Jane "Janet" Jenny HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#847, b. about 1742
Father*Andrew HAIRSTON1 b. b 1716, d. 6 Jun 1782
Mother*Elizabeth (surname unknown) b. a 1720, d. a 10 Oct 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 
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 
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 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.
DeedJane "Janet" Jenny HAIRSTON is mentioned in the property documents of Alexander FORBES on 28 December 1789 in Bedford County, Virginia; 28 December 1789, Alexander Forbes, of Bedford County, sells to Robert Alexander, executor of Samuel Hairston, a tract of land on Goose Creek in Bedford County. This is land that was willed to Alexander Forbes and his wife Jane by Samuel Hairston. - Bedford County Deed Book Volumn 8, page 255-256. Family Search Library Film #8358460, images 138-139.
DeedJane "Janet" Jenny HAIRSTON is mentioned in the property documents of Alexander FORBES on 23 July 1791 in Bedford County, Virginia; 1791 - Alexander Forbes sells to James Phillips, 110 acres on north branch of Goose Creek in Bedford County. Jane, wife of Alexander Forbes, relinquishes her right to dower. - Bedord County Deed Book Vol. 8, page 471-472. Family Search Library Film #8358460, images 246-247.
DeedJane "Janet" Jenny HAIRSTON is mentioned in the property documents of Alexander FORBES and Andrew HAIRSTON on 9 November 1793 in Campbell County, Virginia; On November 9, 1793, Alexander Forbes and his wife Jane (from Bedford Co.), Mathew Amack (Amyx) and his wife Catrine (from Botetourt Co.), and Samuel Amack (Amyx) and his wife Elenore (from Botetourt Co.), sell 400 acres that was originally granted to Andrew Hairston, to John Ratekin for 60 pounds. These 3 wives are the daughters of Andrew Hairston and their husbands are selling land they inherited from Andrew. Only Alexander Forbes signed his name, the rest signed with their mark, except Jane Amyx that did not sign or put her mark on the deed. - Campbell County Deed 3, page 422. FSL #8141162 image 710.3
Residence*Jane "Janet" Jenny HAIRSTON and Alexander FORBES lived on 9 November 1793 in Bedford County, Virginia.3 


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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 - http://www.lva.virginia.gov
  2. [S101] Will & Probate of Samuel Hairston - 1782, Campbell County Will Book #1, page 6, Library of Virginia - http://www.lva.virginia.gov
  3. [S3542] Campbell County, Virginia Deeds, 1784-1790, T. L. C. Genelogy, Miami Beach, FL 1991, Library of Virginia - http://www.lva.virginia.gov
  4. [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.
  5. [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 Edited14 Jul 2023