Laura PETERS ID#331, b. 17 April 1860, d. 18 July 1937
Father*James H. PETERS
Mother*Regina BORDERS
Birth*Laura PETERS was born on 17 April 1860; 1900 Census indicates a birth date of March 1862 in Mississippi and father from Tennesse and mother from Mississippi.1 
She was the daughter of James H. PETERS and Regina BORDERS
Marriage*Laura PETERS married John Townes HAIRSTON, son of Dr. Peter Constantine HAIRSTON and Wortley Virginia MOSELEY, on 3 December 1876 in Lowndes County, Mississippi; book 8 page 101.2,3 
Married Name As of 3 December 1876,her married name was HAIRSTON. 
Census 1880Laura PETERS appeared on the 1880 census of John Townes HAIRSTON on 14 June 1880 in Lowndes County, Mississippi; J.T. Harston 20, L. 20, L.R. 2, P.C. 1.4 
Census 1900Laura PETERS appeared on the 1900 census of John Townes HAIRSTON on 1 June 1900 in Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi.1

Misc*Laura PETERS was Who's Who - HAIRSTON, Laura Peters (Mrs. John Townes Hairston), Waynesboro, Miss.
Born Columbus, Miss; dau. James H. and Regina (Borders) Peters; grad. Athenseum, Columbia, Tenn., as mistress of English (honor pupil), 1872-73, 1875-76; m. in Miss., Dec., 1876, John Townes Hairston; children: L. Regina (now Mrs. Flournoy), Peter C., Judge J. M. Hairston. Favors women suffrage. Methodist, Mem. Socioligical Congress called together by Gov. of Tenn., Titanic Memorial Fund. Recreations: Driving, baseball. Pres. Fortnightly Club of Waynesboro; mem. Civic Com. Of Miss. Fed. Of Clubs; former pres. United Daughters of Confederacy Chapter. Actively engaged in civic improvement work and progressive movements.
Leonard, John William; Editor in Chief, “Woman’s Who’s Who of America” 1914-1915, The American Commonwealth Company, New York. in 1914. 
Census 1930She appeared on the 1930 census of John H. PETERS on 15 April 1930 in Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi.5

Death*Laura PETERS died on 18 July 1937 at age 77. 
Burial*She was buried in Oaklimb Cemetery, Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi.6



John Townes HAIRSTON b. 23 Dec 1855, d. 7 Jul 1932
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  1. [S1900] 1900 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  2. [S62] Marriage Records - Lowndes County, Mississippi.
  3. [S76] Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935,
  4. [S1880] 1880 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  5. [S1930] 1930 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  6. [S13] Oaklimb Cemetery, Crawford, Lowndes County, MS.
Last Edited23 Nov 2021