Barren and Warren County, Kentucky
The first record we find of our subject George Armstrong also known as George Hazelip is on 11 March 1865 in Owensboro, Kentucky; where after being paid sufficient consideration, he enlisted in the Army of the United States as a substitute for L M Hazelip of Edmonson County, Kentucky. Lewis M Hazelip had been drafted on 24 September 1864 in Edmonson County, Kentucky. As stated in the Substitute Volunteer Enlistment Papers George Armstrong was born in about 1847 in the State of Alabama and was a laborer by occupation. He had black eyes, black hair, and black complexion and was 5 feet 5 inches. George Armstrong was mustered into Company I, 6th Regiment U.S. Colored Cavalry on 11 March 1865 as a Private.
He appears on a Muster and Descriptive Roll of a Detachment of Substitutes Forwarded Roll dated 25 March 1865 Draft Rendezvous Louisville, Kentucky
He appears on a Company Muster-in and Descriptive Roll dated 29 April 1865 Camp Nelson, New York.
He appears on a Detachment Muster-out Roll dated 21 March 1866 DeValls’ Bluff, Arkansas. His Muster out to date was 20 March 1866. He was Mustered out by reason of expiration of Term of Service.
The United States Army was due $22.53 for Clothing.
The next record we find of our subject is the 1870 Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky Census as follows:
Hazleup, George 22 year young black male born in Kentucky
Hazleup, Dougherty 20 year young black female born in Kentucky
According to this Census this young couple was married in September 1869.
The next record we find of our subject is the 1880 Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky Census as follows:
Hazelip, George 40 Black Male Married Works in livery stable Nativity KY VA VA
Hazelip, Dot 29 Mulatto female wife Married Keeps House Nativity KY KY KY
Hazelip, Delia 8 Mulatto female daughter Nativity KY KY KY
Hazelip, Hayes 5 Mulatto male son Nativity KY KY KY
Landrum, Sallie 17 Mulatto female Sister-In-Law Cook Nativity KY KY KY
It would appear that George Armstrong also know as George Hazelip wife’s Surname is Landrum.
Louis “Button” Hazelip is born on July 4, 1887 or 1889 in Bowling Green, Kentucky
The next record we find of our subject is George Armstrong Hazelip applying for and being granted a Pension based upon his Military Service. He filed his Application on 16 March 1891.
The next record we find of our subject is the 1900 Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky Census as follows:
Hazelip, George head black male born Jan 1832 (68) married 15 years Nativity KY KY KY Liveryman
Hazelip, Jane wife black female born Apr 1861 (39) married 15 years 1 child Nativity KY KY KY Cook
Hazelip, Louis son black male born Jul 1887 (12) Nativity KY KY KY at School
Based on George Armstrong Hazelip’s son Louis Hazelips Death Certificate “Jane” is Linda J Johnson. This is also supported by Jane having a Nephew surname Johnson living with her on the 1910 Census.
I do not know what happened to George Armstrong Hazelip’s first wife and children.
The next record we find of our subject is George Armstrong Hazelip reapplying for and being granted a Pension based upon his Military Service; possibly for an increase in rate. He filed his Application on 4 March 1907.
George Armstrong Hazelip died at Bowling Green, Kentucky on 15 January 1908.
Linda J “Jane” Johnson Armstrong Hazelip Applied for and was granted a Pension based on George Armstrong Hazelip’s Military Service. Her application was filed 10 February 1908.
The Attorney representing the Armstrong Hazelip’s in the Pension Application process was Ransom C Hazelip. Mr. Hazelip is the brother of Lewis M Hazelip.
Linda J “Jane” Johnson Armstrong Hazelip can be found on the 1910 Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky Census as follows:
Hazelip, Janie head female black 50 yoa widow 1 child KY KY KY Laundress
Hazelip, Button son male black 23 yoa married 1 for 2 years KY KY KY Laborer
Hazelip, Janie daughter-in-law female black 24 yoa married 2 for 2 years 1 child KY KY KY Servant
Steward, Frances step-granddaughter female mulatto 3 yoa KY KY KY
Johnson, Joe nephew male black 26 yoa widow KY KY KY Laborer
Linda Jane Johnson Hazelip died on February 10, 1920 in Louisville, Kentucky.
She is buried in Louisville Cemetery.
Louis “Button” Hazelip’s residence on June 5, 1917 was Louisville, Kentucky (WW I Draft Reg Card)
I have not been able to locate Louis “Button” Hazelip on the 1930 Census.
Louis “Button” Hazelip died on February 11, 1932 in Louisville, Kentucky
He is buried in Louisville Cemetery.
U.S. Colored Cavalry
6th Regiment Cavalry
Organized at Camp Nelson, Ky., October 24, 1864. Attached to 1st Division, District of Kentucky, Dept. of Ohio, to February, 1865. Military District and Dept. of Kentucky to December, 1865, and Dept. of Arkansas to April, 1866.
SERVICE.--Stoneman's Raid into Southwestern Virginia December 10-29, 1864. Capture and destruction of lead mines December 17. Near Marion December 17-18. Saltsville December 20-21. At Camp Nelson and Paducah, Ky., until March, 1865. At LaGrange, Tenn., until May. At Camp Nelson, Wild Cat, and Danville, Ky., until July. At New Haven and Catlettsburg, Ky., until October. At Covington, Ky., until December. At Louisville, Ky., and Helena, Ark., until January, 1866. At Duvall's Bluff, Ark., until April 15, 1866. Mustered out April 15, 1866. (Source - "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3))