Elizabeth (surname unknown)

HAIRSTON.org ID#841, b. about 1720, d. after 1784
Birth*Elizabeth (surname unknown) was born about 1720. 
Married Name As of about 1743,her married name was HAIRSTON. 
Marriage*She married Andrew HAIRSTON, son of Peter HAIRSTON "The Immigrant" and Agnes "Irish Lady of Rank" (surname unknown), about 1742/43. In his will he states "... my loving wife Elizabeth..."
NOTE: I have not seen any original documents listing Elizabeth's maiden name. They were likely married in Goochland County, Virginia about 1743 as they are both listed in court records in 1744 (this is a guess).1 
Court RecordElizabeth Hearstone and Andrew Hearstone are listed in seperate entries, each for 357 pounds of tobacco in Goochland County Court Order Books in 1744, page 531.2,3

County Change*Albemarle County formed from parts of Goochland County - 1744. 
Court Record*Elizabeth Hearstone and Andrew Hearstone are listed as paying taxes in Goochland County Court Order Books in 1744, page 531. Note: If this is Andrew's wife, why would they both pay taxes. Only Head of Household paid taxes. Therefore, this Elizabeth is not Andrew's wife.2 
County ChangeBedford County formed from Lunenburg County - 1754. 
PropertyElizabeth (surname unknown) witnessed the Property of Capt. Robert HAIRSTON on 26 July 1762 in Bedford County, Virginia; Robert Hairston records a deed for 300 acres of land from Thomas Cooper on Possum Creek. Witnesses are Samuel Hairston, Andrew Hairston and Elizabeth Hairston. Bedford County Deed Book B-2, pages 397-399. Family History Library Film #007846222, images 339-340.4
PropertyElizabeth (surname unknown) witnessed the Property of Capt. Robert HAIRSTON on 26 July 1763 in Bedford County, Virginia; Samuel Harston, Andrew Harston, and Elizabeth Harston witness a deed from Thomas Cooper to Robert Hairston for the sale of two Negroes named Anthony and Suey. Bedford County Deed Book B-2, page 462-463. Family History Library Film #07846222, image 373.4
WillIn Andrew HAIRSTON's will dated 8 August 1771 in Bedford County, Virginia, Elizabeth (surname unknown) was named as an heir; Andrew Hairston signed his will on 8 August 1771 and mentions his wife Elizabeth, sons; Peter and Hugh, daughters; Teney, Kitteran, Elizabeth, Precila, Ellenar, Margaret and Susana. He appoints his brother Samuel as his executor. However, Andrew Hairston did not die until 1782 and his sons Peter and Hugh had already died.1 
PropertyShe is mentioned in the property documents of Andrew HAIRSTON on 13 January 1773 in Bedford County, Virginia; Andrew Hairstone has 400 acres of land in Bedford County, surveyed on 13 Jan 1773, on the head branches of Dogwood branch; adjoining John Dale, Stith, Heath and Arnold. The grant is not granted to Andrew until 1 September 1780. This land was later sold in 1784 by his wife.5,6,7
County ChangeCampbell County formed from part of Bedford County - 1782. 
WillElizabeth (surname unknown) was mentioned in the will of Samuel HAIRSTON on 9 February 1782 in Campbell County, Virginia.8
Death Spouse*Her husband, Andrew Hairston, died before 6 June 1782. 
ProbateElizabeth (surname unknown) was listed as a beneficiary in Andrew HAIRSTON's will on 6 June 1782 in Campbell County, Virginia; Andrew Hairston's will dated 08 Aug 1777 was proved.
It should be noted that Andrew's daughter Elizabeth, sons Peter and Hugh, and his brother Samuel are not mentioned in probate and therefore presumed to be deceased.1
Death*Elizabeth (surname unknown) died after 1784.8,1 
PropertyShe is mentioned in the property documents of Andrew HAIRSTON on 10 October 1784; Elizabeth Herston, relic and administratrix of Andrew Herston Dec'd, Alexander Forbes and wife Janet, Mathew Amox and wife Catherine, Samuel Amox and wife Elinor, Prisscillah Herston, Margret Herston and Susannah Herston sold to John Wily 400 acres in Campbell County on 10 October 1784. Campbell County Deed Book 2, page 48-50. Family History Library Film #008141162, image 244-245.
ProbateElizabeth (surname unknown) was mentioned in the probate of the estate of Samuel HAIRSTON on 14 July 1828 in Campbell County, Virginia; Written account of disbursement of Samuel Hairston's estate covering years from 1782 to 7 June 1814. It was not filed with the court until 14 July 1828. Campbell County, Virginia, pages 141-146. Note: "My tract of land at Kentucky containing two thousand acres" refers to the Virginia county named Kentucky that was formed from Fincastle county in 1776. Kentucky county was split into Jefferson, Lincoln and Fayette counties in 1780, all in Virginia. In 1788 the process to make these 3 counties into the state of Kentucky started and Kentucky became a state in 1792. Inventory is in Will Book 6, pages 141-146, dated . Family History Library Film 007644404, images 82-85.8

Family

Andrew HAIRSTON b. b 1716, d. b 6 Jun 1782
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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S122] Will Andrew Hairston dated 8 Aug 1777, was proved in Campbell County Will Book #1, page 4-6, 6 June 1782. Inventory & Apprasial recorded 6 Mar. 1783, Will Book 1, pages 23-24 (Reel 19), Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  2. [S3080] Blomquist, Ann K., Goochland County Virginia Court Order Book 5, Heritage Books, 2007, Personal Collection - printed book.
  3. [S3276] Goochland County Virginia Court Order Book 5, 1741-1744, Reel 22, Page 529-531, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  4. [S3092] Chilton, Ann. Bedford County, Virginia Deed Book B-2, 1761-1766. Signal Mountain, TN (P.O. Box 400, Signal Mountain 37377: Mountain Press, 1992. Print., Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  5. [S3277] Bedford County Virginia Grants D 1780-1781, (v.1 & 2 p.1-930), p. 63-64, Reel 45, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  6. [S3125] Hudgins, Dennis R. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants : Volume Eight, 1779-1782. Richmond, Va: Virginia Genealogical Society, 2005. Print., Personal Collection - printed book.
  7. [S3589] Bedford County, Virginia Surveyor Records 1754-1881, copies of original records
    https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/368015, Family Search, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  8. [S101] Will & Probate of Samuel Hairston - 1782, Campbell County Will Book #1, page 6, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
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