George HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#108, b. 21 January 1811, d. 12 May 1885
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*George HAIRSTON was born on 21 January 1811 in Fort Mayo, Patrick County, Virginia.2,3 
He was the son of Hardin HAIRSTON and Sarah "Sally" Stovall STAPLES.1,2 
College*George HAIRSTON graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1832.4 
Census 1840aGeorge HAIRSTON listed in the household of Hardin HAIRSTON on 1 June 1840 in Lowndes County, Mississippi; Males 20-29 1 (probably his son George), Slaves 53.5
Census 1850George 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 38.6

Tax RollsHardin Hairston paid 1851 taxes in Lowndes County, Mississippi; $200 loaned at interest, 1 watch $100, 20 cattle, 1 horse of $75, 1 white polls, 65 slaves between 5 and 60, state tax $21.03. county tax $21.03. Lowndes County Tax 1851, page 17. Family History Library Film #008610738, image 437.
Tax RollsGeorge Hairston paid 1852 taxes in Lowndes County, Mississippi; 1 watch $100, 20 cattle, 1 horse of $75, 1 white polls, 64 slaves between 5 and 60, state tax $20.42, county tax $20.42. Lowndes County Tax 1852, page 15. Family History Library Film #008610738, image 484.
Tax Rolls*The 1853 Lowndes County tax records show the following for George Harston: 1 watch $100, 1 horse $75, 62 slaves under 60, 1 free white polls, $24.66 state tax, $12.33 county tax and $67.80 rail road tax. Lowndes County Tax 1853, page 18. Family History Library Film #008610738, image 529.
Tax RollsGeorge Hairston paid 1857 taxes in Lowndes County, Mississippi; $3700 loaned, 1 carriage $100, 1 watch $100, 10 cattle, 2 horses $300, 1 white polls, 98 slaves between 5 and 60, state tax $50.35. Lowndes County Tax 1857, page 18. Family History Library Film #008610738, image 582.
WillIn Elizabeth Perkins HAIRSTON's will dated 21 April 1858 in Lowndes County, Mississippi, George HAIRSTON was named as executor.7 
Property*George Hairston purchased land from Patrick H. and Mary Whitlock in Lowndes County on 22 October 1858. Lowndes County Deed Book 31, pages 104-105. Family History Library Film #008567104, images 62-63.
PropertySamuel and Agnes J. P. Hairston of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, purchase 241 acres of property in Lowndes County, Mississippi from George Hairston of Lowndes County, Mississippi for $6,854. Lowndes County Deed Vol. 31, page 325-326. Family History Library Film #008567104, image 178.
Tax RollsGeorge Hairston paid 1859 taxes in Lowndes County, Mississippi; $1,328 loaned, 1 carriage $100, 1 watch $100, 20 cattle, 1 horse $250, 0 white polls, 95 slaves between 5 and 60, state tax $43.74. Lowndes County Tax 1859, page 20. Family History Library Film #008610738, image 637.
PropertyGeorge Hairston purchases property in Lowndes County from Malcolm F. Gilchrist of Panola County on 25 February 1859. Lowndes County Deed Book Vol. 31, pages 379-380. Family History Library Film #008567104, image 206.
PropertyGeorge Hairston of Lowndes County purchases 244 acres of property in Lowndes County from the children of John Adams Hairston of Yalobusha County on 4 April 1859. Lowndes County Deed Book Vol. 31, pages 408-410. Family History Lirbrary Film #008567104, image 221-222.
Census 1860*He was Head of Household on 24 July 1860 in Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi.8

 
WillIn Hardin HAIRSTON's will dated 29 September 1862, George HAIRSTON was named as an heir; Hardin Hairston left a will dated 29 September 1862, Lowndes County Courthouse, Mississippi, page 122. PDF transcript and a copy of will attached.9
Death*He died on 12 May 1885 at age 74.3 
Burial*He was buried in Hairston Cemetery, Lowndes County, Mississippi.3

 
ProbateHis estate was probated on 6 June 1885 in Lowndes County, Mississippi. Case No. 2019, Estate Files 2011-2051. A pdf copy is attached.10
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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, Richmond, Virginia.
  3. [S17] Hairston Cemetery, Lowndes County, Mississippi, Information and photographs gathered from personal visits.
  4. [S33] Wheeler, Col. John H., Graduates of the University of North Carolina 1798-1851, Historical Sketches of North Carolina 1851.
  5. [S1840] 1840 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  6. [S1850] 1850 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  7. [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,.
  8. [S1860] 1860 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  9. [S271] Will of Hardin Hairston - 29 Sep 1862, Lowndes County Will Book #1, page 122. Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9Q6-RFZ9 : 21 May 2014), Lowndes > Wills 1847-1889 vol 1 > image 82 of 341; county courthouses and public libraries, Mississippi., Lowndes County Courthouse,.
  10. [S3317] Lowndes County Chancery Court Records, Lowndes County Courthouse,.
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