Col. John Tyler HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#52, b. 25 November 1811, d. 13 January 1857
Father*Col. George "Old Rusty" HAIRSTON Jr.1,2 b. 27 Nov 1784, d. 13 Oct 1863
Mother*Louisa HARDYMAN b. 25 Dec 1787, d. 23 Oct 1847
Birth*Col. John Tyler HAIRSTON was born on 25 November 1811 in Marrowbone, Henry County, Virginia.3,4 
He was the son of Col. George "Old Rusty" HAIRSTON Jr. and Louisa HARDYMAN.1,2 
Census 1820Col. John Tyler HAIRSTON appeared on the 1820 census of Col. George "Old Rusty" HAIRSTON Jr. in 1820 in Henry County, Virginia; Males <10 3 (John 9, George 7, Nicholas 3), 26-44 1 (George 36), Females <10 2 (Elizabeth 5, Susan2), 16-25 1 (unknown), 25-44 1 (wife - Louisa 33), Slaves 65.5
Marriage*Col. John Tyler HAIRSTON married Pocohontas Rebecca CABELL, daughter of Gen. Benjamin W. S. CABELL Gen. and Sarah "Sallie" Epes DOSWELL, on 25 August 1836 in Danville, Virginia; Married by Rev. Archibald Montgomery.6,4 
Property*After 25 August 1836 Col. John Tyler HAIRSTON lived at Red Plains, about 2 miles from Marrowbone.1 
Census 1840*He appeared on the census of 1840 in Henry County, Virginia, Males 20-29 1, 40-49 1, Female <5 1, 20-29 1, Slaves 19.7 
Census 1850*He appeared on the census of 15 October 1850 in Henry County, Virginia, John T Hairston 38 a farmer, Pocahuntas 30, Virginia 13 , Louisa 11, Elizabeth 9, Sarah 5, Caleb 3
Hurdgman Hairston 1.8

 
Anecdote*From Savannah to Jacksonville on a steam ship with his wife Pocohontas. 
Death*He died on 13 January 1857 in Jacksonville, Florida, at age 45; Tuberculosis.6,4 
Burial*He was buried in Hordsville Plantation, Henry County, Virginia.6,3,4 
Obit*Col. T. J. Hairston, of Henry County, Va. died in Florida on the 13th of January.

Richmond Enquirer, February 3, 1857, Page 4. (Library of Virginia.)9 

Family

Pocohontas Rebecca CABELL b. 29 Jun 1819, d. 3 Feb 1858
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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

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  2. [S24] Hall, Wm. Kearney 1918-. Descendants of Nicholas Perkins of Virginia. 1957 Ann Arbor, Michigan.
    https://hdl.handle.net/2027/wu.89069618338, Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  3. [S16] Hordesville Plantation Cemetery, Henry County, Virginia.
  4. [S48] Find A Grave Website with Photo - only listings with photos of grave markers that are contemporary to the deceased individuals death are acceptable for genealogical proof.
  5. [S1820] 1820 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  6. [S77] Brown, Alexander, The Cabells and Their Kin - A Memorial Volume, The Riverside Press, Cambridge 1895 https://hdl.handle.net/2027/wu.89058675919, Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  7. [S1840] 1840 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  8. [S1850] 1850 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  9. [S3188] Library of Congress, Chronicling Amercia - Historic American Newspapers.
  10. [S145] Pedigo, Virginia G. and Pedigo, Lewis Gravely. History of Patrick and Henry Counties, Virginia - Genealogical Publishing Co., 1933, Personal Collection - printed book.
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