John Hardin b. bef. 1760; in Montgomery County, NC in 1787

John Hardin appears in the Uwharrie Mountains in Montgomery County, NC during the state census of 1787 and in the 1790 US census there. In neighboring Cabarrus County in 1799 (where there were no Hardins shown) Tempy (Temperance) Hardin married Lewis Bolen with Gabriel Hardin as bondsman, and later went to Warren County, Tennessee. Likewise, in Cabarrus County in 1801 Moses Hardin married Sophia Hise and later went to Madison County, Tennessee. Moses Hardin is a known ancestor of a DNA test subject #260009 ( who tests as I-M253 --this family. The ancestors of Moses are I-M253, starting with his likely father John Hardin. To father John Hardin of Montgomery County, born perhaps 1755, there is a limited choice of sons of Samuel Hardin who migrated into North Carolina beyond Granville, and that choice is either Gabriel Hardin, William Hardin, or John Hardin. Gabriel Hardin's son John went to Indiana. The Montgomery County man is a son of John or William. He is not young enough to be a son of one of Gabriel Harding's older sons: James, William, Isaac, or Gabriel, Jr. -- nor John of Indiana, whose son John migrated with him to Burke County, NC. This man from Montgomery County was born before 1760. We can derive that from his son Moses and daughter Temperance being married 1801 and 1799 respectively, giving them birth years of about 1780. So their father John was born before 1760.

Important Major Correction 

Correction: Temperance Hardin who married Lewis Bolen was the daughter of John Hardin of Montgomery County, not of Gabriel Hardin of Pendleton and Anson Counties.

Three Hardins appear in the early Cabarrus County Marriage Bonds, 1793-1868 (transcription, searchable PDF)

groom		bride		bond date	bondsman or witness
Harding, Moses ??, Sophia 11 Jan 1801 Conrad Hise
Bolen, Lewis Hardin, Tempy 27 Jun 1799 Gabriel Hardin

The most obvious parents of Temperance Hardin were pointed out to me in May 2017 by Candis Sanders of Oregon, who can be found as a member of by removing the space between her names and then searching for that user. (Her Ancestry tree.)

The North Carolina State Census of 1887 showed a John Bolen and a John Hardin living adjacent in Montgomery County. John Bolin is know by researcher Candice Sanders to the the father of Lewis Bolin. It is very likely that the neighboring John Hardin is the father of the bride, Temperance Hardin, as well as the father of Moses Harding.

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.

Census Records:

State Census of North Carolina, Montgomery County. Dist. No. 2. This 3rd Day of July 1787:

John Hardin 1 WM 21-60; 1 WM under 21 and above 60; 3 WF all ages, 0 Blacks
John Boling  1 WM 21-60; 2 WM under 21 and above 60; 1 WF all ages, 0 Blacks

1790 US Census, Montgomery County (effective Aug 2, 1790)

John Hardin   2 males under 16; 1 males 16 and over; 3 females (1 young male was added since 1787)
John Bolin     4 males under 16; 1 male 16 and over; 1 female. (2 young males were added since 1787)

Interpretation, Bolin family:

In 1787 and 1790 there was John Bolin and wife.

In 1787 there were 2 boys under 21. In 1790 there were 4 boys  under 16. (In the space of 3 years two Bolin boys were born.) We see that Lewis Bolin, our person of interest, was born after 1774.

Interpretation, Hardin family:

In 1787 and 1790 there was John Hardin and wife and two other females. One of those females was Temperance Hardin.

As for the boys, in 1787 there was one boy under 21. In 1790 there were two boys under 16. (In the space of 3 years one boy was born.) The boy carried over from 1787 was born after 1774. The older boy was possibly Moses who married in 1801. A boy born between 1787 and 1790, with a much older brother in the family, suggests John Hardin took a second, perhaps younger, wife in the late 1780s. Of the Hardin men who were marrying and witnessing marriages in Cabarrus County around 1800, one of them does not show in the household of John Hardin in either census. I believe the man in the census was Moses. Gabriel, I suppose, was an adult in 1787 and lived separately. It is even possible the security for the marriage of Temperance Hardin was the man then living in Anson County, adjacent to Montgomery and corner-adjacent to Cabarrus -- her first-cousin-once-removed Gabriel Hardin.

Montgomery County John Hardin is father of Moses Hardin and a definite I1-M253 Norse Hardin.

Ancestries existing for years have claimed that Moses Hardin went to Tennessee from North Carolina to settle his family there, without proof of the North Carolina origins. Tennessee census ages show it was between 1821 and 1830 when they went to Tennessee. The father of Moses had been shown as "John R. Hardin," whose origin and middle initial have been unexplained. It is very likely this John Hardin, father of Moses Hardin and Temperance Hardin, is the storied John R. Hardin. To accept that possibility based on three existing records from that time is not to accept every claim. Many claims seem to be circulating ones without any beginning -- without any records visible to us today. The closest to an original record is this, and it admittedly comes from genealogy collections, so it is probably circular:

The  most referenced source for John R. Hardin, but of unknown authenticity:

Name John R. Hardin
Gender: Male
Spouse Name: Mary Ann
Birth Place:
Gr (Germany)
Spouse Birth Year: 1765

The above was in the U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Source number: 25051.001; Source type: Pedigree chart; Number of Pages: 1

Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.

These records, which include information on over 500 years of marriages, were extracted from family group sheets, electronic databases, biographies, wills, and other sources.

More records with unknown authenticity:

Name: John R Hardin
Spouse: Mary Ann Nevin
Parents: Robert Hardin, Mrs Hardin
Birth Place: North, NC
Birth Date: 1759
Marriage Place: Salisbury, Rowan County, NC
Marriage Date: 1799
Death Place: Rowan County, NC
Death Date: 1810

Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Individual Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2000.  Description: The Family Data Collection - Individual Records database was created while gathering genealogical data for use in the study of human genetics and disease. Learn more...

More records with unknown authenticity:

Name: John R Hardin
Death Date: 1810
City: Rowan
State: NC
Country: USA

In the Family Data Collection - Deaths, Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Deaths [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2001.

Description: Family Data Collection - Deaths, was created while gathering genealogical data for use in the study of human genetics and disease.

A researched tree, about 2015:

A tree headed by Moses is here, and also  below. That site shows Y-DNA matches to other I-M253 Hardins. My interpretation is that Moses was born about 1780, not after, as he was married 1801 and had a child 1802.

Moses Hardin tree

Temperance Bolin in Warren County, Tennessee

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.

Warren County Tennessee Entry Takers Index from
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

Grundy County, Tennessee history and genealogy

Considerably more detail about Lewis Bolen's descendants, by Michael Fromholt, is found at the above link.
Descendanats of Lewis Boling, by Michael Fromholt (local copy)

Descendants of Stephan Cope, by Michael Fromholt 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.

Is John Hardin of Montgomery County the storied John R. Hardin?

This researcher has located only the few data points shown above on this page that pertain to children of John Hardin of Montgomery County: Children I've seen mentioned in records were Moses, Temperance, and Gabriel. This writer is not privy to the stories and characters others have claimed over the past decades. The claims include: 

Claimed sons of second wife

James Hardin

He is the head of the north Alabama and south Tennessee family (which includes the HFA founder and researcher ORAN HARDIN, born Marshall County, Alabama). Descendants have been documented by others, but I see no evidence of who his parents were. Said born 1800.

Robert Hardin

Said born in Rowan County in 1802, he settled in Kentucky with wife Mary Carter and had six sons and five daughters. A daughter, Mary "Polly" Hardin married her first cousin, John Roland Hardin, son of James Hardin, near Wolf River, southern Kentucky, and settled in New Market, Madison County, Alabama.

Claimed sons of the first wife

John Hardin b. 1787 d. 1874

John Hardin on 5 mile creek
John Hardin on 5 Mile Creek. Jefferson County, Alabama, Hinton 1831
John Hardin of Birmingham, Alabama is documented, but not his parents. He served in the 2nd regiment of Tennessee Militia from 1 Jan 1813 to April. He volunteered from Huntsville, Alabama, then Mississippi Territory. He was discharged at Fayetville, Tennessee. He received a certificate of bounty land under the act of 1838 having served in Capt. Hamilton's Tennessee company and on 1 Aug 1854 was awarded 40 acres in the Tuscaloosa district: The SW 11/4 of the SE quarter of Section 27, Township 16, Range 4 West. That is a plot on Five Mile Creek. Tradition describes the land as at Elyton, Alabama, near the future Birmingham. He had 13 children and died at age 87 in 1874 (b. 1787). On 13 Aug 1813 he married Nancy Johnson in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama. She was born 1793 in South Carolina. The 1850 census for Jefferson County,  Five Mile district, shows John Hardin, age  63 (b. 1787), laborer, born in  NC. He was living with Pleasant G. Hardin, 23, (b. 1828) b. Ala. And with Nancy, 57 (b. 1793), b.  SC.

John Hardin's descendants lived in Jefferson County, Ala., and also among the descendants of half-brother JAMES HARDIN in north Alabama.

Green Hardin

It is supposed by Mulllings that he was born about 1789.

Moses Hardin

It was supposed by Mullings that he was born in 1791. If this was the Moses Hardin shown as ancestor of test kit #260009 at (an I1 Hardin in the family under discussion), he was married in 1801, making his birth more like 1780 or before. His researchers named at that site show: Moses born bet 1780-1790; died bet 1841-1849 Tennessee; married 1801 NC to Sophia Hise b. bet 1780-90 NC, died bet. 1841-49 Tennessee.  They had a son named Hiram H. Hardin born about 1802 in North Carolina, died 1853 Tennessee.

Maryland Ancestry Discovered Invalid by DNA


Robert Harding of Talbott County, Maryland > Joseph C. Harding of Talbott County, Maryland > Robert Hardin of Talbott County and of Rowan/Iredell County, North Carolina.

The above names form a lineage, but they are not, as has been claimed pre-DNA, the ancestor line of John R. Hardin or of any I1 Hardin in these pages. They are haplotype R2a. See them at kit # 337330 and genebase kit #296808.

John R. Hardin and Mary Ann Nevin, where are you?

This researcher (Travis Hardin) has in 15 years found no documentation of the existence of a John R. Hardin or of his being a father to James or John Hardin (above) or of any evidence of a Green Hardin.  I have not looked into the Kentucky Robert Hardin or affirmed him as a part of the I1 Hardin family.

For the past 30 years some dedicated amateur genealogists, led by Oran Hardin of the now dormant Hardin Family Association, have published some detailed trees and notes that may be genuine but whose source has not been shared in print. The published family story about Mary Ann Nevin and her Dutch Bible rings true, and that bible may have been seen by someone now living. But if they shared their sources, those sources did not reach me. Looking for proof today, we come up short of being able to say a story is true when no records or contemporary historic writings can be found. If only someone could turn up a family bible from the John R. Hardin family.

 Many trees lead back to John R. Hardin. But the proof offered is circular. I would be pleased to receive tips on where to find evidence, even circumstantial, for the existence of John  R. Hardin, or whoever is the father of the five boys above: James, Robert, John, Green, and Moses. And what is the source of the "R."?

Gabriel Hardin in Randolph County, N.C. 1830 -- Which one?

This writer has not located the Pendleton Gabriel after 1810 nor the Montgomery County one after 1799.

But in the census of 1830 of the First Regiment of Randolph County, N. C. "Gabriel Harden" and his presumed wife were living alone without children. They were said to be 60-70. If Gabriel of Pendleton, the expected ages would be 78 to 80. If Gabriel of Montgomery and the recorded ages are correct, his birth can be calculated as between 1761 and 1770.

If the 1830 recorded ages are correct, the man could not be Gabriel Hardin, Junior, the cousin of the Pendleton/Anson County Gabriel.  The Pendleton man was born before 1752 I believe, and Gabriel Hardin, Junior was born before 1755 (from 1810 Moore County census). In either case, the ages written on the census form are in error, unless there was a third Gabriel Hardin. Gabriel Hardin of Montgomery County is a third one, but the ages err the other direction. To be a son of John Hardin of Montgomery County (whose birth, if I had to guess, was in or before 1759 to be old enough to father Moses b. about 1780) -- Gabriel could not arrive before 1775. He is not old enough to be the man in Randolph County. However, any of the three Gabriel Hardins would fit if the recorded ages were 10 years off.

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. Conventional research could. 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.

I am unaware of the descendants of Gabriel Hardin of Montgomery County, N.C., and frankly I am not convinced of his existence.

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, R1b1b2. See kit # 376821 for the DNA of the Mark Hardin descendant at See a credible tree at That researcher shows the only son of Mark was Mark Hardin, Jr. 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,

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 who married Jean Vandavour 8/22/1817. He may have been born about 1797.  Bondsman: Johathan Madden. Witness: R. Powell. (NC Marriage collection 1741-2000,

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 (a son of Mark Hardin Jr. 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 (a son of Mark Hardin 1788 – 1863, mentioned in Mark Hardin Jr's Randolph County administration papers August term 1863 as Eneziah Hardin.)

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


John W. Hardin died 2 Oct 1932 in Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, age 78. He was a white male whose  birthplace was Lincoln County, Tennessee in 1854. His father's name is stated as William Hardin. We can be confident that Mrs. William Hardin lived in Lincoln County in 1854.

A mystery family who is put temporarily on the Oran Hardin page.

Death Certificate.

( : accessed 14 March 2016), William Hardin in entry for John W Hardin, 02 Oct 1932; citing Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, certificate number 10803, State Archives, Baton Rouge; FHL microfilm 2,392,643.

John T. Hardin 1820-1850 -- unknown family

This small family of Hardins in eastern Limestone County, Alabama  purports to begin with William Hardin and wife Martha "Patty" Malone, possibly of Virginia and  born soon enough to sire John Hardin (1783-1855), who married Martha  (1787-1839), and second Susanna Jane Milhous (1801-1861). John Hardin (b. 1783) was born in Virginia, according to the 1850 Limestone County census. He lived alone in 1850.

One of John's sons was John T. Hardin (1820-1850, died age 30). He married Susannah E. Mitchell. From the land grants another son appears to have been William Hardin. William was born 1818 in Tennessee, according to the 1850 Limestone County census. His wife Susan was born 1826 in Alabama.

John T. Hardin's stone says he died Dec. 1, 1850. John T. Hardin appeared on the 1850 Alabama State Census for Madison County with four whites and 6 slaves, or 10 people total. John T. Hardin appeared on the 1850 industrial schedule of the U.S. Census for Madison County, in the 2nd regiment #33. He was a miller with $1000 capital and $12.50 monthly male labor. He also ran a sawmill with $500 capital, I presume from the same wheels that ran the grist mill.

On 1 Dec 1853 the Probate Court of Madison County, November Term 1853, published a notice in The Democrat of Huntsville on page 4 announcing that  Ferdinand L. Hammond, Administrator of the estate of John T. Hardin, late of Madison County,  was seeking to settle his final accounts and vouchers.

On 1 December 1857 Matthers Davis was appointed guardian to his three minor girls at the request of their mother Susan E. Williamson. The daughters' names were Martha J. Hardin, Ann C. Hardin, and Mary T. Hardin.
Alabama, Wills and Probate Records, 1753-1999 for John T Hardin, Madison. Loose Records, Case No 2232c, Hancock, Robert Albert-No 2089, Hardin, Benjamin L. (
I have not confirmed that the Madison County man is the Limestone County man. Some of the 1857 court filings were in Jackson County, Alabama.

Beside the older William and Martha Hardin listing I wrote "Circuit Court Minutes 1824-1825."

A Ransford F. Hardin, b.1817 in North Carolina was also in Limestone County in 1850. His wife was Nancy, born 1823 in Kentucky. "Hunting for Bears" reports Nancy B Garrison married Ransford F Hardin 26 Mar 1842 in Limestone County, Alabama. By 1860 the family was in Monroe County, Arkansas, and in 1870.

from, seven graves, the entire census of Hardin Cemetery, Limestone County, Alabama Coordinates: 34.91670 N, -86.80560W

Cole, Christian C. 63877791
b. 1833 d. Dec. 5, 1891
Hardin Cemetery
Limestone County
Alabama, USA

Gough, Sarah Jane Hardin 154860597
b. Dec. 9, 1928 d. Nov. 10, 2015
Hardin Cemetery
Limestone County
Alabama, USA

Hardin, John 43961888
b. Apr. 20, 1783 d. Jan. 4, 1855
Son of William Hardin/Harding and Martha "Patty" Malone.
Martha Harding (1787 - 1839)*
  Susanna Jane Milhous Hardin (1801 - 1861)*
  John T. Hardin (1820 - 1850)*
*Calculated relationship
Hardin Cemetery
Limestone County
Alabama, USA

Hardin, John T. 43962059
b. Nov. 8, 1820, Limestone County, Ala.
d. Dec. 1, 1850  "Age 30"
Son of John and Martha Hardin
Husband of Susannah "Susan" E. (Mitchell) Hardin
  John Hardin (1783 - 1855)
  Martha Harding (1787 - 1839)
  Susannah E. Mitchell Williamson (____ - 1861)*
 *Calculated relationship
Hardin Cemetery
Limestone County
Alabama, USA

Harding, Martha 43961950
b. May 18, 1787 d. Oct. 21, 1839
Spouse: John Hardin (1783-1855)
 John T. Hardin (1820 - 1850)*
 *Calculated relationship
Hardin Cemetery
Limestone County
Alabama, USA

Suggs, Norman L. 23448877
b. unknown d. Dec. 15, 2007
Hardin Cemetery
Limestone County
Alabama, USA

Williamson, Mrs Susannah E. "Susan" Mitchell 43962134
b. unknown d. 1861
Daughter of Elizabeth Milhouse Mitchell
1st, John T. Hardin
2nd,  William T. Williamson ~ Sep 17, 1857, Madison Co., Alabama
John T. Hardin (1820 - 1850)
Hardin Cemetery
Limestone County
Alabama, USA

Land grant records at the Bureau  of Land Management for Hardin, Limestone County.

View Patent Image AL1260__.353 PatenteeHARDIN, JOHN 9/10/1834 5508 AL Huntsville 001S - 004W NNE 4 Limestone
View Patent Image AL3640__.246 PatenteeHARDIN, WILLIAM 8/1/1849 13388 AL Huntsville 001S - 004W SWNW 12 Limestone
View Patent Image AL3650__.456 PatenteeHARDEN, WILLIAM 4/1/1850 14110 AL Huntsville 001S - 004W NWNW 12 Limestone

In the 1850 census John Hardin, age 67, is living alone in district 3 of Limestone County, Ala. He was a farmer and owned property worth  $2000. He was born in Virginia (calculated 1783). He had nine slaves, all male. The 80-acre grant to John Hardin in 1834 was adjacent to the Tennessee line and included what is now Ardmore, Alabama.

John T. Hardin in the 1850 slave census lived in 2nd regiment 33, Madison County, Ala. He had eight slaves. I can't find him in the 1850 census otherwise. According to trees and, John T. Hardin died at age 30 on 1 Dec. 1850 at Wooley Springs, Limestone County. Location of the community is at the east end of Wooley Springs Road at Little Limestone Creek, 34 54' 10" North, 86 47' 30" West according to The Hardin Cemetery is 1.22 miles northwest of the Wooley Springs community.

William Hardin in 1850 lived in district 3 of Limestone County. He was a farmer born in Tennessee, 32 (calculated born 1818). His wife was Susan, 24, b. Ala., with a son, James S. Hardin, 8, b. Ala.

Adjacent to WIlliam at family no. 183 is James F. Hardin, 27 (b. 1823 in Tenn.), Sarah Hardin, 48 (perhaps a mother or unmarried older sister), born Tenn., a boy Sanford, 14, a girl Elander, 10, and a girl Babe, 7. All children born in Ala.

William Hardin was granted 40 acres in 1849. It is at the site of the present Tillery Cemetery under a present-day high-tension line 1/2 mile west of the Madison County line. In 1850 William was granted 40 additional acres at the southeast corner of what are now Old Schoolhouse Road and Elkwood Section Road, just north of Davis Branch. The land almost adjoined the present state highway 53, the Huntsville-to-Ardmore Road, on its east. The latter property was cater-cornered to the first, with the west boundary of the latter being Old Schoolhouse Road.

I suspect the above is not our I1a Hardin family, thought it might be a John R. Hardin descendant as presented by J. R. Hardin in 1934 and by Delores Mullings

Loose Items that may be connected later to Moses Hardin of Lincoln County, Tennessee. And Presley Hardin of Lauderdale, Alabama

Items for later confirmation found at on p. 195 of the April 1977 newsletter of Kentucky Ancestors, vol. 12 no. 4. The contributor was by "a friend."

Hardins to confirm and place later.

To look into:

 Robertson County, Tennessee was in the far north, above Nashville, and I doubt they are Norse Hardins.

Williamson County -- 1799 from Davidson, south of Davidson. At the Franklin courthouse the researcher found:
1820 a mention of Presley Hardin; also Giles Co and also William P. Hardin.

1818 a marriage record, Jno. L. Hardin to Mary Tillman

Lauderdale County, Ala  at the Florence courthouse the researcher found in the 1850 census Presley Hardin, 28, b. Tenn.(1822)

Lincoln County -- 1810 from Bedford. At the Fayetteville courthouse "a friend" found:
Wm. P. Hardin, killed, Creek War, 1818; Moses Hardin administrator; wife Nancy Pike.
In 1818 Jno. L. Hardin bought a negro from Wiley K. Hardin.