Ebenezer Hastings

9 March 1814–10 May 1884 (Age 70)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Ebenezer

When Ebenezer Hastings was born on 9 March 1814, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Hastings, was 26 and his mother, Mary Irwin, was 23. He married Margery Fawcett about 1839, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and South Fayette Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 10 May 1884, at the age of 70, and was buried in Fawcett Methodist Cemetery, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Hastings
Margery Fawcett
Marriage: about 1839
William John Hastings
Adaline Hastings
Margary C Hastings

Spouse and Children


    Margery Fawcett


about 1839
Pennsylvania, United States


    William John Hastings


    Adaline Hastings


    Margary C Hastings


Parents and Siblings

    William Hastings





    John Hastings



    James Hastings


    Ursula Hastings


    Margaret Hastings


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 6

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 22

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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)

  • Ebenezer Hastings, "United States Census, 1860" Wife Ruth
  • Ebenezer Hastings, "United States Census, 1870" Wife Ruth and their 4 children
  • Ebenezer Hastings, "United States Census, 1850" ~ Wife Marjory and 3 children

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