Samuel Saunder HAIRSTON ID#529, b. 10 September 1869, d. 5 May 1919
Father*Robert Peter HAIRSTON1 b. 4 Oct 1841, d. 20 Jun 1906
Mother*Margaret Sommer POTTS b. 1 Jul 1845, d. 11 Sep 1903
Birth*Samuel Saunder HAIRSTON was born on 10 September 1869.2,1 
He was the son of Robert Peter HAIRSTON and Margaret Sommer POTTS.1 
Census 1880Samuel Saunder HAIRSTON appeared on the 1880 census of Robert Peter HAIRSTON on 14 June 1880 in Beat 4, Lowndes County, Mississippi.3

Marriage*Samuel Saunder HAIRSTON married Ellen "Ella" WOOD about 1895.4 
Census 1910*Samuel Saunder HAIRSTON appeared on the census of 30 April 1910 in Beat 4, District 125, Washington County, Mississippi.4

Death*He died on 5 May 1919 at age 49.2 
Burial*He was buried in Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi.2 
The body of Mr. S. S. Hairston, a former resident of Lowndes county, and who died at a hospital in Yazoo City, was brought to Columbus yesterday for burial, arriving at two o'clock over the Southern Railway.
Mr. Hairston was a member of one of the most prominent families of Lowndes county and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. Years ago he moved to the Delta and had resided in Silver City for a number of years.
He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his death. A surviving him are four brothers, George Hairston of Demopolis, A Mr. Hugh Hairston of this city; Robert Hairston of Georgia; L. William Hairston, who is in France and one sister, Mrs. C. D. S. Bragg of the Delta. Deceased was 49 years of age.
Funeral services were held at grave, conducted by Rev. W. Frierson, Sr. The following bearers officiated: Messrs. C Evans, W. E. Frazee, I. F. Swo.... B. Hardy, J. A. Watson and M. S. Chandler.
The Columbus Dispatch, Wednesday, May 7, 1919, Page 5. 


Ellen "Ella" WOOD b. a 1875, d. 5 Jun 1949
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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. [S20] Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi.
  3. [S1880] 1880 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  4. [S1910] 1910 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
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