Probable Delaware Co. IN connection to my Hazelbaker/Sweany family:
I rediscovered some Hazelbaker information sent to me last October by a kind researcher regarding a Peter HAZELBAKER b. 1786, Berkeley Co. VA, who m. Elizabeth SHIVELY, evidently lived in PA, left family and moved to Blue Ridge, OH, then to Summitville, IN, died there leaving "three sets of children."
She identified some of his children as Henry, Christopher, and Elisha (who married a Mr. JOHNSON). If anyone can verify all or part of this please do so in an addendum, thank you. I will also check some census info. and post an addendum.
Peter HAZELBAKER'S son Henry b. 1805 Allen Twp., Washington Co., PA, m. Leah JOHNSON 24 Feb 1825. Peter d. 3 May 1873, is buried in the I.0.0.F. Cemetery, Wheeling, Delaware Co. IN.
Henry and Leah had 11 or 12 children including #7, Henry, b. 27 March 1837 in Tuscawaras Co., OH.
Henry HAZELBAKER (?Jr.) m. 12 June 1860 Letha WOODRING. Letha was the dau of Philip William WOODRING and Jane Ann MAYNARD. Letha and Henry had three children: George Monroe HAZELBAKER b. 5 July 1861, m. Annie POLLET; Rosetta HAZELBAKER b. 14 March 1863, m. Silas FERGUSON; Willard Lincoln HAZELBAKER b. 16 March 1865 and d. 1866.
Letha d. March, 1865.
Henry married a second time to Osa Lucinda FERGUSON WOODRING (?connection to Letha) and their six children were: Willie HAZELBAKER b. (?1867), d. 1867; Owen E. HAZELBAKER (?b. Coffeyville, KS), married Alice J. GILL; Noah HAZELBAKER b. 1870 m. Julia SELBY; Arminta Ann HAZELBAKER b. 25 Jan 1872/3 m. Henry NOEL, m. 2nd Will JOHNSON; Hosea Benjamin HAZELBAKER b. 26 April 1874 m. Maud SWAIN; Joseph W. HAZELBAKER b. July 1876/7 m. Etta Mae HEATH.
The researcher told me she had read somewhere that the first Hazelbaker to come to America may have been abducted from the street and sent to America to fight with the Hessians.
"My" Henry Hazelbaker was said to have come via oxen and wagon from Tuscawaras Co. OH with his friend, my maternal ggfather Samuel SWEANY, and began homesteading in Delaware Co. IN circa 1839. Samuel had married Henry's daughter, Nancy, in Tuscawaras Co. OH just prior, on the certificate her name appeared as HAZLEBOKER.