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Started by Rebecca F. Dunning Dec 15, 2022. 0 Replies

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Comment by Sandy Chance on June 18, 2019 at 11:36am

Am looking for Hardin’s out of Georgia, well it’s where my grandpa and grandma lived . Grandmother was a Colbert , they had 4 boys and a girl I heard died as a baby . 

Comment by Tamara S Fraser on May 11, 2017 at 7:19pm

I'm mainly looking for my great grand father. I heard his name is Rufus Hardin born around 1879. His son is Claude Ernest Hardin born in hot Spring Arkansas in 1896,Claud's mother (Rufus's wife is Ida Bell Hardin (Sevier) on the 1930 census for Claud shows his dads birth place is Mississippi don't know if that's Mississippi Arkansas or the state. I know Ida Belle married again in 1909 to a William Lomax . I can not find any information on Rufus. Heard he might have been a firefighter in Arkansas or was an Indian agent. and might have moved to Burke, ID maybe on the Naz Perce Indian reservation. Claud moved to Kansas City Missouri. where he married Addie Southard then married Ruth Pepper- Shelp - Hardin

Comment by Revis Leonard on February 20, 2013 at 12:10am

Andrea, I need to check our atDNA matches, but I'm pretty sure that Benjamin is the one that is in the family tree of 1 or 2 of our cousin matches. I will post in a few days.

Comment by Revis Leonard on February 20, 2013 at 12:07am

Family stories relate a "Martin" Hardin as kin to our James Hardin (b. 1801-TN).  We have yet to determine who this is. John Wesley Hardin was said to be close kin to my 2nd gr-grandmother, Julia Hardin Cauble. In Hill and McLennan Co.'s, TX, they were close proximity to outlaws.  Givens Starr, son of Rufus Starr (of the outlaw Starr's) and Susan Pierce King Starr, is found living with my Hardin-Cauble's in Callahan TX (1870's, I think..or 1880 census). Rufus tried to leave the outlaw life; he was found..killed, house burned with Susan in it. Kids lived with other friends and family members, thus Givens with my people. The older King siblings of Givens lived in Kerr Co. TX and the one and only JWH, I'm told by King researchers, was a frequent visitor. 

Comment by Andrea H. Koons on February 19, 2013 at 9:20pm

My Great Grandmother was Sarah Ann Hardin, dau of Thomas M Hardin b 1812 in TN  d 1847 in MO and Mary A McCandless b 1816 TN  d 1902 in TN.  Thomas Hardin was the son of Martin Hardin b c 1764 in NC  d 1826 TN and Mary Whitson b c 1782 NC  d aft 1835 in TN.  Martin was son of William Everett Hardin (Rev War Capt) b1741 VA  d 1810 GA and Sarah Bledsoe b 1741 VA  d1843 MS.  William E was son of Henry Hardin b 1710 VA  d 1797 VA and Judith Lynch b 1711 VA.

William and Judith Hardin were also the parents of Swan Hardin b 1773 m Jerusah Blackburn b 1773.  Benjamin Watson m Eliz Hearne  & was son of Swan Hardin. Benjamin's son was James Gibson Hardin, a preacher, who m Mary Eliz Dixon,  James Gibson's son was the famous John Wesley Hardin, who is my third cousin once removed.

Thomas M Hardin is somewhat of a mystery.  We know that he had moved to Wayne Co MO by 1838 when Sarah was born.  He and Mary would have four children, the last being born in 1838 in TN after Thomas' death in 1847 in MO. No documentation of his death has been found.  Some believe that he died of a gun shot wound, tho there are no details or proof. 

To make the story more interesting, Mary, Thomas' widow, would marry Amos Hardin from the Joseph Hardin line  after the 1850 Census.

Comment by Revis Leonard on February 17, 2013 at 6:08pm

My 3rd gr-grandfather was James Hardin, b. ca. 1801-TN; he moved to AR; married  probably 1st Nancy Ellen Cocke; 1 daughter; then he married Louisa Matthews/Mathews b. 1818-IL.  They moved from AR to MO to AR and then to TX by 1860. Harden-In-Ing association says he was out of the old Col. Joseph Hardin line, but we have no proof of that.  DNA testing at 23andMe (not Y-DNA testing of males) but autosomal has us matching a couple of descendants of Benjamin Hardin.  

Comment by ELIZABETH DILLEEN on April 4, 2010 at 6:12am
My great grandmother was a Hardin. She was connected to Abraham Hardin a founder of the Antioch church in south Carolina. She was born in about1850. Also we heard she was related to the famous John Wesley Hardin outlaw. He was so mean that he once shot a man in the back for snoring too loud.
Comment by Jennifer Dempsey on October 20, 2009 at 6:15am
I really don't know. All I have is the little bit of information that my grandmother had written down. She passed away a few years ago and my grandfather's living siblings don't know much either. I haven't had much time to look into some of the people that have been suggested, but I will try to. Thanks for any help!
Comment by Amy Steen on October 19, 2009 at 10:43pm
I knew I had a Hardin or two in my father's mother's line - here in Missouri, though thought to have come from Tennessee. Have recently confirmed the Tennesse connection. I have Joseph Calvin Hardin born about 1846 in Wayne Co. TN leaving Tennessee for Missouri after the Civil War in the mid 1870's. Wayne county is the southern border of TN and Lauderdale Co. AL runs the length of it. His father is Lewis Hardin and mother is Margaret (said to be Harper). Lewis is said to be of North Carolina. Have quite a bit on Joseph but little else on his father at this point. Is any of this of interest to anyone?
Comment by Jennifer Dempsey on July 26, 2009 at 5:24pm
They were in Arkansas and supposedly my great grandfather was married once before my great grandmother and they were around Indiana. I wish I could find out more.

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