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Elizabeth Perkins

Female 1759 - 1819  (59 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth Perkins 
    • William Letcher, Husband of Elizabeth Perkins, father of Bethenia Letcher, he was a pioneer and early settler of what would later become Patrick County, Virginia. He was murdered by a Tory named Nicholas on 2 August 1780. He was buried on his farm that remained in his family for several generations. His great grandson, Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart, was born there.
    • Daughter of Nicholas Perkins (1718-1762) and Bethenia Hardin/Harding
    Born 13 May 1759  Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 26 Jan 1819  Henry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Hairston Family Cemetery-Beaver Creek Plantation Henry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2099  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 9 Jun 2021 

    Family 1 Col. George Hairston,   b. 20 Sep 1750, Bedford County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1827, Henry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 

    • Children of Elizabeth Perkins and Col. George Hairston:

      Robert Hairston, 1783?1852
      George R. Hairston, 1784?1863
      Harden Hairston, 1786?1862
      Samuel Pannill Hairston, 1788?1875
      Peter Hairston, 1796?1810
      Constantine Hairston, 1797?1816
      John Adams Hairston, 1799?1849
      America Hairston Callaway, 1801?1826
      Marshall Hairston, 1802?1882
      Ruth Stovall Hairston Hairston, 1804?1838

    Last Modified 9 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F80  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 William Letcher,   b. 1750, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1780, Patrick Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    +1. Bethenia Letcher,   b. 21 Mar 1780, likely Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1845, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F8707  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S32]
      Bio by B. Bradford updated 7-31-2020
      Bethenia Perkins was born probably in Goochland Co., VA and the daughter of Nicholas Perkins and Bethenia Hardin/Harding. I have seen two different birthdates for her in research: July 7 and August 30, 1743. She married Revolutionary War Patriot Col. Absalom Bostick on June 22, 1762, in Halifax County, Virginia. He was the s/o John Bostick and Nancy Eliz. Chesley. Bethenia and Absalom remained in Virginia for a few years and then moved before 1770 to the Dan River Settlement community in Rowan Co., NC. Rowan became Surry which is now Stokes Co., NC. They acquire over a 3,000 acres of land which straddled the bend of the Dan River and established their Plantation called Shoebuckle located in Sauratown near present town Pinehall, NC. They were wealthy prominent land owners who owned slaves. During the Revolutionary War, her husband was captain of the local North Carolina militia and his company joined the army under General Gates and were in the Battle of Camden, SC. Captain Absalom Bostick was in Col. Rutherford?s Regiment and a member of Colonel Joseph Winston's staff during the War; he drilled soldiers and furnished supplies to the cause. Absalom was deemed ?one of the outstanding leaders on the Dan River during and after the Revolutionary War.? He was well educated and served as Magistrate, Sheriff, Coroner, County Treasurer, Justice of Peace, and served both houses of the General Assembly at Raleigh, NC - a member of the House of Commons (1790-95) from Stokes County, NC. Absalom participated in the convention that met at Fayetteville in 1789 prepared to ?safeguard against encroachment by the Federal Government.?
      Absalom died in June 1803 and buried on his plantation. The location of his grave is unknown. The Plantation was sold in December 1804 deeded to Peter Hairston. Bethenia died in 1809 and is buried next to Absalom. Both graves unmarked and lost.

      Absalom Bostick's Will was dated 20 June 1798 and proven June 1803, Stokes County, NC (Book Vol 2, page 37-39. ) Children of Absalom and Bethenia Bostick named in the will are:
      1) John Bostick, son
      2) Absalom Bostick, son
      3) Ferdinand Bostick, son
      4) Manoah Bostick, son (Executor of Will)
      5) Bethenia Bostick Hampton, daughter
      6) Susannah Bostick Blackman, daughter
      7) Anne Bostick Guin, daughter
      8) Christania Bostick (daughter, a minor)

      The following 36 Slaves were mentioned in the Will:
      --Milly (willed to son John Bostick)
      --Lucy, Charlotte, Curry, Isaac, Jane and Hannah (willed to son Absalom)
      --James a man, Fib or Feb a woman and Stephen a boy (willed to son Ferdinand)
      --David, Ivy, Barlee, Bibbs, Francis, York, William (willed to son Manoah)
      --Sarah, Delph and Selah (willed to daughter Bethenia)
      --Nancy, Solomon and Daniel Flos son (willed to daughter Susannah)
      --Beck, Rhoda and Mero Hagerson (willed to daughter Anne)
      Hagar, Marian and Dick (willed to daughter Christania)
      Harry, Dinah, Cloe, Bynor, Nanny and Hannah & Sam (to be lent to his wife Bethunia during her natural life and afterwards to be equally divided between his children.)

    2. [S32],

    3. [S32],
      Elizabeth Perkins, first married to William Letcher, after his tragic death she soon became the wife of Col. George Hairston. Mother of at least 12 children. She was the daughter of Nicholas Perkins and Bethenia Hardin of Henrico County, VA

      Additional information from Sharon Stuart McRee, a relative:
      With William T. Letcher she had Bethenia Letcher, who was raised on the Hairston estate at Beaver Creek, Henry County VA. Bethenia married David Pannill;. Their daughter Elizabeth became the mother of J.E.B. Stuart of CSA fame.

      Additional information from another contributor follows:
      Her obituary gives year of death as 1819. From Marriages and Deaths from Lynchburg, VA, Newspapers 1794-1836 citing the Lynchburg Press and Public Advertiser of 25 Feb 1819: "Died- At her residence in the County of Henry on Tuesday January 26th, Mrs. Elizabeth Hairston, consort of Col. George Hairston, in the 60th year of her age."
      Married to David Pannill
      Grandmother of CS General J.E.B. Suart

      *Giles Letcher married Hannah Hughes
      *William Letcher {1750-1780}
      *Bethania Letcher

      Related to VA Governor John Letcher
      *Giles Letcher b.1710 Dublin Ireland marr. Hannah Hughes
      *John Letcher 1745/50-1793 married Mary houston
      *William Houston Letcher 1781-1863-mar Elizabeth Davidson
      * John Letcher

      *Robert Houston married Mary Margaret Davidson
      *Mary HOuston married John Letcher

      Related to Texas Governor Samuel Houston:
      * Robert Houston married Mary margaret Davidson
      *Samuel Houston married Elizabeth Paxton
      * Samuel Houston