Seventh Generation


800. Emily Hayes Platt was born on 18 July 1850 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. She graduated in Wells College. She died on 23 October 1919 in Walpole, Norfolk Co., MA. Emily was buried after 23 October 1919 in Greenfield, Franklin Co., MA. Fremont News Obituary Oct 26, 1919 by Lucy E. Keeler
[The Hastings] purchased the Point Shares property ][in Bermuda]...built a substantial residence, known far and wide as "Soncy"...and made it their permanent home. Mrs. Hastings' great personal charm, initiative and ability drew a large and devoted circle of friends about her, the Bermudians; English army and navy officers stationed on the islands or with their ships; visiting foreigners of distinction and enormous numbers of Americans."

Emily Hayes Platt and General Russell Hastings were married on 19 June 1878 in Washington, DC. Married in the White House and honeymooned in Bermuda where they bought property and eventually lived. General Russell Hastings was born on 30 May 1835 in Greenfield, Franklin Co., MA. He died on 18 September 1904 in Petersham, Worcester Co., MA.. General Hastings served as President Hayes' aide-de-camp during the Civil War. He displayed great courage in combat and was severely wounded at the Battle of Opequon. He was breveted brigadier general of volunteers on March 13, 1865. After the war, he was elected a member of the Ohio legislature, and while serving, was appointed U.S. Marshall for the northern district of Ohio. Owing to ill health, he resigned in 1874. Later, following his second marriage, he went to Hamilton, Bermuda, making a home at "Soncy", where he grew lilies for the New York market.
by Watt Marchman

Emily Hayes Platt and General Russell Hastings had the following children:

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Lucy Webb Hastings.

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ii.

Fanny "Anne" Hastings.

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iii.

Russell Platt Hastings.