Elizabeth Hairston WOODS

HAIRSTON.org ID#50, b. 5 October 1793, d. about 1875
Father*John WOODS1 b. a 1765
Mother*Agnes Anne HAIRSTON b. a 1772, d. Jan 1810
Birth*Elizabeth Hairston WOODS was born on 5 October 1793 in Virginia;

She was the daughter of John WOODS and Agnes Anne HAIRSTON.1 
Marriage*Elizabeth Hairston WOODS married Robert HAIRSTON, son of Col. Samuel HAIRSTON and Judith Sparrell SAUNDERS, on 13 February 1812;

WillIn Col. Samuel HAIRSTON's will dated 4 November 1834, Elizabeth Hairston WOODS 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 7644995-455.4
Census 1850She appeared on the 1850 census of Robert HAIRSTON on 20 December 1850 in Franklin County, Virginia; Robert 59, Elizabeth 56, Agnes E J 26, Ruth L 21, Elizabeth F 16, living with a clergyman Robert Grey 30. All born in Virginia.2

Census 1860*Elizabeth Hairston WOODS appeared on the census of 1 June 1860 in Franklin County, Virginia, EW 67, Wm 41, PD 35 (unknown), Ruth L 29, Lizzie F 25, Horace P Smith 29.3

Census 1870She appeared on the 1870 census of Dr. William HAIRSTON on 24 September 1870 in Blackwater, Franklin County, Virginia; Hairston, Wm (52 Physician), Prudence D. 43, Elizabeth 26, Ruth 40.5

Property*On January 23 1871, Elizabeth W. Hairston filed a court document exempting her homestead property from sale for debt. Franklin Co., VA Deed Book 29, Page 297. Family Search Film #008579326, Image 658.
Death*Elizabeth Hairston WOODS died about 1875.6 


Robert HAIRSTON b. 20 Jan 1791, d. bt 1851 - 1859
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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S143] Bible - Robert Hairston 1755-1844. The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments, together with the Apocrypha: Translated Out of the Originial Tongues, and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised.... Philadelphia, Printed and Published by M. Carey, 1817. State Archives North Carolina 400.1.1.982.
  2. [S1850] 1850 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  3. [S1860] 1860 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  4. [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.
  5. [S1870] 1870 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  6. [S265] Woods, Weightsill Arno, Short History of Descendants and Allied Families of Robert Woods of Ireland, W. W. Kinloch, University of Wisconsin, 1909 https://hdl.handle.net/2027/wu.89082592569, Hathi Trust Digital Library.
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