Sylvanus Hastings

22 March 1721–12 January 1807 (Age 85)
Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Sylvanus

When Sylvanus Hastings was born on 22 March 1721, in Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Hastings, was 31 and his mother, Hannah White, was 25. He married Jemimah Willard about 1745, in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 12 January 1807, in Charlestown, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Charlestown, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sylvanus Hastings
1721–1807
Jemimah Willard
1728–1788
Marriage: about 1745
Susanna Hastings
1746–1819
Oliver Hastings
1748–1757
Jemima Hastings
1750–
Sylvanus Hastings
1752–
John Hastings
1753–
Moses Willard Hastings
1756–1834
Oliver Hastings
1759–1759
Elizabeth Hastings
1760–1761
Oliver Hastings
1762–
Hannah Hastings
1764–1817
Elizabeth Hastings
1766–1766

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1745
Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (4)

1776

Age 55

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 55

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 67

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

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 (3)

  • Silvanus Hastings, "Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953"
  • Silvanus Hastings, "Delaware, Church Records, 1707-1939"
  • Silvanus Hastings, "New Jersey, Church Records, 1675-1970"

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