Peter HAIRSTON ID#1736, b. before 1755
Birth*Peter HAIRSTON was born before 1755.1,2 
Marriage*He married Mary YELDELL, daughter of Robert YELDELL, before 1773.3 
County Change*Abbeville County formed from Ninety-Six District - 1785. 
WillIn Robert YELDELL's will dated 21 June 1789 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, Peter HAIRSTON was named as executor; mentions grandson Robert Hairston and son-in-law Peter Hairston. Children James (deceased), Jean, Sarah White, Mary Hairston, Robert, Anthony, Phebe. Grandchildren Robert Yeldell, Robert Hairston.3 
Census 1790*He appeared on the census of 1790 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, Males; under 16 4, 16+ 1, Females; 5.
The 1790 census lists 4 possible sons, but only Robert appears in records.

Abbeville, South Carolina; Series: M637; Roll: 11; Page: 464; Image: 277; Family History Library Film: 0568151.4
Court Record*In 1793 John Herston and his brother Peter Herston are listed as executors on the will of Susana Maxfield's. Abbeville County, South Carolina, 10 September 1793.5 
Court Record*Helped make an inventory of William Adams estate along with William Hairston, Simeon Williams, Capt. John Irwin and Reuben Shotwell.6 
Census 1800*He appeared on the census of 1800 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, Males; under 10 2(Samuel, Peter Jr.), 10-15 1, 16-25 2 (Robert), 45+ 1 (Peter), Females; under 10 3, 10-15 1, 26-44 1(Mary). William Lomax is a neighbor.
The 1800 census shows 5 possible sons, but only Robert, Samuel and Peter appear in records.2

ProbateHe was a buyer of property from the estate of William HAIRSTON on 4 May 1808 in Abbeville County, South Carolina; A list of personal property sold of William Hairston, dated 4 May 1808, was given to court. It listed the items sold, buyer's name and sale price. 
NOTEThe 1790 and 1800 census records show a possible 5 sons, yet we only have 3 (Robert, Samuel and Peter) listed. It is possible that the extra household members were not his sons. 



Sources (

  1. [S46] Vic Hairston and Edward J. Bregenzer, The Hairston History, February 12, 1998. Personal Collection - copy.
  2. [S1800] 1800 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  3. [S3227] Will of Robert Yeldell Sr. - 1789, Abbeville District, South Carolina; Recorded 15 Jan 1790, Will Book 1, Page 20, South Carolina Department of Archives and History.
  4. [S1790] 1790 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  5. [S3228] Will of Susana Maxfield - 10 Sep 1793, Abbeville Co., South Carolina; Recorded 28 Mar 1794, Will Book 1, Page 109, South Carolina Department of Archives and History.
  6. [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 - Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  7. [S279] Lomax, Joseph, Genealogical and Historical Sketches of The Lomax Family, The Rookus Printing House, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1894.
Last Edited15 May 2020