Sarah "Sally" Stovall STAPLES ID#23, b. 1 October 1791, d. 4 May 1845
Father*Major John Fleming STAPLES Jr.1,2 b. a 1753, d. 1817
Mother*Martha STOVALL b. a 1760, d. a 1835
Birth*Sarah "Sally" Stovall STAPLES was born on 1 October 1791 in Henry County, Virginia.3 
She was the daughter of Major John Fleming STAPLES Jr. and Martha STOVALL.1,2 
Marriage*Sarah "Sally" Stovall STAPLES married Hardin HAIRSTON, son of Gen. George Stovall HAIRSTON and Elizabeth PERKINS, 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. - Henry County Marriage Register, page 162. FSL #7578991 image 303.3,4,1
Married Name As of 1 June 1808,her married name was HAIRSTON. 
Death*Sarah "Sally" Stovall STAPLES died on 4 May 1845 in Lowndes County, Mississippi, at age 53.3,5,2 
Burial*She was buried in Hairston Cemetery, Lowndes County, Mississippi;


Obituary*Died, of Paralysis, on Saturday the 4th in Lowndes county, Miss., Mrs. Sally Stvovall Hairston, wife of Harden Hairston, Esq., formerly of Patrick county, Virginia, in the 54th year of her age. She was taken sick about 9 o'clock in the morning, but no apprehensions of serious consequences were entertained by the family until about four o'clock in the evening when she became insensible, and continueil in that state until about half past 11 o'clock, P. M., when she expired. In the death of Mrs. Hairston, not only her own family, but the cominunity in which she lived, has suffered an irreparable loss. Kind and affectionate in all the varied relations of wife, mother, friend and neighbor, she had comanded the respect and esteem of all who had become acquainted with her. If the bereaved family can find no other consolation in the ____ dispensation of Providence which has deprived them of a wife and mother, it may serve aplomb to their wounded spirits to know, that the tears of a large circle of friends flow in common with their own. - Richmond Enquirer, May 30, 1845, Page 4. (Library of Virginia.)7 


Hardin HAIRSTON b. 23 Oct 1786, d. 23 Oct 1862
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  1. [S22] Hairston, Elizabeth Seawell, The Hairstons and the Penns and Their Relations, Roanoke, Virginia 1940,
  2. [S3399] Bishop, Donald E., Descendants of Bartholomew Stovall 1655-1722: First Five Generations. Laurel, Mississippi: Stovall Family Association, 1999. 929.273 St76bd, Family Search Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  3. [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 -
  4. [S67] Dodd, Virginia Anderson, Henry County, Virginia, Marriage Bonds, 1778-1849, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1976.
  5. [S217] Pippenger, Wesley E. Death Notices from Richmond, Virginia Newspapers, 1841-1853. Richmond: Virginia Genealogical Society, 2002. Print., Personal Collection - printed book.
  6. [S17] Hairston Cemetery, Lowndes County, Mississippi, Information and photographs gathered from personal visits.
  7. [S3188] Library of Congress, Chronicling Amercia - Historic American Newspapers.
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