The following data is extracted from History of the Town of Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire.
JONAS HASTINGS was b. about 1826, in Grantham; m. Mary D. W Whittaker of the same town, a sister of Jonathan C. Whittaker, b. 1828. They had one child, a son:
1. Albion, b. Aug. 19, 1867.
Mr. Hastings came to Cornish about 1859 and was employed by the town to take charge of their poor for several years. He was collector of taxes during years of 1861-62-63-64-68. Was selectman during years of 1865-66-67; also the hearse driver several years. After the town farm was sold and the paupers rem. to Unity, Mr. Hastings was employed by the Co. Com. to have charge of the Paupers' Home in Unity, which he retained a few years, and then went to Claremont to live. Here he engaged in the butchering and meat business, which he followed till he d. April 14, 1892, aged 66. His wife d. Oct. 18, 1889, aged 61.
Source: History of the Town of Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire