Prior to import, this record was last changed 25 JAN 2011.
Note: The book "The Hazard Family of Rhode Island, 1635-1894" by Caroline
Robinson Hazard, published in Boston by the author in 1895, included information about this family.
"Thomas Hazard was born July 28, 1707. He was admitted freeman in 1730. By his father's will he was given three hundred acres in North Kingstown, and a part of Mumford Island in Point Judith Pond. The three hundred acres in North Kingstown were on the south side of the road that leads from Bissell's Mills (and is a part of that which is now known as the Hiscox home farm), and so on west to the country or Post Road. In 1729, Samuel Slocum, father-in-law to Thomas Hazard, sold to him, in company with his brother, Samuel Hazard, fourteen acres east of his home lot, with fulling mills and houses. In 1741 Thomas sold his interest to Daniel Fontain. At the sale there was conveyed fourteen acres of land with 'mills, houses, fulling mill, tenter, brass and iron press plates, iron bars and a blacksmith shop.' The whole farm was sold in 1772 to Gervase Elam, and was confiscated in 1775 by the State, Elam being a royalist and accused of giving assistance to the enemy. About 1741 Thomas Hazard seems to have moved to South Kingstown, for his children by his second wife were born there, and their births recorded in that town. In 1748, he was paid 3 pounds, 13 shillings from the estate of Benjamin Waite, who was a tenant on his three hundred acre farm in North Kingstown. He married, February 22, 1727, Hannah, daughter of Hon^ble Samuel Slocum. He had a child by this marriage, "Short" Stephen Hazard, and perhaps other children. The North Kingstown records are so badly injured by fire that it is impossible to verify this. His wife Hannah died January 24, 1737. He married, second, in May 1738, Hannah Updike."