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Robert Hazard

Birthplace: Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island, USA
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Stephen Hazard and Elizabeth Hazard
Husband of Esther Hazard
Father of Esther Babcock
Brother of Susannah Perry; Stephen Hazard; Hannah Mumford; Samuel Hazard; Thomas Hazard and 3 others

Managed by: Edwin Arthur Hazard Jr.
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About Robert Hazard

Robert Hazard (Rhode Island)

Robert Hazard (12 September 1702 - 1751)[1] was a deputy governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

The son of Stephen Hazard of South Kingstown in the Rhode Island colony, his grandfather was Robert Hazard of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and his great grandfather was Thomas Hazard who settled in Portsmouth by way of Boston.[2]

Robert Hazard became a freeman of South Kingstown in 1722. In 1734 he became a Deputy in Rhode Island's General Assembly, which position he held through 1749.[1] In 1750 he was elected Deputy Governor of the colony, serving for less than a full one-year term, from May 1750 until his death in 1751.[1]

Hazard lived at Point Judith, at the southern extreme of South Kingstown, on land that he inherited from his father.[3] He married Esther, the daughter of Joseph and Esther (Gallup) Stanton.[3] The couple had nine children, the oldest of whom, Joseph, married Hannah Nichols, the daughter of Deputy Governor Jonathan Nichols.[3] Hazard was a first cousin of George Hazard who was an earlier deputy governor of the colony.

  • Robert Hazard
  • 32nd Deputy Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
  • In office 1750–1751
  • Governor William Greene
  • Preceded by William Ellery
  • Succeeded by Joseph Whipple, III
  • Born 12 September 1702 South Kingstown, Rhode Island
  • Died 1751 South Kingstown, Rhode Island
  • Spouse(s) Esther Stanton
  • Children
    • Joseph, Elizabeth, Esther, Stephen, Robert, Samuel, Hannah, Joshua, Stanton
  • Occupation Deputy, Deputy Governor



  • HAZARD, Robert
  • b. SEP 1702 North Kingston, Washington, RI.
  • d. 1751
  • Parents:
  • Father: HAZARD, Stephen
  • Mother: HELME, Elizabeth
  • Family:
  • Spouse: STANTON, Esther
  • b. 1708 Stonington, New London, CT.
  • Parents:
  • Father: STANTON, Joseph
  • Mother: GALLUP, Hester
  • Children:
    • HAZARD, Joshua
    • HAZARD, Joseph
    • HAZARD, Elizabeth
    • HAZARD, Esther
    • HAZARD, Stephen b. 13 JAN 1735/6 North Kingston, Washington, RI.
    • HAZARD, Robert b. 13 JAN 1735/6 North Kingston, Washington, RI.
    • HAZARD, Samuel
    • HAZARD, Hannah b. 1741 North Kingston, Washington, RI. d. 1798
    • HAZARD, Stanton
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Robert Hazard's Timeline

September 12, 1702
Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island, USA
December 7, 1732
Age 30
Westerly, Kings County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Age 48