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Merry Hazelip
Generation: I | ID: 1152 | Lifespan: 75 years Updated: 2 Apr 2011
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Ancestry Information
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(Father) (Mother)
Robert Hazelip
(ABT 1750 - BEF 28 Nov 1830)
Millian Webb
(ABT 1760 - BEF 28 Nov 1830)
Merry Hazelip
(12 May 1795 - 5 Mar 1870)
Marriages of Merry Hazelip
Images Spouse Date of Marriage Certificate Location of Marriage
Elizabeth Jane Wesley 3 Mar 1816 Halifax County, Virginia, USA
Children of Merry Hazelip
Images Children Lifespan Other Parent
Sarah Hazelip (Sallie) (17 Jun 1817 - 12 Mar 1879) Elizabeth Jane Wesley
Robert Hazelip (16 Feb 1819 - 22 Sep 1881) Elizabeth Jane Wesley
Martin Hazelip (17 Apr 1821 - 2 Mar 1856) Elizabeth Jane Wesley
William Hazelip (Bill) (29 Jul 1823 - 11 Jul 1891) Elizabeth Jane Wesley
Susan Hazelip (Susannah) (14 Jan 1825 - UNK) Elizabeth Jane Wesley
Parrum S. Hazelip (9 Aug 1828 - UNK) Elizabeth Jane Wesley
Jonathan Wesley Hazelip (12 Sep 1830 - 5 Dec 1915) Elizabeth Jane Wesley
Lewis Mathew Hazelip (28 Jul 1832 - 6 Oct 1910) Elizabeth Jane Wesley
George Washington Hazelip (ABT Jun 1834 - 9 Jul 1859) Elizabeth Jane Wesley
Hiram M. Hazelip (ABT 15 Mar 1836 - 9 Oct 1864) Elizabeth Jane Wesley
Ransom C. Hazelip (20 Apr 1838 - 8 Oct 1898) Elizabeth Jane Wesley
Doclin Warner Hazelip (Do... (7 Feb 1840 - 16 Dec 1920) Elizabeth Jane Wesley
Mary Ann Hazelip (Polly Ann) (19 Oct 1842 - 3 Sep 1904) Elizabeth Jane Wesley
Siblings of Merry Hazelip
Images Siblings Lifespan Father Mother
Sarah Hazelip (Sally) (ABT 1782 - BEF 21 Jul 1860) Robert Hazelip Millian Webb
Martin Hazelip (ABT 1786 - AFT 10 Nov 1817) Robert Hazelip Millian Webb
Robert Hazelip (1789 - ABT Dec 1827) Robert Hazelip Millian Webb
Judith Hazelip (Judy) (ABT 1789 - BEF 17 Aug 1860) Robert Hazelip Millian Webb
Merry Hazelip (12 May 1795 - 5 Mar 1870) Robert Hazelip Millian Webb
Thomas Hazelip (ABT 1804 - UNK) Robert Hazelip Millian Webb
Millian Hazelip (Million) (ABT 1806 - BEF 14 Jun 1880) Robert Hazelip Millian Webb
Detailed Primary Information for Merry Hazelip
Gender: Male
Generation: I
Added: 1 Jan 2009
Last Updated: 2 Apr 2011
Living: False
Primary Notes:
Detailed Birth Information for Merry Hazelip
Birth Date: 12 May 1795
Time of Birth: UNK
Birth Location: Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
Map of Birthplace: Map Unavailable
Birth Notes: Information obtained in part from this person's tombstone.
Detailed Death Information for Merry Hazelip
Death Date: 5 Mar 1870
Time of Death: UNK
Death Location: Edmonson County, Kentucky, USA
Map of Deathplace: Map Unavailable
Cause of Death: Unknown
Death Notes: The record evidencing Merry's death is a Mortality Schedule to the 1870 US Census.
Detailed Burial Information for Merry Hazelip
Burial Location: Old Brownsville Cemetery, Brownsville, Edmonson County, Kentucky, USA
Map of Location: Click to view map (N 37.19622222, W 86.26716667)
Name on Stone: MERRY HAZELIP
Birthdate on Stone: May 12, 1795
Death Date on Stone: March 5, 1870
Inscription 1: TO THE MEMORY OF
Inscription 2: BORN IN
Buncombe Co., NC
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Additional Notes for Merry Hazelip
Database Note No: 131

Hiram M Hazelip was born in about 1836 in Kentucky. He is the son of Merry Hazelip and Jane Wesley. Hiram M Hazelip can be found on the 1850 Census for Edmonson County, Kentucky in the household of his parents, age 14 born in Kentucky. On December 30, 1856 Hiram M Hazelip married Sarah Anna Nee Unknown Williams. This couple can be found on the 1860 Census for Edmonson County, Kentucky. They have a one year young son born in Kentucky named James K Hazelip. James K Hazelip was born June 11, 1859 in Edmonson County, Kentucky and probably died in Marshall, Harrison County, Texas after 1919. Anna Nee Unknown Williams Hazelip possibly died before January 28, 1862. Hiram M Hazelip married Mary Cook January 28, 1862 in Edmonson County, Kentucky. Hiram M Hazelip Enlisted in Company H, 52nd Regiment of the Kentucky Mounted Infantry. He died on October 9, 1864 at home in Edmonson County, Kentucky. On February 3, 1865 Hiram M Hazelip’s Widow Mary J Cook Hazelip filed for a Civil War Widows Pension. Mary Hazelip and her 8 year young son, William H Hazelip can be found on the 1870 Census for Edmonson County, Kentucky. On October 31, 1870 a Minors Civil War Pension Application was filed in the Name of William Hazelip. This could indicate that Mary J Cook Hazelip remarried or had died, however, it is inconclusive. Hiram M Hazelip is buried in Old Brownsville Cemetery, Edmonson County, Kentucky.
Database Note No: 75
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed., 1886. Warren County.

RANSOM C. HAZELIP, who ranks as one of the leading and most active business men of Warren County, was born April 20, 1838, near Brownsville, Edmonson Co., Ky. He is a son of Merry and Jane (Wesley) Hazelip, parents of ten sons and six daughters, of whom our subject is the fourteenth. Three of the daughters died in infancy; the rest all lived to rear families. The eldest, Sallie, was born in June, 1817, and died the 12th day of March, 1879; Robert, born February 16, 1819, died September 22, 1881; Martin, born April 17, 1821, died March 2, 1856; William, born July 29, 1823; Susan, born January 14, 1825; Parrum S., born August 9, 1828; Lewis M., born July 28, 1832; George W., born in June, 1834, died July 9, 1859; Hiram H., born March 15, 1836, died October 9, 1864; Ransom C. was born next; Dr. Warrinor was born February 7, 1840, and Polly Ann was born in October, 1842. Merry Hazelip was born May 12, 1795, in Buncombe County, N. C.; about 1810, with his parents, he came to Barren County, Ky., where he remained but a short time, when he located on Green River, Edmonson County. He died in Brownsville March 5, 1870, a devoted member of the Baptist Church. He was a son of Robert Hazelip, who was born in North Carolina, of Irish parentage. He was a patriot who served in the war of the Revolution for independence; was a farmer, and married Miss Millian Webb, of North Carolina, who was of Welsh origin. He immigrated to Barren County, Ky., where he remained but a short time, when he located near the mouth of Nolin River above Brownsville, Ky., and entered and improved several hundred acres. Jane (Wesley) Hazelip was of Welsh origin, born January 15, 1799, in Halifax County, Va., and died in Brownsville February 10, 1865. She was a daughter of Jonathan, who married Miss Sallie Walker, a daughter of Dr. Walker. He and wife were born in Virginia. He died in Virginia, after which Sallie married William Strange, of Virginia. About 1810 they immigrated to Madison County, Ky., thence to Barren County, and in 1820 to Davidson County, Tenn., where they remained on a farm until death. When R. C. Hazelip was fifteen, his father settled below Brownsville, on Green River, in a broken and sparsely settled country. Young Hazelip being ambitious and desiring to procure a more liberal education than the schools of the neighborhood afforded, his father granted him the privilege of hiring out and earning the means to educate himself. He worked for $6 or $8 per month until 1857, when he hired to work at grading the Louisville & Nashville Railway for $14 per month. With the means thus earned he attended the common schools, and in September, 1858, entered Camden Seminary, near Hiseville, Ky., for one term of five months. In May, 1859, he was appointed deputy county and circuit clerk, which position he filled for $75 per year and board. While serving, he was elected and served one term as police judge of Brownsville, Ky. When the war broke out, T. B. McIntire, clerk of the county and circuit court, was a strong advocate of secession; young Hazelip, his deputy, being a very strong and zealous advocate of the Union, resigned his position and began teaching school. In September of the same year the clerk resigned his position, when Mr. Hazelip was appointed to fill both offices, in which he served until February, 1862, when he resigned and entered the Union Army, falling in with the Eleventh Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, with which he marched to Nashville, Tenn., thence to Shiloh, in which battle he was engaged; he was also with the regiment in the battle of Perryville, Ky. He served all this time without being mustered into the service. He was only a citizen marching with the regiment and taking part. For his bravery and meritorious services and patriotism, in 1863 the governor of Kentucky commissioned him to raise a company of mounted infantry for the Thirty-fifth Kentucky for the purpose of ridding the State of gangs of guerrillas which infested it. He was commissioned first lieutenant of the company, and at his request, H. D. Baker was commissioned captain; was for the greater portion of his service engaged in hunting down guerrillas, but was also in several engagements with the regular Confederate forces. With his company, he was mustered out December 29, 1864, but did not reach his home until January 5, 1865, when he found his mother lying low with typhoid fever, of which she died. On his return to civil life he gathered all his effects and found he had, all told, but $1,100. He and his brother William, with Capt. Morris, in 1865 built a house in Cave City and engaged in mercantile business. On the 27th of July, 1865, Mr. Hazelip married Miss Mary F. Murphey, of Barren County, Ky., a daughter of William and Nancy (Fisher) Murphey. Mr. and Mrs. Hazelip had born to them five children: William W., born May 11, 1866; Hendrick, born December 12, 1867, died September 7, 1868; Luonia Myrtle, born June 7, 1871; Edna Gertrude, born August 28, 1878, died June 19, 1880; Ransom C. Jr., born June 16, 1882. Mr. and Mrs. Hazelip and two children are members of the Baptist Church. In January, 1866, Mr. Hazelip, with other parties, opened another general store at Brownsville, Ky. In the same year Capt. Morris was elected county and circuit clerk, where he sold his interest, and the business, was carried on in the name of R. C. Hazelip & Bro., R. C. Hazelip having charge of the store at Cave City, and his brother in charge of that at Brownsville. In 1869 the business at Cave City was closed and our subject moved to Brownsville, whee the business was continued. He had served as police judge of Cave City, and after going to Brownsville was appointed postmaster. He also engaged in the brokerage business with his brother. They continued business in Brownsville until 1879, when they sold out and moved to Smith's Grove, Ky., where he and brother erected a building and started a banking house. In May, 1880, the deposit bank of Smith's Grove commenced business with R. C. Hazelip as cashier, the authorized capital stock being $100,000, and he and brother owning all the stock. They owned 7,000 or 8,000 acres of land in Edmonson, Warren and Barren Counties; also owned 1,000 acres in Kansas and resident property in Smith's Grove. R. C. Hazelip is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and in politics is a Republican.

Hazelip Wesley Webb Walker Strange McIntire Baker Morris Fisher Murphey=Brownsville-Edmonson-KY Buncombe-NC Hiseville-Barren-KY Halifax-VA
Madison-KY Nashville-Davidson-TN Perryville-Boyle-KY KS
Database Note No: 154
A history of Kentucky and Kentuckians, Volume 2
By E. Polk Johnson, Lewis Publishing Company

George W Long--To the energetic natures and strong mentality of such men as George W. Long is due the success and ever increasing prosperity of the Republican party in this state and in the hands of this class of citizens there is every assurance that the best interests and welfare of the party will be attended to resulting in a culmination of the highest ambitions and expectations entertained by its adherents. Given to the prosecution of active measures in political affairs possessing the earnest purpose of placing their party beyond the pale of possible diminution of power, the Republican leaders in Kentucky are ever advancing carrying everything before them in their irresistible onward march. Certainly one of the most potent elements in the success of the Republican movement in Kentucky has been exhibited in and personality of George W. Long who, throughout his life, has been a loyal citizen, imbued with patriotism and fearlessness in the defense of his honest convictions. He is now filling the position of United States marshal for the western district of Kentucky with headquarters at Louisville. Other positions of trust have been filled by him with marked capability. Most loyally be has advocated the cause of the party whose principles he believes will best advance the welfare of the nation.

George W. Long was born on a farm in Edmonson county Kentucky in 1853, the son of Edmond Toombs and Sarah Hazelip Long. His paternal grandfather was Isaac James Long, born in North Carolina but who moved to Tennessee in early life. He was a soldier in the war of 1812 and was with Jackson at New Orleans. He married Miss Susan Toombs, by whom he had nine children, five daughters and four sons, all of whom lived to rear families. The father of our subject, Edmond Toombs Long, was born in Davidson County, Tennessee, January 14, 1818, and died in Edmonson County, Kentucky, March 17 1901. The maternal great grandfather, Robert Hazelip, was of Scotch Irish parentage and was a native of North Carolina, coming to Kentucky in 1810. He served in the Revolutionary War, and he married Miss Millian Webb, also of North Carolina. The grandfather, Merry Hazelip, was born in Buncombe County, North Carolina, May 12, 1795, and died in Edmonson County, Kentucky, March 5, 1870. The grandmother, Jane Wesley Hazelip, was born in Halifax County, Virginia, January 15, 1799, of Welsh parentage and died in Edmonson County, February 10, 1865. Sixteen children were born to them, of whom thirteen lived to rear families. George W. Long's mother Sarah was the eldest of these children and was born in Edmonson County, Kentucky, June 17, 1817. She was first married to Andrew Rich, by whom she had one child Sarah Jane Rich, born December 18, 1838, and still living in Edmonson County, having been married first to David Edwards, by whom she had five children, and afterward to W H Skaggs, by whom she had three children. Mr. Rich having died, his widow Sarah Jane Rich married Edmond Toombs Long in 1844. Three children were born to this union, Susan Eletha born January 20, 1846, Elizabeth Ann born May 11, 1849, and the subject of this sketch. Eletha married William Clemmons in 1860, by whom she had six children, and she died December 24, 1875. Elizabeth married GW Hazelip, by whom she had two children, and she died January 29, 1875. Sarah H[azelip] Long, the mother of our subject, died in 1879.

George W. Long was educated in the public schools of his native state and of Illinois, to which latter state he went in 1871 and remained until 1874, working on a farm, attending school, and teaching. He returned to Edmonson County in July, 1874, where he worked a farm and taught school that fall and winter and in the following year. Mr. Long was in mercantile pursuits for eleven years, studied law and was admitted to the bar, and was in the banking business for eight years. He has been prominent in public affairs and is a strong supporter of the principles of the Republican party. He has always been active in party work and his services have been recognized in various ways. He served as State Treasurer of Kentucky from 1896 to 1900, edited the Grayson Eagle from 1894 to 1895, served as chairman of the Republican Committee of Edmonson county for many years, was chairman of the Third Congressional District Convention in 1884, and chairman of the Fourth Congressional District Convention in 1894, and was chairman of the Second Appellate Court District Convention in 1894. He was the Republican nominee for congress in the Fourth district in 1890 and spoke in thirty counties during the campaign of 1895 and canvassed the state in campaigns of 1896, 1897, and 1903. He was chairman of the State Executive Committee in the bitter Taylor Goebel campaign of 1899, winning that memorable fight and serving as chairman of the Finance Committee in the contest which followed that gubernatorial election, during which Goebel was assassinated by unknown parties. Mr. Long served as secretary of the State Executive Committee and was in charge of the Speaker's Bureau in the campaign of 1900 and was chairman of the Finance Committee of the State Executive Committee in the campaign of 1904. He was a delegate from the Fourth Congressional District to the National Convention in 1900 and a delegate at large from Kentucky to the National Convention in 1904. Mr. Long did the principal work in compiling the Republican Campaign Hand Book for 1895, 1897, 1899, and 1907 and materially aided in that work in 1900 and 1903. He was appointed United States marshal for the western district of Kentucky in 1905 by President Roosevelt and re appointed to that office in May 1910 by President Taft.
Database Note No: 101
Apparently, the Hazelip brothers did not always fare so well in marriage. In court records relating to the divorce of Parrum Hazelip and Henrietta James, Henrietta was charged with having the "habit" of going to bed with one of Parrum's brothers. In a different case, Lewis Hazelip was married to Margaret James, and, in their divorce suit, Margaret was charged with sleeping with one of Lewis Hazelip's brothers. In both instances, the offending brother remains unnamed, leaving us all to wonder if it was the same one. With a brother like that, who needs an enemy?

In a different case, a Robert Hazelip married Nancy Jolly. After they had been married a short while, Nancy became pregnant. Only a few months after that (and before Nancy gave birth), Robert left Edmonson County for parts unknown, leaving Nancy "destitute" and relying on the "charity of the county."
Database Note No: 87
Additional notes concerning Merry Hazelip from a private source:

Burial: March 1870, Old Brownsville Cemetery, Edmonson County, Kentucky
Census 1: 1800, Not found
Census 2: 1810, NTL, Hardin County, Kentucky Series: M252 Roll: 6 Page: 298
Census 3: 1820, Not found
Census 4: 1830, NTL, Edmonson County, Kentucky Series: M19 Roll: 35 Page: 217
Census 5: 1840, NTL, Edmonson County, Kentucky Series: M704 Roll: 109 Page: 87
Census 6: 1850, NTL, Edmonson County, Kentucky Series: M432 Roll: 198 Page: 43
Census 7: 1860, Brownsville P O, Edmonson County, Kentucky Series: M653 Roll: 365 Page: 17
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Database Image No: 292
1810 US Census, Hardin Co., KY
This US Census page shows Robert Hazlip living in Elizabethtown, Hardin Co., KY, with one white male under 10 years of age, two white males 10 to 16 years of age, three white males 16 to 26, one white male 45 or over (which is probably Robert, himself), two white females under 10 years of age, one white female 16 to 26 years of age, one white female 45 or over (which is probably Robert's wife), no other "free persons," and no slaves. At the time this census was taken, Merry Hazelip would have been about 15 years old, and I presume that one of the males between 10 and 16 is Merry.

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Database Image No: 294
1830 US Census, Edmonson Co., KY
This US Census page shows Merry Hazelip with one male under five, two males between five and 10, one male between 10 and 15, one male between 15 and 20, one male between 30 and 40 (who is probably Merry, himself), one female between five and 10, one female between 10 and 15, and one female between 30 and 40 (who is probably Merry's wife, Jane Wesley).

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Database Image No: 314
1840 US Census, Edmonson Co., KY
US Census record showing Merry Hazelip living in Edmonson County, KY.

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Database Image No: 312
1850 US Census, Edmonson Co., KY
US Census page from 1850, showing Merry and Jane Hazelip's family and Robert and Malinda Hazelip's family. Note that the female "Mary C" (age 13) is probably Merry C. Hazelip, Merry Hazelip's grandson and Robert Hazelip's son.

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Database Image No: 315
1860 US Census, Edmonson County, Kentucky
US Census record showing a 66-year-old Merry Hazelip living in Edmonson Co., KY, with his wife Jane (Wesley), his daughter Polly Ann (a/k/a Mary Ann), and his granddaughters Josephine (b. ABT 1855) and Eliza (b. ABT 1857). Josephine and Eliza a five-year-old female (whose name I cannot read), a three-year-old child named Eliza, and his daughter Polly Ann (a/k/a Mary Ann). Note that Merry's name and gender are incorrect (as is usually the case because of his name: Merry / Mary). I do not know who the Eliza and the illegibly named child are, but I am fairly certain they are not Merry's direct issue.

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Database Image No: 316
1870 US Census Mortality Table, Merry Hazelip's Death
US Census Mortality Table evidencing Merry Hazelip's death.