Some 19th Century death notices, marriage notices, and 1905-1906 court
records from the book, Genealogy in Giles County Tennessee
Newspapers 1859-1899, compiled by Elijah & Helen David Howard.
p. 154 Issue of June 1, 1899 - ELKTON - Mr. Dave Rochell and Miss
Mattie Hastings were married at the bride's home near Aspen Hill
Wednesday, May 24, at l o'clock.
p. 165 Issue of Thursday, October 11, 1877 - ASPEN HILL - Mr. Peter
Hasting died at his residence on last Sunday night.
(Researcher's Note: Peter G. Hastings (aka Hasten) was the son of
Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann "Sallie" Dunnavant.)
p. 206 - Issue of September 25, 1879 - Mr. Joseph Hastings, aged about
60 years, died of consumption at his residence 3-1/2 miles from Aspen
Hill on Tuesday last.
(Researcher's Note: Joseph Hastings was the posit son of James
Hastings and Unknown. He married Sarah Ann "Sallie" Dunnavant, dau of
Able Burton Dunnavant and Sarah Marriott Mitchell, on January 14, 1841
in Limestone Co., AL.)
p. 491 - Issue of Thursday, October 14, 1897 - For all wise purposes
unknown to us has pleased divine providence to remove from among us
our friend, Miss Rilla Hasting. This lovely girl fell asleep in
Jesus, Sept. 15, 1897, of typhoid fever at her home near Lester's
Station, aged 17 years, 9 months and 11 days.
(Researcher's Note: This young lady's name has often times been
misidentified as "Rita Hastings". She was the daughter of Joseph G.
Hasting(s) and Angeline Poor. Riller's tombstone in the John J.
Butler Cemetery, Giles Co., TN reads, "Riller N. Hastings". When she
signed her name in a diary she wrote, "Riller."
Giles County Court File Fox 108
Non Resident Notice.
J.L. Hastings et al, Complaints, vs. N.J. Hastings et al, Defendants -
In this cause it appearing to the satisfaction of the Clerk from
affidavit to the bill that the defendant's H.J. Hastings, Willie
Hastings, Elwood Hastings, John Steakly, Eula Steakly, Richard Palm
and Tommie Palm are non residents of the State of Tennessee, so that
the ordinary process of this court cannot be served on them. On
motion it is therefore ordered that publication be made for four weeks
in succession in the Giles county Record newspaper published in the
town of Pulaski in said State, requiring the said defendants to be and
appear on the first day of the October term of the County Court to be
held at the court house in Pulaski on the first Monday in October
next, and answer Complaint's bill or the same will be taken for
confessed as to them and (blurred - illeligible) hearing ex-parte.
/s/ Dan L. Eslick, clerk.
Steele & Eslick; Attys Aug. 31, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 1905.
This case was styled: J.L. Hastings, J.G. Hastings, W.F. Hastings,
C.W. Nelson and his wife Neely Nelson, J.W. Whitfield and his wife,
Mary Whitfield, All of Giles County, complainants,
N.J. Hastings of the State of Texas, Willie Hastings, Elwood Hastings,
John Steakly and his wife Eula Steakly, Richard Palm and his wife
Tommie Palm, Citizens of the State of Alabama, Cleveland Hastings,
Willie Hastings, Josie Hastings, all of Giles county, Tenn., and all
three of whom are minors and without a regular guardian Ed. Kirkland,
John James, Todd James, Leaton James, all of Giles County, Tenn, and
the last named three of whom are minors and without regular guardian,
In 1906 the court ordered the land sold and the proceeds divided
among the heirs. (Researcher's Note, the copy I have of this document
was found among the papers of a daughter of Alice V. Hastings Garrett.
Alice was a daughter of Joseph Hastings and Angeline Poor.)