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Sunday, March 16, 2014

52 Ancestors: #11 Royal Harvey Hazelton

Royal Harvey Hazelton

1786 - 1851
Royal Harvey Hazelton was born in Vermont on the 1st of March in 1786.  He married Mehitable Arms about 1808.  This is where my search begins for more information on Royal and a possible American Revolution soldier for his father.  I read a post on Facebook about Mocavo being free to search.  I had signed up for this site a long time ago, but didn't find anything useful at that time.  This time I entered Hazelton and keyword New York.  Why New York?  Royal and Mehitable's first child Asenath was born in Madison County, New York in 1808.  As I noted in my post on Mehitable, my only source of information on this line is Lois Hupfer's book.  I was amazed to find a county history mentioning Royal H Hazelton from New York. It is a history of the Williamette Valley in Oregon!

 It is interesting to note that this Royal H. Hazelton is the third to be named Royal  in this family.  I don't have a son named C. C. in my database.  What I do show is Royal Harvey Hazelton b. 5 Nov 1819 in Tippecanoe, IN and died 5 Sept 1886 in Lane County, OR.  I only have one child identified, Royal Harvey Hazelton b abt. 1873.  

More questions and few answers!  This was the only hit I found searching on Mocavo.  

Going to I checked the 1850 Census for Royal Hazelton.  I found him and his wife Martha living in Polk Township, Greene County, Missouri.  The family is enumerated as:
658/658 Royal H Hazelton age 30 a Farmer born in IN, Martha age 25 born in Ten, Thomas age 9, Jane age 7, Amanda age 6, Marion age 5, Samuel age 3 and Harvey R age 10/12 all born in Missouri.  
I don't see any child name C. C. in this family.  I have Martha's maiden name as Boren.   I checked the 1860 - 1870 censuses for Oregon, since I didn't get any hits in Missouri.  

In 1860, here is the family where I expected them to be, Coast Fork Precinct, Lane County, Oregon.

R H Hazleton M 39 Indiana Wagon Maker Master
Martha A Hazleton F 38 Tennessee House Wife
Thomas P Hazleton M 19 Missouri Wagon Maker
Mary J Hazleton F 18 Missouri
Amanda Hazleton F 16 Missouri
Marion Hazleton M 14 Missouri
Hamson Hazleton M 10 Missouri
John W Hazleton M 8 Missouri
Wm Hazleton M 6 Oregon
James A Hazleton M 4 Oregon
Christophr C Hazleton M 1 Oregon
Almer Kuris M 20 Illinois Laborer
Robert Catha M 28 Missouri Wagon Maker Master

Now I know the full name of the C. C. in the biographical sketch above.  Sometimes, the author of the sketches writes in a manner that is very confusing.  

Interestingly, in 1870 R H Hazelton is in Cottage Grove, Coast Fork Precinct, Lane County, Oregon where I expected him to be, however, now he is stating he was born in New York. 
87/87 Hazelton, R H age 50 M W Farmer (real estate)$2500/$715,born in NY
No one is living with him.

The 1880 census proved very interesting, the family unit is back together, in the same location.  Perhaps Martha and the children were away visiting at the time of the 1870 census.

Self   Royal H Hazleton M 60 Indiana, United States
Wife Martha A Hazleton F 41 Iowa, United States
Stepson Hale Boren M 14 Oregon, United States
Stepdaughter Emma Boren F 12 Oregon, United States
Other Charles Webber M 51 Germany
Son Royal Hazleton M 7 Oregon, United States
Other Harrison Hazleton M 29 Missouri, United States

Two stepchildren?  Something smells fishy here.  I take a look at the actual image and find that the indexer combined two households into one.   Here is how it actually looks:

297/292 Hazelton, Royal H. age 60 Farmer Indiana New York Mass.
              Martha A Wife age 41 born in Iowa
              Royal Son age 7 born in Missouri
298/293 Boren, Hale Stepson age 14 
              Emma Stepdaughter age 12
              Hazelton, Harrison age 29 Single Wagon Maker Missouri Indiana Iowa
              Webber, Charles age 51 Physician Germany Germany Germany
My conclusion is that Harrison is the stepfather(?) to Hale and Emma Boren.  You cannot trust an index to reveal the facts!

So back to the second Royal Harvey Hazelton.  A Royal Hazelton was a Sergeant in the 129th Regiment (Farnham's) New York Militia in the War of 1812, index card on  I wondered if he receive any land as a result of his service.  Checking reveals that Alpheus Hazelton did receive a patent on land just west of Republic, Greene County, Missouri in 1852.  Alpheus was Royal Harvey Hazelton's youngest brother, born 25 April 1799.  As far as I can find, Royal Hazelton did not receive any script from the War of 1812.    Royal's father was Paul Hazelton/Hazeltine who served in the American Revolution from Vermont.  This is a line that I would have to work to prove as no other person has joined NSDAR under Paul through his son, Royal.

Still going to be working on this line for a long while!

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed your post, I believe we share Royal Harvey Hazelton as a common ancestor. His daughter Mary Polly Hazelton married Washington Rinker and had Royal Harvey Rinker. I would live to hear from you and share information.