Sarah "Sally" HAIRSTON ID#403, b. about 1764, d. before 26 May 1790
Father*Capt. 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. 
She was the daughter of Capt. Robert HAIRSTON and Ruth STOVALL.1,2,3 
Married Name As of 8 May 1782,her married name was ROWLAND. 
Marriage*Sarah "Sally" HAIRSTON married Baldwin ROWLAND, son of Andrew ROWLAND and Ruth NORMAN, on 8 May 1782 in Henry County, Virginia.4,5,3,2 
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. However, 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. If this is correct, then Sarah Rowland probably died before 26 May 1790, when her father Robert wrote his will.2 


Baldwin ROWLAND b. a 1759, d. a 1809
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  1. [S145] Pedigo, Virginia G. and Pedigo, Lewis Gravely. History of Patrick and Henry Counties, Virginia - Genealogical Publishing Co., 1933 available on, 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.
  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 Library Film #007644994, images 69-70. Inventory & Appraisel record February 1793. Will Book #1, pages 85-87, 1786-1812. Family History Library Film #007644994, images 77-78. Family Search, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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