The Will of William Hairston, Abbeville, South Carolina, proven 1807, bequeths 'one Negro woman, Oney' to his wife Ann. Also named in the Will are William's daughter, Jane Brown and son Peter Hairston, James, John, William & Thomas Hairston & Agnes Martin.
The executors were James Lomax Son & John Brannan.
The witnesses were James Lomax Junior, Stith Howlett & Elijah Thomas
In 1790, William Hearston is recorded in the Census in Abbeville, South Carolina.
2 Free white males of 16 & upwards incl. Head of House
3 Free white males under 16
3 Free white females
In 1800, William Hairston is recorded in the Census again. He appears to be living on the land of Francis Pistell with 13?? in household and 5 enslaved people. (I am not familiar with the style of record keeping and am open to correction)
This research was undertaken as a contribution to the Slave Name Roll Project, the Beyond Kin Project and the Sheila Hightower-Allen DNA Project.