Thomas HAIRSTON ID#1734, b. about 1752, d. 1782
Birth*Thomas HAIRSTON was born about 1752 in Virginia.1 
County Change*Ninety-Six District was formed from Berkley County - 1769. 
Property*1773 Berkeley County, South Carolina - Thomas obtained a land grant for 200 acres on Rayburns Creek. NOTE: Berkely County was discontined in 1769, so Thomas hairston probably acquired this property before 1769. If this is true, he was likely about 21 years old.2 
Military*"He served as a horseman under Capt. John Wilson from 27 December 1780 to 8 April 1782, South Carolina. A.A.3225; O454."3 
Death*He died in 1782.4 
Probate*His estate was probated on 20 November 1782 in Abbeville County, South Carolina; "Est. admnt. Nov. 20, 1782 by Wm. Hairston, Jno. McCord, Robt. Maxwell bound to Jno. Ewing Calhoun Ord. 96 Dist. sum 14,000 lbs. Wm. Hairston next kin. Inv. made Dec. 10, 1782 by Jno. Irwing, Jno. Calhoun, Saml. McMurtey." (BOX 46, PACK 1044.)4 

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  1. [S46] The Hairston History, Vic Hairston and Edward J. Bregenzer, February 12, 1998. Personal Collection - printed book.
  2. [S3066] South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, SC.
  3. [S233] Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American. Online
  4. [S61] Young, Willie Pauline. Abstracts of Old Ninety-six And Abbeville District Wills And Bonds, As On File In the Abbeville, South Carolina, Courthouse. Abbeville, S.C., 1950
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