Thomas Archer – an Eccentric Man from Guilford County, NC Who Ended Up With 640 Acres from Military Bounty Land Warrant #2344 This is #3 in a sequence of 3
About the Daniel Haston
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.
Don’t you hope someday someone will be here
to help your descendants remember you?
17a – The “Guilford County Four” And the Epicenter of 1785 Land Fraud – James Glasgow’s “Fairfield” Plantation This is #2 in a sequence of 3 articles. You should read
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 on Revolutionary War Land Grant
Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, Switzerland https://youtu.be/IWVG_ctdGWY The Rhine Falls in Switzerland is the most powerful waterfall in all of Europe. You will see, not only the Rhine Falls in Switzerland,
15 – Henry Hiestand’s Estate Settled and the Family Parts Ways Daniel’s Mother & Father Die in 1777 and 1779 Peter Hiessandt, Sr.’s, (older brother of Daniel) Bible record was
Hiestand-Haston Family Heritage Tour June 14-27, 2023 – Switzerland & Rhineland of Germany Photo above: The “village” of Richterswil in Canton Zurich, Switzerland – where our Hiestand-Haston ancestors lived centuries
14 – Daniel & Christina Nave Hiestand/Haston Newlyweds in Fort Valley, VA Daniel and Christina lived on Passage Creek for the first ten years or so of their marriage. Their
Hiestand-Haston Family Heritage Weekend In the Shenandoah Valley, VA July 23-25 (Friday-Sunday), 2021 Please RSVP near the bottom of the page. Hotel Options in Luray Unfortunately, the Mimslyn Inn has
12 – Hiestand Land in “The Fort” – Fort Valley, Virginia Seven Bends of North Shenandoah River, near Woodstock, VA with Fort Valley in the Massanutten Mountain behind (east of)