Priscilla Isabella HAIRSTON ID#842, b. about 1748, d. 22 February 1823
Father*Andrew HAIRSTON1,2 b. b 1716, d. b 6 Jun 1782
Mother*Elizabeth (surname unknown) b. a 1720, d. a 1784
Birth*Priscilla Isabella HAIRSTON was born about 1748 in Virginia, based on grave marker dates. 
She was the daughter of Andrew HAIRSTON and Elizabeth (surname unknown).1,2 
WillIn Andrew HAIRSTON's will dated 8 August 1771, Priscilla Isabella HAIRSTON was named as an heir; Andrew Hairston signed his will on 8 August 1771 and mentions his wife Elizabeth, sons; Peter and Hug, daughters; Teney, Kitteran, Elizabeth, Precila, Ellenar, Margaret and Susana. He appoints his brother Samuel as his executor. 
PropertyShe witnessed the Property of Samuel HAIRSTON in 1781 in Bedford County, Virginia; Samuel Hairston to William Hockins (Hawkins) 40 pounds for 300 acres Beaver Creek, Brown and Lynch lines, Coopers mountains west side, witness: John Wily, Bartlet Wily, Precilla Hairston. 
WillIn Samuel HAIRSTON's will dated 9 February 1782 in Campbell County, Virginia, Priscilla Isabella HAIRSTON was named as an heir.2
ProbateShe 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
Marriage*Priscilla Isabella HAIRSTON married David MOORE on 11 September 1793 in Botetort County, Virginia. The marriage record lists her name as Isabella Harston.3,4,5,6 
Census 1820Priscilla Isabella HAIRSTON listed in the household of David MOORE in 1820 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia; Males: 45+ 1, Females 45+ 1, Slaves 1.7
Death*Priscilla Isabella HAIRSTON died on 22 February 1823; "A researcher recently found their old cemetery and posted the following on rootsweb: I found the gravestones of two Moores laying loose in a cow pasture near the Climax community. Inscriptions read as follows: David Moore, died 31 Mar. 1831, aged about 90 years and Priscilla Moore, died 22 Feb 1823, aged about 75 years. These stones were on property later owned by the Booker T. Bennett family, whose cemetery is nearby, as well as the old home. They are about 0.5 miles from the main highway down a rough dirt road. This is not my line, but since the stones are some of the oldest I've found, I though they might be interesting to Moore researchers. David Moore did leave a will in Pittsylvania Co., but I haven't found a marriage for them. In his will he named three members of the Norcutt family. I was told that Moore took in the Norcutts and raised them." -

Note: These cemetery death dates agree with the probate records of Samuel Hairston that state "To David Moore and Pricilla his wife late Pricillia Hairston", indicating that Pricilla died before David. 
ProbateShe was listed as a beneficiary in Samuel HAIRSTON's will on 14 July 1828; Inventory and disbursement of Samuel Hairston's estate, Campbell County, Virginia, 14 July 1828.2 


David MOORE b. 27 Dec 1758, d. 31 Mar 1831
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  1. [S122] Will Andrew Hairston dated 8 Aug 1777, was proved in Campbell County Will Book #1, page 4-6, 6 June 1782. Inventory & Apprasiel recorded 6 Mar. 1783, Will Book 1, pages 23-24 (Reel 19), Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  2. [S101] Will of Samuel Hairston - 1782, Campbell County Will Book #1, page 6 and Will Book #6, page 141, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  3. [S46] Vic Hairston and Edward J. Bregenzer, The Hairston History, February 12, 1998. Personal Collection - copy.
  4. [S247] Greenway, Carl Forrest - letters relating to Hairston genealogy dated 1965-1966 to various people - Carl Greenway (1917-1974) was a Hairston relative and family genealogist, more information about Carl Greenway can be found here:, Personal Collection - copy.
  5. [S3100] Murray, Nicholas R. Botetourt County, Virginia, 1770-1897. Hammond, La: Nicholas R. Murray, Hunting for Bears, 1986. Print., Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  6. [S3127] Worrell, Anne L. Early Marriages, Wills, and Some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia. Baltimore: Geneal. Pub. Co, 1975. Print., Personal Collection - printed book.
  7. [S1820] 1820 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
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