Carissa Renee Haston – Her Story of Suffering and Faith

The Life of Carissa Haston – Her Joys, Sufferings, & Faith Carissa Renee Haston, age 45, of New Cumberland, PA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, surrounded by her Mom and Dad, two sisters, Faith and Celeste, and Faith’s husband, Ben. She was born on October 28, 1977, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to WayneContinue reading “Carissa Renee Haston – Her Story of Suffering and Faith”

Dr. Fred Dexter Haston

Dr. Fred Dexter Haston, M.D. How many men or women are prominent enough to have a 700-word article about them in a history book of the state they lived in for 20 years or so?  One Great-Great Grandson of Daniel Haston did!  Several years ago, even before I began researching my Haston family, I happenedContinue reading “Dr. Fred Dexter Haston”

A Forbes Legend – Stephen Mathai-Davis (Descendant of Daniel Haston)

Stephen Mathai-Davis – “A Forbes Legend” Descendant of Daniel Haston through His Son, Jeremiah Haston On Friday afternoon, July 22, 2022, just shortly before our Daniel Haston Family Reunion officially began, Claire Aufrance received a phone call telling her that her beloved cousin, Stephen Mathai-Davis, had passed away suddenly and completely unexpectedly.  Claire and herContinue reading “A Forbes Legend – Stephen Mathai-Davis (Descendant of Daniel Haston)”

Elwood C. Haston

Sergeant Elwood C. Haston – Veteran of WWII in Europe Soldier from the “Greatest Generation” On this day, July 11, 2022, Sergeant Elwood C. Haston would have been 100 years old.  Today, and in future days when you read this article, we hope you will say “Thank you, for your service!” in your heart forContinue reading “Elwood C. Haston”

Chris Haston – NBC Photographer

Chris Haston – Our Reunion Portrait Photographer Brief Bio of Chris Haston Source: https://www.marathi.tv/anchor/chris-haston/ Chris Haston was born Christopher Haston on June 27, 1962, in Harbor City, CA, where he was also raised.  When he was nine years old, his stepfather gave him a camera and he has been hooked on the art of photographyContinue reading “Chris Haston – NBC Photographer”

Three D.L. Hastons – 1848, 1852, & 1856

Three (+1) D.L. Hastons – Contemporaries in Van Buren Co, TN What were their parents thinking? David La-van’-der Haston You will see this “L” name spelled “Levander” & “Lavender” and etc., but I’m fairly confident it is was Lavander for all three men. In 1848, a baby born in the Haston Big Spring area ofContinue reading “Three D.L. Hastons – 1848, 1852, & 1856”

Major Bob Haston – Near-Death Post-War Ejection from a Cockpit

Major Bob Haston – Near-Death Post-War Ejection On an Airfield Tarmac in Lincoln, Nebraska Daniel Haston Family Roots Enlistment & the Silver Dollar Distinguished Flying Cross Mission #17 Tragedy Stalag Luft III POW Camp Near Deadly Postwar Ejection Early Post-War Life January of 1946 after their December 22, 1945 Marriage Robert Weldon Haston met andContinue reading “Major Bob Haston – Near-Death Post-War Ejection from a Cockpit”

Major Bob Haston – Stalag Luft III Prisoner of War

Major Bob Haston – Prisoner of War in Stalag Luft III Daniel Haston Family Roots Enlistment & the Silver Dollar Distinguished Flying Cross Mission #17 Tragedy Stalag Luft III POW Camp Near Deadly Postwar Ejection German POW Camp Stalag Luft III North Compound of German POW Camp – Stalag Luft III Stalag Luft III wasContinue reading “Major Bob Haston – Stalag Luft III Prisoner of War”

Major Bob Haston – Disastrous Mission #17

Major Bob Haston – The Disaster of Mission #17 Shot Down, Severely Burned, 5 Crewmen Captured, 5 Killed Daniel Haston Family Roots Enlistment & the Silver Dollar Distinguished Flying Cross Mission #17 Tragedy Stalag Luft III POW Camp Near Deadly Postwar Ejection Lt. Bob Haston’s Crew (Bob is 3rd from the left end) – ProbablyContinue reading “Major Bob Haston – Disastrous Mission #17”

Major Bob Haston – The Distinguished Flying Cross

Major Bob Haston – The “Distinguished Flying Cross” Experience Daniel Haston Family Roots Enlistment & the Silver Dollar Distinguished Flying Cross Mission #17 Tragedy Stalag Luft III POW Camp Near Deadly Postwar Ejection What Did it Mean to “Catch Flak” in an Aerial Assault? German 88mm Flak Anti-Aircraft Gun The versatile 88mm cannon was Germany’sContinue reading “Major Bob Haston – The Distinguished Flying Cross”

Major Bob Haston – The Silver Dollar Story

Major Bob Haston, WW II Hero – The Silver Dollar Story Daniel Haston Family Roots Enlistment & the Silver Dollar Distinguished Flying Cross Mission #17 Tragedy Stalag Luft III POW Camp Near Deadly Postwar Ejection When the war started, he wanted to sign up immediately but his mother thought he was too young. She toldContinue reading “Major Bob Haston – The Silver Dollar Story”

Major Robert Weldon Haston, His WWII Stories

Stories of a World War II Haston Hero – His Haston Family Roots Lieutenant (later Major) Robert “Bob” Weldon Haston The following links will be activated, as his stories are posted throughout the “Memorial Month” of May. Daniel Haston Family Roots Enlistment & the Silver Dollar Distinguished Flying Cross Mission #17 Tragedy Stalag Luft IIIContinue reading “Major Robert Weldon Haston, His WWII Stories”

Joe Diffie – Descendant of Our Daniel Haston

Joe Diffie – Grand Ole Opry Descendant of Daniel Haston Yes, his great-great-grandfather was my great grandfather David Montgomery Haston. His great grandfather was Jack Haston a nephew of my granddaddy. His grandmother and my mother were first cousins. I did know his grandmother. She helped me when I was doing our Haston tree. WeContinue reading “Joe Diffie – Descendant of Our Daniel Haston”

Marlin Shelton Haston

Marlin Shelton Haston, 1928-2022 Marlin Haston, 93, passed away on January 1, 2022. He was born September 5, 1928, Spencer (Van Buren County) of the late R.C. Haston Sr. and Etta (Smith) Haston. He is survived by his son, David (Laura) Haston of Dandridge; daughter, Jean Ann Hall of Hartsville, and daughter-in-law Brenda Haston ofContinue reading “Marlin Shelton Haston”

Clarence E. Haston, Jr.

“Bud” (Clarence E.) Haston, Jr. Awarded the Gold Star Honor In WWII – An Honor Nobody Wants to Win – Thanks to Chuck Haston of McMinnville, TN for sharing this information with us.  Chuck’s father (Judge Charles D. Haston) is Bud Haston’s kid brother. “Bud” Haston (Clarence Eugene Haston, Jr.) grew up in McMinnville ofContinue reading “Clarence E. Haston, Jr.”

William A. Haston – Mexican War Hero

William A. Haston – A Mexican War Hero (Grandson of Daniel through Jesse) I have no photo of him.  I have no details of his specific activities during his year of service in the Mexican War.  He was only a private.  He was only a volunteer, not a member of the Regular Army.  He onlyContinue reading “William A. Haston – Mexican War Hero”

Tragic Death of Wm Carroll Haston, Jr.

A Step in the Dark Hurled Wm. Carroll Haston, Jr. into Eternity July 17, 1890 Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville, Tennessee A shudder passed through the convention hall last night when the announcement was made that a man had fallen from the second story of the Capitol and killed.  The Chairman of the White CountyContinue reading “Tragic Death of Wm Carroll Haston, Jr.”

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