About the Daniel Haston Family Association

A 501 (c)(7) IRS-Approved Association

Rescuing from oblivion the history and stories of our early Hastons and related ancestors.

Daniel Haston was an American pioneer, born in northern Virginia.  In about 1783 he moved his family to what is now East Tennessee and eventually settled in what became White County of Middle Tennessee.  

His father, Henry Hiestand, was a 1727 immigrant to America from the German Rhineland.  But the Hiestand family originated in Canton Zürich of Switzerland.  They were Anabaptists (Mennonites) who had to flee their Swiss homeland because of persecution for their simple Biblical faith. 

Daniel, a first generation born-American, was a very simple man who had 13 or so children and dozens of grandchildren who scattered from Tennessee throughout the Midwest and pretty much all over the Western USA.  

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An Association of Daniel Haston’s Descendants and Other Folks Who Are Interested in Daniel and His Extensive Family

Daniel’s original surname was Hiestand, but it morphed into many different spellings–Haston, Hastin, Hasten, Hasting, Hastings, Hastain, etc.  Regardless of how our “H” names are spelled, we are all members of one big family. 

And you certainly don’t have to carry one of those names to be a part The Daniel Haston Family Association.  Anyone related to the family, directly or indirectly, is welcome to join in as we seek to research, preserve, and honor the history and heritage of the vast Daniel Haston family.  

We would like to see the association grow, not only as a repository and disseminator of historical information, but also as group of committed family members who could assist with Haston-related projects.  For example, one goal would be to raise funds to help with the upkeep of some key cemeteries where our ancestors are buried.   

We will be making known some of the association’s financial needs along the–annual costs of our website as well as some opportunities to assist with some Haston heritage projects.

To become a member of our association, go to "Register" on the main menu at the top of the page.  Also, please share this page with others who might have an interest in joining the Daniel Haston Family Association.

“Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations:
ask thy father, and he will show thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.”

Deuteronomy 32:7 King James Version (KJV)

Don’t you hope someday someone will be here
to help your descendants remember you?

The Legacy of Service - Honoring Military Veterans from the Haston and Related Families

The Legacy of Service is a military honor society within the Daniel Haston Family Association.  It was organized to recognize and honor military veterans who are in any way related to the Daniel Haston Family.

If you are military veteran from the extended Daniel Haston Family (including related families), we invite you to submit information about your military service.  Also, consider submitting your ancestors’ military service information for admittance into the Legacy of Service military honor society.

Coordinated by Major General Max Haston, Retired


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