SOUTH CAROLINA FAMILIES (surname unknown) ID#8165
NOTE*GENEALOGY NOTES: They are grouped together for research purposes. It appears that William Hairston, Peter Hairston and John Hairston were all born a few years apart and all lived on their own land next to each other. Thomas Hairston was born about the same time and obtained his property on the 23 January 1773, the same day William Hairston did. This does NOT prove they are brothers. However, I have listed them together as they all appear in South Carolina about the same time and are probably related as brothers or cousins.

There are no known records proving who their parents of the above South Carolina Hairstons were. Some books say they were Andrew's sons, some say Peter's sons and some say they came dirrectly from Scotland. None of these books offer sources.

Some possibilities that have been mentioned:
1. They arrived in South Carolina directly from Scotland or Ireland.
2. They are Andrew's sons that he did not mention in his will. However, why would Andrew have had two sons named Peter.
3. They are the sons of Peter, a fourth son of Peter the Immigrant.
4. Some stories say Peter the Immigrant's wife died at sea. He was in his 40s and possibly had a second family after he arrived in America.

Y-DNA indicates that the Virginia Hairstons and the South Carolina Hairstons are related.

Samuel Harston was born in Sc about 1780 SC and moved to Allen, Kentucky. Who are his parents?

There is a record of a George Hairston that witnessed a deed in South Carolina in 1771. This deed was from James Boyle to Patrick Cunningham, both of Berkeley County, for 100 acres. (South Carolina Deed Abstracts 1719-1772, Vol. IV, by Clara A. Langley) The only possible George Hairston (1750-1827) in my records is the son of Robert Hairston (1724-1791). He was in South Carolina while serving in the Virginia Militia and returned there during the Revolution.

There is a Fairfield County, SC deed in which George Harston sells 22 acres to James Hendrix on 3 January 1796. In a 1797 deed (p457) he is listed as George Harson and wife Mary. George and Mary signed with a mark.


Last Edited12 Jun 2024