Phillip A. HAIRSTON
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Phillip A. HAIRSTON and Lodema Walker CRISWELL
Phillip A. HAIRSTON, son of John L. and Eliza* HAIRSTON was born on May 17, 1852 in Hinds County, MS. He relocated with his family to Falls County, Texas sometime after the Civil War where he married Lodema Walker CRISWELL. Lodema, born in Cherokee County, TX, was the daughter of William Moore CRISWELL and Mary Ann "Polly" EVANS.
Phillip and Lodema had two children; an boy who died at birth and Johnie Myrtlene "Myrtie" HAIRSTON. Phillip and Lodema moved to Erath County, TX in the 1880s and later, in 1905, moved to Baylor County where they spent the remainder of their days.
Myrtie Hairston, my grandmother, born in 1880, married Redic E. Bryan in Erath County in 1900. Myrtie and Redic also moved to Baylor County where both are buried. To see much more about Myrtie, Redic, and their family please go to My Bryan Family web page.
Phillip A. Hairston Lodema Walker CRISWELL HAIRSTON
and their daughter Johnie Myrtlene Hairston
(Picture taken early1890s) My Hairston Family Photographs pages contains pictures of many Hairston cousins. Family names include Chisum, Thompson, Noah, and Gresham.
For much more information and photos about the Hairston family go to Diane Quinn's website. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bryanquinn/index.htm