Descendants of Seymour Hastings
Seymour Hastings was born sometime between 1790/1800 in Vermont.
Sometime before 1822, he married in New York. His wife was also born between 1790/1800 in Vermont.
Children of Seymour Hastings:
A review of the 1840 census only shows one Hastings family in Hancock county, Ohio -- namely, Seymour. He does not appear in 1850, but various "stray" Hastings do appear. I think there is a good likelihood that Seymour died before 1850 and some, if not all, of these are his orphaned children. They are as follows:
If anyone has definitive information about any of these people I would love to hear from you.
Lorenzo: I am guessing Lorenzo is a son of Seymour. He enlisted in the army just one week after William, at the same location as William and showing the same place of birth as William.
Seymour, wife and unnamed children: Births from the 1830 census (Orangeville, Genesee, NY. p. 226) and/or the 1840 census (Blanchard, Hancock, OH. p. 8).
William: From the US Army Register of Enlistments [Record Number: 1336; Name: Hastings, WIlliam; Age: 23; Eyes: Grey; Hair: ??; Complexion: Dark; Feet: 5; Inches: 10; State Born: New York; Town or County Born: Orangeville; Occupation: Farmer; Enlisted When: 1847 Aug 5; Enlisted Where: Frt Wayne; Enlisted by Whom: Armstrong; Regiment and Company: 2 Drag; Date Discharged: 17 July 1848; Cause of Discharge: Exp of service; Remarks: At Jeff Bks A Private].
Lorenzo: Birth and Death from the US Army Register of Enlistments [Record Number: 1337; Name: Hastings, Lorenzo; Age: 18; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Light; Complexion: Ruddy; Feet: 5; Inches: 8; State Born: New York; Town or County Born: Orangeville; Occupation: Blacksmith; Enlisted When: 1847 Aug 12; Enlisted Where: Frt Wayne; Enlisted by Whom: Armstrong; Regiment and Company: 2 Drag; Died: 20 Oct 1847; Remarks: At Jeff Bks Mo A Private].
The individuals in this family appear in the following census listings.
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Last Updated: Thursday, November 17, 2011.