Some Descendants Of John Hardeman, I and Marie "Mary" Eppes

Important note: My husband is also related to the HARDEMAN family, but only by marriage(s). I am a direct descendant, therefore this page is dedicated to my line. For the HARDEMAN's that he is related to by HUDSON marriage(s), please see my "Red Bird Acres" pages at Worldconnect. This page is by no means everyone in the Hardeman family. In order to save room on this webpage I have only gone to Generation 4 and only on my direct line. Please consult my "Irisheyes" website at Rootsweb Worldconnect for all I know on this exciting family, or, seek other much more detailed sources.

I have marked my direct lineage thusly:

Happy Researching Y'all!

Pamela 8^}



Generation No. 1

 1. John "the Elder" Hardeman (Thomas2, Thomas1) was born September 09, 1654 in County Bristol, ENGLAND or Henrico County, Virginia Colony USA, and died September 11, 1711 in Prince George County, Virginia Colony (now USA). He married  Marie "Mary" Eppes August 01, 1685 in Henrico County, Virginia Colony (now USA), daughter of  Francis Eppes and 2nd wife  Elizabeth Jane Littlebury. She was born Abt. 1664 in Henrico County, Virginia Colony (now USA), and died Abt. 1726 in Prince George County, Virginia Colony (now USA).

More About John Hardeman:
John was the son of Thomas Hardeman who was in turn the son of Thomas Hardeman of County Kent, England.

John "The Elder" Hardeman and Marie "Mary" Eppes are my biological maternal 7th great grandparents.

Taken from English Surnames by C.M. Matthews, 1967, Human Behaviors chapter:
"One of the Anglo-Saxon's favorite words for describing heroes and warriors was HARD, in the sense of unyielding and therefore [again] courageous. It has been a hard-worked word ever since, and in fact I can hardly form a sentence without it; but this 'hardly' which I have just used in such a weak sense was once worthy to qualify actions performed with intense courage and suffering. The Normans [Vikings] had a cognate word 'hardi', and between them they have left us many honorable surnames of which HARDY and HARDING (the brave one) are the most numerous."

More About The Eppes Family:
Various spellings are: Eppes, Epes, Epse, Eps

Marie Eppes was the daughter of 'Lt. Colonel' Francis Eppes (1627-1678) and 2nd wife Elizabeth Jane Littlebury (1620-1678). Francis Eppes 1st married Mary Wells and they had one son Francis Eppes, III (c1659-1718). Francis (II) was the son of Francis Eppes (I) of Ashford, County Kent, England and wife Marie Pawlett. Francis (I) was the son of John Eppes (1560-1627) and wife Thomazine Banks Fisher (c1560-1625).

FRANCIS EPPES, II, was Justice of Charles City, 1658, Captain of the Guard and of Horse of the area served by Bristol Parish, was living in Henrico County, Virginia, by 1669, served as Justice there, and was granted 927 acres, of record, 1673. he died, 1678, of a wound, having made a deposition that year reciting he was 50 years of age. Before his death he made a nuncupative will dividing his estate, and designating his son Francis executor, to which will William Randolph and Richard Cocke Sr. were witnesses.

During his lifetime he carried on a mercantile business at Bermuda Hundred, Henrico County, Virginia, and was agent for a London Firm.

From the Henrico records it appears that Colonel Eppes died from a wound. On December 2, 1678 Richard Cocke, Sr., aged about 38, deposed that he was at the house of Colonel Francis Eppes the day before he died, and Col. Eppes said he wished his estate divided equally between his wife and four children. And on the same day William Randolph, aged about 28, deposed that he was at the house of Col. Francis Eppes a few days before he died, and said Eppes, being dangerously wounded, called him, and desired him to take notice that he wished his estate to be equally divided between his wife and four children, and when his wife asked about his land, he said he hoped his brother would seat one of them (the sons) at Causons, and that Lanctons would serve one of the boys. His son Francis was his administrator and among his accounts with the estate are payments to Parson Williams and Parsin Ball doubtless for the funeral services.

Francis Eppes gave deposition, in 1677, that he was aged 49. He and his second wife, Elizabeth, were then living at Bermuda Hundred in the upper parts of the James River.

Children of John Hardeman and Marie Eppes are:
i. John "the Younger" Hardeman, born June 17, 1686 in Prince George County, Virginia Colony (now USA); died March 1736 in Prince George County, Virginia Colony (now USA). He married Henrietta Maria Taylor August 16, 1709 in Prince George County, Virginia, daughter of John Taylor and Henrietta Maria Lucy. She was born Abt. 1688 in Fleur de Hundred, Charles City County, Virginia Colony (now USA), and died Bet. 1724 - 1737 in Prince George County, Virginia Colony (now USA).
ii. Francis Hardeman, born Abt. 1688 in Prince George County, Virginia Colony (now USA); died July 23, 1741 in Charles City, Charles City County, Virginia Colony (now USA). He married (1) Sarah Taylor Abt. 1707 in Virginia Colony (now USA), daughter of John Taylor and Henrietta Maria Lucy. She was born Bet. 1685 - 1695 in Fleur de Hundred, Charles City County, Virginia Colony (now USA)`, and died Abt. 1738 in Charles City, Charles City County, Virginia Colony (now USA). He married (2) Jane Featherstone Bet. 1731 - 1741 in Virginia Colony (now USA). She was born Bet. 1680 - 1730, and died Aft. 1731 in Virginia Colony (now USA).
+ 4 iii.  Joseph Hardeman, born June 17, 1703 in Charles City, Charles City County, Virginia Colony (now USA); died Bet. 1730 - 1790 in English Providence Colony of Virginia (now USA).

Generation No. 2

 4. Joseph Hardeman (John "the Elder"3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born June 17, 1703 in Charles City, Charles City County, Virginia Colony (now USA), and died Bet. 1730 - 1790 in English Providence Colony of Virginia (now USA). He married  Sarah Elizabeth Clayton April 07, 1729 in Bradford, County Yorkshire, ENGLAND. She was born Abt. 1716 in County Yorkshire, ENGLAND, and died Bet. 1730 - 1810 in English Providence Colony of Virginia (now USA).

More About Joseph Hardeman:
Joseph Hardeman and wife Sarah Elizabeth are my biological maternal 6th great-grandparents.

Child of Joseph Hardeman and Sarah Elizabeth Clayton is:
 + 17 i. Thomas Hardeman, R. S., born October 15, 1730 in English Providence Colony of Virginia (now USA); died August 27, 1791 in Statesboro, Effingham (nka Bulloch) County, Georgia USA.

Generation No. 3

 17. Thomas Hardeman, Rev. Soldier (Joseph4, John "the Elder"3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born October 15, 1730 in English Providence Colony of Virginia (now USA), and died August 27, 1791 in Statesboro, Effingham (nka Bulloch) County, Georgia USA. He married  Elizabeth Margetts April 07, 1750 in Chipping Norton, County Oxford, ENGLAND. She was born August 14, 1736 in English Providence Colony of Virginia (now USA), and died Bet. 1776 - 1836 in Statesboro, Bulloch (fka Effingham) County, Georgia USA.

More About Thomas Hardeman:
Thomas Hardeman and wife Elizabeth Margetts are my biological maternal 5th great-grandparents.

His name is spelled Thomas Hardyman in the family Holy Bible. When seeking D.A.R. membership, his name is spelled with the "Y".
Source: 23 August 2008, D.A.R., Barbara Buchanan Parsons, Crossville TN

Thomas Hardyman was in Darlington Co. SC in an area called Lake Swamp, on the East side Lynches Creek. This is between the present towns of Darlington and Lamar.
In the "SC Magazine of Ancestral Research", Spring 1979, p. 78:
"Darlington County Memorialized Records" are these entries:
#21 John Byrd to Thomas Hardyman, Lease and release. 1781, Nov 4 & 5. 130 Acres Lake Swamp
#22 Thomas Hardyman to Thomas Jones, Lease and release, Nov 4 & 5 1781, 300 Acres East side Lynches Creek.

The book "Scotch-Irish Migration to South Carolina, 1772" by Jean Stephenson, published by Shenandoah Pub. House Inc, Strasburg, VA c. 1971 shows that Thomas Hardyman was in the Hayes Swamp area of Darlington Co. in 1773.

In the "History of Old Cherawas" by Alexander Gregg, published by the State Co., Columbia SC c. 1867 p. 245 "The following commissioins were made out, signed and dated as here entered, for officers in Col. Powell's Regiment of Militia, St. David's Parish" Ensign Joseph Hardyman and Capt Thomas Hardyman are on the list, but only Joseph is listed in index of the book.
The author states his reference for this as: "House Journal, Nov 40, pp 193,194" and this list and information on Powell's regiment follows a letter from John Rutledge dated Sep. 30th, 1776, so I assume this is the year these commissions were issued.

There is also a Stub Entry to Indents in Book D, p. 153 #117, Book D. Issued the 20th Dec. 1783 to Mr. Thomas Hardyman for Three pounds, ten Shillings and Seven Pence Sterling for Beef supplied the Continental Army in the Year 1781. Account audited.
Principal Pounds 3..10..7
Interest Pounds 0..4..11
This document does not give a location but it is another indication that there was a Thomas Hardyman in SC in 1783.
SOURCE: Posted by Pauline Eubanks at the Hardeman Yahoo! Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HARDEMAN/

HARDEMAN, THOMAS     1740? - 1791     Effingham County, Georgia
THOMAS HARDEMAN was a Revolutionary Soldier and a native of Virginia. This much seems to be well authenticated. Descendants living in Wiregrass Georgia however, were denied admission into the D. A. R. in 1948 as it appeared that the THOMAS HARDEMAN who served from North Carolina and was at the Battle of Kings Mountain, moved to Tennessee and died there in the 1830's; descendants living in other states had already been admitted on his service. As no other Revolutionary service of THOMAS HARDEMAN could be adduced, there was nothing left to do but to withdraw the application. However, it is generally known that many records of service in the Revolution have been lost through the years, so that it is entirely probably there were two THOMAS HARDEMAN's in the service.
THOMAS HARDEMAN was the father of five sisters who married and lived for awhile in Effingham and Bulloch counties, then moving to Wiregrass Georgia and settling in what was then Irwin County in 1822. This is referred to in the "History of Clinch County, Georgia" (by Huxford) published in 1916 (see pp. 159-160). The name of the wife of THOMAS HARDEMAN is not known. The records of Effingham County show that the estate of THOMAS HARDEMAN was appraised August 27, 1791, but unfortunately, no other record of the estate can be found, many records of that early period being lost. The appraisers were: JOHN WOOLF, JOHN LOWE and JOHN WRIGHT.
Not all the children of THOMAS HARDEMAN can be learned at this late date. Descendants, long since dead, said there were seven daughters but the Compiler did not seek to learn who they all were.
JOSEPH HARDEMAN of Effingham County (annexed to Bulloch County in 1796) was an adjoining land-owner to JOSIAH SIRMANS in 1798, and was probably a son of THOMAS.
The known daughters were the approximate dates of their births are as follows:
1) WINNIE HARDEMAN b: 1754, m. JOHN MOORE
2) LUCRETIA HARDEMAN b: 1766, m. JOHN TOMLINSON, SR.
3) MARY HARDEMAN b: 1768, m. JOHN JONES, called Jack Jones
4) HARTY HARDEMAN b: 1774, m. JOSIAH SIRMANS
5) MARTHA HARDEMAN b: 1776, m. DAVID JOHNSON, SR.
JOHN TOMLINSON, SR. died in Bulloch County but his widow moved to Wiregrass Georgia, as did her four sisters named above, and their husbands. Their descendants today number many thousands in Wiregrass Georgia and Florida.
Record is found of two land-grants to him from the State as follows:
Grant to 150 acres in Effingham County, March 12, 1786, and grant to 150 acres in Effingham County on April 3, 1786.

SOURCE: "Pioneers Of Wiregrass Georgia" by Folks Huxford, Volume I, Pages 115, 116

Children of Thomas Hardeman and Elizabeth Margetts are:
 + 41 i. Winnie Hardeman, born July 21, 1754 in Beaufort District, South Carolina; died Bet. 1807 - 1854 in Pitt or Wayne County, North Carolina or Saint George Parish (nka Burke County), Georgia.
ii. Joseph Hardeman, Rev. Soldier, born February 15, 1756 in Cheraw District, South Carolina; died Abt. May 31, 1794 in Screven County, Georgia. He married Elizabeth Johnson Bet. 1773 - 1776 in South Carolina or Virginia, daughter of David Johnson, I, Rev. Soldier and Susanna [--?--]. She was born Abt. 1760 in Virginia, and died Aft. 1785 in Screven County, Georgia.
iii. Elizabeth Hardeman, born August 18, 1760 in Cheraw District, South Carolina; died 1805 in Bulloch (fka Effingham) County, Georgia. She married Hustus Studstill, I Abt. 1793 in Beaufort District, SC. He was born Abt. 1760 in South Carolina, and died June 1805 in Bulloch (formerly Effingham) County, Georgia.
iv. Sarah Hardeman, born July 11, 1762 in Beaufort District, South Carolina; died Deceased in Georgia. She married Samuel Moore 1776 in South Carolina, son of John Moore, I and 1st wife Hannah Hollingsworth. He was born Abt. 1758 in Beaufort District, South Carolina, and died Aft. 1780 in Georgia.
v. Mary Hardeman, born June 14, 1764 in Beaufort District, SC. She married John "Jack" Jones; born Bet. 1720 - 1770; died Unknown.
vi. Rebecca Lucretia Hardeman, born January 14, 1766 in Virginia Colony (now USA); died 1845 in Echols (fka Clinch) County, Georgia. She married John Tomlinson, Sr. 1773 in South Carolina. He was born December 09, 1753 in Austerfield, County York, ENGLAND, and died Abt. July 1801 in Effingham (now Bulloch) County, Georgia USA.
vii. Harty "Artie" Hardeman, born May 16, 1772 in Effingham (nka Bulloch) County, Georgia; died 1848 in Clinch (nka Lanier) County, Georgia. She married Josiah Sirmans, Sr. 1790 in Effingham County, Georgia, son of Edward Sirmans and Rachel or Sarah [--?--]. He was born 1767 in Pitt County, North Carolina, and died January 06, 1830 in Clinch (nka Lanier) County, Georgia.
viii. Martha Ann Hardeman, born January 18, 1776 in Effingham (now Bulloch) County, Georgia; died March 23, 1837 in Leon County, Florida. She married David Johnson, II Abt. 1790 in Effingham County, Georgia, son of David Johnson, I, Rev. Soldier, and Susanna [--?--]. He was born Abt. 1770 in South Carolina, and died April 14, 1834 in Leon County, Florida.

Generation No. 4

 41. Winnie Hardeman (Thomas "R. S."5, Joseph4, John "the Elder"3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born July 21, 1754 in Beaufort District, South Carolina, and died Bet. 1807 - 1854 in Pitt or Wayne County, North Carolina or Saint George Parish (nka Burke County), Georgia. She married  John Moore II, Revolutionary Soldier Abt. 1760 in North Carolina or South Carolina, son of  John Moore, I and 1st wife  Hannah Hollingsworth. He was born December 11, 1755 in Pitt County, North Carolina, and died Bet. 1806 - 1855 in Saint George Parish (nka Burke County), Georgia.

More About Winnie Hardeman and John Moore, II:
Winnie Hardeman and John Moore, II are my biological maternal 4th great-grandparents. At this time, it is not known when they died nor where they where buried.

My lineage continues via My MOORE Family & Genealogy Of Wiregrass Georgia web page.

Children of Winnie Hardeman and John Moore, II are:
i. Elizabeth Moore, born Abt. 1782 in Pitt County, North Carolina; died 1867 in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida. She married William Raulerson, Sr. Abt. 1798 in McIntosh (fka Liberty) County, Georgia; born 1780 in South Carolina; died 1858 in Columbia (nka Baker) County, Florida. They had at least eight known children.
ii.  John Moore, III, born Abt. 1785 in Wayne County, North Carolina; died 1855 in Clay Hill District, Duval County (nka Clay County), Florida. He married  (1) Margaret Elizabeth "Martha" Jones 1808 in South Carolina or Burke County, Georgia; daughter of  Thomas Jones and  2nd wife Mary Howell; born 1790 in South Carolina or Georgia; died 1850 in Milltown, Ware (nka Atkinson) County, Georgia. He married (2) Mary Peterson April 13, 1854 in Clay County, Florida; born 1810 in Saint George Parish (nka Burke County), Georgia; died Bet. 1854 - 1910 in Clay Hill District, Duval (nka Clay) County, Florida.
iii. William Moore, born Abt. 1785 in Wayne County, North Carolina; died Bet. 1818 - 1850 in Lowndes County, Georgia. He married Sarah "Sallie" Tomlinson Abt. 1816 in Effingham County, Georgia; daughter of John Tomlinson, Sr. and Rebecca Lucretia Hardeman; born 1774 in South Carolina; died 1856 in Echols (fka Lowndes, Clinch) County, Georgia.
iv. Jesse Moore, born Abt. 1788 in Wayne County, North Carolina; died July 10, 1855 in Bulloch (fka Effingham) County, Georgia. He married Rebecca Studstill July 26, 1808 in Bulloch County, Georgia; daughter of Hustus Studstill, I and Elizabeth Hardeman born February 16, 1793 in Beaufort District, South Carolina; died April 12, 1884 in Bulloch (fka Effingham) County, Georgia.
v. Spencer Moore, Justice of Peace, born Abt. 1800 in Wayne County, North Carolina; died May 23, 1872 in Long Pond, Levy County, Florida. He married Elizabeth Mattox July 11, 1827 in Tattnall County, Georgia; daughter of John Mattox and Sarah Overstreet; born 1805 in Tattnall County, Georgia; died 1872 in Long Pond, Levy County, Florida.
vi. Edward Moore, Reverend, born 1803 in Pitt County, North Carolina; died Bet. June 1880 - 1910 in Reidsville, Tattnall County, Georgia. He married Sarah A. Mattox September 05, 1827 in Tattnall County, Georgia; daughter of John Mattox and Sarah Overstreet; born 1807 in Tattnall County, Georgia; died Bet. June 1880 - 1910 in Reidsville, Tattnall County, Georgia.

Endnotes Sources

1. Title: Historical Southern Families, Author: John Bennett Boddie, Publication: Baltimore, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1967
2. Strong Family; http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~dstrong155/jna2b.html
3. Echols Co, GA At Rootsweb: URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~gaechols/echclcen.html
4. "Names Changed Legally In Georgia" (.pdf) on the Internet - info taken from Georgia Bastardy Bonds 1800-1856
5. Echols Co, GA At Rootsweb: URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~gaechols/echclcen.html
6. "Descendants of Wm Parrish", http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Embassy/1221/georgia/index3.htm
7. Publication: "Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia" by Folks Huxford, Vol.1, Pg. 254.
8. Publication: "Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia" by Folks Huxford, Vol.1, Pgs. 146,147



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