Peter HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#862, b. between 1771 and 1774, d. about 1836
Father*William HAIRSTON1,2 b. a 1744, d. a Apr 1808
Mother*Ann S. (surname unknown)
Birth*Peter HAIRSTON was born between 1771 and 1774 in Ninety-Six District, South Carolina. Birth date based on 1800 and 1830 census date ranges.3,4 
He was the son of William HAIRSTON and Ann S. (surname unknown).1,2 
County Change*Abbeville County formed from Ninety-Six District - 1785. 
Marriage*Peter HAIRSTON married Mattie Martha BAKER about 1794.2 
Census 1800*Peter HAIRSTON appeared on the census of 1800 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, Males: under 10 1, 26-44 1, Females; under 10 1, 16-25 1.
(Note: census says Peter Hairston Junior -- I feel this is a census taker mistake, since Peter Hairston Jr., son of Peter Hairston, is only about 1 year old in 1800.)3

WillIn William HAIRSTON's will dated 18 March 1808 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, Peter HAIRSTON was named as an heir; PDF transcript of will attached.1
Census 1810*He appeared on the census of 1810 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, Peter Herston - Males: under 10 3, 10-15 1, 26-44 1, Females under 10 1, 26-44 1. Peter would have been born between 1766-1784.5

Relocated*He relocated to Gwinnett County, Georgia, about 1818.6 
Census 1820*He appeared on the census of 7 August 1820 in Gwinnett County, Georgia, Males <10 2, 10-15 2, 16-25 1, 45+ 1, Females <10 2, 10-15 1, 26-45 1, Slaves 1 - Peter Hairston and his son William are listed next to each other on the census form.7

Residence*He lived in 1822; Was living on Boboshelah Plantation, Lilburn, Georgia in 1822.6 
Property*Pete Hairstone acquired lot #194 of the 22th District in Muscogee County in the 1821 Georgia Land Lottery. 
Census 1830*He appeared on the census of 1830 in Gwinnett County, Georgia, Males; 5-9 1, 10-14 2, 50-59 1, Females; 10-14 1, 50-59 1, slaves 2.4

Death*He died about 1836 in Lilburn, Gwinnett County, Georgia
NOTEThe Gwinnett County Courthouse burned in 1871 and all will records were lost. 

Family

Mattie Martha BAKER
Children

Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S232] Will of William Hairston - 18 March 1808, Abbeville District, South Carolina, Will Book 1, Page 360. http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/…, South Carolina Department of Archives and History.
  2. [S3413] Carl Greenway letter to Mrs C L Thompson, 4 Jan 1966 - 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
  3. [S1800] 1800 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  4. [S1830] 1830 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  5. [S1810] 1810 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  6. [S43] Joyce W. Letah and Leah Stevens, Descendants of Andrew Hairston, 14 June 1996, Personal Collection - printed book.
  7. [S1820] 1820 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  8. [S3412] Stewart, William C., 1907-. Gone to Georgia: Jackson And Gwinnett Counties And Their Neighbors In the Western Migration. Washington: National Genealogical Society, 1965., unknown repository.
Last Edited10 Jun 2018