Haston Family History Blog Articles

Books

Our Pre-Daniel Haston European Roots

New Release - Book 1 of a 4-Part Series The Heritage of Daniel Haston - His Swiss Ancestors and the Experiences that Drove His Father to America Book 1 (Heritage) of a 4 part series - The Heritage, Life, and Legacy of Daniel Haston My 2022 book, The Story of...
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Legacy of Service Honor Gallery

Haston – Edward Earl

In Baumholder, Germany Edward Earl Haston 1932 - 2002 Obituary Grave Rank and Branch of Military Corporal, Army Years of Service 1951 - 1954 Locations of Training, Deployment, and Service Baumholder, Germany Wartime Theaters of Assignment and Major Battles Korean War Relationship to the Daniel Haston Family Descended through David...
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Legacy of Service Honor Gallery

Haston – Fred Marion

1915 - 2000 Dr. Fred Marion Haston, Sr. Rank and Branch of Military Army Air Corps - Captain (perhaps Major prior to discharge)We know he was a Captain for sure (can see his Captain's bars on his picture).  I think he may have been promoted to Major prior to being...
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Notable Hastons

Skip Ockomon – His Story

From Atheist-Alcoholic-Addict-& Suicidal to the Light I'm proud to call Skip my first cousin once removed - his mother was Mary Ruth Haston, my first cousin, and my Mom's best friend in their growing up years. I encourage you to listen to Skip's inspiring story. -Wayne Haston Skip Ockomon, a...
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Stories

Part 3 – Search for the Man Who Killed Revenue Agent Hugh Lowery

Part 3 - In Search of a Bootlegging Cop Killer Part 1 - The Shooting Death Part 2 - The Shooter, Ernest Price Part 3 - The Search for Ernest Price One of Daniel Haston's G-G-G Granddaughters played a major role in the post-shooting drama. I will tell you some...
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Stories

Part 2 – Ernest Price, the Man Who Shot Hugh Lowery

Part 2 - The Man Behind the Trigger on April 23, 2024 Part 1 - The Shooting Death Part 2 - The Shooter, Ernest Price Part 3 - The Search for Ernest Price One of Daniel Haston's G-G-G Granddaughters played a major role in the post-shooting drama. In Part 3,...
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Stories

Part 1 – Shooting Death of Revenue Officer, Hugh Lowery

Part 1 - Deadly Encounter With Bootleggers in White County, TN Part 1 - The Shooting Death Part 2 - The Shooter, Ernest Price Part 3 - The Search for Ernest Price One of Daniel Haston's G-G-G Granddaughters played a major role in the post-shooting drama. 100 Years Ago -...
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Places of Historic Interest

Spencer Town Spring

The Site That Became Spencer, TN Baptismal pool at the town spring in Spencer, TN in about 1915-17. The woman is Inez Woodlee Isom. -Photo provided by Marr Temples Original Name of the Site that Became Spencer, TennesseeOn Monday, April 6, 1840, Van Buren County Court met for the first time. ...
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Notable Hastons

4 – Major General Max Haston National Guard Armory

A Special Day Honoring Our Cousin, Max Haston I wish every Haston-related man, woman, boy & girl in the USA could have been present today. It would have made you (and them) proud to be a part of this wonderful family. Boyhood Beginnings ROTC to Major General TN Adjutant General...
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Branches of the Haston Family

3 – David Haston & Family in White County, TN

230-Plus Events in the Life of David Haston, Phase 3 Pre-Marriage Life Early Marriage in Knox County, TN White County, TN Years Van Buren County, TN Years Pre-Marriage Life Early Marriage in Knox County, TN White County, TN Years Van Buren County, TN Years If you appreciated this article, please...
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Stories

1938 Murder of Charles Gordon Haston

Murder by Shotgun Blasts in the Face & the Back Then Beaten in the Head with the Stock of the Shotgun My first cousin once removed whom I never met and never knew existed until 80+ years after he was murdered. The Haston Lineage of Charles Gordon Haston It's ironic...
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Notable Hastons

3 – Major General Max Haston, TN Adjutant General

40 Years of Service to Our Country & the State of Tennessee And Max Has Made a Significant Contribution to the "Haston" Name "He made a difference and he went out making a difference." Boyhood Beginnings ROTC to Major General TN Adjutant General Armory Dedication If you want to know...
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Notable Hastons

2 – Max Haston, From the ROTC to a Major General

Max's Development as Military Leader Boyhood Beginnings ROTC to Major General TN Adjutant General Armory Dedication MTSU Forrest Raiders, Military Ball, 1978-79 (Max is front row, far right.)MTSU ROTC Cadets Max Haston and Mark Ferrell,1977-78Middle TN State University Commissioning ServiceMTSU Commissioning with Parents and Wife, AnneLT Haston, Platoon Leader, Fort...
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Notable Hastons

Major General Max Haston National Guard Armory

Congratulations, Max! Thank You For Your Service. This new National Guard Armory near McMinnville, TN will be dedicated to honor our cousin, Major General (retired) Max Haston. “It takes the sun and the stars to align just right to get an armory.” -A Max Haston "Maxism"From the time the process...
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Branches of the Haston Family

4 – David Haston and Family in Van Buren County, TN

230-Plus Events in the Life of David Haston, Phase 4 Pre-Marriage Life Early Marriage in Knox County, TN White County, TN Years Van Buren County, TN Years David Haston's Estate Sale - July 2, 1860, Recorded in Court I.T. Haston admin of David Haston A sale bill of the personal...
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Places of Historic Interest

David Haston’s Spencer Town Lots

David Haston - First Owner of Spencer, TN Town Lot #44 And Six More David Haston was the first owner of Spencer, TN town lots #44 & 45. He sold Lot #44 to the Church of Christ in 1853. Van Buren County, Tennessee was formed early in 1840. During the...
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Notable Hastons

Major General Terry “Max” Haston – Part 1

The Boyhood Beginnings of an Army Major General Baby Max with parents, Jerry Dean and Bettye Claire Woodlee Haston Boyhood Beginnings ROTC to Major General TN Adjutant General Armory Dedication Ancestral Line Back to Henry Hiestand, Immigrant Ancestor I strongly encourage you to view the obituaries of Max's parents and...
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Books

Caney Fork of the Cumberland – Book

A River of Importance to the Early Daniel Haston Family Arthur Weir Crouch, Author TN State Library & Archives (TSLA) Accession #'s 73-88 and Library of Congress # MS 69-1891 Go to the Book Balsam Range performing ‘Caney Fork River‘ in Studio B on September 25, 2015If you like good...
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Places of Historic Interest

The Haston Homeland

Three Counties in Middle Tennessee - The Haston Homeland People often ask me a question like this, "My Haston great-grandfather came from White (or Warren, or Van Buren) County, TN, are we related?"My immediate response, without asking any questions: "Yes, definitely."In fact, the odds are very good if you have "Haston"...
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Events

July 26-27, 2024 All-Hastons Family Reunion

Bringing Together Haston Kinfolk from All Over the USA Some of Daniel Haston's descendants morphed the name into Hastain, Hastin, Hasting, Hastings, and other variant spellings, but he (Daniel Haston) is our first generation-to-America ancestor. In July 2022 the first-ever Daniel Haston All-USA Family Reunion was held in the "Haston...
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