Mary Elizabeth Black


Personal and Family Information

Mary was born in 1853 in Benton County, Arkansas, the daughter of William Woods Black and Margaret E Woods.

She died before JUN 1897 in Texas .

Her husband was Harvey R Hastings, who she married on 20 OCT 1875 in Benton County, Arkansas. Their only known child was Maggie (1879-1900).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Mary Elizabeth Black


William Woods Black


Samuel Black


Thomas Black


Margaret Woods


Elizabeth A. Wallace


Margaret E Woods


William Harvey Woods


Samuel "East" Woods


Anna Purviance


Mary Greaves Dickson


Robert Dickson


Esther Moore



Place: Benton County, Arkansas
DeathBEF JUN 1897
Place: Texas
Census18 JUN 1860
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage Twp, dwelling 153 family 153 William Black age 30, m farmer $600, $394 born Tenn Margaret 27 f Ark Elizabeth “ 7 f Ark Catharine “ 3 Ark Samuel “ 1, ARk dwelling 154 family 154, John Rowls age 45 NC with wife and 6 children
Census1 JUL 1870
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 16 to 17
Address: Osage Dwelling 342, family 337 Black, William, age 40, mw farmer $600, $700 forn Tennessee “ Margrate, age 37 fw keeping house, born Arkansas “ Mary 17 fw born Ark “ Catherine 14 fw born Ark “ Samuel 11, mw born Ark “ Thomas 5 mw, born Ark “ Sarah 1, fw born Ark dwelling 344 family 339 Jeffers, Obediant 51 fw keeping house Marion 27, Sarah 20, Rachel 17, Catherina 15, Nancy 14, Robert 10, Alexander 7, Obedient 7
Census30 JUN 1880
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage Twp, dwelling 449, family 449 Hastings, Harvey mw age 24 married , farmer, born Ark f &m Tenn “ Lizzie wf age 27 wife, married, housekeeper born Ark, f Tenn, M Ark “ Maggie wf age 1 daughter, single home, born Texas, f &m Ark


Note 1

Hastings, Maggie - Died, Feb 23, at the residence of her grandmother, Mrs.S.E. Black,Maggie Hastings in the 21st year of her age. The deceased was born in Benton Co., Ark July 13, 1879. Movedwhen a child with her parents to Texas.

There her parents both died, leaving her and a sister, still younger, orphans and in a strange land. Their grandfather, Wm Black , lately deceased, brought them under his fatherly care until his death. Maggie’s home was still with her Grandmother at the time of her death.

May that comfort and support which God the comforter alone can give be abundantly bestowed upon the bereaved siter and reelatives all. P. Carnahan.

(Benton County Democrat 3/8/1900)