(Unproven) Son of Isaac Hardin

Joshua Hardin

SPECULATION ON HIS ORIGINS
Because his i1a DNA is the same as the standard Oran Hardin DNA, he came from the family one branch of which lived in Pendleton District, SC beginning in 1784. Because Joshua Hardin was born in South Carolina, he came from the Pendleton Hardins, as there were no I1a Hardins located elsewhere in the state.* His possible fathers are (1) Gabriel Hardin b. bef. 1752 or (2) Isaac Hardin b. after 1756, both appearing to be sons of John Hardin b.  bef. 1733. The three of them relocated from Chatham County, N.C. I treat each on his own page.
   *James Hardin, b. 1756, i1a son of Gabriel Harding of Deep River, NC, and revolutionary soldier, moved his family for a period beginning in the fall of 1778, during the Revolution, to Pacolet River, 96 District, SC (present Spartanburg & Cherokee Counties). His age suggests he had children too young to have remained on the Pacolet River to grow up as Joshua Hardin or to father Joshua Hardin.

CAUTION
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.

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, ALABAMA LAND GRANT 1834 Sep 10

The description at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov: Joshua Hardin received 40 acres in Lauderdale County, Township 2S and Range 13W of the Huntsville Meridian, the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 1. The grant was dated 10 Sep 1834 and was signed under the auspices of Andrew Jackson according to an act of congress of 24 April 1820.

1834 Sept 10
Joshua Hardin of Lauderdale County was granted 40 acres in Lauderdale County (previously I mistakenly wrote Colbert County) Alabama about 12 miles northwest of the present city of Florence, a few miles north of the Tennessee River. The reference on the survey is Huntsville meridian, T2N R13W, NW of NW of section 1. (U.S., Indexed Early Land Ownership and Township Plats, 1785-1898, ancestry.com)

We Know Him by His Neighbors

 As I told you I have been looking at census records the last few days trying to figure out who Joshua's father was. We know it is Gabriel or Issac. And I have been looking at the Cannon, Lamb and Greer families, too. These families were associated with the Hardins in Lauderdale Co, AL. Here is what I have so far. 
     In 1790 Issac Hardin is in Union Co SC. Next door is Richard Cannon. On the same page is Longshear Lamb and John Lamb. In 1800 Issac Hardin is in Pendleton Co, SC.  Longshear Lamb is in Spartanburg Co, SC. There are several Cannons in this county but not on Issac page or the page before or after him. In 1810 Issac is in Greenville Co, SC. I find no Cannons or Lambs here but they are in Spartanburg and Pendleton. I don't know how close they were to Issac then.By 1820 Issac is still in Greenville co. On the same page with him is Henry Cannon about eight families down. Jesse Cannon is on the page before. By 1830 Joshua Hardin is in Wayne Co, TN and the Cannon and Lamb families are in Lauderdale Co, AL just south of him. Joshua's daughter Rhoda is married to Morgan Lamb and living in Lauderdale Co, AL. By 1840 they are all in Al. When Joshua makes his will he states his land adjoins Jabez Cannon's land.
     These families are around Issac and Joshua. Even in McMinn Co, TN in 1830 there are Cannons, although they are not close neighbors of Issac. Also in the census records of 1830 McMinn Co is Hardy Hardin and Richard Hardin. I believe Hardy is a name used in this family. Where you find Issac or Joshua you usually find Cannons and often very close by. This is why I am looking at Issac as my ancestor. Gabriel Hardin leaves Sc about 1793 or so. Joshua would have been young enough not to have stayed behind. Of course he could have come back by 1810 or so when he would have married. Simon Peter and Rhoda are born in SC just after 1810. This is what I have so far.
     You mentioned the Martin Hardin line here in Hardin Co SC. Yes, the Martin and Benjamin Hardin lines both came into Hardin Co very early. Then they started marring into each other! Our historical society has published some good articles on the Hardin families here over the years. And just over the line in Leapwood, McNairy Co is the Jordan Haridn line. I want to say they may come from our set of Hardins but I don't remember for sure right now. 
     I will close for now. Let me know what you think of all this. Keep on digging and I will, too.
    .                                                 Mike Hardin
    


Family of Joshua Hardin

Courtesy of John Michael Hardin, hardin1957 at hotmail.com. To see his detailed "Hardin Family Tree" on ancestry.com in the most direct way,  Here is the direct link. Second most direct method of access is to choose COLLABORATE/MEMBER DIRECTORY from the site menu and look for member name 'jmhardin1." All his trees are listed on his member page. Alternately, select from the menu SEARCH/PUBLIC MEMBER TREES. Look up an expected name and choose "Hardin Family Tree" by "jmhardidn1." (Do not trust just any tree.)

Mary Ophelia Hardin b. 1879 McNairy County, Tennessee, died 1939 McNairy County, Tennessee. She married Elias Jackson "Jack" Hardin (1862-1954). They were John Michael Hardin's great-grandparents. Mary's father was John Joshua Hardin (1851-1913). He was born and lived on the state line in McNairy County, Tennessee and Alcorn County, Mississippi. His father was Simon Peter Hardin, b. 1812 South Carolina. He ended up in Lauderdale County, Alabama in the 1830s and 40s. He is in Hardin County, Tennessee in 1850, and jumps around between Tennessee and Mississippi.

After the 1880 census Simon Peter Hardin heads out to Texas where his son David Simon had gone. On the way he died in Van Buren, Arkansas. He married Catherine Greer who was born 1813 in South Carolina. Michael feels sure they are from the same place in South Carolina. Peter was the son of Joshua Hardin who died in 1846 or 1848 in Lauderdale County, Alabama. Joshua Hardin left a will and there was a court case over it that went to the Alabama Supreme Court. The case was finally settled in 1851 and the will recorded  in Florence, Alabama.

Joshua Hardin was born 1780 to 1790, according to the 1830 Tennessee and 1840 Alabama census.  His wife's maiden name is unknown. Joshua mentioned three children in his will: Peter, who is Michael's ancestor; Joshua, born 1818 South Carolina; and Rhoda Lamb who left Alabama for Arkansas in the 1860s he believes.

Joshua born 1818 has been impossible to locate after showing up in the 1850 census in Hardin County Tennessee near Peter.

He knows nothing about the older Joshua's parents.

Michael induced a cousin, Thomas Nelson Hardin, Jr., to take a Y-DNA test. The cousin is descended from Mary's father John Joshua Hardin (1851-1913), or another maternal Hardin ancestor. The husband of Mary Hardin, Elias Jackson Hardin, is not an I1a Hardin to his knowledge.


The above, rewritten chronogically:

Joshua Hardin senior was born between 1780 and 1790 in South Carolina. His wife's maiden name is unknown. He was granted 40 acres in Lauderdale County, Alabama on 10 Sept 1834 while living in Lauderdale County.

Joshua died 1846 or 1848 in Lauderdale County. His will is recorded in Florence, Alabama. His will was contested and the case went to the Supreme Court of Alabama. The case was finally settled in 1851.

Joshua mentioned three children in his will: Peter, who is Michael's ancestor; Joshua, born 1818 South Carolina; and Rhoda Lamb who left Alabama for Arkansas in the 1860s he believes.

Son Peter is Simon Peter Hardin, born 1812 in South Carolina. He married Catherine Greer, born 1813 in South Carolina. He was in Lauderdale County, Alabama in the 1830s and 40s. The 1840 Lauderdale County census shows "S.P. Hardin" age 20-30, childless, with a wife 20-30.  He is in Hardin County, Tennessee in 1850, and jumps around between Tennessee and Mississippi until after the 1880 census he goes to Texas, following his son David Simon Hardin. On the way to Texas, Simon Peter Hardin died in Van Buren, Arkansas.

Simon P. Hardin appears on the McNairy County 1880 census as a divorced or widowed (unreadable) farm laborer, age 68, SC SC SC, living with apparently his son and family: John J. Hardin, 28; Mary Ann Hardin, 24; Arminta J., 6, Susan C., 4, Idella, 3, and Mary O., age 1.

Son Joshua junior was born 1818. He has been hard to locate, showing up only in the 1850 census in Hardin County, Tennessee living near his brother Peter.

Daughter Rhoda Hardin Lamb left Alabama for Arkansas in the 1860s Michael believes.

Family of Simon Peter Hardin: John Joshua Hardin (1851-1913) was a son who was born and lived on the state line in McNairy County, Tennessee (the case in 1880) and Alcorn County, Mississippi.

Mary Ophelia Hardin was a daughter of John Joshua Hardin. He was born 1879 in McNairy County, Tennessee, and died 1939 in the same county. She married Elias Jackson "Jack" Hardin (1862-1954). They were John Michael Hardin's great-grandparents.

The Y-DNA tested person, Thomas Nelson Hardin, born 1934 in Tennessee, has this ancestry:

Thomas Nelson Hardin 1934 > Claude Thomas Hardin 1908-2005 TN > Walter Bart Hardin (TN) > Bartlett Greer Hardin 1845 (AL)-1890s (TX) > Simon Peter Hardin 1812-1881 > Joshua Hardin 1780s-1846. See http://www.hhhdna.com/green%20pedigree.htm for that line. The husband of Mary Hardin, Elias Jackson Hardin, does not appear to be an I1a Hardin.





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