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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: #19 Edward Vinson Hairston and a revisit to #12 Samuel B. Hairston



The son of Samuel B. Hairston and Matilda Glasgow, Edward Vinson Hairston was born in 1856 in Georgia[1]He lived with his family in Chambers County, Alabama in 1870[2] and 1880[3]. He married Beulah Lavert Cumbee on December 28, 1882 in Troup County, Georgia and was living in Falls County, Texas by 1886[4].

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Many of Edward’s family members were living in Texas as well. Falls County, Texas tax records[5] indicate that E. V. Hairston along with his father S.B. Hairston* paid personal property taxes in 1886. Samuel paid again in 1887[6]. And in 1889[7], E. V. paid tax on owned land as well as personal property taxes. His father, S. B., and brother, Jesse B., also paid personal property taxes in Falls County that year. Sister Ella D. Simonton[8], lived in nearby Bell County, Texas and brother Pete/Perry was in Tarrant, Texas by at least 1904[9].

Ed died in Temple, Texas in 1937[10]. He was 80 years old. He is buried in Blevins Cemetery along with his wife who died in 1940[11].

*I was very surprised to find Samuel B. Hairston in Texas. He and his wife were said to have died in Alabama and buried in Randolph County, Alabama[12]. This made it easy to assume that his children came to Texas without him. So far, I have not found him after 1889. His wife, a widow, was living with daughter, Ella Simonton, in 1910[13], but neither she or Samuel were found in 1900.

 Diana

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[1] Year: 1860; Census Place: Southern Division, Randolph, Alabama; Roll: M653_22; Page: 683; Image: 289; Family History Library Film: 803022.
[2] Year: 1870; Census Place: Fredonia, Chambers, Alabama; Roll: M593_6; Page: 87A; Image: 176; Family History Library Film: 545505.
[3] Year: 1880; Census Place: Bloomingdale, Chambers, Alabama; Roll: 5; Family History Film: 1254005; Page: 240D; Enumeration District: 178.
[4] "Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-13701-5739-27?cc=1827575 : accessed 14 May 2014), Falls county > 1886 > image 83 of 260; citing State Archives, Austin.
[5] "Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-13701-5739-27?cc=1827575 : accessed 14 May 2014), Falls county > 1886 > image 83 of 260; citing State Archives, Austin.
[6] "Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-13701-8953-9?cc=1827575&wc=M63D-R3R:161474401,161393402 : accessed 14 May 2014), Falls county > 1887 > image 82 of 262; citing State Archives, Austin.
[7] "Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-13701-7442-99?cc=1827575&wc=M636-3P6:161474401,161392102 : accessed 14 May 2014), Falls county > 1889 > image 85 of 281; citing State Archives, Austin.
[8] "Moments in Time, A Genealogy Blog." : 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: #16 Ella Hairston Simonton, A Timeline. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 May 2014. <http://momentsintimeagenealogyblog.blogspot.com/2014/04/52-ancestors-in-52-weeks-16-ella.html>.
[9] Ancestry.com. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
[10] "Hairston Obituaries." Falls County, TX, USGenWeb Archives. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 May 2014. <http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txfalls/>.
[11] "Find A Grave - Millions of Cemetery Records and Online Memorials." Find A Grave - Millions of Cemetery Records and Online Memorials. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 May 2014. <http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=23323355>.
[12] Greenway, Carl (New York, New York) to "Dear Bill" [William H. Hairston, Jr.]. Letter. 22 November 1965. Formby Family Genealogical Collection [Manuscript]. Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia.
[13] Year: 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 4, Bell, Texas; Roll: T624_1530; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0011; FHL microfilm: 1375543.


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