Major Samuel Hardin HAIRSTON ID#111, b. 13 April 1822, d. 27 April 1870
Father*Hardin HAIRSTON1,2 b. 23 Oct 1786, d. 23 Oct 1862
Mother*Sarah "Sally" Stovall STAPLES2 b. 1 Oct 1791, d. 4 May 1845
Birth*Major Samuel Hardin HAIRSTON was born on 13 April 1822 in Old Fort, Patrick County, Virginia.2 
He was the son of Hardin HAIRSTON and Sarah "Sally" Stovall STAPLES.1,2 
College* Between 1843 and 1844, attended in Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, "1226. *SAMUEL H. HAIRSTON, Columbus, Miss.: Henry Co., Va.: Lawyer: Planter: Killed in Capital Disaster, April 27, 1870." page 99.3 
Marriage*Major Samuel Hardin HAIRSTON married Alice "Alcey" HAIRSTON, daughter of Samuel HAIRSTON and Agnes John Peter WILSON, on 13 June 1849 in Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi.2 
Census 1860*Major Samuel Hardin HAIRSTON appeared on the census of 27 June 1860 in Henry County, Virginia, Saml H Hairston 38 VA, Alice 29 VA, Hardin 2 VA.4

Military*Received appointment as Major under General J.E.B. Stuart.5

WillIn Hardin HAIRSTON's will dated 29 September 1862 in Lowndes County, Mississippi, Major Samuel Hardin HAIRSTON was named as an heir; Hardin Hairston left a will dated 29 September 1862, Lowndes County Courthouse, Mississippi, Will Book 1, page 122. PDF transcript and a copy of will attached.6
MilitaryResigned from Confederate Army as a Major under General J.E.B. Stuart.5 
WillHe was mentioned in the will of Ruth Stovall HAIRSTON on 7 April 1866 in Berry Hill, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; Mentions: Peter W. Hairston (1819-1886), Ruth Stoval Hairston (1827-1889), Samuel Pannill Wilson (1822-1894), Alice Alcey hairston (1830-1914), Samuel Hardin Hairston (1822-1870), Ruth H. Wilson (daughter of Samuel and Ruth Wilson), William Lash Hairston (1863-1927), Samuel Hairston (1788-1875), Agnes John Peter Wilson (1801-1880) and deceased George Hairston (1822-1866).7
Death*Major Samuel Hardin HAIRSTON died on 27 April 1870 in Capitol Building, Richmond, Virginia, at age 48; was killed in the falling of the gallery at the State Capitol in Richmond, VA., 1870. Dec. of N. Perkins page 213. "On Wednesday, April 27, the court-room in the second story of the Capitol was packed with an immense audience to hear the decision of the Court of Appeals in the Mayoralty case." HARPER'S WEEKLY JOURNAL OF CIVILIZATION, Vol. XIV - No. 698] New York, Saturday, May 14, 1870., THE RICHMOND CALAMITY.5 
Burial*He was buried in Berry Hill Cemetery, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.8



Alice "Alcey" HAIRSTON b. 10 Nov 1830, d. 24 Jul 1914

Sources (

  1. [S22] Hairston, Elizabeth Seawell, The Hairstons and the Penns and Their Relations, Roanoke, Virginia 1940,
  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 -
  3. [S226] Catalogue of the Officers and Alumni of Washington and Lee University, 1749-1888, J. Murphy and Company, Baltimore, 1888.
  4. [S1860] 1860 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  5. [S30] Trout, Robert J., They Followed the Plume The Story of J.E.B. Stuart and His Staff, Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA, 1993, Personal Collection - printed book.
  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. [S3673] Will of Ruth Stovall Hairston - 7 April 1866 - Will was written in Pittsylvania County, Virginia in 1866 and Ruth died in same county. Copies were also filed in Stokes County, North Carolina and Haywood County, Tennessee. PDF copy of Stokes County, NC filing is attached. Haywood County, Tennessee Will Book I, page 336. Family History Library Film #00477660, image 205-207., Family Search Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  8. [S14] Berry Hill Plantation Cemetery, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
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