Greene Hardin HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#6102, b. 8 April 1837, d. 15 February 1916
Father*John Constantine HAIRSTON
Mother*Lucinda GLASS b. 21 Sep 1820, d. 19 Mar 1891
Birth*Greene Hardin HAIRSTON was born on 8 April 1837 in Virginia; Cemetery markers show birth date April 8, 1837 but the 1900 census shows birth date April 1836 in Virginia. Both parents born in Virginia.1 
He was the son of John Constantine HAIRSTON and Lucinda GLASS
Marriage*Greene Hardin HAIRSTON married Mary L. BRADFORD on 31 January 1856 in Caldwell County, North Carolina.2,3 
Census 1860*Greene Hardin HAIRSTON was New Tag G H Hastin 23 born in VA, Mary 22 NC, Ellas 1 NC. Liviing next to his mother Lucinda and her husband Wesley Shell.

on 5 June 1860 in Puetts, Caldwell County, North Carolina.4 
Census 1870*He was Head of Household on 10 August 1870 in Lenoir, Caldwell County, North Carolina, Census shows "Harsten, Green H." 34.5

 
Census 1880*He appeared on the census of 26 June 1880 in Lenoir, Caldwell County, North Carolina.6

 
App. Postmaster.*He was appointed Postmaster on 3 June 1891 in Aho, Watauga County, North Carolina.7 
Residence*The Topic says; Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Harstin have moved to Lenoir from Watauga. Mr. Harstin has a position in the store of Mr. S. W. Hamilton.
Watauga Democrat., Boone, Watauga County, North Carolina, June 27, 1895, Library of Congress, Image provided by: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library, Chapel Hill, NC. 
Census 1900*He appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 in Blue Ridge, Watauga County, North Carolina. On the census his name is spelled Green H. HARSTIN is a widower living alone, a merchant in dry goods and was born in Virginia in April 1836. He can read and write. Father and mother born in Virginia.1

 
Death*He died on 15 February 1916 in Watauga County, North Carolina, at age 78. 
Burial*He was buried in Laurel Fork Cemetery, Watauga County, North Carolina.2 
Obit*"One by one the Confederate veterans of Camp Wimrod Triplettt, are dropping from the depleted columns. Early Tuesday morning, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. J. Shull, on Middle Fork, Mr. G. A. Harstin, who had lived more than four score years, quietly crossed over the Dark River to join his comrades gone before. He enlisted at the beginning of the war and remained until the surrender, fighting for a cause he held dear. Mr. Harston was a true type of the old-time Southern gentleman and he will be missed among the walks of men."
Watauga Democrat., Boone, Watauga County, North Carolina, February 17, 1916, Page 3. 
ObitH. A. HARSTIN.
One by one the old veterans are being called to answer the last roll call up yonder. The subject of this sketch was born in Caldwell county, North Carolina, on April the 6th, 1837, and was at the time of his death 87 years, 10 months and 9 days old. He married a Miss Bradford, and from the union were born three children, one son and two daughters. The eldest daughter married Mr. A. J. Shull, now residing on Middle Fork, the other daughter marrying Mr. Todd Montgomery, of Lenoir. The son, Mr. Robert Harstin,
lives in Washington, D. C.
Mr. Harstin served 4 years in the Confederate army. He had lived in this county for a number of years, and was well known and esteemed in the communities in which he lived. He was ever ready to lend a helping hand to those in distress; ever ready to speak a kind word to all and to cheer the unfortunate. He was a member of the M. E. Church, having joined in his youth and remained in full fellowship until the time of his death. When the end came he was living with his daughter, Mrs. A. J. Shull. He had been in feeble health for some time but almost at once he gave way and only lived a few day's. Brother Harstin seemed to have a fore-knowledge of his death, as he said he would only live a short time, giving instructions concerning his bural, expressing his readiness and willingness to depart and be at rest with his companions who had preceded him to the glory land.
Just before he breathed his last be called his daughter to his bed side, and when asked what he wanted, whispered, higher, home, and within a short time he was gone. Yes, gone where death never comes; where no more storm clouds rise dark o'er the way.
Then why should children and friends mourn his departure, for he has gone to live in a home not made with hands eternal in the heavens.
Watauga Democrat., Boone, Watauga County, North Carolina, March 2, 1916, Library of Congress, Image provided by: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library, Chapel Hill, NC. 

Family

Mary L. BRADFORD b. 5 Jun 1835, d. 25 Apr 1900
Children

Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S1900] 1900 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  2. [S48] Find A Grave Website with Photo - only listings with photos of grave markers that are contemporary to the deceased individuals death are acceptable for genealogical proof.
  3. [S176] North Carolina, Marriage Index, 1741-2011 - Provo, Utah, Ancestry.com.
  4. [S1860] 1860 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  5. [S1870] 1870 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  6. [S1880] 1880 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  7. [S3310] Appointment of U S Postmasters 1832-1971, NARA Microfilm Publication, M841, 145 rolls. Records of the Post Office Department, Record Group Number 28. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, Ancestry.com.
Last Edited30 May 2018