G. W. Trotter, Revolutionary War Journal, Martin Hazard
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JOHN HAZARD'S SON

FOLLOWS DAD INTO ARMY


John and Judith Hazard's first-born son, Martin, was 17-years-old when, in 1781, he enlisted in the Continental Army. Like his father, Martin had been born in North Farnam Parish, Richmond County, Virginia. He was the first of three Hazard sons to be born in Virginia before the family migrated before 1777 to Kentucky.

Martin was born November 15, 1774, William on May 7, 1770, and Henry on December 18, 1775. Martin's military and pension records state that he "entered the army as a private in 1781 as a substitute for his father."

He served in a Virginia militia company commanded by Captain George Cison and was in Richmond, where he helped guard property and water craft. Martin was discharged at Little York, then re-enlisted in Captain Samuel Fontheroy's company.

On October 27, 1792, he married Priscilla Walker in Woodford County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Henry Walker of Virginia, another Revolutionary War soldier. Martin and Priscilla had six children - three boys and three girls. In 1798 he purchased land from Captain Joseph Richerson on Robinson Creek in the Elkhorn community of what is now Taylor County. As early as 1814 he owned a lot on Main Street in Campbellsville.

Martin Hazard lived to be 91. He died on Christmas Eve, 1855, and was buried somewhere between Weanter Branch and Robinson Creek. His wife, Priscilla, preceded him in death at the age of 76 on January 6, 1846 in Taylor County.

-DAR Patriot Index, Third Supplement, 1976.
-Green County, Kentucky, Deed Book One, page 254.
-Green County, Kentucky, Deed Book Four, page 103.
- National Archives Pension #R 13344.
-Taylor County, Kentucky, Deed Book One, page 486.
-Taylor County, Kentucky, Deed Book One, page 67


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