William Peter HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#857, b. about 1832, d. about March 1860
Father*Peter HAIRSTON1,2 b. a 1799, d. 1851
Mother*Sarah SPEAK b. 26 Feb 1796, d. 1 May 1873
Birth*William Peter HAIRSTON was born about 1832 in South Carolina.1 
He was the son of Peter HAIRSTON and Sarah SPEAK.1,2 
WillWilliam Peter HAIRSTON 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.2,3
Census 1850William Peter HAIRSTON 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*William Peter HAIRSTON died about March 1860. Based on Letters of Administration filled 5 March 1860. 
Court Record*Letters of administration for Wm. Herston dec'd. were filled on 5 March 1860 in Laurens County. Laurens Administrations and Guardian Bonds, 1856-1872, Page 172 (image 119), Family Search.

Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S1850] 1850 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  2. [S246] Will of Peter Hairston - 20 September 1844, Laurens, South Carolina Will Book A, Page 137., South Carolina Department of Archives and History.
  3. [S3066] South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, SC.
Last Edited5 Oct 2021