Grandchildren of Samuel Harding (will 1732) 

Gabriel Hardin ( bef. 1752) (son of John Hardin) of Chatham County, NC and Pendleton District, SC

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This page includes speculation for discussion among reseasrchers of this family. It is not finished genealogy tied up in a ribbon for harvesting. Corrections and better explanations are requested. Contact Travis Hardin at ke3y at comcast dot net.

I believe the Pendleton District, South Carolina Gabriel Hardin was born before 1752. That is based on his having, in the 1790 Pendleton District census, seven boys under 16 and two females in the household. One female was likely Gabriel's wife Comfort, and a fertile wife at that. The number of children would place her roughly between 30 and 40 years of age, placing her birth between 1750 and 1760.

I believe the two oldest sons then at home were Aaron Hardin and Griffin Hardin. From the 1800 census, Griffin was the oldest. He was born 1774. Aaron was born 1775. (Following them through the censuses confirms the approximate birth year. However they could be twins.)  Griffin and Aaron Hardin both lived out their lives in Pendleton District. Griffin Hardin lived in the sucessor Pickens then Oconee county, and Aaron Hardin lived in successor Anderson. I try to identify the other seven sons below on this page.

John Hardin, father of Gabriel Hardin. Their ages.

The 1790 census shows John Hardin in Pendleton District, South Carolina. From that source we know only that he was a man over 16 and lived with two women. From earlier records found, he was Gabriel's father, and he was born before 1733 -- and probably much earlier than that -- which is consistent with Gabriel Hardin being sired around 1752, in time for Gabriel to begin having children before 1775.

Land records and other records for Gabriel Hardin.

Chatham County, North Carolina

1773-1774: Gabriel Hardin was granted 200 acres "on both sides of Lick Creek." Entered 16 Jan 1773, Issued 22 Jul 1774. Note the date entered is one month before John Hardin's entry on Fall Creek a few miles south, but both were issued on the same date. Note further that two records are shown by the MARS filing system. The first is held in the State Treasurers Record Group, Military Papers -- Revolutionary War Army Accounts. It is grant no. 531 said to be entered in book 22 page 420. The second record is held in Secretary of State Record Group, Land Office Land Warrants, and is grant no. 531 in Book 22 Page 420. Both records refer to the same 200 acres. As with the John Hardin record mentioned above, the record is listed in Cumberland County. Puzzling. However the coincident dates and proximity suggest these two are the John and Gabriel who went to Pendleton District, South Carolina together.

Here is a map showing the two creeks and also the Shepherd's or Ramsey's Road to Cross Creek (Fayetville) "near John Hardin's."

As John Hardin reestablishes himself in Chatham County with another grant in 1784 after tax delinquincy, it appears so does Gabriel in 1782. His grant is further west but still in southern Chatham County:

Deed Book D page 171
State of North Carolina No. 644
1782
...In consideration of the sum of fifty shillings for every hundred acres hereby granted paid into our treasury by Gabriel Hardin ... do grant unto the said GABRIEL HARDIN a tract of land containing one hundred and fifty acres lying and being in our county of CHATHAM on the north side of Deep River Beginning at a Hicory at the Mouth of Aarons Creek and runing up said creek the various courses a dividing line to a red oak at a dividing line between said Hardin and Benjamin Temple then along said line south sixty degrees west fifty seven poles to a post oak then west two hundred and sixty two poles to a stake then south fifty seven poles to a stake then east two hundred and fifty poles to a white oak at a dividing line then south down said line sixty poles to a post oak on Deep River then down the Various Courses of the same to the first station as by the plat hereunto annexed doth appear.

...Yielding and paying to us such sums of money yearly or otherwise as our General Assembly from time to time may direct. PROVIDED always that the said Gabriel Harden shall cause this grant to be registered in the Registers office of our said County of Chatham within Twelve Months from the date hereof otherwise the same shall be Void and of no Effect.

In testimony whereof we have caused our great seal to be hereunto affixed. Witness Alexander Martin Esquire Our Governor Captain General and Commander in Chief at Fairfield the twenty third day of October in the seventh year of our independence and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty two.
/s/Alex'r Martin (seal)
By His Excelly's Com. J. Glasgow Ter.

Court session off 10 Nov 1783 p.63a: John Montgomery Esqr allow'd the following Insolvents for the last year: ...GABRIOLE HORDIN ...

Court session of 10 May 1784, p.62b: In the Suit William Goldston against GABRIAL HARDEN the Same Jury Sworn and find for the Pltf.

Having been sued successfully in May 1784 and unable to pay his taxes since the year before, it is likely that Gabriel Hardin lost his land and possessions and left Chatham County for Pendleton District soon after. Griffin Hardin his son testified he lived in Chatham in 1786 and "in a few years I moved to South Carolina." http://www.fold3.com/image/14250053/ p. 45.  John Hardin his grandfather sold out 8 Nov 1786 to Nicholas Hardin. John Hardin and his son Gabriel Hardin and family travelled to Pendleton District during or after the winter of 1786-7

Pendleton District, South Carolina

1790 Gabriel Hardin buys 319 A. on 23 Mile Creek
Here is the 11 August 1789 survey redrawn by TLH by the metes and bounds with north at the top. Very amateurish -- it's my first try. The point of land is toward the south -- toward the creek -- while the bulk is more easterly than on the plat of record. The land seems, then, to be on the north side of 23 Mile Creek. Note that Jos. Jenkins owns land to the east as does And(rew) Rowe. The location would be due south of Pendleton around Griffin Creek and near the Cherry residence on the road to Abbyville. Gabriel in 1793 sold to John Griffin, possibly the Griffin of Griffin Creek. The Cherry name was mentioned in connection to Aaron in the next generation of Hardins.

To read the survey notation: An example line might read "N 50 E 48." It means the line runs in a direction 50 degrees east of north for 48 chains.


24 Jan 1793. Pendleton County Court Minutes, p. 172. "The Court proceeded to the drawing of a Petit Jury for said Court when the following names were drawn, vis. ...Gabriel Harden..."

(no change of date) p. 182. "State vs Gabriel Harden. Hogstealing. Ordered that the recognizance be continued until the next Court that a capias [a writ executed by seizing either the property or the person of the defendant; here it seems to bind the witnesses.] be issued returnable before any Magistrate of the County to bind over Thos. Roper and George Hayes to give evidence against Gabriel Harden at the next court."

-Pendleton County Court Minutes, South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research VOL VII Spring 1979, p.102. The transcriber noted after the final formal entry of the minutes of the Pendleton County Court of Ordinary that convened April 15, 1793  that "here end the actual court minutes for Pendleton County; nothing is known of the minutes which should exist through 1799." Therefore, the present writer does not know the resolution of the case against Gabriel Hardin. It is likely the defendant left the state before being tried, as discussed below.


5 Feb 1793. Joseph Jenkins, of Pendleton Co. To Reuben Pyles of Laurans Co., S.C. for 100 stg. For 160 acres of Keowee River, 23 Mile Creek, adj. to Daniel Ship and land lately owned by GABRIEL HARDIN, now beloiging to John Ward, granted to Jenkins, 4 Dec. 1786. Wit: Blake Mauldin, J. Whitner. (No oath). Rec. 25 Sep 1793. Willie, p. 54, deed bk B p. 197 of original.)


25 Sep 1793 GABRIEL HARDEN granted 319A on Branch 23 Mile Crk to John Griffin. (Index to deeds, Anderson County, SC--Grantors, copied at the court house by Patricia Freeman Hardin.) 9 Jan 1793. Gabriel Harden of Washington Dist., SC planter, to John Griffen, of same co., planter for 50 stg, for 319 acres on branch of 23 mile creek, bd. NE and SE by Joseph Jenkins and Andrew Roe, SE by lands of GABRIEL HARDIN granted, 19 May 1790, by Charles Pinckney. Recorded Bk. B. No.5, p. 342. Signed: Gabriel Hardin, Comfort (X) Hardin. Wit: Wm. Haynie, W. Steele, Wm. Steele made oath to John Miller, Jr. 7 Sep 1793, Rec: 25 Sep 1793. (Pendleton District, S.C. Deeds, 1790-1806, compiled by Betty Willie. Easley, SC, Southern Historical Press, 1882. p. 51, orig. deed bk B p. 176)


3 Oct 1801;27 Apr 1802. John Ward for $30 paid by Daniel Shipp for Jas. C. Griffen, sold to Jas. C. Griffen 50 acres, part of survey for 319 acres...granted GABRIEL HARDIN, Apr 1789 by Chas. Pinckney, bd. by Griffen and crossing road from the Pendleton Court House, Daniel Shipp, on 23 Mile Creek. Date: 3 Oct 1801. Wit: John Griffen, Major Lewis. Major Lewis made oath to J. B. Earle, J.Q. 27 Apr 1802. Rec: 27 Apr 1802. (Wiley p. 281, orig. p. 119-120)


DISCUSSION: Gabriel Hardin sold out in 1784 and with his large family left Chatham District, NC in the winter of 1786-87 with his father after he, John Hardin, sold out in 1786. They both appear in 1790 in Pendleton District with Gabriel first being granted land 19 May 1790 by governor Charles Pinckney. That land started at a sharp point touching the north bank of 23 Mile Creek (3.5 mi. south of Pendleton) and the bulk stretched north and northeast toward the east of Pendleton. Landowners on the east were Joseph Jenkins and Andrew Rowe. The entire 319 acres was sold for 50 to local planter John Griffen on 9 Jan 1793, with Gabriel seemingly retaining an unstated number of acres to the southwest that he may have bought or received in a separate grant before January 1793. It is unclear on which side of the creek the retained land was.

Land in Pendleton changed hands rapidly. On 5 Feb 1793 Jenkins sold 160 acres on 23 Mile creek (land adjacent to Daniel Ship and land lately owned by GABRIEL HARDIN now belonging to John Ward) to Reuben Pyles. Abstract: 5 Feb 1793. Joseph Jenkins, of Pendleton Co. to Reuben Pyles of Laurens C., SC, for 100 stg. for 160 acres on Keowee River, 23 Mile Creek, adj. to Daniel Ship and land lately owned by Gabriel Hardin, now belonging to John Ward, granted to Jenkins, 4 Dec 1786. Wit: Blake Mauldin, J. Whitner (no oath) Rec: 25 Sep 1793. (Deed book B p. 197, Wiley.)

1793 Gabriel Hardin Relocates to Anson County, North Carolina

After selling his land on 5 February 1793 Gabriel Hardin, age only about 43, disappeared from Pendleton District records. He appeared in the 1800 census in Anson County, North Carolina. Fayetteville District is on the first page of the census, meaning Anson is part of the large division of the state that includes Fayetteville, and is not a township.  Gabriel Hardin was a man age 45 or older with a woman 45 or older, two males under 10, 2 males 10-15, 1 male 16-25, and no girls. From his stated age that year, he and his wife were born 1755 or before.

When and why did Gabriel Hardin leave Pendleton District, SC? On 24 Jan 1793, he had the dubious distinction of being selected for the petit jury and of being accused of hog-stealing. Two men were bound to testify against him at the next court, so it would have been a good time to leave. A 1 Feb 1793 inventory and appraisement of Asa Tourtellot, deceased, showed Gabriel Harding as a debtor. (Alexander, "Pendleton Dist. and Anderson Co. Wills..." 1980, original p. 10-12. Daniel Boon was another debtor.) A 5 Feb 1793 land transaction refers to "land lately owned by GABRIEL HARDIN." It seems if he was landless and accused in January 1793, that might be the year he left on the journey that put him in Anson County, NC in 1800.

A Gabriel Hardin entered a grant of 300 acres on both sides of Barnes Creek in Randolph County, NC on June 19, 1793. Though the timing is exactly right for the subject of this page (the younger Gabriel) to be the applicant, estate settlement documents from 1800 show the Barnes Creek resident to be his uncle from Moore County, the older Gabriel Harding. (Thanks to Susan Hardin Austin for exhaustively searching the Randolph County records.)

Accounting for the children of Gabriel Hardin

Comparing the 1790 census to the 1800: In 1790 Gabriel Hardin had 8 males under 16. One male over 16, himself; and two females. The 8 males were born 1774-1790. The two females were his wife Comfort and his daughter Temperance.

We know from the 1800 census this younger Gabriel Hardin lived in Anson County, North Carolina. He and his wife were in the 45 and older column (born before 1755) and he had five boys: 2 under 10, 2 age 10-15, and one 16-25, and no girls. I calculate his age at about 48-50.

The two eldest sons were Griffin and Aaron, leaving 6 to account for. The two youngest sons shown in 1800 are possibly Charles and Hiram (found in the 1830 Randolph Co. NC census with Gabriel), leaving 4 sons to account for. The two boys born after 1795, seen in the 1800 Anson County census, were likely born in Anson County. The two boys born 1785-1790 were born in Chatham County, or more likely in Pendleton District. The boy born 1775-1784 was logically born in Chatham County.

The Four Sons Unaccounted For

Any or all of the four possibly migrated to Tennessee, Alabama, or Mississippi, or further west. One candidate is an unknown Hardin who married Anna and sired a son, Hiram, who married Pamela Rester and settled in Marion County, Mississippi. They named a son Griffin Henry Hardin. Another possibility -- There are unidentified widows living in Pendleton District who might have married them, only to see them pass away young.

The first three lived at home in Anson County NC in 1800.

SON 1776-84
, born Chatham County, NC

SON 1785-90 (1), born Chatham County or Pendleton District.
The (1) means there is a (2)
A candidate is Joshua Hardin (b. 1770-1780) who settled in Lauderdale County, Alabama. See parallel discussion at pendleton.htm. Joshua's son Joshua was born in S.C. in 1818. If this son is Joshua, then he was born 1785-1790, narrowing the birth year learned from the Lauderdale census, while Joshua being in SC in 1818 for the birth of his son does not solve whether Gabriel or Isaac is his the father.

SON 1785-90 (2)
Nothing known.

UNACCOUNTED-FOR SON. I use this designation for a son who was not at his father's home in Anson County in 1800, so he died or left home between 1790 and 1800. If he was the oldest of the four unaccounted for and left home to marry, then his birth was somewhere around 1777. If he died, he could be any of the four.

One unknown is, "Did Gabriel have had children older than Aaron and Griffin who did not show in the 1790 census because they left home before 1790?" The unknown offspring, if any, could have departed in Chatham County or Pendleton District or a place in between.

WILD GEESE: The 1819 estate records of a Gabriel Hardin in Campbell County, Tennessee show he had Aesop's Fables in Latin and medical books. I believe he is not related to our more humble and often illiterate family.

Gabriel Hardin the younger (this one) in Randolph County, N.C. 1830

This writer has not located the Pendleton Gabriel again until the census of 1830, when "Gabriel Harden" was listed in the First Regiment of Randolph County. He and his presumed wife were living alone without children. They were said to be 60-70. Our targets would be about 78-80 in 1830. The 1830 Gabriel Hardin could not be Gabriel Hardin, Junior, the cousin of the Anson County Gabriel.  The former was born before 1752 I believe, and the latter was born before 1755 (from 1810 Moore County census). In either case, the ages written on the census form are in error, unless -- horrors -- there was a third Gabriel Hardin.

Let's turn to the other Hardins in same regiment in 1830. Both men were born 1791-1800 and could have been the two boys under 10 living with Gabriel in 1800 in Anson County. One is named Charles Hardin and he has one boy under 5, two 5-10, no girls, and a woman of wifely age born 1800-1810. The second is named Hiram Hardin, the household consisting of himself b. 1790-1800, a presumed wife the same age, two girls under 5, two girls 5-10, and one 10-15. No boys. It is desirable to trace the descendants of Charles and Hiram Hardin and get details about their ancestors. A Y-DNA test would not resolve the question. If  the two boys are sons of the Pendleton Gabriel Hardin, they were born in Pendleton District or Anson County between 1790 and 1800.

The two boys Charles and Hiram would also fit as sons of Gabriel Hardin, Jr., age-wise. In 1810 the Moore County Gabriel Hardin, Jr.  had one boy b. 1795-1800; 1 boy born 1785-1795. (In addition there was himself b. bef. 1765; 2 girls born 1795-1800; and the presumed Mrs. Gabriel Hardin, Jr. born 1766-1789.) It is inconclusive to me which Gabriel Hardin lived in Randolph County in 1830.

Other Randolph County Census Information

1790 Randolph County Census

Col 1: M. 16 and up. Col 2: M. under 16.

Mark Hardin     1   1   4   ..   ..

Robert Hardin   1   2   1   ..   ..
Mark is not our relative. He is in the gold group at hhhdna.com, R1b1b2. The name Robert is possibly ours, but none of our people have been discovered in Randolph County that early.

JOHN HARDIN married PENCE BOOLER Bond date 19 Mar 1819, Randolph County, NC. Bondsman: Obed Aydelott, Moses Booler. Witness: E. Mindenhall. (North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1741-1868, ancestry.com)

1820 Rowan County census shows a John Hardin, 26-45 living alone with 1 slave in Batallion 3, Forks of the Yadkin.

In the same batallion as above a young Gabriel Hardin 16-26 lived with a woman 26-45 and a girl under 10. He lived in Iredell County (which was taken from Rowan) in 1830. He's probably the same Gabriel Hardin of Rowan County married Jean Vandavour 8/22/1817. He may have been born about 1797.  Bondsman: Johathan Madden. Witness: R. Powell. (NC Marriage collection 1741-2000, ancestry.com)


1840 Randolph County Census, Northern Division p. 105

CHARLES HARDIN (possibly of our I1a family)

Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 70 thru 79: 1
A younger neighbor is Caleb Lamb.

1840 Randolph County Census, Northern Division p. 88

ZIMRI HARDIN (said to be a son of Mark Hardin 1788 – 1863 - not ours.)

Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1

1840 Randolph County Census, Northern Division p. 106

EMAZIAH HARDEN (said to be a son of Mark Hardin 1788 – 1863)

Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 3
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2

1810 - Gabriel Hardin is back in Pendleton District.

On Nov 20, 1810, "Gabriel Hardin to Aaron Hardin both of Pendleton Dist, for $60 sold a gray mare about 7 years old and a feather bed. /s/ Gabriel Hardin. Wit: Joseph Jolly, proved Mar 04 1811 by Joseph Jolly. Recorded Mar 4 1811."  From Abstract of Deeds, Pendleton District SC, Books IJ, K, & L by Dr. A.B. Pruitt (2006).  Thanks to Susan Hardin Austin.

Discussion: I have not proven the person to be the proper Gabriel. However Joseph Jolly witnessed items for Aaron Hardin when they both lived on 26 Mile Creek just south of Pendleton Court House. It seems likely the transaction was done near the home of Aaron Hardin, indicating the possibility Aaron Hardin's father Gabriel lived near him, though I can't locate Gabriel on an 1810 census. Another Gabriel Hardin in the area, the son of Isaac Hardin was only age 14 in the year 1810 and although his father Isaac lived in Pendleton District in 1800, he lived in Greenville County in 1810. I don't believe it was the younger Gabriel Hardin, but the older one.

CONCLUDING REMARKS ABOUT GABRIEL HARDIN of PENDLETON. First, thanks to Susan Hardin Austin of Joplin, Missouri, for getting me past Pendleton and pointing out the target, my direct ancestor, in Anson County. And thanks to me for finally grasping the reason Gabriel Hardin left Pendleton District.


Temperance Bolin, daughter of Gabriel Hardin of Pendleton


SUMMARY. Temperance Hardin must have been the second of two females listed in the 1790 Pendleton District, SC, census (famale 1 being Comfort Hardin), thus the only known daughter of the Chatham County i1a Gabriel Hardin and Comfort, his wife. Her birthplace would have been Chatham County, North Carolina. Her parents lived in Pendleton District for a few years. For six years before her marriage she would have lived in Anson County, North Carolina with her family. One census places her birth as 1775. However her brother Aaron was born that year. Some researchers show her birth as 1779.

The Case for Temperance Hardin being a Daughter of Gabriel Hardin. Gabriel and his father John both bought land in Pendleton District, SC starting in 1787 (Gabriel’s survey date). I have both plats. The name of Gabriel’s wife, shown on a Pendleton District sale, was Comfort. Both John and Gabriel appeared on the 1790 Pendleton District census. The salient fact here is that Gabriel and Comfort had 7 males age 16 and under and one –only one – other female living in the household.

Under accusation of hog-stealing in 1793, Gabriel removes his family to Anson County, NC. He left the two oldest boys behind who both married early, raised families in Pendleton and its descendant counties, and left a trail of documentation. Note that the Anson County 1800 census show Gabriel Hardin with a wife and five boys and no girls. Two of the boys were under 10 so would not have been counted in the 1790 census. Male 3 and Male 4 from 1790 had left home by 1800. (The male children total nine.) The one girl had also left home.

What are the odds of there being a second Gabriel Hardin of the same age range whose nearly all-male family makeup would fit so well with the original Gabriel?  To me it is unlikely the Anson man and the Pendleton man are different men. If it’s the same Gabriel and Comfort, what happened to the only daughter?  Here’s an amazing coincidence: A Hardin girl marries in 1799 in a county adjacent to Anson and the bondsman (often the father of the bride) was Gabriel Hardin. The groom’s name was Lewis Bolen. Is it only coincidence that the couple later named children Comfort Bolin and Aaron Bolin, or was it because they were the names of the bride’s mother and the bride’s second oldest brother, the latter a name quite popular in Gabriel Hardin’s family?

No other Gabriel Hardin fits. The logical choice, and only choice from what I know, is that Temperance Hardin is the daughter of Gabriel Hardin of Pendleton District. If the marriage bond (just below) does not supply proof, I do not know the meaning of proof (a proposition other researchers may find attractive).


Temperance Bolin applied for a land grant in her own name in, and most of her married life was lived in, Warren County, Tennessee, where she died. Her husband Lewis Bolin was frequently away from home and it is related that he died or disappeared in Texas after the close of the Texas War. The question may be asked, "Was Temperance deserted?" Her 1832 Warren County land grant (pdf)

I don't research the descendants of Temperance Hardin Bolin. Instead, I provide links below to the research of others.

On 27 June 1799 Temperance (Tempy) Hardin married Lewis Bolen in Cabarrus County (adjacent to Anson County). (ancestry.com, North Carolina Marrage Index 1741-2004, originally from county court records at Concord, NC.

Cabarrus County, North Carolina Marriage Bond
Groom Bride Bond date Bondsman or witness
Bolen, Lewis Hardin, Tempy 27 Jun 1799 Gabriel Hardin

source: Cabarrus County Marriage Bonds, 1793-1868, The original work was transcribed from the North
Carolina Marriage Bonds that are housed in the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh.
http://www.cabarruscounty.us/government/departments/library/Local%20History/1793-1868_Marriage_Bonds.pdf
Warren County Tennessee Entry Takers Index from http://tngenweb.org/warrentn/wet-abc.htm#b
showing land applied for by Lewis and Temperance Bolin.
Applicant              Entry No.   Date  Survey  Book  Page  Acres
Boulden, Silas 138 1824 1824 2 25 50
" Benjamin 4940 1847 1849 4 95 1500
" Lewis 497 1824 1824 1 26 50
" " 1971 1826 1827 1 271 25
" " 3381 1831 1837 3 197 75
" " 4836 1841 1843 4 61 300
" Noble 263 1824 1824 1 44 93
" Temperance 1215 1826 1826 1 214 16
" " 2347 1827 1828 2 87 50
" " 2950 1830 1831 2 205 40
" " 2347 1827 1828 2 87 50
" " 2950 1830 1831 2 205 40
" Elisha 1627 1826 1827 1 310 200
" Eliza & Elisha 2204 1827 1828 2 90 200
" Elisha 3368 1831 1835 3 3 25
" " 3865 1834 1835 3 3 100
" " 3378 1831 1837 3 201 50
" Gideon 980 1825 1827 1 310 80
" " 2215 1827 1828 2 186 100
" " 1837 4 19 200
" Elijah 4234 1836 1837 3 201 640
" J. M. 5142 1850 1852 4 144 668

Considerably more detail about Lewis Bolen's descendants, by Michael Fromholt, is found at http://www.grundycountyhistory.org/06_GenCh/Individual/Bolin,%20Descendants%20of%20Lewis%20Bolin.pdf

Local copy of Fromholt paper above.

Ancestry.com tree by CandisSanders with descendants of Temperance Hardin Bolin
(confirming offspring named Comfort Bolin and Aaron Bolin.)

Worldconnect Tree containing Temperance Hardin by Alma E. Dailey-Harrings

More on Lewis and Temperance Bolin Family from Sanders & Dixon Family History Project by Alma E. Dailey-Harings

  From Fromholt: Lewis Bolin was born about 1783.
It has been said that Lewis left his family after the War of 1812.

...Lewis married Temperance Martha Hardin. Temperance was born in 1779. She died in Aug 1860
in Grundy Co,Tennessee.
On the 1830 census, she is living in Warren Co, Tennessee.

On the 1860 census, Temperance Bolin, age 85, lived alone in Warren County, TN. Census day was June 1 and census was taken 18 Aug 1860.


History of Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps and Dent counties, Missouri, originally published 1889 has an entry for a James Cope mentioning the maternal grandfather Lewis Bolin:

p.1165 WRIGHT COUNTY ...James H. B. Cope, a farmer of Elk Creek Township, Wright Co., Mo., was born in Middle Tennessee in 1831, being the son of Stephen and Comfort (Bolin) Cope.   The paternal grandfather was born in one of the Carolinas, was a farmer and a member of the Baptist Church.   He was a pioneer settler of Warren County, Tenn., was the father of four children. and died in Tennessee at the age of ninety- eight years.  Stephen Cope was born in Warren County, Tenn., in 1803, and was a farmer by occupation.  He was always a Democrat in his political views, and was constable in Warren County for six years. He was also justice of the peace for twelve years, and died in 1887. His wife, Comfort Cope, was also a native of Warren County, Tenn., and is still living.  They were the parents of sixteen children, James H. B. Cope being the seventh in order of birth.  He grew to manhood in Warren and Grundy Counties, Tenn., where he received a fair education in the common schools.  At the age of twenty-six he married Miss Minerva J. Roberts, a native of Tennessee, born in 1835 and died in 1863. They became the parents of four children: William, who died at the age of two years; Sarah A., died at the age of twenty- three years, was married and left one child; James T., and Elizabeth, who died at the age of one year.  In 1865 Mr. Cope married Mrs. (Nichols) Young, and the fruits of this union were seven children: Fannie E., Alonzo, James Newton, Cinda, Flora, John and Harvey. Mrs. Cope was the mother of two children by her former marriage: A. L. and Sarah J.    Mr. Cope immigrated to Missouri in 1857, locating in Wright County, and has made his home here ever since, with the exception of a short time during the war, when he refugeed to Phelps County.  He never took up arms against the Union, but his sympathies were with the South.  He is a Democrat in politics, and a member of the Wheel. The maternal grandfather, Lewis Bolin, lived in Warren County, Tenn. He was a hero of the War of 1812, and the first man to enter the British fort at the battle of New Orleans. He had fourteen holes shot through his coat as he went in. He witnessed the death of Packenham and the general withdrawal of the British from American soil.  He afterward served all through the Texas war, and when it closed he wrote to his family and said: "Come to Texas! " for he had enough land for all his children.  He was never heard from afterward. He was a great traveler, and had been all over the Union.

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