Margaret SMELTZER (SMELSER)

HAIRSTON.org ID#3759, b. about 1785, d. 16 November 1862
Father*George SMELTZER (SMELSER)
Mother*Mary (surname unknown)
Birth*Margaret SMELTZER (SMELSER) was born about 1785 in South Carolina.1,2,3,4 
She was the daughter of George SMELTZER (SMELSER) and Mary (surname unknown)
Marriage*Margaret SMELTZER (SMELSER) married Robert Hairston, son of Peter HAIRSTON and Mary YELDELL, about 1804. 
ProbateMargaret SMELTZER (SMELSER) was listed as a beneficiary in George SMELTZER (SMELSER)'s will on 14 January 1830 in St. Charles County, Missouri; George died without a will.5
ProbateMargaret SMELTZER (SMELSER) was listed as a beneficiary in George SMELTZER (SMELSER)'s will on 19 July 1836; Margaret Smelser Hairston and husband Robert Hairston of Lincoln County, Tennessee sell land inherited from George Smelser to Wilson L. Overall. St. Charles County, Missouri Book K, pages 326-327. 
WillIn Robert Hairston's will dated 12 August 1841 in Marshall County, Mississippi, Margaret SMELTZER (SMELSER) was named as an heir; a copy of the will was also filed in the Lincoln County Will Books, Page 122 - Tennessee Wills and Probate Records.6
Census 1850She appeared on the 1850 census of Manley Madison Hairston on 8 October 1850 in Lincoln County, Tennessee; Manly 40 TN, Martha 33 TN, Margaret 6 TN, Nancy 5 TN, Robert 3 TN, Joel 2 TN, Margaret Harston 64 SC.4

Census 1860Margaret SMELTZER (SMELSER) appeared on the 1860 census of Manley Madison Hairston on 26 June 1860 in Lincoln County, Tennessee; Manly 50, Eliz 33, Margaret 16, Nancy 14, Robert 13, Joily 11, Manley 10, James 7, Martha 5, Margaret Harston 72 SC.7

Death*Margaret SMELTZER (SMELSER) died on 16 November 1862 in Typhoid Fever, Lincoln County, Tennessee; "aged 77."8,3 
Burial*She was buried in Hairston Cemetery, Lincoln County, Tennessee;


Photo: Find A Grave by Ed and Sue Anderson.3 

Family

Robert Hairston b. bt 1776 - 1780, d. 22 Aug 1841
Children

Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S1820] 1820 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  2. [S1830] 1830 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  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.
  5. [S3177] Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
  6. [S3251] Tennessee Wills & Probate Records 1779-2008, Ancestry.com.
  7. [S1860] 1860 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  8. [S3176] Lincoln County Tennessee Bible Records, Volume 4, compiled by Mabel Abbott Tucker and Jane Warren Waller, Lincoln County Tennessee Pioneers, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  9. [S46] The Hairston History, Vic Hairston and Edward J. Bregenzer, February 12, 1998. Personal Collection - printed book.
Last Edited15 Jun 2018