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1794?
October 17
Birth of Isaac C. Haston:  A descendent of Isaac, in 1926, reported 1795 to be the year of Isaac's birth.  Other sources say 1794.  An October 1795 date conflicts with the January 6, 1796 date of Jesse's birth, if the two were indeed brothers.  Either of these birth dates would mean that he was probably born while Daniel and family were in Knox Co, TN and that Isaac would have been approximately 12 years old when the family moved to White Co.  S.P. Hastings reported that his "paternal grandfather, Isaac Hastings, was born in Tennessee in 1795 and fought in the War of 1812, enlisting about six months after his marriage, at which time he was eighteen years old and his wife but fourteen."  Isaac's wife, born in Tennessee in 1799 (one source says December 12), was Agnes Simpson.  According to the LDS records, Agnes was the daughter of James and Mary Lancaster Simpson.  Isaac and Agnes became the parents of 14 children, 11 of whom were born in Tennessee.
Source:  Page 831 of the History of Sonoma County California Volume II by Honoria Rosal Toumey, (Chicago, San Franciso, & Los Angeles: The S.J. Clarke Publishing Co, 1926.)  [Information collected from the Hastings family in 1926.]
Source:  Samuel Perry Hastings (grandson of Isaac, born in 1870 and age three when Isaac died), in an 1960 letter to niece Laurann Coleman, stated that Isaac was born in 1795 and Agnes was born in 1799, that they were married in 1813, and had 14 children.  A copy of this letter is in Wayne Haston's files for Isaac.
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Note:  Jessie Prichard, great granddaughter of Isaac, (in her DAR application process) wrote: "Isaac Hasting -- Born October 17, 1794 in McMinn Co, TN; Agnes Hasting -- Born December 28, 1797 in McMinn Co, TN."  Some Haston researchers have questioned the accuracy of McMinn County as the place of Isaac's birth.  The time of his birth would seem to best fit a Knox County place of birth.  The first documented record of Daniel Haston's appearance in Knox County, TN, where he lived until moving to White Co in middle TN in about 1804, was in mid-1795.  What is now McMinn County is only about 25 miles south of what is now Knox County, so it is geographically & chronologically possible that Isaac could have been born in (what is now) McMinn Co, then Daniel could have moved his family north to the Knoxville area by 1795.  However, what is now McMinn Co was Indian land until it was formed from Indian land in 1819, so is not very likely that Daniel's family lived there in the 1790s.  From evidence cited below, it is evident that Isaac enlisted for service in the War of 1812 in Sparta (White County, TN) and an Isaac Hasting of the right age does appear on the 1820 census for White County.  Thus, it is likely that he and Agnes lived in White County (Isaac having moved from Knox County to White County with his family in 1804 or so) and then moved to the McMinn - Monroe counties area of East TN in the 1820s (where some of their children were born) and then westward to Missouri in the 1830s.  We suspect that the McMinn County, TN place of birth for Isaac and Agnes was projected from the fact that they lived there in the 1820s.
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Note:  One MO land record has Isaac's name with a middle initial of "C."  What middle name did "C" represent? 
1813
June?
Isaac Married Agnes Simpson:  The History of Sonoma Co, CA reference would place the date of the Isaac & Agnes wedding in or near June, 1813.
Source:  Page 831 of the History of Sonoma County California Volume II by Honoria Rosal Toumey, (Chicago, San Francisco, & Los Angeles: The S.J. Clarke Publishing Co, 1926.)  [Information collected from the Hastings family in 1926.]
1814
November 13
Isaac Enlisted for the War of 1812:  According to the History of Sonoma Co, CA, Isaac "fought in the War of 1812."  That fact is clearly verified by documents from the National Archives.  A brief of a Claim for a Survivor's Pension, under the February 14, 1871 Act, refers to "Isaac Hastain, Private of Captain Daniel Newman's Company, Tennessee Militia Reg't."  It indicates that he enlisted on November 13, 1814 and was discharged on May 13, 1815.  At the time of the claim, he was a resident of Santa Rosa (Sonoma County), California.  An August 7, 1871 Declaration and Identification form indicates his length of service to have been 182 days.  Apparently, Isaac's nephew (Joseph C. Haston, who was married to Isaac's daughter Emily) and his [Isaac's] son (Jesse Axley Hastin) vouched for his loyalty to the United States.  The pension of $8 per month was approved on March 23, 1872 and was in effect, retroactively, as of February 14, 1871.  According to family history, recorded by Isaac's great granddaughter (Jessie Pritchard) in her search to became a member of the DAR, he saw General Packenham killed, used chain guns in the war, and fought some after peace was declared.  A copy of Jessie Pritchard's notes exists in Wayne Haston's files for Isaac.
Sources:  War of 1812 Records for Isaac Hastain [sic] (available for a fee from Genealogy Quest
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It appears that Isaac served in the 3rd Regiment West Tennessee Militia Infantry under Colonel James Raulston.  This regiment existed from November 1814 to May 1815 and included men mostly from Jackson, Sumner, Wilson, Overton, Smith, and White counties.  Daniel Newman was one of the captains (the one under whom Isaac served) and this regiment was a part of General William Carroll's division at the battles for New Orleans.  Newman was a citizen of White County, TN.   The regiment suffered casualties during the December 28, 1814 skirmish and had two of the "handful" (eight) of fatalities in the famous January 8, 1815 battle.
Source:  TN State Library and Archives
1815 White County, TN Tax List:  Daniel Hastin, David Hastin, Joseph Hastin, and Isaac Hastin appeared on this "taxable property and polls" list in the bounds of Captain William Denny's Company.  The listing was taken by N. Gillentine, Esq.  Isaac's total tax was .25.  A poor tax was assessed this year, but he didn't have to pay it (probably because he was not a land owner).   Isaac owned no land and no slaves.  He was charged for one white poll.
Source:  Property and Poll Tax, 1811-1815 / 1821-1825; in the White County Court Clerk's office in Sparta, TN.  (not transcriptions, but copies of original books)
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Note:  The fact that this is the first time that Isaac appears on the tax list harmonizes with an 1794 birth date.  If born in 1794, he would have turned 21 years old in 1815 and would have been fully taxable for the first time.

Note:  From the White Co, TN tax lists we learn that none of the early White County Hastons (Daniel, David, Joseph, & Isaac) ever owned slaves, although their neighbors sometimes did.

About 1816 First Child Born:  Apparently there was a daughter born at about this time in TN, the first born of Isaac and Agnes.  No one seems to know anything about her.  She may have died in childhood.  But instead of a daughter, this might (?) have been William Carroll Hastin (see entry below).
Source:  Unknown
1815-1820 Birth of William Carroll Hastin:  William Carroll Hastin was born in TN and later married Nancy Leake.  He died in or before August of 1845 in Greene Co, Missouri and was buried in the Hastings burial ground.  There is a strong possibility that he was a son of Isaac Haston/Hastings.  Some Haston researchers have thought that this William Carroll Hastings was a son of Daniel Haston and, thus, a brother of Isaac Haston / Hastings. 
Sources:  See his page on this site.
1816 White County, TN Tax List:  Daniel Hastin, David Hastin, Joseph Hastin, and Isaac Hastin appeared on this "taxable property and polls" list in the bounds of Captain William Denny's Company of Militia.  The listing was taken by Nicholas Gillentine, Esq.  Isaac's total tax was .25.  He still owned no land.  He was charged poll tax for one white poll.
Source:  Property and Poll Tax, 1816-1818; in the White County Court Clerk's office in Sparta, TN.  (not transcriptions, but copies of original books)
1817 White County, TN Tax List:  Daniel Hasting, David Hasting, Joseph Hasting, and Isaac Hasting appeared on this "taxable property and polls" list in Captain Jesse Scoggon's Company of Militia.  The listing was taken by William Denny, Esq.  Isaac's total tax was .53.  A bridge tax was assessed this year.  He still owned no land.  Again, he was charged for one white poll.
Source:  Property and Poll Tax, 1816-1818; in the White County Court Clerk's office in Sparta, TN.  (not transcriptions, but copies of original books)
1818 White County, TN Tax List:  David Haston, Joseph Haston, and Isaac Haston appeared on this "taxable property and polls" list in Captain Scoggon's Company.  The listing was taken by William Denny, Esq.  Daniel Haston was not mentioned, but Isaac appears on the list with 150 acres.  Apparently, Isaac had been temporarily given the responsibility for Daniel's land.  It does appear in Daniel's name later.  Was Daniel ill at this time?  Was this in some way related to his assault and battery case of that summer?  Did Isaac lease the land from Daniel?  Isaac's total tax was 1.12 1/2.  A court house tax was assessed this year.  The 150 acres in Isaac's name on this tax roll was said to have been on Cane Creek.  He was charged with one white poll.
Source:  Property and Poll Tax, 1816-1818; in the White County Court Clerk's office in Sparta, TN.  (not transcriptions, but copies of original books)
1820 1820 Federal Census for White Co, TN:  The Isaac Hasting household included one male under 10 years old and one male (Isaac) in the 18 to 26 age bracket.  There were two females under the age of 10 and one female who was between 10 and 16 years old.  Also, there was one female (wife, Agnes) who, at about the age of 21, fit into the 16 to 26 category.  He owned no slaves.  If Isaac and Agnes married only seven years prior to this census, who was the 10 to 16 year old female in the household?  If only one child (the unknown daughter mentioned above) had been born up to this time, as per genealogists for the Isaac Haston family, why were there two females and one male in the household under the age of ten, in addition to the unaccounted for female in the 10 to 16 age range?
Source:  1820 Federal Census for White Co, TN
1820
January 27
Birth of Mary Hastings:  This daughter was born in TN and later married Charles E. Wadlow (son of John Wesley Wadlow) on July 24, 1837 in Greene Co, MO.  They had seven children: Alzirah Jane, Mary Louisa, Sarah Ann, Margaret Elizabeth, Martha Agnes, Matilda Caroline and John W.  She died on December 12, 1854.
Source:  Past and Present of Greene County, Missouri by Jonathan Fairbanks and Clyde Edwin Tuck, A. W. Brown & Company, 1915.
About 1820 Birth of John Wesley Hastings:  This son was born in TN and later married Anna Brown on August 5, 1841 in Greene Co, MO and Mary Caroline Forester on January 15, 1846 in Greene Co, MO.
Source:  Unknown
1821 White County, TN Tax List:  Daniel Hasting, David Hasting, Joseph Hasting, and Isaac Hasting appeared on this "taxable property and polls" list in Captain Scoggon's "old" Company.  The listing was taken by Nicholas Gillentine, Esq.  Isaac's total tax was 1.41 3/4.  In addition to state, county, and poor taxes, a juror tax and a bridge & jail tax were assessed.  Isaac owned no land at this time.  As usual, he was charged for one white poll.
Source:  Property and Poll Tax, 1811-1815 / 1821-1825; in the White County Court Clerk's office in Sparta, TN.  (not transcriptions, but copies of original books)
1822
April 15
Summoned to July session jury duty:  Isaac Hastins (WPA transcription spelling) was summoned to be a juror in the county court session beginning on the third Monday of July, 1822.
Source:  Original page 433 of WPA transcriptions of White Co, TN Minute Book 6, 1820-1823.
1822
May 15
Isaac sold two acres to Rhodam DoyleIsaac sold two acres of land, on the "south side of main caney fork," to Rhodam Doyle for $20.  This land was part of Daniel Haston's original 150 acre tract (from Tennessee Grant # 535, of September 26, 1808) and was located on the west boundary of that tract.  The deed was witnessed by David Haston and William Denny.  Isaac signed this deed with "his mark."  The deed was not recorded until October 12, 1835 and was registered and examined on December 1, 1835.
Source:  Page 312 of Deed Book "I" of White Co, TN (White County, TN TSLA microfilm roll #63). 
50 Acres on West End of Daniel Haston's Grant #535
Daniel Haston had three sons (David, Joseph, & Isaac) who were living in White County at the time of his death.  It seems reasonable to assume that Daniel would have granted 50 acres of his 150 acres tract to each of these sons.  There is no known specific record to indicate that Daniel legally transferred his land to these sons, but subsequent land records seem to support this assumption.* 

It appears that Isaac received 50 acres on the west end of Daniel's land.  Isaac sold two acres, from the extreme west end of Daniel's #535 grant, to Rhodam Doyle (see this timeline entry), which Rhodum Doyle sold as a part of 137 acres to John Stipe in 18331, which John Stipe sold to William B. Cummings in 18432

William Shockley gained possession of the 48 acres (although the tax records refer to 50 acres) around this two acre tract, on the west end of Daniel Haston's original #535 grant, sometime in the early 1820s.3  We have no record of the sale of this tract, but assume that Isaac Haston sold it to William Shockley.  Shockley later (January 11, 1837) sold this 48 acres tract to Terry Gillentine4, who then sold it to Elisha Kirklen5 (June 25, 1841).

Sources: 
1.  Page 101 of White County, TN Deed Book L, TSLA roll # 63.
2.  Page 250 of Van Buren County, TN Deed Book A, TSLA roll # 26.
3.  "William Shockley was listed on the 1823-1828 White County tax lists with 50 acres of land on Big Spring branch of Cane Creek, being part of the original land grant of Daniel Haston."  From page 245 from Richard Shockley & Elizabeth Adkins: Their Ancestors & Descendents, Volume I  by Beverly Neises & James Gates (2003)
Note:
 The 1820s tax records do mention William Shockley as having 50 acres, but only the 1824 tax record mentions that it was located on "Big Spring" and does not specifically state that it was from Daniel Haston's original grant #535.  However, the description of the land in later deeds does indicate that it was the western part of Daniel's original 150 acres.  In an August 10, 2004 email to Wayne Haston, Beverly Neises indicated that she had searched all available land and court records but had not been able to find a deed for the William Shockley purchase of this land.  This has been Wayne Haston's experience also.
4.  Page 52 of Van Buren County, TN Deed Book A, TSLA roll #26.
5.  Page 63 of Van Buren County, TN Deed Book A, TSLA roll #26.
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*Perhaps Isaac sold his part of the land because he was planning to move away from White County to east Tennessee, which he did soon after this time.  Apparently, Joseph inherited 50 acres of land from Daniel at this time also.  David probably inherited the 50 acre home place from Daniel when he died.  In the 1827 tax list, David's 100 acres has expanded to 150 acres.  We know that David's youngest son, William Carroll Haston, Sr., ended up owning the Daniel Haston home place. 

1822
July 15
Appointed for road work:  Isaac Hastin (WPA transcription spelling) was appointed to work on the road "leading from Robert Gambles to a branch on top of the mountain East of William Crains..."  "David Hastin" and others who lived near the Hastons (example, Aquila Nearn, Jesse Brown, Isaac Brown, Wyatt Ogle, Wm. Brown, Robert Gamble, et. al.) were appointed to the same project.
Note:  David Hastin and Isaac Hastin appear next to each other in this list. 
Source:  Original page 469 of WPA transcriptions of White Co, TN Minute Book 6, 1820-1823.
1822
July 16-19
Jury Duty:  Isaac Hastin/Hasting is mentioned 12 times during this week as a county court juror.  On Friday (7/19/1822), he and Jesse Scoggin were "for reasons to the Satisfaction of the Court...discharged from further attendance on this court as Jurors."
Source:  Original pages 483-503 of WPA transcriptions of White Co, TN Minute Book 6, 1820-1823.
1822 White County, TN Tax List:  David Hasting, Joseph Hasting, and Isaac Hasting appeared on this "taxable property and polls" list in Captain Parker's Company.  The listing was taken by N. Gillentine, Esq.  As on the 1818 tax list, Daniel does not appear, but Isaac appears with the 150 acres on Big Spring.  Isaac's total tax was 3.15 3/4.  As usual, he was charged for one white poll.
Source:  Property and Poll Tax, 1811-1815 / 1821-1825; in the White County Court Clerk's office in Sparta, TN.  (not transcriptions, but copies of original books)
1823 White County, TN Tax List:  Daniel Hastin, David Hastin, Joseph Hastin, and Isaac Hastin appeared on this "taxable property and polls" list in Captain Parker's Company.  The listing was taken by D. Hasting, Esq.  Daniel's name reappears on this tax roll, but only has 50 acres situated on Cane Creek, as compared to the 150 acres he owned since 1808.  Isaac owned no land at this time.  His total tax was .90 and he was charged poll tax for one white poll.  
Source:  Property and Poll Tax, 1811-1815 / 1821-1825; in the White County Court Clerk's office in Sparta, TN.  (not transcriptions, but copies of original books)
About 1824 Birth of James Bell Hastings:   Some Haston researchers of the past have assumed that this person was a son of Isaac Haston/Hastings. This James Hastings married a Virginia A. Chanlor (or Chandler).  Although he lived next door to the Isaac Haston family in Greene Co, MO, he was probably not a son of Isaac and Agnes Haston/Hastings.  Most likely, he was a son of John Holloway Hastings who was probably not related to the Daniel Haston family. The Keener web site [look for # 72. James Bell Hastings] refers to this James as James Bell Hastings, the son of John Holloway Hastings, with roots in NC.  James Bell Hastings died in Arkansas in 1870.
Source:  He has been tied to the Isaac Hastings family by some researchers, only because he had the "Hastings" surname and was a neighbor of Isaac, not based upon any known family documentation.  Please email us if you have any information on this James Bell Hastings.
1824 Isaac Not on 1824 White Co Tax List:  Joseph Haston, Daniel Haston, and David Haston appeared on this "list of taxable property and polls" in Captain Arthur Parker's company.  Isaac Haston's name was not on this 1824 White County tax list.  Apparently Isaac had moved from White County prior to this time. 
Source:  Original page 138 of 1824 Property and Poll Tax, White County, TN.
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Note:  Beginning January 3, 1824 and continuing for several months through that year, an advertisement titled "Valuable Land For Sale.  Notice is hereby given..." ran in the Sparta Review newspaper in Sparta.  The land was in the Hiwassee District of TN with the entry office in Athens of McMinn Co, TN.  The land had been acquired, in the "Hiwassee Purchase," from the Cherokee Indians in 1819.  The Panic of 1819 resulted in a slower settler response than had been expected.  The legislature dropped the prices on the land and made a strong appeal for white settlers to move into the Hiwassee District.  This ad seemed to have been inviting people to become squatters on the land, so as to be entitled to 160 acres at the rate of $1.50 per acre.  The land entry office would open on the first Monday of February of the upcoming year (1825).  Perhaps this lured Isaac away from White County.  Monroe Co, TN (where he moved; see below) was adjacent to McMinn Co, TN and was part of the Hiwassee District.  The offer sounded enticing.  The deals were described as "better bargains in this district than has ever been offered in the State, and I presume equal to any in the United States."  The land was described as "well adapted to the culture of Indian corn, wheat, rye, etc. and that cotton grows exceedingly well."
Source:  September 22, 1824 (and other issues) of The Sparta Review;  microfilm copy available in public library in Sparta, TN

1826

Lived in Monroe, Co TN:  Monroe County is in East Tennessee, about half way between Knoxville to the north and Chattanooga to the south.  Haston family friend, Isham Bradley (also bondman for David Haston's marriage to Peggy Roddy), is known to have moved to Monroe County, TN from White County at about this same time.  Perhaps Isaac moved his family to Monroe County with Isham Bradley.  Isham, apparently, had moved to White County with the Haston family in 1806/1807 and lived near them for several years.  David and Peggy named one of their sons after him.  Monroe County records (Joseph Donohoo vs Charles K. Gillespie, Will Forester, Alexander Webb, & William Wooden, filed February 26, 1839) indicate that by 1840 Isham Bradley had "left the country."
Source:  Based on Samuel Douthard Hastin birth information (see below)

1826
February 25

Birth of Samuel Douthard HastinThis son was born in Monroe County, TN and later married Sarah Ann Long on May 20, 1851.  He died October 26, 1914 in Arcola of Dade Co, Missouri and was buried in the Pleasantview Baptist Church cemetery (death certificate says Pleasant Grove Cemetery).  He was a stone mason by trade and a Baptist by religious affiliation.  The date of his father's birth (Isaac) was given as 1794.
Source:  Unknown
Note:  His death certificate indicates that he was born in 1826, but the 1850 Federal census shows that he was 21 years old in 1850.  However, if he was born on February 25, 1829 (which would harmonize with the census record) that would conflict with the October 19, 1829 birth date of his sister Emily. (see below)

1827
February 11

Birth of Isabella Ann Hastings:  This daughter was born in TN (one researcher said McMinn Co, which borders Monroe Co)  and later married Benjamin James Grigsby (of Monroe Co, TN) in Greene Co, MO on November 23, 1843.  She died October 29, 1865 in Harrisburg (Linn Co), Oregon.
Source:  Unknown

1829

Monroe Co, TN Index of Inhabitants:  Isaac Haston was listed on an Index of Monroe Co, TN inhabitants.  
Source:  Monroe Co, TN Records: 1820-1870,  Volume 2;  researched, compiled, and edited by Reba Bayless Boyer (1970).
1829
October 19
Birth of Emily J. HastingsThis daughter was born in TN and later married Joseph Leek/Leak on April 19, 1846 in Greene Co, MO.  Joseph Leek and Emily had three daughters (Sarah Agnes Leek, Cynthia Leek, born about 1849, and Mary Jane Leek, born in 1851).   She then married Joseph Claiborne Hastain (her first cousin, son of Joseph Haston/Hastain) on October 29, 1854 in Greene Co, MO.  They had children named Robert, Isaac, John, Lucinda, Emily, and Dave.  Emily Hastain's obituary says that "she came to California from Missouri, where she had lived since early childhood, in 1857, crossing the plains with an ox-team, and located in Sonoma county where she lived 25 years, coming to Lake county in 1882 and has resided here ever since."  She died of septicemia, following an abcess, on August 26, 1911 in CA.  At her death she was a progenitor of exactly 100 people.   
Source:  Obituary for Emily Hastain (source for birth, California move & death info); some information from Donna Van Dusen.
1830 McMinn County, TN Census"Isac [sic] Hastings" was listed on page 183 of the 1830 McMinn County, TN Federal Census.  He was "of thirty and under forty" years of age and his wife was "of twenty and under thirty."  Children in the household: Males = 1 under 5, 1 of 5 and under 10, 1 of 10 and under 15;  Females: 2 under 5, 1 of 5 and under 10.  He owned no slaves.
Source:  Page 183 of Federal Census for McMinn County, TN (Ancestry.com page 105).
1830 McMinn County, TN Tax List:  Isaac Hastin appeared on a tax list in McMinn County, TN as having owned no property and having owed .31 1/4.  He was in Captain Shearman's militia company.
Source:  Page 91 of McMinn County, TN Trustee's Tax Books for 1829-1832; 1850 (TSLA microfilm roll #266a)

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Note:  He does not seem to appear on the 1829 McMinn County, TN tax list.
1831 McMinn County, TN Tax List:  Isaac Hastin appeared on a tax list in McMinn County, TN as having owned no property and having owed .43 3/4.  He was in Captain Shearman's militia company.
Source:  Page 151 of McMinn County, TN Trustee's Tax Books for 1829-1832; 1850 (TSLA microfilm roll #266a)

1831
July

Apparently Owed Money to John Dyer:  According to the inventory of the estate of John Dyer, returned to court by Samuel Brown at this July 1831 term, "Isaac Hayten" owed John Dyer $1.75:  "One Note on Isaac Hayten due 1 Sept 1829 for 16.75 credited 1 August 1830 with 15.00 leaves a balance of    bad       1.75"  
Source:  Original page 93 of WPA transcriptions of White County, Tennessee Inventories & Old Wills, 1831-1840.

Notes:
(1)  This appears to have been Isaac Haston, son of Daniel.  David's son Isaac was born in 1827 and Joseph's son Isaac was born in 1811 or 1812.  
(2)  From timeline events above, it seems that Isaac Haston had been away from White Co for a few years by this time.  However, this "Isaac Hayten" made a payment on his debt to John Dyer on August 1, 1830.  Did he send the payment by someone else?  Had he returned to White Co?  Or, was this person someone other than the subject of this current timeline?

1832 McMinn County, TN Tax List:  Isaac Hastin appeared on a tax list in McMinn County, TN as having owned no property and having owed .43 3/4.  He was in Captain Shearman's militia company.
Source:  Page 200 of McMinn County, TN Trustee's Tax Books for 1829-1832; 1850 (TSLA microfilm roll #266a)

1832
February 10

Birth of Fletcher Dilay HastingsThis son was born in TN and later married Nancy Ann Hastain (daughter of  Joseph Claiborne Hastain [son of Joseph Haston] and Martha Ann Denny Hastain; after Martha's death, Joseph Claiborne married Fletcher's sister, Emily) on May 23, 1860 in Bennett Valley of Sonoma Co, CA.  After Nancy's death on March 4, 1900, he married S.F. McClellan on May 21, 1901 in Santa Rosa of Sonoma Co, CA.  Fletcher Dilay Hastings died on December 20, 1919 in Santa Rosa, CA.  
Source:  Unknown

1832
September 2

Petition to the TN General Assembly:  The name "Isaac Hastin" appears on a legislative petition by White County, TN citizens to the TN General Assembly to limit the number of acres that could be claimed by land speculators and other wealthy people.  Was this "Isaac" the son of Daniel?  He was on the McMinn County, TN (approximately 100 miles east of White County) tax list in the same year.  The other "Isaac Hastons" would have been too young, at this time, to have signed a petition.  
Source:  1832 - 1-4 of TN Legislative Petitions, 1832 (TSLA Legislative Petitions Microfilm # 13)

About 1833

Birth of Sidney Hastings:  This son was born in TN, but nothing more is known of him.
Source:  Unknown

About 1834

Birth of Ashbury Roten Hastings:  This son was born in TN and later married Caroline Carral on March 13, 1865 in Santa Rosa of Sonoma Co, CA.  He died November 2, 1901 of fibroid phlebitis in Lake Co, CA.  
Source:  Unknown
About 1835
Isaac Moved to MissouriThe History of Greene County, Missouri recorded on page 710 that Isaac Hasten was one of the first settlers of that county.  Other first settlers were Peter Whittenberg, I. Cook, John Murray, James Gilmore, John Griffiths, James Adams, Jacob Perryman, Archibald Morris, Chas. Peck, J. Johnson, J. Simmons, and Isaac Julian.  These men arrived in Greene Co "at various periods from 1830 to 1837."  Page 711 says "Isaac Hastings, likewise an emigrant from East Tennessee, settled about a mile east of Cave spring about 1835."  (But note the May 14, 1836 timeline entry.)
Source:  The History of Greene County, Missouri (St. Louis: Western Historical Company, 1883), available in the Ozarks Genealogical Society Library of Springfield, MO.
1836
May 14
Indenture with John Kirkland in White County, TN:  Apparently, Isaac Haston owed John Kirkland a sum of $40.92, while still in White County, TN.  In order to secure the debt, he "bargained and sold" one gray horse, one sow, and four pigs, as well as a field of corn that he was tending on land rented from William Denney."  If he paid the debt before December 25, 1836, the stated obligations would be voided.  The indenture was witnessed by William B. Cummings and Edward Moore.  Isaac signed with "his mark."  This transaction indicates that Isaac must still have been in White County, TN in the summer of 1836.  It also indicates that he was struggling financially, which may have contributed to his move to Missouri.
Note:  In this same year of 1836, John Kirkland / Kirklin began to appear on the tax list, as an owner of 50 acres, for the district in which the early White County Haston families lived.  Apparently, this John Kirkland was the owner of "Kirkland's Store" which was located south of the Caney Fork river.  In very early 1837 Kirkland purchased, from Pleasant White, the 50 acres that was originally owned by Jacob Mitchell (but probably leased the land from White prior to that time).  Thus, his store was probably adjacent to and north of the original tract settled by Daniel Haston, where David Haston lived at this time.
Source:  Page 445 & 448 of White County, TN Deeds Book "I" (on microfilm #63).
1837
February 20
Birth of Jesse Axley HastingThis son was born on February 20, 1837 in Greene Co, MO and  later married Susan Smith Baker (born January 6, 1833 in McMinn Co, TN) on December 11, 1856 in Greene Co, MO.  He went to California the first time with his sister Isabella Grisby and moved to Washington in 1880.  Jesse Axley Hasting married Edith Carpenter on December 5, 1894 in Whitman Co, Washington and died in the same county on July 8, 1908.
Source:  Birth and death information taken from his death certificate.  Source of other information unknown.
About 1837 Birth of Robert D. Hastings:  This son was born in Greene Co, MO and died in 1857 on the way to California.  A November 3, 1960 letter from a  nephew of Robert D. Hastings, Samuel Perry Hastings (son of Hartwell Greene Hastings), to his (Samuel Perry Hastings') niece, Laurann Coleman, gives this account of Robert D. Hastings' death:  "Father's brother, Robert, died on the way to California and was buried at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain in 1857."  Samuel Perry Hastings was 90 years old when he wrote the letter.
Source:  Letter from Samuel Perry Hastings to Laurann Coleman (November 3, 1960); A copy in Wayne Haston's files for Isaac
1838
October 26
Owned Land in Greene Co, MO:  Isaac Hasten owned 80 acres, located in "5th Prin Meridian; Township 30, Range 23; Section 10" in Greene Co, MO.  He also owned 160 acres, located in "5th Prin Meridian; Township 30, Range 23; Section 11" in Greene Co, MO. 
Source:  RootsWeb Land Records Database (Search for Isaac Hasten)
1840 Federal Census:  At the time of this census, Isaac Hasting's household included seven males (one male, 40-50 years old; two males, under five; three males between 5 and 10; one male, 15-20 years old) and three females (one female, 40-50 years old; one female 5-10 years old; one female, 10-15 years old).  
Source:  1840 Federal Census (for Greene Co, MO)
1841
March 30
Birth of Hartwell Greene HastingsThis son was born in Greene Co, MO and later married Mary Ann Parent on November 10, 1864 in Santa Rosa, CA.  On May 20, 1869 he married Sarah Ann Batten in Santa Rosa, CA.  He died on September 16, 1909 in Pine City of Whitman Co, WA.
Source:  Unknown
1848
October 1
Purchased Land in Greene Co, MO:  Isaac purchased 80 acres in Greene Co, MO from the United States government.
Source:  Certificate # 857
1849
May 26
Owned Land in Greene Co, MO:  Isaac Hasten owned 40 acres, located in "5th Prin Meridian; Township 30, Range 23; Section 11" in Greene Co, MO. 
Source:  RootsWeb Land Records Database (Search for Isaac Hasten)
1850 Federal Census:  These people are included in the Isaac Hastings household at the time of the 1850 census (record # 1667):  Isaac Hastings (age 53, born in TN), farmer;  Agnes (age 52, TN); Samuel (age 21, TN); De La Fa [De LaFayette?] (age 18, TN); Asbury (age 17, TN); Jesse (age 15, MO); Robt. D. (age 13, MO); Hartwell G. (age 9, MO).
Source:  1850 Federal Census (Greene Co, MO)
1850
December 2
Isaac Signed an Oath of Service:  In Greene Co, Missouri Isaac Hasten signed a certificate declaring that he was the Isaac Haston "who was a Private in the company commanded by Captain Newman in the Regiment of the Tennessee Militia, commanded by Col. Henderson in the War with Great Britain declared by the United States on the 18th day of June, 1812."  The document goes on to indicate that he was drafted at Sparta, Tennessee in the fall of 1814 for a term of six months.  He was honorably discharged in Columbia, TN in the spring of 1814.  The purpose of this oath was to obtain the bounty land to which he was entitled, according to the September 28, 1850 Act.  Isaac signed his mark ("x") to this document.  He was 54 years old at the time he signed this certificate.
Source:  Certificate of Identity and Oath of Service, Isaac Hasten
1854
September 13
Owned Land in Greene Co, MO:  Isaac Hasten owned 40 acres, located in "5th Prin Meridian; Township 30, Range 23; Section 11" in Greene Co, MO. 
Source:  RootsWeb Land Records Database (Search for Isaac Hasten)
1855
November 15
Isaac Signed Another Land Grant Certificate:  In 1855, at the age of 60 years, Isaac Hasten appeared before a Justice of the Peace in Green(e) Co, MO to swear that he was the same Isaac Hasten who was a Private in Captain Newman's Regiment of Militia that was commanded by General Carrol in the War of 1812.  The certificate says that he enlisted for a term of six months and served for six months and two days.  It indicates that he received a land warrant (# 23735) for 80 acres under the September 28, 1850 Act, which he had legally disposed of.  This 1855 certificate qualified him for another land warrant made available by the Act of March 3, 1855.  Isaac Hasten signed his mark ("x") to this certificate.
Source:  Identification of this document???
1857 Moved to California:  "In 1857 Isaac Hastings crossed the plains to California and settled in Bennett valley, Sonoma county, where he acquired one hundred and sixty acres of land, on which he resided until his death, which occurred about 1872, his wife dying three years later..."
Source:  Page 831 of the History of Sonoma County California Volume II by Honoria Rosal Toumey, (Chicago, San Francisco, & Los Angeles: The S.J. Clarke Publishing Co, 1926.) 
 

This is transcribed from a photo copied page of an unknown book. It was sent to Laurann Potterf Coleman, by her cousin Marlene Wallace Martino, who was also a Hastings descendant. The handwritten notation in the corner says, "Bennett Valley, Sonoma Co, CA."

"Parcel Number 49: This 160 acres parcel was settled by Isaac Hastings in 1857 and passed on to his son H. G. Hastings who farmed the land until 1889. (Originally owned by Isaac De Turk's parcel.)"

The other parcels were owned by D.E. Miller (46), Helen A. Kirch (46a), A. Grissom (47), A. McIsaac (47a), S. Batten (48)" Settled 80 acres in 1860's and farmed until 1902.", Lewis S. Cooper (49a), D. Stocking (50) "Vineyard", J.E. Hunter (50a), D.E.Miller (51), Helen A. Kirch (51a), Silas M. Shinn (52), J. Hatfield (53), Florella Morgan (53a), David Allan (54) "vineyard", E. Uhl (54a), R. Allan (55), T.E. Beard (55a) and William Kennedy (56) "farmed from 1856."

1860 Federal Census:  These people were included in the Isaac Hastings household (record # 164) for the 1860 census:  Isaac Hastings (age 63, born in TN, owned $4500 in real estate and $2000 in personal property); Agnes (age 61, TN); Asberry R (age 24, TN); Artwell G. (male, age 18, MO); Jesse A. (age 23, MO).  Susan Hastings, wife of Jesse Axley Hastings, was also mentioned (record # 165).  She was age 23 and was born in TN.  She and Jesse Axley had two children (Wm. R., age 2, CA and Sarah A., age 1, CA).
Source:  1860 Federal Census for Sonoma Co, CA
1861-1862
Winter
Isaac Exchanged Land with Isaac DeTurk:  Isaac Hastings exchanged farms with Mr. Isaac DeTurk (one of the earliest viticulturists/grape growers of Santa Rosa, CA) at this time.  DeTurk set out twenty acres of grapes on his new farm.
Source:  Page 50 of A Brief Description of the Township of Santa Rosa (in Resources: Santa Rosa Valley and the Town of Santa Rosa - Sonoma County, California) by R.A. Thompson (available in the Santa Rosa - Sonoma County, CA Library; free ebook available from Google Play).
See pages 50-51 of the above book.

"DeTurk's modest beginnings in Bennett Valley became a wine empire.  Isaac DeTurk's Santa Rosa winery was the largest of its time with a capacity of a million gallons by 1888."

Source: Historic Bennett Valley Ranch                   Grave of Isaac DeTurk

1866
August 27
Sonoma Co, California Register of Voters:  Isaac, Jesse, and Hartwell were listed in the 1866 register.
Source:  Great Register for Sonoma Co, CA
1867
July 20
Sonoma Co, California Register of Voters:  These names were listed:  Isaac Hastin (age 68, born in TN, occupation was a farmer); Hartwell Green Hastin (age 24, MO, farmer); Jesse Axley Hastin (age 29, MO, farmer); Ashbury Roten Hastin (age 30); Joseph Claiborn Hastain (age 52, TN, farmer).
Note:  Isaac was not listed in the 1873 register.
Source:  Great Register for Sonoma Co, CA
1870
August 23
Will Written:  Isaac Hastings of Bennett Valley wrote his will (#536) on this date.  This information is recorded in the Index and Abstract of Wills, Sonoma County, CA, 1850-1900:
 

HASTINGS, ISAAC          Written: 23 Aug. 1870  # 536
Bennett Valley                     Died: 27 Mar. 1872  Bk. A, Pg. 277

  • Wife: Agnes
  • Son: Hartwell G.
  • Daughter: Of Hartwell, by first wife: Lucida Agness
  • Children: John Westley of Texas; Sam'l Donthard of Mo.; Emily, wife of Joseph Hastings; Delay Fletcher; A.R.; Jesse Axley; Hartwell G.
  • Executor: Hartwell Hastings
  • Witnesses: Murray Whallon, Sam'l Batten, Adelia A. Whallon

Source: Page 30 of Index and Abstract of Wills, Sonoma County, California 1850-1900 (published in May 1985 through the cooperation of The Sonoma County Genealogical Society, The Sonoma County Library, The Sonoma County Historical Records Commission).  The will itself is recorded on page 277 of Book A for that county.

1871
February 14
War of 1812 Survivor's Pension:  Isaac filed for a pension as a survivor of the War of 1812.  See the War of 1812 information above (November 13, 1814 entry of this timeline).
1872
March 27
Death:  Page 831 of The History of Sonoma County California indicates that Isaac Hastings died "about 1872."  The abstract for Isaac Hastings' will indicates, specifically, that he died on March 27, 1872.
Sources: The History of Sonoma County California Volume II by Honoria Rosal Toumey, (Chicago, San Francisco, & Los Angeles: The S.J. Clarke Publishing Co, 1926.);  Page 30 of Index and Abstract of Wills, Sonoma County, California 1850-1900 (published in May 1985 through the cooperation of The Sonoma County Genealogical Society, The Sonoma County Library, The Sonoma County Historical Records Commission).  The will itself is recorded on page 277 of Book A for that county.
1872
April & May
Isaac's Estate Probated:  This probate notice appeared in a local newspaper in Sonoma County, CA:
 
State of California, County of Sonoma--in Probate Court.
In the matter of the estate of Isaac Hastings, Deceased.--Notice for publication of time appointed for proving will, etc.
Pursuant to an order of said Court, made on the 1st day of April, A.D. 1872, notice is hereby given that
MONDAY, the 6th day of May, A.D. 1872, At 10 o'clock A.M. of said day, at the Court room of Sonoma, have been appointed as the time and place for proving the will of said Isaac Hastings, deceased, and for bearing the application of Hartwell G. Hastings for the issuance to him of letters testamentary thereon, when and where any persons interested may appear and contest the same.

W.R. MORRIS, clerk
J.T. Fortsox, Attorney for Petitioner.
Dated April 1st, 1872

These probate announcements also appeared in the local newspaper: 
Hastings  Isaac  p. (probate)  RRF   11  Apr. 1872   3   6
Hastings  Isaac  p. (probate)    SD   13  Apr. 1872   5   4
Hastings  Isaac  p.( probate)  RRF   16  May 1872   3  5

Sources:  Name and date of newspaper are unknown to us at this time.

1872
June 20
Mentioned as Property Owner in Sonoma, CA:  Isaac Hastings is listed as a property owner in Sonoma Co, CA.  He owned it based upon a "homestead." (Document # 289, Serial # CACAAA 014435, Meridian, Parcel: Township 006N, Range 007W, Section 3)
Note:  Isaac was probably deceased by June 20 (see below), but the property, apparently, was still in his name.
Source:  RootsWeb Land Records Database (search for Isaac Hastings)
About 1880 Death of Agnes:  A notation in some loose notes from Jessie Prichard's files says that "Gr. Grand Mother lived to be 81."  If she was born in 1799, as Jessie Prichard's notes also indicate, then she would have died in about 1880.  
Source:  A copy of the Jessie Prichard notes is in Wayne Haston's files for Isaac.

Isaac and Agnes are buried in the Bennett Valley Cemetery, which is located off a private road, just off of  Bennett Valley Road on the east side of Santa Rosa, CA.  There are no headstones for Isaac and Agnes, but there is a cemetery plot map and a cemetery record book that locates their graves.  The cemetery book mentions several Hastings plots, including who purchased them and who is buried in them.  On page 24, in plot # 249, it is noted as "to whom deeded" = Green Hastings ( Hartwell Greene Hastings) and "bodies  interred" = "Grandma & Grandpa Hastings."  The cemetery is under the care of Bennett Valley Cemetery Association (Marcia Eldredge; 5717 De Soto Drive; Santa Rosa, CA 95409; [707] 539-1488).

Bird's eye view of Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, CA - 1876

Nelda Hastings, primary researcher for the Isaac Haston/Hastings timeline