Robert Peter HAIRSTON ID#527, b. 9 August 1877, d. 12 August 1928
Father*Robert Peter HAIRSTON1 b. 4 Oct 1841, d. 20 Jun 1906
Mother*Margaret Sommer POTTS1 b. 1 Jul 1845, d. 11 Sep 1903
Birth*Robert Peter HAIRSTON was born on 9 August 1877.1 
He was the son of Robert Peter HAIRSTON and Margaret Sommer POTTS.1 
Census 1880Robert Peter HAIRSTON appeared on the 1880 census of Robert Peter HAIRSTON on 14 June 1880 in Beat 4, Lowndes County, Mississippi.2

Death*Robert Peter HAIRSTON died on 12 August 1928 at age 51.3 
Burial*He was buried in Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi.3 
Obituary*Robert T. Hairston
Buried at Columbus

Columbus, Aug. 14 -- The remains of Robert T. Hairston reached Columbus Monday night over the Southern Railway from Asheville, Tenn., where his death occurred at 6 o'clock Monday morning.

Funeral services were held at Friendship cemetery at 10 o'clock this morning with the following as pall bearers: J. W. Carr, John Frierson, Pete Cox, J. T. W. Hairston, Sam potts, R. R. Banks.

Mr. Hairston was a native of this county and lived here many years. For the past 10 years he has been engaged in the cotton business in South Carolina and Georgia.

Three brother and a sister survive, they being Hugh S. and William Hirston of Columbus, Mrs. C. D. S. Bragg, of Crawford, and George hairston, of the delta.

Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Mississippi) - Wed, Aug 15, 1928 - Page 3.
NOTE: The newspaper typed his name a Robert T. instead of Robert P. Hairston.) 

Sources (

  1. [S136] Bible - Thomas Potts Family Bible - 1668-1893 , area covered is Charleston, South Carolina. Bible printed in 1740. other surnames mentioned: Akin, Burton, Gray, Hairston, Keelin, Smith, and Thornton. Library call number 24346, Library of Virginia -
  2. [S1880] 1880 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  3. [S20] Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi.
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