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Luke Hazelwood (b. 1759, d. July 16, 1834)Luke Hazelwood (son of John Haselwood)76 was born 1759 in Lunenburg, Charlotte, VA, USA76, and died July 16, 1834 in Lincoln, KY, USA76.He married Sarah or Sally Harroway on September 22, 1782 in Charlotte, KY, daughter of Charles Harroway.
Notes for Luke Hazelwood:
The next family member in our chain of ancestry was the second son of John Hazlewood, Luke Hazlewood. Luke was born in 1761 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, and died on July 16, 1834, in Lincoln County Kentucky. The Dates and places of birth and death for Luke Hazlewood were documented on a copy of his Revolutionary War Record which is on microfilm at NARA centers. I copied it at the Denver Federal Center. The number of his file is W 9477.
Surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia on October 19, 1781 From his military record, I learned that he enlisted at the Lunenburg County Court House in 1780, and that he marched through North Carolina to South Carolina. His company served with General Gates and was in Gates Defeat near Columbia, South Carolina. Next, Luke volunteered under the command of Baron Stuben in Virginia for three months. He states in his pension application, that he saw little contact with the enemy during these three months in Virginia with Baron Stuben. Luke's record next declares that he served under Captain De Graffince. His regiment was commanded by Colonel Parker. They scouted the James River looking for enemy operations. He was discharged in Lunenburg County and lastly served a tour under Captain Joseph Knight. He marched to York, Virginia, and served in the Army under the command of General Washington. Luke participated in the Siege of York, and the surrender of Lord Cornwallis. Luke then marched to Richmond, Virginia, where he was discharged from the army.
Luke Hazlewood married Sarah Harroway on September 22, 1782, in Charlotte County, Virginia. (Charlotte County Marriage Records) Luke and Sarah had the following children:
Luke Hazlewood Jr.
The source for the above family members comes from the Hazlewood Descendancy Document from the Helm Library in Stratford, Kentucky.
1797: The USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides") is launched as part of the new US Navy. The same document says that Luke and his family moved to Lincoln County, Kentucky in 1806. He lived near Stratford, Kentucky. While in Stratford, Luke married Nancy Ballard on May 17, 1820. This date is supported by legal declarations contained in Luke's war record, and by Lincoln County Marriage Records.
Luke and Nancy had four children: (Helm Library)
Mariah M. Hazlewood
Martha L. Hazle wood
Daniel Albert Hazlewood
It is interesting to note that Luke Hazlewood's children were 46 years apart, and that he lived for 73 years. His second wife, Nancy, was only 45 years old when Luke died in 1834. His wife was 28 years younger than him.
Luke Hazlewood had a brother who also served in the Revolutionary War, but who did not gain a pension. His name was Benjamin, the oldest son of John. I mention Benjamin because his oldest son, Pleasant Hazlewood, also moved to Greene County, and is listed on the 1840 census with two nephews.
War of 1812. The HMS Shannon firing a broadside at the US frigate Chesapeake off Boston Harbor on June 1, 1813. After Luke Hazlewood, the next ancestor in our chain is his oldest son, Luke Hazlewood Jr. Luke Jr. was born January, 1783, in Charlotte County Virginia and died before 1814 in either Virginia or Kentucky. He married Jane Davenport on February 11, 1804 (marriage bond). Charlotte County Virginia Book 1, p. 353. Luke's wife was called Jincy, and Jincy had four children with Luke Jr. before he died. I discovered their names on guardian bonds filed in Barren County Kentucky.
Jincy Davenport Hazlewood had four young children when their father, Luke Jr., died. She remarried Thomas Bird in Adair County Kentucky on February 27, 1814, Adair County Marriage Register 1802-1840.
Thomas Bird and Jincy Davenport Hazlewood lived in Barren County, Kentucky. They are listed there on both the 1820 and 1830 Barren County Census.
Thomas Bird filed guardian bonds for the four Hazlewood children of his wife. These were filed in Barren County. I have a copy of them. All four of these children were applied for by Mr. Bird in February of 1820, and four years later, each child was finally adopted by Mr. Bird on October 18, 1824, Barren County Court Orders and Bonds. These are also in possession of LDS Family History Centers on film as Barren County Guardian Bonds.
More About Luke Hazelwood and Sarah or Sally Harroway:
Marriage: September 22, 1782, Charlotte, KY.
Children of Luke Hazelwood and Sarah or Sally Harroway are:
- +Randolph Hazelwood, b. 1789, Charlotte, VA, d. date unknown.