John Townes HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#159, b. 23 December 1855, d. 7 July 1932
Father*Dr. Peter Constantine HAIRSTON1,2 b. 9 Jun 1823, d. 7 May 1889
Mother*Wortley Virginia MOSELEY3 b. 25 Oct 1831, d. 11 Feb 1902
Birth*John Townes HAIRSTON was born on 23 December 1855 in Mississippi.2,4,5

 
He was the son of Dr. Peter Constantine HAIRSTON and Wortley Virginia MOSELEY.1,2,3 
Census 1860John Townes HAIRSTON appeared on the 1860 census of Dr. Peter Constantine HAIRSTON on 20 July 1860 in Lowndes County, Mississippi.6

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

Marriage*John Townes HAIRSTON married Laura PETERS, daughter of James H. PETERS and Regina BORDERS, on 3 December 1876 in Lowndes County, Mississippi; book 8 page 101.7,8 
Census 1880*John Townes HAIRSTON appeared on the census of 14 June 1880 in Lowndes County, Mississippi, J.T. Harston 20, L. 20, L.R. 2, P.C. 1.9 
WillIn Wortley Virginia MOSELEY's will dated 20 March 1896 in "written signed & published at the family residence Magowah", Lowndes County, Mississippi, John Townes HAIRSTON was named as an heir; Lowndes County Will Book 2, page 372-378. FSL 5835940-222.10
Anecdote*Crawford is now an incorporated town wiih J. T. Hairston as mayor; D. J. Martin, marshal, A. J. Ervin, W. A. Hartman and J. F. Waller, aldermen.

Macon Beacon, Macon, Mississippi, April 1, 1899, page 2. (Mississippi Department of Archives and History.)11 
Census 1900*He appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 in Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi.5

 
Census 1930He appeared on the 1930 census of John H. PETERS on 15 April 1930 in Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi.12

 
Death*John Townes HAIRSTON died on 7 July 1932 at age 76. The cemetery marker shows date of death as 4 July 1933 and is incorrect. The obituary od John T. Hairston is in The Macon Beacon newspaper, dated July 8, 1932, and states he died on 7 July 1932 at 3:40 in the afternoon. Either the grave marker, which looks relatively new, is incorrect or the newpaper was a year early on his death. My bet is the newspaper is correct.13
Burial*He was buried in Oaklimb Cemetery, Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi.13

 
Obituary*

 

Family

Laura PETERS b. 17 Apr 1860, d. 18 Jul 1937
Children
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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S1870] 1870 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  2. [S1] Bethel Presbyterian Church Records, Lowndes County, Mississippi.
  3. [S158] Montague, George William, History and Genealogy of the Montague Family of America, Press of J.E. Williams, Amherst, Mass, 1886.
  4. [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
  5. [S1900] 1900 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  6. [S1860] 1860 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  7. [S62] Marriage Records - Lowndes County, Mississippi.
  8. [S76] Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935, Ancestry.com.
  9. [S1880] 1880 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  10. [S96] Lowndes County Mississippi Will Book.
  11. [S3188] Library of Congress, Chronicling Amercia - Historic American Newspapers.
  12. [S1930] 1930 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  13. [S13] Oaklimb Cemetery, Crawford, Lowndes County, MS.
Last Edited16 Sep 2023