Sarah "Sally" HAIRSTON ID#403, b. about 1764, d. before 26 May 1790
Father*Robert HAIRSTON1,2,3 b. b 1724, d. b 2 Jun 1791
Mother*Ruth STOVALL b. a 1731, d. 3 Mar 1808
Birth*Sarah "Sally" HAIRSTON was born about 1764 in Bedford County, Virginia. 
She was the daughter of Robert HAIRSTON and Ruth STOVALL.1,2,3 
Marriage*Sarah "Sally" HAIRSTON married Baldwin ROWLAND, son of Andrew ROWLAND and Ruth NORMAN, on 8 May 1782 in Henry County, Virginia. May 8, 1782 is actually the date of bond. Robert Hairston listed as father of bride and George Rowland is security or witness. - Henry County Register of Marriages, page 5. FSL #7578991 image 127.4,5,3,2
Photo*A painting of Sarah Hairston Rowland was made about 1783.2

Death*Sarah "Sally" HAIRSTON died before 26 May 1790. See note below.2,6 
NOTE*NOTE: There are questions as to whether Sarah "Sally" Hairston was the daughter of Capt. Robert Hairston, since she was not mentioned in Robert's will or in the bibles listing Robert's children. Sarah Hairston Baldwin died sometime between her daughter Martha's birth 8 January 1785 and Baldwin Rowland's second marriage on 8 December 1788. In the book "History of Henry County, Virginia" (1925) by Judith Hill, she states that Sarah Hairston Rowland's daughters, Elizabeth and Martha, were taken to their grandparents, Robert and Ruth Hairston, after Sarah's death. When their grandfather Robert Hairston died, Elizabeth and Sarah were taken to Samuel and Judith Hairston until adulthood. Also, in the 1782 marriage records of Baldwin Rowland and Sarah Hairston, Robert Hairston is listed as Sarah's father.

There is a marriage recorded between Baldy Rowland and Elizabeth Carpenter on 6 November 1788, by Joseph Anthony, in the Henry County County Register of Marriages, page 156.2 


Baldwin ROWLAND b. a 1759, d. a 1809
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Sources (

  1. [S145] Pedigo, Virginia G. and Pedigo, Lewis Gravely. History of Patrick and Henry Counties, Virginia - Genealogical Publishing Co., 1933 available on - CAUTION - this book was written in 1933 and has many errors regarding the Hairston family., Personal Collection - printed book.
  2. [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. (THERE ARE MANY ERRORS IN THIS BOOK)
  3. [S22] Hairston, Elizabeth Seawell, The Hairstons and the Penns and Their Relations, Roanoke, Virginia 1940,
  4. [S67] Dodd, Virginia Anderson, Henry County, Virginia, Marriage Bonds, 1778-1849, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1976.
  5. [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,
  6. [S121] Will of Robert Hairston 26 May 1790, Franklin County, Virginia Will Book #1, pages 70-71. Family History Search Film #7644994, images 69-70. Inventory & Appraisel record February 1793. Will Book #1, pages 85-87, 1786-1812. Family Search Library Film #7644994, images 77-78. Family Search Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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