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Lewis Mathew Hazelip
Generation: J | ID: 1156 | Lifespan: 78 years Updated: 23 Aug 2013
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Ancestry Information
(Paternal Grandfather) (Paternal Grandmother) (Maternal Grandmother) (Maternal Grandfather)
Robert Hazelip
(ABT 1750 - BEF 28 Nov 1830)
Millian Webb
(ABT 1760 - BEF 28 Nov 1830)
b. UNK - d. UNK
Jonathan Wesley
(Father) (Mother)
Merry Hazelip
(12 May 1795 - 5 Mar 1870)
Elizabeth Jane Wesley
(15 Jan 1799 - 10 Feb 1865)
Lewis Mathew Hazelip
(28 Jul 1832 - 6 Oct 1910)
Marriages of Lewis Mathew Hazelip
Images Spouse Date of Marriage Certificate Location of Marriage
Margaret Lindsey 4 Dec 1854 Edmonson County, Kentucky, USA
MARRIAGE NOTES: I am not entirely certain of this marriage. According to the Edmonson Co., KY, Genweb Marriage Index, a Margaret Lindsey married a Washington James in December 22, 1844. Margaret Lindsey also married a Washington James on the same day. Either the transcription is erroneous or there were two certificates--one to correct the other.

In any event, the Death Certificate of Josephine Hazelip Smith states that her father was Lewis Hazelip and her mother's "maiden name" was Margaret Lindsey.

In the Edmonson Co., KY, Genweb Marriage Index, Lewis Hazelip married a Margaret James on December 4, 1854. What I gather from this is that Margaret married, first, Washington James. Ten years later, she married Lewis Hazelip, and she did so under the last name from her first marriage.

Lewis Hazelip filed for divorce from Margaret Lindsey James on 31 March 1858.
Elizabeth Houchins ABT 1863 Unknown
MARRIAGE NOTES: This was not an actual marriage. It appears that for a period of time (c. 1862 to 1868) Lewis M. Hazelip and Elizabeth Houchins were together in some capacity and had offspring. I list it as a marriage for the sake of keeping them tied together in some fashion.
Hester Jane Madison (Ester) 1 Jun 1868 Edmonson County, Kentucky, USA
MARRIAGE NOTES: At the time of this marriage, Hester was 16, and Lewis was 35. It was second marriage and her first.
Children of Lewis Mathew Hazelip
Images Children Lifespan Other Parent
UNK Hazelip (UNK - UNK) Hester Jane Madison (Ester)
UNK Hazelip (UNK - UNK) Hester Jane Madison (Ester)
Josephine Hazelip (10 Jan 1855 - 10 Apr 1931) Margaret Lindsey
Eliza Hazelip (ABT 1857 - UNK) Margaret Lindsey
Alpha Retta Hazelip (19 Mar 1870 - 11 Feb 1929) Hester Jane Madison (Ester)
Charles Sidney Hazelip (15 Mar 1872 - 26 Apr 1873) Hester Jane Madison (Ester)
Junaetta Hazelip (14 Jan 1882 - 4 Apr 1883) Hester Jane Madison (Ester)
Hunter Hazelip (24 May 1886 - 14 Aug 1887) Hester Jane Madison (Ester)
Bill E. Hazelip (Apr 1890 - UNK) Hester Jane Madison (Ester)
Ella J. Hazelip (Mar 1894 - UNK) Hester Jane Madison (Ester)
Nora Ellis Hazelip (Apr 1896 - UNK) Hester Jane Madison (Ester)
Siblings of Lewis Mathew Hazelip
Images Siblings Lifespan Father Mother
Sarah Hazelip (Sallie) (17 Jun 1817 - 12 Mar 1879) Merry Hazelip Elizabeth Jane Wesley
Robert Hazelip (16 Feb 1819 - 22 Sep 1881) Merry Hazelip Elizabeth Jane Wesley
Martin Hazelip (17 Apr 1821 - 2 Mar 1856) Merry Hazelip Elizabeth Jane Wesley
William Hazelip (Bill) (29 Jul 1823 - 11 Jul 1891) Merry Hazelip Elizabeth Jane Wesley
Susan Hazelip (Susannah) (14 Jan 1825 - UNK) Merry Hazelip Elizabeth Jane Wesley
Parrum S. Hazelip (9 Aug 1828 - UNK) Merry Hazelip Elizabeth Jane Wesley
Jonathan Wesley Hazelip (12 Sep 1830 - 5 Dec 1915) Merry Hazelip Elizabeth Jane Wesley
Lewis Mathew Hazelip (28 Jul 1832 - 6 Oct 1910) Merry Hazelip Elizabeth Jane Wesley
George Washington Hazelip (ABT Jun 1834 - 9 Jul 1859) Merry Hazelip Elizabeth Jane Wesley
Hiram M. Hazelip (ABT 15 Mar 1836 - 9 Oct 1864) Merry Hazelip Elizabeth Jane Wesley
Ransom C. Hazelip (20 Apr 1838 - 8 Oct 1898) Merry Hazelip Elizabeth Jane Wesley
Doclin Warner Hazelip (Do... (7 Feb 1840 - 16 Dec 1920) Merry Hazelip Elizabeth Jane Wesley
Mary Ann Hazelip (Polly Ann) (19 Oct 1842 - 3 Sep 1904) Merry Hazelip Elizabeth Jane Wesley
Detailed Primary Information for Lewis Mathew Hazelip
Gender: Male
Generation: J
Added: 1 Jan 2009
Last Updated: 23 Aug 2013
Living: False
Primary Notes: Occupations: Judge of Circuit Court; Hotel Keeper

Census 1: 1850, Edmonson County, Kentucky; Roll M432_198; Page: 23
Census 2: 1860, ???
Census 3: 1870, Precinct 1, Edmonson County, Kentucky; Roll M593_459; Page: 379
Census 4: 1880, Brownsville, Edmonson County, Kentucky; Roll T9_411; Page: 502; Enumeration District: 38
Census 5: 1900, Bee Spring, Edmonson County, Kentucky; Roll T623_518 Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 37
Census 6: 1910, Smiths Grove, Warren County, Kentucky; Roll T624_505; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 113
Detailed Birth Information for Lewis Mathew Hazelip
Birth Date: 28 Jul 1832
Time of Birth: UNK
Birth Location: Unknown
Map of Birthplace: Map Unavailable
Birth Notes: Information obtained in part from this person's tombstone. The 1850 US Census appears to state that Lewis (who was enumerated with the family of his brother Parrum Hazelip) was born in 1832 in Tennessee.
Detailed Death Information for Lewis Mathew Hazelip
Death Date: 6 Oct 1910
Time of Death: UNK
Death Location: Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Map of Deathplace: Map Unavailable
Cause of Death: UNK
Death Notes: Information obtained in part from this person's tombstone. The location of his death is spec.
Detailed Burial Information for Lewis Mathew Hazelip
Burial Location: Old Brownsville Cemetery, Brownsville, Edmonson County, Kentucky, USA
Map of Location: Click to view map (N 37.19613889, W 86.2672222)
Name on Stone: LEWIS M. HAZELIP
Birthdate on Stone: July 28, 1832
Death Date on Stone: Oct. 6, 1910
Inscription 1: Father let they grace
be given, That we may
meet in heaven.
Inscription 2: Erected by his two
oldest Daughter's
Josephine & Alpha.
Reverse Inscription:
Burial Notes:
Cemetery Notes:
Additional Notes for Lewis Mathew Hazelip
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: 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: 157
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed.,
1885, Edmonson County.

L. M. HAZELIP was born in Edmonson County, Ky., July 28, 1832. He is the sixth in a family of ten boys and six girls born to Merry and Jane (Stranger) Hazelip. He was reared on a farm, and at the age of twenty began life for himself. He worked one year for his brother, and then commenced farming on his own account, which he followed for about four years. He then engaged at shoemaking at Brownsville, which trade he followed for two years; then attended Camden Seminary, Barren County, for five months, after which he returned home and attended school three months. He then taught three terms of three months each - two terms in Allen County and one term in Edmonson. Later he commenced the study of law with Veachel H. Jones at Glasgow, Ky., and was admitted to the bar in 1862. He commenced the practice of his profession at Brownsville, where he still continues, meeting with good success. Mr. Hazelip's home is on a farm one and a quarter miles west of Brownsville. He owns 500 acres, about 225 of which are under cultivation. By his first marriage, which occurred in 1854, two daughters were born. His second marriage took place in 1868, with Ester J. Madison, who has borne him six children - three boys and three girls. Mr. Hazelip was elected county attorney in 1863, and afterward served two terms by appointment. He was elected to the State Legislature in 1867, and served one term; was elected county judge in 1874, and served two terms. Politically he is a Republican. Mrs. Hazelip is a member of the Baptist Church.
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Database Image No: 321
1850 US Census, Edmonson Co., KY (p. 1)
US Census page showing Parrum Hazelip (22) and his first wife Henrietta (18). Parrum's brother Lewis M. Hazelip (18) is enumerated with Parrum and Henrietta, giving the appearance of his living with them. Lewis is enumerated on page two. This is page one.

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Database Image No: 322
1850 US Census, Edmonson Co., KY (p. 2)
US Census page showing Lewis M. Hazelip (18) living with his brother Parrum Hazelip and Parrum's wife Henrietta James. This is page two of two.

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Database Image No: 659
1870 US Census, Edmonson Co., KY

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Database Image No: 795
1900 US Census, Edmonson Co., KY

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Database Image No: 567
Civil War Era Draft Registration Document

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Database Image No: 790
L.M. Hazelip Fights in Court