John Hardy 1
- Born: 10 Jul 1780, North Carolina, USA
- Marriage (1): Rhoda Phillips about 1809 in North Carolina, USA 1
- Died: 6 Feb 1857, Henry County, Alabama, USA at age 76
Notes for JOHN HARDY:
For years I have looked for the parentage of John. There are two theories that deserve following: 1) Can the John Hardy age 26-45, on the 1810 Lenoir Co., NC Census, pg. 313 be my ancestor? Notice the Nicie Phillips, age 45+, is she the daughter of Thomas Phillips, who is the father of James Phillips of 1759? 2) Is John the son of John and Mary (Phillips) HARDY?
Another theory to keep in mind is the family of John Hardee born Nov 4, 1742 who married Caroline Aldritch in Barnwell District, SC. Thirty-two years later, there is a Thomas Hardy in the 1800 Barnwell Census. This Thomas has three known sons, Adam, John, and Alexander. Is this Thomas the son of the above mentioned John and Caroline Hardy? At this writing, I do not have the wife's name of John, son of Thomas.
Before 1805, all of Jasper Co., GA was Indian hunting grounds and no white man could own land there.
From: Land Grants Publication Section Office Sec. of State of NC Book 125, p.419 : A John Hardee was granted 50 acres of land, 4 April 1816 on N. side of Tar River.
Jasper Co., GA: Poor School Lists, recorded 1832 - payment being made for John, Isaac and Argine Hardy.
John, owned land about two miles north of Monticello, GA on state road 149, north of the creek. On Feb 20, 1833 he sold this land to his brother-in-law, Daniel Phillips. In Georgia, John was living amongst his wife's kin, for Daniel lived next door.
Houston Co., GA; Marriage Records lists three Hardy children marrying in this county during the 1840s: Richard, William, and Arjaine.
Spencer and Louisa who are listed with John and his wife on the 1850 Pulaski Co., GA census may be Indian children raised by John and his wife. Is the Louisa Hardy who married William M. Hobby on Jan 11, 1852 in Pulaski Co., GA the same Louisa as in John's household in 1850? Pulaski County, GA was a significant stopping place during the western migration after the western part of Georgia and the state of Alabama was opened to U.S. settlers.
There are other Hardy researchers who say John raised an Indian boy named, Lenoir Hardy. There is a Lenoa Hardy who married Sarah Ann Pope on Jan 02, 1852 in the Pulaski Co., GA marriage records.
John's grave is the earliest one in the Hardy Family Cemetery which is located in what was Henry County, before Houston County was established in 1903. There are thirteen marked graves, and thirteen unmarked graves in this cemetery. There are no recent burials and it is told that there are unmarked slave burials outside the fenced area.
The Hardy Cemetery is located 1 1/2 miles southwest from Headland, AL; take Hwy 134 west, then left on State Road 21. After crossing the county line the road becomes known as Geiger Road just one-tenth of a mile south of the Henry/ Houston County line the cemetery is on the left. Near North line of Houston County. T4N R26E Sec 23 1
John married Rhoda Phillips, daughter of James Phillips and Margaret Swillivant, about 1809 in North Carolina, USA.1 (Rhoda Phillips was born on 18 Dec 1793 in Lenoir Co., NC and died on 11 Aug 1875 in Henry County, Alabama, USA.)