Apparently, there has been a
considerable amount of confusion regarding which Bennett Valley Cemetery
lots were purchased by the Hastings family.
24 of the cemetery records book indicates that four lots
belonged to Green Hasting (Hartwell
Greene Hastings), son of Isaac
& Agnes Hastings.
#248 (size 12 x 16) - Mrs. G. Hasting & Nancy Hasting were
interred in this lot
#249 (size 24 x 28) - Grandpa & Grandma Hasting interred
(probably Isaac & Agnes)
#238 (size 12 x 12?) - Unknown two children, Mr. Hasting
#250 (size not given) - Stone for Nancy, wife of Fletcher D. Hasting
- Died 1900, age 53
Note: There is no date given for these notes on page 24, but
they appear to have been written at a relatively late date.
40 & 41 contain a September 15, 1896
discussion regarding confusion as to the ownership of Lot
#250. It appears that Mr. J. Parent did $10 worth of work on a
fence at the cemetery in 1868. In return for his work, he was
supposed to have been deeded Lot #250, on which his father was
buried. It seems that Mr. ____ Hastin was buried on this lot
(apparently in addition to Mr. Parent's father). In this 1896
meeting, the cemetery trustees granted the lot, except for the
portion on which "Mr. ____ Hastin" was buried, to Mrs. M.
Talbot (as well as the "south half of Lot #251 in lieu of the
reserve made on Lot #250"). Mrs. M. Talbot must have been
a descendent of the Mr. Parent to whom the lot was supposed to have
Note: Isaac's son, Hartwell Greene Hastings, appears to
have married into this "Parent" family (to Mary Ann
Parent) in 1864. It seems though, that she is buried in Lot
#248, just across the walkway from the Lot #250 that the father of
Mr. J. Parent acquired through his fence work.
125 contains an April 30, 1960 attempt to clarify some confusion
regarding some lots, including those (#'s 248, 249, 238, 250, in
that order) owned by Green Hastin that were listed on page
24. The book states:
"On page 37, #250 is listed, along with 1/2 of 251, for Mrs.
Mary Talbot. As 250 is across a walkway from the other Hastin
lots, & #239, touching both 238 and 249, is not listed as
sold, it appears that 250 is correctly listed under Talbot & 239
may belong to Hastin."