Mary Ann ROBERTSON

HAIRSTON.org ID#1740, b. about 1754, d. about 1840
Birth*Mary Ann ROBERTSON was born about 1754.1 
Marriage*She married John HAIRSTON about 1774.1 
Census 1790Mary Ann ROBERTSON listed in the household of John HAIRSTON in 1790 in Abbeville County, South Carolina; Jno Hearston - Males: 5 under 16, 1 over 16, Females: 2, Slaves: 3. (5 males under 16 born between 1775 and 1790 - Robert, Peter, David, Hugh and unknown.)2

Census 1800Mary Ann ROBERTSON listed in the household of John HAIRSTON in 1800 in Abbeville County, South Carolina; John Hariston - Males: under 10 5, 10-15 3, 16-25 1, 45+ 1, Females: under 10 1, 16-25 1, 26-44 1, Slaves: 3.
The 1800 census shows 5 males under 10 born between 1791 and 1800, John, Ezekiel, 3 unknown; 3 males 10-15 born 1785-1790 - Peter, David, and Hugh; 1 male 16-25 born 1775-1784 - Robert.3

Census 1810Mary Ann ROBERTSON listed in the household of John HAIRSTON in 1810 in Abbeville County, South Carolina; John Herston - Males: under 10 1 (Hezekiah), 10-15 2 (Ezekiel, 16-25 2 (Hugh, David), 45+ 1, Females: under 10 1, 45+ 1, Slaves 1.4

Census 1830*Mary Ann ROBERTSON appeared on the census of 1830 in Montgomery County, Alabama, Ann Hearston living next to her son David N. Hairston: Males 15-19 1, Females 10-14 1, 70-79 1.5 
Patent* On 1 August 1831 - Ann Hairston purchased 79.6 acres of public land in Township 15, Range 20, Section 12, Montgomery County, Alabama from the United States Land Office.6 
Patent On 1 December 1831 - Ann Hairston purchased 80.22 acres of public land in Township 15, Range 20, Section 35, Bullock County, Alabama from the United States Land Office. This property may also have been in Montgomery County, since Bullock County was not formed until 1866.6 
Death*She died about 1840 in Montgomery County, Alabama.1 
NOTE*Notes from "The Hairston History" by Victor Hairston and Ed. Bregenzer;
"This is the Ann Hairston that appears on the 1830 Montgomery County, Alabama census and had to be the grandmother of various Hairstons in and around Montgomery County Alabama. Some of these known Hairstons were from the first marriage of Ann's son Robert to Sarah Lang. After Sarah died, Robert married again to Ann Sargen and had children. and we presumed that the reason these first children of Robert left was because they couldn't get along with the 'stepmother' . It is further presumed that after John Hairston died in South Carolina. Ann left South Carolina and went to Montgomery County Alabama and owned property there. as we have a deed that would indicate this was true.

The following is a document which Ann created to dispose of certain property to her granddaughter Sarah Ann Hairston, youngest daughter of Robert and Sarah Lang Hairston: Received in office for record 7th January 1840. State of Alabama. Montgomery County, Know all men by these presents that I Ann Hairston of the State and County aforesaid for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which I have and bear unto my beloved granddaughter Sarah Ann Hairston of said county and state and the sum of one dollar to me in hand paid by her the receipt of which I hereby acknowledge have given. granted, confirmed and by the presents do give, grant and confirm unto the said Sarah Ann Hairston the following property Viz: eight head of cattle known as her claim, two feather bed bedsteds and bed furniture, one spinning wheel. one table and the whole of my kitchen furniture and cooking utensils, to have and to hold and enjoy all and singular the said goods and chattels aforesaid to the said Sarah Ann Hairston, her heirs, executors and administrators forever, and I the Ann Hairston will warrant and defend the same against the lawful claims, demands of any person or persons whatsoever with this condition that the property is to remain in my possession during my lifetime.

In witness whereof I have unto set my hand and seal 25th July 1839.
Witness: W.H.Hill
Ann Hairston [By Mark X]

Personally appeared before me Jos D. Cooper, Clerk of the county court aforesaid W.H.Hili who after being duly sworn, desposed and sayeth that Ann Hairston did sign seal and deliver the within instrument to the within named Sarah Ann Hairston in his presence on this day and date therein mentioned. In witness thereof I do here unto set my hand and seal
at office this 7th day of January AD 1840.

Recorded the 3rd day of February 1840 Jos D. Cooper[Clk Seal,CCMC]
County Clerk Montgomery County."1 

Family

John HAIRSTON b. b 1755
Children

Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S46] The Hairston History, Vic Hairston and Edward J. Bregenzer, February 12, 1998. Personal Collection - printed book.
  2. [S1790] 1790 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  3. [S1800] 1800 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  4. [S1810] 1810 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  5. [S1830] 1830 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  6. [S123] Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Government www.glorecords.blm.gov.
Last Edited19 Jun 2018