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Robert H. Hazlewood

ROBERT A. HAZLEWOOD may be mentioned as one of the prominent and successful farmers of Giles County, Tenn. He was born in Campbell County, Va., January 15, 1822, and is the second of nine children of Little B. and Rachel (Walker) Hazlewood. His early education was obtained in the common schools. At the age of nineteen his inclination drew him westward, and he lived in Alabama two years, then came to Tennessee and followed farming and carpentering in Giles County. November 2, 1843, he married Amanda M. Hazlewood, daughter of Mitchell Hazlewood, and these children: Mitchell F., Rachel W., Ann Eliza, Sarah J. (deceased), and Lucretia were born. Mrs. Hazlewood died December 17, 1851, and our subject married Serena S. Hazlewood, daughter of John Hazlewood. Henry, Thomas, William W. (deceased), John G. F., Allen W. and Felix S. are their children. Our subject's grandfathers, Hazlewood and Walker, were born in Virginia, and were Revolutionary soldiers, and his father was a soldier in the war of 1812. Robert A. served in the late war in the Fifty-third Tennessee Infantry, and was captured at Fort Donelson, and for seven months was a prisoner in Indianapolis. In March, 1862, he was discharged on account of age. Mr. Hazlewood is a Democrat from principle and education. He owns 160 acres of good land, and he and wife and four children are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County