Ruth HAIRSTON ID#1744, b. about 1771
Father*Robert HAIRSTON1 b. b 1724, d. b 2 Jun 1791
Mother*Ruth STOVALL b. a 1731, d. 3 Mar 1808
Birth*Ruth HAIRSTON was born about 1771. 
She was the daughter of Robert HAIRSTON and Ruth STOVALL.1 
WillIn Robert HAIRSTON's will dated 26 May 1790 in Franklin, Virginia, Ruth HAIRSTON was named as an heir; Robert's daughter Sarah "Sally" Hairston died before his will was written.1,2
Marriage*She married William TURNBULL, son of George TURNBALL and Abigail (surname unknown), on 7 November 1792 in Franklin, Virginia. Date of Surety was 5 November 1792 by William Anderson. Minister Randolph Hall married them on 7 November 1792. Franklin County Virginia Marriage Register, page 98. Family Search Library Film #007578970, image 106.3,4
DeedRuth HAIRSTON witnessed the deed of Peter HAIRSTON and Col. Samuel HAIRSTON on 1 October 1801 in Franklin, Virginia; On October 1, 1801, Peter Hairston, his wife Alcey, Samuel Hairston and his wife Judith, sold 310 acres on Beaver Creek for 600 pounds Virginia money to Luckville King. - Franklin County District Court Deed Book 1, page 327-329 + 336-337. FSL #7898087, images 189-190 + 194.


William TURNBULL b. 1774
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  1. [S121] Will of Robert Hairston 26 May 1790, Franklin County, Virginia Will Book #1, pages 70-71. Family History Search Film #7644994, images 69-70. Inventory & Appraisel record February 1793. Will Book #1, pages 85-87, 1786-1812. Family Search Library Film #7644994, images 77-78. Family Search Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  2. [S3131] Salmon, John S, and Emily J. Salmon. Franklin County, Virginia, 1786-1986: A Bicentennial History. Rocky Mount, Va: Franklin County Bicentennial Commission, 1993. Print., Personal Collection - printed book.
  3. [S152] Dodd, Jordan, comp.. Virginia Marriages to 1800. Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Virginia.,
  4. [S3077] Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940, database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 13 September 2015), William Turnbull and Ruth Hairston, 07 Nov 1792; citing Franklin County, Virginia, reference p98; FHL microfilm 31,523.
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