Elizabeth Perkins HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#107, b. 4 April 1809, d. 8 May 1858
Father*Hardin HAIRSTON1 b. 23 Oct 1786, d. 23 Oct 1862
Mother*Sarah "Sally" Stovall STAPLES2 b. 1 Oct 1791, d. 4 May 1845
Birth*Elizabeth Perkins HAIRSTON was born on 4 April 1809 in Fort Mayo, Patrick County, Virginia.2 
She was the daughter of Hardin HAIRSTON and Sarah "Sally" Stovall STAPLES.1,2 
Marriage*Elizabeth Perkins HAIRSTON married Samuel Saunders HAIRSTON Jr., son of Col. Samuel HAIRSTON and Judith Sparrell SAUNDERS, on 21 December 1826 in Patrick County, Virginia; Family Bible and grave marker also state 21 December as marriage date. Patrick County records indicate "18 Dec 1826 Samuel Hairston and Elizabeth P. Hairston, consent of Harden Hairston. Sur. Peter Hairston".2,3,4 
Census 1850Elizabeth Perkins HAIRSTON appeared on the 1850 census of Hardin HAIRSTON on 25 September 1850 in Lowndes County, Mississippi; Hardin 64, Elizabeth 40, (the following children are Col. Samuel Hairston's) Elizabeth 15, Sarah 18, Samuel 20, Theodosia 13, John 11, Robert 8, George 5, Joseph 3, Sanders 1, and Harden's son George 38.5

Tax Rolls*Elizabeth Hairston paid 1857 taxes in Lowndes County, Mississippi; $11,921 loaned, 1 carriage $250, 1 watch $60, 8 cattle, 1 horse $150, 0 white polls, 68 slaves between 5 and 60, state tax $53.80. Lowndes County Tax 1857, page 18. Family History Library Film #008610738, image 582.
Will*Elizabeth Perkins HAIRSTON left a will on 21 April 1858 in Will Book 1, pages 15-17, Lowndes County, Mississippi; Family Search Library Film #5835939, images 102-103.6
Death*She died on 8 May 1858 at age 49.2 
Burial*She was buried in Hairston Cemetery, Lowndes County, Mississippi.4

ProbateHer estate was probated on 2 July 1858 in Lowndes County, Mississippi.6 
Tax RollsMrs. E. (Estate) Hairston paid 1859 taxes in Lowndes County, Mississippi; $6,780 loaned, 1 carriage $150, 1 watch $100, 20 cattle, 0 white polls, 72 slaves between 5 and 60, state tax $43.71. Lowndes County Tax 1859, page 20. Family History Library Film #008610738, image 637.
ProbateHer estate was probated in 1872; The will was disputed in 1872 by family members. The case files can be found at Lowndes County Chancery Court Records, Estate #1006 and #1007. Family Search Library Film #5832203, images 620 to 934. 
BiographyShe was mentioned the BIOGRAPHY of Hardin HAIRSTON on 21 June 1884; From the "Historical Sketch of the Bethel Presbyterian Church, Lowndes County, Miss - June 21, 1884 -

"Mr. Hardin Hairston, one of the early immigrants who came from Virginia, and who left a large number of descendants, living within the bounds of this congregation, looked to the ministers of this Church for counsel and instruction in divine things; and while I was your Minister, it was my privilege to preach the gospel at his house by his request, when he was disabled by physical infirmity from attending the services at the Church. His mind was, then, turned toward the interests of eternity. It pleased the Lord, of His sovereign grace, to enlighten him in the saving knowledge of the gospel, so that he was priviledged to confess Christ before men, ere he should depart. He united with this Church, Oct 12, 1862, and died on the 23rd of the same month. His son, Dr. P. C. Hairston was received on examination, Dec. 1, 1879, and is now one of your Elders. Mrs. Wortley V. Hairston, the wife of Dr. Hairston, was a member of the Wahalak Church in Kemper County, where her father John T. Moseley resided, but after her marriage, she transferred her membership to this Church, November 27, 1852. Their daughter, Mrs. Sallie S. Ervin, professed her faith in Christ, Sept. 30, 1871, but has transferred her membership elsewhere. In 1859, while I was the Minister, the Lord graciously brought into his kingdom the three daughters of Col. Sam'l Hairston, who had died before I came here, and of his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Hairston, who had then recently deceased, thus leaving them double orphans, viz: Miss Sally Alice Hairston, now the wife of Rev. A. H. Barkley, Miss Sam Henry Elizabeth Hairston, and Miss Mary Theodosia Hairston, who continued their connection until 1873, when they transferred it to Crawford Church. Mrs. K. C. Hairston, wife of N. E. Hairston was admitted on examination, Oct 14, 1864 and was removed by death Oct 1st, 1875. Her daughter Mrs. Mary Watt Hairston, wife of George W. Hairston, professed her faith in Christ, Oct 3, 1880, and in the bloom of her married life was cut down by the fell destroyer, Jan 14, 1882, leaving a little daughter who has since received baptism. Mrs. Mary Ervin Hairston, already mentioned as a daughter of E. A. Ervin, the wife of Hardin M. Hairston, was received on examination, Sept. 30, 1871, and is now of your membership along with her four baptized children."7


Samuel Saunders HAIRSTON Jr. b. 12 Aug 1804, d. 8 Jul 1850

Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S22] Hairston, Elizabeth Seawell, The Hairstons and the Penns and Their Relations, Roanoke, Virginia 1940 https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=13164, Ancestry.com.
  2. [S55] Harden Hairston Family Bible, 1750-1908. The Holy Bible containing The Old & New Testaments: Translated Out of the Original Tongues,.....J. Holbrook's Sterotype Copy., Eighth Edition, Brattleborough, (Vt.), 1817, Library of Virginia - http://www.lva.virginia.gov
  3. [S70] Marriages of Patrick County, Virginia 1791-1850, Lela C. Adams, (Bassett, VA 1972).
  4. [S17] Hairston Cemetery, Lowndes County, Mississippi, Information and photographs gathered from personal visits.
  5. [S1850] 1850 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  6. [S3316] Will of Elizabeth Perkins Hairston - 21 April 1858, Lowndes County, Mississippi, Will Book 1, Page 15, 16 & 17. Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89Q6-R6LN : 21 May 2014), Lowndes > Wills 1847-1889 vol 1 > image 25 of 341; county courthouses and public libraries, Mississippi., Lowndes County Courthouse,.
  7. [S3] Baird, Rev. E. T.; Historical Sketch of the Bethel Presbyterian Church, Lowndes County, Miss Prepared for the Semi-Centennial Celebration, June 21, 1884 - Columbus, Mississippi - 1885.
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