HAIRSTON.org ID#28, b. before 1724, d. before 2 June 1791
|Father*||Peter HAIRSTON "The Immigrant" b. a 1695|
|Mother*||Agnes (surname unknown)|
|Birth*||Robert HAIRSTON was born before 1724 in Ireland or Scotland, He must have been born before 1724 to appear on Goochland County Court in 1745. The 1755 Hairston Bible indicates Ireland as birth place, but a date is not listed..1|
|He was the son of Peter HAIRSTON "The Immigrant" and Agnes (surname unknown).|
|America*||With family from Ireland.|
|Virginia*||Sometime around 1739, Robert and family moved from Pennsylvania along the Great Wagon Road thru Wood's Gap (now Jarmin Gap) into Goochland County, Virginia.|
|County Name||Albemarle County was formed from part of Goochland County - 1744.|
All Albemarle Court Order Books between 1748 and 1781 were burned by the British in 1781. Only 1744-1748 survived.2
|Court Record||Andrew HAIRSTON; George Heard charged Andrew Herston with trespass and demanded twenty-eight pounds and expenses. Gearge Heard was a neighbor of Andrew. This case lasted from 23 May 1745 to 27 May 1746 in Albemarle County, Virginia. It appeard in court records 10 times. Copies attached.3|
|Court Record*||On 14 May 1747, "Ordered that Robert and Samuel Herston be taken into custody for a Breach of the Race & be held until they enter into recognized to be good behavior toward all his Majestys League of People, especially toward William Simpson, 20 pounds each. Samuel Herston came and acknowledged himself to be indebted to The King for one whole year and a day then recognonizance to be void. Robert Herston appeared & acknowleged same. Majestys League People refers to the "Iroquois League" of Indians. - Albemarle County Court Orders, pages 272-273. Family History Library Film #007893705, images 153-154.4|
|Court Record||On 14 August 1747, the case of William Sympson vs. Robert Herston and Samuel Herston is continued until next court. Albemarle County Court Order Book 1747, pages 310-311. Family History Library Film #007893705, images 172-173. - an unknown place.5|
|Court Record||Robert Herston, Samuel Herston, Hugh Dobbins, John Dobbins, and others are on a jury in the case of Joseph Hickingbottom vs. Richard Fletcher Gregory on 11 March 1748. Albemarle County Court Order Book 1748, page 354. Family History Library Film #007893705, image 195. - an unknown place 11 March 1748.6|
|Court Record||The court ruled that William Sympson's complaint was false on 16 July 1748. Albemarle County Court Order Book 1748, pages 397-398. Family History Library Film #007893705, image 217.|
|Marriage*||Robert HAIRSTON married Ruth STOVALL, daughter of Captain George STOVALL and Elizabeth (surname unknown), about 1749 in Albemarle County, Virginia.7,8,9,10,11|
|NOTE*||Note: The Albemarle County Court Order Books from 1748 to 1781 were burned by the British in 1781. Only the years 1744-1748 survived.|
|Survey||Robert Hairston has survey of 300 acres on both sides of Beaver Creek by Thomas Turpin. Albemarle Surveyor's book 1, page 106. - Family History Library Film #008152047, image 503.12,13|
|County Name||1754 - Bedford County formed from Lunenberg County.2|
|Survey*||John Thompson has a survey for 2,632 acres joining Robert Hairstone, Chas Caffery and Daniel Parrow, October 31, 1754. Albemarle Survey Book 1750-1755, page 303. Family Search Library Film #008151807, image 89.12|
|Property*||10 September 1755 Albemarle County, Virginia, - Robert Hairston recorded a deed for 300 acres on the branches of Beaver Creek of the Fluvanna River, adjacent to Samuel Hairston for 1 pound 10 shillings. He later sells this property on 26 July 1768.14,15,16,17|
|Military||27 October 1755 Bedford County, Virginia, - Robert Hairston, James Talbot and John Day took the oath as Lieutenants of the Bedford County Militia of Virginia. This was during the French and Indian War (1754-1763).18,19|
|Court Record*||21 November 1755 Bedford County, Virginia, - Robert Hairston was granted a license to keep an Ordinary at his house for one year. page 126.18|
|Court Record||10 February 1756 an unknown place - a deed was recorded in which Samuel Hairston, Robert Hairston and Andrew Hairston were witnesses to a property transfer between John Harvey and Peter Holland. Robert and Samuel signed their names, Andrew made his mark. 10 Feb 1756, (Page 76-77, Bedford County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Reel 1, Library of Virginia)|
Note: It appears that Peter "The Immigrant" and his son Andrew could not write, but sons Robert and Samuel could.20,21
|Military||28 May 1759, Bedford County, Virginia, Bedford County Militia - "Present Robert Baker & Jeremiah Early --- Sam Harstone Major, Rob Harstone Capt., Zachariah Burnley Capt. & Nat. Patterson Lieut. of the Militia of this county took oath to the government and.18,22|
|Court Record||28 May 1759, Bedford County, Virginia, Robert Hairston, Gentleman, produced a commisiion to be Coroner of this county and took the usual oaths. Bedford Court order Book 1-B, page 108. Family Search Library #008141117-i216.18,22|
|Court Record||"Dick & Will Negro boys belonging to Rob. Harstone adjudged to be 10 years old each." Bedford County Order Book 1-B, page 121B, 25 February 1760. Family Search Library Film #008141117, image 223.|
|Property||Samuel Hairston and Robert hairston have a survey of 50 acres in Bedford County that was assigned to William Glass. Bedford County Surveyors Records page 115. Family Search Library Film #008141114 image 70.|
|Property||26 July 1762 Bedford County, Virginia, - Robert Hairston records a deed for 300 acres of land from Thomas Cooper on Possum Creek. Witnesses are Samuel Hairston, Andrew Hairston and Elizabeth Hairston. Bedford County Deed Book B-2, pages 397-399. Family History Library Film #007846222, images 339-340.23|
|Property||26 July 1763 Bedford County, Virginia, - Samuel Harston, Andrew Harston, and Elizabeth Harston witness a deed from Thomas Cooper to Robert Hairston for the sale of two Negroes named Anthony and Suey. Bedford County Deed Book B-2, page 462-463. Family History Library Film #07846222, image 373.23|
|Property||28 October 1763 Bedford County, Virginia, - a deed is recorded in which Robert Hairston, Ruth Hairston, Jobe Davis, Thomas Reid, Joseph Slayden and Zaccariah Scruggs witnessed a property sale from David Ross to David Clarkson for 153 acres on both sides of Gill creek. Bedford County Deed Book 2, page 280. Family History Library Film #007846222, images 254-255.23|
|Property||Robert HAIRSTON witnessed the Property of Samuel HAIRSTON on 13 June 1764 in Bedford County, Virginia; Samuel Hairston, Robert Hairston and Ruth Hairston witness a deed from Thomas Cooper to George Stovall Jr. of Amherst County for 300 acres on Possum Creek. Bedford County Deed Book B, pages 450-451. Family History Library Film #007846222, image 366.23|
|Property||26 June 1764 Bedford County, Virginia, - a deed is recorded in which Robert Hairston transfers 300 acres on Possum Creek to George Stovall Jr. of Amherst County. Bedford County Deed Book B, pages 411-412. Family Search Library Film #008190021, images 503-504.23|
|Property*||Robert and his wife Ruth sell the 100 acre plantation they were living on to John Hylton for 150 pounds. The property was on Beaver Creek in Bedford County and was patented on the 10th day of September in 1755. It had been surveyed for Robert on 31 October 1749, when the land was in Albemarle County. Bedford County, VA Deed Books Vol. 3, pages 197-198. Family History Library Film #008151902, images 192-193.|
|Survey||Samuel Hairston and Robert Hairston survey 50 acres southeast of Long Mountain in Bedford County on 3 Dec 1768. p. 112.24|
|Court Record||Samuel HAIRSTON; Samuel Hairston, Robert Hairston, Hugh Hairston and Richard Phillips witness a deed from Thomas Morris to Robert Harper in Bedford County on 28 February 1769.25|
|Military||25 August 1769 Pittsylvania County, Virginia, - Robert Hairstone, Gent., was sworn Capt. in County Militia. 25 August 1769, Judgement Books, page 137.26|
|Military||1770 Pittsylvania County - George Stoval Hairstone was sworn Lieutenant of County Militia under Capt. Robert Hairstone. 23 March 1770, pages 185-186.26|
|Property||Robert HAIRSTON witnessed the Property of Lt. Col. Peter Hyde SAUNDERS on 9 June 1770; 1770 - Robert Hairston and his sons George and Peter witness a deed between Peter Saunders and Daniel Smith for land in Pittslyvania County, Virginia. All three of the Hairstons signed with their signature.27|
|Property||Has survey for 294 acres in Bedford County on Boling spring branch, a head branch of Beaver Creek on 6 April 1772. Bedford County Surveyoers Records pafe 153. Family Serach Library Film #008141114, image 91.24|
|Property||15 June 1773 Lunenburg County, Virginia, - Robert Hairston receives a patent for 443 acres on both sides of Pheasants run in Lunenburg County, adjacent to Murray, Williams and & Irby on 15 Jun 1773. page 350-351. Family Search Library Film #008570226, images 372-373.28,29|
|Survey||Robert Hairston has 428 acres on Runnet Bagg Creek and Otter Creek that is adjacent to Peters old line surveyed. He obtained a grant for this land on 6 July 1780.28,15,30|
|Court Record||Robert Hairstone and several other men were appointed Justice of the Peace of Pittsylvania County, Virginia on 16 June 1774.31|
|Newspaper*||Robert Harstone placed an add in the Virginia Gazette, Williamsburg, Virginia on 3 November 1774 concerning a stolen horse; "Taken up, in Pittsylvania, a WHITE MARE about twelve Years old, four feet seven or eight inches high, had a Bell marked HM in a Piece. branded on the near shoulder X, and on the near buttock R. Posted, and appraised to 7L 10s." ROBERT HARSTONE.|
|War*||American Revolutionary War - 1775 - 1783.|
|Newspaper||Robert Harstone placed another add in the Virginia Gazette, Williamsburg, Virginia on 14 April 1775 concerning a second stolen horse; "Taken up, in Pittsylvania, a dark bay HORSE four feet three inches and a half high, about eight years old, a large star in his forehead, had on a had a small bell with two patches on it, and branded on the near buttock RG. Posted, and appraised to 3L 15s." ROBERT HARSTONE.|
|Military||On 27 Septemeber 1775, the Committee of Pittsylvania County nominated Robert Hairstone as a Captain and George Hairstone as a Lieutenant. Deed Book 4, page 293. Family History Library Film #007646055, image 450.26,32,33|
|County Name*||1777 - Henry County was formed from Pittsylvania County.2|
|Elected||Robert Hairstone and Abraham Penn were elected to the House of Delegates, which replaced the House of Burgesses in 1776. The two men served in sessions of May 5 - June 28, 1777 and October 20, 1777 - January 24, 1778.34|
|Military*||Robert's son George replaced him as Captain and his other son Peter was made an Ensign - 21 Jan 1777, Henry County.35|
|Oath to Virginia*||Robert HAIRSTON on 13 September 1777, Henry County, Virginia, took Oath Of Allegiance to Commonwealth of Virginia and renounced allegiance to Great Britian; |
Capt. Robert Hairston is recognized as a Patriot by the DAR (National Society Daughters of the American Revolution) and the SAR (National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.)36
|Court Record||August 1779 - Robert Hairston was appointed a Justice of the Peace in Henry County. Patrick Henry, Peter Saunders, William Tunstall, Abraham Penn and Robert Woods were also appointed.36|
|Property||Robert Hairston obtaines a grant for 428 acres on Runnet Bagg Creek and Otter Creek that is adjacent to Peters old line for 50 shillings. This land was previously surveyed 8 November 1773.30|
|Tax Rolls||1782 - Robert Hairston was listed on the property tax rolls of Henry County, paying 1 pound 19 shillings.37|
|Elected*||January 1782 Henry County, Virginia, - "1781 (os), Jan'y -- Robert Hairston produced a commission from his Excellency Thomas Nelson, Jr., appointing him Sheriff of this county, and took the oath, and George Hairston, Peter Hairston & Samuel Hairston qualified as his under sheriffs." Henry County.36|
|Will||He was mentioned in the will of Samuel HAIRSTON on 9 February 1782 in Campbell County, Virginia.38|
|Death Sibling||His sibling, Samuel Hairston, died about April 1782.38|
|Death Sibling*||His sibling, Andrew Hairston, died about May 1782.39|
|Property||1 June 1782 Henry County, Virginia, Robert HAIRSTON acquired 132 acres adjoining his own lines on Runnet Bag Creek. 15 shillings sterling. Land Office Grants G, 1782-1783, p. 215 (Reel 48).15,40|
|Property||1 June 1782 Henry County, Virginia, Robert HAIRSTON acquires 774 acres adjoining Meads land on Runnet Bag Creek. 15 shillings sterling. Land Office Grants G, 1782-1783, p. 216 (Reel 48).15,40|
|Property||Robert Hairston, of Henry County, sells to Andrew Mooreman, of Campbell County, 443 acreson Pheasant Creek. Witnesses were Samuel Hairston, Peter Hairston and George Hairston. Robert Hairston patented this property in 1773. - Campbell County Deed Book 1, p. 29-31. Family Search Library Film #008141162, images 26-27.|
|Property||1 September 1782 Henry County, Virginia, Robert HAIRSTON acquired 153 acres adjoining his own lines on Running Bag Creek. 15 shillings sterling. Land Office Grants G, 1782-1783, p. 198 (Reel 48.)15,40|
|County Name||1786 - Franklin County was formed from Bedford and Henry Counties.2|
|Elected||1786 Franklin County - "Robert Hairston Esq. and Moses Greer Esq. are Appointed as Commissioners of the Land Tax for this County." Court records of Franklin County, Virginia, page 10.41|
|Tax Rolls*||The 1787 and 1790 Franklin County tax rolls list Robert Hairston and his son Samuel Hairston. Sometimes they are listed together and some years seperate.42|
|Tax Rolls||1788 Tax rolls list Robert and Samuel Hairston, White males 16+ 2, Black males 16+ 14, Black males 12-15 6, Horses 14, Tax 11 pounds 8 shillings.42|
|Census 1790||The 1790 Federal Census of Virginia was burned by the British in 1814.|
|Will*||He left a will on 26 May 1790 in Franklin County, Virginia.8,43. It is interesting to note that Robert lists his sons, granddaughters and all but two daughters as "my beloved". However, he lists daughters Martha Hunter and Jenny Rentfro as "her daughters", indicating his wife Ruth. Robert's daughter Sarah "Sally" Hairston, died before his will was written. PDF transcript of Robert's 1790 will attached -->|
|Burial*||The funeral sermon was given by Rev. William Hill on June 2, 1791 "-- at the meeting house near Capt. Hairston's, the funeral sermon of old Captain Hairston --" from Sketches of Virginia...page 186. It is believed that Robert and his wife Ruth are buried under the waters of the Philpott Dam, which was completed in 1952. The headstones of Robert and Ruth's graves were relocated to high ground, but not their remains. There were 19 cemeteries covered by Philpott Lake.|
The following is from an email I received from Victor Hairston in 2014: "The last Hairstons to reside in Hordsville were Peter Watkins Hairston 1873-1963 and his sister Matilda "Mattie" Hairston 1876-1979 (103 yrs). Both are buried in cemetery at Hordsville." "Per the letter, at the time of construction of Philpott Dam, the Corps of Engineers contacted the Hairstons living at Hordsville as to their wishes for relocating family gravesites. Peter Hairston instructed the Corps to relocate the headstones on higher ground on the property to be above the water level of the lake, but not to disturb the graves. He joked that after all these years, the Hairstons would enjoy a drink even if it was only water. Carls letter to Mrs Stanley is dated 23 Sept 1967."9,44
|Death*||He died before 2 June 1791 in Runnett Bag, Franklin County, Virginia.7,44|
|Probate*||His estate was probated on 3 August 1791 in Franklin County, Virginia.8|
|Probate||His estate was probated on 8 January 1793 in Franklin County, Virginia; An inventory of the estate of Robert Hairston, dated 8 January 1793, was filed by Peter Saunders with the Franklin County Court in the February 1793.8|
|Ruth STOVALL b. a 1731, d. 3 Mar 1808|
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https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/368015, Family Search, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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- [S113] Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications.
- [S142] Hairston Family, 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. Boston, Published by C. Ewer, T. Bedlington, and J. H. A. Frost. 1828., North Carolina, State Archives of North Carolina.
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https://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/case_detail.asp, Library of Virginia - http://www.lva.virginia.gov
|Last Edited||10 May 2023|