Agnes "Irish Lady of Rank" (surname unknown) ID#2
Marriage*Agnes "Irish Lady of Rank" (surname unknown) married Peter HAIRSTON about 1714. 
America*Agnes Hairston and family immigrated to America about 1728, probably due to the drought that affected Ireland in 1727 and 1728. 
Virginia*Sometime around 1739, Agnes and family moved from Pennsylvania along the Great Wagon Road thru Wood's Gap (now Jarmin Gap) into Goochland County, Virginia. 
NOTE*The source of the name of "Peter the Immigrant's" wife is from a 1940 letter from Mr. William Boone Douglass to Mrs. W. N. Hairston (Elizabeth Seawell Hairston, author of "The Hairstons and Penns and their Relations", 1940. William Boone Douglass is the great-grandson on Jane "Jenny" Hairston Rentfro. The letter references the bible of Jane "Jenny" Hairston, Robert Hairston's daughter. In the bible she writes that she named her 5th child "Agnes", for her grandmother Hairston. PDF copy of letter attached.1


Peter HAIRSTON b. a 1695
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  1. [S242] Douglas, William Boone (Great-grandson of Jane "Jenny" Hairston Rentfro and founding member The Institution of American Genealogy) wrote a letter to Mrs. N. H. Hairston (Elizabeth Seawell Hairston, author of "The hairstons and the Penns..."), Washington, D.C., 27 December 1940.
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