I just notice that you have a Hope Hastings in you data.
I just started to research a Robert H. Hastings 1831-1855 of Allegheny City. In the 1850 US census there is a Hope Hastings listed as living with him. I have not be able to find the relationship between them yet.
Do you have any info on him or additional info on John Hastings.
Robert had a brother named Eleazer and a Sister by the name of Margaret Ann Hastings Patton. And there may be more.
Does any of this fit in with your Hastings?
I have been told that there were two Hope Hastings in the area at that time, but I have only found one.