Thomas Hastings, son of John and Abigail Hammond Hastings, was born in Watertown, MA on 26 September 1697. He married Sarah White, daughter of Andrew and Sarah Sanderson White, also of Watertown. Thomas and Sarah left Watertown for Lexington, MA, a mere 5 miles away, where he worked as a cordwainer, now known as a shoemaker. Thomas and Sarah probably married in 1717 as their first child was born in January of 1718. Most of their children were born and baptized in Lexington, Abigail, born in 1736 seems to have been the first one born in Littleton. Littleton was first settled by in 1686 and incorporated in 1714, so it was a fairly new settlement when the Hasting family arrived.
Children of Thomas and Sarah:
Hephzibah b. Jan 11, 1718 m. Thomas Powers 1741 in Littleton, d. 1789 Monson, NH
Elizabeth b. March 31, 1720
Thaddeus b. Feb. 21, 1722 died the next Sept.
Keziah b. July 7, 1723 m. Benjamin Blanchard my ancestor
Josiah b. July 26, 1724 m. Mary Hartwell in 1757 in Littleton
Thomas Jr. b. Sept. 25, 1725 d. Sept 14, 1746
Submit b. Oct 15, 1729 (not sure if this is a boy or girl)
Sarah b. Dec 3, 1731
Ester b. June 3, 1733 d. May 8 1756 age 22
Abigail b. April 5, 1736 in Littleton m. John Warren
Andrew b. July 15, 1738 d. 1749 Chesterfield, NH m. Sarah Stone in 1761 in Littleton
Ruhamah b. Dec 5, 1740 m. Jospeh Craigin Dec 8, 1761
Thomas died in Littleton on 14 May 1747. Sarah his widow was granted administration of his estate. There is no record of the death of Sarah his wife, she did not die in July 1723 as so many ancestry.com trees and other sites show.
Hardwood, Smith, "Records of Littleton, MA", Concord, MA, 1900
Wright & Potter, " Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths to January 1, 1898, Lexington, MA, 1898