Hi!Thanks for your reply.In the last 6-7 years I have amassed a considerably amount of data on the Hastings of Giles and Limestone Counties.In-so-far-as Socrates Calvin Hastings family lines are concerned, I’m trying to complete the records on their children.I have some funeral home records for documentation, but not all.Here’s what I have.Please note that some of the names differ slight from what your records show.
Thomas David Hastings, son of William Hastings and Malinda C. Clem was married 3x.First toEmily, 2nd to Janetta or Janette Boyd then 3rd to Ellen L. Casteel.Tom had 7 children by Emily.He had 8 children by Janette Boyd and he 4 or 5 children by Ellen Casteel.Only 3 of Ellen’s children are reported to have lived to adulthood.I haven’t found Ellen in census records after Tom died in 1911.I do not know with certainty that she remarried.I was told she’d removed to Nashville.
Information I’ve collected indicates that Emily’s name was Emily C. Millennia Murphy.Here are Emily's children listed by order of birth that I have in my files.
Socrates Buford Hastings died 9-20-1906.
Nellie Hastings married Charlie Columbus Hasting, son of Robert L. Hasten son of Ezekiel Hastings.(note difference in spellings of surnames – I can give you story ‘bout that if you want).I have 8 children listed for them.
Kirby Eugene Hastings married 3x.1st to Bessie Gipson.She died 4-25-1921.2d to Ethel B. Hastings.Ethell’s family was not related to Limestone/Giles Co. families.Her father was William Robert Hastings of Marshall Co., TN.She was born in Bedford, TN.Ethel died before 1959.3rd he was married to Callie Parker. Callie 1st husband wasa Mr. Dixon so the marriage license lists her name as Callie Dixon.I have a copy of each of Kirby’s marriage licenses.Kirby had no issue by any of his 3 wives.
Myrtle Mae Hastings married Buster Bee Barnes.I have 6 children listed but am sorely in need of data on each of their families.
Lola Bell Hastings married Eldren Ross Powers.I have 9 children listed.Need data on most of Lola’s desc.
Buford Hastings married George Griffin.I’ve been told she had 4 children, but the party I spoke with could not name all of them.He remembered an Irene Griffin and a Howard Griffin.
Mable Hastings married Strody S. Allen.I do not have information on them.
Willie Hastings married Raymond Powers, younger half- brother to Raymond Powers whose son Clarence B. Powers married Lois Hasting dau of Charlie Columbus Hasting and Nellie G. Hastings.I’m confused about all the Powers and how they relate to the Hasting/Hastings families.
Bruce Bunyon Hastings married Mamie Bates.They had 2 sons.One of whom was named Mahlon Calvin Hasting b. 1927 – not to be confused with another Mahlon Calvin Hastings b. 1923 and living.
Eva Hastings married James Houston Thomas-I need information on this family.
Piercy Mark Hastings, a single man died in the home of his sister Mrs. Strody S. Allen.
If you can help me fill in any blanks or provide add’l information on all these families, I’d certainly appreciate your help.Pleae email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.I’ll share with you the data I’ve collected on each of the families.How are you connected?Ruth
P.S.One of Tom's half-sisters, Martha Ann Eaves, was married to a son of Ezekiel's Hastings (aka Hasten), Albert Burton Hasting.Martha Ann Eaves Hasting was the wet-nurse to Emily's youngest child Edward Louis Hastings who was born a few weeks before Emily died.Edward was listed in the h/h of Albert Burton Hasten aka Hasting in the 1880 census.It is a tangled web that these Hastings, Hasting, Hasten (with other variant spelling thrown in for good measure) families weave.