Jane "Janet" Jenny HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#847, b. about 1742
Father*Andrew HAIRSTON1 b. b 1716, d. b 6 Jun 1782
Mother*Elizabeth (surname unknown) b. a 1720, d. a 1784
Birth*Jane "Janet" Jenny HAIRSTON was born about 1742 in Virginia
She was the daughter of Andrew HAIRSTON and Elizabeth (surname unknown).1 
Marriage*Jane "Janet" Jenny HAIRSTON married Alexander FORBES about 1759.2 
WillIn Andrew HAIRSTON's will dated 8 August 1771 in Bedford County, Virginia, Jane "Janet" Jenny 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 
NOTE*She is named in will of Samuel Hairston - "Jenny Forbes". 
WillIn Samuel HAIRSTON's will dated 9 February 1782 in Campbell County, Virginia, Jane "Janet" Jenny 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
PropertyJane "Janet" Jenny 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.
PropertyJane "Janet" Jenny 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.

Family

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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. [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: https://www.hairston.org/p4445.htm, Personal Collection - copy.
  4. [S3594] Kentucky Birth, Marriage and Death Records – 1856. Microfilm roll #994031, image 601: Casey, Christian, Clark. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.Kentucky.
    https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/1222/…, Ancestry.com.
Last Edited20 Jan 2022