Biography of the Hazard family
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Hazard Family, The. - The Hazard family in America is of Welsh origin, and descended from Thomas Hazard who emigrated from Wales in 1769, and settled in Rhode Island. Jonathan J. Hazard, jr., who was the progenitor of the Hazards of Yates County, was the fifth generation from Thomas Hazard. He served in the Revolutionary war and was taken prisoner by the enemy. He was a sea captain later in life and died on the ocean. His wife was Tacy Burdick. His son, George V. Hazard, married Marian, daughter of John, and a relative of Judge William Potter. They settled on a farm on City Hill, about 1800, and were in the Friend's settlement. He eventually died at the age of sixty five years, at Dresden. His son, Jonathan, married Elouisetta F., daughter of Russel Brown, a pioneer of Torrey. He was a farmer and met his death while bathing in the canal. Their children were George R., Adaline A., and Harriet M. George R. Hazard, born June 18, 1841, married Gertrude Teft, of Torrey, and is now the genial proprietor of Dresden Hotel, situated on the site of the first hotel erected in the village of Dresden.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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