Harriet Eliza Hastings

1 July 1854–3 April 1927 (Age 72)
Benton, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Harriet Eliza

When Harriet Eliza Hastings was born on 1 July 1854, in Benton, Arkansas, United States, her father, James Montgomery Hastings, was 35 and her mother, Harriet Rosanna Davidson, was 31. She married George Washington Bryson on 11 January 1874, in Benton, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Esculapia Township, Benton, Arkansas, United States in 1910 and Saint Louis, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. She died on 3 April 1927, in Rogers, Benton, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 72.

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George Washington Bryson
Harriet Eliza Hastings
Marriage: 11 January 1874
Harvey Oscar Bryson
Ida B Bryson
William Bryson
George Samuel Newton Bryson
Myrtle Mary Bryson
Louisa Lizbeth Jane Bryson
Andrew Franklin Bryson
Nancy Ann Bryson
Margaret Bryson

Spouse and Children

11 January 1874
Benton, Arkansas, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 7

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 21

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Harriet H Bryson in household of Myrtle B Brown, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Hariet E Bryson in household of Lytha A Bryson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harriett Haisting in household of J M Haisting, "United States Census, 1860"

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