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Friday, August 15, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: #31 Robert Hairston Married Sarah Lang

The solid lines indicate that the connection to the family is documented while
the dotted lines indicate that direct evidence has not yet been found to
make the connection. Click on the family tree to see a larger image.

No Story Too Small
I am a little behind in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge. This is post #31 and by Wednesday, I hope to be caught up with post #33. 

Since my last post about John Hairston of Alabama (NOT my great-great-grandfather), three distant relatives mentioned Robert Hairston and Sarah Lang in their email. So, as usual, I had to know more. 

The Hairston History and many Public Trees at state that John and Ann Robertson are the parents of Hugh Brown Hairston, Robert Hairston and several others. However, no sources were given to verify this information. 

So, I don't know if Robert Hairston and Hugh Brown Hairston were brothers or even the sons of John Hairston and Ann Robertson, but my DNA matches indicate that they were probably related in some way. Note, on my family tree, dotted lines indicate that no direct evidence has been found to make the connection. 

In a 1981 publication of the Texas State Genealogical Society, Maxine Alcorn submitted a transcription of Robert Hairston's family Bible which gives a record of Robert Hairston, his wives, and his children.  Click on this link to The Portal to Texas History to see the two page transcription. 

The will of Ann Robertson Hairston, as found in The Hairston History, gives everything to Sarah Ann Hairston, a granddaughter. According to Robert Hairston's Bible, he had a child named Sarah Ann.  So, what do we know about Sarah Ann? Can this Sarah Ann can be definitively linked to Ann Robertson Hairston?  


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Sources Public Member Trees [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2006.

Hairston, Victor , and Edward Bregenzer. The Hairston History.  1998. Print.

Texas State Genealogical Society. Stirpes, Volume 21, Number 3, September 1981, Christine Knox Wood, editor, Journal/Magazine/Newsletter, September 1981; digital images, ( : accessed August 15, 2014), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History,; crediting Texas State Genealogical Society, Tyler, Texas.

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