|The Hairston Family - 1880 U.S. Census Falls County, Texas|
|No Story Too Small|
Some researchers surmise that it is James. AND, because the birth year is 1846, that James is actually William Hairston, the son of John L. Hairston who was born in 1846.
I will continue to believe that this is Sarah Jane Hairston, not James. A James is not mentioned in earlier census records. Two other census records indicate that Sarah Jane was born in 1845 while this 1880 census gives her a birth year of 1846. A difference of a year is not a deal breaker for me as I have seen far too many errors on census records to change my mind.
|Sarah Jane Hairston - 1850 U.S. Census Hinds County, Mississippi|
|Sarah Jane Hairston - 1860 U.S. Census Hinds County, Mississippi - Note the age indicates 1846 for year of birth.|
|Sarah Jane Hairston - 1900 U.S. Census Erath County, Texas|