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In memory of William Hazard Sr, my Maternal 9th Great-Grandfather on the DECKER branch.


  • Hazard Family of Rhode Island 1635-1894, by Caroline E. Robinson and Daniel B. Updike, 1895.

  • Rhode Island Birth Index, 1636-1930,

  • Rhode Island Colonial Census 1747, South Kingstown, Washington County, p. 37.

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William Hazard Sr

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1721 Apr 12

Rhode Island


1744 Sep 12






Jamestown, Newport, Rhode Island


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William Hazard was the son of Caleb Hazard and Abigail Gardiner. He was born on the 12th of April, 1721, and was a licensed tavern keeper at Jamestown. He married Phebe Hull on the 12th of September, 1744. In her book, Robinson says the following of William: “He represented his town in the General Assembly in 1756, ’57, ’60, ’62, as Deputy; in 1768-70 he was Assistant. He was called Captain William, having been for a few years a sea-captain. His name is found in the Jamestown records as Councilman,-generally Chairman of the Council". William died in 1795 at Jamestown, Rhode Island.


William Hazard Sr & Phebe Hull were the parents of my ancestor,

  1. Lydia Hazard, who married John Field

  2. Josiah Hazard (b. 1748)

  3. Abigail Hazard, who married Sylvanus Wyatt

  4. William Hazard (b. 1753) 

  5. John Hazard (b. 1755)

  6. Benedict Hazard (b. 1758) 

  7. Mary Hazard (b. 1762)

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