Col. Samuel HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#401, b. 25 September 1755, d. 17 December 1834
Father*Capt. Robert HAIRSTON1,2,3 b. a 1719, d. b 2 Jun 1791
Mother*Ruth STOVALL b. a 1731, d. 3 Mar 1808
Birth*Col. Samuel HAIRSTON was born on 25 September 1755 in Virginia;




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He was the son of Capt. Robert HAIRSTON and Ruth STOVALL.1,2,3 
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.5 
WillIn Samuel HAIRSTON's will dated 9 February 1782 in Campbell County, Virginia, Col. Samuel HAIRSTON was named as an heir.3
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).6 
County Change*Franklin County formed from Bedford County and Henry County. 
Tax Rolls15 April 1788 Franklin County, Virginia - Tax rolls list Robert and Samuel Hairston, White males 16+ 2, Black males 16+ 14, Black males 12-15 6, Horses 104, Tax 11 pounds 8.7 
Marriage*He married Judith Sparrell SAUNDERS, daughter of Lt. Col. Peter Hyde SAUNDERS and Mary SPARRELL, on 9 February 1790 in Franklin County, Virginia;


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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).6 
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).6 
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).6 
Property19 November 1798 Franklin County, Virginia - 250 acres on Beards Creek. Source: Land Office Grants No. 42, 1798-1799, p. 178 (Reel 108).6 
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).6 
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).6 
Tax Rolls*25 July 1799 Franklin County, Virginia - White males 16+ 2, Black males 16+ 10, Black males 12-15 3, Horses 12, Tax $6.16.7 
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).6 
Census 1800* 1800 census of Virginia was lost.13 
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).6 
Death Spouse*Col. Samuel HAIRSTON's wife, Judith Sparrell Saunders, died on 23 November 1809. 
Census 1810*He 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 1809.14 
Military*Samuel was a Captain in Revolutionary War and a Colonel in War of 1812.

 
Census 1820*He 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 41.15 
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).6 
Census 1830*He appeared on the census of 1 June 1830 in Franklin County, Virginia, Males 70-79 1, Females 20-29 1.16 
Death*He died on 17 December 1834 in Franklin County, Virginia, at age 79;




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Will*Samuel left a will dated 4 November 1834, Franklin County, Virginia, Will Book 4, page 290. PDF transcript attached here.19
Probate*His estate was probated on 5 January 1835 in Franklin County, Virginia.19 

Family

Judith Sparrell SAUNDERS b. 25 Jan 1769, d. 23 Nov 1809
Children
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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S142] Hairston Family, Peter Hairston Bible - 1750-1928, The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Translated Out of the Original Greek: and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. Boston, Published by C. Ewer, T. Bedlington, and J. H. A. Frost. 1828., North Carolina, State Archives of North Carolina.
  2. [S143] Hairston Family, Bible - Robert Hairston 1755-1844. The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments, together with the Apocrypha: Translated Out of the Originial Tongues, and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised.... Philadelphia, Printed and Published by M. Carey, 1817.; State Archives North Carolina 400.1.1.982,.
  3. [S101] Will of Samuel Hairston - 1782, Campbell County Will Book #1, page 6 and Will Book #6, page 141, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  4. [S141] Samuel Hairston Family Bible 1755-1891 - North Carolina.
  5. [S3046] Virginia Historical Society. The Virginia Magazine of History And Biography. Richmond: Virginia Historical Society, June 1902, Volume IX., Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  6. [S3084] Virginia Land Office Patents, Archives at the Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. Microfilm and online.
  7. [S278] Early Virginia Tax Rolls.
  8. [S22] Hairston, Elizabeth Seawell, The Hairstons and the Penns and Their Relations, Roanoke, Virginia 1940, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  9. [S152] Virginia Marriages 1660-1800, Jordan Dodd, (n.pub.).
  10. [S27] Early, R H. Campbell Chronicles and Family Sketches: Embracing the History of Campbell County, Virginia, 1782-1926. Lynchburg, Va: J.P. Bell Co, 1927. https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.b3624083, Personal Collection - printed book.
  11. [S3074] Hale, Nathaniel Claiborne, Roots In Virginia: an Account of Captain Thomas Hale, Virginia Frontiersman, His Descendants And Related Families. With Genealogies And Sketches of Hale, Saunders, Lucke, Claiborne, Lacy, Tobin And Contributing Ancestral Lines. Philadelphia?, 1948.
    https://hdl.handle.net/2027/wu.89066151580, Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  12. [S3166] Franklin County, Virginia Marriage Bonds, 1786-1858, Ancestry.com.
  13. [S1800] 1800 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  14. [S1810] 1810 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  15. [S1820] 1820 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  16. [S1830] 1830 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  17. [S28] Hairston, Peter Wilson - The Stories of Beaver Creek as Gleaned from Family Letters and Records, 2003, Personal Collection - printed book.
  18. [S249] George Hairston Family Bible - 1750-1916, Peter Hairston Bible - 1750-1928, The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Translated Out of the Original Greek: and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. Cooperstown, (N.Y.) Sterotyped, Printed and Published by H. & E. Phinney, 1829., Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  19. [S119] Will of Samuel Hairston 4 November 1834, Campbell County Will Book #4, page 290 Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
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