Sarah Alsey HAIRSTON 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 
Married Name As of 11 August 1842,her married name was BROOKS. 
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. Ada Hairston was the daughter of Sarah Hairston Brooks's deceased brother Robert Andrew Hairston who had lived across the state line in Greene County, Alabama.8

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



Thomas B. BROOKS b. 5 May 1816, d. 12 Jan 1860
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  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 -
  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 - and
  5. [S1860] 1860 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  6. [S271] Will of Hardin Hairston - 29 Sep 1862, Lowndes County Will Book #1, page 122. Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930," images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Lowndes > Wills 1847-1889 vol 1 > image 82 of 341; county courthouses and public libraries, Mississippi., Lowndes County Courthouse,.
  7. [S1870] 1870 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  8. [S1880] 1880 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  9. [S17] Hairston Cemetery, Lowndes County, Mississippi, Information and photographs gathered from personal visits.
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