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|No Story Too Small|
|A true return of the children of the 19th|
Company District between the ages of 8 and 18
whose parents have not paid a tax of fifty cents
May 19, 1823
1836 - J. L. Hairston and H. B. Hairston shared a note due to be paid on the estate of Sterling Camp on December 25, 1836.
1839 - Hugh Brown Hairston owned the north-east half of Lot 81 in the 1st District of Butts County while John L. Hairston owned the adjoining South-West half of Lot 81. In May of 1839 this land was auctioned to pay debts owed to John Hall and others.
1845 - Daughter, #9 Sarah Jane Hairston was born in Arkansas.
1846 - Son, #8 William Hairston was born in about 1846. He is only found, at age four, on the 1850 census of Hinds County, Mississippi.
|From the Hinds County Tax Rolls - 1848|
1848 John L. Hairston and said to be brothers Vinson and Robert Hairston paid taxes in Hinds County, Mississippi. They owned no property, but males between the ages of 20 and 50 were taxed $.50.
1849 - Daughter, # 10 Adeline Hairston, was born about 1849 in Mississippi. She is last found on the 1860 census with her family in Hinds County.
|Phillip A. Hairston with wife,|
Lodema Criswell and daughter, Myrtie
1852 - Son, #7 Phillip A. Hairston was born May 17, 1852 in Hinds County, Mississippi.
1855 - On December 8, 1855, John L. Hairston purchased land in Hinds County for $300 from Dudley D. Williams – both parties were residents of Hinds County.
1858 - Daughter, #34 Martha Elizabeth "Mattie" Hairston was born on August 2, 1858.
1860 - John L. Hairston appeared with family on the 1860 United States census record in Hinds County, Mississippi.
1861 - John Lewis Hairston paid taxes on 120 acres of land valued at $480 in Hinds County.
1864 - Mary Hairston married # 21 Thomas B. Gilbert in Hinds County on September 19, 1864.
1865 - Permelia Hairston married Joseph Sidney Noah on June 11, 1865 in Hinds County, Mississippi.
On October 10, 1865, John L. Hairston and his wife Louiza of Hinds County sold land to George W. Prince, also of Hinds County, for $600.
|Clearly written as Hairston - November 3, 1870|
|February 13, 1869|
|The Houston Telegraph, April 14, 1870|
1870 – On April 2, 1870, the Hairston home was consumed by fire. John L. Hairston, Phillip A. Hairston, Mattie Hairston, and the Noah family cannot be found on the 1870 census. John's daughter, Mary Gilbert, and her husband and children were living near Marlin and his wife, Cynthia, was living in Marlin.
1873 - Permelia Hairston Noah reported on her application for a Confederate pension that her husband, Joseph Sidney Noah, died in 1873 in Falls County. It is said by family that Joseph Sidney was kicked in the head by a mule, resulting in his death.
1875 - Martha Elizabeth "Mattie" Hairston married #44 James C. Chisum on November 4, 1875 in Falls County.
|The Hairston Family in 1880|
1881 - A release of land on the waters of Bushy Creek, to John L. Hairston on November 1, 1881, was found in the Falls County Courthouse. This was not not filed until 1887.
1883 - Phillip A. Hairston and wife, Lodema, sold land to L. Jeeks of Limestone County, TX on September 5, 1883. This land was on Bushy Creek in Falls County. Phillip, Permelia, Mattie, their families, and probably Sarah Jane moved to Erath County at the end of the year.
No record was found indicating that John L. Hairston had died, remained in Falls County, or moved to Erath with his family.
By participating in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge, my goal was to prove or disprove the theory that Hugh B. Hairston was the father of John L. Hairston. I have not done so, but know that I have enough indirect evidence to see that there is a definite connection between the two.
1820 U S Census; Census Place: Talom, Elbert, Georgia; Page: 182; NARA Roll: M33_8; Image: 127.
1830 US Census; Census Place: Butts, Georgia; Page: 163; NARA Series: M19; Roll Number: 16; Family History Film: 0007036.
1840 US Census Place: Meriwether, Georgia; Roll: 46; Page: 138; Image: 866; Family History Library Film: 0007045.
1880 U.S. census, population schedule, Falls County, Texas, Phil Hairston household; National Archives microfilm publication roll M432; digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com (accessed 27 Feb. 2014).
Ancestry.com. 1840 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
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Ancestry.com. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Anderson, Mary Lee. Volume II The WHITAKER and Related Families. Date unknown. Print and online.
"Butts Sheriff's Sales." Macon Weekly Telegraph. Macon, Georgia. 16Apr. 1839, 29 issue: 4. GenealogyBank.com.
Deed of Sale from John L. Hairston and Luiza Hairston to Geo. W. Prince, 10 Oct. 1865. (filed 15 Nov. 1865), Hinds County, Mississippi, Deed Book 28, page 697. Chancery Clerk's Office, Raymond, Mississippi.
Deed of Sale from John Lewis Hairston to James M. Hairston, 8 Nov. 1838. Meriwether County, Georgia . Copy of the original deed obtained from Billy G. Hairston on July 28, 2000.
Family photographs and documents from the collection of Diana Bryan Quinn.
"Georgia, Elbert County Records, 1790-2002," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-22905-22001-61?cc=2071974&wc=M77F-9P6:355761601,355829101 : accessed 07 Jul 2014), Court records > Court records-poor schools box 5 1802-1950 > image 49 of 511.
Hairston, Victor , and Edward Bregenzer. The Hairston History. 1998. Print.
Houston, John L. and Moffitt, Cynthia, Falls County Marriages, County Clerk's Office, Marlin, Texas.
Lucas, S. Emmett, and Edward E. Schaick. Some Georgia county records, Vol. 3. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1977-2000. Print.
Texas State Library and Archives Commission; Austin, Texas; Confederate Pension Applications, 1899-1975; Collection #: CPA16526; Roll #: 183; Roll Description: Pension File Nos. 41391 to 41425, Application Years 1921 to 1925.
Year: 1850; Census Place: Hinds, Mississippi; Roll: M432_372; Page: 165A; Image: 336
Year: 1860; Census Place: Hinds, Mississippi; Roll: M653_582; Page: 674; Image: 206; Family History Library Film: 803582
Year: 1870; Census Place: Precinct 2, Falls, Texas; Roll: M593_1584; Page: 27A; Image: 57; Family History Library Film: 553083