Hazlitt ⁄ Hazlet ⁄ Mackey

The death record of Richard MACKEY (b. 16 Apr 1782) appears in the HAZLITT (Robert of NJ) Bible.  Richard was the youngest son of Joseph MACKEY, a miller of Roxborough (NJ).  His sister, Sarah MACKEY, was the wife of Alexander HAZLITT (son of John).  Joseph MACKEY (Captain of Company 1, 1st Regiment of Militia) is buried in the churchyard of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Oxford, Hazen, NJ and his grave is marked by the General William Mazwell Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

Alexander HAZLITT married Sarah MACKEY(b. 26 Nov 1784) on Dec. 27, 1803 at Easton, Pensylvannia.  They were the parent of twelve children, two dying as infants.  In 1837, they left New Jersey to settle in Rock Island County, Illinois.

Alexander HAZLITT's father, John, was born 10 Oct 1736.  His first wife, , Elizabeth MASON, died 1776⁄7 leaving a son, Alexander, and other children. John was a wagonmaster in 1778 in the Revolution from Sussex County.

Source: The New Jersey Genesis, Vol 12. Number 3, April 1965.
Contributed by Gary D. Kline