HASTINGS, John (1778-1854)

HASTINGS, JOHN, a Representative from Ohio; born in Ireland in 1778; engaged in agricultural pursuits; studied law in Lisbon, Ohio; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Mississippi; engaged in various business enterprises; returned to Ohio and settled in Hanover Township, Columbiana County; engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1843); resumed agricultural pursuits; died near Hanoverton, Ohio, December 8, 1854; interment in Grove Hill Cemetery, Hanoverton, Ohio.

Ohio Historical Society
Columbus, OH
Papers: 1840, 1 item.
A letter of from John Hastings to an unidentified recipient written on July 14, 1840.

Marietta College
Marietta, OH
Papers: 1842, 4 pages.
A letter from Calvary Morris to the Secretary of the Navy written on June 14, 1842. In the letter, Calvary Morris recommends Ellicott D. Wall for appointment as a midshipman to the U.S. Naval Academy. The letter is also signed by 19 other Members of Congress from Ohio, including John Hastings.