Hardin Unknowns, Alabama

John T. Hardin 1820-1850 -- Eastern Limestone County -- unknown family

This small family of Hardins in eastern Limestone County, Alabama  purports to begin with William Hardin and wife Martha "Patty" Malone, possibly of Virginia and  born soon enough to sire John Hardin (1783-1855), who married Martha  (1787-1839), and second Susanna Jane Milhous (1801-1861). John Hardin (b. 1783) was born in Virginia, according to the 1850 Limestone County census. He lived alone in 1850.

One of John's sons was John T. Hardin (1820-1850, died age 30). He married Susannah E. Mitchell. From the land grants another son appears to have been William Hardin. William was born 1818 in Tennessee, according to the 1850 Limestone County census. His wife Susan was born 1826 in Alabama.

John T. Hardin's stone says he died Dec. 1, 1850. John T. Hardin appeared on the 1850 Alabama State Census for Madison County with four whites and 6 slaves, or 10 people total. John T. Hardin appeared on the 1850 industrial schedule of the U.S. Census for Madison County, in the 2nd regiment #33. He was a miller with $1000 capital and $12.50 monthly male labor. He also ran a sawmill with $500 capital, I presume from the same wheels that ran the grist mill.

On 1 Dec 1853 the Probate Court of Madison County, November Term 1853, published a notice in The Democrat of Huntsville on page 4 announcing that  Ferdinand L. Hammond, Administrator of the estate of John T. Hardin, late of Madison County,  was seeking to settle his final accounts and vouchers.

On 1 December 1857 Matthers Davis was appointed guardian to his three minor girls at the request of their mother Susan E. Williamson. The daughters' names were Martha J. Hardin, Ann C. Hardin, and Mary T. Hardin.
Alabama, Wills and Probate Records, 1753-1999 for John T Hardin, Madison. Loose Records, Case No 2232c, Hancock, Robert Albert-No 2089, Hardin, Benjamin L. (ancestry.com)
I have not confirmed that the Madison County man is the Limestone County man. Some of the 1857 court filings were in Jackson County, Alabama.

Beside the older William and Martha Hardin listing I wrote "Circuit Court Minutes 1824-1825."

A Ransford F. Hardin, b.1817 in North Carolina was also in Limestone County in 1850. His wife was Nancy, born 1823 in Kentucky. "Hunting for Bears" reports Nancy B Garrison married Ransford F Hardin 26 Mar 1842 in Limestone County, Alabama. By 1860 the family was in Monroe County, Arkansas, and in 1870.

from Findagrave.com, seven graves, the entire census of Hardin Cemetery, Limestone County, Alabama Coordinates: 34.91670 N, -86.80560W

Cole, Christian C. 63877791
b. 1833 d. Dec. 5, 1891
Hardin Cemetery
Limestone County
Alabama, USA

Gough, Sarah Jane Hardin 154860597
b. Dec. 9, 1928 d. Nov. 10, 2015
Hardin Cemetery
Limestone County
Alabama, USA

Hardin, John 43961888
b. Apr. 20, 1783 d. Jan. 4, 1855
Son of William Hardin/Harding and Martha "Patty" Malone.
Martha Harding (1787 - 1839)*
  Susanna Jane Milhous Hardin (1801 - 1861)*
  John T. Hardin (1820 - 1850)*
*Calculated relationship
Hardin Cemetery
Limestone County
Alabama, USA

Hardin, John T. 43962059
b. Nov. 8, 1820, Limestone County, Ala.
d. Dec. 1, 1850  "Age 30"
Son of John and Martha Hardin
Husband of Susannah "Susan" E. (Mitchell) Hardin
  John Hardin (1783 - 1855)
  Martha Harding (1787 - 1839)
  Susannah E. Mitchell Williamson (____ - 1861)*
 *Calculated relationship
Hardin Cemetery
Limestone County
Alabama, USA

Harding, Martha 43961950
b. May 18, 1787 d. Oct. 21, 1839
Spouse: John Hardin (1783-1855)
 John T. Hardin (1820 - 1850)*
 *Calculated relationship
Hardin Cemetery
Limestone County
Alabama, USA

Suggs, Norman L. 23448877
b. unknown d. Dec. 15, 2007
Hardin Cemetery
Limestone County
Alabama, USA

Williamson, Mrs Susannah E. "Susan" Mitchell 43962134
b. unknown d. 1861
Daughter of Elizabeth Milhouse Mitchell
1st, John T. Hardin
2nd,  William T. Williamson ~ Sep 17, 1857, Madison Co., Alabama
John T. Hardin (1820 - 1850)
Hardin Cemetery
Limestone County
Alabama, USA

Land grant records at the Bureau  of Land Management for Hardin, Limestone County.

View Patent Image AL1260__.353 PatenteeHARDIN, JOHN 9/10/1834 5508 AL Huntsville 001S - 004W NNE 4 Limestone
View Patent Image AL3640__.246 PatenteeHARDIN, WILLIAM 8/1/1849 13388 AL Huntsville 001S - 004W SWNW 12 Limestone
View Patent Image AL3650__.456 PatenteeHARDEN, WILLIAM 4/1/1850 14110 AL Huntsville 001S - 004W NWNW 12 Limestone

In the 1850 census John Hardin, age 67, is living alone in district 3 of Limestone County, Ala. He was a farmer and owned property worth  $2000. He was born in Virginia (calculated 1783). He had nine slaves, all male. The 80-acre grant to John Hardin in 1834 was adjacent to the Tennessee line and included what is now Ardmore, Alabama.

John T. Hardin in the 1850 slave census lived in 2nd regiment 33, Madison County, Ala. He had eight slaves. I can't find him in the 1850 census otherwise. According to trees and findagrave.com, John T. Hardin died at age 30 on 1 Dec. 1850 at Wooley Springs, Limestone County. Location of the community is at the east end of Wooley Springs Road at Little Limestone Creek, 34 54' 10" North, 86 47' 30" West according to maplandia.com. The Hardin Cemetery is 1.22 miles northwest of the Wooley Springs community.

William Hardin in 1850 lived in district 3 of Limestone County. He was a farmer born in Tennessee, 32 (calculated born 1818). His wife was Susan, 24, b. Ala., with a son, James S. Hardin, 8, b. Ala.

Adjacent to WIlliam at family no. 183 is James F. Hardin, 27 (b. 1823 in Tenn.), Sarah Hardin, 48 (perhaps a mother or unmarried older sister), born Tenn., a boy Sanford, 14, a girl Elander, 10, and a girl Babe, 7. All children born in Ala.

William Hardin was granted 40 acres in 1849. It is at the site of the present Tillery Cemetery under a present-day high-tension line 1/2 mile west of the Madison County line. In 1850 William was granted 40 additional acres at the southeast corner of what are now Old Schoolhouse Road and Elkwood Section Road, just north of Davis Branch. The land almost adjoined the present state highway 53, the Huntsville-to-Ardmore Road, on its east. The latter property was cater-cornered to the first, with the west boundary of the latter being Old Schoolhouse Road.

I suspect the above is not our I1a Hardin family, thought it might be a John R. Hardin descendant as presented by J. R. Hardin in 1934 and by Delores Mullings

Tallapoosa County, Alabama

Tallapoosa County, Ala. (seat Alexander City)

Rafe Hardin, b. about 1800, and his wife Mary, b. about 1810 were both born in N. Carolina. In 1860 they were living in the Western Division (Beat B) of the county. They migrated to Alabama before 1833, because son William N. (according to Civil war record)(or William M., 1860 census) was b. in Alabama that year. William married Harriet L., b. about 1836 in Ala. William joined the Confederate 47th Infantry, Company C, which mustered at Loachapoka, Ala. on Apr. 30, 1862, and was killed before Oct. 20, 1863. On that date his widow Harriet L. filed for death benefits. She lived at the time c/o A. D. Sturdivant in Dadeville, Tallapoosa Co., Ala. W. L. Hardin from Tallapoosa Co. also joined Co. C, enlisting Apr. 9, 1862. (Possibly the son William and Sarah Hardin, below.)

Allen Hardin, was also in Tallapoosa County, this one in Beat 4 in the year 1860. (Twp. 20 in 1850.) He was born in S. Carolina about 1800. His wife Martha was b. about 1810 in Georgia. They gave their children colorful names like Napoleon, Missouri, and America. Their children were being schooled.

David Hardin b. 1800 and wife Elizabeth b. 1804, both in S. Carolina. In 1850 they lived in Twp. 20. They came to Alabama between 1843 and 1846 according to their children's birthplaces. In 1850 a farmer names William Goldsmith, 20, lived with them.

Elijah Hardin, b. 1775 in S. Carolina and wife Sarah, b. 1785 in S. Carolina, lived in twp. 21 in 1850 with Elizabeth, 48 and Caroline, 21. Beside them lived another Elijah Hardin (probably a son) and wife Elizabeth, both b. 1820 in S. Carolina.

Livy Hardin, b. 1803 in S. Carolina and wife Mary, b. 1802 in Scotland lived some years in Georgia before moving to twp. 21 of Tallapoosa County. Their oldest child at home, William, was b. 1827 in Georgia. They moved to Alabama between 1835 and 1840, according to their children's birthplaces.

William Harden and wife Sarah, both were b. 1811 in S. Carolina. They lived in twp. 20 in 1850. They moved from S.C. to Ala. between 1836 and 1838, according to their children's birthplaces. Their son William, b. 1840, may have joined the Confederate army's 47th Infantry, Co. C.

Martin and Prella Hardon, were both born 1817 - he in S. Carolina and she in Georgia. Their children were b. in Alabama. They lived in twp. 20 in 1850. Son Alexander Hardin (1848-1916) migrated in 1859 to Union Parish, La. A.H., as he was known, son of Martin Harden and Arcy Parilla Hart, married Ella Jane Cogburn, El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas. His death notice in the Groesbeck Journal, Texas, said he had 9 children of which 4 were still living at the time, and 2 brothers surviving him. His parents apparently died in Union Parish, Louisianna. Researcher Sue Hughs finds the Martin Harden family in the 1860 Census of Union Parish, the AH Hardin family in the 1880 Limestone County, Texas census, the Marriage of AH and Ella Cogburn in Union Co., Ark. (Partial Marriage Listing - "H-I" / Union County Marriage Records - Grooms.) He moved to Limestone County, Texas in 1876.

Hardin Unknowns, Georgia

Hall County, Georgia

Aaron B. Hardin (b. 1808/7) is found in Hall County, Georgia on the 1830 census. That one is not my ancestor, as I previously thought. As a side note, however, here are some facts I discovered about the Hall County Hardins:  Though I have established no kinship to them, David Harden, b. on or before 1775, and John Harden, b. 1775-1794, lived in Hall County with their families in 1820. As early as July 1817, a William Harden squatted in Indian territory between Stone Mounain and the Chattahoochee River (present day Atlanta), according to an informal census by H. Montgomery in a report to the governor of Georgia. The Hall County Aaron B. Hardin is found at age 19 teaching poor school children in that county, a job he did for seven years. At age 20 he was also a major in the militia, and at age 21 was the sheriff of Hall County. He married Mary Ann Barnwell on 19 October 1830 at age 22, and was discharged from the militia on June 15, 1836. He is found teaching school in Calhoun County, Alabama in 1850.

Hardin Unknowns, North Carolina

Ashe County, NC

See this page on my site for tombstone picture of Henry Hardin and Catherine Cox, his wife.

Halifax County, NC  Probably not our relatives

1790 Census for Edgecombe Township (it appears) of Halifax County, NC.

Columns are (1) Males under 16; (2) Males 16 and greater; (3) females; and (4) slaves.

William Hardin         1 2 3 1

William Hardin Jun   0 0 1 1

 James Hardin         0 1 1 3

Randolph County, NC

Mark and Hannah Hardin raised a family in Randolph County. Mark died before 1800. They are in the R1b1b2 gold group at hhhdna.com, of the French Huguenot Hardouins. Mark Jr. is enumerated there in 1810. This line beginning with Mark Hardin, Sr. b. 1750, is shown at the DNA site http://www.hhhdna.com/gold%20pedigree.htm, see kit no. 376821.  The DNA test and tree were coordinated by researchers Susan Hardin Austin and Gwenn Scott Hardin.

1800 census, Randolph County. A Hannah Hardin is head of household in Hillsboro district.  1 male 10-15; 1 female 10-15; 1 female 16-25; and one female 45 and over. An illegible number is written in females under 10. She is the widow of Mark Hardin, unrelated. A credible tree by Ron Hardin is at Ancestry.com. It may be necessary to look up the person Mark Hardin b. 1750.

Burke County, NC  - Another John Hardin (besides John Hardin of Deep River)

To confuse matters, John "The Taylor" Hardin lived in Burke County and possibly received the later two land grants. This man may not be related. He was in service 1789. A good deal is in his Revolutionary War pension application at http://revwarapps.org/ with the manuscript at fold3.com.  This John Hardin was born 1774, married Nancy Porter 1774 in Guilford, NC, Moved to Burke County after 1800. He died in 1821 in Burke County. Later his widow Nancy moved to Blount County, Tenn. from where she filed the application. Some of his children are said on ancestry.com trees to be John Porter Hardin, 1797 NC; Nancy Rebecca 1775 Guilford Co.; and Thomas S., 1800 Guilford Co., died Sevier Co., Tenn. There was a Captain Hardin of Burke County during the revolution.  It was not "The Taylor."

Nancy Hardin of Blount County, Tennessee, in a rejected Revolutionary War pension application said on 12 Jan 1853 in a deposition that her husband John Hardin died in Burke County, North Carolina on the first day of April 1821. And that they were married in Guilford County, N.C. Ancestry.com. U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900 [database on-line], frame 541 of 883.

1832 Nov 3 - John P. Hardin of Burke County, Newspaper Salesman
"The following Gentlemen will oblige me by acting as Agents for the WATCHMAN in the several Counties, where they reside.
BURKE COUNTY ... John P. Hardin, Esq.
H.C. Jones [publisher]"

In The Carolina Watchman, Salisbury, NC, Nov 3, 1832, page 1. Source: State Library of North Carolina, North Carolina Digital Collections, database online, accessed Mar 27, 2017.

William Hardin in Orange County 1775

Within seven years of the settlement of his father George Harding's will, William Hardin was living in Orange County, NC when he sold a 383-acre tract on Holt's Creek in Halifax County, Virginia, where his father's home was. Not related. See  william-hardin-laurens.htm on this site and "Hardins Not Related" on the index page.

Chatham County Wild Geese

1792 Aug: Deed from Jonathan Davis to Archeleas Durham, proved by oath of Edmon Hardin.
Chatham County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Minutes, Aug. 1792, page 205, transcribed by Sue Ashby source: http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/chatct92.htm

David Hardin and Benjamin Hardin were listed as in the Chatham County Militia 1772, Capt. Isaiah Hogan's Company. Listed just above Philemon Lacy. -"Chatham County 1771-1971" Appendix p. 448. (ancestry.com)
(Robert Hardin and Lacy had land transactions on the north border of Chapman County. David and Benjamin along with Robert Hardin probably comprise an unrelated family.)

Some 1790 census results come from The State Recods of North Carolina, Vol XXVI, Census 1790, page 89 et seq.; 1790 Tax Lists for Chatham Dist. p. 1294, Tax records substitutes p. 1261 for Granville 1788 and Orange 1790.

Hardin Unknowns, Tennessee

Lincoln Co, Tenn and Caddo, Louisiana

John W. Hardin died 2 Oct 1932 in Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, age 78. He was a white male whose  birthplace was Lincoln County, Tennessee in 1854. His father's name is stated as William Hardin. We can be confident that Mrs. William Hardin lived in Lincoln County in 1854.

A mystery family that may be of the I1 Norse Hardins.

Death Certificate.

(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F33B-2HJ : accessed 14 March 2016), William Hardin in entry for John W Hardin, 02 Oct 1932; citing Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, certificate number 10803, State Archives, Baton Rouge; FHL microfilm 2,392,643.

Campbell Co, Tenn

WILD GEESE, Campbell County, Tennessee: The 1819 estate records of a Gabriel Hardin in Campbell County, Tennessee show he had Aesop's Fables in Latin and medical books. I believe he is not related to our more humble and often illiterate family. Gabriel S. Hardin was in fact a doctor (1747-1819) whose grave was moved by the Tennessee Valley Authority from Spangler Cemetery in Campbell County  to Bakers Forge Memorial. His nearest relative was Tom Bratcher of Briceville, Tenn. Tennessee Valley Cemetery Relocation Files, 1933-1990, Ancestry.com

Loose items that may be connected later to Moses Hardin of Lincoln County, Tennessee. And Presley Hardin

of Lauderdale, Alabama. Found at gengophers.com on p. 195 of the April 1977 newsletter of Kentucky Ancestors, vol. 12 no. 4. The contributor was by "a friend."

Lincoln County notes mentioning Hardin

To look into: TENNESSEE and Lauderdale Co., ALA.

 Robertson County, Tennessee was in the far north, above Nashville, and I doubt they are Norse Hardins.

Williamson County -- 1799 from Davidson, south of Davidson. At the Franklin courthouse the researcher found:
1820 a mention of Presley Hardin; also Giles Co and also William P. Hardin.

1818 a marriage record, Jno. L. Hardin to Mary Tillman

Lauderdale County, Ala  at the Florence courthouse the researcher found in the 1850 census Presley Hardin, 28, b. Tenn.(1822)

Lincoln County -- 1810 from Bedford. At the Fayetteville courthouse "a friend" found:
Wm. P. Hardin, killed, Creek War, 1818; Moses Hardin administrator; wife Nancy Pike.
In 1818 Jno. L. Hardin bought a negro from Wiley K. Hardin.

Unknowns, Virginia

In Surry and Isle of Wight

Benjamin Hardin and Sarah Stanley his wife lived in Isle of Wight County in the 1600s. One of their sons was Solomon Hardin (1703-1789). Virginia was his birthplace and his only North Carolina home was in Duplin and Sampson County. A son of Solomon was Abraham Hardin who was mentioned in Duplin/Sampson land grants. Abraham was the father of Sion Hardin who in 1799 was granted 80 acres in Sampson County, NC. Sion Hardin later lived in Maury County, Tennessee before settling in Shelby County,Texas.
Thanks to Clay.Brewington at aol.com, a descendant of Sion Hardin, for this information in October 2014.