Col. Samuel HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#401, b. 25 September 1755, d. 17 December 1834
Father*Robert HAIRSTON1,2,3 b. b 1724, d. b 2 Jun 1791
Mother*Ruth STOVALL b. a 1731, d. 3 Mar 1808
Birth*Samuel Hairston was born on 25 September 1755 in Virginia;




HAIRSTON FAMILY BIBLE.4,1,5 
Col. Samuel HAIRSTON was the son of Robert HAIRSTON and Ruth STOVALL.1,2,3 
War*American Revolutionary War - 1775 - 1783. 
Deed*George Hairston to Samuel Hairston, for 100 pounds, 228 acres on Nicholas's Creek a branch of the north side of Irvine Mead, Darby Ryan. Being the survey which was conveyed by Robert Jones, Jr. to George Hairston. - Henry County Deed Book 1, p.211-212. FSL #7898570 image 127.6
PropertyCol. Samuel 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). 
Elected*Col. Samuel HAIRSTON was Elected in January 1782; "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.7 
WillIn Samuel HAIRSTON's will dated 9 February 1782 in Campbell County, Virginia, Col. Samuel HAIRSTON was named as an heir.3
Court Record*Samuel Hairston provides John Heard, Commissioner of Provisions of Henry County, 765 pounds of beef and other items during the Revolutionary War. Family History Library Film 007862504, image 533.
Property236 acres on the branches of Nicholas's Creek adjoing James Standifer. In the Franklin County Book G, page 209.8 
Property*7 April 1784 Henry County, Virginia, - 1044 acres on the branches of Nicholas’s Creek adjoining his own and Darby Ryons land. Source: Land Office Grants K, 1783-1784, p. 581 (Reel 51).9 
PropertyOn 5 May 1784, 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. 
County Name*1786 - Franklin County from Bedford and Henry. 
Tax Rolls15 April 1788 Franklin County, Virginia, - 1788 Tax rolls list Robert and Samuel Hairston, White males 16+ 2, Black males 16+ 14, Black males 12-15 6, Horses 14, Tax 11 pounds 8 shillings.10 
ElectedSamuel Hairston and Joshua Rentfro were elected to the Virginia House of Delegates from Franklin County for the October 16 - December 19, 1789 session.11 
Marriage*Samuel Hairston married Judith Sparrell SAUNDERS, daughter of Lt. Col. Peter Hyde SAUNDERS and Mary SPARRELL, on 9 February 1790 in Franklin County, Virginia; They were married by Rev. Randolph Hall on 9 February 1790 in Franklin County, Virginia. Franklin County Virginia Marriage Register page 40. Family History Library Film #007578970, image 77.12,1,2,13,14,15,16,17,18

Tax Rolls1791 - Samuel Hairston pays tax on 150 acres in Patrick County. Family History Library Film #007834306, Image 18. 
Property29 September 1791 Franklin County, Virginia, - 96 acres on Turners Creek of Pigg River. Source: Land Office Grants No. 24, 1791-1792, p. 453 (Reel 90).9 
Tax Rolls1792 - Samuel hairston pays tax on 150 acres in Patrick County. Family History Library Film #007834306, image 36.
Survey*On 6 March 1793, Samuel Hairston has a survey of 60 acres granted to him on 25 March 1782, #11609. - Franklin County Plat Books 1792-1891, page 14. Family Search Library Film #8141191, image 118.
Property16 November 1798 Franklin County, Virginia, - 197 acres on both sides of Little Otter Creek. Source: Land Office Grants No. 38, 1797-1799, p. 524 (Reel 104).9 
Property17 November 1798 Franklin County, Virginia, - 9 acres on the branches of Nicholas’s Creek. Source: Land Office Grants No. 38, 1797-1799, p. 517 (Reel 104).9 
Property19 November 1798 Franklin County, Virginia, - 250 acres on Beards Creek. Source: Land Office Grants No. 42, 1798-1799, p. 178 (Reel 108).9 
Property19 November 1798 Franklin County, Virginia, - 60 acres on the branches of Pigg River. Source: Land Office Grants No. 38, 1797-1799, p. 521 (Reel 104).9 
Property9 March 1799 Franklin County, Virginia, - 227 acres adjoining John Via, Gideon Smith and on Runnet Bagg Creek. Source: Land Office Grants No. 42, 1798-1799, p. 242 (Reel 108).9 
Tax Rolls*25 July 1799 Franklin County, Virginia, - White males 16+ 2, Black males 16+ 10, Black males 12-15 3, Horses 12, Tax $6.16.10 
Property25 June 1800 Franklin County, Virginia, - 100 acres on the branches of Daniels Run of Nicholas’s Creek.
Source: Land Office Grants No. 45, 1799-1800, p. 581 (Reel 111).9 
Census 1800* 1800 census of Virginia was lost.19 
PropertySamuel Hairston and his brother Peter Hairston on 12 September 1801 sell the 310 and 550 acre tracts of land they pruchased from the estate of their uncle Samuel Hairston in 1785. Campbell County Deed Book No. 1, page 336. 
Deed*On October 1, 1801, Peter Hairston, his wife Alcey, Samuel Hairston and his wife Judith, sold 310 acres on Beaver Creek for 600 pounds Virginia money to Luckville King. - Franklin County District Court Deed Book 1, page 327-329 + 336-337. Family Search Library Film #7898087, images 189-190 + 194.
Property31 May 1805 Franklin County, Virginia, - 150 acres in the forks of Blackwater adjoining Callaway, Price, Kingary & c. Source: Land Office Grants No. 55, 1805-1806, p. 494 (Reel 121).9 
Death Spouse*His wife, Judith Sparrell Saunders, died on 23 November 1809. 
Census 1810*Col. Samuel HAIRSTON appeared on the census of 6 August 1810 in Franklin County, Virginia, Males <10 2, 10-15 1, 16-25 1, 45+ 1, Females <10 3, 10-15 1, Note: wife Judith died 23 November 1809.20 
Military*Samuel was a Captain in Revolutionary War and a Colonel in War of 1812.

 
WillHe was mentioned in the will of Lt. Col. Peter Hyde SAUNDERS on 15 August 1812 in Franklin County, Virginia; Franklin County Will Book 2, page 204. Family Search Library Film #7644994, images 368-369.
Census 1820*Col. Samuel HAIRSTON appeared on the census of 7 August 1820 in Franklin County, Virginia, Males 10-15 1, 16-25 1, 45+ 1, Females 10-15 1, 16-25 1, Free Colored Males <14 3, Slaves 41.21 
Property29 August 1823 Franklin County, Virginia, - 8 1/2 acres on the waters of Blackwater. Source: Land Office Grants No. 72, 1822-1826, p. 406 (Reel 138).9 
Court RecordOn 8 July 1824, there was an inquisition held regarding the death of a slave named Harry on the property of Robert Waids. - Franklin County Probate Book 2, pages 630-631. Family Search Library Film #7644994, image 581.
Census 1830*He appeared on the census of 1 June 1830 in Franklin County, Virginia, Males 70-79 1, Females 20-29 1.22 
Will*Samuel Hairston left a will dated 7 November 1834 and a codicil dated 8 November 1834. Samuel Hairston also left a second codicil dated 4 November 1834, but I believe the court clerk wrote November instead of December. The will was filed with the Franklin County Court on 5 January 1835. Franklin County Will Book 4, pages 290-292, FSL 7644995-455.23
Death*He died on 17 December 1834 in Franklin County, Virginia, at age 79;




HAIRSTON FAMILY BIBLE.24,1,25 
Probate*His estate was probated on 5 January 1835 in Franklin County, Virginia.23
ProbateHis estate inventory was probated on 7 January 1835 in Franklin County, Virginia.26
ProbateHis estate accounting was probated on 28 April 1838 in Franklin County, Virginia.27
ProbateHis estate accounting was probated on 6 November 1848 in Franklin County, Virginia.27

Family

Judith Sparrell SAUNDERS b. 25 Jan 1769, d. 23 Nov 1809
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