"Reverend" Reuben Hazlett (1794 - 1879)

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About "Reverend" Reuben Hazlett

Reuben was a blacksmith, according the the 1883 history text. He was son of William, Sr. & Annalana (Purvience).

The obituary of Reuben Hazlett from an unnamed newspaper, sent by Linda Collins on July, 2006:

"RUEBEN HAZLETT was born June 6, 1794 in the state of Maryland and died December 2, 1879 at the age of eighty-five years. Mr. Hazlett must have emigrated to this country in early life for we learn by his wife who survives him that they were married here nearly fifty years ago. The Hazletts of which there were three John Richard, William and Ruben, were pioneers in this part of the country as is well known by all older inhabitants of this and by many of the adjoining counties of Armstrong and Allegheny. There was another brother who settle in Ohio. They are now all dead the subject of this sketch having been for many years the sole survivor.

"Mr. Hazlett was a man who was very highly esteemed for his honesty and integrity and also being a friend and benefactor for those in need. He was particularly noted for his truth no one ever thinking of calling in question any thing he might say or promise. He was at the time of his death for many years previous a member of the M E Church Knox Chapel. He was a Christian not alone in word but in deed not in profession only but in actual practice. We know not what epitaphy his friends may have inscribed on his tomb stone but we know this that his name and the memory of his many kind deeds are recorded on loving hearts and will be kept in affectionate remembrance when marble itself may have turned to dust. Reuben was a Methodist minister."

REUBEN HAZLETT

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

In the name of God, Amen. I REUBEN HAZLETT being in feeble health of body and of sound and disposing mind and memory do sake and declare this to be my will and Testament in manner following that is to say I order that all my debts and funeral expenses and charges of proving this my will be in the first place fully paid and satisfied and after payment thereof and every part thereof I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Hazlett the house and lot in Farversville as long as she lives, and also a reasonable support out of my other estate as long as she lives so she can live comfortably. I will and bequeath to my daughter Eliza McBride three hundred and eighty dollars as she has received two hundred and twenty dollars already making together six hundred dollars.

I will and bequeath to my daughter Mary A. Cypher five hundred and forty four dollars besides what she has got already. This sum to be paid to her and not to her husband. I will and bequeath to my daughter Jane Messick one hundred and thirty nine dollars besides what she has got already. I will and bequeath to my daughter Catherine Messick five hundred and forty nine dollars besides what she got already.

I will and bequeath to my son Reuben Hazlett three hundred dollars besides what he got already. My daughter Matilda Duff and my son John L. Hazlett have received their full share already. I will and bequeath to my grand daughter Ann Eliza Gable one hundred and twenty three dollars besides what she has got already, and further any money paid in to the estate is to be paid over to the above named legatees according to their age that is to say that the oldest first and so on. Any balance left after my wife's death shall be equally divided among my children or their legal heirs and I hereby revoke all former wills by-made declaring this to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I the said testator Reuben Hazlett have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this 5th day of June A D 1879.

Signed Reuben Hazlett

Witness by John Kelly and Theo H. Tolley

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"Reverend" Reuben Hazlett's Timeline

1794
June 6, 1794
1818
1818
Age 23
X-Unknown
1820
1820
Age 25
Pennsylvania, United States
1879
December 2, 1879
Age 85