Sylvanus Hastings

Male22 March 1721–12 January 1807

Brief Life History 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 Bay Colony, British Colonial America. 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
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

Sources (36)

  • Silvanus Hastings, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sylvanus Hastings - Published information: Family genealogies: death: 12 January 1807; Charlestown, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States
  • Silvanus Hastings, "Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1745Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (8)

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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

    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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