Mary Corine PATTY ID#2217, b. 18 August 1901, d. 23 October 1968
Father*Robert Calhoun PATTY b. 20 Jan 1883, d. 6 Apr 1947
Mother*Rebecca Wright POWELL b. 30 Oct 1881, d. 4 Dec 1950
Birth*Mary Corine PATTY was born on 18 August 1901 in Macon, Noxubee County, Mississippi.1

She was the daughter of Robert Calhoun PATTY and Rebecca Wright POWELL
Census 1910Mary Corine PATTY appeared on the 1910 census of Robert Calhoun PATTY on 21 April 1910 in Washington Street, Macon, Noxubee County, Mississippi; Head Robert C Patty 27, wife Rebecca P Patty, daughter Mary C Patty 8, son Robert P Patty 6, brother Thomas I Patty 29, sister Katherine L Patty 25, brother William L Patty 22, brother Henry M Patty 20, sister Mary F Patty 15.2

Education*Mary Corine PATTY attended the sixth grade in 1915 in Macon Graded and High School, Macon, Mississippi.
Marriage*She married George William HAIRSTON Jr., son of George William HAIRSTON and Virginia Antoinette "Nettie" ERVIN, on 7 January 1917 in Lowndes County, Mississippi.3,4
Census 1920Mary Corine PATTY appeared on the 1920 census of George William HAIRSTON Jr. on 12 January 1920 in Old Crawford Road, Beat 5, East of Railroad, Noxubee County, Mississippi; (Note: they were living on his farm called the "Irby Place", named after the man the land was purchased from.)5

Census 1930Mary Corine PATTY appeared on the 1930 census of George William HAIRSTON Jr. on 29 April 1930 in Main Street, Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi; Lists: George W. Jr 38, Corine P. 28, Robert E. 8, George W. III 3 8/12 and owns a home valued at $2,500 and has a radio. George purchased this home from Mr. Waller.6

Census 1940Mary Corine PATTY appeared on the 1940 census of George William HAIRSTON Jr. on 3 April 1940 in Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi.7

Anecdote*John A. Washington wrote two letters to Mary Patty Hairston on 17 November and 3 December 1956 regarding Lucinda Frances Foote and Mary Foote, two of the wives of Hezekiah W. Foote. He states that both of these wives were great-grandaughters of Betty Washington Lewis, the sister of Geaorge Washington. Copy of letters attached.8

Left-to-right: Dorothy Herrington Patty, Mary Foote Patty, Beth Patty, Corine Patty Hairston, Doroty Patty Vallas - at the home of Corine Patty Hairston in Crawford, Mississippi in 1960. Photo on wall is of George W. Hairston III, Corine's son. 
Death*Mary Corine PATTY died on 23 October 1968 in St. Joseph Hospital, Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, at age 67. Death certificate issued 18 November 1968.1 
Burial*She was buried in Oaklimb Cemetery, Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi.9,10

Obituary*Services Held For Mrs. G. W. Hairston
Funeral services for Mrs. George W. Hairston were held from Cockrell Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, October 25, with Rev. L. P. Wasson, the Rev. Gus Shelly and the Rev. H. L. Hathorn officiating. Interment followed in the Crawford Cemetery.
Mrs. Hairston passed away on October 23, at St. Joseph Hospital in Meridian. She was 67.
The former Corine Patty, Mrs. Hairston was born in Macon on August 18, 1901. Her parents were Robert C. Patty and Rebecca Powell Patty. She was very young when she married George W. Hairston, and from then on, devoted her life to her husband and children. A talented homemaker and a kindly, thoughtful neighbor, Mrs. Hairston was a member of the Crawford Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, George W. Hairston, III of Columbus, and Col. Robert E. Hairston of Miami, Fla; two grandchildren; one great grandchild; and her aunt, Mrs. Mary P. Keirn of West Point.
Pallbearers were Hayes Cade, Lamar Hairston, Fred Potts, Leonard Gibson, George Demarest, Swinton Potts and Paul Silvery.
---- The Macon Beacon, Macon, MS Thursday, October 31, 1968.


George William HAIRSTON Jr. b. 3 Aug 1890, d. 10 Mar 1976
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Sources (

  1. [S51] Death Certificate.
  2. [S3634] "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 15 November 2021), Robert C Patty, Macon Ward 2, Noxubee, Mississippi, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 87, sheet 6B, family 125, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 754; FHL microfilm 1,374,767.
  3. [S87] Bible - G.W. Hairston III; G.W. Hairston, III.
  4. [S3650] Marriage - George William Hairston & Mary Corine Patty - Marriage License and Affidavit, Lowndes County, Mississippi - Volume 26 1916-1919, Page 87, Family Search Film #007744917, Image 68.
  5. [S1920] 1920 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  6. [S1930] 1930 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  7. [S1940] 1940 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  8. [S3623] Letter from John A Washington to Mrs George Hairston Jr, 17 Nov & 3 Dec 1956., Personal Collection - original documents.
  9. [S13] Oaklimb Cemetery, Crawford, Lowndes County, MS.
  10. [S103] Newspaper Obituary.
  11. [S92] Birth Certificate.
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