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Hazzard Family Ancestor
6th Great Grandmother
Mary Hazzard (1738-1819)
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Hazzard Family Pedigree
Donald Scott Lee (1945)
Wendell Orie Lee (1922-1999)
Orie Finiae Lee (1896-1984)
Luella Ricord (1865-1921)
2nd Great Grandfather
William Thomas Ricord (1839-1921)
3rd Great Grandfather
James Ashbury Ricord. (1817-Unknown)
4th Great Grandmother
Lydia Conwell. (1785-1875)
5th Great Grandmother
Nancy A. King (1764-1815)
6th Great Grandmother
Mary Hazzard (1738-1819)
Hazzard Family Ancestors and Genealogy
6 Great Grandmother
Mary Hazzard¹ (1738-1819)
Mary Hazzard1 married Hugh King (1728-1781) in Sussex, Delaware in 1755. Mary’s father was David Joseph Hazzard.
7th Great Grandfather
David Joseph Hazzard²
David Joseph Hazzard married Ann Cord (1677-1748) in Worcester County, Maryland in 1703. Their children were David (1695-1758), Captain Cord Hazard (1698-1771) who married Rachel Brereton in 1724 at the age of 24 in Delaware, (they had one son, Cord Jr. Joseph Hazzard), Hannah Hazzard (b.1700), John Hazzard (b. 1704), William Hazzard (1715-1771), Joseph Hazzard (1717-1755), Mary Hazzard (1738-1819). David’s father was Edward Hazzard.
8th Great Grandfather
Edward (Edwin) Hazzard² (1611-1689)
Edward (Edwin) married Ann Carr (1650-1677) in Somerset County, Maryland in 1671.
Hazard, Hazzard, Hassard
At Brighton, the Rev Edward Hassard, Recotr of Ballycahane, and Preb. of Limerick to MaryAnne, sole surviving daughter of the late Alexander Gibb, esq. of Russia row.
Hassards in Dorset, England..Francis Hazard, the son of Robert Hazard, born August 16, 1579. Somerset & Dorset Notes & Queries (see below on variation of spelling this surname), Volumes 9-10, page 178.
William Hazard, Jacob Hazard, Richard Little witnessed the signing of the last will and testament of Thomas Carey of Sussex, Pennsylvania. Family Search
Colonel William Hazzard
The Colonel was an officer of the British army from which he resigned to join the American Revolution. An old oil portrait represents him in British regimentals. His son was Major William Hazzard.
Major William Hazzard (1759-1821)
On January 11, 1798, Major William Hazzard, of Hazzard Hall, near Port Royal, South Carolina, born June 15, 1759 and died July 25, 1821, married Sarah Screven who was born on October 30, 1780 and died on April 25, 1841. Major William was the son of Colonel William Hazzard and Catherine Wigg, daughter of Thomas Wigg, Esquire, of Port Royal. Major William Hazzard was also in the Revolutionary army as Aide to General Anthony Wayne and was wounded at Savannah. He married first Mary fuller and had two sons, William Wigg Hazzard and Thomas Fuller Hazzard. He then married Sarah Screven and they had Sarah Catherine, b. 1800, Mary Elizabeth, b. 1809, Edward Richard who died in 1829. Breveted Second Lieutenant Edward Richard Hazzard graduated hat West Point in 1824. He was breveted on July 1, 1824. Lt. Edward Hazzard shot himself because he wanted to marry his uncle Stephen R. Proctor’s daughter, his first cousin, Carolina Proctor.
Sarah Catherine Hazzard, Major William’s sister, married Captain Barnard Elliott. From them descends branches of the Habersham, Elliott and Milledge familes of Georgia. Major William Hazzard Wigg who married Esther Hutson, was son of Edward Wigg and Mary (his first cousin), daughter of Thomas Wigg, Esquire, of Port Royal.
Reference Source: The genealogy of the Pendarvis-Bedon families of South Carolina by James Barnwell Heyward, South Carolina Historical Society.
Born prior to parents' marriage. "Edward Hazzard married Anne Carr in February 1671/72 at Somerset Co, MD. Edward Hassard and Anne Carr married by Henry Smith Justice of the Peace Feb 167."
* [S970] F. Edward Wright, Maryland Eastern Shore Vital Records, 1648-1725, 2nd Edition, p. 117 (Somerset Land Records). Information found at Geni.com
Governor David Hazzard
The last Governor under the Constitution of 1792 was David Hazard descendant of Captain Cord Hazzard (1698-1771). He was elected by the people in 18129 and became the 28th Governor of Delaware in January 1830. Governor Hazzard was born in Broadkihi Hundred on May 18, 1781. He served as an ensign in Captain Peter Wright’s Company in the War of 1812 and in early life was, for several years, a Justice of the Peace. After his term as Governor he served a term in the State Senate of Delaware. In 1844 he appointed one of the judges of the Court of Common Pleas and served for three years in that capacity. He was elected a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1852, but resigned. His home was in Milton where for many years he commanded the respect of the whole community. He was a man of strong religious tendencies and for many years was recognized as one of the leading laymen in the Methodist Church. Judge Hazard passed away on July 8, 1864 at his home in Milton in eighty-third year.
Copied from the History of the state of Delaware, Vol. 3 by Henry C. Conrad.
Governor David Hazzard
Worcester County Maryland
Worcester County, the land of the Pocomoke Indians, was originally part of Somerset County until it was divided and the eastern portion became Worcester County.
David Hazzard is listed as being born in Worcester, but Worcester was not a county in those days. He was actually born in the part of Somerset County that is now Worcester County. Worcester County Library
The Maryland Council established Worcester County in 1669 naming it for Henry Somerset, Earl of Worcester. By 1671 there were many European settlers in Worcester County.
The Hazzard family could very well have lived near the town of Pocomoke City. Some records have the Hazzard’s living in a town called Worcester, however that town did not exist at the time.
Pokomoke City was settle in the 1600s on the the banks of the Pocomoke River. The town of Pocomoke has been called many names throughout the centuries. The name Pocomoke was adopted in 1878. Pocomoke means ‘broken ground’. Close by is ‘Hazard Cove’ and ‘Hazard Bay.
The Pokemoke River
The Pokemoke River as it flows past Pokemoke City, Maryland.
Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons user JunkyardSparkle.
Google Map of Frenchtown-Rumbly and Pokemoke City with surrounding areas in Maryland.
It is likely that the Hazard family’s home was near Frenchtown-Rumbly on the Tangier Sound of Maryland. In that location, not far from Pokemoke City is a small island called Hazard Island. There is also a Hazard Cove and Hazard Bay.
Hazard Family Genealogy
By Caroline E. Robinson
“Being a Genealogy and History of the Descendants of Thomas Hazard, with Sketches of the Worthies of this Family, and Anecdotes Illustrative of their Traits and also of the Times in which they lived. Embellished with Portraits and facsimiles, and with Map and Index”.
The First Generation was Thomas Hazard, who is the progenitor of the Hazard family in the United States of America, was born in 1610; he died in 1680; he married, 1st Martha MNU, who died in 1669. He married, 2nd, Martha, widow of Thomas Sheriff; she died in 1891. Thomas’ name is first found in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1635. Thomas was a co-founder of Newport, Rhode Island.
Sources: FamilySearch.com https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4ZQ-19L MyHeritage.com https://www.myheritage.com/names/rachel_brereton History of the State of Delaware by Henry C. Conrad, Volume III; online at http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/henry-c-henry-clay-conrad/history-of-the-state-of-delaware-volume-3-rno/page-4-history-of-the-state-of-delaware volume-3-rno.shtml Genealogy Trails; David Hazzard
References: 1) London, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials 1819; 2) Maryland, Births and Christenings Index, 1662-1911 3) Worcester County Library
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