Simeon Hazard, 1817 - 1855


upholsterer; cabinetmaker

Place of work

Newport, Rhode Island


Simeon Hazard was born in Rhode Island in 1816 or 1817.

In 1846, he purchased the retail furniture concerns of Robert P. Lee and Co., a partnership between Robert Lee and Adam S. Coe, when that partnership was dissolved in April.(1)

Hazard was listed as a cabinetmaker in Newport in the 1850 United States Census. At that time, he was married to Mary Ann Hazard (born 1819 or 1820), and had three children; Sarah W. (born 1839-1840), George S. (born 1845-1846), and Anna W. (born 1848-1849). His real estate was valued at $3,500, on par with that of his neighbors. A woman named Elizabeth Hull, thirty nine years old, lived in the same household.(2)

He died in 1855.


1. The Newport Mercury, "Notice," April 4, 1846,

2. U.S. Bureau of the Census, United States Federal Census, 1850. Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.