Elizabeth Seawell HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#681, b. 19 August 1855, d. 24 February 1944
Father*Samuel William HAIRSTON1 b. 18 Dec 1826, d. 31 Mar 1885
Mother*Elizabeth A. PENN b. 14 Dec 1826, d. 1 Jan 1900
Birth*Elizabeth Seawell HAIRSTON was born on 19 August 1855 in Union Furnace, Patrick County, Virginia; "Elizabeth Seawell, fourth child of Samuel and Eliza Penn Hairston, born at "Union Furnace," Patrick County, Virginia, August 19, 1855, married her cousin, Nicholas Hardyman Hairston, son of Dr. George and Matilda Martin Hairston, and lived at "Marrowbone" until 1884, when they removed to Martinsville, Virginia. They had four childer; George Stovall, Samuel William, Elizabeth Seawell, and Mary Matilda." (The Hairstons and Penns and their Relations, E. S. Hairston)
The 1900 census shows birth date of Aug 1858, age 41 and married for 25 years with 4 children (all living).1,2,3 
She was the daughter of Samuel William HAIRSTON and Elizabeth A. PENN.1 
Census 1860Elizabeth Seawell HAIRSTON appeared on the 1860 census of Samuel William HAIRSTON on 2 August 1860 in Patrick County, Virginia; Samuel W 33 an iron maker, Eliza 33, Joth T 10, George R 7, Mary L 9, Elizabeth 5.4

 
Marriage*Elizabeth Seawell HAIRSTON married Nicholas Hardyman HAIRSTON, son of Dr. George Stovall HAIRSTON and Matilda M. MARTIN, on 17 September 1874.1 
Census 1880Elizabeth Seawell HAIRSTON appeared on the 1880 census of Nicholas Hardyman HAIRSTON on 23 June 1880 in Ridgeway, Henry County, Virginia; W. H. Hairston 27 a farmer, wife Lissie 22, son Geo. S. 3.5

 
Residence*Elizabeth Seawell HAIRSTON lived at Marrowbone until 1884 and then moved to Martinsville.1 
Census 1900She appeared on the 1900 census of Nicholas Hardyman HAIRSTON on 12 June 1900 in Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia.2

 
Census 1910Elizabeth Seawell HAIRSTON appeared on the 1910 census of Nicholas Hardyman HAIRSTON on 21 April 1910 in Roanoke City, Virginia.6

 
Census 1920Elizabeth Seawell HAIRSTON appeared on the 1920 census of Nicholas Hardyman HAIRSTON on 25 February 1920 in Roanoke City, Virginia.7



 
Biography*"SOME LINES OF DESCENT (Taken from Tyler's Quarterly Historical Magazine, Volumn 6, 1924-25 p. 66-67)

The following lines of Descent comniunicated to me by Mrs. Elizabeth Seawell Hairston, of Roanoke, may be of use to others.

1. Hairston Line
Elizabeth Seawell Hairston, wife of Judge Nicholas Hairston, of Roanoke, is the daughter of Samuel W. Hairston, and Eliza Penn. Samuel W. Hairston was the son of George Hairston and Louisa Hardyman (ward of President John Tyler, of Charles City Co. and great niece of Stith Hardyman, of "Indian Fields," Charles City Co., who married President Tyler's aunt, Rachel Tyler (see Hardyman Family, William and Mary Quarterly XI., 47-50.) George Hairston was the son of George Hairston and Elizabeth Perkins, The last named George Hairston was the son of Robert Hairston and Ruth Stovall, And Robert Hairston, an ensign of 1758, was the son of Peter Hairston. And Peter Hairston was the emigrant to Virginia, who went from Dumfries, Scotland, first to Ireland, when he married an Irish lady, and then to Virginia.

2. Penn Line
Elizabeth Seawell Hairston is the daughter of Eliza Penn, who was the daughter of Thomas Penn (and Mary Christian Kennerley) who was the son of Abraham Penn, who was son of Moses Penn, who was son of Joseph Penn and Mary Taylor, who was the daughter of John Taylor (and Catherine Pendleton) who was the son of James Taylor, of Carlisle, England, who came to Virginia about 1650.

3. Hardyman line
Elizabeth Seawell Hairston is the granddaughter of Louisa Hardyman. (For Hardyman Family see W & M Quart. XI, 47.)

4. Perkins Line
Elizabeth Seawell Hairston is the great granddaughter of Elizabeth Perkins, who was daughter of Nicholas Perkins (and Bethenia Harden), who was the son of Constantine Perkins (and Anne Pollard, daughter of Joseph Pollard), who was the son of Nicholas Perkins and Sarah Childress."
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Census 1930*Elizabeth Seawell HAIRSTON was Head of Household in the 1930 Federal Census on 12 April 1930 in Roanoke, Roanoke City, Virginia.9

 
NOTEElizabeth Seawell Hairston, a genealogist, wrote "The Hairstons and Penns and Their Relations" which was published in 1940, Roanoke, Virginia.
Census 1940She appeared on the 1940 census of Dr. Walter Maynard OTEY on 10 May 1940 in Roanoke City, Virginia.10

 
Death*Elizabeth Seawell HAIRSTON died on 24 February 1944 at age 88.3 
Burial*She was buried in Fair View Cemetery, Roanoke City, Virginia;


Photo: Find A Grave by John Shuck.3 

Family

Nicholas Hardyman HAIRSTON b. 19 Apr 1851, d. 27 Jun 1927
Children
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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S22] Hairston, Elizabeth Seawell, The Hairstons and the Penns and Their Relations, Roanoke, Virginia 1940 https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=13164, Ancestry.com.
  2. [S1900] 1900 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  3. [S48] Find A Grave Website with Photo - only listings with photos of grave markers that are contemporary to the deceased individuals death are acceptable for genealogical proof.
  4. [S1860] 1860 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  5. [S1880] 1880 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  6. [S1910] 1910 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  7. [S1920] 1920 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  8. [S3613] Tyler, Lyon Gardiner, Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine. Volume 6, 1924-25, p. 66-67, Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  9. [S1930] 1930 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  10. [S1940] 1940 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
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