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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Tracing the Hairstons

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Princess Hairston, a film editor and director, about my Hairston research. She has been working on the documentary, Tracing the Hairstons, a three-part series about the history of the Hairston Family.

Myrtie Hairston - 1880 to 1927

My grandmother was Johnie Myrtlene "Myrtie" Hairston, born in Falls County, Texas, July 9, 1880.  Her father was Phillip A. Hairston and his father was John L. Hairston. John L. was born in South Carolina and I believe, but haven't yet proven, his father was Hugh Brown Hairston. 

Most Hairston genealogical research focuses on the Hairston family who was known to have numerous plantations and was one of the largest slave-holding families in the history of America. 

Those were not my Hairstons. Although I am sure my Hairstons are connected, my known Hairstons were poor, moved often, and left very little documentation about their lives. 

Tracing the Hairstons will be an interesting documentary. The film's Facebook page can be seen by clicking here.  Visit the Seed & Spark funding page to learn more, support, and/or donate.  

This photo was used on the funding page for Tracing the Hairstons. Click here to see this photo and other Hairston photos. 

This is a photo of the grandchildren of Permelia Hairston Noah and Martha Elizabeth "Mattie" Hairston Chisum Thompson. It can be seen, along with an enlargement and the names of the children at  5
2 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: #38 Jessie Mae Thompson Hicks

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Family photographs and documents from the collection of Diana Bryan Quinn

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