We have been searching for documentation that provides a birth date for Edward Hazard.
In a book: Revolutionary War Veterans of Chenango County, NY by Nelson B Tiffany pub. 1998 on pages 515-517;
Edward Hazard (s/o Stewart Hazard) b. 4 SEP 1776 in Caunghawaga, NY. m. 25 SEP 1796 Persis Allen (d. shortly after marriage). m2. 11 FEB 1799 in Windsor, NY to Deborah Ballard (b. 1776; dau of John and Sarah [Covell] Ballard; d. 16 MAY 1867 in Great Bend, PA) d. 4 APR 1863.
Edward is buried at Riverside Cemetery, in Kirkwood, Broome, NY. His headstone gives a date of death: 4 APR 1863 AE 87y 7m. If you calculate this you get a birth date of abt SEP 1775.
Does anyone have documentation that supports Edwards date of birth for either date, other than the sources above?
Second Problem: If the death information on the headstone is 100% correct (which is often not the case), Stewart could not be Edward's father. Reason:
In a book: Records of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Caugnawaga, now The Reformed Church of Fonda, NY; pub 1917 on page 33. Thankful Hazard was born 25 MAR 1775 to Stuward Hazard and Rachel Clark and baptisized 11 MAY 1775.
The DAR has accepted 4 applications for Edward Hazard who married Deborah Ballard under the father of Joshua Hazard. (I am currently awaiting the Joshua Hazard Patriot file from DAR to review their proof.
Therefore, I am searching for some sort of documentation that supports Edward Hazard's date of birth and/or his father. (other than the sources stated above and other than the powder horn newspaper article and Alva Ray Hazard's research).
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