On this page I
will place records of I1-M253 "Norse" Hardins in Tennessee, especially
those without a page of their own or shared with their father.
Miscellaneous Tennessee information -- odds and ends not otherwise
placed -- can also be found here.
The ancestor of this family appears to be Samuel Hardin of Brunswick
County, Virginia (will 1732). He had five sons, in general order
of senority Gabriel (bef. 1715), Samuel, Jr. (1715), Thomas (abt.
1716), William (abt. 1725), and John (1733). Thomas died in 1747 in Granville County. Samuel died 1753 in
Granville or Edgecombe County. Gabriel,
William, and John migrated beyond Granvllle and lived their lives in
central North Carolina.
Some Hardins remained in Granville County who are offspring of
the deceased brothers.
Many of our Hardins migrated from the Carolinas to Tennessee and
Alabama starting around 1800. Yet many have not been traced back
to their families in the Carolinas.
There are many candidate parents: From John Hardin who was in Montgomery County, North Carolina in 1790 -- perhaps the same man some have called John R. Hardin (I have no evidence for the "R") -- came Moses Hardin and his wife Sonia to Lincoln County. His sister Temperance Hardin married Bolin and lived her life in Grundy County, Tennessee. Family lore passed on by others in the former Hardin Family Association, and in 1930s genealogies, claim for John Hardin four other sons by two wives.
Gabriel Hardin (1714) had nine heirs when he died in Randolph
County, NC. Half a dozen have been named. What happened to the others?
Of the half dozen named, I do not know of most of their children
Gabriel Hardin, the believed nephew of the above, arrived in
Pendleton District, SC in 1787 with seven boys and one girl. Two
boys Griffin and Aaron are identified and the youngest seems to be
Hiram. The rest may be in Tennessee or Alabama, unidentified. Let me
emphasize: Four of Gabriel Hardin's sons are unknown, and they likely
setted in or near Tennessee.
William (b. about 1725), the younger brother of the oldest Gabriel, I believe lived near him in Moore County, NC. We can guess that William Hardin who went to Washington County, Tennessee in the northeast corner of the state, was William Hardin Jr. from Moore County. The rest of William Hardin's children are a mystery to me.
Isaac, an older son of Gabriel (1714) had chidren who scattered over the South from McMinnville County, Tennessee. Many I have not worked very hard to identify.
In summary, I believe there are many of our family of I-M253 Hardins
who settled in Tennessee,
Alabama, and vicinity, who have not been matched by existing evidence
with their parents
back in the Carolinas.
Letters waiting in the post office and other early Tennessee notes
Wm. B. Hardin, George Harding. April 1 1820, letters remaining at Fayetville post office. Nashville Whig 10 May 1820, at newspapers.com
Moses Hardin. 29 Sep 1821, letters remaining in the Fayetville post office. Unrecorded Tennessee newspaper at newspapers.com
Moses Hardin. In "a list of letters remaining in the post office in Fayetteville, Tennessee on the first of July 1825. Unrecorded Tennessee newspaper at newspapers.com
1815 delinquents [North Carolina statewide], Chatham County: "John Manter, 776 acres ...some on Hardin's Creek..." Weekly Raleigh Register 11 Apr 1817, at newspapers.com
Hardin Marriage Licenses and Bonds, Carter County, Tennessee to 1889
Taken from the handwritten originals. All issued at Elizabethton.
2 Apr 1859 Eli Harden m. Josiphen Poore
Source: Ancestry.com, “Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1780-2002" Carter>1756-1950: Marriage License Bonds (Ge-Ha)
2 Oct 1819 James Hardin m. Lodica Snyder
25 Feb 1867 Alvin P. Hardin m. Eveline Peters
21 Feb 1869 E. D. Harden m. Clary Healon.
10 Oct 1870 John H. Hardin m. Mary E. Grindstaff
24 Feb 1874 James C. Hardin m. Caroline Whiteacre