Moses Hazen (1733 - 1803) MP

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Birthplace: Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Troy, Rensselaer, New York
Occupation: army officer, office holder, landowner, seigneur, and merchant
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About Moses Hazen

Moses Hazen (June 1, 1733 – February 5, 1803) was a Brigadier General in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.

"Though rich on paper, he was cash poor and so repeatedly jailed for debt. Despite health issues and lawsuits, he continued almost until his death trying to improve his finances. In 1828 Congress approved payment to his descendants as partial compensation for his lost pension and the funds he expended to support his troops.

The Bayley-Hazen Military Road was named for him. "The road was the only road in the area, and became a route for migration and development of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.".

From Wikipedia

Moses Hazen was a Brigadier-General in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.

Hazen was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts. During the French and Indian War, he served as an officer in Rogers' Rangers at Fortress Louisbourg and Quebec. For his services in the war, Hazen was given a commission as a Lieutenant in the 44th Regiment of Foot in the British Army.

Hazen fought at the Battle of Sainte-Foy where he was severely wounded.

At the start of the Revolutionary War, Hazen was living on half-pay in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, in Canada. He joined the side of the Americans after being arrested by both the United States and later by the British as a spy during 1775.

In 1776 Hazen received a commission as a Colonel of the 2nd Canadian Regiment of the Continental Army. His property in Iberville, Quebec was soon taken by the royal government. Colonel Hazen led his regiment at the battles of Brandywine and Germantown.

In 1779 or 1780, Hazen constructed the Bayley-Hazen Military Road from Newbury, Vermont, to Hazen's Notch in northern Vermont. This purpose of this road was to invade Canada. It was never used for that purpose, but was instrumental in the settlement of that area.

Thompson, deceived by Hazen's baptismal name, Moses, thought that he was a Jew. He was, however, of an old New England Puritan family.

Sources

  1. Dictionary of Canadian Biography
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Brevet Brig. General Moses Hazen (Continental Army)'s Timeline

1733
June 1, 1733
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
1770
December 5, 1770
Age 37
Montreal, Canada
1803
February 4, 1803
Age 69
Troy, Rensselaer, New York
February 8, 1803
Age 69
Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York