HAIRSTON.org ID#22, b. 23 October 1786, d. 23 October 1862
Father*Gen. George Stovall HAIRSTON1 b. 20 Sep 1750, d. 5 Mar 1827
Mother*Elizabeth PERKINS1 b. 13 May 1759, d. 26 Jan 1819
NOTE*Hardin or Harden? The spelling in his will is Hardin and he signed it Hardin (I am aware the will on file in Lowndes County is a hand written copy). The spelling on his cemetery marker is Harden. Since I do not know who ordered the marker I have decided to use his signature as the correct spelling. In the 1885 Historical Sketch of the Bethel Church they spelled his name as Hardin.
The name "Hardin" came from Thomas Harding, the maternal grandfather of Elizabeth Perkins (Gen. George Stovall Hairston's wife). George and Elizabeth named their third son Hardin.2,3

Birth*Hardin HAIRSTON was born on 23 October 1786 in Henry County, Virginia. (an unknown value.)4,5,1 
He was the son of Gen. George Stovall HAIRSTON and Elizabeth PERKINS.1 
County Change*Patrick County formed from Henry County - 1791. 
Marriage*Hardin HAIRSTON married Sarah "Sally" Stovall STAPLES, daughter of Major John Fleming STAPLES Jr. and Martha STOVALL, on 1 June 1808 in Henry County, Virginia, but the marriage is listed as June 2 in the Harden Family Bible. The Minister performing the marriage was Rev. Mannin Hill.4,6,7 
Military*Hardin was the Master of Transportation in the Southern Division of the American Army, War of 1812.7 
Census 1820*Hardin HAIRSTON appeared on the census of 1820 in Patrick County, Virginia; Males <10 3, 26-44 1, Females <10 2, 10-15 1, 26-44 1, Slaves 70.8
WillIn Gen. George Stovall HAIRSTON's will dated 7 March 1820 in Henry County, Virginia, Hardin HAIRSTON was named as an heir.9 
Census 1830a*He appeared on the census of 1830 in Henry County, Virginia, he is listed as Non-Resident

1830; Census Place: Henry, Virginia; Series: M19; Roll: 195; Page: 194.10
Census 1830*He appeared on the census of 1830 in Patrick County, Virginia, Males <5 2, 5-9 2, 15-19 1, 40-49 1, Females 10-14 1, 30-39 1, Slaves 80. Hardin is also listed in Henry County, Virginia as a Non-Resident with 7 slaves.

1830; Census Place: Patrick, Virginia; Series: M19; Roll: 195; Page: 159.10
Property*Purchased 1,200 acres of land in Lowndes County, Mississippi known as the "Pepper Place."11 
Census 1840*He appeared on the census of 1840 in Patrick County, Virginia, Males 5-9 2, 10-14 1, 15-19 3, 50-59 1, Females 20-29 1, 40-49 1 Slaves 59.12

Census 1840a*He appeared on the census of 1 June 1840 in Lowndes County, Mississippi, Males 20-29 1 (probably his son George), Slaves 53.12
Census 1841 Miss*He appeared on the Mississippi Census of 1841 in Lowndes County, Mississippi.13 
Census 1850*He appeared on the census of 25 September 1850 in Lowndes County, Mississippi, Hardin 64, Elizabeth 40, (the following children are Col. Samuel Hairston's) Elizabeth 15, Sarah 18, Samuel 20, Theodosia 13, John 11, Robert 8, George 5, Joseph 3, Sanders 1, and Harden's son George 38.14

Census 1860*He appeared on the census of 14 July 1860 in Lowndes County, Mississippi, Harden Hairston 73 - Planter, J.T.W Hairston 24 - Planter, J. H. Walker 35 - Negro Manager.15

Will*Hardin Hairston left a will dated 29 September 1862, Lowndes County Courthouse, Mississippi, page 122. PDF transcript and a copy of will attached.2
Death*He died on 23 October 1862 in Lowndes County, Mississippi, at age 76.4,3 
Burial*He was buried in Hairston Cemetery, Lowndes County, Mississippi;



ProbateHis estate was probated on 19 November 1862 in Courthouse, Lowndes County, Mississippi.2 
Biography*From the "Historical Sketch of the Bethel Presbyterian Church, Lowndes County, Miss - June 21, 1884 -

"Mr. Hardin Hairston, one of the early immigrants who came from Virginia, and who left a large number of descendants, living within the bounds of this congregation, looked to the ministers of this Church for counsel and instruction in divine things; and while I was your Minister, it was my privilege to preach the gospel at his house by his request, when he was disabled by physical infirmity from attending the services at the Church. His mind was, then, turned toward the interests of eternity. It pleased the Lord, of His sovereign grace, to enlighten him in the saving knowledge of the gospel, so that he was priviledged to confess Christ before men, ere he should depart. He united w1th this Church, Oct 12, 1862, and died on the 23rd of the same month. His son, Dr. P. C. Hairston was received on examination, Dec. 1, 1879, and is now one of your Elders. Mrs. Wortley V. Hairston, the wife of Dr. Hairston, was a member of the Wahalak Church in Kemper County, where her father John T. Moseley resided, but after her ma rriage, she transferred her membership to this Church, November 27, 1, 1852. Their daughter, Mrs. Sallie S. Ervin, professed her faith in Christ, Sept. 30, 1871, but has transferred her membership elsewhere. In 1859, while I was the Minister, the Lord graciously brought into his kingdom the three daughters of Col. Sam'l Hairston, who had died before I came here, and of his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Hairston, who had then recently deceased, thus leaving them double orphans, viz: Miss Sally Alice Hairston, now the wife of Rev. A. H. Barkley, Miss Sam Henry Elizabeth Hairston, and Miss Mary Theodosia Hairston, who continued their connection until 1873, when they transferred it to Crawford Church. Mrs. K. C. Hairston, wife of N. E. Hairston was admitted on examination, Oct 14, 1864 and was removed by death Oct 1st, 1875. Her daughter Mrs. Mary Watt Hairston, wife of George W. Hairston, professed her faith in Christ, Oct 3, 1880, and in the bloom of her married life was cut down by the fell destroyer, Jan 14, 1882, leaving a little daughter who has since received baptism. Mrs. Mary Ervin Hairston, already mentioned as a daughter of E. A. Ervin, the wife of Hardin M. Hairston, was received on examination, Sept. 30, 1871, and is now of your membership along with her four baptized children."3


Sarah "Sally" Stovall STAPLES b. 1 Oct 1791, d. 4 May 1845
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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S249] George Hairston Family Bible - 1750-1916, Peter Hairston Bible - 1750-1928, The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Translated Out of the Original Greek: and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. Cooperstown, (N.Y.) Sterotyped, Printed and Published by H. & E. Phinney, 1829., Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  2. [S271] Will of Hardin Hairston - 29 Sep 1862, Lowndes County Will Book #1, page 122, Lowndes County Courthouse,.
  3. [S3] Baird, Rev. E. T.; Historical Sketch of the Bethel Presbyterian Church, Lowndes County, Miss Prepared for the Semi-Centennial Celebration, June 21, 1884 - Columbus, Mississippi - 1885.
  4. [S55] Harden Hairston Family Bible, 1750-1908. The Holy Bible containing The Old & New Testaments: Translated Out of the Original Tongues,.....J. Holbrook's Sterotype Copy., Eighth Edition, Brattleborough, (Vt.), 1817, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  5. [S17] Hairston Cemetery, Lowndes County, Mississippi.
  6. [S67] Dodd, Virginia Anderson, Henry County, Virginia, Marriage Bonds, 1778-1849, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1976.
  7. [S22] Hairston, Elizabeth Seawell, The Hairstons and the Penns and Their Relations, Roanoke, Virginia 1940 https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=13164, Ancestry.com.
  8. [S1820] 1820 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  9. [S3296] Will of George Stovall Hairston -1820 - copy of will recorded in case #1833-008, Amos A. Atkinson & Wife vs. Exrs. of George Hairston, Chancery Records, Library of Virginia, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  10. [S1830] 1830 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  11. [S49] Ellis, Rebecca Hairston, Dr. P. C. Hairston, 20 Oct 1971.
  12. [S1840] 1840 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  13. [S1841] 1841 Mississippi Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  14. [S1850] 1850 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  15. [S1860] 1860 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
Last Edited15 Mar 2019