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
2023 Hiestand-Haston Europe Tour Price and Other Details June 14-27, 2023 – Switzerland and Rhineland Germany Download a Printable Copy of the Itinerary and Form
30 – Our Hastons Moved West of the Cumberland Mountain Through the Tellico Treaties of October 25 and 27, 1805, Cherokee chiefs ceded to the
14 – Were our Ancient Swiss Hiestands Spiritist-Pagans? Although I can’t say for sure, it is probable, that our Medieval ancestors were pagans who lived
Gathering for All Haston Families – July 22-23, 2022 The First ALL Daniel Haston Family Get-Together in 200+ Years! The Schedule Important: Keep in mind
15 – Einsiedeln Abbey, Home of the Swiss “Black Madonna” Tuesday, June 20, 2023, our Hiestand-Haston tour group will visit the largest church in Switzerland–the
29 – Resolving the “McComisky Mystery” in the Haston Family A common piece of erroneous family lore has circulated among Daniel Haston family members for
28 – David Haston – Distinguishes Himself as a Young Adult Adjacent to a 2020 $45 Million Development Project At age 25, David Haston became
12 – The Richterswil Museum In June 2023, while our Hiestand-Haston tour group is in Richterswil, Switzerland, we will have an opportunity to visit the
26 – Daniel Haston’s Many Experiences in the Courtroom While Living in Knox County, TN When Daniel was a young man back in Shenandoah County,
25 – Another of Daniel Haston’s Boys in Trouble Joseph and the Broken-Down Fence Let’s start with a couple of definitions, for those of you
9 – The 13th-16th Century Wädenswil Castle Above Richterswil Alt-Wädenswil Castle, the residence of the barons von Wädenswil, was inaugurated in the 13th century. The
24 – David Haston Cut Tails Off a Neighbor’s Horned Cows Some of us Haston boys have been known for mischief. Just ask people who