Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Carried Posts From Detroit To Florida

Title: Upper Canada Land Petitions (1763-1865)
Microform: c-2043
Petition #75, "H," Bundle 1

The petition of Edward Hazel of Fredericksburgh, District of Hesse, yeoman...

"That your Petitioner entered into His Majesty's Service under Lieut. Governor Hamilton in the year 1776.  That he undertook to carry dispatches from Detroit to The Florida in 1778 through a vast extent of Country at the risque of his Life; and performed many special services for the Crown under....".

After the conclusion of the American Revolution in 1783, Edward Hazel, his wife Agnes and her sister Judith Hicks were the first permanent residents of the future Town of Amherstburg.  When the new fort was being built after the evacuation of Detroit in 1796, it was built on some of the Hazel’s land. [Source]
A reenactor portrayed Edward Hazel.  This blog contains several comments from Edward Hazel's descendants.

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