Name: WILLIAM (INDIAN BILL) HARDIN
Given Name: WILLIAM (INDIAN BILL)
Birth: 1747 in FREDERICK CO., VA (NOW MCCONNELSBURG, PA)
Death: 22 JUL 1821 in BURIAL:FT. HARDIN CEM., BRECKINRIDGE CO., KY
FAMILY HISTORY Hardin, William and Henry Hardin
SOURCE Sherry L.Wilkinson Hightower
William Hardin was know as "Indian Bill" Hardin. He was buried in McQuady, KY (Breckinridge Co.) in an unmarked grave.
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His son, Henry Hardin married widow Rachel (Biddle) Walker. Their daughter, Sallie D. Hardin married Wm Perrin. Their son, Wm Henry Perrin m. Edmonia B Orendorff and wrote the History of the State of Kentucky, 1885. In Vol 3 you will find thi s information. Also, the daughter of Sallie & William Perrin, Sallie Ann Perrin m. John Jones Pool (P'Pool) and their daughter, Ibbie Pool m Robert Bell, thei r daughter Sallie Bell m. Grover Cleveland Joplin and had my grandmother Emily Elizabe th Joplin who married Percy Ratliff.
Wm Hardin did have 8 children, none of which you listed, although you did list William's nephew & niece but as his children. Daniel & Mary Ann are the children of Jesse Hardin & Margaret Huston
William Hardin & Winifred Holtzclaw Children:
Winney Ann, m. Wm Comstock of Hardinsburg, KY
Amelia Hardin m. Horace Merry
Jehu d: Hardinsburg
John E. Hardin d. 1850 near Brownsville, Penn.
Elijah Hardin, Killed by Indians at Houston's Spring abt 1805
Malinda Hardin b: 1780 m Wm Crawford
William Hardin b: August 03, 1781 in VA d: September 24, 1850 in Louisville, KY, postmaster at Frankfort
Henry Hardin d: 1855, married widow Rachel Biddle Walker
Date: 18 AUG 2014
BIOGRAPHY HARDIN FAMILY (MARK, JOHN, MARTIN, BENJAMIN, WILLIAM, JESSE)
Change Date: 25 AUG 2014 at 22:30:14
SOURCE: Nellie Fern (Mathis) Baker
Two sons of Mark Hardin and Mary Hogue of Fauquier Co., VA. were Major John Hardin and his brother Martin Hardin. These two migrated to Frederick Co. VA in 1765. Major John Hardin was the father of Capt. William Hardin and Benjamin Hardin, Majo r John was killed by Indians later at Hardin's Fort, KY in 1789. The other son Martin Hardin settled near Springfield, Washington Co., KY with his son Col. John Hardin who was also killed by Indian treachery in Ohio in 1792. Both Col. John Hard in and Capt. William Hardin, first cousins, owned land in Springhill Twp. Fayette Co, PA before coming to K Y.
Hardin Co., KY was named in honor of Col. John Hardin.
Captain William Hardin, the founder of Hardin's Fort, (later to become Hardinsburg, Breckinridge Co., KY). Capt. William Hardin was the son of the above-mentioned Maj. John Hardin and Catherine Marr. He was born in Frederick Co., VA in 1747 an d died in Hardinsburg, Breckinridge Co., KY on Sept. 21, 1820. He is buried there in the cemetery at the old fort.
Capt. William Hardin came down the Ohio River on a flatboat and arrived at the Falls of the Ohio in 1780. William Hardin, Jack Hardin, and others were chasing a band of Indians and explored the area o f current-day Hardinsburg and decided to set tle there.
The first land warrant in the area was issued by the state of VA to Benjamin Hardin in 1783; 800 acres on Hardin Creek, the survey was dated Dec. 1782. As stated earlier, Benjamin Hardin was Capt. Wil liam Hardin's brother.
Other land warrants to the Hardin family were as follows:
December 1, 1785, William Hardin -- 3,297 acres on Hardin's Creek.
December 1, 1785, Daniel Hardin -- 400 acres on Beech Fork,
December 1, 1785, John Hardin -- 400 acres South Fork of Hardin's Creek.
April 21, 1792, Mark Hardin --1,500 acres Long Lick Creek
April 21, 1792, Nathan Hardin -- 1,000 acres on Long Lick Creek.
On June 26, 1786, Wiliam purchased 400 acres of his brother's original 800 acre plot including Hardin's Fort and established what is now Hardinsburg, KY. Among early properties that Capt. Hardin acqui red were two located on Sugar Tree Run (29 7 acres) and Sinking Creek (1,000 acres) both from the state of VA. By 1794, Capt. William Hardin owned a total of 9, 127 acres in what was then Hardin Co. (s till part of VA).
Captain William Hardin, also known as Big Bill, the Indian fighter, died at Hardinsburg, Ky on September 20, 1820. He is said to have been buried at the cemetery in the old Hardin's Fort. He had marri ed twice. First to Winifred Holzclaw, in 176 8 in Hampshire Co., VA. They had eight children. Winifred died in 1807 and was buried at Hardin's Fort Cemetery. He married second Susannah McGhee in Brecki nridge Co. KY, on July 9, 1808.
In addition to his own children, Capt. Hardin also reared a nephew and neice, Daniel Hardin and his younger sister, Mary (Polly). They were the children of his younger brother, Jesse Hardin and wife Margaret Huston. Perhaps their parents were k illed by Indians. Mary (Polly) Hardin married Benjamin Huff on April 28, 1789 in Nelson Co., KY. Daniel Hardin married Alice Jolly, daughter of Nelson Joll y Sr. and Mary Graham, on August 19, 1790. These two young couples purchased land from Ca pt. Hardin and were in the area in 1796. The Daniel Hardin family lived out their lives in Breckinridge Co., Ky and have many descendants there yet.
Date: 24 AUG 2014
Mother: JOHN (MAJOR JOHN) HARDIN b: 1710 in NORTHUMBERLAND, VA
Mother: CATHERINE MARR
WINIFRED HOLTZCLAW b: 1752
- Change Date:
20 AUG 2014
- WINNY ANN HARDIN b: ABT 1775
- HENRY HARDIN b: 8 JUN 1778
- MELINDA HARDIN b: ABT 1780
- WILLIAM HARDIN b: 3 AUG 1781 in VIRGINIA
- JOHN E. HARDIN
- MERRY C. HARDIN b: 1794
- AMELIA HARDIN
- ELIJAH HARDIN
9 JUL 1808
- Change Date:
10 AUG 2014