Peter HAIRSTON ID#406, b. 10 May 1799, d. 10 November 1839
Father*Col. Samuel HAIRSTON1 b. 25 Sep 1755, d. 17 Dec 1834
Mother*Judith Sparrell SAUNDERS b. 25 Jan 1769, d. 23 Nov 1809
Birth*Peter HAIRSTON was born on 10 May 1799 in Virginia.2,1,3

He was the son of Col. Samuel HAIRSTON and Judith Sparrell SAUNDERS.1 
Marriage*Peter HAIRSTON married Ruth Stovall HAIRSTON, daughter of Gen. George Stovall HAIRSTON and Elizabeth PERKINS, on 3 March 1827 in Henry County, Virginia;

Census 1830*Peter HAIRSTON appeared on the census of 1830 in Henry County, Virginia, Peter Hairston, Males under 5 1, 20-29 1, 30-39 1, Females under 5 1, 20-29 1. Appears to be Peter, Ruth, Elizabeth and Samuel, plus one male 20-29 years old.6

DeedHe is mentioned in the property documents of Samuel Saunders HAIRSTON Jr. and Robert Tennent WOODS on 1 June 1834 in Franklin County, Virginia; On June 1, 1834, Samuel Hairston, Jr., Robert T. Woods, Robert Hairston, Peter Hairston and Henry T. Callaway form a complicated arrangment so that Samuel Hairston, Jr. and Robert T. Woods can buy 343 acres in Franklin County from Thomas Williams. - Franklin County Deed Book 14, page 105. FSL 7894518-388.
WillIn Col. Samuel HAIRSTON's will dated 4 November 1834, Peter HAIRSTON was named as an heir; 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 7644995-455.7
Death*He died on 10 November 1839 at age 40.1,3

Burial*He was buried in Beaver Creek Plantation, Henry County, Virginia;

Photo: Find A Grave by shakestheground.3,1 
ProbateHis estate was probated on 14 January 1841 in Patrick County, Virginia; The Patrick County January Court, 14 January 1841, "an inventory & appraisement of the personal estate of P. Hairston dec'd in the County of Patrick was presented in Court and admitted to record". Family History Library Film 008574638, image 301.


Ruth Stovall HAIRSTON b. 6 Sep 1804, d. 20 Sep 1838

Sources (

  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. [S141] Samuel Hairston Family Bible 1755-1891 - North Carolina.
  3. [S15] Beaver Creek Plantation Cemetery, Henry County, Virginia.
  4. [S67] Dodd, Virginia Anderson, Henry County, Virginia, Marriage Bonds, 1778-1849, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1976.
  5. [S24] Hall, Wm. Kearney 1918-. Descendants of Nicholas Perkins of Virginia. 1957 Ann Arbor, Michigan., Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  6. [S1830] 1830 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  7. [S119] Will of Samuel Hairston 7 November 1834 and 2 codicils. Franklin County Will Book #4, pages 290-292. Family Search Library Film #007644995, images 455-456. Family Search Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  8. [S1870] 1870 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
Last Edited11 Jan 2023