Peter HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#399, b. 24 February 1752, d. 1 December 1832
Father*Capt. Robert HAIRSTON1,2 b. b 1724, d. b 2 Jun 1791
Mother*Ruth STOVALL b. a 1731, d. 3 Mar 1808
Birth*Peter HAIRSTON was born on 24 February 1752 in Virginia.3,4,5,6

 
He was the son of Capt. Robert HAIRSTON and Ruth STOVALL.1,2 
PropertyPeter HAIRSTON witnessed the Property of Lt. Col. Peter Hyde SAUNDERS on 9 June 1770; 1770 - Robert Hairston and his sons George and Peter witness a deed between Peter Saunders and Daniel Smith for land in Pittslyvania County, Virginia. All three of the Hairstons signed with their signature.7 
MilitaryCapt. Peter Herston's Company from Henry County went against the Indians on Holston River in Eastern Tennessee in 1777.8 
MilitaryPeter Hairston was appointed an Ensign in Henry County on 21 Jan 1777. Henry County Virginia Court Order Book 1. Family History Library Film #007898572, image 9.9
MilitaryPeter Hairston "....April last, declares he entered service in Henry Co., Va., in the spring of 1777 or 1778 under Capt. Peter Harston and Lieut. William Ferguson. They marched through Botetourt and Washington counties to join other companies under Col. (Evan) Shelby and Col. Christy on the western side of Allegany Mountains. The then went to French Broad in Tennessee where the companies divided in pursuit of the Cherokee Indians. His company marched to the Indian towns called Choto, Chilhowee and Tuckatucky. On their return they met the other troops at Long Island of the Holstun and remained there until Christy's Treaty with the Cherokees was signed."



Capt. Peter Hairston is recognized as a Patriot by the DAR (National Society Daughters of the American Revolution) and the SAR (National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.)10 
MilitaryCapt. Peter Harston fought in the Illinois Campaign led by George Rogers Clark and captured several British posts in what is now the states of Illinois and Indiana.11 
PropertyPeter HAIRSTON witnessed the Property of George ROWLAND on 25 May 1780 in Henry County, Virginia; 1780 Henry County - George Rowland purchases 300 acres on the north side of Marrowbone Creek for 2,000 pounds from Thomas and Mary Hamilton (Hambleton) on 25 May 1780. Witnessed by John Barksdill, P. Hairston (399), Samuel Hairston (401) and Michael Rowland (1010). 
Military*July 1780 Henry County, Virginia, - Appointed Captain in Henry County, Virginia Militia.8 
Tax Rolls*1782 - Peter Hairston was listed on the property tax rolls of Henry County, paying 1 pound 18 shillings.12 
Marriage*Peter HAIRSTON married Alcey (Elsie) PERKINS, daughter of Peter PERKINS and Agnes WILSON, in 1782.3,4 
Elected*"1782, Jan'y -- Robert Hairston produced a commission from his Excellency Thomas Nelson, Jr., appointing him Sheriff of this county, and took the oath, and George Hairston, Peter Hairston & Samuel Hairston qualified as his under sheriffs." Stokes County.13 
WillIn Samuel HAIRSTON's will dated 9 February 1782 in Campbell County, Virginia, Peter HAIRSTON was named as an heir.2
Census*He appeared on the census of between 1784 and 1787 in Surry County, North Carolina; Peter Harston, Male 21-60 1, under 21 & above 60 1, Females 2.14 
PropertyPeter Hairston purchases 182 acres of land from Amos Ladd and his wife Mary Ann in Surry County, North Carolina on 16 February 1785. Surry County, NC Deed Book c, page 201-202. Family History Library Film #007538681, image 326-327.
Property*The 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 Virginia Deeds, page 50. 
PropertyPeter Perkins of Guilford County, North Carolina sells to Peter Hairston of Henry County, Virginia 333 acres in Surry County, North Carolina on 5 July 1786. Witnesses where Lemuel Smith, Thomas Gray and Constant Perkins. Surry County Deed Book D, page 27-28. Family History Library Film #007519395, image 19-20.
PropertyJames Thompason sells to Peter Hairston 250 acres in Surry County, North Carolina on 4 July 1787. Surry County Deed Book D, page 28-29. Family History Library Film #007519395, image 20.
PropertyEdmond Peters of Surry County sells to Peter Hairston of Surry County, 200 acres of land in Surry County on 9 November 1787. Surry County Deed Book D, page 30. Family History Library Film #007159395, image 21.
PropertyJames Dunlap Sr. of Surry County sells to Peter Hairston of Surry County, 150 acres of land in Surry County. Surry County Deed Book D, page 33-34. Family History Library Film #007519395, image 22-23.
County Change*1789 - Stokes County formed from Surry County, North Carolina. 
Court Record*John Burch Sr. vs Peter Hairston - Chancery Court Case concerning tobacco sale in 1784. Individuals mentioned were Patrick Henry Esq., John Phillips, Col. William Tunstall, Mr. Francis Cox, William Shackelford, Thomas Adams Jr., David Lanier, Moses Wilson. Copy attached.
WillIn Capt. Robert HAIRSTON's will dated 26 May 1790 in Franklin County, Virginia, Peter HAIRSTON.1,15 was named as an heir; It is interesting to note that Robert lists his sons, granddaughters and all but two daughters as "my beloved". However, he lists daughters Martha Hunter and Jenny Rentfro as "her daughters", indicating his wife Ruth.

Robert's daughter Sarah "Sally" Hairston, died before his will was written.

PDF transcript of Robert's 1790 will attached -->
Census 1790*He appeared on the census of 2 August 1790 in Stokes County, North Carolina, Males <16 1, 16+ 3, Females 3 , slaves 58.16
Tax Rolls1793 - Peter Hairston pays 1 free poll and 35 black polls. Capt. John Morgains District, Stokes County. Capt. Morgains has P. Hairston sign below his name on tax return. Family History Library Film #007761992, image 141.
Tax Rolls1799 - Peter Harston pays 1 taxes for 1 lot is Germantown. Family History Library Film #007761992, image 313.
Tax Rolls1800 - Peter Harston pays taxes of 1 white poll, 55 black polls, 6,068 acres of land and 1/2 acre lot in Germantown. Capt. Bostick District. Family History Library Film #007761992, image 401.
Census 1800*He appeared on the census of 4 August 1800 in Salisbury, Stokes County, North Carolina, Males 26-44 1, Females 10-15 1 , 26-44 1, slaves 103.5
Census 1810*He appeared on the census of 6 August 1810 in Sauratown District, Stokes County, North Carolina, Males 45+ 1, Females 45+ 1, slaves 130.17
WillIn Peter PERKINS's will dated 26 January 1813 in Williamson County, Tennessee, Peter HAIRSTON was named as an heir; mentions son Nicholas Perkins,"Hendley Stones Children had by my daughter Betsy", grand daughters Agnes Stone, Polly Stone, Ruth Stone (appears Betsy was deceased), brother Hardin, Peter Hairston of Stokes, NC.. Executors are "Son Nicholas Perkins and my Nephew Nicholas Scales". Witnesses were; Anne P. Scales, Thomas H. P. Scales and John Bostick.18,19 
Census 1820*He appeared on the census of 7 August 1820 in Stokes County, North Carolina, Males 45+ 1 (Peter), Slaves 174.20
Census 1830*He appeared on the census of 1 June 1830 in Stokes County, North Carolina, Males 70-79 1 (Peter), Slaves 293.21

SARSAR Patriot Index Edition III, SAR - Revolutionary War Graves Register, Clovis H. Brakebill, compiler, 672pp. SAR. 1993.22 
Will*He left a will on 20 February 1832 in Stokes County, North Carolina, Will Vol 1-3, pages 241-242. The will was also filed in Henry County, Virginia in December Term of 1832, Will Book 4, page 167. Inventory accounting is also filed in Henry County..23
Death*He died on 1 December 1832 in North Carolina at age 80.6 
Burial*He was buried in Hairston Cemetery, Stokes County, North Carolina;


Photo: Find A Grave by Carolyn Crabtree.6 

Family

Alcey (Elsie) PERKINS b. 1766, d. 1814
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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

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  2. [S101] Will & Probate of Samuel Hairston - 1782, Campbell County Will Book #1, page 6, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
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  23. [S3065] Will of Peter Hairston - 20 Feb 1832, Stokes County, North Carolina, Wills Vol, 1-2, pages 241-242.
Last Edited18 Feb 2022