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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Sylvanus Hastings
Jemimah Willard
Marriage: about 1745
Susanna Hastings
Oliver Hastings
Jemima Hastings
Sylvanus Hastings
John Hastings
Moses Willard Hastings
Oliver Hastings
Elizabeth Hastings
Oliver Hastings
Hannah Hastings
Elizabeth Hastings

Spouse and Children

about 1745
Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (4)


Age 55

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

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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  • 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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