Robert Andrew HAIRSTON ID#113, b. 28 November 1829, d. 11 November 1864
Father*Hardin HAIRSTON1 b. 23 Oct 1786, d. 23 Oct 1862
Mother*Sarah "Sally" Stovall STAPLES1 b. 1 Oct 1791, d. 4 May 1845
Birth*Robert Andrew HAIRSTON was born on 28 November 1829 in Old Fort, Virginia. "Robert Andrew Hairston was born Saturday 28th November 1829"
from Harden Hairston Bible.2,1 
He was the son of Hardin HAIRSTON and Sarah "Sally" Stovall STAPLES.1 
College*Robert Andrew HAIRSTON graduated college on 5 June 1850 in University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.3,4

Marriage*He married Mary HAYS on 10 July 1856 in Greene County, Alabama.5,1 
Census 1860*Robert Andrew HAIRSTON appeared on the census of 9 June 1860 in Eutaw, Greene County, Alabama, R A Hariston 30 planter b. VA, M H Hariston 24 b. AL.2

WillIn Hardin HAIRSTON's will dated 29 September 1862, Robert Andrew HAIRSTON was named as an heir; Hardin Hairston left a will dated 29 September 1862, Lowndes County Courthouse, Mississippi, page 122. PDF transcript and a copy of will attached.6
Death*He died on 11 November 1864 at age 34. "Died 11th November 1864
7 O'Clock in the morning"
from Harden Hairston Bible.1 
ProbateHe was mentioned in the probate of the estate of George HAIRSTON on 6 June 1885 in Lowndes County, Mississippi; Case No. 2019, Estate Files 2011-2051. A pdf copy is attached.7


Mary HAYS b. 13 May 1836, d. 23 Feb 1865
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Sources (

  1. [S55] Harden Hairston Family Bible, 1750-1908. The Holy Bible containing The Old & New Testaments: Translated Out of the Original Tongues,.....J. Holbrook's Sterotype Copy., Eighth Edition, Brattleborough, (Vt.), 1817, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  2. [S1860] 1860 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  3. [S33] Wheeler, Col. John H., Graduates of the University of North Carolina 1798-1851, Historical Sketches of North Carolina 1851.
  4. [S3009] The North-Carolinian, Fayetteville, North Carolina, June 15, 1850.
  5. [S34] Alabama Marriage Collection 1800-1969.,.
  6. [S271] Will of Hardin Hairston - 29 Sep 1862, Lowndes County Will Book #1, page 122, Lowndes County Courthouse,.
  7. [S3317] Lowndes County Chancery Court Records, Lowndes County Courthouse,.
Last Edited3 Mar 2019