Ruth Hairston RENTFRO ID#996, b. 16 October 1786, d. 6 April 1830
Father*Capt. Joshua RENTFRO b. 1 Jul 1757, d. 5 Sep 1815
Mother*Jane "Jenny" HAIRSTON1 b. 16 Oct 1767, d. 28 Oct 1839
Birth*Ruth Hairston RENTFRO was born on 16 October 1786 in Amelia County, Virginia.2,3 
She was the daughter of Capt. Joshua RENTFRO and Jane "Jenny" HAIRSTON.1 
Marriage*Ruth Hairston RENTFRO married Samuel STAPLES, son of Major John Fleming STAPLES Jr. and Martha STOVALL, about 1805 in Bedford County, Virginia.2,3 
Death*Ruth Hairston RENTFRO died on 6 April 1830 in Hardin County, Kentucky, at age 43.2,3 


Samuel STAPLES b. a 1788, d. 16 Sep 1816
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  1. [S242] Douglas, William Boone (Great-grandson of Jane "Jenny" Hairston Rentfro and founding member The Institution of American Genealogy) wrote a letter to Mrs. N. H. Hairston (Elizabeth Seawell Hairston, author of "The hairstons and the Penns..."), Washington, D.C., 27 December 1940.
  2. [S3399] Bishop, Donald E., Descendants of Bartholomew Stovall 1655-1722: First Five Generations. Laurel, Mississippi: Stovall Family Association, 1999. 929.273 St76bd, Family Search Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  3. [S3162] Email from Faith Bishoff, 25 Oct 2001 - Faith Bishoff is a 4th great-granddaughter of Jenny Hairston Rentfro.
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