Samuel Saunders HAIRSTON Jr. ID#412, b. 12 August 1804, d. 8 July 1850
Father*Col. Samuel HAIRSTON b. 25 Sep 1755, d. 17 Dec 1834
Mother*Judith Sparrell SAUNDERS b. 25 Jan 1769, d. 23 Nov 1809
Birth*Samuel Saunders HAIRSTON Jr. was born on 12 August 1804 in Franklin, Virginia.1 
He was the son of Col. Samuel HAIRSTON and Judith Sparrell SAUNDERS
College* Between 1821 and 1822, attended in Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, "688. *SAMUEL HAIRSTON, Franklin Co.: Lowndes Co., Miss.: Planter: Died July 8, 1850." page 75.2 
Marriage*Samuel Saunders HAIRSTON Jr. married Elizabeth Perkins HAIRSTON, daughter of Hardin HAIRSTON and Sarah "Sally" Stovall STAPLES, on 21 December 1826 in Patrick, Virginia; Family Bible and grave marker also state 21 December as marriage date. Patrick County records indicate "18 Dec 1826 Samuel Hairston and Elizabeth P. Hairston, consent of Harden Hairston. Sur. Peter Hairston".3,4,1 
Photo*Samuel Saunders HAIRSTON Jr. was photographed

about 1830. 
Census 1830*He appeared on the census of 1 June 1830 in Franklin, Virginia, Males 20-29 1 (Samuel), Females 20-29 1 (wife Elizabeth), Slaves 22.5 
Deed*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, Samuel Saunders HAIRSTON Jr. 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 image 455.6
Census 1840*He appeared on the census of 1 June 1840 in Franklin, Virginia, Males <5 1 (John Henry), 5-9 3 (Samuel Harden, unknown, unknown), 30-39 1 (Col. Samuel), Females <5 (Mary T.), 5-9 2 (Elizabeth, Sarah), 10-14 1 (Judith), 30-39 (wife Elizabeth), Slaves 26.7 
Death*He died on 8 July 1850 in Texas at age 45.3,1

Burial*He was buried in Hairston Cemetery, Lowndes, Mississippi;

Oringinal Cemetery Marker.1

NOTE*On September 25, 1850, Samuel's children (Samuel Harden 20, Sarah Alice 18, Elizabeth Henry 15, John Henry 11, Robert Peter 8, George 5, Joseph 3 and Sanders 1) are listed as living with Harden Hairston in Lowndes County, Mississippi.8 
ProbateHis estate was probated on 12 February 1851. An inventory and appraisel of the estate of Col. Samuel Hairston was filed with the court on 12 February 1851. It lists the names, ages and number of children of his slaves. The document is attached as a PDF file. Lowndes County Probate Records, K 17-19.
Probate*His estate was probated on 7 November 1859 in Lowndes, Mississippi. The probate and estate folders contain almost 500 documents. They cover expenses of the children, costs of running the plantation, sales of cotton, medical treatment for the slaves, attorney fees, education, etc. Copies of some documents are attached. - Lowndes County Chancery Court, Probate Records Case #626. FSL 5816113-660.9 


Elizabeth Perkins HAIRSTON b. 4 Apr 1809, d. 8 May 1858
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Sources (

  1. [S17] Hairston Cemetery, Lowndes County, Mississippi, Information and photographs gathered from personal visits.
  2. [S226] Catalogue of the Officers and Alumni of Washington and Lee University, 1749-1888, J. Murphy and Company, Baltimore, 1888.
  3. [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 -
  4. [S70] Marriages of Patrick County, Virginia 1791-1850, Lela C. Adams, (Bassett, VA 1972).
  5. [S1830] 1830 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  6. [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.
  7. [S1840] 1840 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  8. [S1850] 1850 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  9. [S3516] Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930," images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Lowndes > Estates 1830-1921 no 623-633 > image 660 of 1921; county courthouses and public libraries, Mississippi., Family Search Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  10. [S24] Hall, Wm. Kearney 1918-. Descendants of Nicholas Perkins of Virginia. 1957 Ann Arbor, Michigan., Hathi Trust Digital Library.
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