RHODA COGSWELL HAZEN
Some Ancestors and Descendants
Information about the first eight generations of Rhoda Cogswell’s ancestry is from the book entitled “The Cogswells in America” by E. O. Jameson.
I. Edward and Alicia (____) Cogswell of Wilts, England
Cogswell, son of Edward and Alicia, was born in 1592 in Westbury Leigh,
Wilts, England and he married, in 1615, Elizabeth, daughter of Rev. William and
Phyllis (_____) Thompson. It was John and Elizabeth Thompson Cogswell that
emigrated from England to America in 1635 where they settled in Ipswich, Mass.
John died in 1669 and Elizabeth died in 1676.
Cogswell, son of John and Elizabeth, was born in 1619 and he married in 1649
Susannah Hawkes, daughter of Adam and Anne Hutchinson Hawkes. They resided in
Ipswich, Mass. where he died in 1700 and she died prior to 1696.
Cogswell, son of William and Susannah Hawkes Cogswell, was born in 1659 in
Ipswich, Mass. and he married in 1685, Martha, daughter of Rev. John and Ruth
Symonds Emerson. William Cogswell died in 1708.
V. Edward Cogswell, son of William and Martha Emerson Cogswell, was born in 1686
in Gloucester. Mass. In 1708 he married Hannah Brown. In 1735 Edward and Hannah
Brown Cogswell settled in Preston, Ct. In 1747 they moved to New Milford, Ct. where
she died in 1771 and he died in 1773.
Cogswell, son of Edward and Hannah Brown Cogswell, was born in 1710 in
Ipswich, Mass. He married Lydia Starkweather and they resided for a time in Preston, Ct.
They later moved to New Milford, Ct.
Cogswell, son of Samuel and Lydia Starkweather Cogswell, was born in 1735
in Preston, Ct. He married Jane Owen in April of 1758. Edward and Jane resided in
New Milford, Ct. where he died in 1808.
Cogswell, son of Edward and Jane Owen Cogswell, was born in 1769 in New
Milford, Ct. He married Rhoda, daughter of Peabody and Rhoda (_____) Smith.
Reuel Cogswell died in 1828.
Cogswell, daughter of Reuel and Rhoda Smith Cogswell, was born 26 November
1806 in New Preston, Ct. In 1833 she was married to Harley Hazen who was born in
1809 in German Flats, NY a son of Samuel and Sally Stone Hazen. Harley and Rhoda
Hazen resided in several different counties in New York State including Monroe,
Schuyler, Chemung and Steuben. Sometime after 1850 Harley and Rhoda separated.
He returned to Monroe County near Parma and Rochester while Rhoda resided with her
eldest son Daniel W. Hazen in Post Creek, Catlin, Chemung County, NY. During the
Civil War, Harley Hazen enlisted as a musician with the 140th NY Vols. His youngest son
Samuel R. Hazen enlisted with him as a Private in the same regiment.
After 1860, Rhoda went to live with her daughter Esther A. Hazen Ryder of Ossining,
NY. Harley went to Michigan to reside and he married Sally Preston. He and Sally
died in Baldwin, Michigan and were buried in Pleasant Plains Township Cemetery.
Harley died in 1880. His first wife Rhoda died in 1887 and was buried in the Ryder
family plot in Maple Dale Cemetery. (A note: in the 1880 census for NYS Rhoda
declared herself “a widow” although Harley was recorded on the Michigan census as alive.
Whether Harley and Rhoda divorced is not known. She may have preferred calling
herself a widow instead of a divorcee. However, there is reason to believe Harley
may have left NYS never bothering to get a divorce. If so, the second marriage would
not have been recognized in New York. Harley and Rhoda Cogswell Hazen were the
parents of four children:
1. Daniel Webster: born 1836, married 1st Mary A. Sherman in 1867 in Chambers, NY.
He married 2nd Marion B. Jones in 1871 in Chambers, NY. Daniel married
3rd Charlotte Elizabeth Cronk Randall of Monroe County, NY. After her
death, Daniel married 4th Amelia Ostrander Bucher of Chambers, NY who was
the widow of his cousin Johnson C. Bucher. Daniel and Charlotte had one
son, Frank Levi Hazen, born 1875.
Anne: born 1838, married Bartholomew Ryder who was a prison guard in
Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, NY. Two children: Charles and Bertha
Sibley: born 1840 in Catharine, Schuyler County, NY. He married in 1867
Emma Wetherall, daughter of Ansel and Amelia Whitford Wetherall of
Chambers, NY. Mark served with the 188th NY Vols. during the Civil
War. Mark and Emma resided in Chambers (once known as Kendall Station)
their entire lives. In June 1888 Mark Sibley Hazen died unexpectedly when
he was mortally injured while operating his portable sawmill on his cousin’s
(Charles Sherwood Frost) farm off the Backer Road in the Town of Catlin,
Chemung County, NY. Mark and Emma Wetherall Hazen were the
parents of Estella Esther Hazen born in 1868. Estella married William Lane of
Hornby, NY. They had no children. Mark and Emma Hazen are buried in
Savory Cemetery, Chambers, NY. along with their daughter Estella and her
husband and Emma’s parents and grandparents.
Reuel: born 1844 in Catharine, Schuyler County, NY. Samuel married
1st Emma Dygert Stevens in 1873 and they divorced in 1875. He married
2nd in 1879 Rebecca Paine of North Carolina. Rebecca was the daughter of
Francis Midgette Paine and his wife Rebecca Meekins. Samuel served in
the 140th NY Vols. during the Civil War fighting in 18 battles and skirmishes.
Samuel died 3 November 1917 in Alba, PA after suffering a second stroke.
His son Alvin dug his grave, nearly freezing his hands, in Savory Cemetery,
Beside Samuel lie his granddaughter, Ethel Dembey, his daughter Juniatta
Hazen Dembey and his son-in-law Harvey H. Dembey. Children of
Samuel and Rebecca Paine Hazen:
E. born 1880, Stumpy Point, NC
2. Juniatta D. born 1885, Stumpy Point, NC
3. Alvin L. C. born 1892, Chicamacomico, (Rodanthe) NC
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