In the will of George Hardy dated March 16, 1654, proved 14 Apr 1655 in Is le of Wight Co., VA, in which was given one-half of all of this land and h ousing, etc. (after the death of his wife, unnamed); Christian Wilson to r eceive the other half. The George Hardy (d. 1655) patented 300 acres in 16 44, and 200 more in 1648, located on Lawn's Creek bordering that of Ali ce Bennett (probably widow of Robert Bennett, of London); one of his head- rights was Thomas Hardy
Family relationships per Jean Taylor
Note from Mark W. Smith: The family came to Isle of Wight from Engla nd in 1640. He served in the House of Burgesses from 1641-1652 He received a grant for 1150 acres in 1666 in Isle of Wight Co., VA. Rappa hannock County Virginia Records Bk 1656-64, P 131, Nov. 23, 1655----1660
Note: Came to America before 1654. He was a member of the House of Burgess es in 1668 and a Justice of the County Court in Isle of Wight County, Virg inia.
From Carol Hardy Bryan: The journey to this information started years ago with a newspaper obitua ry in the Edgefield Advertiser dated 10 Oct 1848 that said a son of John H ardy died recently near Pointe Coupee, LA and that he had removed from Edg efield District, SC about 25-30 years ago. After much expenditure of funds and years of tracking I found that John Ha rdy died in Pointe Coupee and his children were placed under the guardians hip of Richard Hardy and Hiram Watts. Richard Hardy was a brother of Jo hn (the deceased) and there was another brother named Mason (Mace) Hard y, both of whom were living in Tyler County, TX. Mace drowned in Russell's Creek and his widow married Hiram Watts. They en ded up with the surviving children of John Hardy. Per: Charles Wayne Brinkley
Mason and Richard Hardy married sisters, Malinda and Angelina George. Mas on and Malinda George must have been on route to Texas when they were marr ied. Malinda was 14 and Mason was 18. They arrived in Texas in December 18 38.
May have been a grandson of Daniel Hardy
One source listed his name as Redirk.
Per: Charles Wayne Brinkley
Senith's biological father was Mason Hardy,however Hiram Watts became h er guardian about 1854 when he married her mother. She died in a typhoid e pidimic around 1895, along with her husband Joseph and an infant child. 1870 Texas Census, Tyler County, page 47 (391) online image 47. Family 302
Original settlers in Newberry County were Thomas Hardy Sr & his wife, Phoe be Jeter. They had 8 children - riding on horseback from Lundenburg C o, VA down thru the woods of the Carolina to Newberry Co. They built a l og cabin there. Their entourage included wagons of personal belongings, fa rm tools, livestock, eleven or more slaves. They traced their ancest ry to the Norman Knight le Hardi, who was the first of their name to co me across from the channel from France. In Virginia the Hardys had been pa rt of a very large and moderately prosperous family. In England, the fami ly was notable as farmers, Horsemen.
William entered the Continental Army on February14, 1778, and served in t he company of Captain William Grimes, in the 15th Virginia Regiment comman ded by Major Gustav Wallace. He was later transferred in June to Lieutena nt Colonel John Cropper's company, 11th and 15th Virginia Regiment, comman ded successively by Lt. Col. John Cropper and Col. Daniel Morgan. He was a gain transferred about December of 1778 to Captain David Mason's compan y, 11th Virginia Regiment in which he served until February, 1779, when t he company's Muster roll shows he was discharged. His will was dated 21 Oct 1790, of Lunenburg County, Virginia. Source: Hardy and Hardies: Past and Present, authors and compilers H Clau de Hardy & Edwin Noah Hardy, Syracuse, New York 1935. pp.242
1890 Cherokee Census, Tahlequah District, # 1385 as Martha Osage [using st epfathers surname)
[easterly.FTW] AUNT EVIE SNIDER RECORDS HER BIRTHDATE AS DECEMBER 3, 1975