1840 Platte? (Polk) County*, MO Federal Census
(Platte County is on the Kansas-Missouri border)
*There seems to be some discrepancy in researcher's
records regarding where Jeremiah Hasting was in Missouri at the time of
the 1840 census. According to the Ancestry.com census records, he
was in Platte County, MO. Platte County is on the Kansas &
Missouri border, very near Kansas City.
This is in reference to information posted on your site
about whether Jeremiah M C Haston was Daniel's son, which
includes census records for 1830 and 1840. Those for 1840
are indicated to have come from Platte County, MO, but, in
fact, they are from Polk County, MO, which is right next
to Dallas County where many of this this family can be found
on later census. I happen to live in Platte County and have
copies of early records and when he didn't show up on them I
began looking elsewhere and discovered the photographed
entry you included exactly matches the one from the 1840
Polk County census.
Sylvia Gaut - May 9, 2012
- One free white male, 10 and under 15 [born 1835-1840]
- One free white male, 15 and under 20 [born 1835-1830]
- One free white male, 20 and under 30 [born 1820-1830]
(probably, Jeremiah, Jr.)
- One free white male, 40 and under 50 [born 1790-1800]
(presumably, Jeremiah Hasting, Sr.)
- Two free white females, 5 and under 10 [born 1840-1845]
- One free white female, 10 and under 15 [born 1835-1840]
(probably Bezna A.) (Regina?)
- Two free white females, 15 and under 20 [born 1830-1835]
- One free white female, 20 and under 30 [born 1820-1830]
*Was this 20-30 year old female (probably Minerva), Jeremiah,
Sr.'s wife or daughter? Perhaps Jeremiah, Sr.'s wife
had died or left him and this 20-30 year old female was his
daughter (?). The 1880 census indicates that 42 year old
Regina A(nne?) was the sister of 59 year old Manurva Haston.
In 1880 they were living, by themselves, in the same house.
(Source: Dallas Co, MO; Jackson Township, District 25, ancestry.com
|Source: Ancesty.com image # 129 of 1840 Platte County, MO
census from page 170 of roll 228.
1850 Dallas County, MO Federal Census
District 26 of Dallas County
(Dallas County is located in the central-south central part of
Jeramiah (Jeremiah) Hasting was 50 years old and was born in Tennessee.
Apparently, he could read and write, since there was no mark by his
name in the 2nd column from the end ("over 20 years of age who cannot read
& write"). As per this record he was born in about 1800, but
the 1860 census reports data would suggest that
he was born in 1795. The 1840 census
puts him the age range that would allow for either date, or any date
between about 1790 and 1800.
Minerva was 28 years old and was born in Illinois, as were all of the
children in the household. She could not read and write. She
was probably a daughter of Jeremiah Hasting, and not his wife.
Jeremiah's oldest son was only two years younger than Minerva. Also,
the 1880 Dallas Co, MO census indicates that Regina A. Haston (probably
the Bezna A. of this 1850 census) was a sister of Minerva Haston
and they lived together by themselves in 1880.
Jeramiah Mc was 23 years old and born in Illinois. Apparently, he
could read and write.
Elizabeth was 17 years old and was born in Illinois.
Bezna A. (same as Regina A. on subsequent census records) was 13 years
old, also born in Illinois, and was "dumb" (mute).
For some unknown reason, all of the people in the household were "checked"
as "Married within the year." (column following place of birth)
Was the 26 year old Melissa Webb, in the house next to Jeremiah Hasting, a
sister of Minerva Hasting (and daughter of Jeremiah Hasting, Sr.)? She
too was born in Illinois (but her husband was born in TN) and she named
her five month old daughter "Minerva." However, the
1840 census only records one female in the age
group that she and Minerva would have been in at that time.
The same Webb family appears as next door neighbors to Jeremiah M.C.
Hasten (junior) on the 1860 census.
The dates of birth of the children, would put Jeremiah Hasting, Sr. in
Illinois as early as (if not earlier than) 1822 and as late as (if
not later than) 1837. When did he leave Tennessee?
Where did he live in Illinois? When did he arrive in Missouri?
Please contact us if you have
information to answer these questions.
Source: Page 341 of 1850 Dallas County (26th
District), MO census (ancestry.com image # 161).
1860 Dallas County, MO Federal Census
Jeramiah Hasten (senior) was 65, according to this 1860 census, which
would have made his birth date 1795 (contrary to the
1850 census). He still reported Tennessee
as his place of birth. He was a farmer and his real estate was
valued at $800; his personal estate was valued at $500.
Minurvia C. was reported to have been 35, which would have made her 30
years younger than Jeramiah. On the 1850
census, she was only 22 years younger than Jeramiah. Her
occupation was "house work" and she was born in Illinois. Does her
"house work" occupation, which differs from the "house hand" occupation of
Betsy and Regina, indicate that Minurvia was Jeramiah's wife, and not his
daughter? For example, "house work" was also the occupation of
Jeramaih M.C. (junior) Hasten's wife (Nancy). Note that, contrary to
the 1850 census, Minurvia was not
reported to be illiterate.
Betsy A. was 27 and was a "house hand." The report indicates that
she was not able to read and write. No state of birth was
given for her, but (as per the 1850 census) she
was probably born in Illinois.
Regina A.C.W. was 21 and was a "house hand." She was born in
Illinois, apparently was literate, and was "dum" (mute). What do the
C.W. initials stand for? Why would she have three initials, in
addition to her given name and surname?
Who was the 10 (or 18?) year old Jeramiah M.C. ____ (Roege?) in this
household? He was born in Missouri and had attended school within
the year. Was he a grandson of the senior Jeramiah Hasten? If
so, who were his parents?
Jeramiah M.C. Haston (junior) was married and lived next door to his
father. He was 29 years old, according to this census, was a farmer,
owned no land, owned $300 worth of personal property, was born in
Illinois, and was illiterate (contrary to the 1850
census). He and his wife, Nancy N., had a 6 year old son named
"Jeramiah M.C." There were four "Jeramiah" males in these two
Source: Page 240
(ancestry.com image #27) of 1850 Dallas County (Jackson Township), MO
census. Records for Jeramiah Hasten, Sr. and Jeramiah M.C. Hasten,
1880 Dallas County, MO
Source: 1880 Dallas Co, MO census in Jackson Township, District 25;
ancestry.com image # 24.
Manurva Haston was 59 years old, which would indicate she was born in
about 1821 (in Illinois). She was widowed or divorced and her
occupation was housework. She could not write. Her father was
born in Tennessee and her mother was born in South Carolina. The
fact that she was widowed, may indicate that she was indeed the
wife (not daughter) of Jeramiah Hasting/Hasten/Haston.
Regina A__ (Anne?) was 42 years old and thus born in 1838 or so (in
Illinois). She was a sister of Manurva and was single.
The report indicates that she was blind, deaf and dumb, and insane.
However, it is odd that the record indicates that she was not illiterate.
Her father was born in Tennessee and her mother was born in South
Carolina. If Regina was the sister of Manurva Haston and
if Manurva was the widow of Jeremiah Haston, what was Regina's surname
and Manurva's maiden name?
- May 15, 1883 - Jeremiah M.C. Haston (III?)
purchased 40 acres in Dallas County, MO. Apparently, this was
the son of Jeremiah M.C. Haston, Jr.