Ela May Ledbetter THARP

HAIRSTON.org ID#168, b. 27 October 1872, d. 30 August 1962
Father*Henry B. THARP2 b. 15 Nov 1834, d. 12 Nov 1883
Mother*Laura Frances LEDBETTER1 b. 4 Sep 1840, d. 29 Jan 1916
Birth*Ela May Ledbetter THARP was born on 27 October 1872 in Mississippi.3,1 
She was the daughter of Henry B. THARP and Laura Frances LEDBETTER.1,2 
Census 1880Ela May Ledbetter THARP appeared on the 1880 census of Henry B. THARP on 30 June 1880 in Prairie Point, Noxubee County, Mississippi.2

 
Marriage*Ela May Ledbetter THARP married George William HAIRSTON, son of Dr. Peter Constantine HAIRSTON and Wortley Virginia MOSELEY, on 26 October 1898. "Rev. Mr. Lattimer has just returned from holding a protracted meeting at Bethel. On Wednesday at the Methodist church in Crawford he united in marriage Mr. Geo. W. Hairston and Miss Ela May Tharpe, all of Crawford. They are members of old families and their friends crowded the beautifully decorated church to witness the ceremony. They left on the north-bound train for a bridal tour." Macon Beacon, Macon, Mississippi, 29 October 1898, page 2.4 
Census 1900Ela May Ledbetter THARP appeared on the 1900 census of George William HAIRSTON on 1 June 1900 in Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi.1

Census 1900*Ela May Ledbetter THARP and Laura Frances LEDBETTER appeared on the census of 2 June 1900 in Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi. Census taker was Geo Hairston. Laura Tharpe 59 (Head b. sep 1840, both parents b. NC), Lillie (dau. b. Aug 1870), Ela M. 27 (dau. b. Oct 1872.)1 
Census 1910Ela May Ledbetter THARP appeared on the 1910 census of George William HAIRSTON on 15 April 1910 in Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi.5

Photo*Ela May Ledbetter THARP was photographed


Ela May Tharp Hairston with her children (left to right)
Nicholas Edward, John Peter and Brown Constantine, about 1914 about 1914. 
Census 1920She appeared on the 1920 census of George William HAIRSTON on 7 February 1920 in Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi.6

Census 1930Ela May Ledbetter THARP appeared on the 1930 census of George William HAIRSTON on 29 April 1930 in Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi; George W 72, Ela M 56, Brown W 22, John P 17.7

Census 1940Ela May Ledbetter THARP appeared on the 1940 census of George William HAIRSTON on 3 April 1940 in Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi; G W Hirston, Ela J, Nick, Virginia. Nick 3/12, Betty Bacchus, Ben Bacchus.8

Death*Ela May Ledbetter THARP died on 30 August 1962 in Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi, at age 89.3 
Burial*She was buried in Oaklimb Cemetery, Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi.3

 

Family

George William HAIRSTON b. 5 Oct 1857, d. 2 Dec 1941
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart
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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S1900] 1900 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  2. [S1880] 1880 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  3. [S13] Oaklimb Cemetery, Crawford, Lowndes County, MS.
  4. [S253] Bible of Nicholas E. Hairston Family, 1825 (Boston, New York, Philadelphia: American Family Bible Publishing Company, N. E. Hairston, Jr., Mississippi.
  5. [S1910] 1910 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  6. [S1920] 1920 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  7. [S1930] 1930 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  8. [S1940] 1940 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
Last Edited14 Feb 2019