John Hardy
Rhoda Phillips
David Hammock
Sarah Sikes
Richard I. Hardy
Phoebe Jane Hammock
Joseph P. Hardy


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Joseph P. Hardy 1

  • Born: Feb 1864, Henry County, Alabama, USA
  • Marriage (1): Virginia Ella Brookins on 3 Mar 1890 in Dale County, Alabama, USA
  • Died: 3 Jun 1916, Chattahoochee, Gadsden County, Florida, USA at age 52
  • Buried: Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery, Grimes, Dale County, Alabama, USA 2

bullet  General Notes:

Notes for JOSEPH P. HARDY:
Joseph was also called Joe. In 1891, at the age of twenty-seven, in the will of Joseph's father, Joseph is recorded as being of unsound mind. It is known that Joseph had a speech impediment.

The reason given on the application at State Hospital for admittance was:
Chronic indications to do bodily harm to family. He had dark hair, 6' 7 1/2" tall, hearing poor, leg ulcer, appetite good, 34 years old when admitted (the written record says 34, yet in actuality he would have been 47 in Feb.) He was admitted Jan 21, 1911.

In the picture Joseph had made with the family in 1907, he had a very swollen leg. Could it have been lymph edema?

1880 Headland, Henry Co., AL census:
R. I. HARDY Self M Male W 63 NC Farming NC NC
Jain HARDY Wife M Female W 58 GA House Keeper GA GA
Loiza HARDY Dau S Female W 32 AL House Keeper NC GA
Columbus HARDY Son S Male W 21 AL Farm Hand NC GA
Catharine HARDY Dau S Female W 18 AL Farm Hand NC GA
Joseph HARDY Son S Male W 16 AL Farm Hand NC GA
Isaiah HARDY Son S Male W 12 AL Farm Hand NC GA
Thomas HAMMOCK Nephew S Male W 21 GA Farm Hand GA GA 1


Joseph married Virginia Ella Brookins, daughter of Ira H. Brookins and Mary Ann Hamilton, on 3 Mar 1890 in Dale County, Alabama, USA. (Virginia Ella Brookins was born on 8 Feb 1871 in Ashford, Houston County, Alabama, USA, died on 27 Sep 1933 in Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA and was buried in Springhill United Methodist Church Cemetery, Campbellton, Jackson County, Florida, USA.)



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