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 Rhineland of Germany. But the Hiestand family originated in Canton Zurich 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 Mid-West and pretty much all over the Western USA.
This is an association of his 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.
“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
Understanding Your DNA Results Darvin Martin in Our June 7, 2021 Zoom Meeting Darvin Martin – an expert in Swiss-German Mennonite genetic (DNA) genealogy. Darvin
23 – Daniel Haston Family, South of the “Holston” River Opposite Knoxville, TN Daniel and family lived in the Knoxville, TN area for about 10
Two of Daniel Haston’s Siblings in South Central, KY The Mill Creek Meeting House Near Tompkinsville, KY. Built in 1804. Abraham Hiestand’s (Hestand’s) Path Ends
21 – Daniel Haston Voted in Favor of the State of Franklin So, our Daniel was a “Franklinite” The yellow county – Washington County –
20 – Abraham and Daniel in the “Overmountain” of NC For approximately 10 to 15 years, Henry Hiestand’s “boys”–Daniel and his older brother Abraham–lived in
19 – Abraham and Daniel Hiestand Settle in the “Carolinas” Headed for “the Carolinas” When the earliest post-Revolution settlers left their homes in places like
04 – Täuferhöhle (Anabaptist Cave) – Secret Place for Worship – Saturday, June 17, 2023, we will walk up the hill to see where Swiss
18 – The Mysterious Daniel MG. Hastings Mortality List Card The “1830 Revolutionary War Mortality Listing” Card In the early 1970s, Dwight Haston discovered the
Building a USPS (Snail Mail) List for Occasional Mailings Related to the History and Heritage of Daniel Haston & Haston Family Events If your current
DNA – An Introduction by Darvin Martin, Scientist & Genealogist View the June 7, 2021 Zoom Session with the Daniel Haston Family Association View Another
Thomas Archer – an Eccentric Man from Guilford County, NC Who Ended Up With 640 Acres from Military Bounty Land Warrant #2344 This is #3
17a – The “Guilford County Four” And the Epicenter of 1785 Land Fraud – James Glasgow’s “Fairfield” Plantation This is #2 in a sequence of
The “Daniel Haston” Rev War Land Grant Legal or Fraudulent? 640 acres in Houston County, TN (west of Nashville) were granted to Thomas Archer, based
02 – Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, Switzerland The Rhine Falls in Switzerland is the most powerful waterfall in all of Europe. You will see, not