Some Haston researchers have confused this Daniel Haston of Adair County, KY with the Daniel Hestand of Monroe County, KY. These were two different men who lived less than a hundred miles apart in south central KY at the same time. If "Daniel Haston" of Adair County, KY was a son of the White County, TN "Daniel Haston" (senior) - then the two Kentucky Daniels were first cousins. Abraham Hiestand/Hestand (father of Daniel Hestand) and Daniel Hiestand/Haston (of White County, TN) were brothers, sons of Henry Hiestand of Shenandoah/Page County, VA. Learn more about them.
|Birth of This Daniel Haston: A
comparison of the data on the 1810 Adair County, KY
tax list and the 1810
Federal Census indicates that this Daniel
Haston, who lived in Adair County, KY in the early 1820s, was born
sometime in the 1784-1789 time range.
Source: 1810 Adair County, KY tax list and 1810 Federal Census for Adair County, KY.
|Marriage of Daniel Haston & Chloe Skaggs:
Daniel Haston married Chloe Skaggs in Adair County, KY on this date.
Chloe's father, Archibald Skaggs*, joined with Daniel Haston in signing the bond
for the marriage. The signature does not include a mark and it
appears to be distinct from the handwriting style of the clerk. This is the first documented evidence that we have
for this Daniel Haston.
*Note: Archibald Skaggs was a Rev War militia private. He was born January 1, 1759 in South Carolina, later lived in Halifax County, VA, then Botetourt County, VA, then Montgomery County, VA where he entered the service in 1779. (Source: Pension papers # S31367 as per "Skaggs" family file in in public library at Columbia, KY.) Page 31 of Revolutionary Soldiers of Kentucky (1895/1968), compiled by Anderson Chenault Quisenberry, says that he was a private in the Maryland militia.
Source: Adair County, KY Marriage Records, available in a file cabinet in the public library in Columbia, KY.
|Adair County, KY
Tax List: At this time, Daniel
Haston owned 100 acres of land on Russell Creek. The land was
originally owned by Kinzy Coats. There was one white male in the
household over 21 years of age. This would indicate that this Daniel
Haston was born in or before 1789. Archibald Skaggs, father of Chloe
Skaggs, also owned land on Russell Creek.
Source: Page 44 of Adair County, KY 1810 Federal Census, 1802, 1805 & 1810 Tax Lists, compiled by Michael C. Watson (204 High Street; Columbia, KY 42728)
|Federal Census in Adair County, KY:
Daniel "Easton" was in the category of "Males between the ages of 16 and
26" on this census. Since his name appears in the middle of the
names beginning with the letter "H" and there is no record of an
Adair County, KY man by the name of "Easton" in this era, it seems obvious
that this was Daniel "Haston." Thus, this Daniel Haston would have
been born between 1784 and 1794. When compared to the 1810 Adair
County, KY tax list, his birth years can
be narrowed to sometime between 1784-1789. There were two females in
the home under the age of 10 years. There were also two females in
the home between the ages of 16-26. There was also one female aged
45 or above. Presumably, one of the 16-26 year old females
was his wife. But who was the other female in that age bracket and
who was the older woman?
Note: This Daniel Haston would have turned the legal age of 18 sometime between 1802 and 1807. That is the general time period in which the senior Daniel Haston's family moved from Knox County, TN to what became White County, TN. Perhaps this younger Daniel Haston parted ways with his family at this time and went to south central KY.
Source: Page 67 of Adair County, KY 1810 Federal Census, 1802, 1805 & 1810 Tax Lists, compiled by Michael C. Watson (204 High Street; Columbia, KY 42728). Also, the 1810 Federal census record from ancestry.com.
(Heston) Married Betsey Harrison:
On January 8, 1810, "Daniel Heiston" entered into a legal
bond for a marriage to Betsey Harrison in Adair County, KY. Baliaz / Balus Harrison, presumably Betsey's father, and Daniel Heiston
signed the bond for the marriage with a mark but his signature on the
Chloe Skaggs marriage bond appears to be a real signature and there is
no mark on it. The surname spelling here is "Heiston" and "Haston"
on the Chloe Skaggs bond. And the handwriting for the two
signatures is very different. It appears that someone other than
Daniel (perhaps a clerk) wrote the "signature" (with a mark) on this
Heiston-Harrison marriage bond. John Harrison witnessed the
An entry on page 20 of the Adair County, KY Marriage Bonds Book indicates that Danl. Heston & Betsey Harrison were married on March 10, 1810 by Isaac Hodgens. Hodgens was a popular Baptist preacher in the area of Green County and Adair County, KY at this time.
Some researchers have assumed that Chloe Skaggs died sometime between late 1807 and this January 8, 1810 date and that Daniel Haston, husband of the deceased Chloe Skaggs, remarried to this Betsey Harrison.
Sources: Adair County, KY Marriage Records; available in the public library in Columbia, KY. Also, page 20 of Adair County, KY Marriage Bonds Book 1.
|Birth of Daughter, Louisa: An
old family Bible record (probably from the Thomas T. Green family)
indicates that "Louisa Hastings daughter of Daniel & Chloe Hastings was
born in Adair Co. Ken. Aug. 15 1811." This Louisa married Thomas T.
Green on September 22, 1829. The 1850 census record for Louisa Green
suggests that she was born earlier than 1811, but the 1860 census allows
for this 1811 birth date.
Source: Family Bible record handed down through the Thomas Taylor Green family.
|Birth of Daniel's Daughter, Polly:
According to the 1850 census, Polly (Mary) Vermillion,
wife of Matthew Vermillion, was 38
years old and was born in KY.
Source: Matthew Vermillion census record on page 223 of 1850 Federal Census for Sangamon County, IL.
|Daniel Haston Attests to
Marriage Note: Amy Skaggs, sister of Chloe Skaggs, married John
Johnston on September 12, 1815. Amy's father, Archibald Skaggs,
signed a note on September 11, 1815 granting her permission. Daniel
(Danel) Haston and Charles Skaggs witnessed Archibald Skaggs' note.
Source: Adair County, KY Marriage Records; available in public library in Columbia, KY.
|Adair County, KY Federal Census:
No one with a name even similar to "Daniel Haston" appeared on the 1820
census for Adair County, KY. It seems that Daniel Haston was either
dead by the time the census taker came to his area or he was very
ill and was living with someone else at the time of the census data
collection. He died sometime
between June 6, 1820 and August 10, 1820.
Source: 1820 Federal Census for Adair County, KY.
|Daniel Haston Adair County, KY Will:
The Adair County, KY Daniel Haston filed his last will and testament
at this time. The fact that he did not make the trip to the
courthouse to sign the will, would seem to indicate that he was very ill
at the time the will was made. As noted below, he died shortly after
this will was written. According to his will, Daniel Haston had four
"surviving" daughters in 1820: Eliza (nickname for Louisa),
Elizabeth, Polly (nickname for Mary), and Peggy (nickname for Margaret).
Only Eliza was mentioned as an
heir in the 1832 will of Daniel's father-in-law, Archibald Skaggs.
Perhaps Eliza was the only (surviving) daughter of Daniel, whose mother
was Chloe Skaggs (daughter of Archibald Skaggs). Perhaps the other
three daughters were born to a second wife of Daniel Haston.
Sources: Pages 75-76 of Adair County, KY Will Book C, Volume 1 (available at Columbia, KY courthouse).
Also, see pages 180 & 181 of Adair County, KY County Court Minutes, Book D and (available at Columbia, KY courthouse).
|Appraisal of Daniel Haston's Estate:
Robert Calawell, John Ingram, & Edward Tinsley appraised Daniel Haston's
estate inventory. It was valued at approximately $90.
Source: Page 100 of Adair County, KY Will Book C, Volume 1 (available at Columbia, KY courthouse).
|Estate Sale List from Daniel Haston's
Estate: Apparently, Daniel Haston's estate sale was conducted on
this date. It was not examined and recorded in the will book until
the September term of 1821. These men were listed as having
purchased items from the estate sale:
*Isaac Johnson married Sarah Skaggs, daughter of Archibald Skaggs. Thus, he and Daniel Haston married sisters. (Source: "Skaggs" family file in in public library at Columbia, KY.)
**David and Jacob Lemons were step brothers of Chloe Skaggs. Archibald Skaggs married widow Barbara Ann Steward Lemons (formerly wife of Abraham Lemons) on August 24, 1801 in Green County, KY. Jacob and David were two of Barbara's seven children by Abraham Lemons. (Source: Ancestry.com record contributed by Paula Jones.)
Two daughters of Abraham Hiestend married into the Lemmon family. Magdalene Hiestend / Hiestand married John Lemmon on February 14, 1800 in Green County, KY and Elizabeth Hiestend / Hiestand married Rudian Lemmon on February 14, 1800 in Green County, KY. Their daughter, Elizabeth Lemmon married Moses Skaggs on February 14, 1821.
***James Flournoy married Jane Skaggs, daughter of Archibald Skaggs. Thus, he and Daniel Haston married sisters. (Source: "Skaggs" family file in in public library at Columbia, KY.)
Source: Pages 101 of Adair County, KY Will Book C, Volume 1 (available at Columbia, KY courthouse).
|Inventory of Daniel Haston's Estate:
The following entry appears in the Adair County, KY court minutes for this
Source: Page 247 of Adair County, KY Court Minutes, Book D (available at Columbia, KY courthouse).
|Daniel Haston Estate Sale Examined:
More than five years after Daniel Haston died, his estate settlement
account, executed by Archibald Skaggs, was examined by county officials.
The general inventory had been sold for $105.97 and his land was sold for
$150.00. Archibald Skaggs, Daniel Haston's father-in-law and
executor of his estate, received $61.13 for "burying expenses and
trouble," $3.97 1/2 for 1820 & 1821 clerks fees paid, $5.00 for "E & E
levels account proven," and $2.50 for attorney fee.
Source: Page 254 of Adair County, KY Will Book C, Volume 1. (available at Columbia, KY courthouse)
|White County, TN
Marriage of Louisa:
Louisa Hastings (Haston) married Thomas Taylor Green on this date in
White County, TN. The Justice of the Peace who married them was
David Hastings, Esq. This was undoubtedly the senior Daniel Haston's
son, David Haston, who was a White County
Justice of the Peace at this time. This marriage record clearly
connects the Daniel Haston of Adair County, KY to the senior Daniel Haston
family of White County, TN. The exact relationship between the KY
"Daniel" and the White County, TN Haston family is yet to be determined,
Source: Family Bible record handed down through the Thomas Taylor Green family.
According to one Thomas Taylor Green family researcher, Louisa Haston Green was born August 15, 1811 in Adair County, KY (from the family Bible record) and died March 18, 1884. Thomas T. Green was born September 23, 1808 in KY (from the family Bible record) and died April 17, 1885. Thomas T. Green was the son of John Green, born March 16, 1775 in SC and died at an unknown time and place. He married "Martha," who was born July 28, 1788 in SC and died November 25, 1826. Thomas T. Green had one brother and three sisters:
Census records indicate that Thomas T. & Louisa (Eliza) Haston Green moved to Alabama sometime after their 1829 marriage in White County, TN. But just when and exactly where they first moved is a bit unclear. For example, the 1850 record seems to indicate (by the birth places of their children) that they remained in Tennessee until about 1840. However, census records for other years seem to contradict that and suggest that they moved to Alabama shortly after their marriage.
According to one Thomas Taylor Green researcher, there were seven children born to Thomas T. & Louisa (Eliza) Haston Green:
|Marriage of Daniel's Daughter,
Polly*: Polly Heston married
Matthew Vermillion on this date. Her "guardian," William Dudley,
signed a consent for her. Nicholas C. Robertson witnessed the
Apparently, this William Dudley was appointed to be Polly's "guardian" when her father, Daniel Haston, died in 1820. Who was this William Dudley and what was his relationship to the Adair County, KY Haston family? A man by this name purchased 200 acres on Russell Creek (where Daniel Haston's land was located) on January 10, 1798. The land was, at that time, in Green County, KY. Adair County was formed from Green County a couple of years later. (Source: Green County, KY, Book 2; Also, page 303 of The Kentucky Land Grants, volume 1, part 1, chapter IV "Grants South of Green River [1797-1866]"; The Counties of Kentucky) He also purchased one acre on August 15, 1829 on the fork of Russell Creek in Adair County. (Source: Adair County, KY, Book Y; Also, page 536 of The Kentucky Land Grants, volume 1, part 1, chapter VI "Kentucky Land Warrants [1816-1873]"; The Counties of Kentucky).
Question: If Polly Haston (Heston) had been the daughter of Chloe Skaggs Haston, would she not have been assigned to someone in the Skaggs family (such as Archibald Skaggs)? This may indicate that she was, indeed, the daughter of a second wife of Daniel Haston.
According to one researcher (Sheri S. Olson), Matthew Vermillion was born in 1805 in Amherst County, VA. He was the son of Robert Vermillion (b: 26 MAR 1785 in Amherst Co, VA) and Nancy Martha McGlasson (b: ABT 1786 in VA?). This record also indicates that he married "Polly Dudley" (apparently from the fact that William Dudley was Polly Haston's guardian).
In 1850, Matthew and Mary (Polly) Vermillion were living about 200 miles southwest of Chicago in Sangamon County, IL. Abraham Lincoln lived in the city of Springfield in this county at a later date. Source: Matthew Vermillion census record on page 223 of 1850 Federal Census for Sangamon County, IL.
According to the birth dates and places of their children, they had been in Illinois some where between 10-14 years. Matthew Vermillion purchased 4000 acres at $500 per acre on October 20, 1854. Source: Page 048 of Volume 819 of the Illinois Public Land Purchase Records, via. Ancestry.com.
*Source: Page 117 of Marriage Records of Adair County, KY 1802-1840, compiled by Ruth Paul Burdette (1975).
|Archibald Skaggs Adair County, KY Will:
Daniel Haston, and daughter Eliza (nickname for Louisa), were
mentioned in the will of Archibald Skaggs, Senior. Eliza only
inherited $1.00. Apparently, Archibald Skaggs (father-in-law of the
late Daniel Haston) owed Daniel Haston's heirs some money too, from an
unpaid debt. According to Daniel's 1820 will, he had
four surviving daughters at that time.
Why is only Eliza mentioned as Daniel's heir in the 1832 Archibald Skaggs
will? Perhaps she was the only daughter of Daniel born to Archibald
Skaggs' daughter, Chloe Skaggs. Perhaps the others were born to a
second wife of Daniel Haston.
Source: Pages 654-655 of Adair County, KY Will Book C, Volume 2. (available at Columbia, KY courthouse)