Thomas was born at Rowley, Mass., 29 January 1657/8; died at Norwich. Conn, 12 Apr. 1735; married at Rowley, 1 Jan 1683/4, Mary Hewlett, born probably at Ipswich, Mass., about 1664, died at Norwich, 24 Oct 1727, aged 63 (gravestone), daughter of Thomas and Lydia (Peabody) Hewlett.
Thomas and Mary lived briefly in Rowley, where he owned a farm, moving to Boxford, Massachusetts. On 22 Mar 1689/90, Thomas Hazen was made a freeman of Boxford, and was dismissed from Topsfield Church in 1702 to become a founding member of the Church at Boxford. He belonged to the church in both Topsfield and Boxford, as each town records have information about his family. Topsfield recorded the births and family marriage; Boxford listed the baptisms and family marriages. Thomas Hazen was admitted to the church in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut on 21 Dec 1712 by a letter from Boxford. His elder sons were also admitted as residents near this same time. Lt. Thomas Hazen settled at Norwich in the West Farm Society, his descendants living upon the same property for several generations.
His land was situated on the road running between the Meeting House Hill and Hearth Stone Hill. This Society of West Farm was formed after a petition, dated 11 Oct 1716 was sent to the Legislature asking for a separate Society, this to be the second society within the old nine miles square of Norwich. (This area is now Franklin). On this petition are the names of Thomas Hazzen, and his oldest sons Thomas Hazzen (line of Gen. Wm. B. Hazen-Union Army-Civil War, Jacob Hazzen* (our line of descent), John Hazen. After that date, Thomas frequently held a public office. The children born in Massachusetts were John, Hannah, Alice, Ednah, Thomas, Jacob (our ancestor, Mary and Lydia (twins), Hepzibah, Ruth, Jeremiah. Thomas Hazen served in King Philip's War 1676, qualifies as ancestor for the Society of Colonial Wars. His name is on the roll of Major Samuel Appleton's Company as of 1675. He participated in the Great Swamp Fight Mary Hazen died 24 October 1727. Thomas died 12 April 1735, both at Norwich. Mary is buried on a mound called the Old Indian Burying Ground in a field opposite the Hazen home. Her stone reads, "HERE LYES Ye BODY OF MRS MARY HAZEN LAT WIFE TO LEUT THOMAS HAZEN WHO DIED OCTOBER Ye 24 1727 AGED 63 YEARS." Thomas is presumed buried there also, but has no stone.
m1. to ???
m2. 1/1/1684 to Mary Howlett
Edward Hazen (1614 - 1683) Hannah Grant Hazen (1631 - 1716)
Mary Howlett Hazen (1664 - 1727)
Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).
( Rowley Vital Record Transcripts - Rowley Births: page 92 [Thomas, s. Edward and Hannah, 29: 11m: 1657])
( Rowley Births, Marriages and Death: page 203 Marriage Date: 1 Jan 1683, Marriage Place: Rowley, Massachusetts)
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