John Constant HAIRSTON (HARSTON) ID#6098, b. about 1815
Birth*John Constant HAIRSTON (HARSTON) was born about 1815 in Patrick County, Virginia. Census records of his son Green Harstin 1880 indicates both parents born in North Carolina and 1900 census shows both parents born in Virginia.1,2
Marriage*He married Lucinda GLASS on 25 January 1836 in Stokes County, North Carolina, Elisha Nelson bondsman and William Ward witness. FS Film #00426179, image 133.3
Census 1840*John Constant HAIRSTON (HARSTON) appeared on the census of 1840 in Patrick County, Virginia, Constant Hairston - Male under 5 1, 20-29 1, Females 15-19 1. It lists only 3 people in the family. No female children are listed, why wasn't daughter Malinda listed. A James Glass is listed on same census page. The 1840 census of Patrick County also lists Hardin Hairston.4

NOTE*GENEALOGY NOTES: Who are his parents? There are very few known records relating to John Constant Hairston (Harston). The 1840 census spells his surname HAIRSTON and the other documents HARSTON and HARSTIN. The only place the name John appears is on his daughter Malinda's death certificate that is filled by unknown person. Documents state the daughter Melinda was born in 1839, but she is not listed in 1840 census. It could have been a census error, incorrect birthday day, adoption, etc..

Recent Y-DNA results of one of his males descendants match several documented Hairston male descendants. Who is his Hairston father? 


Lucinda GLASS b. 13 Sep 1820, d. 19 Mar 1891

Sources (

  1. [S3308] Death Cert. - Malindy Caratine Ollis , Original data: North Carolina State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics. North Carolina Death Certificates. Microfilm S.123. Rolls 19-242, 280, 313-682, 1040-1297. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina.,
  2. [S1900] 1900 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  3. [S176] North Carolina, Marriage Index, 1741-2011 - Provo, Utah,
  4. [S1840] 1840 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
Last Edited17 Jan 2023