Col. George "Old Rusty" HAIRSTON Jr.

HAIRSTON.org ID#39, b. 27 November 1784, d. 13 October 1863
Father*Gen. George Stovall HAIRSTON1 b. 20 Sep 1750, d. 5 Mar 1827
Mother*Elizabeth PERKINS1 b. 13 May 1759, d. 26 Jan 1819
Birth*Col. George "Old Rusty" HAIRSTON Jr. was born on 27 November 1784 in Marrowbone, Henry County, Virginia.2,3,4 
He was the son of Gen. George Stovall HAIRSTON and Elizabeth PERKINS.1 
College*He graduated from Princeton University in 1805.5 
Marriage*Col. George "Old Rusty" HAIRSTON Jr. married Louisa HARDYMAN on 24 February 1811 in Greenway, Charles City, Virginia, at the home of Governor John Tyler, marriage security John Southall.6,5,7,8 
Military*He was a Brigadier General in the War of 1812.5 
Census 1820*Col. George "Old Rusty" HAIRSTON Jr. appeared on the census of 1820 in Henry County, Virginia, Males <10 3 (John 9, George 7, Nicholas 3), 26-44 1 (George 36), Females <10 2 (Elizabeth 5, Susan2), 16-25 1 (unknown), 25-44 1 (wife - Louisa 33), Slaves 65.9
WillIn Gen. George Stovall HAIRSTON's will dated 7 March 1820 in Henry County, Virginia, Col. George "Old Rusty" HAIRSTON Jr. was named as an heir.10 
Census 1830*He appeared on the census of 1830 in Henry County, Virginia, Males <5 1 (Samuel William), 5-9 1 (Robert Henry), 10-14 1 (Nicholas Hardyman), 15-19 1 (George Stovall), 30-39 1 (unknown), 40-49 1 (George), Females 5-9 1 (Louisa Hardyman), 10-14 1 (Susan Maria), 15-19 1 (Elizabeth), 30-39 1 (unknown), 40-49 1 (wife - Louisa), Slaves 138.11

Property*Left Marrowbone and built Hordsville.3 
Census 1850*He appeared on the census of 16 October 1850 in Henry County, Virginia, his daughter Susan Hairston Martin and family are living with him.12

Census 1860*He appeared on the census of 1860 in Henry County, Virginia, Geo 75, Robt 36, Mary 5 (Robert's daughter), Bettie 2 (Robert's daughter), Thomas Pugh 57.4

PropertyOwned G. H. Iron Works and Union Furnace Iron Works, which would later become Fairystone Park in Patrick County, Virginia.3 
Death*He died on 13 October 1863 in Hordsville, Henry County, Virginia, at age 78.2 
Burial*He was buried in Hordsville Plantation, Bassett, Henry County, Virginia.2 

Family

Louisa HARDYMAN b. 25 Dec 1787, d. 23 Oct 1847
Children
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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S249] George Hairston Family Bible - 1750-1916, Peter Hairston Bible - 1750-1928, The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Translated Out of the Original Greek: and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. Cooperstown, (N.Y.) Sterotyped, Printed and Published by H. & E. Phinney, 1829., Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  2. [S16] Hordesville Plantation Cemetery, Henry County, Virginia.
  3. [S24] Hall, Wm. Kearney 1918-. Descendants of Nicholas Perkins of Virginia. 1957 Ann Arbor, Michigan., Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  4. [S1860] 1860 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  5. [S145] History of Patrick and Henry Counties, Virginia, Virginia G. Pedigo, Lewis Gravely Pedigo, (Genealogical Publishing Co., 1933), Google Books.
  6. [S22] Hairston, Elizabeth Seawell. The Hairstons and the Penns and Their Relations. Roanoke, Virginia: n.pub., 1940.
  7. [S217] Pippenger, Wesley E. Death Notices from Richmond, Virginia Newspapers, 1841-1853. Richmond: Virginia Genealogical Society, 2002. Print., personal collection of Robert E. Hairston, Jr.
  8. [S3076] Virginia Marriage Records, From the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, the William and Mary College Quarterly, and Tyler's Quarterly; Indexed by Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore 1984, Ancestry.com.
  9. [S1820] 1820 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  10. [S3296] Will of George Stovall Hairston -1820 - copy of will recorded in case #1833-008, Amos A. Atkinson & Wife vs. Exrs. of George Hairston, Chancery Records, Library of Virginia, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  11. [S1830] 1830 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  12. [S1850] 1850 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
Last Edited2 Jan 2017