John HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#6107, b. between 1776 and 1794, d. about 1826
NOTE*Probate and census documents have the following spellings; HAIRSTON, HURSTON, HEARSTON, HERSTON, HAUSTON and even a HIARSTON. The probate documents signed by the judge use HAIRSTON.

John Hairston (6107) died in 1826 intestate (without a will) and James Hairston was administrator of his estate. Since John and James were born in the same census time period, I will assume they are brothers or cousins, not father and son. In later census records of decendants of these two, it is stated that they were born in Virginia.

In the probate documents a Mary Hairston and a Samuel Hairston are mentioned. 
Birth*John HAIRSTON was born between 1776 and 1794 in Virginia.1 
Census 1820*He appeared on the census of 1820 in Union County, Illinois, Males: 10-15 2, 26-44 1, Females: under-10 1, 16-25 1, 45+ 1. There is a James Hurston listed above John Hairston and they were both born in the same time period of 1776-1794.2

 
Property*1822 - Union County, Illinois - John Herston (Hearston) sells a tract of land to Henry Clutz on April 11, 1822. Witnessed by James P. Edwards and John Miller.1 
Court Record*James Hairston and John Hairston barrowed $60 from the State Bank of Illinois on August 22, 1825.1 
Death*He died about 1826 in Alexander County, Illinois.1 
Probate*His estate was probated in 1827 in Alexander County, Illinois, he died without a will. Mentioned in the documents are the following: James Hairston, Samuel Hairston, Mary Hairston. Names are spelled Hairston, Harston and Hurston.1 

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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S3312] Probate - John Hairston 1827, Estate Probate Files, Vol. G-H, 1820-1860; Index to Probate Files, 1820-1971; Alexander County Court, Alexander, Illinois, Ancestry.com.
  2. [S1820] 1820 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  3. [S3313] Probate - Samuel Hairston 1849, Estate Probate Files, Vol. G-H, 1820-1860; Index to Probate Files, 1820-1971; Alexander County Court, Alexander, Illinois, Ancestry.com.
Last Edited17 Jun 2017