The deceased octogonarian was born on December 7, 1823*6a, near Verner's Bridge*7, parish of Killyman, diocese of Armagh, County Tyrone, Ireland. In 1847, sometime after the death of his father*8, he with his mother*9, two brothers*10 and four sisters*11, emigrated to Canada. Transportation in those days was mainly by sailing vessels and so the voyages sometimes lasted two to three months. Mr Hazelton sailed on the ship "Ganges"*12, and during the voyage of six weeks and three days*13 a fever, then known as "emigrant" fever*14 broke out, very many dying at sea*15. A quarantine station had been located for several years at Grosse Isle*16, and all the tran-Atlantic passengers were detained for a period upon arrival there. No deaths took place in the Hazelton family until after their arrival at Grosse Isle where the mother, brother and two sisters died. The remainder of the family came to Toronto, and after a year or two the deceased settled in the late village of Yorkville, where he resided ever since, a period of fifty-six years.
*6a bpt 1824.3.22 *7 over the Blackwater River, near Dungannon *8 Robert, b 1796, one of 9 children, son of cousins John Hazelton b 1748 and Eleanor b 1751, m 1792.9.20; he m 1820*9, and d 1840 *9 Martha Eldon or Margaret, b 1802or 3, d 1847.8.22-28 at Grosse Ile to be continued