Biography of James E. Hazleton of Pavilion, NY

James E. Hazleton a native of Haddam, Conn., was born June 29, 1829, and is a son of Sidney and Jemima (Hill) Hazleton, natives of Haddam and Killingworth, respectively. Sidney, a stone quarryman,. came to Genesee County in 1846, settled on 100 acres where James E. now resides, and farmed until his death in 1878. He had five children, viz.: Elizabeth Ensign, of Madison, Ohio; James E.; Sidney S.,. who was second lieutenant in the 4th Ind. Cav., and died at Paint Rock, Ala.; Frances J. Field; and S. Albert, who served as town clerk. Sidney's father was Simon Hazleton of Connecticut, also a quarryman and farmer. He married A. Jedidah Smith, and reared three children, Simon, James, and Sidney S. James was a lieutenant in the War of 1812. Simon was a son of Capt.. James, of Haddam, Conn., a Revolutionary soldier whose brother Arnold was a captain in the same war. He reared one son and two daughters. His father, James, was born in 1694, and was a son of James, of Devonshire, Eng., who settled in Haddam in 1666 James E. Hazieton was educated at Brainard Academy. He has lived on the old homestead, and has planted every fruit tree in his orchard of 10 acres. He brought the first thoroughbred Jersey into his community,. in 1876. and also the first Berkshire swine. Mr. Hazleton married Sarah, daughter of Abel W. Page, of Bethany, and has four children, Fred P., Flora E.. Grace J., and Ruth. The family are Presbyterians. His mother is related to Governor Hill's ancestors. Mr. Hazieton has one of the finest pear orchards in Genesee County. He takes an active interest in introducing new varieties of grains and grasses best calculated for this climate.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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