642. Joseph Hastings was a housewright of Watertown.  He was married to Lydia Brown on Oct 2, 1716.

There was some uncertainty about which Joseph Lydia had married.  Bond indicated that she married Joseph son of Joseph and Hudson indicated that she married Joseph son of John. Both Joseph and John were sons of Thomas Hastings and Margaret Cheney and both had sons named Joseph, one born in 1684 and one baptized in 1698. One would have been 32 when married to 19 year old Lydia Brown and closer to 19.

However, it looks like this is indeed Joseph son of John, who was baptized in 1698.  His gravestone reads (in tiny letters).

In memory of
Joseph Hastings
who died
March the 23d
1783 Aged
85 Years.

643. Lydia Brown was born on Dec 30 1697 in Watertown, MA. (55)(56) She died on Feb 5 1768 in Lexington, MA.(56) Bond's Watertown lists her date of death as before Dec. 15, 1730, but has her final child born in 1742. This date does however need to be before her Husband's remarriage in 1769 as is indicated in Hudson's History of Lexington.

Children were:

321 i.  Thankful Hastings.

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