Richard Henry Hazel, shoemaker, of Knottsville, was born near Fairfax Court-House, Va., Sept. 7, 1818, and was a son of Edward Hazel, or, as commonly called, Uncle Ned, who brought his family to Nelson County, Ky., in the fall of 1827, and to this county the following spring, settling in the forests of Knottsville Precinct. He was married in 1840, to Eliza Henning, daughter of Ezekiel Henning, and has two sons – Thomas E. and William S. Mrs. Hazel died in 1881. She was a member of the Catholic church. Mr. Hazel is a member of the Masonic fraternity.
Source: History of Daviess County, Kentucky. Chicago: Interstate Publishing Co., 1883. Print.