Elizabeth HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#846
Father*Andrew HAIRSTON1 b. b 1716, d. b 6 Jun 1782
Mother*Elizabeth (surname unknown) b. a 1720, d. a 1784
Elizabeth HAIRSTON was the daughter of Andrew HAIRSTON and Elizabeth (surname unknown).1 
WillIn Andrew HAIRSTON's will dated 8 August 1771 in Bedford County, Virginia, Elizabeth 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 
PropertyShe 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.
NOTE*NOTE: Elizabeth is mentioned in her father Andrew's 1771 will, "my daughters Jeney, Kitteren, Elizabeth, Precila, Ellenar, Margaret and Susana". Elizabeth is not mentioned in the will of Samuel Hairston 1782, Andrew's brother. Samuel's will does mention Andrew's daughters Priscilla, Margaret and Susanna. Andrew's brother Robert's 1790 will does not mention any of Andrew's children.

I have not found Elizabeth mentioned in any other documents. It appears that she probably died before 1782 when brother Samuel Hairston wrote his will. 
ChartsDescendant Chart
Descendant Chart Box

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.
Last Edited25 Jan 2022