Martin Moses Hastings

1824–28 March 1852 (Age 28)
Lenox, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Martin Moses

When Martin Moses Hastings was born in 1824, in Lenox, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Ozial Wilcox Hastings, was 29 and his mother, Ruth Sarah Stevens, was 29. He married Charlotte Dayton Raymond on 6 September 1848, in United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1850. He died on 28 March 1852, in Lenox, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Lenox, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Martin Moses Hastings
Charlotte Dayton Raymond
Marriage: 6 September 1848
Lillian Lloyd Hastings

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1825 · The Crimes Act
Age 1
The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 6
Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 8
Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: habitational name from Hastings, a place in Sussex, on the south coast of England, near which the English army was defeated by the Normans in 1066 . It is named from Old English Hǣstingas ‘people of Hǣsta’. The surname was taken to Scotland under William the Lion in the latter part of the 12th century. It also assimilated some instances of the native Scottish surname Harestane ( see Hairston ).2 English: variant of Hasting .3 Irish (Connacht): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hOistín ‘descendant of Oistín’, the Gaelic form of Augustine ( see Austin ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (10)

  • Martin W Hastings, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martin Hastings, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"
  • Martin M. Hastings in entry for Hastings, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"

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