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Saturday, August 23, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: #32 Hezekiah Hairston

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Hezekiah Hairston is another Hairston who is though to be a son of John Hairston and Ann Robertson and a possible brother to Hugh Brown Hairston. He is said to have been born around 1800. 
Hezekiah Hairston witnessed an 1818 deed record in which a John Hairston sold land to a Daniel Hairston or Houston {maybe David Hairston} in Jasper County, Georgia. 

The Hairston History gives Hezekial Hairston a marriage date to Susan Westmoreland of about 1825 and their children are listed as Joseph S., John B., Robert S., Narciss, and Welborn Dickson. Information about Susan and the children were reported to have come from a Westmoreland family bible. Where is this bible? 

In 1830, a Hezekial Hairston was living in Montgomery County, Alabama. His household consisted of two white males under the age of five, one female under the age of five, one male between the age of 20 and 29 and one female between the age of 20 and 29. On the same page is Ezekiel Hairston, another possible son of John Hairston and Ann Robertson. On the next page of the 1830 census, Ann Robertson Hairston and another possible son, David Hairston. 

In 1831, a Hezekiah Hairston of Montgomery County, Alabama purchased land at the General Land Office in Cahaba, Alabama.  

The Hairston History gives Hezekiah a death date of 1840; however, there is no known source for this date. 

Hezekiah B. Hairston, son of David Hairston, is often confused with Hezekiah Hairston. Hezekiah B. Hairston was a private in the Alabama Volunteers during the Florida Indian Wars and received land in Arkansas that he appeared to pass onto his brother, William L. Hairston in 1858. Hezekiah B. Hairston lived in Arkansas from at least 1850 until his death. 


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Sources Arkansas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1819-1870 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 1999.

Deed of Sale from John Hairston {spelled Hairston, Houston, and Hutchenson) to Daniel {possibly David} Hairston, 7 July, 1818. (filed 31 Dec. 1818), Jasper County, Georgia. 

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

United States. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records. Automated Records Project; Federal Land Patents, State Volumes. Springfield, Virginia: Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States, 2007.

Year: 1830; Census Place:  , Montgomery, Alabama; Series: M19; Roll: 2; Page: 212; Family History Library Film: 0002329.

Year: 1850; Census Place: Pennington, Bradley, Arkansas; Roll: M432_25; Page: 107B; Image: 217.

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