Margaret HAIRSTON ID#843
Father*Andrew HAIRSTON1,2 b. b 1716, d. 6 Jun 1782
Mother*Elizabeth (surname unknown) b. a 1720, d. a 10 Oct 1784
Margaret HAIRSTON was the daughter of Andrew HAIRSTON and Elizabeth (surname unknown).1,2 
WillAndrew 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 
WillIn Samuel HAIRSTON's will dated 9 February 1782 in Campbell County, Virginia, Margaret 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 1771, was proved in Campbell County Court on 6 June 1782.1
ProbateAndrew's wife, Elizabeth Hairston, the administrator of his estate, along with the other heirs, sold 400 acres of land to James Shearer on 4 September 1783. The deed was signed by Elizabeth Hairston, Alexander Forbes and his wife Jenny, Matthew Amox and his wife Catherine, Samuel Amox his wife Elanor, Prissialla Hairston, Margaret Hairston and Susanna Hairston. All of the women signed with a mark, usually indicating they could not write. - Campbell County Deed Book 2, page 9-10. FSL #8141162 image 224.
ProbateElizabeth 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. FSL #8141162 image 244.
Residence*Margaret HAIRSTON lived in 1794 in Botetourt County, Virginia. 
ProbateOn February 11, 1794, David Moore and Prescilla, his wife, Margaret Hairston, and Susannah Hairston, all of Botetourt County, sold to Joseph Tweedy Jr. of Campbell County, for 110 pounds, one certain tract of land in Campbell County on Falling (River), Staunton River, and bounded by Hall, Johnson, Wilton, Ornsby, Watkins and Jenning's corner, Walton. The said 285 acres was ordered to be sold by the will of Andrew Hairston, father of the above named Precell, Margaret, and Susannah, who, in joint partnership, purchased the 285 acres (more of less). Signed - David Moore, Prescilla Moore, Margaret Hairston, Susannah Hairston. Wit - Robert Tweedy, Ambros Rosser, Robert Williamson. Recorded June 5, 1794. (NOTE: Catherine Amyx, the sister of Priscilla, Margaret and Susannah, is also living in Botetourt County, Virginia.) - Campbell County Deed Book 7, page 431. FSL #8141162 image 714.
DeedOn 17 August 1799, Precilla Moore and her husband David Moore of Campbell County, Margaret Herston and Susannah Herston of Botetourt County sell to Archer Williamson 15 acres. - Campbell County Deed Book 4, page 634. FSL #7894512 image 349.
ProbateShe was listed as a beneficiary in Samuel HAIRSTON's will on 7 June 1814 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. Note: "My tract of land at Kentucky containing two thousand acres" refers to the Virginia county named Kentucky County, 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 Campbell County Will Book 6, pages 141-146. FSL #7644404 image 82.2
NOTE*GENEALOGY NOTES: 14 Nov 2020 - A fellow researcher kindly sent me a copy of the 1788 marriage bonds between Conrad Overlies and Peggy Haisten dated 7 Novemer 1788, as follows; "I hereby express my consent to a marriage which is shortly intended to be solemized between Conrad Loverlies and my daughter Peggy Haisten given under my hand this 7th day November 1788". Margaret Hairston's father, Andrew Hairston died in 1782 and could not have written a consent of marriage in 1788. Margaret is listed as "Margaret Hairston" in a Campbell County Deed Book 3, p. 431 dated 11 Feb 1794 and she also signed it as "Margaret Hairston". In Samuel Hairston's probate records dated 1804 she is still listed as "Margaret Hairston".

Margaret Hairston, daughter of Andrew Hairston, is not the same person as Peggy Haisten.3,2

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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 & Apprasial recorded 6 Mar. 1783, Will Book 1, pages 23-24 (Reel 19), Library of Virginia -
  2. [S101] Will & Probate of Samuel Hairston - 1782, Campbell County Will Book #1, page 6, Library of Virginia -
  3. [S3542] Campbell County, Virginia Deeds, 1784-1790, T. L. C. Genelogy, Miami Beach, FL 1991, Library of Virginia -
Last Edited26 Sep 2023