Captain Joshua Hazen

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Joshua Hazen

Birthdate: (50)
Birthplace: Woodbury, Colony of Connecticut, England
Death: April 19, 1796 (50)
Hartford, Windsor, Vermont, United States
Place of Burial: Hartford, Windsor, Vermont, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Hazen and Ann Hazen
Husband of Mercy Hazen (Hazen)
Father of Abigal Savage; Wealthy White; Joshua Hazen; Mary Clark; Frederick Hazen and 5 others
Brother of Abiah Hopson; Captain Asa Hazen; Thomas Hazen, IV; Solomon Hazen; Daniel Hazen and 6 others

Occupation: Farmer, Officer, Politican
Managed by: Gwen Louise Tuson
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About Captain Joshua Hazen

Served in the American Revolutionary War. DAR Ancestor #: A053564 Service: VERMONT Rank(s): CAPTAIN, PATRIOTIC SERVICE Birth: 10-19-1745 WOODBURY CONNECTICUT Death: 4- -1796 HARTFORD VERMONT Service Description: 1) ALSO LT,COLS WOOD,OLCOTT;MEM OF COMM OF 2) SAFETY;DEL TO DRAW OUTLINE OF GOVERNMENT

The Hazen family were original proprietors in the town of Hartford, given its grant by the Royal Governor Wentworth of the Colony of New Hampshire. The original Hazen homestead is still owned and occupied by descendants of the Hazen family as is the homestead adjacent to it.

Joshua married his cousin Mercy and they moved to Hartford in about 1776. He was the first of the well-documented Hazen family to move to Vermont. He served in Hartford politics in many capacities over the years, the first being the Committee of Safety. His wife and he had 3 sons and 6 daughters.

Captain Joshua Hazen led his company of men from Hartford and adjacent towns under the command of Col. John Wood's Regiment during the Revolutionary War patrolling the surrounding area in response to alarms. In 1780 was the Brookfield alarm, a response to essentially a false alarm when Indian warriors were traveling north after the Royalton Raid.

Captain Joshua Hazen was a member of the Vermont Constitutional Convention at Windsor, Vermont, held July 2-7, 1777.

removed from Woodbury CT to Hartford about 1770 and settled in the northeaster part of the town on a farm given to him by his father. He at once became actively connected with the political and religious interests of the town and in the management of its affairs, both civil and military, he displayed superior executive abilities, discretion, tact and energy. He was especially conspicuous in military life, and during the period of the Revolution he won enviable distinction as an officer of the milita detailed to defend the frontier against the invasions of the French and Indians. His name, with that of other citizens of the town employed in scouting service, building forts, etc. may be found in a History of Hartford relating to events during the Revolution. He represented the town in the Legislature in 1782, 1785-1788, 1790-1791 and 1793. He was with Col Joseph Marsh, county representative to the General Assembly at the three sessions of 1772 and served in the same capacity with Stephen Tilden at the two sessions held in 1784; was one of the selectmen and a justice of the peace for several years; an intelligent, upright, valuable citizen.

Children: - Abigail Hazen (1868-) m Frances W Savage - Susannah Hazen (1777-) m John Clark, Jr - Joshua (1781-) - Wealthy Hazen (1783-1861) - Catherine Hazen (1785-1861) - Eunice Hazen (1788-1876) - Deacon John Durkee Hazen (1790-1846)

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Captain Joshua Hazen's Timeline

October 19, 1745
Woodbury, Colony of Connecticut, England
September 14, 1768
Age 22
Age 25
April 9, 1774
Age 28
February 1, 1776
Age 30
July 24, 1777
Age 31
Vermont (indep country)
October 25, 1785
Age 40
Hartford, Windsor, Vermont (indep country)
June 4, 1789
Age 43
Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont, United States
July 23, 1790
Age 44
Harford, Windsor, Vermont, United States