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24 – Daniel’s Son David Haston Cut Tails Off a Neighbor’s Cows
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24 – Daniel’s Son David Haston Cut Tails Off a Neighbor’s Cows

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 knew us while we were growing up.  For example, out of a class of 212, the principal's daughter I were voted "Most Mischievous" in my...
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08 – The Amazing Richterswil Fountain

08 - The Amazing Richterswil Jet Fountain Weather permitting and etc., we will watch the world famous Richterswil Jet Fountain "spout" on Sunday, June 25, 2023.The Richterswil FONTÄNE, with its height of 101 meters (331 feet), takes eighth place among the top ten, but it is the highest fountain in...
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08 – The Amazing Richterswil Fountain
Understanding Your DNA Results – Darvin Martin Zoom Meeting
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Understanding Your DNA Results – Darvin Martin Zoom Meeting

Understanding Your DNA Results Darvin Martin in Our June 7, 2021 Zoom Meeting https://youtu.be/gplW6ERb2gg Darvin Martin - an expert in Swiss-German Mennonite genetic (DNA) genealogy.  Darvin presents a basic understanding of DNA as it relates to family research.  But there is lots of time for questions and answers. If you...
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23 – Daniel Haston Family – South of Holston River, Opposite Knoxville, TN

23 - Daniel Haston Family, South of the "Holston" River Opposite Knoxville, TN Daniel and family lived in the Knoxville, TN area for about 10 years. There is a lot of information available about his family during that time, so Chapter 14 in the BIG book I'm working on contains...
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23 – Daniel Haston Family – South of Holston River, Opposite Knoxville, TN
22- Two of Daniel Haston’s Siblings in South Central KY
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22- Two of Daniel Haston’s Siblings in South Central KY

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 in South Central KY John Mulkey and his brother Philip Mulkey, sons of Rev. Jonathan Mulkey, were members of the Big Pigeon Baptist Church near...
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21 – Daniel Haston Votes in Favor of the State of Franklin

21 - Daniel Haston Voted in Favor of the State of Franklin So, our Daniel was a "Franklinite" The yellow county - Washington County - is where Abraham Hiestand lived for a few years.  Although there is no (to my knowledge) evidence for Daniel Haston's specific whereabouts in the county,...
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21 – Daniel Haston Votes in Favor of the State of Franklin
07 – Richterswil – Our Swiss “Hometown”
2023 Hiestand-Haston European Heritage Tour

07 – Richterswil – Our Swiss “Hometown”

07 - Richterswil, the "Village" of Our Swiss Hiestands Although our Hiestand ancestors lived in other villages around Lake Zürich, we can probably think of Richterswil as our Swiss hometown.  For that reason, we will be spending four nights in Richterswil, where - in our free times - we can...
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05 – Zürich – Walking Tour of the City

05 - Zürich - A Walking Tour of the City On the afternoon of Saturday, June 17, 2023, we will tour the city of Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland.  It's one of the most important financial centers in the world.  Situated on the north shore of Lake Zurich and...
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05 – Zürich – Walking Tour of the City
20 – Abraham and Daniel Hiestand in the “Overmountain” Wilderness of NC
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20 – Abraham and Daniel Hiestand in the “Overmountain” Wilderness of NC

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 the "Overmountain" region of Western North Carolina.  Well, that's not totally accurate because that area became part of the 16th state of the USA, Tennessee...
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06 – Limmat River – Where Felix Manz Was Martyred

06 - The Drowning Martyrdom of Anabaptist, Felix Manz On Saturday June 17, 2023 we will visit the site on the Limmat River in Zurich City where one of the first Anabaptist leaders, Felix Manz, was executed by drowning solely because of his Anabaptist faith. The people of Zurich crowded...
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06 – Limmat River – Where Felix Manz Was Martyred
19 – The Hiestand Brothers – Abraham and Daniel – Settle in Western North Carolina
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19 – The Hiestand Brothers – Abraham and Daniel – Settle in Western North Carolina

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 Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia and said, “We’re going to the Carolinas,” that did not necessarily mean they were going to the area enclosed in the...
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04 – The Anabaptist Cave – Täuferhöhle, Where Anabaptists Worshipped in Secret

04 - Täuferhöhle (Anabaptist Cave) - Secret Place for Worship - Saturday, June 17, 2023, we will walk up the hill to see where Swiss Brethren (Anabaptists/Mennonites) met to worship in secret. - The German word Täufer = "Baptist" in English, not Baptist as a denomination but Baptist as "one who...
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04 – The Anabaptist Cave – Täuferhöhle, Where Anabaptists Worshipped in Secret
18 – The Mysterious Daniel MG Hastings “Mortality List” Card
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18 – The Mysterious Daniel MG Hastings “Mortality List” Card

18 - The Mysterious Daniel MG. Hastings Mortality List Card The "1830 Revolutionary War Mortality Listing" Card In the early 1970s, Dwight Haston discovered the little card that you see pictured above.  He found it in a research library in Arkansas.  At that time, there was several members of the...
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Submit Name and USPS Address for Occasional Snail-Mailings

Building a USPS (Snail Mail) List for Occasional Mailings Related to the History and Heritage of Daniel Haston & Haston Family Events If your current surname (or the surname of a friend or relative who is related to the pioneer Daniel Haston family) is not spelled "Haston" or "Hastain" (example,...
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Submit Name and USPS Address for Occasional Snail-Mailings
DNA – Explained by Scientist and Genealogist Darvin Martin
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DNA – Explained by Scientist and Genealogist Darvin Martin

DNA - An Introduction by Darvin Martin, Scientist & Genealogist View the June 7, 2021 Zoom Session with the Daniel Haston Family Association View Another Video: Darvin Martin Teaching the Basics of DNA Summary of the Q&A in the Video What are the main tests you can take to learn...
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17b – Thomas Archer – the Eccentric Man from Guilford County, NC Who Ended Up with Warrant #2344

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 articles.  You should read the first two articles before reading this one. 1. "Daniel Haston" Rev War Land Grant 2....
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17b – Thomas Archer – the Eccentric Man from Guilford County, NC Who Ended Up with Warrant #2344
17a – The “Guilford County Four” and Rev War Land Grant Proceedings at Fairfield Plantation
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17a – The “Guilford County Four” and Rev War Land Grant Proceedings at Fairfield Plantation

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 first article before reading this one. 1. "Daniel Haston" Rev War Land Grant 3. Thomas Archer - the Man...
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17 – The “Daniel Haston” Revolutionary War Land Grant

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 #2344.  The right to the land was originally issued to a "Daniel Haston."  But was the name Daniel Haston just...
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17 – The “Daniel Haston” Revolutionary War Land Grant
3 – Hiestand Bakery in Zurich, Switzerland
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3 – Hiestand Bakery in Zurich, Switzerland

Hiestand Bakery Bistro & Shop in Zurich, Switzerland --Here's where we will eat lunch on Friday, June 16, 2023 - on our Hiestand-Haston Family Heritage Tour to Switzerland and the Rhineland of Germany.-- View the Menu Options Alfred (Fredy) Hiestand comes from Hiestand family, which is the honorable bakery brand...
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2 – Rhine Falls, Near Schaffhausen, in Northern Switzerland

Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, Switzerland https://youtu.be/IWVG_ctdGWYThe Rhine Falls in Switzerland  is the most powerful waterfall in all of Europe.  You will see, not only the Rhine Falls in Switzerland, but the awesome landscape and villages that surround the Rhine River.The Rhine River Falls is on a stretch of the Rhine...
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2 – Rhine Falls, Near Schaffhausen, in Northern Switzerland
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