Sylvanus Hastings

22 March 1721–12 January 1807 (Age 85)
Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary 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
1752–1822
John Hastings
1754–
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 1745Groton, 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

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Hasting
    Heston

    Sources (36)

    • Syloanus Hastings in entry for Elizabeth Hastings, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
    • Sylvanus Hastings in entry for Elizabeth Hastings, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
    • Silvanus Hastings, "Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953"

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