Samuel HAIRSTON ID#3787, b. about 1797, d. 28 December 1850
Father*Peter HAIRSTON b. b 1755
Mother*Mary YELDELL
NOTE*GENEALOGY NOTE: There is no proof that this Samuel Hairston is the son of Peter Hairston (ID#1736) and Mary Yedell (ID#1739). It is possible that he is the son of one of Peter's brothers, William, John or James. However, I have attached Samuel to Peter for the following reasons; 1. the 1800 census record indicates that Peter Hairston had 3 additonal males in his household that were born about the same time as Samuel, 2. Robert, another son of Peter, also moved to Tennessee and then to Mississippi and in those times family members generally moved in groups, not alone, 3. Robert, Samuel's older brother, is listed as living next to William Meek, from South Carolina, in the 1820 census of Lincoln Co., 4. Robert's daughter, Mary Elizabeth, married Kays Meek of Lincoln County. Tennessee. I will be happy to make a change if there are better reasons to pick other parents for Samuel. 10 Jun 2016 REH. 
Birth*Samuel HAIRSTON was born about 1797 in South Carolina.1 
He was the son of Peter HAIRSTON and Mary YELDELL
Census 1820*Samuel HAIRSTON appeared on the census of 1820 in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, Saml Hauston, Males 26-44 1 - a John Shelby is also listed on same page.2

Census 1830*He appeared on the census of 1830 in Lincoln, Tennessee, Samuel Hairston, Males 30-39 1, Females 15-19 1, Slaves 3.3

Marriage*He married Julia A. MEEK, daughter of Alexander MEEK and Elizabeth KAYS, about 1831.1 
Census 1850*Samuel HAIRSTON appeared on the census of 13 September 1850 in Southern Division, Carroll, Mississippi, Samuel 53 SC, Julia F. 40 MS, Wilford 17 MS, Peter 15 MS, Martha J 13 MS, Julia A 12 MS, Samuel 19 MS, Sarah 8 Ms and Mary A Welsh 55 SC.1

Death*He died on 28 December 1850 in Carroll, Mississippi.4 
Burial*He was buried in Hairston Cemetery, Carroll, Mississippi;

Photo: Find A Grave by Beth Austin.4 


Julia A. MEEK b. a 1810, d. 4 Jul 1850

Sources (

  1. [S1850] 1850 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  2. [S1820] 1820 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  3. [S1830] 1830 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  4. [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.
Last Edited23 Oct 2023