Posted By: Tina Keister (email)
Date: 1/18/2006 at 13:37:04
James Hazlett, clerk of Boone county, was born in Starke county, Ohio, May 8, 1830, and is of Scotch and Irish origin, his father being and active business man of great ability, he had good common school advantages and when fourteen years of age was employed in a mercantile firm as salesman, this he continued for sixteen years, and in 1852 came to Clinton county, this State, and entered into the mercantile business there under the firm name of Hazlett & Co, which was carried on until 1857, he then removed to Larksville, Butler county engaged in the same business and in 1864 came to Boonesboro, there engaged in the general merchandise business, which he followed until 1870, then being employed in the banking business, in 1875 he went to Ogden and resumed merchandising, under the firm name of Schleiter Bro's & Hazlett, and continued the same until 1876, when he was elected to the office he now holds, this being his second term, March 31, 1853, he was married to Miss Sarah J Simmons, of Coshocton county, Ohio, her grandfather was Col. William Simmons, of Revolutionary fame, this gentleman was appointed accountant of the department of war, by President George Washington, 1795, which office he held until Madison's administration, when he resigned, a highly prized family relic, now in the possession of Chas S Hazlett, is the commission issued to Col. William Simmons, signed by George Washington, president, and Edmund Randolph, Mr and Mrs Hazlett have three children: Charles S, James C and Carrie
From the 1880 Boone county History Book
Boone Biographies maintained by Jan Bony.
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