Ruth HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#1744, b. about 1771
Father*Capt. 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 Capt. Robert HAIRSTON and Ruth STOVALL.1 
WillIn Capt. Robert HAIRSTON's will dated 26 May 1790 in Franklin County, Virginia, Ruth HAIRSTON.1,2 was named as an heir; It is interesting to note that Robert lists his sons, granddaughters and all but two daughters as "my beloved". However, he lists daughters Martha Hunter and Jenny Rentfro as "her daughters", indicating his wife Ruth.

Robert's daughter Sarah "Sally" Hairston, died before his will was written.

PDF transcript of Robert's 1790 will attached -->
Marriage*She married William TURNBULL, son of George TURNBALL and Abigail (surname unknown), on 7 November 1792 in Franklin County, Virginia. Date of Surety was 5 November 1792 by William Anderson. Minister Randolph Hall married them.3,4

 

Family

William TURNBULL b. 1774
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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S121] Will of Robert Hairston 26 May 1790, Franklin County, Virginia Will Book #1, pages 70-71. Family History Library Film #007644994, images 69-70. Inventory & Appraisel record February 1793. Will Book #1, pages 85-87, 1786-1812. Family History Library Film #007644994, images 77-78. Family Search, Family History 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., Ancestry.com.
  4. [S3077] Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRQ6-6JZ : 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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