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Hazen / Hasen / Hassen in Oromocto

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Re: Hazen / Hasen / Hassen in Oromocto

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HANNAH MARY HAZEN b. Oromocto, Sunbury Co., NB ca. 1813-26 (ca. 1833?), d. Main St., North End, Saint John, Saint John Co., NB 21DEC1891 age 78 years, m. CHARLES DUNN (b. Co. Fermanagh, Ireland ca. 1811-17, d. while walking on Germain St., Saint John, Saint John Co., NB 25MAR1889 age 77 years), s/o Hugh and Ann Dunn.
When Charles died he left a wife and two sons, one of whom was married and living in the USA. The married son is likely Charles Daniel Dunn who married in 1885. However, this may not be correct as Charles and Maggie Dunn had a daughter die 2MAY1890 and the implication is that they were in Saint John at the time.
In 1865, in a provincial directory, there were:

Dunn, Charles Main cor Long Wharf Portland Saint John Shipcarpenter
Dunn, James Paradise Row n Main Portland Saint John Joiner

The most likely Hazen family is that outlined by the NBGS as:

HAZEN: John Hazen born 29 Mar 1755 at Haverhill, MA, died 29 Jan 1828, s/o John Hazen and Anne Swett: married 2 Sep 1787 at Haverhill, Priscilla McKinstry born 25 Sep 1765 at Haverhill, died 1 Aug 1842, d/o Dr. William McKinstry and Priscilla Leonard: came to NB in 1774 with uncle William Hazen and by 1785 were settled at Oromocto, Burton Parish, Sunbury County:
1) Eliza Hazen born on 14 Jul 1788, died 16 Mar 1865: went to Concord, NH:
2) William McKinstry Hazen born on 26 Apr 1790, died 2 Jun 1859 at Saint John, NB, m. 5 Oct 1819 at Prince William, York County, Mary Woodbridge Allan b. 12 Mar 1794 at Fredericton, died Apr 1883 at Upper Woodstock, d/o Adam Allan and Mary Woodbridge Clark:
3) George Leonard Hazen (twin) b. 16 Jul 1792, d. unmarried 1 Jul 1820 at Miramichi, NB:
4) John Hazen (twin) b. 16 Jul 1792, d. 6 Jun 1851, m. 1824 Dublin, Ireland, Elizabeth King b. 1796 in Dublin, died Sep 1879, d/o Capt. James King and Elizabeth Irvin: family settled in Oromocto, NB:
5) Charles Hazen born 10 Jun 1794, died 1 Mar 1865 Oromocto, NB, married (1st) 26 Dec 1825 at Maugerville, Sarah Nevers Perley born 26 Mar 1808 at Maugerville, d. 22 Mar 1835, d/o Amos Perley and Hannah Nevers: m. (2nd) 9 Nov 1837 Mary Jones born c 1796 at Weymouth, NS, d/o Simeon Jones, d. 25 Feb 1888 at Fredericton, NB:
6) Mary Ann Glennie Hazen b. 1 Jun 1796, d. 12 Apr 1846, m. 14 Jul 1825 at Oromocto, George Frederick Starr Garden b. 1792 at Kingsclear, NB, d. 28 Apr 1869, s/o William Henry Garden and Jane Rapelje: settled at Springhill, Kingsclear Parish, York County:
7) James Hazen b. 9 Mar 1798, d. unmarried 8 Aug 1854:
8) Robert Hazen b. 28 Mar 1800, d. 24 Feb 1832, m. Sarah McMonagle b. - . d. c1858, d/o Hugh McMonagle:
9) Thomas Hazen born 4 Jan 1802, died 6 Oct 1847 at Matamoras, Mexico:
10) Sarah Hazen born 16 Mar 1804, d. unmarried 1 Sep 1862 at Oromocto:
11) Charlotte Hazen born 26 Apr 1806, died 17 Nov 1873, m. 7 Feb 1849 at Oromocto, as second wife, Nathaniel Hubbard b. 26 Jul 1798 at Burton, died 28 May 1878, s/o William Hubbard and Benjamina Woodbridge Clarke:
12) Nathaniel Merrill Hazen born 24 Apr 1808, died unmarried after 1823 in California.

Sources: MC80 #1197 The Hazen family in America by Tracy Elliot Hazen, 1947: data on John Hazen starts on page 89: see also MC80 #530 The Gates by Hazen Mackay: George F. S. Garden married second, Sarah (McMonagle) Hazen, widow of Robert Hazen: see also MC80/1197 Tracy E. Hazen’s The Hazen family in America, pages 175-176.

John, and Charles Hazen lived next to each other in 1851, with John being High Sheriff of Sunbury Co. and their brother, James, living with Charles Hazen. Considering the significance of the Hazen family in NB, historically and socially, it seems unlikely that a sister of John, Charles and James would be working in an inn as a servant at the time. You may wish to examine Archibald McLean more closely to see if he was connected to the Hazen’s as Hannah may be a ‘servant’ in the sense of a family member assisting with the business. Archibald McLean (ca. 1801-24MAR1873) was from Argyleshire, Scotland and apparently unrelated to the McLean’s of Grand Lake or to Capt. Archibald McLean of Penniac, St. Mary’s Parish, York Co., NB. His wife, Hannah, was b. ca. 1809 and d. Oromocto 9FEB1891 age 82 years. Hannah McLean is said to have been Mary Howe, a daughter of Nathaniel Howe.
If they lived in Portland then the 1851 and 1861 census will not have information as much of these have been lost. They do not appear in the 1871 census and I’m not sure why, although I have had similar difficulties in other cases. In 1881, Charles (64) and Hannah (48(?)) Dunn had James (23) and Charles D. (20). Charles, Sr. was a ship carpenter, James was a tinsmith and Charles, Jr. was a nail maker. Hannah was born in NB and was indicated as being of English origins. The family was Roman Catholic, so church records may still exist.
In Dufferin Ward, Saint John, in 1891, Hannah (70) Dunn was b. NB as were her parents. If connected to the above family, then this would mean she was not the child of John Hazen, but the d/o John’s son, William McKinstry Hazen. This would be barely possibly if she were actually 70-years of age as the 1891 census and not 78-years as her death notice that year suggests. A problem is that, with her in 1891, is her son, Chas D. Dunn (25), whose age (b. 1860 in 1901, SEP1858 in 1911) also seems a bit inaccurate and who is given as a son of parents both b. NB. Since his father, Charles, was born in Ireland, it appears that whoever gave the information in 1891 was uncertain on some points. Charles, Jr. lived at 664 Main St. in 1911 and this may have been their residence for many years. This place probably no longer exists as that address appears to be about where the now four-lane highway that is Main St. crosses the Saint John Throughway by an overpass just past where Main crosses Paradise Row-Hilyard St. where James Dunn (whom I believe was Charles, Sr.’ brother) lived in 1865. After the Throughway, Main St. passes over Long Wharf-Station St., where Charles and Hannah apparently lived in 1865. That is Long Wharf appears to change its name as it passes under the overpass. There do not appear to be any single-family dwellings in the area, but it seems as if at one time it would be an ideal location for shipbuilding. A skateboard park is about roughly where their home may have been.

Jane Dunn, widow of James Dunn, died Portland, 19MAY1881 age 64 years. The funeral was from the home of Charles Dunn, on Main St., Portland. James d. Paradise Row, Portland 3SEP1880 age 75 years. I think these may be Jane Carr and James Dunn who m. FEB1840. Jane was ‘of this city’ (i.e., Saint John) and James was from Portland. However, the surname, Carr, is notable in Sunbury Co.

If Hannah Mary Hazen was born in Oromocto, then she would almost have to be a daughter or granddaughter of John and Priscilla Hazen. The difficulty is in when she was born. Different reports give different dates with a reasonable range of 1813-1826. If she was born 1820 or before, then she was John and Priscilla’s daughter. If ca. 1825-6, then she could have been the daughter of William, George or John but not Charles. See:
The years 1821-4 are tricky.

It is possible that Charles and Hannah were married in Saint John Co. If so, the marriage register covering 1851-1853 would be of interest. These would likely be on microfilms F-16242 (1847-1853) and F-16243 (1853-1859) at the PANB. The witnesses may be relatives.

1. CATHERINE EMILY DUNN b. ca. FEB1854, d. Main St., Portland Parish, Saint John Co., NB 18MAY1872 age 18 years and 3 months.
2. JAMES T. DUNN b. 26JUL1855 (ca. 1851?, ca. 1855-8), d. Tewksbury, Middlesex Co., MA 13OCT1918 age 67 years.
James Dunn, a sailor, b. NB (presumably New Brunswick and not North Britain=Scotland), age 33-years, arrived in Boston 17JUN1891. When he died, James had been in the State Infirmary in Tewksbury for about 7-years, but was also there in the 1910 census age 59. His death record has him as single, and age 67 but his date-of-birth was given as 26JUL1855 which seems reasonable.
3. CHARLES DANIEL DUNN b. Saint John Co., NB ca. 1861-3, d. Main St., Saint John, Saint John Co., NB 10AUG1916 age 53 years, m. St. Peter’s Church. Portland Parish, Saint John, Saint John Co., NB 25NOV1885 MARGARET (MAGGIE) GILLEN (GILLIN) (b. 27MAY1859, d. 664 Main St., Saint John, Saint John Co., NB 30MAY1939 age 80 years and 3 days), d/o William and Julia Gillen.

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