In memory of Caleb Hazard, my Maternal 10th Great-Grandfather on the DECKER branch.

Bibliography:

  • Hazard Family of Rhode Island 1635-1894, by Caroline E. Robinson and Daniel B. Updike, 1895.
  • “Recollections of olden times: Rowland Robinson of Narragansett and his unfortunate daughter: with genealogies of the Robinson, Hazard, and Sweet families of Rhode Island”, by Thomas R. Hazard and Willis P. Hazard, 1879.
  • "History and genealogy of the ancestors and some descendants of Stukely Westcott: one of the thirteen original proprietors of Providence Plantation and the colony of Rhode Island", by Roscoe L. Whitman, 1932, p. 332.
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Caleb Hazard

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Birth:

1697 Nov 24

Rhode Island

Marriage:

1719 Nov 19

[Unknown]

Death:

Burial:

1726 Jan 15

Narragansett, Rhode Island

[Unknown]

Biography

Caleb Hazard was the son of George Hazard and Penelope Arnold. He was born on the 24th of November, 1697, in Rhode Island. He married Abigail Gardiner on the 19th of November, 1719. Their son William was born in 1721, Robert was born in 1723, and Caleb was born in 1724 but “died young”. Caleb (the father), died on the 15th of January, 1726, at the young age of 28, at Narragansett, Rhode Island. His wife must have been in the early stages of pregnancy with their fourth child, who was born on the 22nd of September, 1726, and was also named Caleb. According to Robinson’s book:

“His father gave to him by deed one hundred and fifty acres, ‘land that I bought of George Whitman, bounded South on land of said Whitman, West on highway, North on land of William Congdon, East on Point Judith Ponds.’ This was the farm now owned by Elisha F. Watson. It was on this farm that Caleb was buried. If one can judge by the size of his grave, physically he could have been no exception to the Hazards of that day.”

Children

Caleb Hazard & Abigail Gardiner were the parents of my ancestor,

Other known children:

  1. William Hazard, born April 12, 1721, married Phebe Hull of Jamestown.

  2. Robert Hazard, born May 1, 1723, married Elizabeth Hazard

  3. Caleb Hazard, born January 1724, died young

  4. Caleb Hazard, born Sept. 22, 1726, married Mary ___, and died March 4, 1784.

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