William Hastings
(1716-After 1773)
Joshua Hastings
(Abt 1745-Bef 1799)
Rhoda (?)
(Abt 1749-After 1810)
William Hastings
(Abt 1770-Bef 1818)


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1. Hannah Hearn

William Hastings

  • Born: Abt 1770, Sussex Co., DE
  • Marriage (1): Hannah Hearn
  • Died: Bef 11 Sep 1818, Sussex Co., DE


William Hastings had land surveyed for him in Sussex Co. on May 20 1794, tract "Hastings Lott" for 18a, 2.58 perches. It borders tracts "Collins Adventure" and "Watermelon" (SxCert-S18:267). This tract today is right on the MD/DE line and is between US 13 and the central part of Delmar, DE today (2017).

William Hastings will was probated in Sussex Co., DE on Sep 11 1818:
- To son Elihu, all my lands whereof I now possess including parts of different tracts, and a tract in Worcester County, Maryland St. Martins called "Townsends Beginning", also negro boy Arthur, one young bay mare, feather bed/furniture, silver watch
- To son Eli, a small detached piece of land on the east side of Mr. Isaac Hearn's plantation, also negro girl Heriet, one feather bed/furniture
- To daughter Elizabeth Hastings, negro woman Phillis,
- To son Levin, negro boy James
- To daughter Eleanor Hastings, negro girl Donney
- To son Winder, negro girl Lewosar
- rest of estate to four youngest children heretofore named
- son Elihu and brother Daniel to be executors
Witnesses: Samuel Elliott, Melvin Hastings, Hekeziah Hastings (SxW-G:125)

William married Hannah Hearn, daughter of Benjamin Hearn and Sarah Maddux. (Hannah Hearn was born in 1775 in Sussex Co., DE and died before 1818 in Sussex Co., DE.)

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