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James Jefferson Hairston
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Birth: Nov. 11, 1848
Independence
Washington County
Texas, USA
Death: Jun. 9, 1930
Rockdale (Milam County)
Milam County
Texas, USA

Son of Richard Lang and Catherine (Griffin) Hairston

1st wife: Amelia "Mollie" Cave died abt 1873
Children: Candice Ann, Martha P, and Richard Allen Hairston

2nd wife: Martha Louise Dodd
Children: Henry Riley, John Thomas, Minnie, James Newton, Susie, Alma Louise, and Maritra Hairston

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Rockdale, Texas, June 11. -- J.J. Hairston, 82, died at his home in this city Monday. Mr. Hairston was a pioneer citizen of Milam County and Rockdale. He was engaged in the cattle business for many years but retired several years ago on account of declining health. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. J.J. Hairston, and the following children: Commissioner R.A. Hairston of this precinct, Miss Martha Hairston, Mrs. R.L. Orr of Rockdale, Mrs. George A. Marsch and Miss Alma Hairston of Shreveport, La. A granddaughter, Mrs. James Lanning of Rockdale and a grandson, Kenton K. Hairston of Denver, Colo., who were reared by the grandparents, and Postmaster H.H. Turner and other grandchildren of Rockdale and over the State survive him also. Funeral services were held Tuesday. Dallas Morning News, June 12, 1930

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Rockdale Reporter (Rockdale, Milam Co., TX), Thur., 12 Jun 1930, p. 1, c. 6

"J. J. Hairston, Pioneer, Dies Monday"
"Death Monday After illness of Several Weeks"

The death Monday of J. J. Hairston removes another pioneer citizen from the fast thinning ranks of Milam county's "old timers." "Uncle Jim," as he was better known, passed away peacefully and somewhat suddenly at his home in this city, after an illness of several weeks. His death is attributed to the ravages of old age. He had lived until the coming Armistice Day, he would have been 81 years of age.

J. J. Hairston was born on Nov. 11, 1849, at Independence, Washington county, Texas, and was among that first band of pioneers who helped to settle Milam county, coming here prior to the building of the railroad (ca. 1874). He settled on a farm in Sipe Springs community, where he lived an active life until about 10-years ago, when he moved to Rockdale to spend his declining days.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Martha Hairston and six children, as follows: R. A. Hairston and John Hairston, [both] of Rockdale; Miss Martha Hairston and Mrs. Lee Orr, [both] of Rockdale; Mrs. George A. Marsh and Miss Alma Hairston, [both] of Shreveport, LA. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren among them being Wayne Hairston, Mrs. Fredonia Lanning and Miss Doreen Orr of this city, and Kenton Hairston of Denver, CO.

Decedent was a member of the Baptist Church, and the funeral services held Tuesday afternoon at the family residence were conducted by his pastor, Rev. L. E. Strickland. Interment followed in the New City Cemetery.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Martha Louise Dodd Hairston (1855 - 1941)
 
 Children:
  Candice Anne Hairston Turner (1867 - 1925)*
  Martha P Hairston (1870 - 1932)*
  Richard Allen Hairston (1872 - 1948)*
  Henry Riley Hairston (1875 - 1928)*
  Minnie Hairston Orr (1882 - 1945)*
  Sue Hairston Marsh (1890 - 1970)*
  Alma Louise Hairston Regenbrecht (1894 - 1982)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Lawn Cemetery
Rockdale (Milam County)
Milam County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Jari Dikes
Originally Created by: jennifer hart
Record added: Nov 03, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16447873
James Jefferson Hairston
Added by: jennifer hart
 
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