HASTINGS, THOMAS (c. 1805–?). Thomas Hastings, pioneer merchant and delegate to the conventions of 1832 and 1833qv, 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.
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