabeth's maiden name. They were likely married in Goochland County, Virginia about 1743 as they are both listed in court records in 1744 (this is a guess).3 
Court RecordOn January 25, 1746 the Albemarle Court instructs Andrew Hairston to pay 5 percent interest on a debt from "1st day of November 1743". It appears that Andrew obtained the debt in Nover 1743.4 
Court Record*1744 Goochland County, Virginia - Elizabeth Hearstone and Andrew Hearstone are listed in seperate entries, each receiving 357 pounds of tobacco in Goochland County Court Order Books in 1744, page 531.
Note: If she is his wife, why is she listed seperately. Normally only the "head of household" paid taxes. Just a thought, but could this Elizabeth be the sister who later married a Phillips?5,6
County Change*Albemarle County formed from parts of Goochland County - 1745.1,7 
Court Record23 May 1745, Albemarle County - In trepass case of George Heard against Andrew Hairston, defendant, to recover as plaintiff failed to file declaration. page 19.8 
Court Record*27 June 1745, Albemarle County - In debt case of George Heard, assignee of Jno Wead & agst Andrew Hariston, judgement enetered for the plt. agst the deft. and Alexander Patten & Robert Herston his security. page 30.8 
Court Record26 July 1745, Albemarle County - Samuel Herston, Andrew Herston, John Morrison, Robert Davis, John Goolsby, Samuel Crawley, Stephen Saunders, Nathaniel Haggett, John Woodson, John Gannaway, John Gilmore and John Sorrel are on a jury for the case of Arthur Hopkins, Gent. against Joseph Cockram. One of the Justices of the court is Peter Jefferson, the father of Thomas Jefferson (the future President of the United States). page 39.
The same day the debt case of George Heard assignee and John Wead against Andrew Herston, John Morrison and Samuel Herston undertook for said Andrew that if he shall be cast in this suit he will pay or render his body to prison. Judgement at the last court against said defendant and Alexander Patten and Robert Herston his security set aside. Andrew Herston by attorney Edmond Gray comes and defends the force and inquiry saying he has already paid said debt. page 40.9 
Court Record*Andrew Reid made oath he attended court four days for Andrew Herston in suit of George Heard, Herston to pay 100 lbs. tobacco. page 75.10,11 
PropertyAndrew Herston recorded a deed in Albemarle County from John Wade and his wife Elizabeth on 12 June 1746. page 121.12,13 
Property2 March 1749 Albemarle County, Virginia - Andrew Reid and Alexander Reid had a survey for 200 acres adjoining Andrew Hairstone - page 131.14 
Property6 March 1749 Albemarle County, Virginia - James Heard had a survey for 128 acres adjoining Andrew Hairstone - page 132.14 
County ChangeBedford County formed from Lunenburg County - 1754.1 
Court RecordCapt. Robert HAIRSTON; a deed was recorded in which Samuel Hairston, Robert Hairston and Andrew Hairston were witnesses to a property transfer between John Harvey and Peter Holland. Robert and Samuel signed their names, Andrew made his mark. 10 Feb 1756, (Page 76-77, Bedford County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Reel 1, Library of Virginia)
Note: It appears that Peter "The Immigrant" and Andrew could not write, but Robert and Samuel could.15,16
Military* In 1758 in Bedford County, Virginia, Lt. Samuel Hairston, Ensign Robert Hairston, and Sergeant Andrew Hairston were in the Virginia Colonial Militia from Bedford County, Virginia. This was during the French and Indian War (1754-1763).17 
PropertyAndrew records a deed for 300 acres in Lunenburg County, on both sides of Welchmans Ordinary branch; adjacent Hall, Johnson, Walton, Ornsby, Watham & Jennings; 3 Mar 1760, p.668 1 pound S10. Land Office Patents No. 33, 1756-1761 (v.1, 2, 3 & 4 p.1-1095), p. 668 (Reel 31-32).
Library of Virginia.18,19,20
PropertyAndrew HAIRSTON witnessed the Property of Capt. Robert HAIRSTON on 26 July 1764 in Bedford County, Virginia; Robert Hairston records a deed for 300 acres of land from Thomas Cooper on Possum Creek. Witnesses are Samuel Hairston, Andrew hairston and Elizabeth Hairston. (page 397, Bedford County Deed Book B-2.)21 
PropertyAndrew HAIRSTON witnessed the Property of Samuel HAIRSTON on 26 July 1764 in Bedford County, Virginia; Samuel Hairston, Andrew Hairston, and Elizabeth Hairston witness a deed from Thomas Cooper to Robert Hairston for the sale of Negroes. (page 462, Bedford County Deed Book B-2.)21 
PropertyAndrew HAIRSTON was an adjacent landowner of Alexander REID on 10 September 1767 in Amherst County, Virginia; Alexander Reid patented 200 acres in Amherst County on Hat Creek throughfare, adjacent to Andrew Reid and Andrew Hairstone on 10 Sep 1767.19 
PropertyJames Heard patents 128 acres in Amherst County on the branches of the Rockfish River, adjacent Andrew Hairstone and William Heard on 3 Aug 1771.19 
PropertyAndrew Hairstone has 400 acres of land in Bedford County, surveyed on 13 Jan 1773, on the head branches of Dogwood branch; adjoining John Dale, Stith, Heath and Arnold. The grant is not granted to Andrew until 1 September 1780. This land was later sold in 1784 by his wife.22,23
PropertyAndrew Hairstone has 400 acres in Bedford County on both sides of Burnt Bridge Branch and on both sides of the main road to New London surveyed. He obtained a grant for this land on 1 september 1780.24,23
Death - son*His son, Hugh Hairston, died about 1778.25 
PropertyAndrew HAIRSTON was an adjacent landowner of John FORBES on 20 October 1779; John Forbis acquired 400 acres in Bedford County on 20 Oct 1779, adjacent to Andrew Hairston, Fleming, Parrow and Hauston.23 
Property8 November 1779 Bedford County, Virginia - Andrew Hairstone has 400 acres in Bedford County surveyed on the west branches of the South Fork of Falling River, crossing Broad Branch to pointers on the Brow of the Hill, near a Path adjoining his own Line, and those of Weathen and Arnold. A grant was given on 1 September 1780.26,27,23
Death - sonHis son, Peter Hairston, died about 1780.28 
Property1 September 1780 Bedford County, Virginia - Andrew Hairstone is granted 400 acres on west branches of the South Fork of Falling River for two pounds sterling. This land was previously surveyed 8 November 1779.27
Property1 September 1780 Bedford County, Virginia - 400 acres of land is granted to Andrew hairstone for 40 shillings The land was previously surveyed 13 Jan 1773 and is located on the head branches of Dogwood branch; adjoining John Dale, Stith, Heath and Arnold. This land was later sold in 1784 by his wife Elizabeth.22
Property1 September 1780 Bedford County, Virginia - Andrew Hairstone is granted 400 acres on both sides of Burnt Bridge Branch and on both sides of the main road to New London for two punds sterling. This land was previously surveyed 8 November 1777.24
County ChangeCampbell County formed from part of Bedford County - 1782.1 
WillAndrew HAIRSTON was mentioned in the will of Samuel HAIRSTON on 9 February 1782 in Campbell County, Virginia.29
Death*Andrew HAIRSTON died sometime before his will was probated on before 6 June 1782 in Campbell County, Virginia.3 
Probate*6 June 1782 Campbell County, Virginia - Andrew Hairston's will dated 08 Aug 1777 was proved.3
ProbateAn inventory of Andrew's estate was filed with the County Court, pages 23-24. In this inventory is a listing for "1 Old Bible 7/6" seven shillings and 6 pence.3 

Family

Elizabeth (surname unknown) b. a 1720, d. a 1784
Children
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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

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Last Edited30 Jun 2018