Sons of Samuel Harding (will 1732), Brunswick County, Va.
William Hardin, born before 1730
William Hardin, born roughly about 1725
In the will of Samuel Harding, Sr., probated in October
1732, William Hardin was given the home place on Fountains Creek after
the life estate of
his mother. The implication is that he was young, beause a child
not yet born was to share the legacy with him, if he had been a boy. I
believe that child was born John Hardin in 1733, who left home about
1760 long after the others but finally drifted down to southern Chatham
County, North Carolina, a county adjacent to Gabriel Hardin.
In the will Samuel provides a guardian for his children, the plural indicating the existence of at least two minors, William Hardin and the expected child, and possibly a girl child who did not inherit. It seems reasonable that William Hardin was not among "my three eldest sons" who received a bequest of land in North Carolina. The record points to Samuel Jr. and Gabriel as two of the eldest sons. The third I believe to be Thomas Hardin of whom little is known.With gratitude I acknowledge Susan Hardin Austin and Gwen Hardin, along with others such as Jon Harden, for making a case that Samuel Harding is the main ancestor of the I1a family as we now know it, and again Susan and Gwen for the insight that William was not among the eldest sons and may have been a half-brother to the eldest brothers.
Timeline of William Hardin
See also samuel-jr.htm
for other mentions of William Hardin.
1732 October. William
Hardin's father died and left him the Fountain's Creek, Brunswick
Va. farm after his mother's life estate.
1748 Dec 18. William
was age about 23 by my reckoning and lived in Granville County, NC when
he promised to pay John Lynch of the same county £50 for 130 acres on
the north side of Fountains Creek in Virginia. Fountain Creek does not
extent into North Carolina. The purchase was probably near William's
Indenture made 18 December 1748, between John Linch of Granvill [sic] County, North Carolina, and WILLIAM HARDIN of same, £50, on North side of Fountains Creek, 130a. Signed William Linch (bhm). Witnesses: John Carrill, Edward Crews, George Person (bhm). Court June 1, 1749, Indenture & Memorandum proved by oaths of John Carrel & John Person. Court September 29, 1749, further proved by oaths of Edward Crews. Deed Book 3, Page 563.
1750 June 27. Indenture made 27 June 1750, between William Hardin of
Brunswick County, and William Powell of same, £20, on N side of
Fountains Creek, 130a, being the Land and Plantation formerly in the
possession and occupation of John Lynch and by Deed dated 18 October
1748, conveyed by the said Lynch to the said Hardin.
Signed William Hardin (bhm). Wit: John Peterson, James Powell,Tobias Moor, James Smith (bhm). Court 25 September 1750, Indenture proved by the oaths of James Powell, Tobias Moore, and James Smith. Deed Book 4, Page 183.
Above we see that William Hardin, now living in Brunswick County (likely on the land he sold) sold the same 130 acres to William Powell for £20. William Powell had bought 150 acres of Samuel Hardin on Aug 3, 1743.
1760 Nov 19. William Hardin
bought an unknown amount of land in Brunswick County. On 1760 Dec 15
William Hardin witnessed with his mark a sale on the north side of
Peahill Creek. The deed was proved in Brunswick County.
Indenture made the 19th day of November, 1760, between Edward CREWS, Planter, and WILLIAM HARDIN, for _____ pounds, conveying ____________. Brunswick Co. Deed Book 6, page 468.
Indenture made the
15th day of December, 1760, between William
LEE of North Carolina, and James REED, for 12 pounds, conveying
203 acres on North side of Peahill Creek. Signed by William LEE
(his mark). Witnesses were William HALLOWAY (his mark), WILLIAM
HARDIN (his mark), John PEERSON (his mark), and William MOSELEY,
Junr. Indenture was proved in Court on January 26, 1761, by the
oaths of William HALLOWAY and WILLIAM HARDIN, and on July 27
following was further proved by the oath of William MOSELEY,
Junr. Deed Book 6, page 574.
Brunswick County USGenWeb archive, abstracted by Carol A. Morrison, Fayetteville, NC (http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/brunswick/deeds/
Sometime before March 1763 William
Hardin sold a plantation in Brunswick County to Edward Clanton.
1763 March, Brunswick
County, VA, Will of Edward Clanton (excerpt)
Item: My brother Thomas Clanton to have a negro Jack.
Item: To Edward, son of Thomas, his plantation, bought of WILLIAM HARDIN,
lying and being in Brunswick.
--Brunswick County, VA - Will Book 4 ,P. 325-326, March 1763. (http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/brunswick/)
The below reference reveals that William Hardin received a land
grant on Great Creek in 1763, the same creek on which Gabriel Hardin,
his brother, received a grant in 1761.
1763 Jul 7. William Heardin, 817 acres Lunenburg/both sides of the Great Creek. (Source: “The Edward Pleasant Valentine Papers: Abstracts of Records in the Local and General Archives of Virginia.” Ancestry.com database)
(A 16-year unknown period here until two men named William Hardin show up on the 1779 Cumberland County tax list in Duckworth's District.)
1763 Nov 28 Thomas Hardin owned
adjacent land before this date, and on Nov. 28, 1763 witnessed a deed
on Great Creek. I believe he is a Tuckahoo Creek Hardin. More at tuckaho.htm.
dat 28 Nov 1763
frm Stephen Caudle
to William Gallemore, both of Lun
re 200a Lunenburg/ Great Cr,
!adj. Thos. Harding, Matthew Laffoon, Nathl. Laffoon;
!Wit: Nathal. Laffoon, Matthew Laffoon, Thomas Harding;
!Sig: Stephen (S) Caudle, Mary (+) Caudle
!Rec: 12 Apr 1764
from http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm, to be replaced by deed.
This might be the same Thomas Hardin (unrelated) who, in a like manner to a John Hardin, was granted land by Randolph in Amelia County, Va. See the John Hardin page here and tuckaho.htm for mentions of unrelated John Hardins.
1784 Nov 16. Gabriel Harding
Lunenburg County about 1767 for Cumberland County, North Carolina.
Perhaps his brother William left at about the same time. The year 1779
marks the first appearance of two William Hardins on a Moore County tax
list. One of them seems to be the younger brother of Gabriel and the
other his son. On
Nov. 16, 1784, William Hardin, using the
appointed Constable in Capt. Hunnicutt's District in Moore County, NC.
"Monday, Feb. 21, 1785 William Hardin (Buck) was sworn to attend the
grand jury this term." The
year 1784 marks the second appearance of William Hardin, probable
Gabriel Harding, in the same North Carorlina county (then called Moore
County) as Gabriel since leaving Lunenburg County, Virginia. If this
William Hardin is the younger brother of Gabriel, we need to find his
whereabouts during the 16 years preceeding 1779. Further research is
Tuesday May 22nd 1787. A bill of sale from Joseph
McGee to WILLIAM
HARDEN SENR. Please see the Gabriel Harding page,
"Hardin Names in Moore County Court Records" section.
1786. William Hardin, Jr. Implied by 1786-87 mention of William Hardin, Senior, probably "Buck." William Hardin Jr. was security for the marriage of David Williams and Tabitha Hardin in 1786 in Moore County. David Williams was an administrator, with James Hardin, of the intestate Gabriel Hardin in Randolph. I guess William Hardin, Jr.was born between 1740 and 1745, such that he could have a daughter, Tabitha, born 1770 to marry in 1785.
Summary and clarification: One William Hardin (nicknamed Chubby)
is a son of Gabriel Harding. He was born about 1753, probably in
Granville County, NC. In Sue Step's genealogy of William "Chubby"
Hardin, he had no son William Hardin,
Jr. A second William Hardin (nicknamed Buck) I
propose is the brother of Gabriel, son of Samuel Hardin of Brunswick
County, VA. William was born there (if not more easterly) roughly 1725.
Both men lived in Moore County, NC at the same time.