Dr. Andrew E. Hastings, trustee of Carroll County and native of Marshall County, Ky., was born September 9, 1855, son of John and Diana (Francisco) Hastings, who were Tennesseans, born January 13, 1831, and April 22, 1833, respectively. The family came originally from North Carolina and settled in Henry County. Dr. Hastings’ boyhood days were spent on his father’s farm. He attended the common schools, and for some time was a student of the West Tennessee Seminary, at Hollow Rock. He came to Carroll County in 1876, and the following year began teaching school, which he continued until 1880. In 1881 he began the practice of dentistry in Hollow Rock, but in 1884 came to Huntingdon, where he resided until August 5, 1886, when he was elected to the office of county trustee on the Republican ticket. He is an ardent Republican, and cast his first presidential vote for Hayes. He was elected circuit court clerk. of Carroll County in 1884, and in October, 1881, was married to Miss Zoe Martin, who was born in Carroll County October 8, 1862. They are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and have two children: Rufus B. and Guy M. January 1, 1887, Mr. Hastings assumed the editorship of the Tennessee Republican, and continued in that capacity for one year.
Transcribed by David Donahue
Source: History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Carroll, Henry and Benton Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Original Observations, Reminiscences, Etc., Etc. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1978.