James Needham HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#3976, b. 13 September 1812, d. about 1857
Father*Robert HAIRSTON1 b. bt 1776 - 1780, d. 22 Aug 1841
Mother*Margaret SMELTZER (SMELSER)1 b. a 1785, d. 16 Nov 1862
Birth*James Needham HAIRSTON was born on 13 September 1812 in Tennessee. The 1900 census of Nancy Minerva Hairston McCaleb states both her parents were born in Tennessee.2,3 
He was the son of Robert HAIRSTON and Margaret SMELTZER (SMELSER).1 
Marriage*James Needham HAIRSTON married Mary VAUGHN about 1838. 
Census 1840*James Needham HAIRSTON appeared on the census of 1840 in Lincoln County, Tennessee, Males under 5 1, 20-29 2, Females under 5 1, 15-19 1, slaves 2. A Sarah Vaughan, age 50-59 born 1781-1790, is also listed in the 1840 Lincoln County census. Possibly related to Mary Vaughan.4
WillIn Robert HAIRSTON's will dated 12 August 1841 in Marshall County, Mississippi, James Needham HAIRSTON 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.5
Census 1850*He appeared on the census of 17 October 1850 in Tulip, Dallas County, Arkansas.

 
Probate*James Hairston as guardian for his son Robert Hairston a minor 6 April 1852 Probate Court, Dallas County, Arkansas.6
ProbateJames hairston as guardian for his son Robert Hairston a minor 5 April 1854 Probate Court, Dallas County, Arkansas; James Hairston as guardian for his son Robert Hairston a minor.6
Death*He died about 1857 in Dallas County, Arkansas.6 
ProbateHis estate was probated on 14 February 1857 in Probate Court, Dallas County, Arkansas.6
Property*1857 Dallas County - 40 acres Township 10 S, Range 16 W, Section 36 Note: This was issued after his death.7

Family

Mary VAUGHN b. 3 Sep 1815, d. 19 Jul 1901
Children

Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S46] Vic Hairston and Edward J. Bregenzer, The Hairston History, February 12, 1998. Personal Collection - copy.
  2. [S1900] 1900 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  3. [S3176] Lincoln County Tennessee Bible Records, Volume 4, compiled by Mabel Abbott Tucker and Jane Warren Waller, Lincoln County Tennessee Pioneers. Family History Library Film #007831066., Family Search, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  4. [S1840] 1840 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  5. [S3251] Tennessee Wills & Probate Records 1779-2008, Ancestry.com.
  6. [S3260] Record of Wills, 1843-1921; Author: Arkansas. Probate Court (Dallas County); Probate Place: Dallas, Arkansas, Ancestry.com.
  7. [S3261] United States. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records. Automated Records Project; Federal Land Patents, State Volumes. http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/. Springfield, Virginia: Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States, 2007.
  8. [S1850] 1850 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
Last Edited1 Dec 2022