George HAIRSTON ID#799, b. 21 December 1832, d. 3 December 1865
Father*Peter HAIRSTON1 b. 10 May 1799, d. 10 Nov 1839
Mother*Ruth Stovall HAIRSTON b. 6 Sep 1804, d. 20 Sep 1838
Birth*George HAIRSTON was born on 21 December 1832 in Virginia.1,2

He was the son of Peter HAIRSTON and Ruth Stovall HAIRSTON.1 
NOTE*George Hairston is listed as George Hairston Jr. when his marriage and death are recorded in the bible of his father Peter Hairston. His will and probate records also indicate George Hairston Jr.2 
Marriage*George HAIRSTON married Martha Redd SMITH, daughter of Joseph M. SMITH, on 11 November 1856 in Henry County, Virginia;

PropertyGeorge HAIRSTON witnessed the Property of Hardin HAIRSTON and Nicholas Edward HAIRSTON on 10 January 1859 in Lowndes County, Mississippi; Hardin Hairston and his son Nicholas Edward Hairston purchased 245 acres in Lowndes County from the children of Peter and Ruth S. Hairston - Samuel Hairston and wife Henretta, George Hairston Jr. and wife Martha R., Peter Hairston Jr. and wife Lucy J., and John S. Reamy and wife Elizabeth. - Lowndes County Deed Vol. 31, pages 326-327. FSL 8567104-179.
Census 1860*George HAIRSTON appeared on the census of 11 September 1860 in Henry County, Virginia, $29,000 Real Estate $32,000 Personal.4

Military*"Captain of the first company formed to join the Confederate Army, from Rigeway, Henry County, Virginia." (Hairston & Penns)     - He is also listed as Lieutenant George Hairston Jr. with Company H, 24 Virginia Infantry. 
Will*He left a will on 28 May 1861 in Henry County, Virginia. He signed his name George Hairston Jr. - Henry County Will Book 7, page 103. Family Search Library Film #7645136, image 516.
Death*He died on 3 December 1865 at age 32.2

Probate*His estate was probated on 11 December 1865 in Henry County, Virginia. His brothers Samuel and Peter are administrators, along with Peter W. Watkins.
ProbateHis estate was probated on 15 December 1865 in Henry County, Virginia. An inventory of the estate was filed. - Henry County Will Book 7, page 119-122. Family Search Library Film #7645136, images 524-525.


Martha Redd SMITH d. 6 Feb 1865

Sources (

  1. [S141] Samuel Hairston Family Bible 1755-1891 - North Carolina.
  2. [S142] Hairston Family, Peter Hairston Bible - 1750-1928, The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Translated Out of the Original Greek: and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. Boston, Published by C. Ewer, T. Bedlington, and J. H. A. Frost. 1828., North Carolina, State Archives of North Carolina.
  3. [S68] Vestal-Miller, Anne, The Marriage Register of Henry County Virginia Vol I , 1853-1878 Old Mill Printers, Rocky Mount, VA 1998 - FSL 7857819-583, Family Search Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  4. [S1860] 1860 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
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