Andrew HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#33, b. about 1716, d. before 6 June 1782
Father*Peter HAIRSTON b. a 1695
Mother*Agnes "Irish Lady of Rank" (surname unknown)
Birth*Andrew HAIRSTON was born about 1716 in Ireland
He was the son of Peter HAIRSTON and Agnes "Irish Lady of Rank" (surname unknown)
Immigration*Andrew HAIRSTON immigrated about 1728 to Donegal, Chester Co. (now Lancaster), Pennsylvania, with family from Ireland. 
Property*Andrew Hairston and Peter Hairston (his brother) both recieved a "Blunston" license in 1737 for property in western Pennsylvania, but it is not known if they ever lived there. Samuel Blunston issued licenses for land West of the Susquehanna River starting 1734 for Thomas Penn. Samuel Blunston was the Deputy Surveyor and Justice of the Peace living in Lancaster. These licenses were for remote land were ownership was being disputed by Maryland, Pennsylvania, Germans, Scotch-Irish and the Indians.

The Blunston Licenses were issued on June 6, 1737 to Peter and Andrew Hairstons. These licenses were issued for a total of 400 acres on the West side of the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania. This land is currently in Franklin County, PA and is about 3 miles southwest of Greencastle, PA and just north of Hagerstown, Maryland.

"June 6, 1737 Peter Hairstons 200 acres
On the South side of the South East Branch of the Conegochege."

"June 6, 1737 Andrew Hairstons 200 acres
On the South side of the North East Branch of the Conegochege in the fork."

Conecochheague - Indian word for "indeed a long way......seems to refer to some occasion when a party of Indians became impatient of travel" 1

It is not clear if Peter and Andrew ever settled this land.1 
Travel*Sometime around 1739, Andrew and family moved from Pennsylvania along the Great Wagon Road thru Wood's Gap (now Jarmin Gap) into Goochland County, Virginia. 
Marriage*He married Elizabeth (surname unknown) about 1743. In his will he states "... my loving wife Elizabeth..."
NOTE: I have not seen any original documents listing Elizabeth's maiden name. They were likely married in Virginia about 1743 as they are both listed in court records in 1744.2 
Court Record*1744 Goochland County, Virginia - Elizabeth Hearstone and Andrew Hearstone are listed in seperate entries, each receiving 357 pounds of tobacco in Goochland County Court Order Books in 1744, page 531.
Note: If she is his wife, why is she listed seperately. Normally only the "head of household" paid taxes. Just a thought, but could this Elizabeth be his mother or the sister who later married a Phillips?3,4
County Change*Albemarle County formed from Goochland County. 
Property2 March 1749 Albemarle County, Virginia - Andrew and Alexander Reid had a survey for 200 acres adjoining Andrew Hairstone - page 131.5 
Property6 March 1749 Albemarle County, Virginia - James Heard had a survey for 128 acres adjoining Andrew Hairstone - page 132.5 
County ChangeBedford County formed from Lunenburg County. 
Court RecordCapt. Robert HAIRSTON; a deed was recorded in which Samuel Hairston, Robert Hairston and Andrew Hairston were witnesses to a property transfer between John Harvey and Peter Holland. Robert and Samuel signed their names, Andrew made his mark. (Page 76-77, Bedford County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Reel 1, Library of Virginia.)6,7
Military* In 1758 in Bedford County, Virginia, Lt. Samuel Hairston, Ensign Robert Hairston, and Sergeant Andrew Hairston were in the Virginia Colonial Militia from Bedford County, Virginia. This was during the French and Indian War (1754-1763).8 
Property3 March 1760 Lunenburg County, Virginia Andrew HAIRSTON records a deed for 300 acres on both sides of Welchmans Ordinary branch; adjacent Hall, Johnson, Walton, Ornsby, Watham & Jennings; 3 Mar 1760, p.668 1 pound S10. Land Office Patents No. 33, 1756-1761 (v.1, 2, 3 & 4 p.1-1095), p. 668 (Reel 31-32).
Library of Virginia.9,10,11
PropertyHe witnessed the Property of Capt. Robert HAIRSTON on 26 July 1764 in Bedford County, Virginia; Robert Hairston records a deed for 300 acres of land from Thomas Cooper on Possum Creek. Witnesses are Samuel Hairston, Andrew hairston and Elizabeth Hairston. (page 397, Bedford County Deed Book B-2.)12 
PropertyAndrew HAIRSTON witnessed the Property of Samuel HAIRSTON on 26 July 1764 in Bedford County, Virginia; Samuel Hairston, Andrew Hairston, and Elizabeth Hairston witness a deed from Thomas Cooper to Robert Hairston for the sale of Negroes. (page 462, Bedford County Deed Book B-2.)12 
Will*Andrew HAIRSTON left a will on 8 August 1771 in Bedford County, Virginia.13,2
Property13 January 1773 Bedford County, Virginia - Andrew Hairstone has 400 acres of land surveyed on the head branches of Dogwood branch; adjoining John Dale, Stith, Heath and Arnold. The grant is not granted to Andrew until 1 September 1780. This land was later sold in 1784 by his wife.14
Property8 November 1777 Bedford County, Virginia - Andrew has 400 acres on both sides of Burnt Bridge Branch and on both sides of the main road to New London surveyed. He obtained a grant for this land on 1 september 1780.15
Death of son*He's son, Hugh, died about 1778.16 
Property8 November 1779 Bedford County, Virginia - Andrew Hairstone has 400 acres surveyed on the west branches of the South Fork of Falling River, crossing Broad Branch to pointers on the Brow of the Hill, near a Path adjoining his own Line, and those of Weathen and Arnold. A grant was given on 1 September 1780.17,18
Death of sonHe's son, Peter, died about 1780.19 
Property1 September 1780 Bedford County, Virginia - 400 acres of land is granted to Andrew hairstone for 40 shillings The land was previously surveyed 13 Jan 1773 and is located on the head branches of Dogwood branch; adjoining John Dale, Stith, Heath and Arnold. This land was later sold in 1784 by his wife Elizabeth.14
Property1 September 1780 Bedford County, Virginia - Andrew Hairstone is granted 400 acres on west branches of the South Fork of Falling River for two pounds sterling. This land was previously surveyed 8 November 1779.18
Property1 September 1780 Bedford County, Virginia - Andrew Hairstone is granted 400 acres on both sides of Burnt Bridge Branch and on both sides of the main road to New London for two punds sterling. This land was previously surveyed 8 November 1777.15
County ChangeCampbell County formed from Bedford County. 
WillHe was mentioned in the will of Samuel HAIRSTON on 9 February 1782 in Campbell County, Virginia; 1782 Campbell County - Samuel Hairston signed a will dated 9 February 1782.20
Death*Andrew HAIRSTON died before 6 June 1782 in Virginia
Probate*6 June 1782 Campbell County, Virginia - Andrew's will was filed with the County Court, Will Book 1, page 4. Campbell County Wills and Administrations (1782 - 1800)
p. 4-6. Will pro. 6 June 1782.
p. 23-24. Inv. & Appr. rec. 6 Mar. 1783. Will Book 1, 1782-1800 (Reel 19.)2
ProbateAn inventory of Andrew's estate was filed with the County Court, pages 23-24.2 

Family

Elizabeth (surname unknown) b. a 1720, d. a 6 Jun 1782
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart
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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S216] Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Bureau of Archives and History, Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, PA.
  2. [S122] Will Andrew Hairston 6 Jun 1782, Campbell County Will Book #1, page 4, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  3. [S3080] Blomquist, Ann K., Goochland County Virginia Court Order Book 5, Heritage Books, 2007, personal collection of Robert E. Hairston, Jr.
  4. [S3276] Goochland County Virginia Court Order Book 5, 1741-1744, Reel 22, Page 529-531, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  5. [S3094] Grundset, Eric. Land Lying in the County of Albemarle: Albemarle County, Virginia Surveyor's Plat Books, Volumes 1, Part Land 2, and Volume 2, 1744-1853, [and 1892]. Fairfax, Va: E.G. Grundset, 1998. Print., Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  6. [S3090] Chilton, Ann. Bedford County, Va Deed Book A-1, 1754-1762. Signal Mountain, TN (P.O. Box 400, Signal Mountain 37377: Mountain Press, 1987. Print., Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  7. [S3270] Bedford County, Virginia Deed Book 1 1754-1762, Microfilm Reel 1, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  8. [S224] Crozier, William Armstrong, 1864-1913. Virginia Colonial Militia, 1651-1776. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954., Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  9. [S237] Virginia Land Records 1749-1762 , Volume VI: 1749-1762 - Edited by Dennis Hudgins, Virginia Genealogical Society, Richmond VA, 1998.
  10. [S3124] Hudgins, Dennis R. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants : Volume Seven, 1762-1776. Richmond, Va: Virginia Genealogical Society, 1999. Print., personal collection of Robert E. Hairston, Jr.
  11. [S3287] Lunenburg County Virginia Patents 33, 1756-1761, (v.1, 2, 3 & 4 p.1-1095), p. 668, Reel 31-32, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  12. [S3092] Chilton, Ann. Bedford County, Virginia Deed Book B-2, 1761-1766. Signal Mountain, TN (P.O. Box 400, Signal Mountain 37377: Mountain Press, 1992. Print., Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  13. [S46] The Hairston History, Vic Hairston and Edward J. Bregenzer, February 12, 1998. Personal collection of Robert E. Hairston, Jr.
  14. [S3277] Bedford County Virginia Grants D 1780-1781, (v.1 & 2 p.1-930), p. 63-64, Reel 45, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  15. [S3279] Bedford County Virginia Grants E 1775-1776, 1780-1781 (v.2 p.463-930), p. 774, Reel 46, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  16. [S3053] Will of Hugh Hairston -1778, Bedford County, Virginia - Will Book #1, page, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  17. [S81] Virginia Land Records, Volume VIII: 1779-1782 - Edited by Dennis Hudgins, Virginia Genealogical Society, Richmond VA, 2005.
  18. [S3278] Bedford County Virginia Grants E 1780-1781, Reel #46, Page 755, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  19. [S3063] Will of Peter Hairston - 14 June 1779, Bedford County, Virginia, Will Book 1, page 362, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  20. [S101] Will of Samuel Hairston - 1782, Campbell County Will Book #1, page 6 and Will Book #6, page 141, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
Last Edited19 Jun 2017