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1777
May 6

Birth Date:*  David was born during the Revolutionary War. The 1850 census of Van Buren Co, TN gives his birth state as Virginia.  Presumably, David himself reported this census information.  Dunmore (Shenandoah) County land records indicate that Daniel Haston was living on his brother's (Abraham Haston) land near the head of Passage Creek in Powell's Fort Valley (in the Massanutten Mountain between New Market and Luray, VA) during this time.  See the October 11, 1776 and May 18, 1779 entries in the timeline for the Hiestand family in Virginia.
*Source: David Haston's Bible records
1785
September 28
Margaret Roddy BornThe David Haston Bible record says that "Margrete Roddy was Borne September the 28, 1785."  
Source: David Haston's Bible records 
1798
April 12
David Convicted for Cutting Cows' Tails:  David and Joseph were tried for cutting the tails off of two horned cows belonging to Nathaniel Hays, whose fence was apparently insufficient to contain the cows.  David Hasting, Daniel Hasting and John Miller put up a total of $100 in bond money for David and Joseph.  Moses Roddy, Mary Ann Roddy, Eleanor Roddy, Wm. Haslet, Sr., Wm. Haslet, Jr., and Richard Cahell (spelling ?) are called to witness for the State and against David.  Daniel, David's father, made some kind of plea to the court.  David was found guilty and fined $5.00.  Joseph was acquitted.
Source:  State vs David Haston & Joseph Haston; Knox Co, TN County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions; Docket # 796/65 (1798).

Note:  See entry in Daniel Haston's timeline for more details.

1800
May 5
David Married Peggy (Margaret) Roddy:*  This marriage took place in Knox Co, TN and Isham (Isam) Bradley was the bondsman.  Isham Bradley married a Susana Matkocks (Maddox?) on May 13, 1798 in Blount Co, TN.  He moved his family to White Co with the Hastons, where he lived near them and interacted closely with them for several years.  David and Peggy named one of their sons after him.  Both David's and Isham's names are clearly signed on the marriage certificate.  David's bride is called "Peggy Roddy" on the document.  The David Haston family Bible record indicates that Peggy ("Margute") was born on September 28, 1785, thus she wasn't quite 15 years old when she married David.  The 1850 Federal Census says that she was born in North Carolina and that she was 64 years old at the time of the census.  Of course, all of what became East Tennessee was "North Carolina" prior to 1796, so there is no way of knowing if she was born in what is now Tennessee or what is still North Carolina.  The identity of Peggy (Margaret) Roddy is one of the perplexing mysteries of early Haston research.  There were numerous Roddy families (including the Roddys who were called to witness in the "cow tails" case above who were probably Haston neighbors) in East Tennessee at that time and a great deal of research has been conducted to identify her with one of those families, without any proven success.  See research hypotheses.
Source:*  Knox Co, TN Marriage Bonds for 1800.
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Note:  In the Woodson A. Hastain entry in the 1919 History of Henry County, MO by Uel W. Lamkin (page 446), Woodson's grandmother (mother of Daniel McCumskey Haston) is referred to as "Margaret M. (Roddy) Hastain.  What does the "M" stand for as her middle initial?

However, Woodson A. Hastain reported the wrong dates for the births of David (1772) and Peggy Roddy Haston (1775) - and that the Hastons were on English origin.  So, who knows if the "M" initial is accurate or not?
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Research Hypothesis Regarding Margaret Roddy's Background

Introduction:  In order to fully understand this hypothesis, you should read the page on this site that explains the mysterious relationship between the Haston-Roddy-McComisky families. 

Daniel McComisky of Baltimore Co, MD had a daughter named Margaret.  She was the sister of Mary McComisky who married Phillip Roddy.  Phillip & Mary ended up living near the Daniel Haston family in Knox Co, TN in the 1790s.

Hypothesis:  The Margaret Roddy that David Haston married was the daughter of Phillip & Mary McComisky Roddy and she was named for Mary's sister, Margaret.  All of Phillip's & Mary's daughters, with the exception of one (Rosannah), seem to have been named after Mary McComisky Roddy's sisters.  Read more about this naming pattern for the Phillip Roddy family.

John McComiskey's (son of Daniel McComisky, Sr.) 1819 will mentioned a John McComeskey Finley as being his (John's) nephew.*  Thus, at least one daughter of Daniel McComisk, Sr. gave the "McComisky" name as a middle name to her son.  It seems plausible that Margaret Roddy (Haston) may have done a similar thing of giving her maternal grandparents' surname as a middle name to two of her sons, Daniel McComisky/McCumsky Haston and David McComisky/McCumsky Haston
*Source:  Page 261 of Richard Green Waterhouse (1775-1827) by Elizabeth Waterhouse Layman (Wolfe City, TX: Henington Publishing Company, 1996)

Perhaps she received an inheritance from Daniel McComisky's estate but was represented by someone other than Richard G. Waterhouse.  She would have been married at the time of the estate settlement and would still have been in Knox Co, TN when Richard G. Waterhouse went to Baltimore to settle the estate for some of Phillip & Mary McComisky Roddy's children. 

The Daniel Haston family lived very (very!) near Richard G. Waterhouse, south of the Holston River opposite Knoxville.  But Waterhouse never mentions any of the Haston family members in his journal.  And a few years later, Waterhouse passed right by the Daniel Haston home in White County, TN but he does not mention stopping to see them.  Perhaps Daniel Haston's family did not want to associate with Richard G. Waterhouse.  If you read his journal, you would see why they might not want to associate with him closely.  He was an immoral womanizer who corrupted many young women in the neighborhood. 

1800
August 16
David Put Up Bond Money For Joseph:  In the Samuel Cowan vs Joseph Haston ("timothy lot") case, David, Joseph, and Daniel vouched for $2,000 in bond money to free Joseph.  David and Joseph signed the bond in their own handwriting, but Daniel signed by making his mark.  David's signature here was nearly identical to his signature on his marriage certificate of three months earlier.  Joseph was acquitted.  The case was settled on April 15, 1801.
Source:  Samuel Cowan vs Joseph Haston; Knox Co, TN Court Case File:  Docket # 138511235, April 1800. 
1801
September 1
First Child (Malinda) Born:*  Malinda married Arthur Mitchell in 1818.  She is thought to have died in Warren Co, TN but her date of death is unknown.  Arthur Mitchell, son of Spencer (Sr.) & Rachel Roberts Mitchell, was born on October 20, 1799 in Person County, NC.  He died on April 19, 1874 in Warren County, TN.  Arthur & Malinda were parents of nine children.
Source:*  David Haston's Bible records
& Cynthia Butler Mitchell

1802
October 28

David Purchased Land in Knox Co:  David purchased 111 acres from John Armstrong for $300 on this date.  The tract of land was located on the east fork of Grassy Creek, in an area north west of Knoxville known as Grassy Valley.
Source:  Knox Co, TN Real Estate Purchase,  pages 300 & 301 of Volume C, Volume in the original books;  Volume C, Volume 2 of the transcribed version.
1803 1803 Knox Co Tax List:  A David Hasston appeared on this list.  He owned 111 acres on Grassy (says "Grassey") Creek and his household had one "white poll."  He was in Captain Childs (probably should be "Chiles") Company.  The list was put together in 1804
Source:  Knox Co, TN Tax List for 1803
1803
January 11
Knox County, TN Jury Duty:  David Hasting served on a jury for these cases:  Thomas Humes vs James Watson and Stephen Haynes vs Joseph Ravenhill.  
Source:  Pages 100 & 103 of Records of Knox County, TN Record Book No. 4, 1802-1805 (WPA transcriptions).  Original pages 103 & 106.
1804
January 22
Second Child (Mary ["Polly"]) Born:  Mary (Polly) married William "Black Bill"
Lewis (son of William Lewis, Jr.)  in 1827.  This William Lewis was
born about 1805 in Pendleton District SC.  They named their first son "David" (b. 1828) and their second daughter "Margaret" (b. 1833). Margaret, the daughter, married William Newel Crain (who was a minister as per the 1880 census) on August 23, 1849 in Van Buren County.  Mary is thought to have died before 1862. 
Sources:  David Haston's Bible records (source of Mary's birth date). 
Descendants of William Lewis" by Mickey Dodson (White Co, TN - 1994).  Pages 167, 168, & 170 of Pioneer Lewis Families, Volume III, by Michael L. Cook (Cook Publications, 1981).
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Notes: 
(1) She was involved in a bastardy case at age 20.  See the October 15, 1824 entry below. 
(2) Remember that "Mary" was the name of Philip Roddy's wife.  She (Mary Roddy) was the daughter of Daniel McComiskey, Sr. of Baltimore, MD.  We don't know why David and Peggy Haston named their first daughter "Malinda," but the name "Mary" for their second daughter may suggest that Margaret/Peggy Roddy was indeed the daughter of Philip and Mary (McComiskey) Roddy.
1805
February 4
Knox Co, TN Road Work Oversight:  It was "Ordered that David Haston be overseer of the public road from the top of the Black Oak Ridge to Low Station, and that hands that formerly wraught under Josiah Armstrong do work thereon."  One year later, that position was assigned to John Chiles (see January 20, 1806 entry).
Source:  Page 53 of Knox County, TN Road Order Book, 1792-1891 (available on microfilm from Knox County, TN Archives in Knoxville).
1806 1806 Knox Co, TN Tax List:  David Haston appeared on this 1806 list as an owner of 111 acres in the Chiles Company.  His household was categorized as having 1 "free poll."
Source:  Page 8 from the 1806-1812 volume of the Knox Co, TN Tax List.
1806
January 20
Previous Knox Co, TN Road Work Assignment:  It was "Ordered that John Chiles be overseer of the public road from the top of the Black Oak ridge to Reed's Bridge and that the hands who formerly wrought under David Haston do work thereon."
Source:  Page 69 of Knox County, TN Road Order Book, 1792-1891 (available on microfilm from Knox County, TN Archives in Knoxville).
1806
June 11
Third Child (Willie B.) Born:*  According to the Haston Ridge web site (now defunct, previously owned and maintained by Dwight Haston of Spencer, TN), this oldest son of David and Peggy married (1) Tamsey Austin before 1825 and (2) Mary Durham on July 13, 1845 in Van Buren Co, TN.  The Haston Ridge site also says that he died on October 12, 1862 in Kentucky, but we know that some Haston researchers have confused this "Willie B." (David's son) with a grandson of Joseph, who had the same name and died at the Battle of Perryville, KY.  However, this (David's son) Willie B. Haston family appears on the 1860 Sebastian Co, Arkansas census.  He (W.B. Haston) was listed as being 54 years old, a farmer, and born in TN.  Mary, also from TN, was 35 years old.  Eight children (ages 1 month to 24 years) dependent on Willie B. and Mary  were included in the census.  It is interesting that two of Willie B.'s and Mary's children were named Margaret (age 7) and David (age 4).  Also, "William Haston" (age 35 years old) seems to have lived in the same house, along with his wife Nancy (age 30) and two young sons (ages 7 & 3).   According to this census, of the 14 total people living in this house, only 4 year old David was born in Arkansas.  The rest, including the children of William and Nancy, were born in TN.  So, Willie B. & Mary would have been in Arkansas (at this time) at least 4 years and less than 7 years.  However, some family records have the four children (of Willie B. and Mary) born between 1851-1860 as having been born in Arkansas.   

Was his middle name "Blount?"  See the notes on this possibility from the 1828 White County militia list and the 1851 Van Buren County court minutes.

Note:  As per Leslie Liddiard, "William" was William Dillard Haston, the oldest son of Willie B. and Tamsey Austin Haston.  He married Nancy Adaline Riddles on January 8, 1852 in Van Buren Co, TN.  
Source (of Willie B.'s birth date):*  David Haston's Bible records ;  Arkansas information from the 1860 Sebastian Co, AR census.

Note:  According to a May 7, 1860 Van Buren County court minutes entry, W.B. Cummings became the "guardian of Nancy Haston daughter of W.B. Haston and his former wife Tamsey Haston deceased."  Isaac T. Haston (younger brother of this W.B. Haston) served as a bondsman for this transaction.  If W.B. Haston and his second wife, Mary Durham Haston, had moved to Sebastian County, Arkansas (as per the 1860 census), why did Nancy remain behind?  Why did this transaction not take place prior to the time that W.B. & Mary moved to Arkansas?  This was probably the "Nancy" who appeared in the W.B. Hastion [sic] family on the 1850 census (Van Buren County, TN) and who was 10 years old at that time.  Thus, she would have been 20 years old at the time that W.B. Cummings became her guardian.  It is possible/likely that she chose to remind behind in Tennessee and was allowed to do so due to her age--one year or less from becoming a legal adult.
Source: Pages 398-399 of Van Buren, TN county court minutes for May 7, 1860 (June 1855-December 1860 book).  TSLA Microfilm #14 for Van Buren County, TN.

Question:  What did the "B" in Willie B. Haston's name stand for?  Did it stand for "Blount?"  Willie Blount, Governor of TN from 1809-1815, was the half brother of William Blount, who had been the territorial Governor of the Territory South of the Ohio River prior to Tennessee's statehood and was one of Tennessee's earliest senators.  In Knox County, the Hastons lived just across the river from Governor William Blount.

See Howard H. Hasting, Sr.'s material on this site for more information on this son of David and Margaret Haston.

1806
July 22
David's Name Not On White Co, TN Petition:  David (as later evidence indicates) was the most civic minded member of  Daniel's family, but his name does not appear on the July 22, 1806 petition for the formation of White Co, TN*.  Apparently he did not move to middle Tennessee at the same time that Daniel and Joseph moved there.  As the September 11 entry (below) indicates, David did not sell his Knox Co property until after the date on which the White Co, TN petition was signed.
*Source:  Petition for the Formation of White Co, TN, available through the Tennessee State Library and Archives as Legislative Petition # 5-1-1806.
1806
September 11
David Sold the Land on Grassy CreekDavid sold 111 acres to Ezekiel Baldwin for $490.  The deed was witnessed by Isaac Pruett and Isaac Johnson.  Presumably, David sold this land in preparation for his move to White Co, TN.
Source:  Knox Co, TN Real Estate Sale, page 280 of Volume MV2;  deed date, September 11, 1806;  filed on December 12, 1807.
1806
November 11
Jacob Neff (Nave) Estate Settlement:  David Haston was paid $1.00 for a role in the estate settlement of Jacob Neff / Knave in Knox Co, TN.  The WPA transcription says "for crying vendue" but the original document is unclear.  According to the 1828 Webster's Dictionary, a vendue was an "auction, a public sale of any thing by outcry [emphasis added], to the highest bidder."  Thus, David was probably the auctioneer for this estate auction, or the person who proclaimed notices about the upcoming auction.  David's friend, Isaac Prewet, also was paid for some role.  What was the relationship between this Jacob Neff and the Christina Nave who married Daniel Hiestend in Shenandoah Co, VA in 1773?
Source:  Original page 224 of Knox Co, TN Estate Book, Volume 1 (1792-1811).
About 1807 Move to White County, TN: David moved to White County, to join his father Daniel, his brother Joseph, and perhaps other family members, sometime between November 11, 1806 and February 10, 1808.  This timing is in harmony with a return trip from White County to the Knox County area that his brother, Joseph, may have made.  Perhaps Joseph led David to the new Haston home place in White County.  Daniel's wife (who was David's mother or stepmother) may have remained in Knox County until this time.
1808
February 10
Road Work Appointment in White County, TN:  David was one of the men "...appointed to lay off and mark a road the nearest and best way from where the Chickamogga trace crosses the White County line on Cumberland Mountain the nearest and best way that leads to Warren County line."  Joseph Smith, Isaac Midcalf, David Haston, William Brown, Joseph Cummings, and Joseph H. Creely comprised this road crew.  These men all lived in the same general area, along the Caney Fork River.  Note:  Joseph Haston married Sarah Creely
Source:  Original page 41 of abstracts of White County, Tennessee Minute Book 1806-1811 (presumably these are WPA abstracts).
1808
December 25
Fourth Child (Daniel MC.) Born:*   The Haston Ridge web site indicates that he married (1) Annie Green in 1827 (daughter of John & Rachel Mackey Green; John Green was an elder of the Big Fork Baptist Church)** and (2) Martha Jane Wade on June 10, 1839.  A published biographical sketch*** of his son, J.P. Hastain, says that "In 1834 the family (i.e. Daniel MC's family) removed to Missouri, and first located in Henry County, being among the pioneer settlers there."  A similar biographical sketch*** for another son of Daniel M. Hastain, P.D. (Pleasant Dawson) Hastain, also states that "Daniel M. Hastain was reared in Tennessee, but came to Missouri in 1834, locating in Henry County.  He...became one of the large landowners of that section."  This Daniel Hastain died on June 17, 1875 (or 1874 as per the P.D. Haston bio sketch) in Henry Co, MO.  In Missouri, the spelling of Haston was changed to Hastain and the community where he lived was given the name Hastain.
Sources:
David Haston's Bible records  
**NSDAR record #108279
***Page 1133 of  History of St. Clair County Missouri (Published 1883 by the National Historical Company).  ***Page 440 of Biographical Records of Johnson and Pettis Counties, Missouri (published in 1895 by Chapman Publishing Company of Chicago; F 472, JE P8 in Library of Congress)

Notes:  The Thomas J. Hastain, W.T. Hastain, & two Woodson A. Hastain biographical entries on the Henry County, MO RootsWeb.Ancestry.com site provide several interesting references to Daniel M. (or McC. or McCumskey) Hastain.

Daniel MC Hasting appeared on the 1832 White County, TN tax list, apparently living near his father in law (John Green) in the Lost Creek area of upper Hickory Valley.  He owned 50 aces.  His name was clearly written as "Daniel MC."  He also appeared on the 1833 & 1834 tax lists for the same area.

Move to Henry County, MO
Rev. Henry Avery was the first white permanent settler in the area that became Henry County, MO.  He married Elizabeth Green, daughter of John Green of White County, TN.  John Green was a minister of the Big Fork Baptist Church for many years.

This means that Rev. Henry Avery and Daniel M.C. Haston (who later changed surname spelling to Hastain) married sisters, daughters of John Green.  Shortly after Henry Avery settled in Henry County, MO, Daniel M.C. Haston apparently joined him.  William M. Doyle (son of James H. Doyle who lived very near the Big Fork Baptist Church) also went to Henry County, MO with the Avery family.  Rev. Henry Avery was a pioneer hero and cherished Baptist minister in early Henry County, MO.

Source: Pages 492-496 of The History of Henry and St. Clair Counties, Missouri (St. Joseph, MO: National Historical Company, 1883).  There are numerous other references to Rev. Henry Avery in this book.

 
Settlement of (Rev.) John Green's Estate
When Daniel MC Haston's father-in-law, John Green, died in the early 1850s, it appears that Daniel MC Haston traveled from Henri [Henry] Co, MO (where he then lived) back to White Co, TN to claim the inheritance for various heirs of John Green.  These heirs were scattered in Missouri, California, & the Oregon Territory.  These heirs were probably his (David MC Haston's) children.
Primary Source: Recorded in "An Old Book in White County Courthouse--Powers of Attorney, Guardians, Etc." (as of 2003, the location of this book was unknown by White Co, TN records guardians); Secondary Source: Frame #002129 of microfilm AC # 1421-3 of the Charles Leonard Papers from TSLA.  Information said to also be in the White Co, TN Chancery Court records for 1854-1857.

See Howard H. Hasting, Sr.'s material on this site for more information on this son of David and Margaret Haston.

1809
February 13
Grand Jury Duty:  David was a member of "the Grand Jury empannelled and sworn for the County of White."  Isham Bradley (bondsman for David's marriage in Knox Co) was also a member of this jury.
Source:  Original page 80 of abstracts of White County, Tennessee Minute Book 1806-1811 (presumably these are WPA abstracts).

1809
February 15

Witnessed Isham Bradley Land Transaction:  David Hastin, Joseph Hastin, Jacob Mitchell, and John Miller were witnesses for a sale of 50 acres that Isham Bradley made to Charles Mitchell for $400.  The land was on the Big Spring Branch.  Isham Bradley earlier acquired the land from the state of TN through Grant # 529.  
Source:  Page 69 of Volume B of Deeds, White Co, TN.
1809
February 15
David Purchased Land in White Co, TN:  David purchased 50 acres of land from his brother Joseph for $200, on the same day that they both witnessed the Isham Bradley to Charles Mitchell deal (see above).  Joseph had acquired this land through TN land grant # 550.  The land adjoined property owned by Isham Bradley and Jacob Mitchell.  Isham Bradley, Charles Mitchell, and John Miller witnessed the transaction.
Source:  Pages 107-109, Volume B, Deeds of White Co, TN Indenture for February 15, 1809.
1809
August 15
Jury Duty:  David's name appears four times in this day's court minutes, related to various court cases for which he served as a juryman.
Source:  Original pages 111-113 of abstracts of White County, Tennessee Minute Book 1806-1811 (presumably these are WPA abstracts).
1809
November 14
Joseph-David Land Purchase "Proven" in Court:  The 50 acres purchase of land that David made from his brother, Joseph, was "proven in court by the oaths of Isham Bradley and Charles Mitchell and admitted to record."  It was registered at this time, although the deed was recorded on February 15 of the same year (see above).
Source:  Original page 124 of abstracts of White County, Tennessee Minute Book 1806-1811 (presumably these are WPA abstracts).
1809
November 14
David "Proves" Isham Bradley's Sale of Land to Charles Mitchell:  Earlier in this same year, on February 15, David and Jacob Mitchell had witnessed a sale of land from Isham Bradley to Charles Mitchell.  As per the November 14 court record, "...this day [the transaction was] proven in open court by the oaths of David Haston and Jacob Mitchell and ordered to be recorded."  It was then officially registered.
Source:  Original page 124 of abstracts of White County, Tennessee Minute Book 1806-1811 (presumably these are WPA abstracts).
1809
November 17
Summoned to Jury Duty for February 1810 Session:  David was summoned as one of the "persons to attend at the Court house in said County [of White] on the second Monday in February next to serve as Jurors."  Among the others summoned were Robert Gamble and John Scoggins (later to become two of the first elders of Union Presbyterian Church), Hercules Ogles, Stephen Crain, Isaac Pruett, Andrew McBride, Christopher Steakley, Isaac Brown.  These men probably lived near the Hastons.
Source:  Original page 134 of abstracts of White County, Tennessee Minute Book 1806-1811 (presumably these are WPA abstracts).
1810
February 12
Jury Duty:  As per the earlier summons (November 17, 1809), David reports for jury duty in this February 1810 County Court session but there is no evidence that he was actually empanelled as a juryman from among the larger group summoned. 
Source:  Original page 136 of abstracts of White County, Tennessee Minute Book 1806-1811 (presumably these are WPA abstracts).
1810
February 13
Road Work AssignmentIt was "Ordered by Court that Joseph Smith, Esqr. David Haston, William Preuitt, Henry Holt, and Jacob Mitchell be appointed to review and straighten the present road leading from Bledsoe County to Warren County to commence at a point near David Haston's field and to intersect the present road East of Joseph Smith's at the most convenient place and make report thereof to the next Court, and the same is ordered accordingly."  So, we know that this Bledsoe Co to Warren Co road ran by David Haston's field.
Source:  Original page 144 of abstracts of White County, Tennessee Minute Book 1806-1811 (presumably these are WPA abstracts).
1810
May 15
Road Assignment Report:  "Present to an order of this Court at February term 1810 for reviewing and straightening the road leading from David Haston's to intersect the road East of Joseph Smith, the reviewers for that purpose appointed this day exhibited their report which was received and established. It is, therefore by the Court ordered that the Overseer of the old road, do open and keep in repair the road as marked by the reviewers aforesaid and that the usual hands to ____ the same, and it is ordered accordingly &/c.
Source:  Original pages 156-157 of abstracts of White County, Tennessee Minute Book 1806-1811 (presumably these are WPA abstracts).
1810
May 16
Summoned to September 1810 Circuit Court Jury Duty:  David was "named to attend as Jurors at the Honorable the Circuit Court for to be holden in the County of White at the Court house in Sparta on the first Monday in September next."  In addition to David, some of the others summoned were John Bryan, William Burden, John White, Nicholas Gillentine, Isaac Medcalf, and Joseph Smith.
Source:  Original page 162 of abstracts of White County, Tennessee Minute Book 1806-1811 (presumably these are WPA abstracts).
1810
May 19
Road Work Appointment:  It was "Ordered by the Court that Jacob Stipe, David Haston, Jacob Mitchell, William Brown, Christopher Steakley, Spencer Mitchell and Nicholas Gillentine be appointed to review lay off and Mark a road the nearest and best way from David McDaniels passing by John Whites so as to intersect a road leading by Joseph Smiths, East of where he lives and the same is ordered accordingly."
Source:  Original page 177 of abstracts of White County, Tennessee Minute Book 1806-1811 (presumably these are WPA abstracts).
1810
November 13
Road Work Report:  On November 13, 1810 it was "Ordered by Court that the road reviewed and marked from David McDaniels passing by John Whites so as to entersect a road leading by Joseph Smith's East of his residence be established and the same is ordered accordingly.  David's name doesn't appear in the abstract for this entry, but he was part of this road crew as assigned on May 19 of the same year.
Source:  Original page 197 of abstracts of White County, Tennessee Minute Book 1806-1811 (presumably these are WPA abstracts).
1810 or 1811 David Was Church Clerk:  "The Cumberland Presbyterian congregation met in Old Union Church which was organized about 1811 by Rev. William Barnett.  Spence Mitchell, Robert Gamble, and Jesse Scoggins were the first elders, and David Haston was the first clerk."  (See map locations of Old Union and David Haston's home place.)
Source of the above quotation:  Page 174 of Heritage of White County, 1806-1999 (Waynesville, NC: County Heritage, Inc., 1999.
Primary source (from which the Heritage of White County information was taken):  Minutes of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Union Congregation, White Co. Tenn.  A September 1, 1883 entry summarized the congregation's history.  The church clerk who wrote this entry was C.T. (Charles Thomas) Haston, the grandson of David Haston and son of William Carroll Haston.
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Note 1:  This church was situated just across from and north of the Caney Fork River from where the early Hastons lived.  The date for the founding of this church is sometimes given as 1810.  An 1898 source* says that "Both David and Margaret Haston of Van Buren were active members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and before a house of worship was erected in their community, services were often held in their home."  This reference may indicate that the Old Union church got its start in David's home, or in his home and the homes of other early settlers.  Since David and Peggy arrived in White Co by (at least) early 1809, the church may have roots even earlier than 1810.  There are some questions regarding David Haston's continuing affiliation with Old Union.
*Source:  Page 272 of Memorial and Biographical Record of the Cumberland Region (Chicago: Ogle and Co., 1898). 

Note 2:  It is interesting that the Big Fork Baptist Church existed at this time and was much closer to the Haston family (and did not require crossing the Caney Fork River) than the Presbyterian church that was located north of the Caney Fork River on land owned by Spencer Mitchell.  There is evidence that Daniel Haston's family was affiliated with Baptist churches back in Virginia as well as in East Tennessee.  Did David, and perhaps other family members, align with Presbyterians while they were in Knox County?  The Presbyterians were definitely the majority denomination at that time in Knox County. Did he affiliate with the Church of Christ later in his life?
1811 The First White County, TN Census (List of Taxable Inhabitants):  David Hastin and Joseph Hastin appeared in the list for Captain Isaac Pruett's* Company of Militia as taken and returned by Joseph Smith, Esq. on January 1, 1812.  Daniel's name does not appear on this list.  Perhaps Daniel was too old to be considered a "taxable inhabitant" on the militia census.  One transcribed source (Pioneers of White Co, TN by W.J.H. Phillips; TN 976.89 White PHI) says that these names are David Harton and Joseph Hastin, but the original document clearly reads "David Hastin" and "Joseph Hastin."
Source:  Property and Poll Tax, 1811-1815 / 1821-1825; in the White County Court Clerk's office in Sparta, TN.  (not transcriptions, but copies of original books)
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*Question:  Is this Captain Isaac Pruett the same man who witnessed David's sale of Knox Co land just a few years earlier?  (see the September 11, 1806 entry above)  
1811 White County, TN Tax List:  David Hastin appeared on this list of taxable property and polls, in the bounds of Captain Isaac Pruett's militia company.  He owned 50 acres "by grant" on Caney Fork.  His total tax bill for the year was .75, which included .18 3/4 for "State Tax" and 56 1/4 for "County Tax."  He was charged for one "white poll," but was not charged for any "black polls" (owned no slaves), nor "steed horses," nor "retail stores," nor "town lots."
Source:  Property and Poll Tax, 1811-1815 / 1821-1825; in the White County Court Clerk's office in Sparta, TN.  (not transcriptions, but copies of original books)
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Note:  One transcribed source (Pioneers of White Co, TN by W.J.H. Phillips (TN 976.89 White PHI); found in the White Co, TN public library) spells the name "Daniel Hartin" and has Joseph's name as "Joseph Hastin" and David's as "David Hartin."  In the original source, they surname spellings seem to be consistent as "Hastin."

Note:  From the White Co, TN tax lists we learn that none of the early White Co Hastons (Daniel, David, Joseph, & Isaac) ever owned slaves, although their neighbors sometimes did.

1811
February 15
Appointed to Appraise Property Values:  It was "Ordered by Court that the following persons be appointed to value property To wit: ...David Haston, Thomas Meek and John Ogle in the bounds of Capt Joseph Smith's Company."
Source:  Original page 231 of abstracts of White County, Tennessee Minute Book 1806-1811 (presumably these are WPA abstracts).
1811
March 14
Fifth Child (Isham Bradley) Born:*  Isham Bradley Haston (Hastain) married
Rebecca Streakley (Steakley) on October 9, 1834.  He died February 16, 1867 in Hickory Co,  MO. (as per Haston Ridge web site)  In 1850 he was living in the same district of Hickory County, MO where his namesake, Isham Bradley, lived in the early 1840s.  Read more.
Source:*  David Haston's Bible records

Note 1:  Isham B. Haston became one of the early Justices of the Peace for Van Buren County, TN, very soon after its founding in 1840. 
Sources: Page 1 of Van Buren County TN Court Minutes, April 1840 session and page 11 of same source, June 1840 session. 
Note 2: He was a Judge in Hickory County, MO in 1862. 
Source: Page 240 of Goodspeed's History of Hickory County, MO (1889).

1811
August 12
Paid for One Day of Jury Duty:  It was ordered by the Court that David Haston (among others for various amounts of jury duty) should be paid for a 1d (one day) juror ticket.  It appears that payment for one day of jury duty was worth about 85 cents.
Source:  Original page 278 of abstracts of White County, Tennessee Minute Book 1806-1811 (presumably these are WPA abstracts).
1812
January 15
David Witnessed a Sale of Land:  David Haston, Woodson P. White*, and William Glenn witnessed a sale of 100 acres of Grant # 3496 by Nathan Woods to Margaret Boyed (spelling?).
Source:  Page 108 of Volume D, Deeds of White Co, TN.
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*Note:  Woodson P. White was the son of John White, supposedly the first white settler in White Co, TN.  The county, it has been (traditionally) believed, was named after John White.  The Whites lived across (that is, north of) the Caney Fork River from the Haston families.  As "the crow flies" only a mile or so separated the Whites and the Hastons.  John White, also a Revolutionary War veteran, claimed to have been born in Amelia Co, VA.  
1812
January 16
David Purchased More Land:  David purchased 50 acres from Charles Mitchell for $610.  This was the same tract of land (TN Grant # 529) that Isham Bradley had sold to Mitchell (for $400) on September 26, 1808.  David Haston was a witness to the Bradley to Mitchell deal (see above).  It was located in the 3rd District on Big Springs Branch.
Source:  Page 50 of Volume E, Deeds of White Co, TN.
1812
February 10
Appointed Road Crew Overseer:  It was "Ordered by Court that David Hastin be appointed overseer of the road leading from Sequache to McMinnville, from the top of the Mountain near Cranes, to the house of a joseph Smith, and that Nicholas Gillentine Esqr. furnish a list of hands to work there on, and that he keeps the same in repair as the law required. -Issd. Feby.18th, 1812."
Source:  Original page 61 of WPA abstracts of 1811-1812 White County, Tennessee Court Minutes.  (There appears to be two different records for this entry on back to back pages.)
1812
February 15
Summoned to Jury Duty at Next Court Session:  David Hastin and some of his neighbors, John White, John Scoggins, Jnr., and Isaac Brown, were "appointed as Jurors to attend the Next term of this Court."
Source:  Original page 110 of WPA abstracts of 1811-1812 White County, Tennessee Court Minutes.
Note:  On this same page (original page 110), it was recorded that Abraham Shepherd, the commanding Revolutionary War colonel of the 10th NC Regiment, owned tracts of land on the Caney Fork River for which taxes were unpaid.  This is the same man under whom Lt. (later called "Colonel") William Faircloth served.  Faircloth was the man who issued Daniel's Revolutionary War land grant.  There is some speculation (but no hard evidence) that Daniel Haston might have served in this 10th NC Regiment under Col. Sheppard/Shepherd and Lt. William Faircloth. 
1812
May 11
Appointed to Road Work Crew:  It was "Ordered by Court that Thomas Bronson be appointed overseer of the road from Robert Gamble to Joseph Smith and that he keep the same in repair agreeable to law and that Nicholas Gillentine and Joseph Smith Esqr. be appointed to apportion the hands, amongst said Thomas Bronson, David Hastin, and John Hill, so as to keep in order their respective roads, and it is ordered accordingly."
Source:  Original page 119 of WPA abstracts of 1811-1812 White County, Tennessee Court Minutes.
1812
August 10
Purchased 50 Acres:  On this day Charles Mitchell conveyed 50 acres of land to David Hastin.  The conveyance "Was this day proven in open Court by the oaths of Nicholas Gillentine and Nathan Woods."  This was probably the same tract of land that Isham Bradley sold to Charles Mitchell in 1809.
Source:  Original page 185 of WPA abstracts of 1811-1812 White County, Tennessee Court Minutes.
1812
August 10
or 11
Authorized to Purchase Road Work Tools:  It was "Ordered by Court David Hastin, John Hill, and Peter Carter Overseer of the road leading from Sequache Valley to the Warren County line, be authorised [sic] to procure one Sledge Hammer, one crow bar, and one set of blowing tools, for the purpose of removing the rocks out of said road..."
Source:  Original page 203 of WPA abstracts of 1811-1812 White County, Tennessee Court Minutes.
1812
November 5
David Witnessed Another Land Transaction:  Joseph Cummings, David Haston, and Nathan Woods witnessed a sale of 50 acres land by John Smallman (Smallwood?) to Nicholas Gillentine.  It was located in the 1st District, 1st Range, and 10th Section on the south side of Caney Fork in Beech Cove.  On the 9th day of this same month, David "proved" this deed by oath in open court.
Source:  Page 73 of Volume E, Deeds of White Co, TN (on microfilm roll White Co, TN #61 from TSLA).
1812 White County, TN Tax List:  Daniel Hastin, David Hastin, and Joseph Hastin appeared on this "taxable property and polls" list in the bounds of Captain Isaac Pruett's Company of Militia.  The listing was taken by Joseph Smith, Esq.  David's total tax was .50 (.25 for state tax and for county tax).  It seems that the county tax rate dropped from the previous year, in spite of having doubled the size of his farm.  His land holdings had increased to 100 acres, from 50 acres.  Again, he was charged for one white poll.
Source:  Property and Poll Tax, 1811-1815 / 1821-1825; in the White County Court Clerk's office in Sparta, TN.  (not transcriptions, but copies of original books)
Online reference:  White Co, TN 1812 Tax List (microfilm roll 123, book 1812)
1813
Signed Two Contradictory Petitions:  David Haston signed a petition from Peter Hoodenpile to the TN General Assembly to be permitted to create a toll turnpike from Bledsoe County into White, Warren, and other counties of TN.
Source:  28-3-1831 1-3 of 1812-1813 TN Legislative Petitions (TSLA Legislative Petitions Microfilm # 4)

In the same year, David Haston signed a petition from the citizens of White County, TN to the TN General Assembly to overturn the earlier petition by Peter Hoodenpile to build a toll turnpike from Bledsoe County courthouse across the Cumberland Mountain.  The person who drafted the petition apparently transcribed all of the signatures into his own handwriting.  No specific date is stated in the document.
Source:  21-3-1831 1-4 of 1812-1813 TN Legislative Petitions (TSLA Legislative Petitions Microfilm # 4)

1813
February 8
Sixth Child (Thomas C.) Born:*  This son of David married Margaret ?
around 1833.  He and Margaret and four of their eight children died or disappeared
in Butler Co, MO around 1853. (as per the Haston Ridge web site)
Source:*  David Haston's Bible records

See Howard H. Hasting, Sr.'s material on this site for more information on this son of David and Margaret Haston.

1813 White County, TN Tax List:  Daniel Hastin, David Hastin, and Joseph Hastin appeared on this "taxable property and polls" list in the bounds of Captain Isaac Pruett's Company of Militia.  The listing was taken by Nicholas Gillentine, Esq.  David's total tax was 1.00.  Three additional taxes (county purposes tax, court house tax, & poor tax) were added this year.   He still had 100 acres, listed as being on Big Spring.  Again, he was only charged for one white poll.
Source:  Property and Poll Tax, 1811-1815 / 1821-1825; in the White County Court Clerk's office in Sparta, TN.  (not transcriptions, but copies of original books)
1814
November 13
to
May 13, 1815
War of 1812 SubstituteDavid chose not to go to war in the War of 1812.  He was 37 years old and had six children to feed by 1814.  Instead, he paid a William Jones to go in his place.  That was a perfectly honorable and legal thing to do at the time.  William Jones enlisted in November of 1812.  The record reads:

J [for alphabetical listing]  3 [for 3rd Regiment] (Roulston's) W. Tenn. Militia
William Jones, Pvt, Capt. Daniel Newman's Company, 3 Reg't Tenn. Militia
(War of 1812.) Appears on Company Muster Roll for Nov. 13, 1814, when mustered into service, to May 13, 1815.
Remarks and alterations since last muster:  Substitute in the room of David Heaston  22 Nov, 1814.

Another record shows that he was paid 8 dollars per month (total of 48 dollars).

The dates and the regiment match the record of Isaac's War of 1812 service (see Isaac's timeline).  Thus, William Jones and Isaac Haston probably enrolled, served, and were discharged together.  We know that Isaac participated in the Battle of New Orleans.  Daniel Newman was a citizen (and militia Captain) in White County, TN.

A William Jones witnessed David Haston's sale of 111 acres in Knox County, TN in 1806.  Was this the same man?

Source:  War of 1812 Records for William Jones (available for a fee from Genealogy Quest)
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Question:  Why is there no record of Joseph Haston's participation in the War of 1812, or of a substitute who replaced him?

1814 White County, TN Tax List:  Daniel Hastin, David Hastin, and Joseph Hastin appeared on this "taxable property and polls" list in the bounds of Captain Isaac Pruett's Company of Militia.  The listing was taken by Nicholas Gillentine, Esq.  David's total tax was .56 1/4.  The three additional taxes (county purposes tax, court house tax, & poor tax) that were added in the previous year no longer existed.   He still had 100 acres, listed as being on Big Spring.  Again, he was charged only for one white poll.
Source:  Property and Poll Tax, 1811-1815 / 1821-1825; in the White County Court Clerk's office in Sparta, TN.  (not transcriptions, but copies of original books)
1815
May 9
Seventh Child (David McComesky) Born:*  David Mc. Haston married Parmeely? and died before 1900.  (as per Haston Ridge web site)  We have no documented proof for the middle name of this son of David, but he is clearly referred to in some public records as David Mc. Haston / Hastain.  Some Haston researchers have referred to this son as "David McComesky Haston."  It has generally been thought that the McComesky name is a key to learning about Daniel's ancestors or the maiden name of Daniel's wife.  We do know that there is a strong possibility that Daniel's family was in some way associated or related to Daniel McComisky who died in Baltimore, MD around 1789.  That Daniel McComisky was the grandfather of the Roddy children who, apparently, lived near Daniel Haston's family in Knox Co (Moses, Rosana, & Mary Ann Roddy who were summoned to witness against David Haston in the "cow tails" case).
Source:*  David Haston's Bible records

Note:  "David M.C. Haston" appears on the 1836 White County, TN tax list in District 15, where his father lived.  He owned no land and this was the first appearance of his name of the tax list, that we have found.  In 1836, he would have become 21 years old.  He appears frequently in the early Van Buren County court minutes until July 1851.

See Howard H. Hasting, Sr.'s material on this site for more information on this son of David and Margaret Haston.

1815 White County, TN Tax List:  Daniel Hastin, David Hastin, Joseph Hastin, and Isaac Hastin appeared on this "taxable property and polls" list in the bounds of Captain William Denny's Company.  The listing was taken by N. Gillentine, Esq.  David's total tax was .62 1/2.  The poor tax returned this year.   He still had 100 acres, listed as being on Big Spring.  Again, he was charged for one white poll.
Source:  Property and Poll Tax, 1811-1815 / 1821-1825; in the White County Court Clerk's office in Sparta, TN.  (not transcriptions, but copies of original books)
1816 White County, TN Tax List:  Daniel Hastin, David Hastin, Joseph Hastin, and Isaac Hastin appeared on this "taxable property and polls" list in the bounds of Captain William Denny's Company of Militia.  The listing was taken by Nicholas Gillentine, Esq.  David's total tax was .62 1/2.  David still owned the 100 acres on Big Spring.  Again, he was charged for one white poll.
Source:  Property and Poll Tax, 1816-1818; in the White County Court Clerk's office in Sparta, TN.  (not transcriptions, but copies of original books)

1817
September 20

Eighth Child (Loucinda L.) Born:*  Loucinda L. Haston was either married to an unknown Mr. Moore or had an illegitimate child (Edward Cyrus Moore Haston) by him.  This child was reared by David and Peggy Haston when she married Abraham Greenville Trogden, Sr. (born 1805 in Ohio; died before December 4, 1854) in Van Buren Co, TN, soon after the death of Mr. Trogden's first wife, Mary K. Hinds.  Mary K. Hinds Trogden died in 1849, leaving Abraham (Sr.) with a large family and an infant child, Abraham Greenville Trogden (Jr.) who was born on August 4, 1849.  Loucinda died on December 2, 1902 in Maxwell, (of Franklin County), TN.  In the 1900 Warren Co, TN census, Loucinda stated that she was the mother of one child born, and no children living.
Source:*  David Haston's Bible records
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Note:  This Loucinda, daughter of David & Peggy Haston, should not be confused with Loucinda Lou Haston, born about 1847.  The 1847-born Loucinda Haston was the daughter of Wiley B. Haston (brother of the older Loucinda L. Haston) and Mary Durham, Wiley B's second wife.  Thus, she was David and Peggy Haston's granddaughter.  This younger Loucinda Lou Haston, daughter of Wiley B. Haston, married Abraham Greenville Trogden, Jr. (b. August 4, 1849), the son of the elder Abraham Trogden (1805-1854).  This couple was married in Van Buren Co, TN on April 21, 1870.
Source:  A.G. Trogdan to Lou Haston, Van Buren Co, TN Marriage Book II, page 16.

Major source for this section,  Lynn Schiller.
  See the imagrissom.com site for information on both Loucinda Hastons and Abraham Trogdens.

See Howard H. Hasting, Sr.'s material on this site for more information on this daughter of David and Margaret Haston.

1817 White County, TN Tax List:  Daniel Hasting, David Hasting, Joseph Hasting, and Isaac Hasting appeared on this "taxable property and polls" list in Captain Jesse Scoggon's Company of Militia.  The listing was taken by William Denny, Esq.  David's total tax was 1.34.  A bridge tax was assessed this year.  He still owned the 100 acres, now being listed as on the Caney Fork.  Again, he was charged for one white poll.
Source:  Property and Poll Tax, 1816-1818; in the White County Court Clerk's office in Sparta, TN.  (not transcriptions, but copies of original books)
Note:  Apparently a bridge was built at about this time.  Did it span the Caney Fork or Cane Creek?
1818 White County, TN Tax List:  David Haston, Joseph Haston, and Isaac Haston appeared on this "taxable property and polls" list in Captain Scoggon's Company.  The listing was taken by William Denny, Esq.  Daniel Haston was not mentioned, but Isaac appears on the list with 150 acres.  David's total tax was .87 1/2.  A court house tax was assessed this year.  David's 100 acres was said to have been on Cane Creek.  He was charged with one white poll.
Source:  Property and Poll Tax, 1816-1818; in the White County Court Clerk's office in Sparta, TN.  (not transcriptions, but copies of original books)

1819
October 25

Ninth Child (Margrete [Peggy]) Born:*  Nothing more is known about this daughter. (as per Haston Ridge web site)
Source:*  David Haston's Bible records

See Howard H. Hasting, Sr.'s material on this site for more information on this daughter of David and Margaret Haston.

1820

Federal Census:  A David Hasting household is included on this census.  There are three males under the age of 10 [these would have been Isham Bradley, Thomas C., & David McComesky], two males between the ages of 10 to 16 [Willie B. & Daniel McComesky], no males in the age 16 to 26 category, one male (presumably David) in the 26 to 45 age range, and one male over 45 years oldWho was this male that was over 45 years old?  It doesn't seem to have been David's father, Daniel, since there was a Daniel Haston household consisting of a male and a female in this over 45 category.  If the 1777 birth date is correct, David would have been 43 years old in 1820.  David's household also included two females under the age of 10 [Loucinda & Margrete], one female between 10 and 16 [Mary "Polly"], one female in the ages 16 to 26 category [Malinda], one female who was somewhere between 26 and 45 years old (presumably Peggy), and no females over 45 years old.  The record indicates that there were no slaves in the household.  Although the census does not name the children, it does perfectly account for all nine of David's and Peggy's children born up to this time.  The census ages match the dates of birth given in the David Haston family Bible.
Source:  Federal Census of 1820 for White Co, TN
1820
July 18
Appointed to County Court Jury Duty:  David Haston appeared in the county court for jury duty and was "elected and sownr [sworn?] as Jury of Grand inquest for the body of the county of white..."  David's neighbor, Daniel Dale, was also on this jury.
Source:  Original page 13 of the WPA abstracts of the White County, Tennessee Minute Book, 1820.
1820
July 22
Summoned for Circuit Court Jury Duty:  David Haston and others were "summoned as Jurors to attend at the September term of the Circuit..."
Source:  Original page 80 of the WPA abstracts of the White County, Tennessee Minute Book, 1820.
1821
January
Appeared on a list of debtors:  David Hastings appeared on an inventory of debts owed to a deceased Lawson Nourse, who was one of the earliest physicians in Sparta, TN.  He was on the "Good Debt" section of the list for a $2.00 debt.  There are approximately 800 names on the list.
Source:  Page 232 or 262 of Inventory and Wills, 1810-1828; White County, TN (original book in the White Co County Court Clerk Office in Sparta, TN)
1821
August 24
Tenth Child (James W.) Born:*  James W. married Jane Shockley on October 14, 1841 in Van Buren Co.  He died in 1858 in Van Buren Co.  (as per Haston Ridge web site)
Source:*  David Haston's Bible records

Note:  James W. Haston was credited with one pole (poll at .80) in the October 1861 court session.  Apparently he was living at that time.  Or could he have been credited posthumously for a poll tax that he paid prior to his death?
Source:  Page 84 of the Van Buren County, TN county court minutes - October 1861.  TSLA microfilm #14 for that county.

See Howard H. Hasting, Sr.'s material on this site for more information on this son of David and Margaret Haston.

1821 White County, TN Tax List:  Daniel Hasting, David Hasting, Joseph Hasting, and Isaac Hasting appeared on this "taxable property and polls" list in Captain Scoggon's "old" Company.  The listing was taken by Nicholas Gillentine, Esq.  David's total tax was 2.91 3/4.  In addition to state, county, and poor taxes, a juror tax and a bridge & jail tax were assessed.  David's 100 acres were said to have been on Big Spring.  As usual, he was charged for one white poll.
Source:  Property and Poll Tax, 1811-1815 / 1821-1825; in the White County Court Clerk's office in Sparta, TN.  (not transcriptions, but copies of original books)
1822 White County, TN Tax List:  David Hasting, Joseph Hasting, and Isaac Hasting appeared on this "taxable property and polls" list in Captain Parker's Company.  The listing was taken by N. Gillentine, Esq.  As on the 1818 tax list, Daniel does not appear, but Isaac appears with the 150 acres on Big Spring.  David's total tax was 2.50.  His 100 acres were said to have been situated on Big Spring.  As usual, he was charged for one white poll.
Source:  Property and Poll Tax, 1811-1815 / 1821-1825; in the White County Court Clerk's office in Sparta, TN.  (not transcriptions, but copies of original books)
1822
January 22
Jury duty: David Hasten (WPA transcription spelling) served as a juror for this county court session.
Source:  Original page 365 of WPA transcriptions of White Co, TN Minute Book 6, 1820-1823.
1822
July 15
Appointed for road work:  David Hastin (WPA transcription spelling) was appointed to work on the road "leading from Robert Gambles to a branch on top of the mountain East of William Crains..."  "Isaac Hastin" and others who lived near the Hastons (example, Aquila Nearn, Jesse Brown, Isaac Brown, Wyatt Ogle, Wm. Brown, Robert Gamble, et. al.) were appointed to the same project.
Source:  Original page 469 of WPA transcriptions of White Co, TN Minute Book 6, 1820-1823.
1822
July 20
Appointed as an election judge:  David Hasting (WPA transcription spelling) was appointed, along with Robt. Gamble, Isaac Plumber [sic], as a judge "to hold the money elected for com at McElhineys."
Source:  Original page 511 of WPA transcriptions of White Co, TN Minute Book 6, 1820-1823.
1822
October 14
Appointed Justice of Peace:  David Hasting (and James Townsend, John W. Gleason, Stephen Palmer, & William McKinney) "produced in open Court a Commission signed by his Excellency William Carroll, Governor, of the State of Tennessee countersigned by David Graham Esqr. Secretary of State, commissions them as Justice of the peace for said County."  The record further states that David and the others "severally took the oaths required by law, and Thereunto are permitted to act as Justices of the peace in and for the County of White, and as Justices of the Courts of pleas and quarter sessions in Said County."
Sources:  Original page 515 of the WPA transcribed White Co, TN Minute Book 6, 1820-1823.  On page 193/186 (both numbers appear on the page) of Tennessee Commission Book 4 from the Tennessee State Library and Archives "David Hasting" and four other men are listed as having been commissioned as Justices of the Peace for White Co; the date was August 23, 1822.
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Note:  From this point on, David appears often in the court records as a Justice of the Peace.  At the end of each day of court, he (along with the other sitting JPs) signed his name to the court record.  Therefore there is no dearth of David Haston signatures.
1822
October 14
Appointed to assign workers for road work projects:  "David Hastin Esqr." (WPA transcription spelling) was appointed to "assign a list of hands" to work on a road from "John Dales to the caney fork at porters ford."  Daniel Dale was the overseer of this project.  Thomas Meek was the "overseer of the road from Porters ford on caney fork to the first ford on Cane Creek above Abijah Cranes."  "David Hastin Esqr." was appointed to assign hands for this project also.
Sources:  Original page 517 of the WPA transcribed White Co, TN Minute Book 6, 1820-1823

"David Hastings Esqr." also was appointed to assign hands for a road project overseen by Terry Gillentine.  This road was "from the mouth of cane creek to the intersection of the road east of John McElhinies."
Sources:  Original page 520 of the WPA transcribed White Co, TN Minute Book 6, 1820-1823

1822
October 15,16,18,19
Sitting Justice of the Peace in county court: 
Tuesday, October 15:  At the close of court on this day, "David Haston" signs his signature as one of the JPs for the day.
Wednesday, October 16:  "David Hasting" (WPA transcription spelling) signs in the morning as a JP.  His name is not on the list of JPs at the end of the day.  Neither is it on the list of JPs for the following day, Thursday, October 17.
Friday, October 18:  "David Hasting" signs as a JP at the beginning of the day and his name is spelled "David Haston" at the end of the day as the JPs sign the closing of the session.  
Saturday, October 19:  "David Hasting" signs as a JP in the morning but his signature is not on the JP list at the end of the session."
Note:  The variations in the spelling of David's last name may be the result of transcription errors.
Sources:  Original pages 525-537 of the WPA transcribed White Co, TN Minute Book 6, 1820-1823
1822
October 21
Ordered to receive 1823 tax list:  "David Hastings Esqr." was, among others, ordered "to receive the lists of taxable property and polls in...captains companies for the year 1823."  David's area of responsibility was "Capt. Parkers Co."
Sources:  Original page 549 of the WPA transcribed White Co, TN Minute Book 6, 1820-1823
1823
January 20-21
Sitting Justice of the Peace in county court:  
Monday, January 20:  "David Haston" signed his signature as a JP at the beginning of the day's session.  He (same spelling) signed his name at for the closing of the day's session.
Tuesday, January 21:  "David Haston" signed as a JP in the morning at the beginning of this session but his signature is not on the list of JPs at the closing of the session.
Sources:  Original pages 576-594 of the WPA transcribed White Co, TN Minute Book 6, 1820-1823
1823
January 20
Assigned a Justice of the Peace classification"This day the court proceeded to the classification of the Justices of the peace to hold the courts of pleas & quarter sessions for the present year, which was determined by ballot as follows towit:
[total of six classes assigned]
Fifth class David Hasting, James Townsend, George D. Howard, William Denny, Joseph Anderson & Saml. A. Moore, Esqrs. to set the first week in October term."

Question:  Is this "classification" simply a scheduling or are there levels of authority associated with the six levels mentioned here?  (See also January 9, 1826 entry.)
Sources:  Original page 583 of the WPA transcribed White Co, TN Minute Book 6, 1820-1823
1823
January 21
Returned tax list to court:  "This day David Haston Esqr. returned in open court a list of Taxable property and polls in Capt. Parkers company for the year 1823." (see the 1823 White Co, TN tax list below)
Sources:  Original page 588 of the WPA transcribed White Co, TN Minute Book 6, 1820-1823
1823 White County, TN Tax List:
Daniel Hastin, David Hastin, Joseph Hastin, and Isaac Hastin appeared on this "taxable property and polls" list in Captain Parker's Company.  The listing was taken by D. Hasting, Esq.  David's total tax was 1.92 1/2.  His land was described as being on Cane Creek.  He was charged for one white poll.
Source:  Property and Poll Tax, 1811-1815 / 1821-1825; in the White County Court Clerk's office in Sparta, TN.  (not transcriptions, but copies of original books)
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Note:  Apparently, Joseph inherited 50 acres of land from Daniel at this time.  It appears that Isaac may also have inherited land from Daniel, which he sold to Rodum Doyle.  Perhaps Isaac sold his part of the land because he was planning to move away from White Co, which he did soon after this time.  David probably inherited the 50 acre home place from Daniel when he died.  In the 1827 tax list (see below), David's 100 acres has expanded to 150 acres.  We know that David's youngest son, William Carroll Haston, Sr., ended up owning the Daniel Haston home place.  If Jesse Haston was the son of Daniel, why did he receive no land?  The fact that he had already moved to Missouri was probably the reason.
1823
April 16
Unclaimed Mail in Sparta Post Office:  David Haston was on a list of people who had unclaimed mail in Sparta, TN.  Would love to know who sent that letter and what was in it!
Source:  April 16, 1823 edition of The Sparta Review.
1823
June 28
Eleventh Child (Nancy Jane) Born:*  Nancy Jane married (1) McGregor Earles on November 2 or 7, 1843 (wedding performed by primitive Baptist minister, Rev. Ozias Denton**) and (2) Jesse Carrol on November 15, 1853.  She died in Warren
Co, TN, date unknown.  (as per Haston Ridge web site)
Source:*  David Haston's Bible records

Source:**Source:  WPA transcriptions of 1840-1861 Van Buren County, TN Marriage Records.

See Howard H. Hasting, Sr.'s material on this site for more information on this daughter of David and Margaret Haston.

1824 White County, TN Tax List:  Joseph Haston, Daniel Haston, and David Haston appeared on this "list of taxable property and polls" in Captain Arthur Parker's company.  The listing was taken and returned by David Haston, Esq.  David Haston owned 100 acres at this time.  His land was located "on the big spring by D" (D = "ditto" for Caney Fork, in line above).  His total tax was 1.70 1/4.  David was charged poll tax for one white poll.
Source:  Original p
age 138 of 1824 Property and Poll Tax, White County, TN.
1824
April 12
Assigned Road Project Crew:  Robert Gamble was "appointed Overseer of the road, from Cane Creek to the house of William Denny."  David Hasting Esq. was responsible to "assign a list of hands to work thereon."
Rodum Doyle was "appointed Overseer of the road from William Dennys to Thomas Shockleys on the mountain."  David Hasting Esq. was responsible to "assign a list of hands to work thereon."
Source:  Original page 4 of Part 1 of the WPA transcriptions of White County, Tennessee (County Court) Minute Book, 1824-1827.
1824
April 7
Unclaimed Mail in Sparta Post Office:  David Haston was on a list of people who had unclaimed mail in Sparta, TN.
Source:  April 7, 1824 edition (Volume 2, Number 50) of The Sparta Review.
1824
July 19
Entered into Bond for Joseph's Appointment as a Constable:  Joseph Hasting was "this day appointed a constable for the full space and term of two years from the date hereof, and thereupon took the oath to support the constitution of the United States, the State of Tennessee and the oath of office, together with the several oaths prescribed by law, and together with David Hasting and Arthur Parker entered into and acknowledge bond in the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds, conditioned as the law requires."  
Source:  Page 175 of the 1824-1827 Minute Book of the Court of Common Pleas of White Co, TN;  Also, original page 43 of Part 1 of the WPA transcriptions of White County, Tennessee (County Court) Minute Book, 1824-1827.
Note:  This appointment was made just about five years prior to Joseph's death.  One would think that Joseph must have been in apparent good health at this time, in order to be appointed as constable.
1824
July 19
Assigned Road Crew Workers:  It was "Ordered by Court that Robert Gamble be appointed Overseer of the road leading down the Caney fork from where the same leaves the Sequache Road at the East bank of Cane Creek near Abijah Cranes thence to the top of the mountain at Thomas Schockleys and keep the same in repair as the law requires, and that David Hasting and William Denny Esq. apportion hands between said Gamble and Abijah Crane overseer of one other lot road."
Source:  Original page 43 of Part 1 of the WPA transcriptions of White County, Tennessee (County Court) Minute Book, 1824-1827.
1824
October 11-16
Sitting Justice of the Peace for Court Session:  David Haston was one of the JPs holding court during this week.  His signature appears at beginning and/or the ending of each day of court during the period.  
Source:  Original pages 75-96 of Part 1 of the WPA transcriptions of White County, Tennessee (County Court) Minute Book, 1824-1827.

Note:  On Monday, October 11, of this 1824 session (original page 79 of WPA transcriptions), it was "Ordered that Isham Bradley be appointed to take charge of the Court house in Sparta, and keep the doors closed at all times except such times as Court is setting or preaching appointed or something [sic] of public interest to be transacted therein &c."  However, just prior to the adjournment of court on the same day it was (original page 80) "Ordered by Court that the order appointing Isham Bradley to take charge of the Court house in Sparta be suspended until Monday next for reconsideration;  and if not then acted upon to stand rescinded."  Isham Bradley was a friend of the Haston family and had been the bondsman for David Haston's marriage in Knox County, some 24 years earlier.  On the following Monday, David Haston was not one of the sitting JPs and no record is given, in the WPA court transcriptions for this following Monday session, of Isham Bradley or the job to "take charge of the Court house."  
Questions:  Why was the appointment rescinded so quickly?  Did someone oppose Isham's appointment, based upon some character issue?  Or, was the need for the position itself called into question?
*Note:  On January 14, 1826, Isham Bradley was issued an "ordinary" license (license to be an inn keeper) by the White County court.  Jesse Lincoln (cousin of Abraham Lincoln) entered into bond with Isham Bradley on that matter.
*Source:  Original page 320 of Part 2 of the WPA transcriptions of White County, Tennessee (County Court) Minute Book, 1824-1827.
1824
October 11
Assigned Road Crew Workers:  It was "Ordered by Court that the road leading from Cane Creek to Thomas Shockleys be divided into two sections, the division to take place at the house of William Denny, that Robert Gamble the present overseer keep in repair that part of the road from Cane Creek to William Dennys and that Thomas Jackson be appointed overseer of said road from William Dennys to Thomas Shockleys and keep the same in repair as the law requires and that David Haston and William Denny Esq assign and apportion the hands between said overseers..."
Source:  Original page 76 of Part 1 of the WPA transcriptions of White County, Tennessee (County Court) Minute Book, 1824-1827.
1824
October 15
Daughter Polly in Bastardy CasePolly Haston (see her January 29, 1804 entry above) "refused to declare the father of the Bastard child begotten upon her and paid a fine of five dollars as required by law."  Her father, David (who was a sitting Justice of the Peace in the court on this day!), then came "into open Court and acknowledged himself indebted to the State of Tennessee in the sum of Five hundred dollars, to the use of the State to be rendered nevertheless to be void on condition that the said Polly Haston shall at all times keep her said child from becoming chargable [sic] to the County of White..."
Source:  Original pages 89-90 of Part 1 of the WPA transcriptions of White County, Tennessee (County Court) Minute Book, 1824-1827.
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Question:  What was the name of this child?  Polly married William Lewis three years later.  Did David & Peggy rear the child, or was it assimilated into the William & Polly Lewis family?
1825 White County, TN Tax List:  Daniel Hasting, David Hasting, and Joseph Hasting appeared on this "taxable property and polls" list in Captain Parker's Company.  The listing was probably taken by David Hasting, Esq. (although his name does not appear on the list).  David owned 100 acres at this time.  Beginning with this year, land was divided into "school lands" and "other lands."  Probably the "school land" was taxable (or at a higher rate) and the other land was not (or at a lower rate).  All of his land was in the "other lands" category.  His total tax was 1.43 3/4.  As usual, he was charged for one white poll.
Source:  Property and Poll Tax, 1811-1815 / 1821-1825; in the White County Court Clerk's office in Sparta, TN.  (not transcriptions, but copies of original books)
1825
January 26 &
February 2, 9
Unclaimed Mail in Sparta Post Office:  David Haston was on a list of people who had unclaimed mail in Sparta, TN.
Source:  January 26 & February 2 & 9, 1825 editions of The Sparta Review.
1825
April 11

Road Development Assignments:  
It was "Ordered by Court that John W. Simpson, Joel Smith, William Denny, Isaac Brown, Joseph Walling, Edmond Godard, Bluford Warren, John Smallman, Robert Gamble, William Mooney and David Hasting be appointed a Jury of view to lay out and mark a road, as a private way over the lands of John Dodson for the use of Samuel Miller being from the lands whereon he now lives and report thereof to the present term of this Court." 
 
It was also "Ordered by Court that John Scoggis Jnr. Jesse Scoggins, John White, William Denny and David Haston be appointed Commissioners to review and lay off and mark a road as opened round the farm of Spence Mitchell and report thereof to the present term of this Court &c."
 
It was also "Ordered by Court that William Denny, David Hastings, Simon Doyle, Rodam Doyle and Willis Steakly be appointed Comrs. to review lay off and Mark a road beginning near the corner of Arthur Parkers Orchard, and intersecting the old road near John Gillentine lane and report thereof to the present term of this court., the same road as opened by said John Gillentine.
 
It was also "Ordered by Court that John White, David Hastings, William Denny, Rhoadam Doyle, and John Dodson be appointed comrs. to view that part of the Sequache road as turned by Stephen Wallis near his farm, and report thereof to the present term of this Court &c."

Note:  Many other road projects were assigned to various people on this day.

Source:  Original pages 168-169 of Part 1 of the WPA transcriptions of White County, Tennessee (County Court) Minute Book, 1824-1827.

1825
July 18
Sitting Justice of Peace in County Court:  David Hastin signed in court on this Monday morning as one of the sitting Justices of the Peace.
Source:  Original page 201 of Part 1 of the WPA transcriptions of White County, Tennessee (County Court) Minute Book, 1824-1827.
1825
July 18
Assigns Road Crew Workers:  It was "Ordered by Court that Dan Griffith be appointed overseer of the road from the middle of the river at Porters ford on the Caney fork to John Dales and keep the same in repair as the law requires, and that David Hastings Esqr. assign a list of hands to work thereon, road of first class."
Source:  Original page 203 of Part 1 of the WPA transcriptions of White County, Tennessee (County Court) Minute Book, 1824-1827.

It was also "Ordered by Court that William Seals be appointed Overseer of the road from the middle of the river at Porters ford to the ten mile tree, and keep the same in repair as the law requires and that David Hastings Esqr. assign a list of hands to work thereon, road first class."
Source:  Original page 204 of Part 1 of the WPA transcriptions of White County, Tennessee (County Court) Minute Book, 1824-1827.

1825
July 18
Appointed as Election Judge:  David Hastin, Arthur Parker and Robert Gamble were appointed to be Judges for "the election of Governor of the State, a Representative in Congress, a member of the Senate and home of Representatives in the State Legislature..."  These men were Judges for the voting "to be held by William Drury Esqr."
Source:  Original page 204 of Part 1 of the WPA transcriptions of White County, Tennessee (County Court) Minute Book, 1824-1827.
1825
October 5
Unclaimed Mail in Sparta Post Office:  David Haston was on a list of people who had unclaimed mail in Sparta, TN.
Source:  October 5, 1825 edition of The Sparta Review.
1825
October 10-15
Sitting Justice of the Peace in County Court:  David Hastings was one of the JPs who presided at this week of "Court of pleas and quarter sessions."  He signed the record each day, morning and/or evening, from Monday through Saturday.  Sometimes, the transcriber spells David's name "Haston" for the morning sign in and "Hastings" for the evening sign off, or vice versa.  William Denny / Denney was also a JP for some of these court sessions.
Source:  Original pages 237-261 [numbers continue from Part 1] of Part 2 of the WPA transcriptions of White County, Tennessee (County Court) Minute Book, 1824-1827.
1826
January 1
White Co, TN Census:  Daniel Hastin, David Hastin, and Joseph Hastin appeared on a "list containing the names and number of free male inhabitants of the age of twenty years and upwards resident citizens in Capt. Parkers company on the 1st day of January 1826 taken by David Hasting, Esq."  This list was not a typical tax list with property info, etc. given.  It was more of a census, similar to the one taken in 1811.
Source:  Copied from the original document in the White County Court Clerk office in Sparta, TN (not a transcription)

Note:  See the July 10, 1826 entry.  David turned the census in to the court at that time.  See the note regarding Daniel Haston in that July 10 entry.

1826
January 9
"Classed" as a Justice of the Peace:  It was "Ordered by Court that the Justices of the peace be classed to hold the Courts of pleas and quarter sessions for White County..."  "John Bryan, David Hasting, William Warren, Thomas Cooper and Waman Leftwich Esq. to hold the first week of April Court 1826."
Note:  This action of "classing" the JPs appears to have simply been an issue of scheduling them for court duty.  See also the January 20, 1823 entry.
Source:  Original page 294 of Part 2 [numbers continue from Part 1] of the WPA transcriptions of White County, Tennessee (County Court) Minute Book, 1824-1827.
1826
April 10
Assigned Road Crew Workers:  It was "Ordered by Court that Wyatt Ogle be appointed overseer of the road from William Dennys to Thomas Shockleys and keep the same in repair as the law requires and that David Haston and William Denny Esq. assign a list of hands to work thereon..."
Source:  Original page 323 of Part 2 [numbers continue from Part 1] of the WPA transcriptions of White County, Tennessee (County Court) Minute Book, 1824-1827.
1826
April 15
Reports Tax Information to Court:  "This day David Hasting Esq. returned in open Court a list of the taxable property and poles of Captain Parkers Company for the year 1826 which was ordered to be recorded-"
Source:  Original page 344 of Part 2 [numbers continue from Part 1] of the WPA transcriptions of White County, Tennessee (County Court) Minute Book, 1824-1827.
1826
July 10
Presents 1826 Census to Court"This day David Hasting Esqrs. returned in open Court a list of the census taken in Captain Parkers Company for the year 1826 which was ordered to be recorded-"
Source:  Original page 365 of Part 2 [numbers continue from Part 1] of the WPA transcriptions of White County, Tennessee (County Court) Minute Book, 1824-1827.

Note:  See the January 1, 1826 entry for this census.  Although the census was dated "January 1, 1826" it wasn't presented to court until this day, July 10 of 1826.  Daniel Haston's (Hastin?) name was on this census, although it seems (by his absence on the next year's tax list) that he died sometime during this year.  Does this mean that he was still living by July 10, 1826 or does it mean that the census included everyone who was living at the first of the year?

1826
July 10
Assigned Road Crew Workers:  It was "Ordered by Court that George Yeates be appointed overseer of the road from the middle of the river at Porters ford to the ten mile tree and keep the same in repair as the law requires and that David Hasting Esq assign a list of hands to work thereon it being a road f the first class-"
Source:  Original page 368 of Part 2 [numbers continue from Part 1] of the WPA transcriptions of White County, Tennessee (County Court) Minute Book, 1824-1827.
1826 White County, TN Tax List:  Daniel Hastin, Senr., David Hastin, and Joseph Hastin appeared on this "taxable property and polls" list in Captain Parker's Company.  The listing was taken by David Hasting, Esq.  David Hastin owned 100 acres at this time, in the "other lands" category.  David's total tax was 1.81 1/4.  As usual, he was charged poll tax for one white poll.
Source:  Original page 24 in Property and Poll Tax, 1826-1829 for White County, TN.

1826
July 10

Entered into Bond for Joseph's Reappointment as Constable:  "This day the Court proceeded to the appointment of a Constable in Captain Parkers Company and to that office do appoint Joseph Hasting for the next two years ensuing who thereupon took the oath prescribed by law and together with William Denny and David Hasting entered into an acknowledged bond in the sum of one thousand dollars conditioned as the law requires."
Source:  Original page 368 of Part 2 [numbers continue from Part 1] of the WPA transcriptions of White County, Tennessee (County Court) Minute Book, 1824-1827.

1826
October 9

Assigned Road Crew Workers:  It was "Ordered by Court that Stephen Wallace be appointed overseer of the road from the middle of the river at Porters ford on caney fork, to John Dales and keep the same in repair as the law requires, it being a road of the first class, and that David Hasting Esq. assign a list of hands to work thereon"
Source:  Original page 396 of Part 2 [numbers continue from Part 1] of the WPA transcriptions of White County, Tennessee (County Court) Minute Book, 1824-1827.

1826
October 9

Appointed to Return the 1827 Tax List:  "David Hasting Esq in Captain Steakley Company"  Although the WPA abstract doesn't call this the 1827 tax list, it appears to be a typical annual assignment of tax roll duties that was given to Justices of the Peace.
Source:  Original page 400 of Part 2 [numbers continue from Part 1] of the WPA transcriptions of White County, Tennessee (County Court) Minute Book, 1824-1827.

1826
October 12-13

Sitting Justice of the Peace in County Court:  David's name does not appear on the Thursday (October 12) morning list of JPs, but it (David Hasting) does appear on the list of JPs at the close of the day.  Apparently, he arrived to the court session sometime during the day.  He signed in as JP on Friday morning.  The transcriber spells David's surname "Hasting."  He was not on the JP list for Saturday, October 14.
Source:  Original page 407 of Part 2 [numbers continue from Part 1] of the WPA transcriptions of White County, Tennessee (County Court) Minute Book, 1824-1827.
1827
January 8
Returned Tax List:  "This day David Hasting Esqs returned a list of the taxable property and poles in Captain Shockleys Company for the year 1827, which was ordered to be recorded."  (see entry below for this 1827 tax list)
Source:  Original page 447 of Part 2 [numbers continue from Part 1] of the WPA transcriptions of White County, Tennessee (County Court) Minute Book, 1824-1827.
1827 White County, TN Tax List:  David Hastin and Joseph Hastin appeared on a list of "taxable property and polls in Capt. Stukleys Co. for 1827.  Returned by David Haston, Esq."  David possessed 150 acres at this time (compare that with his 100 acres on previous tax lists).  Apparently, he inherited the final portion of Daniel's property.  That would probably have been the Daniel Haston home place.  We do know that this property ended up in David's family and that it was common for the oldest son to receive the parents' home.  All 150 acres were categorized as "other lands" (i.e. not "school lands") and his total tax for the year was 1.81 1/4.  He was again charged for one white poll.
Source: 
Copied from the original document in the White County Court Clerk office in Sparta, TN (not a transcription)
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Note:  On Monday, October 9, 1826, David Hasting, Esq. was assigned to return the tax list for Captain Steakley Company.  On Monday, January 8, 1827, "David Hastings Esqs returned a list of the taxable property and poles [sic] in Captain Shockleys Company for the year 1827."
Source:  Original pages 400 and 448 of Part 2 [numbers continue from Part 1] of the WPA transcriptions of White County, Tennessee (County Court) Minute Book, 1824-1827.
1827
February 5
David Granted 100 AcresDavid acquired a 100 acres land grant (No. 1278) in White County.  He was an "assignee of Isaac Dodson."  This grant was made "pursuant to an act of the General Assembly...passed on the third day of December 1825."  This appears to be the 1825 act of the TN General Assembly that allowed persons "to enter any vacant or unappropriated land...by paying into the county entry taker's office, one cent per acre," as per Chapter 64 (pages 72-73) of Public Acts, of the State of Tennessee for 1825 (from TSLA).  This tract was "on the waters of the Caney fork and on Cumberland Mountain."  It included "the improvement whereon Robert Kimbrel formerly lived and excluding the same from the land herein granted."
Note:  A deed map created by Wayne Haston seems to indicate that this 100 acres tract was about one-third of the way up the Yates Mountain (now Lemont) Road that runs from Route 285 in the Cane Creek area up the mountain to Spencer, TN. 
Source:  # 911 on page 344 of Mountain District (TN) Land Grants Book B (microfilm roll # 127 at TSLA).
1827
March 28
Twelfth Child (Isaac T.) Born:*  Isaac T. married Elizabeth Sparkman on January 30,  1846 in Van Buren Co.  He died September 19, 1875 in Van Buren Co.  (as per Haston Ridge web site)
Source:*  David Haston's Bible records

See Howard H. Hasting, Sr.'s material on this site for more information on this son of David and Margaret Haston.

1827
April 9-14
Sitting Justice of Peace in County Court:  David Haston was one of the "Justices of the Court of pleas and quarter sessions in and for the county of White..." for this week of court.
Source:  Original pages 480-507 of Part 2 [numbers continue from Part 1] of the WPA transcriptions of White County, Tennessee (County Court) Minute Book, 1824-1827.
1827
April 9
Appointed as a Road Commissioner:  It was "Ordered by court that Simon Doyle, David Haston, Spencer Mitchell, John White Senr. Christopher Steakley, Robert Gamble and Isaac Brown be appointed Commissioners to review lay off and mark a road Beginning on Cumberland Mountain near James Moses, above Isaac Browns, on Hails Turnpike road and from thence the nearest and best way to intersect a road that is now opening at or near a place known by the name of Keiths Cabbins on the Water of Glade Creek and report thereof to the next term of this Court..."

It was also "Ordered by Court that Robert Gamble, Isaac Brown, William Denny, David Haston and Abijah Crane be appointed commissioners to review lay off and mark a road leading from Abijah Cranes to Sparta From Abijah Cranes Gate to the top of a red hill not exceeding one half of a mile from the gate and there or near the top of said red hill intersect with the road now leading to Sparta and report thereof to the next term of this court-"
Source:  Original page 481 of Part 2 [numbers continue from Part 1] of the WPA transcriptions of White County, Tennessee (County Court) Minute Book, 1824-1827.
1827
July 9
Sitting Justice of Peace in County Court:  David Hasting's name was on the list of JPs at the beginning of the day but, apparently, he didn't stay all day.  His name doesn't appear on the afternoon's closing of session list of JPs.
Source:  Original page 521 of Part 2 [numbers continue from Part 1] of the WPA transcriptions of White County, Tennessee (County Court) Minute Book, 1824-1827.
1827
July 9
Assigned Road Crew Workers:  It was "Ordered by Court that the road as reviewed by Comrs. near James Moores on Cumberland Mountain, be established, and that Thomas Moore be appointed overseer thereof being a road of the second class, and open and keep the same in repair as the law directs, and that David Hastings Esq. assign a list of hands to work thereon."

It was also "Ordered by court that John Yeates be appointed overseer of the road from the ten mile tree to the middle of Caney fork, being a road of the second class, and keep the same in repair as the law requires, and that David Hasting assign a list of hands to work thereon."

Source:  Original page 525 of Part 2 [numbers continue from Part 1] of the WPA transcriptions of White County, Tennessee (County Court) Minute Book, 1824-1827.

1828 White County, TN Tax List:  David Hasting and Joseph Hasting appeared on a list of "taxable property and polls in Capt. Stukleys Co. for 1828."  The list was taken by Wm Denny, Esq.  David was credited with 150 acres, situated on the Caney Fork.  Apparently the 100 acres that he had recently acquired in 1827 was not included on this tax list because it was not officially registered until September 24, 1828 (as per Grant # 911).  All of his land was categorized as "other lands" (not "school lands").  His total tax for the year was 1.65 3/4.  He was again charged as one white poll.
Source: 
Copied from the original document in the White County Court Clerk office in Sparta, TN (not a transcription)
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Note:  A "Blount Hasting" also appeared on this 1828 list in the same militia company as David Hasting and Joseph Hasting and situated on the Caney Fork.  His name appears sandwiched right between the names of David and Joseph.  This man was a "white poll" but owned no land.  His total tax was .62 1/2.  Who was he?  Was he a new resident in White Co (perhaps a relative who have moved to be near them) or was he a young member of one of the Haston families who had just turned 21 years of age?  Was he the Willie B. Haston (son of David) who was born on June 11, 1806?  Having been born in 1806, this year of 1828 would have been the first full year in which Willie B. Haston was of the taxable age of 21.  See also Willie B. Haston's entry in this timeline.
1829
March 2
Thirteenth Child (William Carroll) Born:*  The David Haston family Bible record indicates that William Carroll was born on March 2, 1829 and that this was a Monday (which, for March of 1829, would harmonize with the 2nd day of the month).  William Carroll married Jane Denny  on December 3, 1846.  He died January 11, 1902 in Van Buren Co.  (as per Haston Ridge web site)  This son was probably named after the famous William Carroll, American general in the War of 1812, close friend of Andrew Jackson, and Governor of TN around the time of his birth (TN Governor, 1821-1827 & 1829-1835).  David's Justice of the Peace commission had been granted by Governor William Carroll (see October 14, 1822 timeline entry).  A brief (two pages) biographical sketch of William Carroll Haston's life was published in 1898.  This sketch confirms his birth date as March 2, 1829.
Source:*  David Haston's Bible records

See Howard H. Hasting, Sr.'s material on this site for more information on this son of David and Margaret Haston.

1829
July 27
David Granted 71+ AcresDavid acquired a land grant of  71+ acres ("being all that could be got exclusive of older claims") in White County.  The land was surveyed on November 7, 1829 and was entered or registered on May 27, 1830.  David only paid one cent per acre for this land, due to the December 3, 1825 act of the TN General Assembly that allowed people to secure vacant or unappropriated lands in certain parts of Tennessee.  This land was adjacent to Shockley and Denney land.  It included "two small springs above Joseph Brown's."  The land appears to have been on the north side of the Cumberland Mountain.  Wiley B. Haston and Isham B. Haston assisted the surveyor.
Sources:  Grant # 1787, pages 504 & 505 of MTN District TN Land Grants, Book C (TSLA microfilm roll 128).  Also, Certificate of Survey # 1787 for David Haston from White County, TN in the Mountain District (available from TSLA).  Also, pages 161-162 (or also numbered pages 144-145) of the TN State Supreme Court Case, C.T. Haston, et. al. vs Ella Haston, et. al. (# 21989-90 & MT-1602).

A November 21, 1840 deed for 100 acres that I.B. (Isham Bradley) Haston sold to David Walker, indicates that I.B. Haston's land, which was located "on the waters  of Cane Creek [i.e. the Cane Creek watershed] on the pass of the mountain," adjoined David Haston's 75 acres.  I.B.'s land 100 acres only sold for $25.00, so it must have been cheap mountain land. 
Source:  Page 216 of Van Buren County Deed Book B, TSLA microfilm roll #26.

Note:  From the tax records and deeds that we know of, this seems to have been the final land acquisition that David Haston made (other than the 1848 purchase of town lots in Spencer).

David Haston's White County Land Acquisitions
Feb. 15, 1809 Purchased from Joseph Haston (original grant # 550); 
adjacent to Daniel's land on Big Spring Branch

50 Acres

Jan. 16, 1812 Purchased from Charles Mitchell; originally owned by Isham Bradley (grant # 529); adjacent to land purchased earlier 50 Acres
Before 1827 Apparently inherited 50 acres (& the Haston Station "home place") when Daniel died;  adjacent to David's 100 acres 50 Acres
Feb. 5, 1827 Purchased 100 vacant acres for 1 cent per acre;  Isaac Dodson, assignee;  "on waters of Caney fork & on Cumberland Mtn." 100* Acres
July 27, 1829 Purchased 71+ vacant acres for 1 cent per acre; adjacent to Shockley & Denney lands; appears to have been on mountain side 71+ Acres
Maximum acreage in subsequent tax records 295 Acres

*Some of the 100 acre tract (an improvement where Robert Kimbrel formerly lived)  was excluded.  Thus, we are not sure what the net acreage was for this acquisition.  This probably accounts for 295 acres, in the subsequent tax records, instead of what would have been 321+ acres if all 100 acres of this "100 acres" tract had been included in his acquisition.

Note:  See also the January 27, 1854 document which clearly describes the five tracts of land that David Haston sold to his youngest son, William Carroll Haston, Sr., for the meager price of $1000.

1829
September 22
Performed Wedding for Louisa Hastings:  David Hastings, Esq. performed a wedding for Thomas Taylor Green and Louisa Hastings in White County, TN.  This Louisa Hastings was the daughter of Daniel & Chloe Skaggs Haston / Hastings of Adair Co, KY.  Was this 'Daniel Haston" of south central Kentucky a younger brother of David Haston of White County, Tennessee?  Was Louisa a niece of David Haston, Esquire? More
Source:  "Family Record" from a very old Bible; appears to have been the family Bible of Thomas Taylor Green (acquired from Jo Ann Massey of Booneville, MS).
1829 White County, TN Tax List:  Although there is a generally complete tax list for this year, there seems to be no existing record (in the original book or the microfilm copy of that record) for the militia area where David and Joseph Haston lived.  Perhaps it was not reported, but more likely it was lost at some point prior to the microfilming of the records.
1830 Federal Census:  David Hastings was on the 1830 Federal Census for White Co, TN.  He was in the 50-60 years of age category at that time.  There were three males under age five years, one male 10-14 years, two males 15-19 years.  There were two females 5-9 years old, one female 10-14, one female 20-29, and one female (presumably Margaret, his wife) in the 40-49 years of age category.
Source:  1830 US Census for White Co, TN (page 20).
1831
December 14
Road Commissioner Appointment:  By an act of the TN General Assembly, it was "enacted..., that David Hastings be appointed commissioner of the turnpike road owned by Hale, leading from White county to Bledsoe, and have the same fees and perform the same duties required by the commissioners appointed in 1829."
Source:  Page 143 of Private Acts Passed at the Stated Session of the Nineteenth General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, 1831 (available in the TN State Library & Archives). 
1832 White County, TN Tax List:  These names appear on a "Tax Property and Polls List" in Captain Parker's Company for 1832:  William B. Hastin, Sally (nickname for Sarah) Hastin, Alfred Hastin, and David Hastin.  The list was returned by David Hastings, Esquire.  David Hastin owned 75 acres of "school land" and 100 acres of "other land."  He was assessed 126 3/4 for taxes.  David was not charged for any poll tax, probably because of his age.
Source:  1832 White County, TN Tax List (no readable page number).

Note:  Daniel MC Hasting appeared on the White County, TN tax list in Captain Anderson's Company as returned by John Bryan, Esq.  He owned 50 acres.  His name appeared immediately under the name of his father-in-law, John Green.  Thus, Daniel MC Hasting's (Haston) land would probably been in the Lost Creek area of upper Hickory Valley.

1832
July
Unclaimed Mail in Sparta:  On this day, David Hastin Esq. had unclaimed mail at the Sparta post office. 
Source: Volume 3, Number 5 (Saturday, August 5, 1832) of the Sparta Recorder and Law Journal.
1832
October 19
Road Commissioner Appointment Upheld:  "Be it enacted, That all laws appointing any other persons than David Hasting and Jonathan Whiteside commissioners on Hale's turnpike road be repealed."
Source:  Page 88 of Private Acts Passed at the Stated Session of the Nineteenth General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, 1832 (available in the TN State Library & Archives). 
1833 White Co Tax List:  These names appear on a "Tax Property and Polls List" in Captain Simmons' Company for 1833:  Isaac Hasting, Alfred Hasting, Sally Hasting, William? Hasting," __?__ Hasting, Isham B. Hasting, Thomas C. Hasting, & David Hasting.  David was taxed for 71 acres of school land and 150 acres of "other" land.  His property tax was $1.381.  He was not charged a poll tax.  Note: A ? indicates that the print is faded at that point and the names are unclear.

Source:  Page 45 of 1833 White County, TN tax list. 

According to Tennessee Cousins by Worth S. Ray, David Hastings, ESQ. took the listing of "taxable property and polls" for Captain Simmons' Company in 1833.  William B. Hasting, Isham B. Hasting, Thomas C. Hasting, and David Hasting were on that list.

Note:  Attached to the 1833 tax list was a census of "free male inhabitants in the county of White" (TN):  A total of 1873 names appeared on this list, including:  Isaac Hasting, William Hasting, William B. Hasting, Isham B. Hasting, David Hasting are some of the names of men who lived in Captain Simmons' district.  Daniel Haston (son of David Haston) was living in Captain Anderson's militia district (probably in the Lost Creek community).  Some of the names are dim, so there may be other Haston/Hasting names on the list.

1834 White County, TN Tax List:  These names appear on a "Taxable Property and Poll" list for Captain Simmons' company, which was returned by Jesse Scoggins, Esquire:  James A. Haston, William B. Haston, Isham B. Haston, Thomas C. Haston, David Haston, Sally Haston, and Isaac Haston.  David Haston owned 75 acres of school land and 150 acres of "other" land.  He was taxed 1.54 1/4 dollars.

Source:  1834 White County, TN tax list.

1835 White County, TN Tax List:  These names appear on a "Taxable Property and Polls" list in Captain Shockley's Company for 1835, which was returned by D. Hasting, Esq.:  William B. Hasting, Isham B. Hasting, James A. Hasting, Sarah Hasting, Isaac Hasting, and David Hasting.  David owned 144 acres of school land and 150 acres of "other" land.  He was taxed 1.83 3/4.  Apparently, David had acquired 69 acres of school land since the 1834 tax period.
 
Source:  1835 White County, TN Tax listAlso, Tennessee Cousins by Worth S. Ray.
1835
July 13
Sitting Justice of Peace in County Court:  David Hasting, along with Joseph Cummings, Jr., Jesse Scoggan, and several other Justices of the Peace, opened this session of court.  
Source:  Original page 1 of the WPA abstracts of the Minutes of White County, Tennessee Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1835-1841.

Note:  On this day in court, Isaac Hasting (son of Joseph Haston) took court action against his mother, Sarah Hasting, in order to force her to produce Joseph's will in court.  David was one of the Justices of the Peace who had opened this day of court, however he was not one of the three JPs who signed off at the end of the day's session.  Thus, he may or may not have been one of the Justices who heard this case.  It appears to have become a standard practice that most, if not all, Justices of the Peace in the county were present to open the first morning of a quarterly court session;  then most of them would leave.
Source:  Original pages 1 & 4 & 6 of the WPA abstracts of the Minutes of White County, Tennessee Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1835-1841.

1835
July 13
Assigned Road Crew Workers:  It was "Ordered by Court that Barnett K. Mitchell be appointed Overseer of the road from Capt. Whites to the mouth of Cane Creek at the ford of Caney Fork, being a road of the second class that D. Hasting Esqr. assign a list of hands to work thereon &c."
Source:  Original page 1 of the WPA abstracts of the Minutes of White County, Tennessee Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1835-1841.

It was also "Ordered by Court that Isham B. Hasting be appointed Overseer of the road from the forks of the road at or near the mouth of Cane Creek to the top of the Hill at Esquire Hastings being a road of the second class, and keep the same in repair as the law requires that David Hasting Esquire assign a list of hands to work there on..."
Source:  Original page 2 of the WPA abstracts of the Minutes of White County, Tennessee Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1835-1841.

Note:  This tells us that David Haston lived at the "top of the hill" on the road near the mouth of Cane Creek.  Also, a January 1, 1838 entry in the White Co Court Minutes (original page 205 of WPA abstracts) indicates the same location for David's house:  "...road from the fork of the road near the mouth of Caney fork to the top of the hill at David Haston being a road of the second class..."

1835
July 13
Voting Precinct to be Held at David's House:  Spencer Mitchell, Daniel Dale, and Jesse Scoggin were "appointed as Jurors to hold the next General Election for members of Congress of the United States Governor of the State of Tennessee and Members to the General Assembly...at the Precinct at David Hastings..."
Source:  Original page 3 of the WPA abstracts of the Minutes of White County, Tennessee Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1835-1841.
1835
July 13
Appointed to Plan a Road:  "Ordered by Court that Jesse Scoggin, David Hasting, John White, Sr., Robert Gamble, and Spence Mitchell, freeholders be appointed a Jury of reason to lay off and mark a road from the Sequachee road passing James Simmons's intersecting the road leading to McMinnville being a road of the third class, and report to the next term of this Court."
Source:  Original page 5 of the WPA abstracts of the Minutes of White County, Tennessee Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1835-1841.
1835
July 14
Witnessed a Deed:  David Haston and Willie B. Haston witnessed a deed on this date for a transaction for 35 acres on the waters of Cane Creek, from Cader Measles to Micajah Walker.  The land was in White County, TN at that time, but the deed was apparently not registered until 1851 when the land was in Van Buren County.
Source:  Page 157 of Van Buren County, TN Deed Book B, TSLA microfilm roll # 26.
1835
October 12
Opened County Court Session as a Justice of the Peace:  Twenty three men, including David Hasting, opened this October 1835 session of court with their signatures.  Only three JPs appear to have been in court by the end of the day.  
Source:  Original page 22 of the WPA abstracts of the Minutes of White County, Tennessee Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1835-1841.
1835
October 19
Assigned Road Crew Workers:  "Ordered by Court that Charles Denny be appointed Overseer of the road from William Dennys old place, to the top of the Mountain at John Frisbys being a road of the second class, and keep the same in repair as the law requires and that David Hasting and Joseph Cummings Esqr assign a list of hands to work there on"
Source:  Original page 45 of the WPA abstracts of the Minutes of White County, Tennessee Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1835-1841.
1835
October 19
Voting Precinct in His Home Discontinued"For reasons appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, it is ordered that the precinct here to fore established at the home of David Hasting Esqr. be discontinued, and that a precinct for holding elections for Governor etc. be established at Kirklands Store, on the South side of Caney Fork."
Source:  Original page 46 of the WPA transcriptions of White Co, TN Court Minutes & Court of Pleas and Quarter Session, 1835-1841
1835
October 19
Ordered to Receive List of Taxable Property and Polls:  "David Hasting Esqr." was ordered to receive the list of taxable property and polls in "Capt Stockleys Company" for the year 1836.
Source:  Original page 50 of the WPA abstracts of the Minutes of White County, Tennessee Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1835-1841.
1832-1836 Index to White Co Tax Book:  These names occur in this tax book index:  "Hasting, Alfred D., Daniel, David, Isaac, Isham B, James A, Sally, Sarah, Thomas B, Wilin C. William B."
Source:  Tennessee Cousins by Worth S. Ray.
1836 White County, TN Tax List:  At this time, White County reorganized into "Districts."  The old militia system of civil organization was dropped.  The area where the early Hastons settled was assigned to District 15.  These names appear on the 1836 tax list for District 15:  David Haston, James A. Haston, Isaac Haston, Willie B. Haston, Isham B. Haston, David M.C. Haston.  David Haston owned 150 acres of "land" which was valued at $1500.  He also owned 144 acres of "school land" which was valued at $140.  Apparently, the school land was mountain land that was only useful for timber and other non-residential or agricultural purposes.  The taxes from "school land" probably were designated for the support of public education.  David was charged 57.0 for "state tax" and 2.42 (?) for "county & state tax."
Source:  1836 White County, TN tax list.
1836
January 11
Opened County Court Session as a Justice of the Peace:  "David Hasting" was one of the JPs who opened this January 1836 court session.
Source:  Original page 52 of the WPA abstracts of the Minutes of White County, Tennessee Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1835-1841.

Note:  This is the last time that David Haston appears, in the WPA abstracts of court minutes, as a Justice of the Peace in White County.  Apparently, his commission expired or he quietly resigned his position.  Perhaps the difficulty of crossing the Caney Fork River and traveling to Sparta for court became too much of a burden.  It certainly did factor into the creation of Van Buren County, four years later.

1836
August 26
Adopted Child or Grandchild (Katherine Moore Haston) Born:  Katherine Moore Haston was born.  She was reared by David and Peggy Haston and took on the Haston surname.  Who was she?  Was she, in some way, related to the man to whom Loucinda L. Haston bore Edward Cyrus Moore?  Edward Cyrus Moore also lived with David & Margaret and also took on the Haston surname.  The 1800 Warren Co, TN census indicates that Loucinda only bore one child and that child was not living at the time of the census (Edward Cyrus Moore Haston died in 1898). 
Source:  Katherine's date of birth taken from the David Haston family Bible record
1837 White County, TN Tax List:  These names appear in District 15 of the 1837 White County tax list:  Isham B. Haston, Willie B. Haston, David M. Haston, Thomas C. Haston, David Haston, and Isaac Haston.  David Haston owned 150 acres of land, which was valued at $1000, and was taxed "50" for that land.  He also owned 75 acres of "school land," which was valued at .6, and was taxed ".3" for that land.
Source:  1837 White County, TN tax list.
1837
July 3
Appointed as an Election Judge:  David Haston, Joseph Cummings, Jr., and Spence Mitchell were appointed "Judges in the County of White to hold an Election...in August next for electing Representatives in Congress members of Legislation, &c."  Their precinct was in District 15 in White County, TN.
Source:  Original page 175 of the WPA transcriptions White County, TN Court Minutes & Court of Pleas and Quarter Session, 1835-1841
1837
August 25
Land Deal:  David Haston, along with more than 100 other men, entered into some kind of land deal with Thomas B. Eastland involving 5000 acres.  It appears that Eastland may have purchased tracts of land from all of these people.  Perhaps this was mountain land.  This same Thomas B. Eastland made several similar kinds of deals with other groups of people in about this same time. 
Source:  Pages 56-57 of White Co, TN Deed Book "L" on microfilm #63.
1838 White County, TN Tax List:  These names appear in District 15 of the 1838 White County tax list:  David Haston, Thomas C. Haston, Willie B. Haston, Isham B. Haston, David M.C. Haston, and Isaac Haston.  David Haston owned 150 acres of land, which was valued at $600, and was taxed "30" for that land.  He also owned 75 acres of "school land," which was valued at .6, and was taxed ".3" for that land.  The taxable value of David Haston's land decreased from $1500 in 1836, to $1000 in 1837, to $600 in 1838.
Source:  1838 White County, TN tax list.
1838
April 2
Appointed to a Jury to Assess Damages for a Road:  In this same day of court it had been ordered that a road be built that would pass over part of the land owned by John H. Dale.  Mr. Dale objected to the road and requested that he be paid damages for the location of the road.  "It is thereupon ordered by the Court that Stephen Wallis, John White, Sr., William Burden, John Austin, John W. Simpson, Pleasant Waller, Jacob Stipe, David Hatson [sic], Robert Love, Spence Mitchell, Jesse Scoggin and Samuel Parker, freeholders be appointed a Jury to examine the above road as laid off and marked by the Commissioners where it passes through the lands of John H. Dale and thereon to assess the amount of damages (if any) which the said John H. Dale hath sustained in consequinces of the establishment & opening of said road and report thereof at the next term of this Court."
Source:  Original page 225 of the WPA abstracts of the Minutes of White County, Tennessee Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1835-1841.
1838
May 7
John H. Dale Road Damage Case Revisited:  "Ordered by Court that the order appointing Stephen Wallis, John White, Sr., William Burden, John Austin, John W. Simpson, Pleasant Waller, Jacob Stipe, David Haston, Robert Love, Spence Mitchell, Jesse Scoggins and Samuel Parker freeholders a Jury to examine the road as laid off and marked by Commissioners where it passes through the lands of John H. Dale and thereon assess the amount of Damages (if any) which the said John H. Dale hath sustained in Consequence of the establishment and opening said road be renewed and report thereof to the next term of this Court."
Source:  Original page 236 of the WPA abstracts of the Minutes of White County, Tennessee Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1835-1841.

Note:  For some reason this jury did not get the job done.  On June 4, 1838 (original WPA page 238) a new jury was appointed.  From the original jury, only Stephen Wallis was appointed to this new jury.  The matter was resolved on August 6 or 4, 1838 (original WPA page 248).  John H. Dale was awarded $7.50 in damages.

1838
December 10
Unknown Child (Richmond T. Jones) Born:  Richmond T. Jones was born in Van Buren County, TN.  It is unknown as to whether he was a child of one of David & Margaret Haston's children or was an orphan from another family that was taken in by David & Margaret Haston.  He does appear on the 1850 Van Buren Co, TN census with the Haston surname.
Source of birth date:  David Haston family Bible record
1839 White County, TN Tax List:  These names appear in District 15 of the 1839 White County tax list:  Sarah Haston, Isham B. Haston, David Haston, Thomas C. Haston, David M.C. Haston, Willie B. Haston, and Isaac Haston.  David Haston owned 150 acres of land, which was valued at $900, and was taxed "45" for that land.  He also owned 75 acres of "school land," which was valued at .6, and was taxed ".3" for that land.  The taxable value of David Haston's land increased from $600 in 1838 to $900 in 1839.  |
Source:  1839 White County, TN tax list.
1839 Petition for Creation of Van Buren Co, TN:  David Haston was one of the signers of the petition to create Van Buren, Co.  The petition was dated January 25, 1839.  Van Buren County was established, from portions of White and Warren counties, on January 3, 1840.  The land that Daniel, David, and Joseph settled was in the southern part of White County and became a part of Van Buren Co when the new county was formed.  Other signers (on page # 25-1839-8) include:  David Mc Haston, W.B. Haston, I.B. Haston, Thomas Haston, & Isaac Haston.
Sources:  
Pages 57 - 58 of The History of Van Buren County, Tennessee: The Early Canebreakers, 1840-1940 by Landon Daryle Medley (1984).
Petition # 25-1839 (nine pages) from the TN State Library and Archives.
1840 Federal Census for White Co:  David Hastin was on the 1840 US Census for White Co, TN.  He was in the 60-70 age category at that time.  There was one female in the 50-60 age category, which would probably have been Margaret/Peggy.  There were also three boys in the household, one under five years old, two from 10-15, and one from 15-20.  There was a female child under age 5, another from 15-20 years old, and young woman in the 20-30 age category.
Source:  1840 US Census for White Co, TN

Van Buren County, TN

1840 Van Buren Co, TN Third District List:  When Van Buren County was divided into districts in 1840, David Haston's 295 acres were located in the 3rd district.  Thomas Haston was also in the 3rd district, but owned no land.  David's sons (Isham B. Haston, Wiley B. Haston, David Mc Haston) and Isaac Haston were located in the 4th district.  Isham B. Haston owned 413 acres and Wiley B. Haston owned 225 acres.  The others owned no land.  Both of these districts included land on or near Cane Creek and the Caney Fork River.
Source:  Pages 66 of The History of Van Buren County, Tennessee: The Early Canebreakers, 1840-1940 by Landon Daryle Medley (1984).
1840 Van Buren County Tax:  David Haston lived in District 3 of Van Buren County, TN and owned 295 acres at the time of this tax record.
Source:  Page 38 of Van Buren County, TN Poll Tax Records, 1840-1862 (available from Van Buren County Historical Society).
1840
April
Circuit Court:  David Haston and Wiley B. Haston were ordered to serve in the court for the April 1840 circuit court session.
Source:  Page 7 of Van Buren County, TN County Court Minutes - April 1840 session.
1840
May
Road Jury:  David Haston and others were appointed to a jury to lay out and mark a first class road from the county seat (Spencer) to the Caney Fork River, toward Sparta (from Spencer to N. Gillentine's place).  Their report to the court was made on May 15, 1840 and was recorded officially in the 1840 June term (pages 12-13 of VB County Court Minutes).  David Haston and John Gillentine were appointed to assign a list of hands (workers) for this project.
Source:  Page 10 of Van Buren County, TN County Court Minutes - May 1840 session.
1840
June 1
David Became Justice of the Peace:  Both David and Isham B. Haston became Justices of the Peace in Van Buren Co, TN at this time.  They participated as justices in this session of the court.
Source:  Page 104 of The History of Van Buren County, Tennessee: The Early Canebreakers, 1840-1940 by Landon Daryle Medley (1984).  Page 11 of the 1840-1855 Van Buren County, TN County Court Minutes.

On this same day (David's and Isham B.'s first session as Van Buren County Justices of the Peace), David Haston made the motion that the county court should meet in Spencer, the county seat of Van Buren County, TN.  The court was, at that time, meeting at the home of William Worthington.  David's motion was voted down ten to four.  William Worthington lived over the mountain in the Laurel Cove area, which was a difficult trip for David Haston and his three neighbors who voted with him.  Apparently, from the text of the minutes, there was no suitable building for meeting in the county seat at that time.
Source:  Page 14 of the 1840-1855 Van Buren County, TN County Court Minutes - June 1840 session.

Note:  The original document indicates that the commission was recorded on April 23, 1840. (Page 10 of Book 7 [1840-1856], Microfilm Roll # 3, RG 195 [Commission Books] from the TN State Library and Archives)

1840
July
County Court Justice:  David and Isham B. Haston both served as justices during this county court session.
Source:  Page 15 of Van Buren County, TN Court Minutes - July 1840 Session.
1840
August
County Court Justice:  David Haston served as a justice during this county court session.
Source:  Page 19 of Van Buren County, TN Court Minutes - August 1840 Session.
1840
September
County Court Justice:  David Haston served as a justice during this county court session.
Source:  Page 20 of Van Buren County, TN Court Minutes - September 1840 Session.
1840
October
County Court Justice:  David Haston served as a justice on Monday during this county court session.  Isham B. Haston was present on Tuesday.
Source:  Page 23 of Van Buren County, TN Court Minutes - October 1840 Session.
1840
October 5
Appointed to Road Jury David Haston, Robert Gamble, Isham B. Haston, Tillman Brown, and David Walker were appointed to lay off and mark a road from Spencer that would intersect with the Sparta to Pikeville road.  Report made in December 1840 session (page 31 of court minutes).
Source:  Page 24 of Van Buren County, TN Court Minutes - October 1840 Session.
1840
October 6
Witnessed Linch A. & William Shockly Indenture:  Linch A. Shockly sold some livestock to William Shockly.  David Haston witnessed that deal.
Source: Page 9 of  Volume A of Van Buren County Deeds, TSLA Microfilm Roll # 26.
1840
November
County Court Justice:  David Haston and Isham B. Haston served as justices during this county court session.
Source:  Page 27 of Van Buren County, TN Court Minutes - November 1840 Session.
1840
November 2
Appointed to Road Jury:  David Haston, William Denney, Christopher Steakley, John & Nicholas Gillentine and others appointed to lay off and mark a second class road from Spencer to Burrel Manoard's.  The report was made in the December 1840 session (page 31 of court minutes)
Source:  Page 28 of Van Buren County, TN Court Minutes - November 1840 Session.
1840
December
County Court Justice:  David Haston and Isham B. Haston served as justices during this county court session.
Source:  Page 30 of Van Buren County, TN Court Minutes - December 1840 Session.
1840
December 7
Two Road Project Reports:  David was involved in two reports regarding the lay off and marking of roads: (1) Spencer to Burrel Manoard's (see October session) and (2) Spencer to Pikeville-Sparta road (see November session).
Source: Page 31 of Van Buren County, TN Court Minutes - December 1840 Session.
1840
December 7
Juryman: David Haston (possibly "David Martin?") was juryman for a case involving Nathan F. Trogden v. John Stipe, during the December session. He was not appointed as a regular member of the jury at the outset of this session, but appears on the jury for this case, and this case only in the December 1840 session.
Source: Page 7 of Van Buren County, TN Circuit Court Minutes, Volume A - December 1840 Session.
1841
January
County Court Justice:  David Haston served as a justice during this county court session.
Source:  Page 34 of Van Buren County, TN Court Minutes - January 1841 Session.
1841 Van Buren County Tax:  David Haston lived in District 3 of Van Buren County, TN and owned 295 acres at the time of this tax record.
Source:  Page 38 of Van Buren County, TN Poll Tax Records, 1840-1862 (available from Van Buren County Historical Society).
1841
June 17
Grandchild (Edward Cyrus Moore) Born:  This child was a son of Loucinda but was reared by his grandparents, David and Margaret Haston.  His father's first name and fate are unknown to us.  Although he was born as Edward Cyrus Moore, he later took on the Haston surname.  He was known as Edward Moore in his stepfather's (Abraham Trogdon, Sr.) 1855-1857 estate sale.  He was then known as E.C. Haston from 1860 until his death in Warren Co, TN in 1898.  According to the 1900 Warren County, TN census, Loucinda only bore one child and that child was not living at the time of the census.  Cynus [sic] Haston was married to Carline Grissom in Van Buren County, TN on June 1860, by P. Moore, M.G.. (Source: Page 46 of WPA transcriptions of Van Buren County, TN Marriage Records, Book A, 1840-1861.)
Source:  Lynn Schiller
1841
July
Enumeration of Van Buren Co Males:  David Haston appears on a list of Van Buren County males over 21 years of age.
Source:  Page 60 of The History of Van Buren County, Tennessee: The Early Canebreakers, 1840-1940 by Landon Daryle Medley (1984).
1842 Van Buren County Tax:  David Haston lived in District 3 of Van Buren County, TN and owned 295 acres at the time of this tax record.
Source:  Page 38 of Van Buren County, TN Poll Tax Records, 1840-1862 (available from Van Buren County Historical Society).
1842
April
Trial Witness: David Haston seems to have witnessed a trial in a case that dealt with condemning some of Vardry Camp's land in order that it could be sold for payment of a  debt to Anthony A.W. Dibrell.
Source: Pages 59-60 of Van Buren County, TN Circuit Court Minutes, Volume A - April 1842 Session.
1842
August
Juryman: David Haston was a juryman on the case of James Wright v. John R. Clark.
Source: Page 81 of Van Buren County, TN Circuit Court Minutes, Volume A - August 1842 Session.
1843 Van Buren County Tax:  David Haston lived in District 3 of Van Buren County, TN and owned 295 acres at the time of this tax record.
Source:  Page 38 of Van Buren County, TN Poll Tax Records, 1840-1862 (available from Van Buren County Historical Society).
1843
April 24
Juryman: Summoned and elected to the jury of the April 1843 session of the circuit court, as of April 24, 1843.
Source: Page 106 of Van Buren County, TN Circuit Court Minutes, Volume A - April 1843 session.
1843
August 1843
Indicted for Assault on John T. Shockley:  The Grand Jury returned this indictment to court: The State of Tennessee against David Haston for an assault and battery on the body of John T. Shockley, a true bill.
Source: Page 132 of Van Buren County, TN Circuit Court Minutes, Volume A - August1843 session.
1843
December 26
Found guilty for Assault and Battery: State v. David Haston (assault & battery on John T. Shockley). The indictment for this case had been brought to court in the August 1843 session. David Haston pleaded "not guilty." The jury (Arthur Mitchell and other close relatives to David Haston were not on this jury) found him guilty. He was fined $5.00 and court costs and was placed under the custody of the sheriff until he paid the fine and court costs.  William Shockley, Jr. came into court and made himself security for David Haston's fine and court costs.
Pages 139-140 of Van Buren County, TN Circuit Court Minutes - Volume A - December 1843 session.
1843
December
Removed from a Jury: In the case of James Brown v. James Sparkman and John Sparkman, David Haston was withdrawn from the jury, but no reason is given.
Source: Page 153 of Van Buren County, TN Circuit Court Minutes - Volume A - December 1843 session.
1844 Van Buren County Tax:  David Haston lived in District 3 of Van Buren County, TN and owned 295 acres at the time of this tax record.
Source:  Page 38 of Van Buren County, TN Poll Tax Records, 1840-1862 (available from Van Buren County Historical Society).
1844
April 22
Juryman: David Haston summoned to jury duty on the Grand Jury of the April 1844 session of the circuit court, as of April 22, 1844. David Haston and James A. Haston were elected to and empanelled on that Grand Jury.
Source: Page 159 of Van Buren County, TN Circuit Court Minutes - Volume A - April 1844 session.
1844
April
Juryman: David Haston was on the jury  in the case of State v. Thomas Stipe, John L. Grissom, and William Lawson (presentment for gaming).
Source: Page 164 of Van Buren County, TN Circuit Court Minutes - Volume A - April 1844 session.
1844
April
Juryman: David Haston was on the jury in the trial of Lorenzo Dilleron (spelling?) v. Joseph Lane (debt).
Source: Page 167 of Van Buren County, TN Circuit Court Minutes - Volume A - April 1844 session.
1844
April
Juryman: David Haston was on the jury in the trial of William Overton v. John Sparkman and James Sparkman (appeal).
Source: Page 168 of Van Buren County, TN Circuit Court Minutes - Volume A - April 1844 session.
1844
December 25
Performed a Wedding:  David Haston, J.P. officiated the wedding of John Brock and Susana Shockley in Van Buren County, TN.
Source:  Page 10 of WPA transcriptions of Van Buren County, Tennessee Marriage Records, Volume A, 1840-1861.
1845 Van Buren County Tax:  David Haston lived in District 3 of Van Buren County, TN and owned 295 acres at the time of this tax record.
Source:  Page 38 of Van Buren County, TN Poll Tax Records, 1840-1862 (available from Van Buren County Historical Society).
1845
April
Juryman: David Haston was a juryman on the case of State v. Hiram Tacket (rape of a minor girl), Mary Davis the prosecutor. The case was postponed until the next morning so that the jury could arrive at a verdict. See page 242 entry below.
Note: The Grand Jury returned an indictment for this case in April 1844 (see middle of page 162 in the April 1844 circuit court minutes). The eight-year-old girl was Elizabeth Davis.
Source: Page 231 of Van Buren County, TN Circuit Court Minutes - Volume A - April 1845 session.
1845
April
Juryman: Continuation of State v. Hiram Tacket (rape of minor girl), Mary Davis the prosecutor. The jury had not come to a verdict so they were sequestered for another day to do so.
Source: Page 242 of Van Buren County, TN Circuit Court Minutes - Volume A - April 1845 session.
1845
April
Juryman: Continuation of State v. Hiram Tacket (rape of minor girl), Mary Davis the prosecutor. Again, the jury could not arrive at a verdict. The jury was dismissed and the case was rescheduled for the next session of circuit court. The defendant was kept in jail for safe keeping.
Source: Page 246 of Van Buren County, TN Circuit Court Minutes - Volume A - April 1845 session.
1845
July 3
Performed a Wedding:  David Haston, J.P. officiated the wedding of Joseph C. Haston and Martha Denney in Van Buren County, TN.
Sources:  Page 106 of 35,000 Tennessee Marriage Records and Bonds, 1783-1870, Volume 2, G-N; Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1981.  Edited by Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr. and Mrs. Ella Lee Sheffield.  Also, page 11 of WPA transcriptions of Van Buren County, Tennessee Marriage Records, Volume A, 1840-1861.
1845
August
Summoned to the Jury: David Haston was summoned to the jury for this August 1845 session of circuit court. He was not elected to the main jury for this session. His role was probably to continue the case of State v. Hiram Tacket. See the note below.
Source: Page 247 of Van Buren County, TN Circuit Court Minutes - Volume A - August 1845 session.
Note: Continuation of State v. Hiram Tackett (rape of minor girl), Mary Davis the prosecutor. This case was postponed until the next term of the circuit court and the defendant was returned to jail. David Haston's name is not mentioned, but this was the case for which he had been serving as a juryman.  Eventually the case was supposed to be passed on to the Tennessee Supreme Court but the defendant is ultimately not prosecuted and is released from the local circuit court.
Source: Pages 249, 269, 284, 288, 93, 301-302, and 309 of Van Buren County, TN Circuit Court Minutes - Volume A - August 1845 session.
1845
August
Juryman: David Haston was a juryman on the case State v. John Wallis and James Smith (presentment for open and notorious lewdness).
Source: Page 250 of Van Buren County, TN Circuit Court Minutes - Volume A - August 1845 session.
1845
August
Juryman: David Haston was a juryman on the case State v. David Meadows (assault & battery), Nancy Law the prosecutor.
Source: Page 252 of Van Buren County, TN Circuit Court Minutes - Volume A - August 1845 session.
1845
August
Juryman: David Haston was a Juryman on the case The President and Directors of the Bank of Tennessee v. James Sparkman, John Sparkman, Andrew J. McElroy, and Joel Douglass (debt).
Source: Page 254 of Van Buren County, TN Circuit Court Minutes - Volume A - August 1845 session.
1845
August 14
Performed a Wedding:  David Haston, J.P. officiated the wedding of Shadrach Mooneyham and Margaret Haston in Van Buren County, TN.
Source:  Page 11 of WPA transcriptions of Van Buren County, Tennessee Marriage Records, Volume A, 1840-1861.
1846 Van Buren County Tax:  David Haston lived in District 3 of Van Buren County, TN and owned 295 acres at the time of this tax record.
Source:  Page 38 of Van Buren County, TN Poll Tax Records, 1840-1862 (available from Van Buren County Historical Society).
1846
April
State v. Elias Cole, David Haston, and Isaac Haston (affray): Thomas Stipe was the prosecutor. Isaac Haston pleaded guilty and was fined $2.50 and court costs. William Hodges was security for Isaac's fine and costs. No mention is made of David Haston's response or court action related to him.
Source: Page 298 of Van Buren County, TN Circuit Court Minutes - Volume A - April 1846 session.
1846
July 21
Performed a Wedding:  David Haston, J.P. officiated the wedding of George W. Christian and Jane Haston in Van Buren County, TN.
Source:  Page 13 of WPA transcriptions of Van Buren County, Tennessee Marriage Records, Volume A, 1840-1861.
1846
August
Affray Case in Court Again: State v. Elias Cole and David Haston (affray), Thomas Stipe was the prosecutor. An order was issued to the sheriff of White County to arrest Elias Cole and return him to the next session of the circuit court for Van Buren County. David Haston was not mentioned, other than in the title of the case.
Source: Page 308 of Van Buren County, TN Circuit Court Minutes - Volume A - August 1846 session.
1846
August
Affray Case in Court Again: State v. David Haston and Elias Cole (affray), Thomas Stipe was the prosecutor. David Haston pleaded "not guilty." The jury declared David Haston to be "guilty" as charged and fined him $2.50 and court costs. William F. Carter was security for David Haston's fine and court costs.
Note: David Haston, assuming this was the son of Daniel Haston, would have been about 69 years old at this time.
Source: Page 312 of Van Buren County, TN Circuit Court Minutes - Volume A - August 1846 session.
1846
December 29
Not Associated with Burritt College:  David Haston's name was not associated with the stockholders or trustees of Spencer, TN's Burritt College.  Burritt College was affiliated with the Christian Church.
Source: Burritt College, 1846-1915 Records, TSLA microfilm #1122.
1847 Van Buren County Tax:  David Haston lived in District 3 of Van Buren County, TN and owned 295 acres at the time of this tax record.
Source:  Page 38 of Van Buren County, TN Poll Tax Records, 1840-1862 (available from Van Buren County Historical Society).
1847
January 7
Performed a Wedding:  David Haston, J.P. officiated the wedding of Nathaniel Moore and Louisa Hopkins in Van Buren County, TN.
Source:  Page 14 of WPA transcriptions of Van Buren County, Tennessee Marriage Records, Volume A. 1840-1861.
1847
March 28
Performed a Wedding:  David Haston, J.P. officiated the wedding of M.G. Haston and Rachel Wheeler  in Van Buren County, TN.
Source:  Page 106 of 35,000 Tennessee Marriage Records and Bonds, 1783-1870, Volume 2, G-N; Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1981.  Edited by Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr. and Mrs. Ella Lee Sheffield.  Also, page 15 of WPA transcriptions of Van Buren County, Tennessee Marriage Records, Volume A. 1840-1861.
1847
May 9
Performed a Wedding:  David Haston, J.P. officiated the wedding of John C. Haston and Nettie Howard in Van Buren County, TN.
Source:  Page 106 of 35,000 Tennessee Marriage Records and Bonds, 1783-1870, Volume 2, G-N; Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1981.  Edited by Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr. and Mrs. Ella Lee Sheffield.  Also, page 15 of WPA transcriptions of Van Buren County, Tennessee Marriage Records, Volume A. 1840-1861.
1848 Van Buren County Tax:  David Haston lived in District 3 of Van Buren County, TN and owned 295 acres at the time of this tax record.
Source:  Page 38 of Van Buren County, TN Poll Tax Records, 1840-1862 (available from Van Buren County Historical Society).
1848
January 5
David Purchased Lots in Spencer, TN:  David purchased seven lots when the town of Spencer (county seat of Van Buren Co) was "laid off."  He sold them later.  One of them (Lot # 44) was sold to the Christian Church on February 5, 1853 for $20.  David originally paid $14 for the lot (or for all seven of the lots?).  Aaron Seitz and W.B. Huddleston were bishops of the church at that time.  Willie Steakley and William Lewis were witnesses to the transaction.  
Source:  Pages 81 and 233 of The History of Van Buren County, Tennessee: The Early Canebreakers, 1840-1940 by Landon Daryle Medley (1984).  [Original source, Van Buren Co, TN Deeds, Volume B, pages 222, 223, 269]
1849 Van Buren County Tax:  David Haston lived in District 3 of Van Buren County, TN and owned 295 acres at the time of this tax record.
Source:  Page 38 of Van Buren County, TN Poll Tax Records, 1840-1862 (available from Van Buren County Historical Society).
1849
September 2
Sold Spencer Lot # 41:  David Haston sold Lot # 41 to William Shockly for $75.00.  John Gillentine and Witson Griffon were witnesses.  The transaction was recorded by County Court Clerk Arthur L. Parker on August 2, 1852.
Source:  Page 223 of Van Buren County, Tennessee Deed Book B, TSLA microfilm roll #26.
1850 Federal Census for Van Buren Co:  David Hastion was in the 1850 US Federal Census for Van Buren Co (3rd District), TN.  These persons are included in his household:  Hastion, David 74; Margaret 64; Katherine 13; Richmond J. 12; Seyrus E. 10.  The record indicates that David was born in VA and that Margaret was born in NC.
Source:  1850 US Census for Van Buren Co (3rd District), TN (page 375).
1850 Van Buren County Tax:  David Haston lived in District 3 of Van Buren County, TN and owned 295 acres at the time of this tax record.
Source:  Page 38 of Van Buren County, TN Poll Tax Records, 1840-1862 (available from Van Buren County Historical Society).
1850
August
Security for Thomas Stipe and Vass Lawson: David and M.G. Haston, along with several other men, appeared in court and indebted themselves to the court as security for Thomas Stipe and Vass Lawson, in the case State v. Thomas Stipe and Vass Lawson (lewdness).
 
1851 Van Buren County Tax:  David Haston lived in District 3 of Van Buren County, TN and owned 245 acres at the time of this tax record.  Note that this is 50 acres less than the previous year's tax record.
Source:  Page 38 of Van Buren County, TN Poll Tax Records, 1840-1862 (available from Van Buren County Historical Society).
1851
August
Juryman: Summoned to jury duty for this August 1851 term, beginning August 25, and was elected to the Grand Jury.
Source: Page 47 of Van Buren County, TN Circuit Court Minutes - Volume B - August 1851 session.
Note: This seems to be the last time that David Haston appeared in any kind of court activity. He was born May 6, 1777, so in May of the following year (1752) he would have turned age 75.
1852 Van Buren County Tax:  David Haston lived in District 3 of Van Buren County, TN and owned 245 acres (same as the previous year) at the time of this tax record.
Source:  Page 38 of Van Buren County, TN Poll Tax Records, 1840-1862 (available from Van Buren County Historical Society).
1852
April 5
Sold Spencer Lots #48, #49, #50:  David sold these lots to Joel Dunlap for $265.  W.B. Cummings and Harmon York were witnesses.  The transaction was recorded by County Court Clerk Arthur L. Parker on October 14, 1853.
Source:  Page 255 of Van Buren County, Tennessee Deed Book B, TSLA microfilm roll #26.
1853 Van Buren County Tax:  David Haston lived in District 3 of Van Buren County, TN and owned 295 acres at the time of this tax record.  This was the same amount that David owned earlier, except for 1851 & 1852 (245 acres for those two years).  In years subsequent to 1853, David's tax record does not indicate any ownership of property.  Did he transfer his property to family members at this time?  It may be significant that David's youngest son, William Carroll Haston, owned 50 acres previous to 1854 but owned 284 acres at the time of the 1854 tax record.  Perhaps he inherited or purchased his father's (David's) land holdings. 
Source:  Page 38 [and page 40, for the William Carroll Haston record] of Van Buren County, TN Poll Tax Records, 1840-1862 (available from Van Buren County Historical Society).
1853
February 5
David Sold Lot # 44 to Spencer Christian Church:  See the above 1848 entry.  He sold the lot for $20.00, which is more than he paid for it.  But he gave the church a good deal on this lot, since he had sold the four of the other lots for $75 each. 
Sources:  Page 233 of The History of Van Buren County, Tennessee: The Early Canebreakers, 1840-1940 by Landon Daryle Medley (1984).  Page 269 of Van Buren County, Tennessee Deed Book B, TSLA microfilm roll #26.
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Note:  According to page 272 of Memorial and Biographical Record of the Cumberland Region (Chicago: Ogle and Co., 1898):  "Both David and Margaret Haston of Van Buren were active members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and before a house of worship was erected in their community, services were often held in their home."  According to Dwight Haston, David and Margaret in later years identified themselves with the Christian church in Spencer.  However, other than the sale of this property to the Spencer Christian Church, we have no other record that David Haston affiliated with the Christian Church or Church of Christ.
1853
April 28
David Owned Daniel's Home Place:  On this day, David's son, Isaac T. Haston was granted 215 acres from the state of TN on the waters of the Caney Fork.  The description of the boundaries of this tract mention "the mouth of David Haston's Spring branch."  This is likely to be a description of the big spring ("Haston's Big Spring") that flows out of the hillside just below where Daniel Haston's ("Haston Station") house was located.  Thus, it seems to indicate that David Haston owned the property where his father lived.
Source:  Page 291 of Mountain District Land Grants, Book Y (TSLA, Roll 149) and page 80 of Mountain District Land Grants, Book 10 (TSLA, Roll 161).
1854
January 27
Transfer of Land to William Carroll Haston, Sr.:  David sold five tracts of land (apparently, all of his land) to his youngest son, William Carroll Haston, for the meager price of $1000.  
Source:  Exhibit No. 1 (pages 157-159 or 140-142; two sets of hand printed page numbers) from the Van Haston deposition in a court case (C.T. Haston, et. al. vs Ella Harris, et. al) that began in Van Buren county and was eventually settled in the TN State Supreme Court in Nashville, TN.  The first page of the document bears the numbers 21989-90 and MT 1602.  This document (more than 300 pages) is available from the TN State Library and Archives.
1854
July 5
Sold Spencer Lot # 46:  David sold lot # 46 to F.E. Harker for $20.00, which was the same deal that he gave the Christian Church for lot # 44 and $55.00 less than what he got for the other lots.
Source:  Page 283 of Van Buren County, TN Deed Book B, TSLA microfilm reel # 26.
1857
February 24
Death of Margaret Roddy Haston:  The David Haston family Bible record says that "Marget Haston died the 24 day of February 1857 A.D."  This matches the information given in William Carroll Haston's biographical sketch which says that "the parents both died before the war, the mother preceding her husband three or four years."
Source:  Page 77 of the Van Buren County Historical Journal, Volume VIII, 1988.
1860
March 17
Acknowledged Earlier Land Transaction:  David Haston "personally appeared before" W.B. Scarbrough (Van Buren County Deputy Clerk) in order to confirm his witness of the September 14, 1837 transaction of land from Sarah ("Sery") Haston and her children to Charles P. Shockley and another transaction to Charles P. Shockley and Wm. Denney.
Source:  Pages 605-608 of Van Buren County, TN Deed Book B, TSLA microfilm reel # 26.
1860
April 1

Death of David Haston:  "Died intestate before 7 May 1860 when Isaac T. Haston was appointed administrator. (Van Buren Co. TN, Co Ct Min, 2/399)  An inventory and sale
were recorded. (Ibid 406)."  The David Haston Bible record (from Volume VIII of Van Buren Co Historical Journal, 1988) indicates that he died on April 1, 1860.  (Margret Rhinehart once told Dwight Haston that she had the original pages of this Bible "in her hands" when she transcribed this record.  The current location of the Bible record is now unknown.)
Sources:  Tennessee Tidbits, 1778-1914 (Volume IV) by Marjorie Hood Fischer, page 198.  Also, page 399 of Van Buren County, TN court minutes (May 7, 1860).  TSLA microfilm #14 for Van Buren County, TN.
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" Isaac T. HASTON appointed administrator with securities William Sparkman and Ichabod Mitchell. 33---1/4/1869--Settlement by Isaac T. Haston adm. David Haston deceased."
Source:  Unknown
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David Haston is listed in the AIS Mortality Schedules Index as having died of "gravel" (kidney stones) in April of 1860 in Van Buren Co, TN at age 83.  He is listed as having been born in VA and was a farmer.
Source:  AIS Mortality Schedules Index (ID # MRT197_14) - see Ancestry.com.

Note:  Isaac T. Haston may have been the oldest son of David Haston who remained in the White/Van Buren Counties area of Tennessee at the time of David's death.  David's son William Carroll Haston was born about two years after the birth of Isaac T. Haston.  James W. Haston, from some records, seems to have died in 1858 in Van Buren County.  He would have been older than Isaac T. Haston.  However, in the October 1861 court session he was credited with one pole (poll), which certainly seems to suggest that he was living at that time.  Montgomery G. Haston, who lived in the area at this time and was a Van Buren County Justice of the Peace, was born in 1823 (or perhaps 1824 or 1825) and was thus older than Isaac T. Haston.  The fact that M.G. Haston was not named as the administrator of David's estate would seem to confirm that he was not a son of David Haston (as the David Haston family Bible record also indicates).

1860
July
Report of David Haston's Estate Sale:  "This day Isaac T. Haston administrator of David Haston red [sic] in open court an inventory of and report of sale of the personal property of the said David Haston dcd.  which was received and ordered to be recorded."
Source:  Page 406 of Van Buren County, TN county court minutes - July 1860 term.  (TSLA microfilm #14 for Van Buren County, TN)
1862
November 5
David Haston's Estate Settlement:  Isaac T. Haston appeared in the Van Buren County court on this date and the settlement of David Haston's (decd) estate was approved and was to be recorded.
Source:  Page 136 of Van Buren County court minutes which contain the November 1862 session.  TSLA microfilm #14 for Van Buren County, TN.
1865
December 4
David Haston's Estate Settlement Again in Court:  The court clerk read a settlement with Isaac T. Haston, Administrator, regarding the estate of David Haston, which was received, confirmed, and ordered to be recorded.
Source:  Page 239 of Van Buren County court minutes which contain the December 1865 session.  TSLA microfilm #14 for Van Buren County, TN.

Note: The delay in finalizing the settlement of David's estate would have been related to the Civil War.


Sherry Mirkovic, original contributor (in 2000) for the David Haston timeline but further developed by Wayne Haston since that time.