692. Anna Belle9Sims (John Dabney8, William James7, John Dabney6, John5, William4, Bruster3, Edward2, William1), was born 18 August 1891, Italy, Ellis County, Texas, died 18 February 1973, Italy, Ellis County, Texas. She married 14 November 1917, to Charles Harrison “Cordie” Hastings, born 18 June 1891, Adamsville, McNairy County, Tennessee, died 4 February 1956, Italy, Ellis County, Texas, son of Joe W. Hastings and Amanda Vincent. Cordie and Anna Hastings are buried in Italy Cemetery, Italy, Ellis County.
Anna was visiting her aunt, Mary Hardeman Sims Martin, in Valley View, Cooke County, Texas, when she met her husband. They were married a year later. During the first year of their marriage, Anna and Cordie Hastings lived half way between Gainesville and Valley View in Cooke County.
Cordie and Anna Hastings lived in Italy, Ellis County, in 1920 and 1930.
Waxahachie Daily Light, Sunday, 5 February 1956: Cordie H. Hastings, aged 64, was found dead at 8:30 Saturday morning at a barn at his home at Center Point, a community between Italy and Milford, Ellis County. Mr. Hastings had lived at Center Point for forty years. He was born 18 June 1891 in Tennessee.