William Hardin, Laurens County, SC, will 1809 and his father
George Harding, Halifax County, Va, will 1769.
Type R1 H. (not related to type I1a Hardins)

Death of George Harding

Virginia Gazette, Williamsburg, Virginia, Friday Feb. 11, 1768, p.3 col 1:
"Died - The family of Mr. George Harding, late of Halifax County (who lately left it, to settle his affairs in Stafford County) are hereby informed that he was there taken ill and died suddenly."

George Harding is said to have been born 1718. He had a brother Henry Hardin 1711-1779 or 1720-1778, depending on who is consulted. Their father was said to be Henry Harding b. 1690, and HIS father was another Henry Harding, b. 1690 in Northumberland, Virginia, died 10 Jan. 1737 in Stafford, Virginia. The father of the latter is another Henry Harding who came from Northumberland Counthy, Va. The latter tree  comes from trees.ancestry.com/tree/12215228 owned by shellnscott. After leaving Northumberland County the family was in Stafford County, Virginia, which is where George Harding was conducting business when he died. This information should be confirmed with those who know.

Will of George Harding (excerpts)

 Halifax County Will Book O 333, GEORGE HARDING
Accounts Current
WILLIAM HARDING, ADMR.
Names mentioned: James LeGrand, Ralph McNair, William Tenny, James Irvin, __ Colewell, Paul Carrington for advice, Henry Pendleton for advice Inj. vs Cason, John Yates, Henry Hopson, william Nelson, Harman Miller, William Mays, John Moore, Junr.

Pd. Francis Bumbury, Larkin Cason, Joseph Patterson, George Boyd 18 Sept 1769.
Returned: 15 Aug 1771.
-Halifax County Deed Book 1 1752-1759, by Marion Dodson Chiarito, The Clarkton Press 1985, p. 55.

254 GEORGE HARDIN, Inventory and Account of Sales

Dated: 19 April 1768

[mentiond among others: WILLIAM HARDING. I have omitted everything but that]

Returned: 16 March 1769
-ibid, p. 42

NOTE: The will of George Harding makes it clear that his executor is William Hardin.

William Hardin in Orange County, NC

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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.

Within seven years of the settlement of George Harding's will, William Hardin was living in Orange County, NC when he sold a 383-acre tract on Holt's Creek in Halifax County, Virginia:

1776
16 May 1776 - Deed from William Harden and wife Phebe of Orange County NC. . a tract of land in Halifax County VA on both sides of Holt's Mill Creek including the forks of said Creek and bounded by Adam Link, about 383 acres, it being a tract of land which Abraham Rogers entered, surveyed, and deeded. Witnessed by John Rogers, Peter Rogers. Halifax County Deeds 1775-1778, page 138.

William Hardin in Laurens County, SC

Again a place holder to remind me to look up the church records that I've seen before.

Will of William Hardin, 1809

Estate index book located in Probate Office of Laurens County.
Date: 1809. Box 34, Pkg. 7. Estate of William Hardin. Executor: Nicholas Hardin.

I have the will and estate papers of William Hardin. His co-executors were his sons Nicholas and George. Some of his other children were Abner (deceased) Abraham, William, Rachel, Elizabeth, Sally, Jacob, and Henry. His wife was alive.

DNA of William Hardin

Kit # 187435 at hhhdna.com/lightlavendarpedigree.htm of Bobby N. Harding traces through his father Robert Harding, b. 1903, back six generations to William Harding, born about 1740 in Virginia, died 1809 in South Carolina.
He is in haplogroup R1 H. He is in the same group in which one participant, David C. Hardin, kit # 143656, traces his ancestry through successive Henry Hardins to the ones mentioned in the first paragraphs of this page.

I have little doubt that William Hardin of Laurens County, South Carolina was the son of George Harding of Halifax County, Virginia and that he was likely born there.