Meredith Hazelwood

1796–1847 (Age 51)
Lincoln, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Meredith

When Meredith Hazelwood was born in 1796, in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States, his father, Luke Hazelwood Sr, was 37 and his mother, Sarah Harroway, was 36. He married Sarah Farris on 22 August 1816, in Paoli Township, Orange, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Orange, Indiana, United States in 1820 and Coles, Illinois, United States in 1840. He died in 1847, in Greenup, Cumberland, Illinois, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Kepner Cemetery, Bogard Township, Henry, Missouri, United States.

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Meredith Hazelwood
Elizabeth Ross Cox
Marriage: about 1838
William Hazlewood
John Clinton Hazelwood
Amanda Hazlewood
Sophelia Bosworth Hazlewood

Spouse and Children

about 1838
Illinois, United States


    William Hazlewood


    John Clinton Hazelwood


    Amanda Hazlewood



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World Events (8)

1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

Age 0

In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 16

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Devon, Derbyshire, Suffolk, Surrey, and West Yorkshire, so called from Old English hæsel (or Old Norse hesli) ‘hazel (tree)’ + wudu ‘wood’; or a topographic name from this term.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Meridith Hazlewood, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Meredith Hacelwood, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Meredith Hazlewood, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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