Hardman Family

    The HARDMAN's are of German extraction, from PA by way of the Shanandoah, VA & Monongahela country, thence to upper Reedy. Thomas HARDMAN Sr. mentioned in writings indicating he was among the settlers coming here from Monongahela Valley in the early 40's. Thomas HARDMAN & Rebecca (GOFF) HARDMAN reared 7 children: William, John, George, Sase S., James E., Drusilla & Tina, all born before the Civil War.

    William HARDMAN, son of Thomas & Rebecca, m. Diana BURDETT, grand-daughter of Martin ARGABRITE & made a large farm called " the Bill HARDMAN place". Their children: Thomas Jr; John M. m. Mollie FOUTY; Sase L. m. Caroline ROBEY; Rebecca Jane b. 1851 m. Thaddeus KELLEY; Rachel Ellen m. John W. KELLEY, brother of Thaddeus.

    John HARDMAN, s/o Thomas & Rebecca, m. Sarah ROMINE d/o Samuel ROMINE, the names of their children: Orlando m. Margaret FIELDS, d/o John FIELDS; John Middleton m. Electra SCOTT, d/o Isaac SCOTT; Lee, George, Fred, Robert. Josephine, wife of Lemuel CRISLIP; Mary Carminta m. S. Columbus THRASH whose children were A'bertus, Fred & Beulah THRASH.

    Ninth child of John & Sarah HARDMAN is Ella m. Marshall A.C. BOARD s/o A. Sandy BOARD; Lola & Ada HARDMAN.

    Sase, s/o Thomas & Rebecca HARDMAN, m. Tina BOARD d/o William BOARD. James E., 5th s/o Thomas & Rebecca, settled on Colt Run.

    Drusilla, 6th child of Thomas & Rebecca HARDMAN, m. Capt. G. INGRAHAM.

    Tina, 7th child of Thomas & Rebecca HARDMAN, m. Kelles ARGABRITE s/o Martin ARGABRITE.

    Four sons of George W. & Rachel HARDMAN made their home in Roane Co: Sylvester, Casset C., George, Columbus & Orlando.

    Sylvester HARDMAN b. 22 AUG 1836 Gilmer Co. m. Martha CROW d/o George & Susan (HORTON) CROW in Jackson Co. 20 MAR 1872. Their children: Ira R. 18 DEC 1872; Susanna 3 OCT 1874; Charles C. 24 JUN 1879 & Owen Ruby 1885. Of these 3 children: Ira R. m. Hattie CLARK; Susanna m. William Brown PETTY who had: Edna & Nina; Charles C. m. Gertrude d/o James B. & Julia (HOSKINS) THOMASSON & their children: Floyd, Willis & Martha.

    Owen Ruby HARDMAN s/o Sylvester & Martha HARDMAN, m. Martha Grace d/o George W. HOLSWADE.

    Cassett HARDMAN, s/o George W. & Rachel HARDMAN, b. 8 OCT 1839 d. 2 NOV 1925 & m. Isabella R. BURDETTE 9 APR 1867 Spencer the d/o William BURDETTE. Their children: Gay, Leota & Sallie. Leota m. Calvin SMITH; Sallie m. Eddie MOUNT & Elzie CUMMINGS; Gay m. Tisha MILLER d/o Hezekiah & Jemina (VANDAL) MILLER.

    Columbus HARDMAN, s/o George & Rachel HARDMAN, m. Jennie HOSEY 1871 Calhoun Co. Their children: Lora & Harry M. Lora m. Thomas H. DEPUE. Harry M. m. Ora L. HAMRICK.

    George HARDMAN, s/o George W. & Rachel HARDMAN, m. Virginia BURDETTE "Dina" 23 OCT 1867.

    Orlando HARDMAN, s/o George W. & Rachel HARDMAN, m. Jennie THORN 20 JUN 1872 Wirt Co., d/o Zadoc THORN. Their children: Everette, Russell, Lucy V., Rachel E. & Lillie Bell. Rachel m. Edgar S. HARPOLD; Lucy V. m. John McCLUNG; Lillie Bell m. Walter Hugh RYLAND.