James McElhaney HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#2237, b. 14 December 1808, d. 13 June 1881
Father*Hugh Brown HAIRSTON1 b. a 1787
Mother*Sarah MCELHANEY b. a 1787
Birth*James McElhaney HAIRSTON was born on 14 December 1808 in South Carolina. Cemetery marker shows birth Dec. 17, 1808.2,3 
He was the son of Hugh Brown HAIRSTON and Sarah MCELHANEY.1 
PropertyJames M. Hairston sold to James Anderson 202 1/2 acres of land in Butts County, Georgia on 30 July 1830. Butts County, Georgia Deed Book B, page 242. Family History Library Film #008153254, image 380.
PropertyEli Cooper sold to James M. Hairston 200 acres and a house in Butts County, Georgia on 10 October 1830. Butts County, Georgia Deed Book B, page 262. Family History Library Film #008153254, image 391.
Property*James M. Hairston purchased 112 acres of land in Butts County, Georgia from William McCally on 27 November 1832. The document was witnessed by John S. Hairston and H. B. Hairston. Butts County, Georgia Deed Book F, page 349-350, Family History Library Film 008564638, image 530-531.
PropertyJames M. Hairston sold to Sterling Camp 200 acres in Butts County on 26 November 1833. Butts County, Georgia Deed Book C, page 317-318, Family History Library Film 008153255, image 177.
Marriage*James McElhaney HAIRSTON married Matilda Louisa MCCALLAY, daughter of James MCCALLAY and Margaret AIKEN, on 4 December 1834.1,2,4,5 
Census 1850*James McElhaney HAIRSTON appeared on the census of 10 October 1850 in Troup County, Georgia, Jas Hurston 40 SC, Matilda 34 GA, Margarett 14 GA, Sarah 12 GA, Jane 6 GA, Wm 4 GA, Mary J 1 GA.4

 
Death Spouse*His wife, Matilda Louisa McCallay, died on 21 May 1851. 
Marriage*He married Louisa M. ELLIS on 21 December 1854.2 
Court Record*On 15 January 1856, James M. Harston became guardian of Sarah May, Jane E., William M. and James Harston, the minor children of James M. Harston. Guardian Bonds, Troup County, Georgia, page 181.6
Census 1860*James McElhaney HAIRSTON was Head of Household on 18 June 1860 in Troup County, Georgia. Jas Hearston 50.7 
Census 1870*He was Head of Household on 14 July 1870 in Troup County, Georgia, J. M. Hurston 60, Louisa 52, Jane 21, William 23, James 18.8 
Census 1880He appeared on the 1880 census of James HAIRSTON on 3 June 1880 in Chambers County, Alabama; Hairston, James 29 GA, Julia F. 20 GA wife, Ellen L. 2 daughter AL, J. M. Hairston 73 father SC both parents born SC (insane), Louisa M. 68 mother GA both parents born in GA.9 
Death*James McElhaney HAIRSTON died on 13 June 1881 at age 72. Cemetery marker indicates 13 January 1881 as date of death.1,2,3 
Burial*He was buried in Harmony Methodist Church, Troup County, Georgia;


Photo: Find A Grave by Donald Flynn.3 
Probate*His estate was probated on 14 November 1881 in Troup County, Georgia; William M. Hairston was the guardian of James M. Hairston and sold 440 acres to W. D. Barnes in Troup County, Georgia on 14 November 1881. Troup County, Georgia Deed Book U, page 483-485. Family History Library Film 008317692, image 260-261.

Family 1

Matilda Louisa MCCALLAY b. 23 Nov 1816, d. 21 May 1851
Children

Family 2

Louisa M. ELLIS b. 29 Jan 1818

Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S46] Vic Hairston and Edward J. Bregenzer, The Hairston History, February 12, 1998. Personal Collection - copy.
  2. [S144] Bible - James M Hairston 1808-1943.
  3. [S48] Find A Grave Website with Photo - only listings with photos of grave markers that are contemporary to the deceased individuals death are acceptable for genealogical proof.
  4. [S1850] 1850 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  5. [S3432] Dodd, Jordan, comp.. Georgia Marriages to 1850. Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Georgia., Ancestry.com.
  6. [S3459] Georgia Wills and Probate Records, 1742-1992, Ancestry.com.
  7. [S1860] 1860 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  8. [S1870] 1870 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  9. [S1880] 1880 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
Last Edited24 Feb 2022