John L. HAIRSTON ID#3833, b. about 1811
Birth*John L. HAIRSTON was born about 1811 in South Carolina. The 1860 and 1880 census indicate birth place as South Carolina and the 1850 census shows Georgia. The 1880 census also shows that both his parents were born in South Carolina.1,2 
Marriage*He married Elizabeth (surname unknown) about 1839.3 
Census 1850*John L. HAIRSTON appeared on the census of 20 October 1850 in Hinds County, Mississippi, John 39 GA, Elizabeth 30 GA, Mary A 10 AL, Amelia 8 AL, Jane 5 MS, William 4 MS, Adeline 1 MS.3

Census 1860*He appeared on the census of 5 September 1860 in Hinds County, Mississippi, J L Hurston 49 SC, E. 39 GA, M. 17 AR, A. 15 AR, J. 14 AR, A. 11 MS, P. 8 MS.1

Residence*He lived on 26 November 1869 in Falls County, Texas.4 
Tax Rolls*J L Hairston appeared on the 1874 Falls County, Texas tax rolls.5 
Death Spouse*He's wife, Elizabeth, died before 1880. 
Census 1880He appeared on the 1880 census of Phillip A. HAIRSTON on 11 June 1880 in Falls County, Texas; Phil Hairston 27 MS, Ladonia 23 wife TX, John Gilbert 11 nephew TX, Adeline Gilbert 5 niece TX, John L. Hairston 68 father born SC and both of his parents born in SC.2

NOTE*There were two men named John Hairston born about 1811 in South Carolina.

1. John L. Hairston (1367), born to Robert and Sara (Lang) Hairston. He married Serena Thompson. John appears in Alabama in 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 and lives in Alabama until he dies in 1890.

2. John L. Hairston (3833) married Elizabeth and is in Hinds County, MS in 1850 and 1860. He is in Texas in the 1880 census. Both parents born in South Carolina. 


Elizabeth (surname unknown) b. a 1820, d. b 1880

Sources (

  1. [S1860] 1860 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  2. [S1880] 1880 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  3. [S1850] 1850 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  4. [S3429] Texas Voter Registration 1867-1869, 1867 Voter Registration Lists. Microfilm, 12 rolls. Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, Texas.,
  5. [S3431] Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1837-1910", database with images, FamilySearch, Family Search, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Last Edited30 Dec 2021