Sarah Alsey HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#110, b. 12 June 1817, d. 13 June 1883
Father*Hardin HAIRSTON b. 23 Oct 1786, d. 23 Oct 1862
Mother*Sarah "Sally" Stovall STAPLES1 b. 1 Oct 1791, d. 4 May 1845
Birth*Sarah Alsey HAIRSTON was born on 12 June 1817 in Virginia.1 
She was the daughter of Hardin HAIRSTON and Sarah "Sally" Stovall STAPLES.1 
Marriage*Sarah Alsey HAIRSTON married Thomas B. BROOKS, son of Micajah BROOKS and Georgia C. POOL, on 11 August 1842 in Patrick Co., Virginia; Minister Joshua Adams.1,2,3,4 
Census 1850Sarah Alsey HAIRSTON appeared on the 1850 census of Thomas B. BROOKS on 1 June 1850 in Lowndes County, Mississippi; Thomas B 34 GA, Sarah A 32 VA, Harriet E 15 MS (see Note), Mary T 4 MS, Hardin H 3 MS, James T W Brooks 15 VA (see Note), Samuel Thomas 45 SC (Overseer); Note: both Harriet and James were born 7 years before Thomas and Sarah were married and they are not listed in the Harden Bible with their other children. They could be from a previous relationship.4

 
Census 1860*Sarah Alsey HAIRSTON appeared on the census of 10 August 1860 in Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi, Ailsie Brooks 40 VA, Mary 14 MS, Harden 12 MS, Sallie 4 MS.5

 
WillIn Hardin HAIRSTON's will dated 29 September 1862, Sarah Alsey 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.6
Census 1870*She appeared on the census of 30 June 1870 in Brooksville, Noxubee County, Mississippi, Sarah A Brooks 46 VA, Bell 13 MS.7

 
Census 1880*She appeared on the census of 11 June 1880 in Beat 5, Noxubee County, Mississippi, Mrs S A Brooks 62 VA, Belle Brooks 20 MS daughter, Mrs M T Helm 33 MS daughter, Watt Helm 9 MS grandson, Ada Hairston 17 AL niece, and 2 servants.8

 
Death*She died on 13 June 1883 in Noxubee County, Mississippi, at age 66.1 
Burial*She was buried in Hairston Cemetery, Lowndes, Mississippi.9

 

Family

Thomas B. BROOKS b. 5 May 1816, d. 12 Jan 1860
Children
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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [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.
  2. [S70] Marriages of Patrick County, Virginia 1791-1850, Lela C. Adams, (Bassett, VA 1972).
  3. [S3044] Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
  4. [S1850] 1850 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  5. [S1860] 1860 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  6. [S271] Will of Hardin Hairston - 29 Sep 1862, Lowndes County Will Book #1, page 122, Lowndes County Courthouse,.
  7. [S1870] 1870 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  8. [S1880] 1880 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  9. [S17] Hairston Cemetery, Lowndes County, Mississippi.
Last Edited1 Mar 2018