(Unproven) Son of Isaac 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.
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 NeighborsAs 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.
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
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,
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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