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Robert HASTINGSAge: 7218191892

Name
Robert HASTINGS
Birth May 24, 1819
Tyrone, Ireland

Birth May 24, 1819
Tyrone County, Ireland

Birth May 24, 1819
Tyrone County, Ireland

Emigration about 1833 (Age 13)
New York then to Ohio

MarriageJane HUNTERView family
March 1, 1839 (Age 19)
Ohio

Birth of a daughter
#1
Mary (Molly) E. HASTINGS
December 25, 1840 (Age 21)
Ohio

Death of a wifeJane HUNTER
April 15, 1844 (Age 24)
Ohio

MarriageElizabeth DAVISView family
February 5, 1846 (Age 26)
Morgan County, Ohio

Marriage of a childJohn W. JACKSONMary (Molly) E. HASTINGSView family
February 6, 1866 (Age 46)
Geurnsey County, Ohio

Occupation
Farmer and Minister

Residence 1880 (Age 60)
Helena, Antrim, Michigan, United States

1850 Census
Schulyer Co, IL - Eden Twp

1870 Census
Antrim Co, MI - Helena Twp

1880 Census
Antrim Co, MI - Helena Twp

1860 Census
Guernsey Co, OH - Washington Twp

Death February 26, 1892 (Age 72)
Central Lake, Antrim, Michigan, USA

Death February 26, 1892 (Age 72)
Central Lake, Antrim, Michigan

Death February 26, 1892 (Age 72)
Central Lake, MI

Record Change August 10, 2000 (108 years after death)

Burial
Southern Cemetery, Central Lake, Antrim Co, MI

Family with Jane HUNTER - View family
RobertHastings.jpg Robert HASTINGS
Birth: May 24, 1819Tyrone, Ireland
Death: February 26, 1892Central Lake, Antrim, Michigan, USA
wife
Jane HUNTER
Birth: about 1820probably Ohio
Death: April 15, 1844Ohio
 
Marriage: March 1, 1839Ohio
son
George HASTINGS
Death:   — at an early age of croup
daughter
MaryHastings2.jpg Mary (Molly) E. HASTINGS
Birth: December 25, 1840 21 20Ohio
Death: December 2, 1913Mill City, Linn, Oregon
Family with Elizabeth DAVIS - View family
RobertHastings.jpg Robert HASTINGS
Birth: May 24, 1819Tyrone, Ireland
Death: February 26, 1892Central Lake, Antrim, Michigan, USA
wife
 
Marriage: February 5, 1846Morgan County, Ohio

 
Shared note
from Tyrone County, Ireland
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The name Hastings is the Americanization of Hasty, which was their name in Ireland. Army of the United States Certificat of Disability for Discharge 30th day of June 1862 states: Private Robert Hastings of Capt. Goodrich's Company E of the 80th Regiment of the United States Ohio, born in Ireland is 42 year of age; 5' 6" high; dark complexion; black eyes; and black hair and by occupation, a Shoemaker.. Robert hastings was discharged from duty due to Sciatica and Nephritis. He says he contracted both-in service. His general nervous systum is much debilitated. I do not think he can perform militry duty this summer. He has been totally unable for duty since March first. Discharged this 30th day of June 1862. Robert Hasting was a farmer and minister. Robert Hasting came from Tyrone, Ireland at age 14 before 1833. he came with his father to New York then to Ohio. He went west seven years later and returned to Ohio eighteen years later. In 1839 he married Jane Hunter in Ohio. They had a daughter, Mary (Mollie) and a son, George. The son died of the croup the day his mother gave birth to a child who died shortly after birth. Jane also died. Robert Hastings built the coffin that held Jane, George and the infant. Robert married next, Elizabeth Davis in Ohio. Robert enlisted in the U. S. Army December 21, 1861 at Londonderry, Ohio, in Company "E", 80th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was discharged June 30, 1862 at Camp Chase, Ohio (Columbus) In the spring of 1866 he and his family settled in Helena, Antrim County, Michigan. He opened a stock farm near Clam Lake. In June 1882 he left the farm and opened business in Bellaire, Michigan, but later obtained a fine business stand in Central lake Michigan. Robert's final years were spent as a circuit rider of the Salvation Army. From Department of Interior; September 20, 1887: Robert hastings December 28, 1861was discharged. He was disabled by injury to spine, Kidneys rupture left side about first April 1862. The following is an exact copy (including mistakes and misspellings) of a letter written by Robert Hastings: In a great tangle of railroad Noble and best ??? days I am here in Ohio and the coldest weather I ever saw, I expected I got a permit from a Captain from the Salvation Army in Calamazoo. spok on the state of the dead at that place on the Reservation at Sturgis on the fate of the wicked Lolotta (Colotto) in Indiana and I had a debate with an Advent in Fort Wain. Hoping my mission is recorded as well done for the reward of the righteous on that great day of Reserection. I am awful horse and awful cold winds has made my eyes very sore. My connection old chums are all dead. This is forever will be a very sickle country and altho the farmers is very rech. Consumption and tifoid fever is the great destroyer. Make much of the little home you can never have a better one had on my choice of home in all the union the Antrim county, I would make chance for life try and pay the tazes. my lungs cannot stand those cold winds and should my eyes not get better and I will be compelled to return to the shelter of Grand Traverse and if so I shall stop at Alba. I can exchange our home for one hear but it would be the act of a mad man. Cannot send you any money at present not having any more than I started with having to get warmer clothing when my eyes get better if ever I will send you my picture, you cannot write to me as I don't know where, I don't no myself, my dear boy remember we are in the last days, we soon shall be reunited where there are no parting only hope the Bible don't be carried away by Priest Craft and their novel living for it is all lost in the dark valley and shade of death, take the road to God to direct you and his staff to lean on. Don't show this letter or they will call youre old father a fool. You hear from me soon Robert Hastings I can hardly write my eye is so sore. From Declaration for the Increase of an Invalid Pension: on account of present rating being too low for nature and degree of disability from cause for which he is now pensioned i am some disapointed as wel as my cloes nabors at my low pention in compairing it with maney others but cince i was last examined at Traverse Citty my disability was much agravatid having to ride in a buggy the right tesical is stil increaining in waight & hanging down so low i hve to bandage it up all the time the stringey parts is enlarging from it up into the boddy & verry painful especialy when walking or sitind down The pain is sivearful & very sensible on each side of the spine of the back it dont run around in the left hip any more than formly but it is verry weak eaven down to the knee & hurts much steping as fare ahed as the right one I am lope over i canot straighten up or stoop down without much pain i have up all kinds of manuel labour depending on others for much of the time. From General Affidavit State of Ohio, County of Guernsey in matter of pension case of Elizabeth Hastings (second wife of Robert hastings) 18th day of July, 1872 That they were personally acquainted with Rpbert Hastings in his first-wifes time and that said Robert Hastings first wife died an said April 16th in the year 1843 or1844 and that they were at the funeral of Jane Hastings wife of said Robert Hastings. Signed: George Hastings Jr; age 60 years, and Warner Longsworth age 61 years Following is letter exactly as written by John Hasty (in Ireland) to his father (In U.S.A.) Dear Father, I take this favorable opertunity of writing to you to let you know that we are all in good helth at precent thank god for his mercys in hopes this will find you in the same Deer father we received your letter which gives us grait joy to find that you arived safe with my brothers and sister and we would be verry glad that we were with you too for we never new what it was to want a father before Dear father this place is not good for youth for there is a great deal of bad preceps Dear father we were in hopes that we would be to gather be fore now if we had ben able to go but we have not lost hart for I hope the lord will grant us helth to we meet once more and if we meet to gather once more that we will be as chearful as eaver Rebecca is verry Discontented for she is afraid that she will never see you. Thomas Longs to see you again and he thinks if he was with you that home would be no obect he works with W. Thomus Comming at labouring work for he could not fall in to his own business and for my self I drive a horse and cart and deer father if we were once more to gather we would think more of a home for we have done and I hope that Robert is a good boy and takes your advice for he does not now the want of a Father this is the second letter that I have sent and I have got answer which makes us think that you are dead Now more at precent but remain your true and affectionate sun. John Hasty From F. E. Woolsey, M. D. Physician and surgeon; Bellaire, Mich. April 13, 1892: This is to certify that I attended robert Hastings in his last sickness. I was called in February last and found him suffering from a very severe attack of La Grippe. I saw him the second time and told the relatives that under the circumstances in his case, his recovery was doubtful. He had not a very strong constitution, and that together with the weakening effects of the fever proved to much for him, and on Feb. 26th /92 he died. Had he been a healthy man privious to his last attack of sickness he could undoubtedly have withstood the disease.
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