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Descendants of John Sealy


Generation No. 4


9. HENRY4 HARDEN (JOHN3, ELIZABETH ELLEN2 SEALEY, JOHN1 SEALY) was born 19 September, 1789 in Chester County, South Carolina5, and died 11 May, 1830 in Chester Co., S.C., Bur: Smith Chapel Cem., Chester, South Carolina. He married MARY SMITH Abt. 1812 in Chester County, South Carolina, daughter of HENRY SMITH and FRANCIS "FANNY"?..
     
Children of H
ENRY HARDEN and MARY SMITH are:
18. i.   WILLIAM LEROY5 HARDEN., SR., b. 6 November, 1813, Chester County, South Carolina; d. 16 June, 1842, Chester Co., S.C., Bur: Smith Chapel Cem., Chester, South Carolina.
19. ii.   ELIZA C. HARDEN, b. September 1841; d. 11 August, 1872, Greenwood, Jackson Co., Florida.
  iii.   JOHN G. HARDEN, b. 2 March, 1818, Chester, South Carolina; d. 9 September, 1841, Chester, S.C., Bur: Smith Chapel Cem., Chester, South Carolina.
20. iv.   FRANCIS ASBURY HARDEN, b. 1820, Chester, South Carolina; d. 21 April, 1865, Virginia.
  v.   FANNY HARDEN, b. 24 April, 1823, Chester, South Carolina; d. 3 August, 1829, Chester, S.C., Bur: Smith Chapel Cem., Chester, South Carolina.
  vi.   PERMELIA OR AMELIA A. HARDEN, b. 1825, Chester, South Carolina; m. DAVID COLLINS, 14 March, 1865, of Chester County, South Carolina.
  vii.   HENRY HARDEN, b. 6 January, 1828, Chester, South Carolina; d. 30 October, 1841, Chester, S.C., Bur: Smith Chapel Cem., Chester, South Carolina.
21. viii.   LEANDER SMITH HARDEN, b. 1830, Chester, South Carolina; d. 17 November, 1860.


10. WILLIAM4 HARDEN (JOHN3, ELIZABETH ELLEN2 SEALEY, JOHN1 SEALY) was born 10 May, 17945, and died Bet. 1842 - 1848 in Chester, South Carolina. He married ELIZABETH CORNWELL 6 June, 1817 in Chester County, South Carolina, daughter of ELI CORNWELL and RHODA COLVIN.

Notes for W
ILLIAM HARDEN:
From a article by Hattie Y. Harden and I quote. "Judge Joshua in the reminiiscenses tell of a family of Hardens of English and Cavalier stock who lived on the Sandy River side of town and described them as tall, square-shouldered, muscled men and fearless, who rarely, on a public day in Chester, passed without a collision with the Irish citizens on the Rocky Creek side, especially it became more exciting when under the influence of liquor. Judge Hudson relate one incident in which William Harden took care of each of his assailants. Surely this ability of my great-grandfather to fight passed down to his children for his six sons were soldiers in the Confederate Army." See later notes after each son, under NOTES.

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Children of W
ILLIAM HARDEN and ELIZABETH CORNWELL are:
  i.   CAPTAIN OBADIAH5 HARDIN, d. 28 December, 1861, From wounds rec'd in battle.; m. PAULINA ?, W/O CAPTAIN OBADIAH HARIN.
  Notes for CAPTAIN OBADIAH HARDIN:
CAPTAIN HARDIN'S CHESTER GUARDS.
Captain Hardin came from a large family. William Hardin and his wife, Elizabeth Cornwall Hardin, had thirteen children, and they have many descendants living in the Chester County as well as in many other states.
The company known as the Chestyer Guards, under Captain Obadiah Hardin, came from the western section of Chester County. This company consisted of Carters, Cornwells, Hardins, Estes, Hudsons, Brakefields, Sanders, and divers others.
They went out in 1851(must be 61) with thirty-eight men. Of that number twenty-four lost their lives in the Confederate War. Captain Hardin, himself, was one of the twenty-four. Of the fourteen, wh survived, one went through life with an emty sleeve and another hobbled through on one leg. This company was organized near New Hope Methodist church at what was known as "Carter Field".
Captain Hardin's broth, George Hardin and George Brakefield were killed on the battlefield. After the gallant captain's death, Lieutenant W.H. Sanders was promoted to Captain and John Wesly Wilks was First Lieutenant.
Roll of Company E, Sixth Regiment, S. C. Volunteers:
Capt. Obadiah Hardin, wounded Dec. 20, 1861 and died on 28th of the same month...

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Notes from Hattie Y. Harden. I quote. "Obadiah was the captain of the Chester Guards and was mortally wounded at Drainsville, Virginia. See the above article.

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22. ii.   JESSE HAVRIES HARDEN.
  iii.   JOHN HARDEN.
  More About JOHN HARDEN:
Commander: Bet. 1861 - 1865, Commander Co. E. of the 3rd Battallion of Reserve and served on the seacoast of South Carolina.

  iv.   HENRY SMITH HARDEN.
  Notes for HENRY SMITH HARDEN:
Served in the 6th regiment, was wounded three times but survived.

  v.   ELI CORNWELL HARDEN.
  More About ELI CORNWELL HARDEN:
Commander: Bet. 1861 - 1865, Commanded a calvary company was wounded, but survived the war.

  vi.   THOMAS CORNWELL HARDIN, d. 20 December, 1861, Killked at Drainesville, Va..
  Notes for THOMAS CORNWELL HARDIN:
Notes by Hattie Y. Harden. I quote. " Thomas Cornwell Harden was killed in the same battle. (Drainsville, Virginia) (Taken from the records of aunt Hattie Harden.)"

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  vii.   SARAH L. HARDEN.
  viii.   HANNAH BOYD HARDEN.
  ix.   MARY ANN HARDEN.
  x.   JANE CLOUD HARDEN, m. IRA PRESSLEY, 26 November, 1884, Chester County, South Carolina.
  Marriage Notes for JANE HARDEN and IRA PRESSLEY:
Married on the 26 of November 1884 by Rev. A. J. Cauthen, Mr. Ira Pressley and Miss Jane C. Hardin-- all of Chester County. Ref: The Bulletin., Chester County Genealogical Society., Vol. VIII., June 1985., Nr.II.

  xi.   CYNTHIA HARDEN.
  xii.   RHODA HARDEN.
  xiii.   NANCY MCCOLLLUM.
  xiv.   WILLIAM NEELY HARDEN, d. Died when quite young..
  xv.   ELLEN ELENIRA HARDEN, d. Died when quite young..


11. DAVID NEELY4 HARDIN (JOHN3 HARDEN, REV SOLDIER, ELIZABETH ELLEN2 SEALEY, JOHN1 SEALY) was born 11 August, 1807 in Chester, South Carolina5, and died 20 December, 1902 in Chester Co., S.C., Bur: Capers Chapel Cem., Chester Co., South Carolina5. He married (1) ? DAVIS., W/O DAVID NEELY HARDEN. He married (2) MARY K. BOYD MCCRACKEN Abt. 1832 in Chester County, South Carolina. He married (3) CATHERINE CARTER 1 November, 1840, daughter of JOSEPH CARTER and W/O ?..

Notes for D
AVID NEELY HARDIN:
DEATH OF D. N. HARDIN

Mention was made, in THE REPORTER last week, of the critical illness of Mr. David Neely Hardin. His death occurred on Saturday night, December 20th, at his home near Capers Chapel, at the very advanced age of 95 years and four months.

Mr. Hardin was born August 11, 1807, within less than two miles of the place of his death. His entire life was spent in that immediate vicinity. He was one of eight brothers, all of them remarkable for physical strength and robust health. He was the last survivor of the entire family, his sister, Mrs. Dorsey, having died a few months ago.

Mr. Harding often spoke with great pleasure, of the fact that he was a member of the military company which went from Chester to Columbia in 1825 to join in the honor paid the distinguished General Lafayette, of the Revolutionary War, on the accasion of his second visit to the United States.

During nearly all his long life Mr. Hardin was a Methodist, firm and decided in his convictions, loyal and devoted to the polity and doctrines of the church of his choice. Away back in the years of half a century ago, and more, his house was the home of the "circuit riders" of the Winnsboro Circuit, extending then within a few miles of Columbia almost to Yorkville. In that home the preacher had always a hearty welcome.

Mr. Hardin was of quiet, unobtrusive turn of mind, and was unwilling to be con- spicuous in the church or in the community, but he was a man of sterling integri- ty of character which won for him a large place in the respect and esteem of every man who knew him. In his family he was kind and affectionate, as a neighbor he was generous and helpful.

For nearly two years immediately preceding his death Mr. Hardin was almost totally blind and deaf, but bore his affliction with great fortitude and resignation.

Funeral service was conducted on Sunday by Rev. J. M. Friday; burial in the churchyard at Capers Chapel, of which Mr. Hardin was a communicant for half a century. * * * *

HARDIN- Uncle David Neely Hardin in the ninety-sixth year of his age. He was happily converted at Hardin's Camp Ground in Sept. 1834, and lived and died in the triumphs of a living faith. The preaching on the occasion of his conversion was done by Revs. John and William Carlisle, and Joel Townsend and others of like repute.

His last message to the church and his friends he said would be, "Prepare to meet thy God." He felt that he was prepared to go and joyfully anticipated the change, and the entrance into life everlasting. He spent his life's service in Capers Chapel, on Chester Circuit. For several years he has been shut in to himself with God. He was deprive of his sight and hearing, but endured patiently, as seeing Him who is invisible. He had been a sweet singer in Israel, and often in feebleness extreme, he loved to sing the old songs of Zion. He was one of the old land marks of Methodism in this country. The church and community will miss him.

He leaves behind an afflicted widow, a daughter, and an extremely afflicted son, with many grandchildren - one a member of the Florida Conference, Rev. Smith Hardin. A long and useful life to the church and the country has come to a close. "Well done, good and faithful servant."
J. M. Friday.

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EARLY RECORDS OF FISHING CREEK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Chester County, South Carolina
1799-1859
Compiled By: Brent H. Holcomb

On page 61. quoted in part only, Entry Under 1836, Oct.19 D.N. Harden. From reading the article he was it was hard to tell if he was Babtized on this date. As it is not to clear.
Another entry later on I quote: 1838 Baptized the date Jun 17. D. N. HARDEN.
     
Children of D
AVID HARDIN and MARY MCCRACKEN are:
  i.   NANCY JANE5 HARDIN, b. 10 February, 18345; d. 3 January, 1836, Age 1yr.,10 mos. 23 days., Bur: Fishing Creek Cemetery, Chester County, South Carolina5.
23. ii.   JOHN HARVEY HARDIN, b. 16 April, 1836; d. 27 December, 1888.
     
Children of DAVID HARDIN and CATHERINE CARTER are:
24. iii.   MARY ANNE5 HARDIN, b. 21 October, 1841; d. 4 January, 1926.
25. iv.   JOE NEELY HARDIN., SR., b. 11 August, 1846, Capers Chapel Community, Chester County, South Carolina; d. 18 February, 1903, Bur: Capers Chapel Cemetery, Chester County, South Carolina.


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