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Thomas Hazen

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Norwich (West Farms), Connecticut
Death: Died in Hartford, Vermont
Place of Burial: Christian Street Cemetery, White River Junction, VT, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Howlett Hazen, Jr.; Thomas Hazen; Sarah Hazen and Sarah Hazen
Husband of Ann Hazen (Tenney) and Anna Hazen
Father of Capt. Joshua Hazen; Abiah Hopson and Thomas Hazen
Brother of Joseph Hazen; Alice Chapman (Hazen); Hannah Hyde; Martha Story; Moses Hazen and 2 others

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About Thomas Hazen

Moved from Woodbury CT to Hartford VT about 1771 and soon became a prominent actor in the municipal affairs of the town.

In exchange for monies lent, Thomas Hazen was given 1000 acres of land, lying in a square body at the northwest corner of the town, from the original proprioters. In the meantime, Hazen was sent to New York to obtain a grant of the town form Lieut-Governor Colden. For this service Hazen was granted the privilege of pitching his undivided land in any section of the town then unappropriated. He pitched 560 acres adjoining the 1000 acres previously voted to him; his pitch was made May 30, 1781. On the 20th of August 1781, he gave to each of his twelve children 120 acres of said land and reserved the same quantity for himself: total, 1560 acres. He subsequently pitched and purchased more than 1000 acres in the town and his sons obtained possession of an additional 1000 acres. He and his sons eventually owned a total of 3560 acres.

Thomas made two journeys to Hartford, Vermont before settling there. His four-year old daughter Anna accompanied him on one of these trips. She liked Hartford Vt and stayed, never to return to Connecticut. He built in 1775 the first two-story house in town in which he lived with his son Asa, their home farm being afterward the home farm of his grandson, the late Allen Hazen and then the home farm of his great grandson Charles D Hazen.

Children: - Eunice Hazen (1743-1753) - Abia Hazen (1747-1819) m Hopson - Reuben Hazen (1751-1760) - Elijah Hazen (1752-1832) - Ann Hazen (1763-1765) All children were born in Connecticut. Eunice (1743-1753), Reuben (1751-1760) and Ann (1763-1765) died in Connecticut, although sources in Hartford, Vt say she died in Hartford, Vt.

source: History of Hartford, Vermont by William Howard Tucker (1889)

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Thomas Hazen's Timeline

1719
September 30, 1719
Norwich (West Farms), Connecticut
1742
June 7, 1742
Age 22
1745
October 19, 1745
Age 26
Woodbury, Colony of Connecticut, England
1747
August 25, 1747
Age 27
Woodbury, Litchfield, CT, USA
1782
August 19, 1782
Age 62
Hartford, Vermont
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White River Junction, VT, USA