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(See Grant, Foreman and Ward)-William Archibald Yell Hastings was born March 8, 1842 in Benton County, Arkansas. He served in Company H, First Cherokee Mounted Rifles, under Captain John Thompson Mayes, during the Civil War.

He married February 2, 1864, Louisa J. Williams, nee Stover, born April 8, 1840. Mrs. Hastings died Feb. 7, 1918. Mr. Hastings died April 28, 1919.

They were the parents of John Rogers, William Wert, and Charlotte Delilah Hastings. Charlotte Delilah Hastings married Samuel Grant Victor, and is now deceased.

John Rogers Hastings was born on Beattys Prairie August 1, 1865, and was educated in the Cherokee Public Schools, and the Male Seminary, from which he graduated May 4, 1886.

He married at Tahlequah Feb. 20 1901 Elizabeth Victoria, daughter of Spencer and Margarette (Proctor) Shelton, born Dec. 9, 1872, at Tahlequah. Mrs. Elizabeth Hastings died Jan. 23, 1916.

They were the parents of William Wert Hastings, born January 20. 1902; Suwayne Hastings, born September 9, 1903; John Ropers Hastings, born February 24, 1905 and Robert Owen Hastings was horn Jan. 27, 1909. Edgar Hastings was born October 27, 1910.

Mr. Hastings was elected Clerk of Delaware District in 1891, and again in 1895, and Senator from the same District in 1897-99 and 1901.

Pete Hastings, as he is generally known is one of nature’s noblemen, rugged, honest and a true friend. Johnson Proctor married Elizabeth Foreman, and they were the parents of Margarette, who married Spencer Shelton.

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