Ellenor HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#845, b. about 1745, d. before 5 May 1818
Father*Andrew HAIRSTON1 b. b 1716, d. b 6 Jun 1782
Mother*Elizabeth (surname unknown) b. a 1720, d. a 1784
Birth*Ellenor HAIRSTON was born about 1745 in Virginia
She was the daughter of Andrew HAIRSTON and Elizabeth (surname unknown).1 
Marriage*Ellenor HAIRSTON married Samuel AMYX, son of Matthew AMYX and Mary (surname unknown), before 1764. Proof of marriage of Ellenor Hairston and Smauel Amyx (Amox) is established in the probate records of Andrew Hairston's will in Campbell County, Virginia.1 
WillIn Andrew HAIRSTON's will dated 8 August 1771 in Bedford County, Virginia, Ellenor 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 
WillIn Samuel HAIRSTON's will dated 9 February 1782 in Campbell County, Virginia, Ellenor 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
PropertyEllenor 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.
PropertyEllenor HAIRSTON 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.
Death*Ellenor HAIRSTON died before 5 May 1818. In her husband Samuel's will he states, "Again it is my Will that at my Decease that there shall be a Tomb stone fixed at the hed of your Mothers Grave and another at your Fathers." Will dated 5 May 1818, Botetourt County, Virginia.3 

Family

Samuel AMYX b. a 1745, d. b Jan 1819
Children
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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. [S101] Will & Probate of Samuel Hairston - 1782, Campbell County Will Book #1, page 6, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  3. [S3554] Will of Samuel Amyx 5 May 1818, Botetourt County, Virginia, Proved January Court 1819, Botetourt County, Virginia Will Book v. A-C 1770-1824, page 158-159. Family History Library Microfilm 30695, image 624 of 853. Family Search, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  4. [S46] Vic Hairston and Edward J. Bregenzer, The Hairston History, February 12, 1998. Personal Collection - copy.
Last Edited10 Feb 2022