Susanna HAIRSTON ID#844, b. about 1755, d. before 7 June 1804
Father*Andrew HAIRSTON1,2 b. b 1716, d. b 6 Jun 1782
Mother*Elizabeth (surname unknown) b. a 1720, d. a 1784
Birth*Susanna HAIRSTON was born about 1755 in Virginia
She was the daughter of Andrew HAIRSTON and Elizabeth (surname unknown).1,2 
WillIn Andrew HAIRSTON's will dated 8 August 1771 in Bedford County, Virginia, Susanna HAIRSTON 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 
Marriage*She married (surname unknown) HAIRSTON between 1782 and 1814. NOTE: There is No record of a marriage, this is just the time frame if she had married before the bith of Sally. 
WillIn Samuel HAIRSTON's will dated 9 February 1782 in Campbell County, Virginia, Susanna 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
PropertySusanna HAIRSTON is mentioned in the property documents of Andrew HAIRSTON on 4 September 1783; Elizabeth Hairston the administrator of Andrew Hairston's 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 wife Jenny, Matthew Amox and wife Catherine, Samuel Amox 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. Family History Library Film #008141162, images 224-225.
PropertySusanna HAIRSTON witnessed the Property 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.
Residence*Susanna HAIRSTON lived in 1794 in Botetourt County, Virginia
ProbateShe was mentioned in the probate of the estate of Andrew HAIRSTON on 11 February 1794 in Campbell County, Virginia; Feb 11, 1794 from David Moore and Prescilla, his wife, Margaret Hairston, and Susannah Hairston, all of Botetourt County, 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 Jun 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. Family History Library Film #008141162, image 714.
Death*Susanna HAIRSTON died before 7 June 1804, she is not listed as a beneficiary in the 1814 inventory of Samuel Hairston's estate, but her daughter Sally Hairston is listed..2 
ProbateShe was listed as a beneficiary in Samuel HAIRSTON's will 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 82-85.2
In 1814, on page 145 of Samuel Hairston's probate records its states; "... to Sally Hairston infant daughter Susanna the sum of sixty four pounds...". If Sally's last name was Hairston, her mother Susanna married a Mr. Hairston or she was not married when Sally was born. It also indicates that Susanna had died before 7 June 1804.

9 Feb 1782 - Susanna mention in Samuel's will
15 Oct 1782 - Susanna mentioned in inventory
19 Jan 1802 - Priscill and Elizabeth mentioned, but not Susanna
7 Jun 1804 - Sally daughter of Susanna mentioned.2 


(surname unknown) HAIRSTON
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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, Richmond, Virginia.
  2. [S101] Will & Probate of Samuel Hairston - 1782, Campbell County Will Book #1, page 6, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
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