CARROLL HASTINGS OF GREENE COUNTY, MISSOURI
Do not confuse this Greene Co, MO William Carroll Hastings with
David Haston's son,
Carroll Haston, Sr. (and his son William Carroll Haston, Jr.)
of Van Buren Co, TN.
WILLIAM CARROLL HASTINGS (
1845) married Nancy Leake (1815 to ).
A History of Greene County, Missouri, published in 1883 by the St. Louis
Western Historical Co. and now in the Library of Congress under number
F472 G8 H6, at page 717 contains a biography of one Isaac N. Hasten (1844
to 6 Jul 1896) in which it is recorded that he was the son of
"Carroll and Nancy Hasten" who came to Missouri from Knox
County, Tennessee, in 1835, and that Isaac was born one year before his
(1797 to ) served as Administrator of the Estate
of Carroll Hastings and in connection therewith filed an affidavit of
heirship in which he said, "I, Isaac Hastin, do solemnly swear that
there are five heirs of William C. Hastin, deceased, now in being, to-wit:
John W. Hastin
Isaac N. Hastin,
Widow, all residing in Greene County, Missouri." The Affidavit was
dated 15 Oct 1845 (Probate Book "A" at p. 282 of Greene County,
Missouri.) One John W. Wadlow who married Marga Haston in Greene County on
24 July 1838 was one of the sureties on Isaac's bond. The record of Isaac's
administration shows that William Carroll Hastings died seized and
possessed of the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Sec. 11 Twp. 30 N., Range 23
West, in Greene County, Missouri. We can now locate the farms of Isaac
Hastings (1797 to ) and John Hastings (1796
to ) and William Carroll Hastings (
to 1845) as follows [See
Carroll's widow, Nancy Leake, married again after Carroll's
death to one William J. Bradley. They were married on 10 June 1847. The
consolidated families were listed in the 1850 Census as follows:
Bradley, Wm. J.
Bradley, Milley S.
According to Isaac's affidavit of heirship, Matilda was not a daughter of
William Carroll - she could have been sojourning at the home of Nancy
when the Census was taken in Greene County. James was not listed in the
family, although according to Isaac's affidavit James was a son of
William Carroll Hastings. We find another family listed in the Greene
County Census for 1850, as follows:
move to Mo. Before 1844)
It could be that the above James was the son of William Carroll mentioned
in Isaac's affidavit of heirship.
The evidence sustains the suspicion that Isaac Hastings (1797)
John Hastings (1796) and William Carroll Hastings ( to
1845) were brothers at least kin probably the sons of David Hasting
[website editor's note: this should be "probably
the sons of Daniel Hasting"]
(1735 to 1826) of White County, Tenn., who moved to Greene County,
Missouri, in 1835. A History of Greene County, Missouri, by Fairbanks,
biography of Charles Wadlow in which it is recorded that he was
the son of John W. Wadlow and Mary Hastings (Marga) and that John W.
Wadlow was born in Virginia, in Washington County, and went to Tennessee
and then to Greene County, Mo., where he married Mary Hastings (27 Jan
1820 to 12 Dec 1854) on 24 July 1837. In the same history, there is a
biography of John H. Hasten, son of Isaac N. Hasten (1844 to 6 Jul 1896).
There are numerous records in Greene County, Mo., which we have not
researched, and which contain information of other members of the family.
We have been able to extend the family of William Carroll Hastings (
to 1845) in the following manner.
Although the phrase "probably the sons of David Hasting" in the
above paragraph is presented here just as it was in the material
written by Howard H. Hasting, it should read "probably the sons of
The "James Hastings" above
was probably "James Bell Hastings," the son of John Holloway
Hastings (neighbor of Isaac Haston/Hastings) and not the son of
William Carroll Hastings.
about John Holloway Hastings.
ISAAC NEWTON HASTEN (1844 TO 6 July 1896) son of William
Carroll Hastings ( to 1845) and
his wife Nancy Leake Hastings (1815 to ) was
born in Cass Township of Greene County, Missouri, one year before the
death of his father, William Carroll Hastings. He served as a justice of
the peace of that township for several years. He and his son, John
Henderson Hasten, operated a store at the little town of Cave Springs in
Greene County, Missouri, for years before they sold out and opened a
grocery store in Springfield, Missouri. (See a History of Greene County,
Missouri, published in 1883 by the St. Louis Western Historical C. now in
the Library of Congress under the number F472 G8 H6, at p. 717 for a
biography of Isaac N. Hasten.)
We are indebted to Katie Eugenia Wilson Mann (15 Dec 1890 to
) who was living in Hugoten, Kansas, in 1978, at 1038
Monroe St., Zip Code 67951, for much of the information shown herein. She
was a daughter of Alice Theodosia Hasten (1867 to
) who was a daughter of Isaac Newton Hasten
(1844 to 6 Jul 1896). She said that Isaac's middle name was Newton; that
Isaac had two children to grow to adulthood, a son, John Henderson Hasten,
and her mother, Alice Theodocia [sic] Hasten; that Isaac had a baby that died in
infancy; that Isaac and his son, John Henderson Hasten operated a general
store at Cave Springs for years before they sold out and opened a grocery
store in Springfield; that John continued to operate the grocery store for
years after Isaac died, and then went into the bakery business; that Isaac
married Mary Elizabeth Jennings during the Civil War, while she was living
at Neosho, Missouri; and that Isaac was killed in an accident; that he
missed a door and fell down some stairs and through a window at the
landing of the stairs and cut his throat on the glass of the window. She
also says that the "Old Hasten Burying Ground" was called Friendship
Graveyard and that it was on land about 1 1/2 to 2 miles North of where
her father lived. Isaac's family was listed in the 18__ Census
taken in Cass Twp of Greene County, Mo., as follows:
Hasten, Isaac N.
| Mary E.
| John H.
William L. (Bill) Wood, Rt. 2 Box 89, Strafford, Mo., 65757, who is
related to us through Elizabeth Jane Stipe Hasting (6 Feb 1835 to 29 Feb
1927) was kind enough to send to Howard H. Hasting (23 Mar 1905 to
) a list of all grave stones found in the
Hasten Burying Ground," which was prepared by John and LeMerle Cochran
during the early and middle 1960's, who filed a copy in the genealogy
room at the public library of Springfield, Mo. This list is entitled
Church Cemetery," and contains the following introduction:
no evidence of a building having been here in the past 40 or 50 years
(1966). Location is 3 miles North of Willard, Mo. There is no road to it
or near it. It is 1/2 mile southeast of the house on the Rex Bell Farm
(1966)." "Hastin, William W., son of Isaac N.
and Mary E., 29 Apr. 1866 - 13 Apr. 1867" is the only inscription for any
member of the family by name.
At Isaac's death, his son, John Henderson Hasten, purchased
Lot 398 in the Hazelwood Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri, and buried his
father there. His wife, Mary Elizabeth Jennings Hasten (1850 to 16 Dec.
1932) is also buried in that lot, and so is Nancy Jennings (
to July 1902) the
mother of Mary Elizabeth.
SONS AND DAUGHTERS
|William W. Hastin
||29 Apr. 1866 - 13 Apr. 1867
Alice Theodocia Hasten
John Henderson Hasten
||1869 to 14 Feb 1936
ALICE THEODOCIA HASTEN (1867 to
) daughter of Isaac Newton Hasten (1844 to 6 Jul 1896) and Mary Elizabeth Jennings Hasten (1850 to 16 Dec
1932) married Joseph Buster Wilson on 31 Jan. 1883. (Greene County
Marriage Records). Joseph owned a 200 acre farm about 4 miles north of
Willard and about a mile and one-half from the Isaac Newton Hasten farm
and about 3 miles from Cave Springs. They had seven children. One died in
SONS AND DAUGHTERS
John Harry Wilson
||In Cambridge, Wisconsin
||In Detroit, Michigan
Alice Jo Benningan
||In Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Katie Wilson Mann
||Of Hugoten, Kansas
Isaac Newton Wilson
HENDERSON HASTEN (1869 TO 14 Feb 1936) son of Isaac
Newton Hasten (1844 to 6 Jul 1896) and Mary Elizabeth Jennings
Hasten (1850 to 16 Dec 1932) Married Mary Josephine Lee (1869 to 4 Oct
1927) but they had no children. She is buried in Lot 398 of the Hazelwood
Cemetery in Springfield. After her death, John married Alta B. Stutzman (2
June 1881 to 4 Dec. 1945) the daughter of Frank P and Louise Stutzman of
Springfield, but there were no children born of this marriage. John died
of a cerebral hemorrage and Alta died of a heart attack. John and his
first wife, Mary Josephine Lee, and his second wife, Alta Stutzman, are
all buried in Lot 398 of the Hazelwood Cemetery.
Read more about Isaac N. Hasten, his wife Mary E. Jennings
Hasten, and their son John H. Hasten.
So ends the line of William Carroll Hastings, so far as we are
able to determine We found none of his descendants who could affirm or
deny that he was a son of Daniel.