Major James Thomas Watt HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#114, b. 25 January 1835, d. 19 January 1908
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*Major James Thomas Watt HAIRSTON was born on 25 January 1835 in Old Fort, Patrick Co., Virginia, the 1900 census shows Feburary as birth month.1,2,3 
He was the son of Hardin HAIRSTON and Sarah "Sally" Stovall STAPLES.1 
Census 1850Major James Thomas Watt 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

 
College*Major James Thomas Watt HAIRSTON was College in 1858 in Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia.5 
Census 1860He appeared on the 1860 census of Hardin HAIRSTON on 14 July 1860 in Lowndes County, Mississippi; Harden Hairston 73 - Planter, J.T.W Hairston 24 - Planter, J. H. Walker 35 - Negro Manager.6

MilitaryJames Thomas Watt Hairston - Captain, mustered 15 February 1861, at Crawfordsville, Mississippi, in the Prairie Guards. age 26. He was a graduate of the Virginia Military institute and was elected Captain of Company E on 26 April 1861.

 
Military*Major & A.A.G.on Major General J.E.B. Stuart's Staff - Cayalry Division A.N. Virginia, Confederate States Army.5 
WillIn Hardin HAIRSTON's will dated 29 September 1862, Major James Thomas Watt 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.7
MilitaryMajor JTW Hairston resigned as an officer in the calvary due to physical problems on 15 May 1863. He was the Division Provost Officer for Major General JEB Stuart. 
Census 1870*He appeared on the census of 18 June 1870 in Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi, J T W Hariston 35 born in Virginia, living alone.8

 
Marriage*He married Elizabeth Perkins HAIRSTON, daughter of Marshall HAIRSTON and Ann Marshall HAIRSTON, on 24 June 1873 in Beaver Creek Plantation, Henry Co., Virginia.1,9,3 
Census 1880Major James Thomas Watt HAIRSTON appeared on the 1880 census of Marshall HAIRSTON on 15 June 1880 in Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia; Marshal 77, Ann 77, Ann 40, James T Hairston 45 (married, son in law), Elizabeth 44 (married), Watt 3 (grand son.)10 
ProbateMajor James Thomas Watt HAIRSTON was mentioned in the probate of the estate of George HAIRSTON on 6 June 1885 in Lowndes County, Mississippi; Case No. 2019, Estate Files 2011-2051. A pdf copy is attached.11
Census 1900*Major James Thomas Watt HAIRSTON appeared on the census of 19 June 1900 in Lowndes County, Mississippi, JTW 65, E P 64, Watt H 23.2

 
Travel*


The Columbus Commercial, March 12, 1907. 
Death*He died on 19 January 1908 in Lowndes County, Mississippi, at age 72.1,5,9 
Burial*He was buried in Beaver Creek Plantation, Henry Co., Virginia.12,5 

Family

Elizabeth Perkins HAIRSTON b. 29 Feb 1836, d. 24 Apr 1922
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. [S1900] 1900 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  3. [S3044] Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
  4. [S1850] 1850 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  5. [S30] They Followed the Plume The Story of J.E.B. Stuart and His Staff, Robert J. Trout, Stackpole Books, 1993.
  6. [S1860] 1860 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  7. [S271] Will of Hardin Hairston - 29 Sep 1862, Lowndes County Will Book #1, page 122, Lowndes County Courthouse,.
  8. [S1870] 1870 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  9. [S249] George Hairston Family Bible - 1750-1916, Peter Hairston Bible - 1750-1928, The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Translated Out of the Original Greek: and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. Cooperstown, (N.Y.) Sterotyped, Printed and Published by H. & E. Phinney, 1829., Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  10. [S1880] 1880 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  11. [S3317] Lowndes County Chancery Court Records, Lowndes County Courthouse,.
  12. [S15] Beaver Creek Plantation Cemetery, Henry County, Virginia.
Last Edited1 Mar 2018