Samuel HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#34, b. before 1722, d. about April 1782
Father*Peter HAIRSTON "The Immigrant" b. a 1695
Mother*Agnes (surname unknown)
Birth*Samuel HAIRSTON was born before 1722 in Ireland or Scotland. He would have been born before 1722 to acquire land in Goochland County 17 January 1743.1 
He was the son of Peter HAIRSTON "The Immigrant" and Agnes (surname unknown)
America*With family from Ireland. 
Virginia*Sometime around 1739, Samuel and family moved from Pennsylvania along the Great Wagon Road thru Wood's Gap (now Jarmin Gap) into Goochland County, Virginia. 
Property*17 January 1743 Goochland County, Virginia, a deed is recorded between Maj. William Mayo and Samuel Hairston for 400 acres of land on the branches of Rockfish River near the Blue Mountains. The deed was witnessed by George Carrington, Samuel Cobbs, and Clement Read. Goochland County Deed Book #4, page 300.
"The Rockfish River is formed in Nelson County, Virginia by the confluence of its North and South Forks, both of which rise in the Blue Ridge Mountains near the Blue Ridge Parkway. It flows generally southeastwardly through northern Nelson County; in its lower course the river is used to define the boundary between Nelson and Albemarle Counties. It enters the James River from the northwest on the common boundary of the two counties, about 8 mi (13 km) southwest of Scotville."
Nelson County is now in Kentucky and Albemarle was formed from Goochland.2,3,4
Court Record*December 1743 Goochland County, Virginia, - Robinson vs Hearstone - In the Action of trespass on the Case betweeen James Robinson Plaintiff and Samuel Hearstone Defendant. The Defendant failing to appear on the motion of the Plaintiff it ordered that an Alias Capias do issue against the Defendant returnable to the next Court. Goochland County Court Order Book, page 330.1,5,6
Court RecordMarch 1744 Goochland County, Virgina, - Robinson vs. Hearstone. "The Action of Trespass on the case between James Robinson Plt. & Samuel Hearstone Deft. is dismist no Prosecution."
March Court 1744, Goochland County Court Order Book 5, page 380.1,7
County Name*31 Dec 1744 - Albemarle County from Goochland.8 
SurveyOn 1 March 1746, Samuel Hairstone has a survey of 32 acres between the branches Rockfish River near Blew Mountains (now Blue Ridge Mountains) adjacent to Samuel Hairstone and J. Hendrick; by William Cabell. The survey was recorded 9 July 1747, Albemarle County, Virginia.9,10,11
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. FSL #7893705 image 153.12
Court RecordOn 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. FSL #7893705 image 172 - an unknown place.13
Court RecordThe court ruled that William Sympson's complaint was false on 16 July 1748. Albemarle County Court Order Book 1748, pages 397-398. FSL #7893705 image 217.
SurveyHas survey of 310 acres on both sides of Beaver Creek. Survey was performed by Thomas Turpin. Albemarle Surveyor's book 1, page 106. - Family History Library Film #008152047, image 503.9,14
Patent/Warrant* On 1 June 1750, Samuel Hairstone patented 32 acres between the branches of Rockfish River near the Blue Mountain, adjacent his land and James Hendricks land, for 5 shillings. Albemarle County, Virginia. FSL 8570217-137.15,16,17
Court Record*August 1752 Lunenburg County, Virginia, - "Thos Yuille & Co merchants Britain agst Saml Hairstone & Jas Johnson defendants in debt; dismissed." 212.18 
Court RecordSamuel Herstone filed a lawsuit against James Johnson in Lunenburg County Court on 2 September 1752.19
County NameBedford County formed from Lunenburg County. 
County NamePart of Albemarle County was added to Bedford County - 1754.8 
Court Record*Augusta County, Virginia, - Samuel Hairstone paid a fee to the Clerk of Augusta County in March 1754, page 61.20 
Court RecordSamuel Hairstone is plaintiff in Augusta County court against John Allison. Reocrded 26 March 1754, Augusta County Court page 178. FSL 7893724-112.
Court RecordSamuel Hairstone vs John Allison in Augusta County court on 17 May 1754. Famly Search Film 007893724 image 130.
Court RecordBedford County, Virginia, September 1754 - Samuel Hairstone and James Johnson filed a suit against Ambrose Bryant. page 20.21 
Court RecordBedford County, Virginia, November 1754 - Samuel Hairston, Gent., Mathew Talbot, Richard Callaway, Zachariah Isbel, John Phelps, William Calaway and Mark Cole are Justices of the Peace.21 
SurveySamuel Hairston has 220 acres on Beaver Creek surveyed, 5 Nov 1754. Land is adjacent to John Staples, Lynch and Daniel Parrors lines. Albemarle Surveyor's Plat Book Vol. 2, page 296. FSL 8151807-86.9
Court RecordOn 26 November 1754, Bedford County November Court, Richard Phillips petitions to have a road clear from Bedford Courthouse into Blackwater Road. Samuel Hairston, Gent. is appointed surveyor for this road. Bedford Court Order Book 1a, page 37. FSL 8141117-25.21
Survey*Samuel has 249 acres in Albemarle County surveyed on 18 December 1754. Land is on both sides of Beaver Creek adjacent his own land. Patent is filed on 6 July 1780, p.594. A.C. of 25 Shillings Sterling. Source: Land Office Grants A, 1779-1780 (v.1 & 2 p.1-685), p. 594 (Reel 42). Library of Virginia.22,23,24,9
Court RecordOn 26 May 1755 - Samuel Harstone, Richard Calloway and Zachary Isbell , Gents. were commissioned to "take acknowledement" of Mary, the wife of Robert Ewing, as to the purchase of 160 acres of land. - Augusta Deed Book 7, page 185. FSL #7893720 image 99.25
Patent/Warrant On 10 September 1755, Robert Hairston obtained a patent for 300 acres on the branches of Beaver Creek of the Fluvanna River "at a fine place for a mill", adjacent to Samuel Hairston for 1 pound 10 shillings. He later sells this property on 26 July 1768. - Virginia Patent Book 31, page 681. FSL #8140675 image 584.26,23,27,28
Property10 September 1755 Albemarle County, Virginia, Samuel HAIRSTON acquired 310 acres, on both sides of the Beaver Creek a branch of the Fluvanna at a fine place for a Mill. Samuel paid 35 shillings for the land. Source: Land Office Patents No. 31, 1751-1756 (v.1 & 2 p.1-751), p. 681 (Reel 29). Library of Virginia.26,23,29
Military17 September 1755, Bedford County, Virginia. Samuel Hairston, Captain took the usual oaths for the Bedford County Virginia Militia. The 1755 Colonial Militia Laws required officers to reside in county where they are commissioned and all males 18 to 59 were required to join the militia.21,30
Court RecordRobert HAIRSTON; 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.31,32
Property22 March 1756 Bedford County, Virginia, - a deed is recorded between Henry Smith and James McRannels that was witnessed by Samuel Hairston, A. Campbell and N. Patterson. (Page 72, Bedford County Ded Book 1.)31 
Court RecordSamuel Harstone, Richard Callaway, Robert Ewing, John Phelps and Mark Cole took the oaths of Justices of Oyer and Terminer on 24 May 1756 in Bedford County. p. 13.33 
Elected*Between 1758 and 1761 Samuel Hairston represented Bedford County in the House of Burgesses in Williamsburg, Virginia. During this time George Washington (future President of United States), Benjamin Harrison, George Mason, George Wythe, Francis Lightfoot Lee and Richard Henry Lee were also representatives with Samuel Hairston. Benjamin Harrison, Francis Lightfoot Lee, Richard Henry Lee and George Wythe later signed the Declaration of Independence in Philadeplhia and George Washington became the first President of the United States.34,35,36 
Military* In May 1759 in Bedford County, Virginia, Samuel Harston, Major and Robert Hairston, Captain took the usual oaths for the Militia of Bedford County. Reel #39, Book 1-B, Page 108.30,21
Property27 August 1759 Bedford County, Virginia, - On 27 August 1759, a deed is recorded between Charles Lynch and John Candler that is witnessed by Samuel Hairston, Thomas Cooper and Stephen Goggins. - Bedford County Deed Book 1, page 236. FSL #8190021 image 132.31 
Property25 August 1760 Bedford County, Virginia, - a deed is recorded between Matthew Ornsby of Ameila County and John Fitzpatrick of Amelia County that is witnessed by Samuel Hairston, John Wimbish, Geprge Rust and William Rutherford. (Page 295, Bedford County Deed Book 1.)31 
Court Record*Samuel Hairston, William Rutherford, John Wimbish and George Rust witnessed a deed from mathew Ornsby to John Fitzpatrick. Bedford County Deed Book 1-A, page 295.31 
Survey*3 December 1760 - 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. FSL 8141114, image 70.
Property14 February 1761 Bedford County, Virginia, Samuel HAIRSTON acquired 390 acres on both sides of Barr Creek, adjacent to Thomas Read, page 800, 2 pounds.22 
Property27 April 1761 Bedford County, Virginia, - a deed is recorded in which Samuel Hairston transfers 390 acres on both sides of Bear Creek to William Snodgrass for 30 pounds. Bedford County Deed Book 1, page 423. FSL 8190021-225.31
MilitaryOn 26 May 1761, Samuel Hairston was appointed Colonel and took his oaths in Bedford County. Bedford Court Order Book 1b page 161.
DeedHe witnessed the Property of Robert HAIRSTON on 26 July 1762 in 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. FSL #7846222 image 339.37
DeedSamuel HAIRSTON witnessed the Property of Robert HAIRSTON on 26 July 1763 in 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. FSL #7846222 image 373.37
SurveySamuel Hairston has 115 acres surveyed on both sides of Seneca Creek, including the mouth of Rough Creek, adjacent Aquilla Gilbert, in Bedford County, 13 December 1763. - Bedford County Surveyors Records 1754-1881 page 62. FSL 8141114-41.38
Property13 June 1764 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. FSL 7846222-366.37
Property26 February 1765 Bedford County, Virginia, - Samuel Hairston, Andrew Poor and John McKinny witness a deed from William Page and wife Elizabeth to Jesse Tate. (page 510, Bedford County Deed Book B-2.)37 
Property26 March 1765 Bedford County, Virginia, - Samuel Hairston, Mary Caffery and Rachel Caffery witness a sale from James Warren of Amherst County to Charles Caffery of a Negro man named Will.37 
Elected1766 Bedford County, Virginia, Samuel HAIRSTON was elected High Sheriff of Bedford County between 1766 and served until 1768.39 
ElectedSamuel Hairstone was sheriff of Bedford County in 1766 and 1767.40 
Court Record3 April 1767 Bedford County, Virginia, Samuel Hairstone, John Phelps, Robert Ewing, Charles Talbot, William Mead, Richard Stith, Joseph Rentfro and Jeremaih Early were Justices of the Peace in Bedford County, Virginia.41 
Court RecordIn 1768 Samuel Hairston became the guardian of Mary (Margaret) Patterson after her father Ervin (Irvine) Patterson died Ervin Patterson left a will dated 1 February 1761, filed in Lunenburg County Will Book 1, page 11. The guardian papers were filed in Bedford County, Virginia.42
Court RecordOn 16 July 1768, Richard Phillips, Samuel Hairston, Robert Hairston and Hugh Hairston witness the signing of a deed between Thomas Morris and Robert Harper. - Bedford Deed Book 3, page 250. FSL #8358458 image 136.
Survey*Samuel Hairston and Robert Hairston survey 50 acres to the Southeast of Long Mountain, adjacent Thompson, Campbell and his own lines, in Bedford County on 3 Dec 1768. - Bedford County Surveyors Book 2, page 112. FSL #8151908 image 92.38
Court RecordSamuel Hairston, Robert Hairston, Hugh Hairston and Richard Phillips witness a deed from Thomas Morris to Robert Harper in Bedford County on 28 February 1769. - FSL #8358458 image 136.43
NewspaperSamuel Hairstone is mentioned in the Virginia Gazette of Williamsburg on 15 February 1770 in the list of County Sheriffs that are late in settling their Quitrent balances with Virginia.
Court Record8 November 1770 Bedford County, Virginia, - Samuel Hairstone, John Phelps, Robert Ewing, Charles Talbot, William Mead, Richard Stith, Joseph Rentfro, Jeremaih Early and others were Justices of the Peace in Bedford County, Virginia.41 
WillAndrew Hairston signed his will on 8 August 1771 and mentions his wife Elizabeth, sons; Peter and Hugh, daughters; Teney, Kitteran, Elizabeth, Precila, Ellenar, Margaret and Susana. He appoints his brother Samuel as his executor. However, Andrew Hairston did not die until 1782 and his sons Peter and Hugh had already died.44 
SurveyOn 31 March 1772, Samuel Hairston had 300 acres surveyed on branches of Beaver Creek on the west side of Coopers Mountain, on a point of rocks on the south end of said mountain, on the east side of said mountain, adjacent Brown and Lynch. - Bedford County Surveyors Records, 1754-1881, page 152. FSL #8141114 image 90 also FSL #8151908 image 110.22,45
SurveySamuel Hairston has a survey for 265 acres on both sides of the North Fork of Seneca Creek adjacent Neilson, Douglas and Ornsby in Bedford County on 15 January 1773. - Bedford County Surveyors Records, page 165. FSL 8141114-97.38
Court Record28 February 1774 Bedford County, Virginia, - Samuel Hairstone, John Phelps, Robert Ewing, Charles Talbot, William Mead, Richard Stith, Joseph Rentfro and Jeremaih Early were Justices of the Peace in Bedford County, Virginia.41 
War*American Revolutionary War - 1775 - 1783. 
SurveySamuel Hairston has survey for 235 acres in Bedford County on branches of Beaver Creek, adjacent Hylton, Clements, Doughorty, Edmeston and Hughes, 25 August 1775. - Bedford County Surveyors Records, 1754-1881, page 204. FSL 8141114-116.38
Court Record"Be it remembered that on Monday the 22nd day of July, 1776, at the Court house of the County of Bedford, William Mead and John Talbot, Gent., two Justices mentioned in former commission of the peace for the said County, administered the oath prescribed by an ordinance of convention of this Colony passed the third day of July, instant, to Robert Ewing, Gent., who took the same and then the said Robert Ewing administered the said oaths to Charles Talbot, William Mead, Samuel Hairston, Eichard Stith, John Fitzpatrick, Guy Smith, James Callaway, Charles Lynch and John Talbot, Gent. The Court being thus constituted the Clerk and his Deputy and the Sheriff and his Deputies qualified under the recent ordinances of the convention."33 
Oath to Virginia*He on 30 August 1777, in Henry County, Virginia, took Oath Of Allegiance to Commonwealth of Virginia and renounced allegiance to Great Britain.46

 
SurveyHas survey for 550 acres in Bedford County on east side of Beaver Creek, adjacent his own line and Long Mountain, 7 November 1777. He obtained a patent for this land on 1 September 1780. - Bedford Surveyors Records, page 210. FSL 8141114-119.22
Property31 March 1779 Bedford County, Virginia, - John McCluny Ass'ee of Samuel Hairston, 285 acs. By Survey 31 Mar 1779 in Bedford County on branches of Beaver and Flat Creeks, at the edge of a meadow, crossing the Meadow Br., crossing New London Road; adj. Edmeston, Hairston, Gilliam, Steerman, Goggin & Edmiston; 1 Sep 1780, p.742. A.C. of 30 Shill. Sterl.22 
WillSamuel Hairston was a witness to the will of his nephew Peter Hairston (son of Andrew) on 14 June 1779. Peter, at 34 years old, was probably heading off to fight in the American Revolution.47 
DeedHe witnessed the Property of David FLEMING and John FORBES on 27 August 1779 in Bedford County, Virginia; On August 27, 1779, David Fleming and his wife Elizabeth, sold 130 acres in Bedford County to John Forbes for 500 pounds. Witnessed by Samuel Hairston, James Ross and Donald Warren. Bedford County Deed Book 6, page 381. FSL 7842541-523.
DeedSamuel HAIRSTON witnessed the Property of John FORBES and Elizabeth RUTHERFORD on 28 August 1779; On August 28, 1779, David Fleming and his wife Elizabeth, sold to John Forbes and his wife Elizabeth, 130 acres for 500 pounds. Witnessed by Samuel Hairston, Donald Warren and James Ross. Bedford County Deed Book 6, page 381. Family Search Library Film #7842541, Image 523.48
Court Record"The last will and Testament of Peter Hairston decd. proved & ordered to be recorded & on motion Samuel Hairston administration is granted him with the will annexed who gave bond & made oath according to law certificate is granted him in due form."
"Samuel Fleming, Daniel Perron, Stephen Perron appointed to appraise the estate." 27 March 1780 - Bedford County Court Order Book 6, page 274. FSL #8141118, Image 493.48
SurveyOn 12 May 1780, Samuel Hairston had 1044 acres of land on Branches of Nichol's Creek surveyed in Henry County. Adjacent Farguson and Stockton. Surveyor's Book 1, p. 163. FSL 8151702-110. 
SurveyOn 13 May 1780, Samuel Hairston had 236 acres of land on waters of Nichol's Creek surveyed in Henry County. Adjacent Ryon's line. Surveyor's Book 1, p. 167. FSL 8151702-112. 
Property1 September 1780 Bedford County, Virginia, - acquires 265 acres on both sides of the north fork of Seneca Creek for 30 shillings. From survey of 25 June 1774, fomerly surveyed for Thomas Lonor who is absconded.23,49,50
Grant* On 1 September 1780, Samuel Hairston acquires a grant for 287 acres on the branches of Seneca Creek ajoining Ornsby, Murry and Nelson's lines for 30 shillings. Previously surveyed 20 November 1752.51
Property1 September 1780 Bedford County, Virginia, - acquires 300 acres by survey 31 Mar 1772 in Bedford County on branches of Beaver Creek on west side of Coopers Mountain, on a point of rocks on the south end of said Mountain, on the east side of said Mountain, beginning at Brown's and Lynch's dividing corner; 1 Sep 1780, p.282. A.C. of 30 Shillings Sterling. Patent was signed by Thomas Jefferson.45,22
SurveyJohn McCluny assignee of Samuel Hairston, 235 acs. By survey of 25 August 1775 in Bedford County on head branches of Beaver Creek, crossing the Meadows Ground; adjacent Hylton, Clement, Hughes Lines, Daugherty & Edmeston; 1 Sep 1780, p.759. A.C. of 25 Shill. Sterl.22 
Property1 September 1780 Bedford County, Virginia, Samuel HAIRSTON acquires 550 acres on the east side of Beaver Creek, near Long Mountain thence across the spurs and Valleys of the mountain, crossing a branch and the main road, on the creek at the old Mill Place, adjacent his old & new patent lines. Survey of land was performed on 7 November 1777. FSL 8141114-119.22,23,52
Deed*Samuel Hairston sells to William Hockins (Hawkins) 300 acres in Campbell County on Beaver Creek. The deed is dated 1781, but the day and month are not listed. The deed was witnesesd by John Wily, Bartlet Wily, Precilla Hairston (Samuel's neice). This deed was filed with the court on 3 June 1782 by William Hawkins, after Samuel Hairston died. It was proved by Bartlett Wiley and Prescilla Hairston 6 November 1782 and by John Hawkins on 6 November 1783. - Campbell County Deed Book 1, p. 188-191. FSL #8141162 image 106.
Court RecordIn June 1781, Robert Alexander, the future executor of Samuel Hairston's will, provided supplies to the the Virginia Milita on their march to Richmond during the American Revolutionary War. FSL 008140687-449 and 7822505-154.
DeedSamuel Hairston, of Bedford County, buys 200 acres in Campbell County from Charles Caffery Jr., of Bedford County, for 10,000 pounds current money of Virginia. Campbell County Deed Book 1, pages 18-21. FSL #8141162 image 20.
County NameFeb 1782 - Campbell County from Bedford.8 
Will*He left a will on 9 February 1782 in Campbell County, Virginia.53
WillSamuel adds a codicil to his will on 16 March 1782 in the presence of John Wiley, Son Todd Wiley, James Davison and John Davison.53 
Death*He died about April 1782 in Campbell County, Virginia, Reverend John Holt presided at funeral..53 
Probate*Samuel's will was filed with the Campbell County Court on 5 April 1782, Will Book 6, page 107.53 
Newspaper*The following appeared in "The Virginia Gazette, or, The American Advertiser", Richmond, Virginia, Sat., 20 July 1782, Page 4.

"AGREEABLE to the last Will and Testament of Samuel Hairston, Gent., deceased, will be sold at Public Auction, on the premises, on Monday the 5th day of August next, if fair, otherwise the next fair day, the PLANTATION wereon the said decedent formaly lived, lying in the County of Campbell, upon the main road leading to back country, about seven mile from Oxford iron works, and well situated for an ordinary, containing 1060 acres of land, great part of which is excellent for tobacco, and a large quantity of fine meadow ground: There is on the premises a large new brick house not quite finished, 60 or 70 acres of clear land in good order for cropping, a very valuable seat for a saw and grist mills, upon a good stream and in goode neighbourhood for custom, together with abundance of fine pine timber for sawing. Twelve months credit will be given for six hundred pounds of the purchase money, and two years for the residue; good security will be required, and possession given next Christmas. At the same time will be sold for ready money, some Plantation Utensils and Household Furniture. Those who have demands against the estate are desired to make them known, and those indebted to make immediate payment. Any person inclinable to view the land will be shewn it by Capt. John Caffery, near the premises, or the tenant in possession.
ROBERT ALEXANDER, Executor." 
Patent/Warrant On 1 September 1782, Samuel Hairston received a patent for 300 acres in Bedford County that was surveyed on 31 March 1772 on branches of Beaver Creek on west side of Coopers Mountain. This patent was signed by Thomas Jefferson. - Virginia Patent Book D page 282. FSL #8570229 image 304.
PropertyThe Estate of Samuel Hairston sells to Peter Hairston and Samuel Hairston of Henry County two properties in Campbell County on Beaver Creek of 310 acres and 550 acres. Campbell County Deed Book 2, page 50-52. Family History Library Film #008141162, images 245-246.
Court RecordOn 29 August 1795, Robert Alexander, the executor of Samel Hairston's estate paid Alexander Forbes 95 pounds, 12 shillings and 11 pence.53 
Probate*On 12 April 1803, Jonathan Jackson Hays and Jenett Hays, wife of the said Jonathan Jackson, both of Franklin County, Georgia made Samuel Phillips their attorney for handling their proceeds of the will of Samuel Hairston. - Franklin County, Georgia Deed Book OO, page 21. FSL 7834375-170.
Court RecordThe following document was filed with the Campbell County, Virginia court on October 12, 1803. -- "Know all men by these presents that we Jonathan Jackson Hays and Jennett Hays wife of Jonathon Jackson both of Franklin County and State of Georgia have made ordained constituted nominated and appointed by these presents do make ordain constitute nominate appoint Samuel Phillips of the County and State aforesaid out true and lawful attorney for us and in our name and for our use to ask demand sue for recover and receive of and from the executors of Administration on the estate of Samuel Hairston of the state of Virginia the sum of fifty pounds Virginia Currency with the lawful interest which may have accured theron being a bequest from the said Samuel Hairston to the said Jennett Hays and when the same or any part thereof shall be received ______ or acquired ____ receipt of Receipts release or releases for us and in our name and behalfs to make execute and deliver therefor and we do further invest our said attorney with full powers in our name to constitute and appoint under him one or more attorney attorneys he shall think fit and expedient and their powers at pleasure to revoke and further to do and perform all other acts and things touching or concerning the premises in as full and ample manner as we might or could do were we personally present hereby satisfying allowing and confirming whatsoever our said attorney may lawfully do or cause to be done under or by virtue of these presents in witness whereof we have here unto set our hands and seals this 12th day of April in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and three. Jonathan J Hays for himself and wife Jenette Hays
Witness Edw. Paine, J. Taylor....... - - Campbell County, Virginia Deed Book 6-7 1802-1807 page 314 (microfilm image 189 of 677)
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ProbateHis estate was probated on 7 April 1804; Robert Alexander, executor of Samuel Hairston estate, filed 2 property sales to John Alexander on 7 April 1804 in Campbell County. - Campbell County Deed Book 6, page 444-446. FSL #8190130 image 254.
ProbateWritten account of disbursement of Samuel Hairston's estate covering years from 1782 to 7 June 1814. It was not filed with the court until 14 July 1828. Note: "My tract of land at Kentucky containing two thousand acres" refers to the Virginia county named Kentucky County, that was formed from Fincastle County in 1776. Kentucky County was split into Jefferson, Lincoln and Fayette counties in 1780, all in Virginia. In 1788 the process to make these 3 counties into the state of Kentucky started and Kentucky became a state in 1792. - Inventory is in Campbell County Will Book 6, pages 141-146. FSL #7644404 image 82.53
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