Harden Moseley HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#156, b. 25 November 1849, d. 8 September 1931
Father*Dr. Peter Constantine HAIRSTON1,2,3 b. 9 Jun 1823, d. 7 May 1889
Mother*Wortley Virginia MOSELEY4 b. 25 Oct 1831, d. 11 Feb 1902
Birth*Harden Moseley HAIRSTON was born on 25 November 1849 in Mississippi. Hairston Bible, Bethel Church and 1900 census indicate November 1849 and cemetery marker 1847.3,2,5,6

 
He was the son of Dr. Peter Constantine HAIRSTON and Wortley Virginia MOSELEY.1,2,3,4 
Census 1850Harden Moseley HAIRSTON appeared on the 1850 census of Dr. Peter Constantine HAIRSTON on 26 September 1850 in Lowndes County, Mississippi; Peter Hairston 27 physician, Wortly V. 19, Harden M. 10/12.7

Census 1860Harden Moseley HAIRSTON appeared on the 1860 census of Dr. Peter Constantine HAIRSTON on 20 July 1860 in Lowndes County, Mississippi.8

Census 1870Harden Moseley HAIRSTON appeared on the 1870 census of Dr. Peter Constantine HAIRSTON on 16 June 1870 in Lowndes County, Mississippi.1

Marriage*Harden Moseley HAIRSTON married Marietta Margaret "Manie" ERVIN, daughter of Edwin Alexander ERVIN and Virginia Pou JENNINGS, on 18 January 1871; By Rev. Joseph Hardiwick.2,9 
Census 1880*Harden Moseley HAIRSTON appeared on the census of 1880 in Lowndes County, Mississippi, H.M. Harston 30, M.E. 29, Edwin E 8, V.M. 5, P.C. 5/12.10

 
BiographyHe was mentioned the BIOGRAPHY of Hardin HAIRSTON on 21 June 1884; From the "Historical Sketch of the Bethel Presbyterian Church, Lowndes County, Miss - June 21, 1884 -

"Mr. Hardin Hairston, one of the early immigrants who came from Virginia, and who left a large number of descendants, living within the bounds of this congregation, looked to the ministers of this Church for counsel and instruction in divine things; and while I was your Minister, it was my privilege to preach the gospel at his house by his request, when he was disabled by physical infirmity from attending the services at the Church. His mind was, then, turned toward the interests of eternity. It pleased the Lord, of His sovereign grace, to enlighten him in the saving knowledge of the gospel, so that he was priviledged to confess Christ before men, ere he should depart. He united with this Church, Oct 12, 1862, and died on the 23rd of the same month. His son, Dr. P. C. Hairston was received on examination, Dec. 1, 1879, and is now one of your Elders. Mrs. Wortley V. Hairston, the wife of Dr. Hairston, was a member of the Wahalak Church in Kemper County, where her father John T. Moseley resided, but after her marriage, she transferred her membership to this Church, November 27, 1852. Their daughter, Mrs. Sallie S. Ervin, professed her faith in Christ, Sept. 30, 1871, but has transferred her membership elsewhere. In 1859, while I was the Minister, the Lord graciously brought into his kingdom the three daughters of Col. Sam'l Hairston, who had died before I came here, and of his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Hairston, who had then recently deceased, thus leaving them double orphans, viz: Miss Sally Alice Hairston, now the wife of Rev. A. H. Barkley, Miss Sam Henry Elizabeth Hairston, and Miss Mary Theodosia Hairston, who continued their connection until 1873, when they transferred it to Crawford Church. Mrs. K. C. Hairston, wife of N. E. Hairston was admitted on examination, Oct 14, 1864 and was removed by death Oct 1st, 1875. Her daughter Mrs. Mary Watt Hairston, wife of George W. Hairston, professed her faith in Christ, Oct 3, 1880, and in the bloom of her married life was cut down by the fell destroyer, Jan 14, 1882, leaving a little daughter who has since received baptism. Mrs. Mary Ervin Hairston, already mentioned as a daughter of E. A. Ervin, the wife of Hardin M. Hairston, was received on examination, Sept. 30, 1871, and is now of your membership along with her four baptized children."11
Census 1900*Harden Moseley HAIRSTON appeared on the census of 22 June 1900 in Lowndes County, Mississippi, Harden M 50, Peter C.19, Lowndes A 17., Maragret 4.6

 
Census 1910*He appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 in Lowndes County, Mississippi, Hardin is the enumerator of this document.12 
Census 1930He appeared on the 1930 census of Gaius WHITFIELD III in 1930 in Middlesborough, Bell, Kentucky.13

 
Death*Harden Moseley HAIRSTON died on 8 September 1931 in Bell County, Kentucky.5,14, at age 81. Cemetery marker indicates 1930 and is incorrect. Death Certificate -->
Burial*He was buried in Jennings Cemetery, Lowndes County, Mississippi; Cemetery marker incorrectly indicates 1847 as birth date.5

 

Family

Marietta Margaret "Manie" ERVIN b. 7 Dec 1850, d. 21 Aug 1888
Children

Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S1870] 1870 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  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 - http://www.lva.virginia.gov
  3. [S1] Bethel Presbyterian Church Records, Lowndes County, Mississippi.
  4. [S158] Montague, George William, History and Genealogy of the Montague Family of America, Press of J.E. Williams, Amherst, Mass, 1886.
  5. [S18] Jennings Cemetery, Lowndes County, Mississippi.
  6. [S1900] 1900 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  7. [S1850] 1850 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  8. [S1860] 1860 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  9. [S87] Bible - G.W. Hairston III; G.W. Hairston, III.
  10. [S1880] 1880 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  11. [S3] Baird, Rev. E. T.; Historical Sketch of the Bethel Presbyterian Church, Lowndes County, Miss Prepared for the Semi-Centennial Celebration, June 21, 1884 - Columbus, Mississippi - 1885.
  12. [S1910] 1910 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  13. [S1930] 1930 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  14. [S51] Death Certificate.
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