Martin Moses Hastings

Male1824–28 March 1852

Brief Life History 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

Sources (10)

  • Martin W Hastings, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martin Moses Hastings, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Martin Hastings, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"

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  • Marriage
    6 September 1848United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (5)

    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

    English and Scottish: habitational name from Hastings (Sussex), near which the English army was defeated by the Normans in 1066. The placename derives from an Old English personal name Hǣsta + the Old English groupname suffix -ingas. In the latter part of the 12th century, at the time of William the Lion, the surname was taken to Scotland, where it assimilated instances of the native Scottish surname Harestane.

    English: variant of Hasting with Middle English genitival -s.

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hOistín ‘descendant of Oistín’, the Gaelic form of the personal name Augustine (see Austin ).

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

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