Catherine "Kitteran" HAIRSTON ID#848, b. about 1754, d. before 1810
Father*Andrew HAIRSTON1 b. b 1716, d. 6 Jun 1782
Mother*Elizabeth (surname unknown) b. a 1720, d. a 10 Oct 1784
Birth*Catherine "Kitteran" HAIRSTON was born about 1754. 
She was the daughter of Andrew HAIRSTON and Elizabeth (surname unknown).1 
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 
Marriage*Catherine "Kitteran" HAIRSTON 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 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.
Property*1787 Botetourt Co. - Matthew and wife Katherine transfer land to his brother Samuel. 
PropertyCatherine "Kitteran" HAIRSTON is mentioned in the property documents of Matthew AMYX and Samuel AMYX on 9 January 1787 in Botetourt County, Virginia; On 9 January 1787, Matthew Amack and his wife Catherine, in compliance to his father's will, transfer land to his brother Samuel Amack. Witnessed by Priscilla Harriston, John Howard and James Smith. - Botetourt County Deed Book 3, page 451-452. Family Search Library Film #7893748, image 246. 
DeedCatherine "Kitteran" 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*Catherine "Kitteran" HAIRSTON and Matthew AMYX lived on 9 November 1793 in Botetourt County, Virginia.3 
Death*A female about the age of Catherine Hairston Amyx does not appear in the 1810 or 1820 census of her husband Matthew Amyx. Without additional information, it appears that Catherine probably died sometime between 1793 and 1810. 


Matthew AMYX b. a 1753, 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 -
  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. [S3542] Campbell County, Virginia Deeds, 1784-1790, T. L. C. Genelogy, Miami Beach, FL 1991, Library of Virginia -
  4. [S57] U. S. Revolutionary War Pension Application, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration,
Last Edited26 Sep 2023