Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Robert Hastings (1654 - 1721)




The History of the Hastings family would not be complete without recognizing those who served the Country in its military forces. With this week’s edition I will present a member of the family who served.  I welcome any of you to add to my work or better yet to present the service record of another member of our family.

Robert Hastings (1654 – 1721), by my records, is the oldest known ancestor of our Hastings family.  George M. Bodge’s “Soldiers: King Philip’s War” list Robert Hastings as a member of the Garrison at Westfield on September 23, 1676.  Westfield was the western most settled area in Massachusetts being just west of Springfield.
The History of Haverhill states that in 1691 Lt. Robert Hastings was appointed Constable in Haverhill.  This suggests a rank within the town militia.  

King Philip’s War was our Countries first major military action.  It cleared southern New England’s native population from the land and established the English as the dominant people.  King Philip (Metacomet) was the second son of Chief Massasoit.  In 1660 Wamsutta (King Philip’s older brother) requested the court of Plymouth to give them English names.  Wamsutta became Alexander and Metacomet became Philip.  Philip became the leader of the united Native American tribes of New England.

The death rate in King Philip’s War was higher than all American wars.  This death rate is a comparison to those who were killed compared to the population of the country.

King Philip’s War                              - 1, 538 deaths per 100.000
American Revolution                      - 180 deaths per 100,000
Civil War                                            - 857 deaths per 100,000
World War II                                     - 206 deaths per 100,000

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Peter Aldridge - 6th Great Grandfather of Roscoe Hastings

Husband: Peter Aldridge
Birth: 19 Oct 1686 in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Father: Jacob Aldrich
Mother: Huldah Thayer

Wife: Hannah Hayward
Birth: 18 Aug 1680 in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Father: Samuel Hayward
Mother: Mehitable Thomas

Children:
(1) Name: Huldah Aldrich
Birth: 08 Nov 1707 in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: 16 Jun 1731 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: William Johnson
(2) Name: Hannah Aldrich
Birth: 18 Feb 1710 in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: 11 Apr 1732 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: John Ellison
(3) Name: Margaret Aldrich
Birth: 17 Jun 1712 in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: Aft. 03 Nov 1739 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Death: 07 Oct 1767 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: John Martin
(4) Name: Deborah Aldrich
Birth: 31 May 1714 in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: 02 Oct 1736 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: John Elliot
(5) Name: Mehitable Aldrich
Birth: 09 Oct 1716 in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: Aft. 29 Dec 1739 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Death: 13 Oct 1794 in Kingsbury, Washington, New York, USA
Spouse: David Elliot
(6) Name: Martha Aldrich
Birth: 15 May 1719 in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
(7) Name: Peter Aldrich
Birth: 19 Nov 1722 in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: Aft. 08 Feb 1745/46 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Death: 17 Mar 1799 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: Esther Comstock

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

John Ellison - 5th Great Grandfather of Roscoe Hastings

Husband: John Ellison

Birth: 1710 in Nassau, Hempstead, New York
Marriage: 11 Apr 1732 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Death: 1773 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Father: Thomas Ellison
Mother: Unknown

Wife: Hannah Aldrich
Birth: 18 Feb 1710 in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Father: Peter Aldridge
Mother: Hannah Hayward

Children:
(1) Name: Susanna Ellison
Birth: 24 Sep 1732 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: 20 Dec 1750 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Halifax, Windham, VT
Spouse: David Dalrymple
(2) Name: Thomas Ellison
Birth: 07 Oct 1734 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
(3) Name: John Ellison
Birth: 07 Sep 1736 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: Aft. 17 Mar 1764 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: Mary Tamplin
(4) Name: Anne Ellison
Birth: 21 Jul 1738 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: Aft. 03 Nov 1764 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: Mark Williams
(5) Name: Thomas Ellison
Birth: 20 Mar 1740/41 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: 06 Dec 1768 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Death: 21 Apr 1813 in Peru, Berkshire, MA
Spouse: Dorothy Tamplen
(6) Name: Molly Ellison
Birth: 16 Apr 1744 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: 12 Aug 1779 in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: William Rawson
(7) Name: Jacob Ellison
Birth: 05 Jul 1746 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: 26 Oct 1772 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Death: 1793
Spouse: Hannah Beary Chase
(8) Name: Hannah Ellison
Birth: 24 Jul 1749 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: 30 Jan 1776 in Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Death: 28 Mar 1833 in Ft. Ann, Washington, New York, USA
Burial: Haskens Cemetery, Fort Ann, Washington, NY
Spouse: Caleb Chase
(9) Name: Martha Ellison
Birth: 02 Feb 1752 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: 08 Apr 1778 in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: William Johnson
(10) Name: Sarah Ellison
Birth: 09 Nov 1756 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Aquila Chase - 8th Great Grandfather of Roscoe Hastings

Husband: Aquila Chase

Birth: Abt. 1618 in of Cornwall, England
Marriage: Abt. 1644 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA
Death: 27 Dec 1670 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

Father: Aquila Chase
Mother:

Wife: Anne Wheeler
Birth: 1621
Death: 21 Apr 1687 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

Other Spouses: Daniel Mussiloway (14 Jun 1672 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

Father: John Wheeler
Mother: Ann Yeoman

Children:
(1) Name: Sarah Chase
Birth: Abt. 1645 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA
Marriage: 15 May 1666 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: Charles Annis
(2) Name: Anne Chase
Birth: 06 Jul 1647 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: 27 Apr 1671 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: Thomas Barber
(3) Name: Priscilla Chase
Birth: 14 Mar 1649 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: 10 Feb 1670 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: 1697 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: Abel Merrill
(4) Name: Mary Chase
Birth: 03 Feb 1651 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: 09 Mar 1669 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: John Stevens
(5) Name: Aquila Chase
Birth: 27 Sep 1652 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: Abt. 1673
Death: 29 Jul 1720 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: Esther Bond
(6)Name: Thomas Chase
Birth: 25 Jul 1654 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: 22 Nov 1677 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: 25 Feb 1733 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: Rebecca Follansbee
Other Spouses:Elizabeth Woodhead (02 Aug 1714 in Salisbury, Essex,
Massachusetts, USA)
(7) Name: John Chase
Birth: 02 Nov 1655 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: 23 May 1677 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: 26 Feb 1740 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: Elizabeth Bingley
Other Spouses: Lydia Challis (21 Dec 1687 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA)
(8)  Name: Elizabeth Chase
Birth: 13 Sep 1657 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: 27 Jun 1678
Spouse: Zachariah Ayer
Other Spouses: Daniel Favor
(9) Name: Ruth Chase
Birth: 18 Mar 1660 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: 30 May 1676 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
(10) Name: Daniel Chase
Birth: 09 Dec 1661 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: 25 Aug 1683 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: 08 Feb 1707 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: Martha Kimball
(11) Name: Moses Chase
Birth: 24 Dec 1663 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: 10 Nov 1684 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: 06 Sep 1743 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Burial: Ferry Lane (now Bridge Street) Cemetery. West Newbury, Essex, MA
Spouse: Anne Follansbee
Other Spouses: Sarah Jacobs (13 Dec 1713 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts,
USA)

Notes:
Aquila Chase
Aquila Chase, brother of Thomas Chase, "mariner." He was in Hampton in 1640, removed to Newbury in 1646, where he died.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Daniel Chase - 7th Great Grandfather of Roscoe Hastings

Husband: Daniel Chase

Birth: 09 Dec 1661 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: 25 Aug 1683 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: 08 Feb 1707 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

Father: Aquila Chase
Mother: Anne Wheeler

Wife: Martha Kimball
Birth: 18 Aug 1664 in Wenham, Essex, MA
Death: Bef. 27 Dec 1728 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

Father: Henry Kimball
Mother: Mary Wyatt

Other Spouses: Josiah Heath (Aft. 09 May 1713 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA)

Children:
(1) Name: Martha Chase
Birth: 18 Aug 1684 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: 03 Aug 1716 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: David Lawson
(2) Name: Sarah Chase
Birth: 18 Jul 1686 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: 17 Nov 1714 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: 1758
Spouse: Francis Danforth
(3) Name: Dorothy Chase
Birth: 24 Jan 1689 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Aft. 1713
(4) Name: Issac Chase
Birth: 19 Jan 1691 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: 29 Oct 1710 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: 27 Feb 1786 in Sutton, Worcester, MA
Spouse: Hannah Berry
Other Spouses: Hannah Whitney (03 Nov 1772 in Mendon, Worcester,
Massachusetts, USA)
(5) Name: Lydia Chase
Birth: 19 Jan 1693 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: 30 Jan 1716 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: William Evans
(6) Name: Mehitable Chase
Birth: 19 Jan 1695 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: 29 Nov 1715 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: Timothy Osgood
(7) Name: Judith Chase
Birth: 19 Feb 1697 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: 21 Jan 1714 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: John Tuttle
(8) Name: Abner Chase
Birth: 15 Oct 1699 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: 24 Nov 1721 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Bet. 29 Mar–18 Sep 1780 in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: Elizabeth Whittier
(9) Name: Daniel Chase
Birth: 15 Oct 1702 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: 22 Jan 1723 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: 1775
Spouse: Mary Carpenter
Other Spouses: Elizabeth Collins (12 Feb 1726)
(10) Name: Enoch Chase
Birth: 1704 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: 25 Jan 1727 in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: 22 Apr 1744 in Sutton, Worcester, MA
Spouse: Judith Colby

Notes:
Daniel Chase was a snowshoe man in Capt. Hugh March's Co. about 1705 and a soldier under the command of Capt. Thomas Noyes, training in 1688.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Isaac Chase - 6th Great Grandfather of Roscoe Hastings

Husband: Issac Chase

Birth: 19 Jan 1691 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage: 29 Oct 1710 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: 27 Feb 1786 in Sutton, Worcester, MA

Father: Daniel Chase
Mother: Martha Kimball

Wife: Hannah Berry
Birth: 30 Jul 1686 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Death: 06 May 1771 in Sutton, Worcester, MA

Father: Ambrose Berry
Mother: Hannah Unknown

Other Spouses: Hannah Whitney (03 Nov 1772 in Mendon, Worcester,
Massachusetts, USA)

Children:
(1) Name: Ambross Chase
Birth: 02 Dec 1713 in Sutton, Worcester, MA
Marriage: 25 Jul 1734 in Sutton, Worcester, MA
Death: 04 Aug 1799 in Sutton, Worcester, MA
Spouse: Thankful Robbins
(2) Name: Daniel Chase
Birth: 05 Mar 1716 in Sutton, Worcester, MA
Marriage: 17 Feb 1742 in Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: Margaret Sampson
(3) Name: Timothy Chase
Birth: 02 Jan 1719 in Sutton, Worcester, MA
Spouse: Leah Robbins
(4) Name: Henry Chase
Birth: 02 Mar 1722 in Sutton, Worcester, MA
Marriage: 29 Dec 1746 in Petersham, Worcester, MA
Death: Bef. 05 Apr 1778 in Petersham, Worcester, MA
Spouse: Abigail Stratton
(5) Name: Abigail Chase
Birth: 06 Mar 1725 in Sutton, Worcester, MA
Marriage: 18 Nov 1751 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: Daniel Owen
(6) Name: Elisha Chase
Birth: Abt. 1728 in Sutton, Worcester, MA
Death: 1757 in Halfmoon, Saratoga, NY
(7) Name: Daughter Chase
Spouse: Unknown Tuttle
(8) Name: Hannah Chase
Marriage: 26 Sep 1732 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: Joshua Knap

Monday, November 24, 2014

Henry Chase - 5th Great Grandfather of Roscoe Hastings

Husband: Henry Chase

Birth: 02 Mar 1722 in Sutton, Worcester, MA
Death: Bef. 05 Apr 1778 in Petersham, Worcester, MA
Marriage: 29 Dec 1746 in Petersham, Worcester, MA

Father: Issac Chase
Mother: Hannah Berry

Wife: Abigail Stratton
Birth: 29 Dec 1723 in Pequioge (Athol), Worcester, MA
Death: Bef. 15 Oct 1793 in VT

Father: James Stratton
Mother: Deborah Rand

Children:
(1) Name: Henry Chase
Birth: 04 Nov 1748 in Petersham, Worcester, MA
Marriage: 11 Jul 1771 in Petersham, Worcester, MA
Spouse: Rachel Lincoln
(2) Name: James Chase
Birth: 26 Feb 1750 in Petersham, Worcester, MA
Spouse: Olive Farnum
(3) Name: Hannah Beary Chase
Birth: 14 Mar 1752 in Petersham, Worcester, MA
Death: 09 Nov 1845 in Herkimer, Herkimer, New York, USA
Marriage: 26 Oct 1772 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: Jacob Ellison
(4) Name: Caleb Chase
Birth: 15 Nov 1753 in Petersham, Worcester, MA
Death: 17 Mar 1831 in Ft. Ann, Washington, New York, USA
Burial: Haskens Cemetery, Fort Ann, Washington, NY
Marriage: 30 Jan 1776 in Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: Hannah Ellison
(5) Name: Deborah Chase
Birth: 01 Sep 1755 in Petersham, Worcester, MA
Marriage: Aft. 23 Mar 1776 in Petersham, Worcester, MA
Spouse: Seth Rider
(6) Name: Dorcas Chase
Birth: 27 Apr 1757 in Petersham, Worcester, MA
Death: 26 Sep 1839 in Stratton, Windham, VT
Marriage: 15 Feb 1779 in Templeton, Worcester, MA
Spouse: Abel Grout
(7) Name: Elisha Chase
Birth: 16 Jan 1759 in Petersham, Worcester, MA
Death: 20 Nov 1828 in Jamaica, Windham, VT
Marriage: 04 Jan 1782 in Petersham, Worcester, MA
Spouse: Prudence Curtis
(8) Name: Phebe Chase
Birth: 03 Apr 1761 in Petersham, Worcester, MA
Marriage: 18 Dec 1780 in Petersham, Worcester, MA
Spouse: John Mahon
(9) Name: Molly Chase
Birth: 09 Feb 1763 in Petersham, Worcester, MA
Marriage: Aft. 23 Nov 1779 in Petersham, Worcester, MA
Spouse: William Dorral
(10) Name: Betty Chase
Birth: 08 Dec 1764 in Petersham, Worcester, MA
Death: 11 May 1805 in Hancock, Hillsborough, NH
Marriage: 16 Apr 1789
Spouse: David Horsley
(11) Name: Stephen Chase
Birth: 25 Aug 1766 in Petersham, Worcester, MA
Death: 13 Jun 1824
Spouse: Betsey Skinner
(12) Name: Peter Chase
Birth: 12 Aug 1768 in Petersham, Worcester, MA
Death: 12 Aug 1768 in Petersham, Worcester, MA
(13) Name: Peter Chase
Birth: 24 Feb 1770 in Petersham, Worcester, MA
Death: 16 Aug 1851 in Jamaica, Windham, VT
Marriage: 15 Mar 1798 in Petersham, Worcester, MA
Spouse: Polly Holt
(14) Name: Lois Chase
Birth: 27 Aug 1771 in Petersham, Worcester, MA
Death: 16 Aug 1851
Marriage: 22 Apr 1791 in Petersham, Worcester, MA
Spouse: Samuel Stone