Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Violet Turner - 5th cousin

Our common ancestor is John & Ednah (Bailey) Hastings.  My line of descent is on the left while Violet's is on the right.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Robert Hastings House

Living near the construction site of the Peasley Garrison house was the James Davis, Jr. family.  In 1676 Robert Hastings married the daughter, Elizabeth, of James Davis, Jr.  James presented the newly weds with 20 acres of land on the south side of what is now East Broadway in Haverhill, MA.  Robert built a house on this site where he and Elizabeth raised seven children.  The outstanding feature of the house is the central chimney into which five fireplaces enter.  The foundation for the chimney takes up one-third of the basement space.  A porch in the back was the site of the Hastings ordinary.  Like the Peasley Garrison house the Robert Hastings house is still standing, and being lived in today, 2015.  I visited the house in 2005 and the current owners kindly let me take the following photographs.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Robert Hastings

Robert Hastings is my oldest known Hastings ancestor.  He was born May 11, 1654.  Several sources indicate that he arrived in Haverill, Norfolk, Massachusetts, by sea,  on a load of bricks.  He was a mason and shortly after his arrival in Haverhill he built the Peasley Garrison House.  This house is still standing (2015) at 720 East Broadway in Haverhill, MA.
The Peasley Garrison House as it appeared in 2005.
Robert Hastings, the builder, is my 6th Great Grandfather.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Minnie & Carrie Benham

These are two individual pictures of Carrie Benham and Minnie R (Benham) Neal.  Details for them are in the previous weeks submission.
                                                         Carrie Benham

                                                         Minnie R (Benham) Neal