Ruth Stovall HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#835, b. 13 July 1783, d. 22 April 1869
Father*Peter HAIRSTON b. 24 Feb 1752, d. 1 Dec 1832
Mother*Alcey (Elsie) PERKINS1 b. 1766, d. 1814
Birth*Ruth Stovall HAIRSTON was born on 13 July 1783 in Virginia.2,3 
She was the daughter of Peter HAIRSTON and Alcey (Elsie) PERKINS.1 
Census 1790Peter HAIRSTON was New Tag Males <16 1, 16+ 3, Females 3 , slaves 58. on 2 August 1790 in Stokes County, North Carolina.4
Census 1800Ruth Stovall HAIRSTON listed in the household of Peter HAIRSTON on 4 August 1800 in Salisbury, Stokes County, North Carolina; Males 26-44 1, Females 10-15 1 , 26-44 1, slaves 103.5
Marriage*Ruth Stovall HAIRSTON married Major Peter WILSON, son of Col. John WILSON and Mary Cody LUMPKIN, before December 1801.1,6 
Death Spouse*Her husband, Peter Wilson, died on 21 December 1813. 
Marriage*Ruth Stovall HAIRSTON married Robert HAIRSTON, son of Gen. George Stovall HAIRSTON and Elizabeth PERKINS, on 15 February 1816 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia; Marriage Notice:


Weekly Raliegh Register, Raliegh, North Carolina, March 15, 1816, Page 3.7,1 
Census 1820Ruth Stovall HAIRSTON appeared on the 1820 census of Robert HAIRSTON in 1820 in Pittsylvanaia County, Virginia; Males 26-44 1 (Robert), Females 26-44 1 (wife Ruth), Slaves 45.8

Census 1830Ruth Stovall HAIRSTON appeared on the 1830 census of Robert HAIRSTON in 1830 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia; Males: 40-49 1, Females: 40-49 1, Slaves: 65.9

WillRuth Stovall HAIRSTON was mentioned in the will of Peter HAIRSTON on 20 February 1832 in Stokes County, North Carolina; Will Vol 1-3, pages 241-242. The will was also filed in Henry County, Virginia in December Term of 1832, Will Book 4, page 167. Inventory accounting is also filed in Henry County.10
Census 1840Ruth Stovall HAIRSTON appeared on the 1840 census of Robert HAIRSTON in 1840 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia; Males: 50-59 1, Females; 40-49 1, Slaves 72.11

Census 1850*Ruth Stovall HAIRSTON appeared on the census of 1850 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Ruth S 67, George 28 (Samuel Hairston's son #393).12

 
Tax Rolls*The 1853 Lowndes County tax records show the following for Ruth S. Harston: 88 cattle, 91 slaves under 60, 0 free white polls, $34.68 state tax, $17.34 county tax and $95.36 rail road tax. Lowndes County Tax 1853, page 18. Family History Library Film #008610738, image 529.
PropertyShe is mentioned in the property documents of Hardin HAIRSTON and George PANNILL on 2 September 1858 in Lowndes County, Mississippi; Hardin Hairston purchased property from George and Bethenea R. Pannill (of Martinsville, Virginia) on 2 September 1858. Ruth S. Hairston and certain slaves are mentioned in this deed. Lowndes County Deed Book 31, pages 106-108. Family History Library Film #008567104, images 63-64.
Census 1860*Ruth Stovall HAIRSTON appeared on the census of 1860 in Pittsylvania, Virginia, Ruth S. 77, George 38 (Samuel Hairton's son #393), Ann E. 26 (#702).3

 
Will*She left a will on 7 April 1866 in Berry Hill, Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Mentions: Peter W. Hairston (1819-1886), Ruth Stoval Hairston (1827-1889), Samuel Pannill Wilson (1822-1894), Alice Alcey hairston (1830-1914), Samuel Hardin Hairston (1822-1870), Ruth H. Wilson (daughter of Samuel and Ruth Wilson), William Lash Hairston (1863-1927), Samuel Hairston (1788-1875), Agnes John Peter Wilson (1801-1880) and deceased George Hairston (1822-1866).13
Death*She died on 22 April 1869 at age 85.2 
Burial*She was buried in Berry Hill Cemetery, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; inscription on marker "She refused to move to Mississippi."2

 
Probate*Her estate was probated on 7 May 1869 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.13 
ProbateHer estate was probated on 1 June 1869 in Stokes County, North Carolina.13

Family 1

Major Peter WILSON b. 25 Jan 1770, d. 21 Dec 1813
Child

Family 2

Robert HAIRSTON b. 1 Apr 1783, d. 7 Mar 1852
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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S24] Hall, Wm. Kearney 1918-. Descendants of Nicholas Perkins of Virginia. 1957 Ann Arbor, Michigan.
    https://hdl.handle.net/2027/wu.89069618338, Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  2. [S14] Berry Hill Plantation Cemetery, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
  3. [S1860] 1860 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  4. [S1790] 1790 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  5. [S1800] 1800 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  6. [S3149] Clement, Maud Carter: The History of Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
  7. [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.
  8. [S1820] 1820 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  9. [S1830] 1830 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  10. [S3065] Will of Peter Hairston - 20 Feb 1832, Stokes County, North Carolina, Wills Vol, 1-2, pages 241-242.
  11. [S1840] 1840 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  12. [S1850] 1850 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  13. [S3673] Will of Ruth Stovall Hairston - 7 April 1866 - Will was written in Pittsylvania County, Virginia in 1866 and Ruth died in same county. Copies were also filed in Stokes County, North Carolina and Haywood County, Tennessee. PDF copy of Stokes County, NC filing is attached. Haywood County, Tennessee Will Book I, page 336. Family History Library Film #00477660, image 205-207., Family Search, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Last Edited25 Mar 2022