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Elizabeth Perkins "Bettie" Hairston Hairston
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Birth: Feb. 29, 1836
Death: Apr. 24, 1922

Wife of Maj. J.T.W. Hairston/Hariston.

Cousin of J.E.B. Stuart. Additional information:

As a young woman "Bettie," who was the cousin of J.E.B. Stuart, was often
visited by him, at Beaver Creek. Some have said that they had a teenage
romance, although his enrollment at West Point in 1850 would have cut off any
meaningful contact.

Stuart's great-grandmother, Elizabeth Perkins Letcher Hairston, had married Mr.
George Hairston, who was Bettie's great-grandfather.

Sharon Stuart McRee


THE HENRY BULLETIN, Tue., April 25, 1922, p. 5, col 2 [edited].
Mrs. Elizabeth Hairston, widow of the late J. T. W. Hairston, died at her home "Beaver Creek", two miles north of Martinsville, Monday morning. She was 86 years old.
She was a daughter of the late Marshall Hariston, who before the war was perhaps the owner of the largest body of slaves in the South and was probably the largest landholder in the South.
To his daughter, Mrs. E. P. Hairston, descended practically intact his whole estate, including many plantations and farms in Virginia and Mississippi and embracing many thousands of acres of land.
The Virginia seat of the family was and is in Henry County, though it had large holdings in Pittsylvania and Patrick counties and in North Carolina.
At her death, Mrs. Hairston's estate included more that twenty thousand acres of land and valuable real estate - business and residence property - in Martinsville.
Of her union with Major Hairston, only two children were born and both preceded her to the grave, a daughter having died in infancy and her son, the late Watt Hairston died several years ago at the Beaver Creek home.
Her nearest living surviving relative is her niece, Mrs. Annie Wilson James, widow of the late Hon. R. A. James, former congressman of Danville. Among her near relatives are Mrs. A. V. Sims of New York, Mrs. Sarah Hairston Glenn, Mrs. Edwin G. Penn and Mrs. T. A. Ranson of Martinsville, Mr. W. H. Hariston of Chatmoss, Mr. P. W. and Miss Mattie Hairston of "Hordsville", Mr. G. S. Hairston of Bassett, Mr. Samuel Hairston of Wenonda, Va. and many others in North Carolina and Mississippi.

Family links: 
  Marshall Hairston (1802 - 1882)
  Ann Hairston (1802 - 1888)
  James Thomas Watt Hairston (1835 - 1908)
  Marshal Hairston (1874 - 1875)*
  Watt Harden Hairston (1876 - 1922)*
  George Hairston (1830 - 1830)*
  Judith Saunders Hairston (1832 - 1839)*
  Samuel Hairston (1834 - 1835)*
  Elizabeth Perkins Hairston Hairston (1836 - 1922)
  John A Hairston (1840 - 1862)*
  Bethania Harden Hairston (1843 - 1851)*
  Laetitia Hairston (1847 - 1847)*
*Calculated relationship
Hairston Family Cemetery-Beaver Creek Plantation
Henry County
Virginia, USA
Created by: SleepingDog
Record added: Feb 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17965860
Elizabeth Perkins Bettie <i>Hairston</i> Hairston
Added by: Jinni Lorette Pope
Elizabeth Perkins Bettie <i>Hairston</i> Hairston
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Elizabeth Perkins Bettie <i>Hairston</i> Hairston
Added by: shakestheground
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RIP Bettie..she was my 2nd cousin 4xremoved
- Jinni Lorette Pope
 Added: Apr. 15, 2013

- Mary Lambert
 Added: Oct. 10, 2011
Her maiden name was also Hairston.
- deegraver
 Added: Nov. 7, 2010

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