Dr. Thomas Sumter Daniel HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#1383, b. 13 June 1862, d. 29 February 1908
Father*Thomas Brown HAIRSTON1 b. 30 Mar 1824, d. 30 Jul 1864
Mother*Nancy L. "Sparks" HUTCHINSON2 b. 22 Dec 1824, d. 3 Feb 1875
Birth*Dr. Thomas Sumter Daniel HAIRSTON was born on 13 June 1862 in Laurens County, South Carolina.1,3 
He was the son of Thomas Brown HAIRSTON and Nancy L. "Sparks" HUTCHINSON.1,2 
Census 1870Dr. Thomas Sumter Daniel HAIRSTON appeared on the 1870 census of Nancy L. "Sparks" HUTCHINSON on 7 August 1870 in Laurens Co., South Carolina; Nancy Hairston 46, Robert O 22, John D 19, Margaret 17, William 15, Martha A 11, Thomas D 8; (Nancy was living next to Robert & Margaret Hutchison.)2

Death*Dr. Thomas Sumter Daniel HAIRSTON died on 29 February 1908 in Florida at age 45.4,3 
Burial*He was buried in Leesville Southern Methodist Church Cemetery, Laurens County, South Carolina.4,3 

Native of Laurens and Brother of Mr R. 0. Hairston.

Sunday afternoon Mr. Robt. O. Hairston received a message from his daughter, Miss Lillie Hairston, stating that his youngest brother, Dr. Thos. D. Hairston, had passed away during the day at his hotel at Manatee, Florida. Dr. Hairston had been in rather poor health for some time and in January he decided to spend the remainder of the winter in Florida. He was accompanied by his niece, Miss Lillie Hairston, who is a trained nurse. Some days ago the doctor's condition became more serious and he grew steadily weaker until the end, Miss Hairston remaining
with him to the last.

His remains arrived in Laurens yesterday at noon and were taken out to Leesville church for interment at 4 o'clock. The burial service was held by Rev. A. A. Merritt, pastor.

Dr. Hairston was the youngest son of Mr. Thos. B. Hairston, a Confederate soldier who was killed in the blowup at Petersburg. He was born in 1862 near the present home of Mr. O. P. Goodwin and was a brother of the late Mr. Dorroh Hairston and of Mr. R. O. Hairston. He also had three sisters, one of whom is dead. After graduating in medicine he practiced for more than twenty years, having been located at Clifton, Spartanburg county, for the past decade.

The Laurens Advertiser, Laurens, South Carolina, Wednesday, March 4, 1908, page 1. (University of South Carolina.)

Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S231] Robert Hairston. Hairston Family Bibile - Laurens Co. South Carolina. 190 Greenwich Street, New York: Daniel D. Smith, 1823. Private owner, Texas.
  2. [S1870] 1870 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  3. [S48] Find A Grave Website with Photo - only listings with photos of grave markers that are contemporary to the deceased individuals death are acceptable for genealogical proof.
  4. [S257] Obituary attached to this record.
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