Virginia HAIRSTON ID#62, b. 4 July 1837
Father*Col. John Tyler HAIRSTON1,2 b. 25 Nov 1811, d. 13 Jan 1857
Mother*Pocahontas Rebecca CABELL b. 29 Jun 1819, d. 3 Feb 1858
Birth*Virginia HAIRSTON was born on 4 July 1837 in Virginia; there is a marker in the Hordsville Cemetery that states "VIRGINIA - FIRST BORN OF POCAHONTAS CABELL AND JOHN TYLER HAIRSTON - BORN 1837 - DIED 1838". However, a Virginia is listed in the 1850 census as 13 and 1860 census as 23. These would indicate she was birth date c1837. The 1840 census indicates one female under 5, this is Virginia. The book "The Cabells and Their Kin..." states "Virginia Hairston, b. July 4, 1837; never married.", this does not appear to indicate she died as an infant. It appears the marker has the wrong death date.3,2,4,5,6 
She was the daughter of Col. John Tyler HAIRSTON and Pocahontas Rebecca CABELL.1,2 
Census 1850Virginia HAIRSTON appeared on the 1850 census of Col. John Tyler HAIRSTON on 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 1.4

Census 1860Virginia HAIRSTON appeared on the 1860 census of Livingston CLAIBORNE on 11 September 1860 in Bridgeway, Henry Co., Virginia; Livingston Claiborne 22, Elizabeth Claiborne 19, Va Hairston 23, Cabell Hairston 14, Sally Hairston 15, Hardyman Hairston 12, Tyler Hairston 9, Powhatan Hairston 7.5

Burial*Virginia HAIRSTON was buried in Hordsville Plantation Cemetery, Henry County, Virginia.1 
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Sources (

  1. [S16] Hordesville Plantation Cemetery, Henry County, Virginia.
  2. [S77] Brown, Alexander, The Cabells and Their Kin - A Memorial Volume, The Riverside Press, Cambridge 1895, Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  3. [S69] Hairston, Judge Peter, Descendants of Robert Hairston, Personal Collection - printed book.
  4. [S1850] 1850 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  5. [S1860] 1860 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  6. [S1840] 1840 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
Last Edited18 Mar 2019