Alexander FORBES ID#1742
Marriage*Alexander FORBES married Jane "Janet" Jenny HAIRSTON, daughter of Andrew HAIRSTON and Elizabeth (surname unknown), about 1759.1 
Property*1767 Albemarle County - 88 acres on the branches of the south fork of Davis’s Creek.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 37, 1767-1768, p. 14 (Reel 37), Library of Virginia.2,3 
WillAlexander FORBES was mentioned in the will of Samuel HAIRSTON on 9 February 1782 in Campbell County, Virginia.1
Property1782 Bedford County - 110 acres on the north branch of Goose Creek.
Source: Land Office Grants F, 1781-1782, p. 498 (Reel 47), Library of Virginia.2 
Property1787 Bedford County - 407 acres on Goose Creek.
Source: Land Office Grants No. 13, 1787, p. 536 (Reel 79), Library of Virginia.2 
Property1791 Amherst County - 20 acres on the branches of Davis’s Creek.
Source: Land Office Grants No. 23, 1790-1791, p. 531 (Reel 89).
Library of Virginia.2 


Jane "Janet" Jenny HAIRSTON b. a 1742
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  1. [S101] Will of Samuel Hairston - 1782, Campbell County Will Book #1, page 6 and Will Book #6, page 141, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  2. [S2] Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia, Richmond.
  3. [S3124] Hudgins, Dennis R. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants : Volume Seven, 1762-1776. Richmond, Va: Virginia Genealogical Society, 1999. Print., Personal Collection - printed book.
  4. [S247] Greenway, Carl Forrest - letters relating to Hairston genealogy dated 1965-1966 to various people - Carl Greenway (1917-1974) was a Hairston relative and family genealogist, more information about Carl Greenway can be found here:, Personal Collection - copy.
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