Hastings, Thomas (ca. 1805–unknown)

By: Christopher Long

Type: Biography

Published: 1952

Updated: February 24, 2020

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Thomas Hastings, pioneer merchant and delegate to the conventions of 1832 and 1833, was born in New York around 1805 and moved to Texas in the early 1820s. By August 1826 he had settled in Nacogdoches, where he opened a general store. He took part in the Fredonian Rebellion in December of the same year and was captain of a volunteer company. By 1829 Hastings was running a store in partnership with William Roberts, known as Roberts and Hastings. He represented Nacogdoches at the Convention of 1832 and was appointed chairman of the subcommittee formed at Nacogdoches after the convention. In 1833 he served as secretary of the Convention of 1833.

Carolyn Reeves Ericson, comp., Citizens and Foreigners of the Nacogdoches District, 1809–1836 (2 vols., Nacogdoches, Texas: Ericson, 1981). Carolyn Reeves Ericson, Nacogdoches, Gateway to Texas: A Biographical Directory (2 vols., Fort Worth: Arrow-Curtis Printing, 1974, 1987). Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941).

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Christopher Long, “Hastings, Thomas,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 18, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/hastings-thomas.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

February 24, 2020