Nicholas Hardyman HAIRSTON ID#77, b. 19 April 1851, d. 27 June 1927
Father*Dr. George Stovall HAIRSTON b. 2 May 1813, d. 9 May 1863
Mother*Matilda M. MARTIN b. 7 Aug 1818, d. 4 May 1854
Birth*Nicholas Hardyman HAIRSTON was born on 19 April 1851 in Marrowbone Plantation, Henry, Virginia. The 1900 census shows birth date of Apr 1854, age 46 and married for 25 years. His cemetery marker and his death certificate indicate date of birth as 19 April 1851.1,2,3,4 
He was the son of Dr. George Stovall HAIRSTON and Matilda M. MARTIN
Census 1860Nicholas Hardyman HAIRSTON appeared on the 1860 census of Dr. George Stovall HAIRSTON on 11 September 1860 in Henry, Virginia; Geo S 47, Sallie 22, Susan 18, Bettie 16, Geo 15, Matilda 13, Nicholas 8.5

WillIn Dr. George Stovall HAIRSTON's will dated 11 December 1862 in Henry, Virginia, Nicholas Hardyman HAIRSTON was named as an heir; WILL OF GEORGE S. HAIRSTON
Aware of the uncertainty of life & the Certainty of death I Geo. S Hairston of the County of Henry & State of Va make this my last Will & testament. I Give to Son Geo my watch excluding him from any interest in my estate and requiring him to surrender all Clams in his grandfather Martins Estate to his sister, in consideration that he is amply provided for by his Grandfather Hairston.
I give to Son Nicholas my Marrowbone tract of land including that purchased of J T Seawell with twelve working hands & their increase, my blacksmith Tom & his family to be included; also the stock of every description belonging to said farm, farming utensils, in consideration of which, he is to surrender his interest in his grandfather Martin Estate.
The balance of my property to be equally divided between my daughters Sally Lou, Susan, Jane, Betty M. & Matilda Hairston. Each child shall have the privilege of making my residence their home so long as single, I appoint my daughters Sally L. & Susan J. & son Geo. to manage my estate as they may think proper, and that security shall not be required of them. In testament whereof here assign my name & affix my seal this 11th. of December 1862
Geo S. Hairston

Henry County Will Book 6 page 685. FSL #7676129 image 399. - also in the Virginia Chancery Record Index, Henry County, 1864-016.6
Marriage*He married Elizabeth Seawell HAIRSTON, daughter of Samuel William HAIRSTON and Elizabeth A. PENN, on 17 September 1874.1 
Occupation*Nicholas Hardyman HAIRSTON was an attorney, judge and farmer. about 1880 in Henry, Virginia. 
Census 1880*He appeared on the census of 23 June 1880 in Ridgeway, Henry, Virginia, W. H. Hairston 27 a farmer, wife Lissie 22, son Geo. S. 3.7

Elected*Elected County Judge for Henry County in 1882.8 
Property*Moved to Martinsville, Virginia.1 
Retirement*Decided to retire in 1892 as a Henry County Judge, fearing that his position may make him ineligible as a Democratic elector.9 
Census 1900*He appeared on the census of 12 June 1900 in Martinsville, Henry, Virginia.2

Census 1910*He appeared on the census of 21 April 1910 in Roanoke, Virginia.10

Census 1920*He appeared on the census of 25 February 1920 in Roanoke, Virginia.11

Death*He died on 27 June 1927 at age 76.3 
Burial*He was buried in Fair View Cemetery, Roanoke, Virginia;

Photo: Find A Grave by John Shuck.3 
Death Certficate*He was Death Certficate on 30 June 1927 in Henry, Virginia, showing a birth date of 19 April 1851 and a death date of 28 June 1927 at 1 am.4 


Elizabeth Seawell HAIRSTON b. 19 Aug 1855, d. 24 Feb 1944
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Sources (

  1. [S22] Hairston, Elizabeth Seawell, The Hairstons and the Penns and Their Relations, Roanoke, Virginia 1940,
  2. [S1900] 1900 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  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. [S3225] Virginia, Deaths, 1912–2014. Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia,
  5. [S1860] 1860 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  6. [S3070] Court Case, Chancery Records, Henry County, VA, Library of Virginia -
  7. [S1880] 1880 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  8. [S259] Jeffersonian Republican, Library of Virginia, 8 March 1882.
  9. [S260] Peninsula Enterprise, Accomac Court-House, 15 October 1892.
  10. [S1910] 1910 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  11. [S1920] 1920 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
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