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Be Careful What You Hang on Your Tree

Be Careful What You Hang on Your Family Tree It May Haunt Your Family Forever! When I began researching my family history, I was totally at the mercy of other people who had researched the history of the Daniel Haston family before me.  In most cases, their research records turned...
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Next Stage – Feature More of YOUR Family’s Stories

2022 (and beyond) - Featuring More of YOUR Families' Stories We will continue to try to post a variety of stories related to our Daniel Haston family--more history, etc.  But this year we want to begin to hear more of your stories.  All branches of the Haston Family have stories...
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Next Stage – Feature More of YOUR Family’s Stories
Marlin Shelton Haston
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Marlin Shelton Haston

Marlin Shelton Haston, 1928-2022 Marlin Haston, 93, passed away on January 1, 2022. He was born September 5, 1928, Spencer (Van Buren County) of the late R.C. Haston Sr. and Etta (Smith) Haston.He is survived by his son, David (Laura) Haston of Dandridge; daughter, Jean Ann Hall of Hartsville, and...
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52 – Other Daughters of Daniel Haston?

52 - Daughter of Daniel Haston? One Yes, One Maybe, One No I am confident that Daniel Haston had two or three daughters (and/or maybe a son) that we have never been able to identify.  But there is one for-sure daughter who has emerged out of more recent research.  There's...
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52 – Other Daughters of Daniel Haston?
51 – Daniel Haston, Jr. Married into the Famous KY “Skaggs” Longhunters Family
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51 – Daniel Haston, Jr. Married into the Famous KY “Skaggs” Longhunters Family

51 - Daniel Haston, Jr. Married into the Famous KY Longhunters Skaggs Family Did you know that descendants of Daniel Haston, through his son Daniel, Jr., are related by marriage to two famous members of the Kentucky Skaggs family - Charles Skaggs (1760s Longhunter) and Ricky Skaggs (a country music...
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50 – Jeremiah Haston – Another Son of Daniel Goes to Missouri

50 - Jeremiah Haston, from Illinois to Dallas County, Missouri The three youngest sons of Daniel Haston settled in Missouri.  Jesse and Jeremiah remained there for the rest of their lives, but Isaac moved on to California after about 20 years in the "Show Me" state.   Dallas County, Missouri When...
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50 – Jeremiah Haston – Another Son of Daniel Goes to Missouri
49 – Jeremiah Haston – A “Lost Son” of Daniel Haston Found by DNA
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49 – Jeremiah Haston – A “Lost Son” of Daniel Haston Found by DNA

49 - Jeremiah Haston - Lost Son of Daniel Haston Found by DNA Sometimes you may see his name as Jeremiah MC Haston, but there is no existing evidence that I have found to prove that Daniel's son Jeremiah had a middle  "MC" name, but his youngest son was definitely...
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47 – Jesse Haston – A Missouri Pioneer with His Three Wives and 21 Children!

47 - Jesse Haston, Missouri Pioneer With 3 Wives & 21 Children Part 1 - Until the Civil War Of Daniel Haston’s sons, Jesse was the most unique in several ways.  He was the first son to move west of the Mississippi River.  He was a slave owner.  He became...
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47 – Jesse Haston – A Missouri Pioneer with His Three Wives and 21 Children!
48 – Jesse Haston – His Family’s Civil War Years and Following
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48 – Jesse Haston – His Family’s Civil War Years and Following

48 - Jesse Haston's Family in the Civil War Years and After Some Selected Highlights Some of Daniel Haston's grandsons and great grandsons joined the Union Army.  Others, especially those who remained in Tennessee, chose to suit up in grey.  None of the Tennessee Hastons I know of were slave...
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46 – Isaac Haston – Across the Plains in an Oxen-Drawn Wagon – Isaac’s California Years

46 - Isaac Haston - Across the Plains in an Oxen-Drawn Wagon The California Years Approximately 2,000 miles - Cave Spring, Missouri to Santa Rosa, California on the Oregon-California TrailAt age 62, most men today are looking forward to retiring, drawing social security, playing golf or fishing, and enjoying their...
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46 – Isaac Haston – Across the Plains in an Oxen-Drawn Wagon – Isaac’s California Years
33 – The Rhine River Cruise
2023 Hiestand-Haston European Heritage Tour

33 – The Rhine River Cruise

33 - The Beautiful and Relaxing Cruise Up the Rhine River On Monday, June 26, 2023, our Hiestand-Haston Heritage Tour will enjoy a relaxing cruise up a portion of the beautiful Middle Rhine River and see many of the same sights that Henrich Hiestand saw in 1727 when he was...
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2023 Hiestand-Haston European Heritage Tour

32 – Worms, Germany – Where Martin Luther Defended His Faith Before Emperor Charles V

32 - Worms, Germany - Where Martin Luther Was Tried On the afternoon of (Saturday) June 22, 2023, our Hiestand-Haston Heritage Tour group will arrive in the city of Worms (pronounced “Vermz”), Germany - the place where Martin Luther stood before a formal deliberative assembly ("diet") of leaders from the...
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32 – Worms, Germany – Where Martin Luther Defended His Faith Before Emperor Charles V
31 – Mennonite Church in Ibersheim – Where Our Ancestors Worshipped
2023 Hiestand-Haston European Heritage Tour

31 – Mennonite Church in Ibersheim – Where Our Ancestors Worshipped

31 - Mennonite Church in the Village of Ibersheim, Germany Our Hiestands' Church Home 350 Years Ago On Sunday, June 25, 2023, our Hiestand-Haston European Heritage Tour group will worship here, where our ancestors worshiped.  Pastor Andreas Kohrn has invited us to join their congregation for the service and to...
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2023 Hiestand-Haston European Heritage Tour

30 – Our Ancestors’ Little German Village of Refuge – Ibersheim

30 - Our Ancestors' Little German Village of Refuge - Ibersheim On Sunday, June 25, 2023, our Hiestand-Haston Heritage Tour group will visit this very special place.  We have been invited to join the village's Mennonite Church for their Sunday morning service, be their special guests for an after-church "Grillfest"...
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30 – Our Ancestors’ Little German Village of Refuge – Ibersheim
45 – Isaac and Agnes Simpson Haston – Missouri Years
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45 – Isaac and Agnes Simpson Haston – Missouri Years

45 - Isaac and Agnes Simpson Haston - Missouri Years Isaac Haston lived the Great American Dream.  He left Tennessee landless and broke, moved to Missouri and became a prosperous landowner in just a few years.  He deserved it - he fought bravely for our country at the Battle of...
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44 – Isaac and Agnes Simpson Haston – Tennessee Years

44 - Isaac Haston - Battle of New Orleans Hero & Much More Part 1 - His Tennessee Years Look at the battle map above.  Where do you think the battle was the "hottest"?  It's quite obvious if you look at it carefully and think about it.  That's where Isaac...
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44 – Isaac and Agnes Simpson Haston – Tennessee Years
29 – Swiss Mennonite Cheese Factory
2023 Hiestand-Haston European Heritage Tour

29 – Swiss Mennonite Cheese Factory

29 - Swiss Emmentaler Cheese Factory Saturday, June 24, 2023, our Hiestand-Haston Tour Group will visit the world-famous Cheese Factory in the Emmental region of Canton Bern, Switzerland.  There are around 2000 groups of tourists, one-third of which are foreigners from around the world, visiting this cheese factory every year....
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28 – Trachselwald Castle – Prison Where Anabaptists Suffered and Died

28 - Trachselwald Castle - Where Anabaptists Were Imprisoned Simply Because They Wanted to Practice New Testament Christianity A Story and Some Scenes that You May/Should Never Forget By Don and Joanne Hess Siegrist Used by permission of authors, Don & Joanne Hess SiegristBefore the Reformation, all of Switzerland was...
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28 – Trachselwald Castle – Prison Where Anabaptists Suffered and Died
43 – John and Catherine HASTON Austin
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43 – John and Catherine HASTON Austin

42 - John and Catherine HASTON Austin History, especially genealogical history, is sexist!  OK, I'm pretty much a traditional-minded person and don't use the word "sexist" in an accusatory way very often.  But I must say - genealogical history is sexist, and unfortunately so.  One tradition I wish had caught on 700...
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42 – Jacob and Lucinda Haston Mitchell

42 - Jacob and Lucinda Haston Mitchell Lucinda Haston - Daughter of Daniel Haston Jacob Mitchell was the son of Morris and Elizabeth Husong Mitchell (married 1781) who came to Tennessee from Washington County of western Pennsylvania.  Morris was a Revolutionary War veteran and a Methodist preacher.     May 1,...
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42 – Jacob and Lucinda Haston Mitchell
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