Joseph Walter Parramore

M
     He married Johnnie Ruth Booth.1

Citations

  1. [S109] L. C. McCall, Robert and Mary McCall Genealogy, p. 45.

Johnnie Ruth Booth1

F
     She married Joseph Walter Parramore.1

Citations

  1. [S109] L. C. McCall, Robert and Mary McCall Genealogy, p. 45.

Allen Hardie

M, b. circa 1746
     Allen was born circa 1746 at North Carolina, United States.1 He married Martha Duggan, daughter of William Duggan and Mary Smithwick, circa 1776 at Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States.
     Allen's occupation: Planter.
Biography of Allen Hardie:
Allen Hardie was probably born in the vicinity of Bertie County, North Carolina about 1747. The name of his parents is unknown.

The earliest record found is on 14 Mar 1768 when Allen Harday (sp) witnessed a deed wherein Francis Hobson of Pitt County, North Carolina sold 140 Acres on the Pocosin in Edgecombe County to Robert Hardy of Bertie County, North Carolina. [Edgecombe Co. NC Deed Book D:131] It is believed that the Allen who witnessed this deed is the Allen of this writing. Allen's witnessing of this deed suggests that he was born about 1747 or earlier as he likely would have to have been 21 years of age to witness a deed. The deed further suggests that his father may have been the Robert Hardy grantee of the deed. Allen and/or his wife, Martha appear as buyer, seller, witness or mentioned in 11 more deeds in Edgecombe County, North Carolina and on one deed in nearby Martin County. This convincingly locating Allen and his family in that area between 1768 and 1797, the date of the last deed executed by Allen Hardie in North Carolina. These deeds were all signed by Allen and Martha suggesting they were able to read and write.

All of the Edgecombe County Deeds mentioned above indicate Allen and his family lived on the Conetoe Pocosin on the north side of the Tar River. This is an area about 5 miles to the east of present day Tarboro, North Carolina. His lands were not extensive, his last sale amounting to 200 acres. An attempt to find the exact location of his North Carolina lands was unsuccessful and will require extensive work with old deeds and maps to locate this property. Also a land balance indicates that Allen sold all the land he acquired except for 200 acres he sold in 1797 in Edgecombe County and 180 acres he sold in Martin County in 1787. No record was found on how he acquired those pieces of land. He or Martha could have inherited that land. In fact, some of it could have been the land sold to Robert Hardie in 1768, which he witnessed.

The names of John, Joseph and Robert Hardie appear on many of these Allen Hardie
North Carolina deeds suggesting a relationship with Allen.

The 1790 Census of Halifax District of Edgecombe County, North Carolina shows Allen Hardie as Head of a Family consisting of 2 free white males 16 or over (Allen being one), 2 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females. No slaves or other free persons are indicated. The three males are assumed to be Allen Jr, William M. and Theophilus Hardie. One of the females is Martha and the other two are not known.

Allen and his children probably left Edgecombe County, North Carolina after February 1797 based on the date of the last deed found in North Carolina wherein he sold 200 acres. Interestingly, Martha's name was not on that deed, suggesting she had died. Her name was on all their earlier deeds with the last deed she executed being 25 February 1792. It is assumed she died between 1792 and 1797. Allen is not found in the 1800 census of North Carolina thus indicating he left the state by then.

Allen Hardie next appears in Washington County, Georgia in 1805 wherein he drew two blanks in the 1805 Land Lottery. An Allen Hardie Jr. drew one blank [Delwyn - Records of Washington County, Georgia p.11.] In 1807 Allen drew land in Wilkinson County, Georgia [E.P. Newsom Notes]. It is not known what he did with that land although he did move to Wilkinson County about 1818 and may have moved onto that land.

On 17 Jun 1809 as written in the Minutes of the Bethlehem Baptist Church of Washington County, Georgia, "Allen Hardy confessed to be a backslider, having formerly been a member of the Church in N.C. and had taken a letter from that Church and lost it - asked membership, Received." This shows that the Allen Hardie of Edgecombe County, North Carolina and the one in Washington County, Georgia are likely one and the same.

Additional records in Georgia indicate that Allen moved to Wilkinson County, Georgia about 1818. He is said to have died there on 17 Sep 1827 and is buried in Richland Creek Church Cemetery. (Ed. note: The writers have not been able to confirm this information regarding the death of Allen. We were not able to find a Richland Creek or Richland Creek Church in Wilkinson Co. Georgia. We did find a Richland Church and Cemetery in nearby Twiggs Co. Georgia, but did not find any Hardie graves there) There are few records in these Georgia Counties as they had several courthouse fires through the years which destroyed most records of that period.

Children of Allen Hardie and Martha Duggan

Citations

  1. [S112] Sara Robertson Dixon, History of Stewart Co, GA - Vol. II, p. 816.

Phereby Duggan1

F, b. 1742
     Phereby was born in 1742 at Bertie, North Carolina, British Colonial America. She was the daughter of William Duggan and Mary Smithwick. She married Benjamin Manning, circa 1765 at Bertie, North Carolina, British Colonial America.2 She married William Hyman, circa 1787 at North Carolina, United States.1

Citations

  1. [S207] Alice Duggan Gracy, Gracy, Thomas Hinds Duggan, p. 13-26.
  2. [S208] Coy K. Johnston, Thomas Hooks,.

Theophilus Hardie1

M, b. 18 June 1795, d. 18 August 1833
     Theophilus was born on 18 June 1795 at Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States.2 He was the son of Allen Hardie and Martha Duggan. He married Sarah Murphy, daughter of William Murphy and Mary Edwards, circa 1816 at Washington, Georgia, United States. Theophilus died on 18 August 1833 at Lumpkin, Stewart, Georgia, United States, at age 38.2 His body was buried in August 1833 at Lumpkin Baptist Church, Stewart, Georgia, United States.
     Theophilus's occupation: Baptist Minister.
Biography of Theophilus Hardie:
Theophilus Hardie was very likely born in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. He was sometimes called "Offa". We currently have two dates for his birth. One is based on the family history article compiled by Mrs. H. M. Dixson in "History of Stewart County, Georgia Section II" on pages 816-817. This compilation claims that Theophilus is the son of Allen and Martha Hardie of North Carolina and that Theophilus is the older brother of William M. Hardie (1786-1846). He is also listed in the "Haygood Family Bible" as "Theophilus Hardie son of Allen Hardie and Martha his wife was June the 18 AD 1795" in the "Haygood Family Bible" as written in the bible on 22 September 1838 by his daughter Sarah HARDIE Haygood. This thus proves who his parents were and provides a second date of birth.

      Theophilus probably arrived as a young man, or likely as an infant, in Washington County, Georgia from North Carolina with his father Allen after 1797. Theophilus was Commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the 136th Military District of Washington County, Georgia on 15 November 1819 [E. P. Newsom Notes - From p.764 Military Commissions of Georgia 1818-1820 in the Georgia Archives]. This is the earliest record that we have found on Theophilus. He is also found on the 1820 Census of Washington County and on 18 June 1820 the Minutes of the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Washington County state "Theophelus Hardie received by experience".[E. P. Newsom Notes] On 5 Dec 1820 the Newspaper Southern Recorder listed him as a Land Lottery winner. No mention of the land location is made and there is no evidence that he moved from Washington County. Theophilus is listed in the 1825 Tax Digest of Washington County in Capt. Thomas Warthens District 96, on Williamson Swamp Creek. He owned 4 slaves and 101 acres of land in pine trees. His tax was $1.53. [Newsome - Washington County Georgia 1825 Tax Digest, p17.] There were a number of entries in the "Minutes of the Bethlehem Baptist Church" concerning Theophilus. From the notes of E.P. Newsome they were:

19 March 1825 "Br. Theophilus Hardie chosen Deacon, agreed to call Wm. Reaves and Wm. R. Stancel to ordain him. Br. Bateman to bear the letter."

19 May 1825 "Theophilus Hardy ordained Deacon, Wm Reaves and Wm. R. Stancel assists."

15 October 1825 "Br. Theophilus Hardy presented a composition of songs of his own composure desiring to know whether the Church would approve of their publication. The Church recommended him to have them published."

17 December 1825 "Received by experience Br. Theophilus Hardie's Jeff."

19 Mar 1826 "Br. J. Whittle and T. Hardee chosen to represent us in next Assn. in case of failure T. Jordan."

16Sep 1826 "Hardy and Jordan request Ch to consider propriety of choosing other deacons. Br. Hardy expects to remove and Br. Jordan is at a distance and infirm."

14 Oct 1826 "Br. Theophilus Hardee ordained as a preacher by Br. Benj. Thompson, John Whittel, Alexr. Armstrong and Jeremiah."

18 Oct1826 "Br. Theo Hardee & wife Sarah and servant Jeffre dismissed by letter."

The above indicates that Theophilus and his family moved from Washington County about October of 1826 after having been ordained a deacon and preacher in Bethlehem Baptist Church.

      Theophilus and his family moved to Jefferson County, Florida as evidenced by his buying 80 acres of land from the government on 1 November 1827. The land is Section 4, Twp. 2 North Range 4 East is about 1 1/2 miles West of the town of Alma. Theophilus sold 80 acres of land in the same section to his brother, William M. Hardie (1786-1847) on 30 December 1828. He also witnessed a deed wherein his brother, William M. sold 160 acres of land in the same section to May Manning on 12 Sep 1832. On 17 Nov 1832 he sold the original 80 acres he bought on 1 November 1827 to Aaron Pritchet for $300. ["Florida Land: Records of Tallahassee and Newmansville Land Office 1825-1892" p.123 and "Keystone Kin" magazine of the Jefferson County Genealogical Society Vol 4 p.42]. Theophilus was thus likely living in Jefferson County from 1827 to 1832. This is verified by his family being in the 1830 Census of Jefferson County, Florida.

      Theophilus and his family lived in Jefferson County, Florida until 17 November 1832 when they sold their land in Jefferson County, Florida and moved to Stewart County, Georgia.

      According to the "History of Stewart County" "He became the first pastor of the Lumpkin Baptist Church. At his death in November or December of 1833 he was buried just outside the front door of the church, this was the first grave in the Cemetery." (The Haygood Family Bible indicates he died in September of 1833.)

Children of Theophilus Hardie and Sarah Murphy

Citations

  1. [S112] Sara Robertson Dixon, History of Stewart Co, GA - Vol. II, p. 816.
  2. [S206] "Haygood Family Bible."

William M. Hardie

M, b. 22 August 1786, d. January 1847
     William was born on 22 August 1786 at Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States.1 He was the son of Allen Hardie and Martha Duggan. He married Elizabeth (--?--), circa 1808.1 He married Lavisa Cornelia Perkins, daughter of John Perkins and Lavisa (--?--), circa 1823 at Georgia, United States. William died in January 1847 at Stewart, Georgia, United States, at age 60.2 His body was buried in January 1847 at Union Church Cemetery, Stewart, Georgia, United States.
     William's occupation: Planter.
Biography of William M. Hardie:
William M. Hardie was very likely born in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. His date of birth is based on the family history article3 compiled by Mrs. H. M. Dixson in "History of Stewart County, Georgia Section II". This compilation claims that William M. is the son of Allen and Martha Hardie of North Carolina and that William M. is the younger brother of Theophilus Hardie. The basis for either William M. or Theophilus being the sons of Allen and Martha Hardie is that they do appear in the same location as Allen in the early 1800's and that the names given to William and Theophilus's children and grandchildren suggests they are likely the the sons of Allen and Martha. Quotations from the Dixson article are below:

"William arrived as a young man in Washington County, Georgia from North Carolina with his father Allen after 1797. He moved into Wilkinson County, Georgia before 1820 and likely remained there until 30 December 1828 when he bought land in Jefferson County Florida from his brother Theophilus. He and his family lived in Jefferson County, Florida until 12 Sept 1832 when they sold their land in Jefferson County, Florida and moved to Stewart County, Georgia. William's family is shown in the 1830 Census of Jefferson County, Florida."3

"William first bought land in Stewart County on 1 Dec 1835 where they bought lot 235 in Sect. 23 near Lumpkin, Georgia."3

"William died about Jan 1847 in Stewart County based on the date his Will was probated. His will dated 6 November 1846 listed all his children. He is believed to be buried in Old Union Church Cemetery in Stewart County, Georgia."3

Children of William M. Hardie and Elizabeth (--?--)

Children of William M. Hardie and Lavisa Cornelia Perkins

Citations

  1. [S112] Sara Robertson Dixon, History of Stewart Co, GA - Vol. II, p. 817.
  2. [S112] Sara Robertson Dixon, History of Stewart Co, GA - Vol. II, p. 818.
  3. [S112] Sara Robertson Dixon, History of Stewart Co, GA - Vol. II, pp. 816-819.

Elizabeth (--?--)

F, b. circa 1790, d. June 1822
     Elizabeth was born circa 1790 at Georgia, United States. She married William M. Hardie, son of Allen Hardie and Martha Duggan, circa 1808.1 Elizabeth died in June 1822 at Wilkinson, Georgia, United States.2
     Biography of Elizabeth (--?--):
Elizabeth (her maiden name is not known) married William M. Hardie about 1808, probably in Washington County, Georgia. She died in 1822, during childbirth, probably in Wilkinson County, Georgia.

Children of Elizabeth (--?--) and William M. Hardie

Citations

  1. [S112] Sara Robertson Dixon, History of Stewart Co, GA - Vol. II, p. 817.
  2. [S202] Peggy Hardie Hahn, "William Hardie Family."

Lavisa Cornelia Perkins1

F, b. 25 October 1801, d. after 1846
     Lavisa was born on 25 October 1801 at Talbot, Georgia, United States. She was the daughter of John Perkins and Lavisa (--?--). She married William M. Hardie, son of Allen Hardie and Martha Duggan, circa 1823 at Georgia, United States. Lavisa died after 1846 at Stewart, Georgia, United States.

Children of Lavisa Cornelia Perkins and William M. Hardie

Citations

  1. [S112] Sara Robertson Dixon, History of Stewart Co, GA - Vol. II, p. 817.

John Perkins

M, b. circa 1780
     John was born circa 1780. He married Lavisa (--?--), circa 1800.1

Child of John Perkins and Lavisa (--?--)

Citations

  1. [S112] Sara Robertson Dixon, History of Stewart Co, GA - Vol. II, p. 817.

Lavisa (--?--)

F, b. circa 1780
     Lavisa was born circa 1780. She married John Perkins, circa 1800.1

Child of Lavisa (--?--) and John Perkins

Citations

  1. [S112] Sara Robertson Dixon, History of Stewart Co, GA - Vol. II, p. 817.

Temperance Hardie

F, b. 10 May 1809
     Temperance was born on 10 May 1809 at Washington, Georgia, United States.1 She was the daughter of William M. Hardie and Elizabeth (--?--). She married Samuel Garrett, circa 1827 at Wilkinson, Georgia, United States.

Children of Temperance Hardie and Samuel Garrett

Citations

  1. [S112] Sara Robertson Dixon, History of Stewart Co, GA - Vol. II, p. 817.

Theophilus Hardie1

M, b. 21 May 1811, d. 1853
     Theophilus was born on 21 May 1811. He was the son of William M. Hardie and Elizabeth (--?--). He married Elizabeth (--?--).2 Theophilus died in 1853 at Stewart, Georgia, United States. His body was buried in 1853 at Union Church Cemetery, Stewart, Georgia, United States.

Citations

  1. [S112] Sara Robertson Dixon, History of Stewart Co, GA - Vol. II, p. 817.
  2. [S112] Sara Robertson Dixon, History of Stewart Co, GA - Vol. II, p. 818.

Benjamin L. Hardie

M, b. 18 November 1814
     Benjamin was born on 18 November 1814 at Washington, Georgia, United States.1 He was the son of William M. Hardie and Elizabeth (--?--).
     Biography of Benjamin L. Hardie:
Benjamin married an unknown woman, probably in Old Union Church in Stewart County, Geogia about 1836. They had one son, Thomas listed below, plus one other boy and some girls.

Child of Benjamin L. Hardie

Citations

  1. [S112] Sara Robertson Dixon, History of Stewart Co, GA - Vol. II, p. 817.

Nancy Hardie

F, b. 17 May 1819
     Nancy was born on 17 May 1819.1 She was the daughter of William M. Hardie and Elizabeth (--?--). She married James K. Stokes, on 27 December 1835.1

Child of Nancy Hardie and James K. Stokes

Citations

  1. [S112] Sara Robertson Dixon, History of Stewart Co, GA - Vol. II, p. 818.

Jesse Hardie

M, b. June 1822, d. August 1822
     Jesse was born in June 1822 at Georgia, United States. He was the son of William M. Hardie and Elizabeth (--?--). Jesse died in August 1822 at Georgia, United States.1
     Biography of Jesse Hardie:
Jesse's mother died in childbirth having him. He died 2 months later. [Hahn - Hardie Family Records]

Citations

  1. [S112] Sara Robertson Dixon, History of Stewart Co, GA - Vol. II, p. 818.

Samuel Garrett

M, b. circa 1806
     Samuel was born circa 1806 at Georgia, United States.1 He married Temperance Hardie, daughter of William M. Hardie and Elizabeth (--?--), circa 1827 at Wilkinson, Georgia, United States.
     Biography of Samuel Garrett:

      Samuel
Garrett bought land in 1829 and 1830 in Leon County and in 1831 Gadsen County Florida from the Government Land office. He likely moved to that area of Florida in the late 1820's [Florida Land: Records of the Tallahassee and Newnansvlle General Land Office 1825-1892, p. 103]. A check of the location of this land (Sections 28 and 32 Twp 3 north and Range 4 east) shows it is located in present day Jefferson County about 1 mile northwest of the Town of Alma. This land is about 1 mile north of where Samuel's father-in-law William M.
Hardie
lived and owned land at that same time. The Garrett's likely moved to Stewart County, Georgia in the mid 1830's based on the birth places of this family found in the 1850 Census of Stewart County, Georgia [Hist. of Stewart County, Section II, p.175].

Children of Samuel Garrett and Temperance Hardie

Citations

  1. [S112] Sara Robertson Dixon, History of Stewart Co, GA - Vol. II, 1850 Stewart Co. Census, p.175.