Phillip A. Hairston was born in Hinds County, Mississippi on May 17, 1852.
He was the son of John L. Hairston. His mother has been named as Liza or Eliza.
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Phillip A. Hairston, my great-grandfather, was first found as an eight year old child on the 1860 census of Hinds County, Mississippi. At the end of the Civil War, Phillip and his family moved to Falls County, Texas. It has been said that they stopped in Arkansas prior to coming to Texas.
Phillip Hairston and most other members of the family cannot be found on the 1870 census; however, it was reported that the home of John L. Hairston was consumed by fire on April 2, 1870.
|A baby boy was born to Phillip and Lodema on January 9, 1878 and|
died later that month. He remained unnamed. This paper was found in the Bryan family Bible.
In September 1883, Phillip and Lodema sold 46 acres on Brushy Creek in Falls County. On December 1, 1883, Phillip and Lodema purchased 160 acres from Robert Thompson in Erath County, Texas. Robert was the brother of Phillip's soon to be brother-in-law, John Thompson. It is not known how Phillip and Lodema obtained the land sold in Falls County. Many assume that Phillip's father, John L. Hairston, died and his land was sold by Phillip. There is no proof. Land records need to be looked at more closely in Falls County. Lodema's mother, Mary Ann Evans Criswell, died in 1883 and her father, William M. Criswell, in 1881; both in Falls County. I think that it is very likely that they received land and money from Lodema's mother.
On all census records found, P.A., or Phillip, is listed as a farmer. I was told that he raised sheep and sold horses. It has been said that Redic first met Myrtie when he purchased her favorite horse from her father.
|Baylor County Banner, November 29, 1912|
|In November 1916, Phillip's farm, in the Levelview community, was for sale at $45.00 per acre.|
In 1917, Phillip and Lodema moved into a new home in Seymour. The first night in their home, the doctor had to be called due to a severe pain in Phillip Hairston's side.
|Phillip and Lodema went to Mineral Wells where it was determined that Phillip had cancer of the kidney.|
|Phillip Hairston died on November 9, 1917. He is buried in an unmarked|
grave in the Woodsman of the World Cemetery in Baylor County, Texas/
Click here to see his obituary.
|To help those of you following my Hairston family in the posts 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, I will include this family tree each week, adding each new ancestor as I post.|
Baylor County Banner [Seymour] 29 Nov. 1912: Microfilm.
Baylor County Banner [Seymour] 6 Sept. 1916: Microfilm.
Baylor County Banner [Seymour] 27 Sept. 1917: Microfilm.
Baylor County Banner [Seymour] 20 Sept. 1917: Microfilm.
Baylor County Banner [Seymour] 4 Oct. 1917: Microfilm.
Baylor County Banner [Seymour] 15 Nov. 1917: Microfilm.
Deed of Sale from P. A. Hairston and L. W. Hairston to Robert L. Jeeks, 5 Sept. 1883. (filed 11 Jan. 1889), Falls County, Texas, Deed Book Z, page 506. County Clerks's Office, Marlin, Texas.
Deed of Sale from R. W. Thompson and S. E. Thompson to P. A. Hairston and L. W. Hairston, 1 Dec. 1883. (filed 17 Dec. 1883), Erath County, Texas, Deed Book P, page 605. County Clerks's Office, Stephenville, Texas.
Hairston, P.A. and Criswell, L. W., Falls County Marriages, no 267, County Clerk's Office, Marlin, Texas.
Houston, John L. and Moffitt, Cynthia, Falls County Marriages, County Clerk's Office, Marlin, Texas.
Stephenville Tribune [Stephenville] 11 Nov. 1905: Microfilm
"Texas Items." Galveston Tri-Weekly News. 13 Apr. 1870, 97 ed.: 1. GenealogyBank.com.
The Erath Appeal [Stephenville] Vol. 2, No.29, Stephenville, Texas, Feb. 8, 1900: Print
Year: 1860; Census Place: Hinds, Mississippi; Roll: M653_582; Page: 674; Image: 206; Family History Library Film: 803582.
Year: 1880; Census Place: Falls, Texas; Roll: 1302; Family History Film: 1255302;
Page: 190B; Enumeration District: 038.
Year: 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 1, Erath, Texas; Roll: 1631; Page: 36A; Enumeration District: 0064; FHL microfilm: 1241631.
Year: 1900; Census Place: De Leon, Comanche, Texas; Roll: 1623; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0034; FHL microfilm: 1241623.