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Picture Perfect Saturday #33 ~ James Gibson “Gip” Hardin

I am currently working on my Family Genealogy Group page for Facebook. In doing so I realized I have a tremendous amount of photos. I decided to feature one a week. No, not everyone is “perfect” however, they are to me!

This week I am showcasing my 1st cousin 4 times removed, James Gibson “Gip” Hardin. James was born on March 2, 1823, in Wayne County, Tennessee. This photo was taken about 1862 in Red River County, Texas. Gip was a Circuit Rider Methodist Minister and also the father of John Wesley Hardin. This photo shows him in his “preaching clothes”. Next to his hand on table is his hat. I think he seems pretty relaxed for someone who had to stand still for a long time to get this photo. You can also tell that he is a very good looking gentleman. He died in August 1876, at the age of 53.

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My Ancestor’s Signature #39 ~ Robert Alexander Hardin


How many of you have searched for any kind of photo of an Ancestor and you weren’t able to find one? Especially for one who lived before photography was invented? Have you ever looked through documents like wills, or marriage licenses and you discover that your 3x Great Grandpa had signed it? This signature is a little piece of him that was left behind. By posting it online we can preserve it for future generations.

4th Great Uncle

Reverend Robert Alexander Hardin 1789-1867
From Degree of Doctor of Divinity dated 1824

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My Ancestors Signature #30 ~ John G. Hardin

How many of you have searched for any kind of photo of an Ancestor and you weren’t able to find one? Especially for one who lived before photography was invented? Have you ever looked through documents like wills, or marriage licenses and you discover that your 3x Great Grandpa had signed it? This signature is a little piece of him that was left behind. By posting it online we can preserve it for future generations.

My 1st Cousin 4x Removed
John G. Hardin 1808-1863
From Estate Sale of Friend 1852
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Thursday at the Cemetery ~ Hickory Creek Cemetery ~ Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee ~ Finale

pic TATCHickory Creek Cemetery is also known as Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery. It is located outside the town of Knoxville, Tennessee in Knox County. Most of the stones in this cemetery have been well cared for and so has the grounds. I have decided to feature this cemetery because I have several ancestors that are buried here. The first one is also the most “famous” of them all Colonel Joseph Hardin.

In all, I believe there are about 20 Hardins buried here that are Hickory Creek Cemetery #3ancestors of mine. So for the next few weeks, I will be displaying the headstone (if there is one) and writing a short biography of each one. This is the final installment for this Cemetery.

 
Amanda E. King Hardin 1827-1879Amanda E. King, wife of my first cousin 4 times removed, was born on May 13, 1827, in Knoxville, Tennessee. I have no information on her parents. She married Robert W. Hardin (1822-1898) on January 25, 1844, in Knoxville, Tennessee. She and Robert had 6 children, 2 sons, and 4 daughters. 2 of their children died while young. She died on July 25, 1879, in Knoxville at the age of 52. Her husband Robert died and was buried in Steptoe, Washington.

Nancy G Hardin 1857-1859Nancy G.Hardin, my 2nd cousin 3 times removed, was born on July 22, 1857, in Knoxville, Tennessee. She is the 2nd daughter born to Robert W. Hardin (1822-1898) and Amanda E. King (1827-1879). She died on October 11, 1856, at the age of 2.

 

 

Robert J Hardin 1863-1865Robert J. Hardin, my 2nd cousin 3 times removed, was born on September 14, 1863, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is the 3rd child born to Robert W. Hardin (1822-1898) and Amanda E. King (1827-1879). He died on June 25, 1865, at the age of 19 months.

 

 

Amos Hardin II, my first cousin 4 times removed, was born on July 2, 1816, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is the 7th of 11 children born to Reverend Amos Hardin Sr (1780-1840) and Mary Gallagher (1774-1845). He married Lettitia R. Montgomery on October 6, 1842, in Knoxville, Tennessee. They had 5 children, 1 son, and 4 daughters. Their son died at birth. Amos was a farmer. He died on November 6, 1853, in Knoxville at the age of 37.

Amos & Letitia Hardin 1816-1853 & 1819-1861

Lettitia R. Montgomery, wife my first cousin 4 times removed, was born on December 18, 1819, in Knoxville, Tennessee. She is the daughter of James Montgomery (1740-1841) and Sarah Love (1784-1828). She married Amos Hardin II on October 6, 1842, in Knoxville, Tennessee. They had 5 children, 1 son, and 4 daughters. Their son died at birth. She died on April 20, 1861, in Knoxville at the age of 41.

 

Son of Hardin 1843Infant Son of Hardin, my 2nd cousin 3 times removed, was born and died on September 1, 1843. He is the only son of Amos Hardin II (1816-1853) and Lettitia R. Montgomery (1819-1861).

 

 

 

 

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Thursday at the Cemetery ~ Hickory Creek Cemetery ~ Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee ~ Part 4

pic TATCHickory Creek Cemetery is also known as Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery. It is located outside the town of Knoxville, Tennessee in Knox County. Most of the stones in this cemetery have been well cared for and so has the grounds. I have decided to feature this cemetery because I have several ancestors that are buried here. The first one is also the most “famous” of them all Colonel Joseph Hardin.

In all, I believe there are about 20 Hardins buried here that are Hickory Creek Cemeteryancestors of mine. So for the next few weeks, I will be displaying the headstone (if there is one) and writing a short biography of each one.
James B Hardin 1856-1857James B. Hardin Sr, my first cousin 4 times removed, was born on November 8, 1813, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was the 6th of 11 children born to Rev. Amos and Sarah (Gallaher) Hardin Sr. He married Sarah Hope (1921-1895) on November 11, 1841, in Roane, Tennessee. James was a farmer and owned a large farm. He and Sarah had 7 children, 2 sons, and 5 daughters. 3 of their children died at a very young age. He died on January 14, 1888, in Knoxville at the age of 74.

 

Sarah Hope Hardin 1821-1895Sarah Hope, wife of my first cousin 4 times removed, was born on November 3, 1821, in Knox County, Tennessee. Her parents are unknown at this time. She married James Hardin (1913-1888) on November 11, 1841, in Roane, Tennessee. They had 7 children, 2 sons, and 5 daughters. 3 of their children died at a very young age. She died on April 6, 1895, at the age of 73.

The following are the 3 young children of James and Sarah (Hope) Hardin who died at a young age. I can not imagine the heartache this family felt losing these children.

Mary B Hardin 1844-1849Mary B. Hardin, my 2nd cousin 3 times removed, was born on February 2, 1844, in Knoxville, Tennessee, and died on April 29, 1849, in the same town at the age of 5 years old.

 

 
Sarah Jane Hardin 1854-1856Sarah Jane Hardin, my 2nd cousin 3 times removed, was born on June 2, 1854, in Knoxville, Tennessee, and died on September 19, 1856, in the same town at the age of 2 years old.

 

 

James B Hardin 1856-1857James B. Hardin Jr, my 2nd cousin 3 times removed, was born on October 8, 1856, in Knoxville, Tennessee, and died on September 1, 1857, in the same town at the age of 11 months old.

 

 

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Thursday at the Cemetery ~ Hickory Creek Cemetery ~ Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee ~ Part 3

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Hickory Creek Cemetery is also known as Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery. It is located outside the town of Knoxville, Tennessee in Knox County. Most of the stones in this cemetery have been well cared for and so has the grounds. I have decided to feature this cemetery because I have several ancestors that are buried here. The first one is also the most “famous” of them all Colonel Joseph Hardin.

Hickory Creek Cemetery #3In all, I believe there are about 20 Hardins buried here that are ancestors of mine. So for the next few weeks, I will be displaying the headstone (if there is one) and writing a short biography of each one.

 

John G. Hardin, my 1 cousin 4 times removed was born on December 19, 1808, in Knox County, Tennessee. He was the 4th child and the 3rd son born to Rev. Amos (1780-1840) and Mary (Gallaher) Hardin (1779-1845). On September 21, 1830, he married Sarah R, Gallaher (1810-1863). They had 5 children, 3 sons, and 2 daughters. Sarah was his first cousin. John was a farmer and owned a large amount of land in Knox County. He died on April 1, 1863, at the age of 54.

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Sarah R, Gallaher, the wife of my 1st cousin 4 times removed was born on July 18, 1810, in Tennessee. She married her first cousin, John G. Hardin Sr (1808-1863), on September 21, 1830. They had 5 children, 3 sons, and 2 daughters. Sarah died on September 5, 1863, just 5 months after her husband, at the age of 53.

 

Alsey Isabel Hardin HSAlsey Isabel Hardin, my 2nd cousin 3 times removed, was born on July 29, 1843, in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee. She was the third of 5 children and the second daughter born to John G. and Sarah R. (Gallaher) Hardin. Alsey died on October 8, 1854, from scarlet fever, at the age of 11.

 

 

Mary E Hardin Wilkerson 1819-1857Mary E. Harden, my 1 cousin 4 times removed, was born on June 15, 1819, in Knox County, Tennessee. She was the 8th child and the 3rd daughter born to Rev. Amos (1780-1840) and Mary (Gallaher) Hardin (1779-1845). She married Major William Wilkerson, (1816-1894) on February 1, 1838, in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee. They had 7 children 2 sons, and 5 daughters. Mary died on October 11, 1857, at the age of 38.

Major William Wilkerson 1816-1894Major William Wilkerson, husband of my 1 cousin 4 times removed, was born on July 22, 1816, in Knox County, Tennessee. His parents are unknown at this time. He married Mary E. Hardin, (1819-1857) on February 1, 1838, in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee. They had 7 children 2 sons, and 5 daughters. After the death of his wife Mary, he went on to marry 2 more times and had 7 more children. William died on January 13, 1894, at the age of 77.

 

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Thursday at the Cemetery ~ Hickory Creek Cemetery ~ Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee ~ Part 2

pic TATCHickory Creek Cemetery is also known as Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery. It is located outside the town of Knoxville, Tennessee in Knox County. Most of the stones in this cemetery have been well cared for and so has the grounds. I have decided to feature this cemetery because I have several ancestors that are buried here. The first one is also the most “famous” of them all Colonel Joseph Hardin.

In all, I believe there are about 20 Hardins buried here that are Hickory Creek Cemeteryancestors of mine. So for the next few weeks, I will be displaying the headstone (if there is one) and writing a short biography of each one.

 

Jane Gibson Hardin HSJane Gibson Hardin, my 4th Great Grandmother, was born in 1742, in Tryon, Polk County, North Carolina. She is the first of two daughters born to Walter (1718-1782) and Margaret (Jordan) Gibson (1720-1788). At the age of 16, she married Colonel Joseph Hardin in 1758, in Knox Creek, Tryon County, North Carolina. They had 15 children, 6 daughters, and 9 sons. Two of their sons were killed by Indians. They moved to Tennessee in 1784. She died on March 25, 1817, at the age of 75.

 

Amos Hardin 1780-1810Reverend Amos Hardin Sr, my 4th great-uncle, was born on February 28, 1780, in Washington County, North Carolina. He was the 12th child and the 6th son born to Colonel Joseph (1734-1801) and Jane (Gibson) Hardin (1742-1817). In 1784, he moved with his family to Tennessee and there he studied to become a minister. He married Mary “Polly” Gallaher (1779-1845) on May 29, 1798. They had 11 children, 7 sons, and 4 daughters. After the death of his father, he and his family along with several siblings moved to the newly created Hardin County that was named for his father. He was the Pastor of Shady Grove Church there. He died on August 4, 1840, at the age of 60.

 

Mary Gallaher 1779-1845Mary “Polly” Gallaher, my 4th great-aunt, was born on March 29, 1779, in Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of James (1730-1792) and Sarah (Miller) Gallaher (1735-1800). She married Amos Hardin (1780-1840) on May 29, 1798. They had 11 children, 7 sons, and 4 daughters. She died on December 7, 1845, in Hardin Valley, Knox Co, Tennessee at the age of 66.

 

 

Sarah G Butler 1804-1842 do Amos & Mary Gallaher HardinSarah “Sally” Gallaher Hardin, my 1st cousin 4 times removed, was born on March 3, 1804, in Knox County, Tennessee. She is the 3rd of 11 children born to Rev. Amos (1780-1840) and Mary (Gallaher) Hardin (1779-1845). At the age of 19, she married Jacob Manley Butler (1801-1850) on November 17, 1823, in Knox Co, Tennessee. They had 9 children, 4 sons, and 5 daughters. There were two sets of twins born to Sarah and Jacob. In 1836 Sarah moved with Jacob and their children to Roane County, Tennessee. There she died on October 2, 1842, at the age of 36.

 

 

I am a professional genealogist, writer, photographer, wife, mother, and grandma. I have two books available on Amazon.com: Your Family History: Doing It Right the First Time and Planning Your Genealogy Research Trip. You can also connect with me via Facebook or Twitter.

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