Elizabeth HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#402, b. 13 May 1759, d. after 27 May 1825
Father*Capt. Robert HAIRSTON1,2 b. b 1724, d. b 2 Jun 1791
Mother*Ruth STOVALL3 b. a 1731, d. 3 Mar 1808
Birth*Elizabeth HAIRSTON was born on 13 May 1759 in Virginia.2 
She was the daughter of Capt. Robert HAIRSTON and Ruth STOVALL.1,2,3 
Marriage*Elizabeth HAIRSTON married Michael ROWLAND, son of Andrew ROWLAND and Ruth NORMAN, on 20 June 1778 in Henry County, Virginia.4,5,6,7,8,3,9,10 
WillIn Capt. Robert HAIRSTON's will dated 26 May 1790 in Franklin County, Virginia, Elizabeth HAIRSTON.1,11 was named as an heir; It is interesting to note that Robert lists his sons, granddaughters and all but two daughters as "My". However, he lists daughters Martha Hunter and Jenny Rentfro as "her daughters", indicating his wife Ruth. Is it possible they are from another marriage?

Robert's daughter Sarah "Sally" Hairston, the mother of Elizabeth and Martha Rowland, died before his will was written.

PDF transcript of Robert's 1790 will attached -->
Census 1820She listed in the household of Michael ROWLAND in 1820 in Lee County, Virginia; Males: 16-25 1, 45+ 1, Females: 45+ 1, Slaves 2. George Roland is listed on same census page in alpabetical order.12

Court Record*25 November 1820 - Michael and Elizabeth Rowland give and grant to their daughter Jenny Literal a slave named Charlotte. Lee County, Virginia.13
Court Record*Elizabeth Rowland, wife of deceased Michael Rowland, signed a quit claim for land to John Willis on 27 May 1825 in Lee County, Virginia. Deed Book 5, page 295. 
Death*Elizabeth HAIRSTON died after 27 May 1825. 


Michael ROWLAND b. a 1755, d. bt 1821 - 1825
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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S121] Will of Robert Hairston 26 May 1790, Franklin County, Virginia Will Book #1, page 70-71. Inventory & Appraisel record Feb 1793. Will Book No. 1, pages 85-87, 1786-1812 (Reel 18). Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  2. [S55] Harden Hairston Family Bible, 1750-1908. The Holy Bible containing The Old & New Testaments: Translated Out of the Original Tongues,.....J. Holbrook's Sterotype Copy., Eighth Edition, Brattleborough, (Vt.), 1817, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  3. [S3047] Meador, George H. - "Dunbar Rowland et al.",, Mississippi Archives and History, Jackson, Mississippi.
  4. [S67] Dodd, Virginia Anderson, Henry County, Virginia, Marriage Bonds, 1778-1849, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1976.
  5. [S152] Virginia Marriages 1660-1800, Jordan Dodd, (n.pub.).
  6. [S3076] Virginia Marriage Records, From the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, the William and Mary College Quarterly, and Tyler's Quarterly; Indexed by Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore 1984, Ancestry.com.
  7. [S145] Pedigo, Virginia G. and Pedigo, Lewis Gravely. History of Patrick and Henry Counties, Virginia - Genealogical Publishing Co., 1933, Personal Collection - printed book.
  8. [S22] Hairston, Elizabeth Seawell, The Hairstons and the Penns and Their Relations, Roanoke, Virginia 1940 https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=13164, Ancestry.com.
  9. [S3166] Franklin County, Virginia Marriage Bonds, 1786-1858, Ancestry.com.
  10. [S3073] Hill, Judith Parks America, A History of Henry County, Virginia : With Biographical Sketches of Its Most Prominent Citizens and Genealogical Histories of Half a Hundred of Its Oldest Families,Press of Bulletin Printing and Publishing Company, Incorporated, 1925 - Henry County, Va.
  11. [S3131] Salmon, John S, and Emily J. Salmon. Franklin County, Virginia, 1786-1986: A Bicentennial History. Rocky Mount, Va: Franklin County Bicentennial Commission, 1993. Print., Personal Collection - printed book.
  12. [S1820] 1820 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  13. [S3329] Rowland, Michael and Elizabeth, Deed 25 Nov 1820, Lee County, Virginia, Deed Book 3, page 434. Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia.
  14. [S3068] Will of John Rowland - 1780, Henry County, Virginia Will Book 1, page 37-39, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
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