Hardin HAIRSTON

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. Several other court records spell it Hardin. 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.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 
PropertyHardin Hairston, on 13 February 1809, obtaines 131 acres on Syma's fork of South Mayo river adjoining Hughes & Staples in Patrick County, Virginia. Book 57, page 399.8 
Military*Hardin was the Master of Transportation in the Southern Division of the American Army, War of 1812.7 
Anecdote*In 1815, Hardin Harston of Patrick County is listed as a subscriber to William Nicholson's Amercian Edition of the British Encyclopedia (Philadelphia: Mitchell and Ames, 1816-1817.)9 
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 70.10
WillIn Gen. George Stovall HAIRSTON's will dated 7 March 1820 in Henry County, Virginia, Hardin HAIRSTON was named as an heir.11 
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: 159.12
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: 194.12
Property*Purchased 1,200 acres of land in Lowndes County, Mississippi known as the "Pepper Place."13 
Tax RollsHardin Hariston paid 1840 taxes in Lowndes County, Mississippi; 950 acres valued at $1,900, no white polls, 55 slaves between 5 and 60, taxes $39.12. Lowndes County Tax 1840, page 14. Family History Library Film #008610738, image 281.
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 59.14

Census 1840a*He appeared on the census of 1 June 1840 in Lowndes County, Mississippi, Males 20-29 1 (probably his son George), Slaves 53.14
Tax RollsHardin Hariston paid 1841 taxes in Lowndes County, Mississippi; 950 acres valued at $4,750, 1 clock worth $5, 15 cattle, no white polls, 60 slaves between 5 and 60, taxes $57.05. Lowndes County Tax 1841, page 15. Family History Library Film #008610738, image 323.
Census 1841 Miss*He appeared on the Mississippi Census of 1841 in Lowndes County, Mississippi.15 
Tax RollsHardin Hariston paid 1842 taxes in Lowndes County, Mississippi; no white polls, 76 slaves between 5 and 60, taxes $57.00. Lowndes County Tax 1842, page 24. Family History Library Film #008610738, image 381.
Death Spouse*His wife, Sarah Stovall Staples Hairston, died on 4 May 1845. 
Court Record*Court Case - Hardin Hairston vs Ruth Staples, administrator of James E. Staples, deceased, in Lowndes County and Noxubee County Courts, 1847 to 1849 - 22 images.16 
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 38.17

Tax RollsHardin Hairston paid 1851 taxes in Lowndes County, Mississippi; $100 loaned at interest, 1 carriage $100, 50 cattle, 1 horse of $75, no white polls, 137 slaves between 5 and 60, state tax $40.88. county tax $40.88. Lowndes County Tax 1851, page 17. Family History Library Film #008610738, image 437.
Tax RollsHardin Hairston paid 1852 taxes in Lowndes County, Mississippi; 1 carriage $75, 1 clock, 45 cattle, 1 horse of $50, no white polls, 138 slaves between 5 and 60, state tax $42.27, county tax $42.27. Lowndes County Tax 1852, page 15. Family History Library Film #008610738, image 484.
Tax Rolls*The 1853 Lowndes County tax records show the following for Hardin Harston: 1 watch $50, 30 cattle, 1 horse $50, 139 slaves under 60, no poll, $52.94 state tax, $26.47 county tax and $145.58 rail road tax. Lowndes County Tax 1853, page 18. Family History Library Film #008610738, image 529.
Tax RollsHardin Hairston paid 1857 taxes in Lowndes County, Mississippi; $350 loaned, 1 carriage $200, 1 clock $3, 20 cattle, 1 horse $80, 0 white polls, 104 slaves between 5 and 60, state tax $44.11. Lowndes County Tax 1857, page 18. Family History Library Film #008610738, image 582.
PropertyHardin Hairston purchased property from George and Bethenea R. Pannill (of Martinsville, Virginia) on 2 September 1858. Ruth S. Hairston and certain slaves are mentioned in this deed. Lowndes County Deed Book 31, pages 106-108. Family History Library Film #008567104, images 63-64.
Tax RollsHardin Hairston paid 1859 taxes in Lowndes County, Mississippi; $100 loaned, 1 carriage $150, 17 cattle, 1 horse $300, 0 white polls, 118 slaves between 5 and 60, state tax $50.57. Lowndes County Tax 1859, page 20. Family History Library Film #008610738, image 637.
Property*Hardin Hairston and his son Nicholas Edward Hairston purchased 245 acres in Lowndes County from the children of Peter and Ruth S. Hairston - Samuel Hairston and wife Henretta, George Hairston and wife Martha R., Peter Hairston Jr. and wife Lucy J., and John S. Reamy and wife Elizabeth. lowndes County Deed Vol. 31, pages 326-327. Family History Library Film #008567104, image 179.
Property*George Hairston purchases 240 acres in Lowndes County from Marshall Hairston and his wife Ann of Yallabusha County, Mississippi on 17 January 1859. Lowndes County deed Vol. 31, page 378. Family History Library Film #008567104, images 205-206.
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.18

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;


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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 with 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 marriage, she transferred her membership to this Church, November 27, 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

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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 - http://www.lva.virginia.gov
  2. [S271] Will of Hardin Hairston - 29 Sep 1862, Lowndes County Will Book #1, page 122. Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9Q6-RFZ9 : 21 May 2014), Lowndes > Wills 1847-1889 vol 1 > image 82 of 341; county courthouses and public libraries, Mississippi., 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 - http://www.lva.virginia.gov
  5. [S17] Hairston Cemetery, Lowndes County, Mississippi, Information and photographs gathered from personal visits.
  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.
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  12. [S1830] 1830 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  13. [S49] Ellis, Rebecca Hairston, Dr. P. C. Hairston, 20 Oct 1971.
  14. [S1840] 1840 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  15. [S1841] 1841 Mississippi Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
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  17. [S1850] 1850 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  18. [S1860] 1860 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
Last Edited28 Mar 2022