Agnes (surname unknown) ID#2
NOTE*Family tradition says she was an "Irish Lady of Rank". There are also stories that she died on the voyage to the American Colonies. 
Marriage*Agnes (surname unknown) married Peter HAIRSTON "The Immigrant" about 1714. 
America*Agnes Hairston and family immigrated to America about 1728, probably due to the drought that affected Ireland in 1727 and 1728. 
Virginia*Sometime around 1739, Agnes and family moved from Pennsylvania along the Great Wagon Road thru Wood's Gap (now Jarmin Gap) into Goochland County, Virginia. 
Property*Peter Hairstone and his wife Agnes sold 250 acres in the North Garden of Albemarle County (formerly Goochland County) to Joseph Dawson of Amherst County for 48 pounds. Note that the deed is not dated. However, the deed was registered with the Albemarle courts on 14 Oct 1762. This land was next to Robert Lewis's land. There is a Joseph Dawson that married a Judith Dudley in Goochland County on 20 Nov 1753 (from Douglas Register). A George Dawson signed the Mountian Plain Congregation letter in 1747. - Albemarle County, Virginia Deed Book 3, page 242-243. FSL #7893699 image 331.1
NOTE*The source of the name of "Peter the Immigrant's" wife is from a 1940 letter from Mr. William Boone Douglass to Mrs. W. N. Hairston (Elizabeth Seawell Hairston, author of "The Hairstons and Penns and their Relations", 1940. William Boone Douglass is the great-grandson on Jane "Jenny" Hairston Rentfro. The letter references the bible of Jane "Jenny" Hairston, Robert Hairston's daughter. In the bible she writes that she named her 5th child "Agnes", for her grandmother Hairston. PDF copy of letter attached.2


Peter HAIRSTON "The Immigrant" b. a 1695
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  1. [S3411] Davis, Bailey Fulton, Albemarle County Virginia Deed Book 3, 1760-1763. Amherst Courthouse, Va. 1971, Salt Lake City, Utah : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2009, Family Search Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  2. [S242] Douglas, William Boone (Great-grandson of Jane "Jenny" Hairston Rentfro and founding member The Institution of American Genealogy) wrote a letter to Mrs. N. H. Hairston (Elizabeth Seawell Hairston, author of "The hairstons and the Penns..."), Washington, D.C., 27 December 1940.
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