Socrates Calvin Hastings was born June 8, 1868 in Limestone County, AL. He died December 1, 1912 and is buried in the New Garden Cemetery in Al. He married Rosie Della Clem on January 22, 1890. Rosie was born in 1874 in AL., daughter of Charles Pettus Clem and Minnie G. Matlock. They had 10 children: 1. Nellie Hasting married Charlie Hastings. 2. Myrtle Hasting married Buster Barnes. 3. Burford Hasting. 4. Lola Hasting married Eldon Powers. 5. Kirb Hasting married ??? Gipson/Gibson. 6. Bruce Hasting married Mammie Bates. 7. Mable Hastings married Allen Straudie. 8. Willie Hastings married Raymond Powers. 9. Eva Hasting married Thomas James. 10. Pierce Hasting
Socrates C. Hasting was the son of Thomas David Hasting and Emily H. Murphy. Thomas was married twiced and had 15 children.