Caroline Em Hastings

16 March 1800–
Warwick, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Caroline Em

When Caroline Em Hastings was born on 16 March 1800, in Warwick, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Jonas Hastings, was 27 and her mother, Nancy Emerson, was 19. She had at least 5 sons and 1 daughter with Ebenezer Pennell. She lived in Plymouth, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1850 and Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1860.

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Ebenezer Pennell
Caroline Em Hastings
Porter S Pennel
Charles L. Pennell
Caroline Penell
Andrew Pennell
Byron C Pennell
Elbert H. Pennell

Spouse and Children



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Parents and Siblings

    Jonas Hastings





    Nancy Low Hastings


    Betsey Hastings



    Susannah Brown Hastings


    Samuel Lush Hastings


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World Events (8)


Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 3

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 32

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

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)

  • Caroline Pennell in household of Ebenezer Pennell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Caroline Pennell in household of Ebenezer Pennell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Caroline Em... Hasting, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"

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