Catherine "Kitteran" HAIRSTON ID#848
Father*Andrew HAIRSTON1 b. b 1716, d. b 6 Jun 1782
Mother*Elizabeth (surname unknown) b. a 1720, d. a 1784
Catherine "Kitteran" 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, Catherine "Kitteran" 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 Matthew AMYX, son of Matthew AMYX and Mary (surname unknown), about 1775 in Virginia.2 
ProbateCatherine "Kitteran" HAIRSTON 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
PropertyCatherine "Kitteran" 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.
PropertyCatherine "Kitteran" 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.
Property*1787 Botetourt Co. - Matthew and wife Katherine transfer land to his brother Samuel. 


Matthew AMYX d. 12 Mar 1832
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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. [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:, Personal Collection - copy.
  3. [S57] U. S. Revolutionary War Pension Application, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration,
Last Edited2 Apr 2021