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Hazel family history

 Collection — Folder: S619
Identifier: S0619

Scope and Contents

This collection is a 2-page, typewritten history of the Hazel family by Dean Hazel. It includes information about his father, John Bailey Hazel, his father's siblings and his grandfather, Kalob Hazel Jr.(1791-1854), Abraham Lincoln's teacher in Elizabethtown, Kentucky from 1815 to 1816.


  • mid-1900s

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

John Bailey Hazel was born September 21, 1854 to Richard and Sarah Hazel. He married Florence Jones (1858-1899) on March 24, 1881 and they had 5 children: Blush (1882-1979), Dean (1883-1967), Badah (1885-1972), Ofa (1889-1977), and Hazel (1893-1986). He lived most of his life in Monroe County, Indiana before moving to Indianapolis. He died on April 16, 1942.

Dean Hazel was born on May 15, 1883 to John Bailey and Forence Hazel. He married May T. (1889-1973). Dean Hazel died May 13, 1967.


Items in the collection. "Hazel, Dean." 1930 United States Federal Census. Accessed August 21, 2015.

"Dean Hazel." Indianapolis Star May 14, 1967, sec. 3, p. 5. "Hazel, John Bailey." Find A Grave Index. Accessed August 21, 2015.

"John B. Hazel Was Prominent." Bloomington Evening World, April 17, 1942, 1.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/08/21 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2015/08/21 by Laura Eliason.
Hazel family
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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