John Hazlett (abt. 1787
- bef. 1840)
John was born abt. 1787 in Scotland (or possibly N.
Ireland); d. before 1840 in Tioga Co., PA. On Apr, 4, 1811, in
Nelson (originally called Beecher's
Island) he married Jane
Campbell, b. 1792 in Scotland or N. Ireland (who was the
sister of his brother Samuel's wife Sally). After Jane's 1832
death, John married
Mahala Scott (1805 - 1890).
We don't know for sure when John came to America.
Presumably he came with his older brother
Sam . If so he was in Lancaster Co., PA before 1803. By
1806, Sam and wife Sally,
and presumably John, were living on a farm Sam bought near
Stroudsburg, Monroe Co., PA (then in Northampton Co.)
Sam started buying land on the north bank of the Cowanesque River, just east of what became the Boro of Nelson, Tioga Co., PA from an early, but temporary settler, Daniel Strait. At the time it was wilderness, with no roads and only a few scattered cabins. In 1810, Sam completed the purchase.
Sam's father-in-law (who came to the US in 1810) and Jane's uncle, John Campbell (who came in 1776/77), bought the island from the Beechers, who moved away. That property was on the south bank of the Cowanesque River. It was slightly west of the land on the north bank that Sam bought.
John's sister-in-law, and future wife, Jane Campbell, along with
Jane's parents, and some of her younger siblings, sailed from
Londonderry to Perth Amboy, NJ in 1810.
John Hazlett moved from Stroudsburg to Beecher's Island as part
of the "Campbell-Hazlett Expedition" that arrive early in 1811.
Some researchers believe they have identified John's
parents, but that the identification is uncertain.
John and Jane Campbell Hazlett had 9 children, all born in
Nelson, Tioga Co., PA:
Mentioned in Other Documents:
Reunion minutes 1937 - John Hazlett
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