Sarah SPEAK ID#853, b. 26 February 1796, d. 1 May 1873
Birth*Sarah SPEAK was born on 26 February 1796 in South Carolina.1,2 
Marriage*She married Peter HAIRSTON, son of Peter HAIRSTON and Mary YELDELL, about 1820.1,3 
WillSarah SPEAK was mentioned in the will of Peter HAIRSTON on 20 September 1844 in Laurens County, South Carolina; wife Sarah, children John Speak, Elizabeth Calmes, Sarah Francis, William Peter and Martha Catherine. Witnessed by John Whitten, John W. Owens and John F. Kern. The will was recorded in Will Book A, page 137, however, the date it was recorded is missing. - Wills Volumn A Page 137-138. PDF copy of will attached.3,4
Census 1850Sarah SPEAK appeared on the 1850 census of Peter HAIRSTON on 1 November 1850 in Laurens County, South Carolina; Peter 51, Sarah 53 (married within the year, both can not read/write), Sarah F. 19, William P. 18, Martha C. 17, Samuel Pucket 30, Elizabeth Calmes Hairston Pucket 25, William Pucket 19, Catherine Hairston 25 (born Aug 1827 in SC - she stays single and appears in 1860, 1870 and 1900 census with different families).1

Death*Sarah SPEAK died on 1 May 1873 at age 77.2 
Burial*She was buried in Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery, Laurens County, South Carolina.2



Peter HAIRSTON b. a 1799, d. 1851

Sources (

  1. [S1850] 1850 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  2. [S48] Find A Grave Website with Photo - only listings with photos of grave markers that are contemporary to the deceased individuals death are acceptable for genealogical proof.
  3. [S246] Will of Peter Hairston - 20 September 1844, Laurens, South Carolina Will Book A, Page 137., South Carolina Department of Archives and History.
  4. [S3066] South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, SC.
Last Edited26 Nov 2021