Descendants of Jesse Hardesty
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Contributed by
Richard A. "Dick" Hardesty.  Thanks, Dick!

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Descendants of Jesse Hardesty

Generation No. 1

1.  JESSE8 HARDESTY  (HENRY7, FRANCIS6, FRANCIS5, FRANCIS4, THOMAS3, ARTHUR2, WILLIAM1) (Source: Hamilton County Probate Records, Box 5, Executors John G. Millspaugh and William McKenzie.) was born 1785 in Rowan County, North Carolina, and died February 19, 1850 in Hamilton County, Illinois.  He married (1) HANNAH Bef. 1818.  She was born Bef. 1800.  He married (2) SARAH CROFS October 22, 1829 in White County, Illinois (Source: Wedding Certificate, Single sheet of paper, "I do certify that I joined together Jesse Hardistey and Sarah Crofs in the Holy Bonds of Matrimony on the 22nd day of October. Given under my hand this 31st day of October 1829" signed John (unreadable) Justice of the Peace.).  She was born July 31, 1809 in Tennessee, and died August 11, 1897 in Hamilton County, Illinois.

Notes for JESSE HARDESTY:
Jesse and his wife, Sarah were buried on the old Hardesty homestead. Sometime in the recent past the headstones were moved to Albion Cemetery, near Norris City, Illinois,  just prior to the farm being sold and passing from the family.
Burial: Hardesty farm, Hamilton County, Illinois
Will: February 23, 1850, Probate, Hamilton County, Illinois
 

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Notes for SARAH CROFS:
Sarah's last name was probably Cross...in olden days, a figure like 'f' stood for a double 's'. She was 88 years old when she died. Buried on the Hardesty family farm, but her headstone was moved to Albion Cemetery near Norris City, Illinois.  

1850 Census, Hamilton Co., IL
670/670 Hardesty Sarah 37 F 1,000 TN 
Elizabeth 18 F TN 
Christopher 16 M Laborer IL 
John 14 M IL 
Martha 12 F IL 
Hiram 10 M IL 
Sarah E. 7 F
     

1860 Census, Hamilton Co., IL
520/520 Hardesty, Sarah 48 F Farmer $1000 $500 b. TN
John 24 M Farmer IL
Pharis, Hiarm 20 M Farmer IL

Children of JESSE HARDESTY and HANNAH are:

              i.     HANNAH9 HARDESTY, b. 1818. 

              ii.     MARY HARDESTY, b. January 28, 1820. Mary married William C. McKinzie August 16, 1835 in 
  Hamilton Co., IL.  He was the son of George and Margaret Ann "Betsey" McKenzie of White Co., 
  IL.

             iii.     NANCY HARDESTY, b. 1821. Nancy married Jesse Butler McKinzie January 18, 1838 in   
  Hamilton Co., IL. He was the son of George and Margaret Ann "Betsey" McKenzie of White  
  Co., IL.

                   Nancy is listed on the 1850 Hamilton Co., IL census, with her husband and children:
1850 Census:
Dist. 10
751/751:  Jesse B. McKenzie, m, farmer, 300, b. IL
Nancy, age 29, f, b. IL
Robert W., 11, m, b. IL
Martha, 8, f, b. IL
Mary, 6, f, b. IL
Eliza, 4, b. IL
Sarah, f, b. IL

                   Nancy is not listed in the household of J. B. T. McKinsy on the 1860 census, p. 89.  She probably died between 1850-1853.  Jesse married his second wife Mary Jane Beard on December 18, 1854 in Hamilton Co., IL and their first child James A. was born in 1856.

Children of JESSE HARDESTY and SARAH CROFS are:

2.          iv.     JULIA ANN9 HARDESTY, b. June 30, 1830, Hamilton County, Illinois.

             v.     ELIZABETH HARDESTY, b. 1832, Hamilton County, Illinois; m. LOGAN MCMURTRY, 
  December 05, 1850, Hamilton County, Illinois.  
 
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3.          vi.     CHRISTOPHER 'KIT' HARDESTY, b. January 04, 1834, Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois; 
  d. November 14, 1886, Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois.

4.         vii.     JOHN HARDESTY, b. September 04, 1836, Hamilton County, Illinois; d. February 13, 1907, 
  Hamilton County, Illinois.

           viii.     MARTHA HARDESTY, b. 1838, Hamilton County Illinois; m. HENRY W. FARRIS, November 
  24, 1853, Hamilton County, Illinois; b. 1833, Indiana.

5.          ix.     HIRAM HARDESTY, b. February 29, 1840, Hamilton County, Illinois; d. February 12, 1917, 
  Hamilton County, Illinois.

             x.     SARAH E. HARDESTY, b. 1843, Hamilton County, Illinois; m. WILLIAM THOMAS 
  WHEELER;
b. March 02, 1838; d. August 29, 1915, Dale, Hamilton County, Illinois.

  Notes for WILLIAM THOMAS WHEELER:
  In William's obit of 7 December 1915, the family had fifteen children, with seven surviving; 
  Elizabeth  Roark, Rosa May Berry, both of Missouri, Jesse Wheeler, Hiram Wheeler, Christopher 
  Wheeler, Arthur Wheeler, Julia Mayberry, and an orphan granddaughter, Mrs. Doll Johnson, and 23 
  grandchildren. They raised Doll Johnson. 
  Burial: New Prospect Cemetery, Illinois

Generation No. 2

2.  JULIA ANN9 HARDESTY (JESSE8, HENRY7, FRANCIS6, FRANCIS5, FRANCIS4, THOMAS3, ARTHUR2, WILLIAM1) (Source: Hamilton County Probate Records, Box 43, Executor A.M. Nelson, 8 November 1887.) was born June 30, 1830 in Hamilton County, Illinois.  She married JOHN H. MCMURTRY September 04, 1845 in Hamilton County, Illinois.  He was born August 12, 1827, and died October 15, 1863.  

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More About JULIA ANN HARDESTY:
Burial: Big Hill  Cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois
Will: November 08, 1887, Probate, Hamilton County, Illinois

More About JOHN H. MCMURTRY:
Burial: Big Hill  Cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois  

1860 Hamilton Co., IL Census:
McMertery, John H., 39, m. Farmer, $800, $200, b. IL
Juda Ann, 30, f, b. IL
Jessie, 12, m, b. IL
Horace, 10, m, b. IL
John S., 8, m, b. IL
Thomas J., 7, m, b. IL
Amanda Jane, 5, f, b. IL
William M., 4, m, b. IL
Alonzo, 2, m. b. IL
Allen, 2/12, m. b. IL

Children of JULIA HARDESTY and JOHN MCMURTRY are:

              i.     JESSE10 MCMURTRY, b. 1847.

              ii.     HORRIS MCMURTRY, b. 1850.  

             iii.     JOHN S. MCMURTRY, b. 1852

             iv.     THOMAS J., b. 1853

              v.     AMANDA JANE, b. 1855

             vi.     WILLIAM M., b. 1856

            vii.     ALONZO, b. 1858

           viii.     ALLEN, b. 1859

3.  CHRISTOPHER 'KIT'9 HARDESTY (JESSE8, HENRY7, FRANCIS6, FRANCIS5, FRANCIS4, THOMAS3, ARTHUR2, WILLIAM1) (Source: Illinois Civil War Records, War Department information sheet from NARA, Served in Illinois  cavalry, Company K, 6th Regiment. Mustered out of service in Nashville, Tennessee, June 2, 1864.) was born January 04, 1834 in Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois, and died November 14, 1886 in Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois.  He married MARY JANE VICKERS August 06, 1851 in Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois, daughter of THOMAS VICKERS and POLLY J..  She was born December 17, 1836 in Tennessee, and died November 27, 1910 in Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois.  

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Notes for CHRISTOPHER 'KIT' HARDESTY:
Christopher was a Sergeant in Company K, 6th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry during the Civil War. Still don't know where he acquired the nick-name 'Kit'. He was 52 years, nine months, and 10 days at time of death.
Burial: Big Hill Cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois
Military service: Civil War - Sgt in Illinois Cavalry  

1860 Census Hamilton Co., IL
Hardister, Christopher, JR., 26, m, Farmer, 1200, $630, b. IL
Mary J., age 24, f, b. IL
Jesse, age 7, m, b. IL
Thomas J., age 4, m, b. IL
Americus C., age 2, f, b. IL
Amanda J., age 3/12, f, b. IL

1870 Census Hamilton Co., IL
Hardesty, Christopher 35, m, Farmer, $1,500, $1010, b. IL
Mary J., 34, f, Keeping House, b. IL
Jesse, 17, m, Farm Laborer, b. IL
Thomas F., 15, m, Farm Laborer, b. IL
Mary K., 12, f, b. IL
Amanda, 10, f, b. IL
Christopher, 8, m, b. IL
Margaret, 5, f, b. IL
Laura, 1, f, b. IL

More About MARY JANE VICKERS:
Burial: Big Hill  Cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois

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Marriage Notes for CHRISTOPHER HARDESTY and MARY VICKERS:
Married by John Pearce, Justice of the Peace, and certified by John Judd, Clerk of the County on May 8th, 1888. It is a curiosity that the marriage was not recorded until two years after Christopher's death.

Children of CHRISTOPHER HARDESTY and MARY VICKERS are:

6.            i.     JESSE10 HARDESTY, b. January 01, 1853, Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois; d. September 02, 
  1921.

7.           ii.     THOMAS JEFFERSON HARDESTY, b. June 15, 1855, Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois; d. 
  February 11, 1936, Carmi, White County, Illinois.

8.          iii.     AMERICA HARDESTY, b. January 01, 1858, Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois; d. October 08, 
  1890.

9.          iv.     AMANDA JANE HARDESTY, b. 1860, Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois; d. 1946.

10.         v.     CHRISTOPHER C. HARDESTY, b. October 06, 1861, Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois; d. 
  January 01, 1899.

11.        vi.     MARY ALICE HARDESTY, b. November 10, 1865, Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois; d. April 
  10, 1946.

12.       vii.     LAURA ELLEN HARDESTY, b. July 28, 1868, Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois; d. November 
  19, 1910.

13.       viii.     MCCLINTOCK HARDESTY, b. 1871, Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois; d. 1953.

14.        ix.     ALVIN HARDESTY, b. September 16, 1875, Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois; d. November 23, 
  1948.

4.  JOHN9 HARDESTY (JESSE8, HENRY7, FRANCIS6, FRANCIS5, FRANCIS4, THOMAS3, ARTHUR2, WILLIAM1) was born September 04, 1836 in Hamilton County, Illinois, and died February 13, 1907 in Hamilton County, Illinois.  He married MARGARET BELVIN October 19, 1866 in Hamilton County, Illinois.  She was born May 07, 1845 in TN, and died February 28, 1928 in Hamilton County, Illinois.

More About JOHN HARDESTY:
Burial:
February 1907, Albion Cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois
Military service: Bet. 1861 - 1863, Co K, 6th Illinois Cavalry
 

1870 Census Hamilton Co., IL
69/69: Hardesty, John 34, m, Farmer, $1050, $350, b. IL
Margaret, 25, f, Keeping House, b. TN
Charles, 3, m, b. IL
George, 1, m, b. IL

More About MARGARET BELVIN:
Burial: Albion Cemetery, Hamilton, Illinois

Children of JOHN HARDESTY and MARGARET BELVIN are:

              i.     CHARLES10 HARDESTY, b. August 25, 1867, Hamilton County Illinois; d. April 27, 1939.

  Notes for CHARLES HARDESTY:
  Charles never married. From the Times-Leader, dated 4 May 1939, he left 5 nieces, and 3 nephews: 
  Mae Hunt of Riverside, CA; Earl Sigler of Oil Hill, KS; Sherman Sigler, Raleigh Sigler and Nellie 
  Rieke all of Sterling, CO; Audrey Harris and Mildred Adams, both of Wheatland, WY; and Roshell 
  Williams of Norris City, Illinois.

              ii.     HENRY HARDESTY, b. March 03, 1873; d. October 04, 1928.

    More About HENRY HARDESTY:
   Burial: Albion Cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois

             iii.     ELLIS HARDESTY, b. February 16, 1880.

             iv.     GEORGE HARDESTY.

             v.     HENRY HARDESTY.

             vi.     JESSE HARDESTY.

            vii.     ISABELLA HARDESTY.

5.  HIRAM9 HARDESTY (JESSE8, HENRY7, FRANCIS6, FRANCIS5, FRANCIS4, THOMAS3, ARTHUR2, WILLIAM1) was born February 29, 1840 in Hamilton County, Illinois, and died February 12, 1917 in Hamilton County, Illinois.  He married NANCY HOLMES September 23, 1865 in Hamilton County, Illinois, daughter of ICHABOD HOLMES and MARY.  She was born February 22, 1846, and died February 27, 1919 in Hamilton County, Illinois.

More About HIRAM HARDESTY:
Burial:
Albion Cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois
Military service: 1863, Co. K, 6th Reg., Illinois cavalry  

1870 Census Hamilton Co, IL
86/86: Harester, Hiram 30, m, Blacksmith, $670, $400, b. IL
Nancy, age 26, f, Keeping House, b. IL
Henry, age 3, m, b. IL
Louis, age 2, m, b. IL

More About NANCY HOLMES:
Burial:
Albion Cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois
 

Children of HIRAM HARDESTY and NANCY HOLMES are:

              i.     MARY E.10 HARDESTY, b. April 15, 1871; d. April 16, 1911, Hamilton County, Illinois.

  More About MARY E. HARDESTY:
  Burial: Albion Cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois

ii.       WILDA HARDESTY, b. July 25, 1880; d. April 09, 1909, Hamilton County, Illinois.

  More About WILDA HARDESTY:
  Burial: Albion Cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois

Generation No. 3

6.  JESSE10 HARDESTY (CHRISTOPHER 'KIT'9, JESSE8, HENRY7, FRANCIS6, FRANCIS5, FRANCIS4, THOMAS3, ARTHUR2, WILLIAM1) was born January 01, 1853 in Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois, and died September 02, 1921.  He married MARGARET LUCINDA SIGLER August 24, 1877 in Bride's residence, Hamilton County, Illinois, daughter of EMMANUEL SIGLER and LUCINDA MAYBERRY.  She was born November 13, 1855 in Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois, and died January 03, 1921.  

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Notes for JESSE HARDESTY:
Jesse was a teacher

Burial: Albion Cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois

More About MARGARET LUCINDA SIGLER:
Burial: Albion Cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois

Marriage Notes for JESSE HARDESTY and MARGARET SIGLER: Married by W.L. Howard, a Justice of the Peace. Witnesses were Soloman Sigler and T.E. Vickers

Children of JESSE HARDESTY and MARGARET SIGLER are:

15.          i.     OLIVE EDEN11 HARDESTY, b. September 11, 1874, Hamilton County, Illinois.

16.         ii.     ISAAC SYLVESTER HARDESTY, b. March 13, 1876, Norris City, White County, Illinois; d. 
  March 12, 1932, Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa.

             iii.     ARTHUR HARDESTY (Never married), b. February 02, 1878, Norris City , Hamilton 
  County, Illinois; d. September 08, 1952.

  More About ARTHUR HARDESTY:
   Burial: Albion Cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois

17.        iv.     LAURA ANN HARDESTY, b. March 12, 1880, Hamilton County, Illinois; d. May 22, 1948.

             v.     WALTER HARDESTY, b. February 21, 1882, Hamilton County, Illinois; d. 
  May 18, 1907; m. ROSA E. CRAIG, September 28, 1905.

  Notes for WALTER HARDESTY:
  Walter was hit by a train and taken to a hospital in E. St. Louis, Illinois. He died in St. Marys Hospital .  
  Burial: Albion Cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois

18.        vi.     WILLIAM SOLOMAN HARDESTY, b. March 16, 1884.

19.       vii.     JESSE CLEVELAND HARDESTY, b. October 25, 1886; d. December 3, 1953.

20.       viii.     FRANKLIN HARDESTY, b. April 09, 1889, Hamilton County, Illinois; d. February 12, 1963,  
  Seattle, Washington.

             ix.     ALLIE HARDESTY, b. January 08, 1891; d. February 16, 1891.

             x.     CLARENCE HARDESTY, b. July 28, 1892; d. October 21, 1892.

             xi.     UN-NAMED INFANT SON, b. July 28, 1892; d. July 28, 1892.

21.       xii.     IDA MAE HARDESTY, b. June 06, 1894; d. February 21, 1932.

7.  THOMAS JEFFERSON10 HARDESTY (CHRISTOPHER 'KIT'9, JESSE8, HENRY7, FRANCIS6, FRANCIS5, FRANCIS4, THOMAS3, ARTHUR2, WILLIAM1) was born June 15, 1855 in Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois, and died February 11, 1936 in Carmi, White County, Illinois.  He married (1) MARY ROSETTA HOLLOWAY.  He married (2) MARY GHOULSON March 09, 1876. 

Notes for THOMAS JEFFERSON HARDESTY:
T.J. Hardesty was a farmer
Burial: Gholson Cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois

Notes for MARY ROSETTA HOLLOWAY:
Her name was Masry Rosetti (Halloway) Wolfe at the time of her marriage

Children of THOMAS HARDESTY and MARY HOLLOWAY are:

              i.     AGUSTA11 HARDESTY, b. February 07, 1879; d. July 19, 1950.

              ii.     LOUIS O. HARDESTY, b. April 05, 1880.

             iii.     LILLIE M. HARDESTY, b. March 24, 1881; d. June 01, 1951.

             iv.     NELLIE F. HARDESTY, b. November 04, 1883; d. January 18, 1967.

             v.     JESSIE J. HARDESTY, b. June 24, 1888, Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois; d. May 20, 1954; m. 
  VIOLET BARONE.

  More About JESSIE J. HARDESTY:
  Burial: Albion Cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois

             vi.     TESSIE HARDESTY, b. June 24, 1888; d. June 25, 1888.

            vii.     HARLEY HARDESTY, b. November 02, 1893; d. December 23, 1953.   

Child of THOMAS HARDESTY and MARY GHOULSON is:

           viii.     ELMER11 HARDESTY, b. December 17, 1876; d. March 27, 1956.

8.  AMERICA10 HARDESTY (CHRISTOPHER 'KIT'9, JESSE8, HENRY7, FRANCIS6, FRANCIS5, FRANCIS4, THOMAS3, ARTHUR2, WILLIAM1) was born January 01, 1858 in Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois, and died October 08, 1890.  She married WASHINGTON SIGLER April 13, 1876.     

Children of AMERICA HARDESTY and WASHINGTON SIGLER are:

              i.     LAWRENCE11 SIGLER.

              ii.     LORETTA SIGLER.

9.  AMANDA JANE10 HARDESTY (CHRISTOPHER 'KIT'9, JESSE8, HENRY7, FRANCIS6, FRANCIS5, FRANCIS4, THOMAS3, ARTHUR2, WILLIAM1) was born 1860 in Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois, and died 1946.  She married JOHN F. ELDER April 18, 1877.  He was born August 07, 1855.

Children of AMANDA HARDESTY and JOHN ELDER are:

              i.     VIOLA11 ELDER, b. 1878.

              ii.     LAURINDA ELDER, b. September 22, 1881.

             iii.     CLARA ELDER, b. September 01, 1892.

             iv.     SHERMAN ELDER, b. December 14, 1899.

10.  CHRISTOPHER C.10 HARDESTY (CHRISTOPHER 'KIT'9, JESSE8, HENRY7, FRANCIS6, FRANCIS5, FRANCIS4, THOMAS3, ARTHUR2, WILLIAM1) was born October 06, 1861 in Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois, and died January 01, 1899.  He married SARAH E. TAYLOR October 06, 1883. 

More About CHRISTOPHER C. HARDESTY:
Burial: Gholson Cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois

Children of CHRISTOPHER HARDESTY and SARAH TAYLOR are:

              i.     FLOYD11 HARDESTY, b. October 09, 1885.

              ii.     WILLIE C. HARDESTY, b. July 28, 1887.

             iii.     VESTA HARDESTY, b. September 04, 1889.

             iv.     CLEVELAND HARDESTY, b. July 10, 1892.

             v.     ERNEST HARDESTY, b. January 28, 1895.

11.  MARY ALICE10 HARDESTY (CHRISTOPHER 'KIT'9, JESSE8, HENRY7, FRANCIS6, FRANCIS5, FRANCIS4, THOMAS3, ARTHUR2, WILLIAM1) was born November 10, 1865 in Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois, and died April 10, 1946.  She married FRED GHOULSON February 06, 1887. 

More About MARY ALICE HARDESTY:
Burial: Albion Cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois
 

Children of MARY HARDESTY and FRED GHOULSON are:

              i.     PEARL11 GHOULSON.

              ii.     ETHYL GHOULSON, b. 1889.

             iii.     ELVIS GHOULSON.

             iv.     JAMES G. GHOULSON, b. May 29, 1902.

             v.     VIVIAN GHOULSON, b. May 29, 1902.

             vi.     MARY GHOULSON, b. 1904; m. HARLEY COOK.

12.  LAURA ELLEN10 HARDESTY (CHRISTOPHER 'KIT'9, JESSE8, HENRY7, FRANCIS6, FRANCIS5, FRANCIS4, THOMAS3, ARTHUR2, WILLIAM1) was born July 28, 1868 in Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois, and died November 19, 1910.  She married A. ALEXANDER MCKENZIE January 13, 1889.    

Children of LAURA HARDESTY and A. MCKENZIE are:

              i.     CARRIE11 MCKENZIE, b. February 01, 1890.

              ii.     CLEMMA MCKENZIE, b. March 10, 1892.

             iii.     CLARENCE MCKENZIE, b. August 21, 1895.

             iv.     ORLON MCKENZIE, b. September 25, 1898.

13.  MCCLINTOCK10 HARDESTY (CHRISTOPHER 'KIT'9, JESSE8, HENRY7, FRANCIS6, FRANCIS5, FRANCIS4, THOMAS3, ARTHUR2, WILLIAM1) was born 1871 in Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois, and died 1953.  He married (1) DOLLY MAYBERRY.    He married (2) MAUDE MCKINZIE February 18, 1891, daughter of R. MCKENZIE and L..  She died September 15, 1892.

More About MAUDE MCKINZIE:
Burial: Albion Cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois

Child of MCCLINTOCK HARDESTY and DOLLY MAYBERRY is:

              i.     VOYLE11 HARDESTY.      

Child of MCCLINTOCK HARDESTY and MAUDE MCKINZIE is:

              ii.     ORLENA11 HARDESTY, b. 1892.

14.  ALVIN10 HARDESTY (CHRISTOPHER 'KIT'9, JESSE8, HENRY7, FRANCIS6, FRANCIS5, FRANCIS4, THOMAS3, ARTHUR2, WILLIAM1) was born September 16, 1875 in Broughton, Hamilton County, Illinois, and died November 23, 1948.  He married MARY ALICE COX September 16, 1891.  She was born 1873, and died 1961.

Notes for ALVIN HARDESTY:
Alvin was a barber
Burial: Gholson Cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois

More About MARY ALICE COX:
Burial:
Gholson Cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois      

Children of ALVIN HARDESTY and MARY COX are:

              i.     ROY11 HARDESTY, d. November 1953.
 
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              ii.     CECIL HARDESTY, b. April 01, 1898; d. July 31, 1974; m. ETTA LEMAY.

  More About CECIL HARDESTY:
  Burial: Gholson Cemetery, Hamilton County, Illinois

             iii.     LURA HARDESTY, b. September 21, 1894.

             iv.     DALLAS HARDESTY, b. 1896; d. 1901.

             v.     AUDRA HARDESTY, b. January 08, 1902; d. 1979; m. VIRGINIA, May 22, 1929.

             vi.     WILMA HARDESTY, b. February 09, 1909.

            vii.     MARIE HARDESTY, b. 1910.

           viii.     HAZEL HARDESTY, b. October 17, 1911.

Generation No. 4

15.  OLIVE EDEN11 HARDESTY (JESSE10, CHRISTOPHER 'KIT'9, JESSE8, HENRY7, FRANCIS6, FRANCIS5, FRANCIS4, THOMAS3, ARTHUR2, WILLIAM1) was born September 11, 1874 in Hamilton County, Illinois.  She married CHARLES FERRIS May 01, 1902.     

Child of OLIVE HARDESTY and CHARLES FERRIS is:

              i.     LYNN12 FERRIS.

16.  ISAAC SYLVESTER11 HARDESTY (JESSE10, CHRISTOPHER 'KIT'9, JESSE8, HENRY7, FRANCIS6, FRANCIS5, FRANCIS4, THOMAS3, ARTHUR2, WILLIAM1) was born March 13, 1876 in Norris City, White County, Illinois, and died March 12, 1932 in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa.  He married IVA MAE CROSS April 01, 1901 in Mount Vernon,  Jefferson County, Illinois, daughter of JOHN CROSS and OLIVE ELLIS.  She was born January 20, 1882, and died January 05, 1945 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

More About ISAAC SYLVESTER HARDESTY:
Burial: March 14, 1932, Cedar Memorial Cemetery
Probate: March 16, 1932, Linn County Courthouse, Iowa #12146

More About IVA MAE CROSS:
Burial: January 07, 1945, Cedar Memorial Cemetery      

Children of ISAAC HARDESTY and IVA CROSS are:

22.          i.     WALTER WADE12 HARDESTY, b. June 26, 1909, McLeansboro, Illinois; d. January 04, 1993, 
  Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

              ii.     HELMA CROSS HARDESTY, b. February 06, 1902, McLeansboro, Illinois; d. February 15, 1965, 
  Cedar Rapids, Iowa; m. EARL DUNCAN MCCULLOUGH, November 30, 1924, Galesburg, 
  Illinois; b. July 02, 1892, Kincardine, Ontario, Canada; d. November 21, 1977, Mt. Vernon, Iowa.

  Notes for HELMA CROSS HARDESTY:
  Auntie died as a result of an auto accident. She and Dad were going to Newhall to get eggs, when 
  they were struck by a guy who ran a stop sign. He had no license, and no insurance.
  Burial: February 17, 1965, Cedar Memorial Cemetery

  Notes for EARL DUNCAN MCCULLOUGH:
  Uncle Mac was born in Canada, and never did become a U.S. citizen. He was a classic saleman, and 
  sold everything to everyone. At one time he also sold Amana refrigerators and products, as well as 
  Muzak systems. He was one of the first people in Cedar Rapids to demonstrate the new thing called 
  'TV' back in the forties!!
  Burial: November 24, 1977, Cedar Memorial Cemetery

17.  LAURA ANN11 HARDESTY (JESSE10, CHRISTOPHER 'KIT'9, JESSE8, HENRY7, FRANCIS6, FRANCIS5, FRANCIS4, THOMAS3, ARTHUR2, WILLIAM1) was born March 12, 1880 in Hamilton County, Illinois, and died May 22, 1948.  She married EDWARD F. HARLOW August 15, 1900.

Children of LAURA HARDESTY and EDWARD HARLOW are:

              i.     RAYMOND12 HARLOW.

              ii.     MARION HARLOW.

             iii.     ROBERT H. HARLOW.

             iv.     HELEN HARLOW.

             v.     GILBERT HARLOW.

             vi.     CHARLIE HARLOW.

18.  WILLIAM SOLOMAN11 HARDESTY (JESSE10, CHRISTOPHER 'KIT'9, JESSE8, HENRY7, FRANCIS6, FRANCIS5, FRANCIS4, THOMAS3, ARTHUR2, WILLIAM1) was born March 16, 1884.  He married MAYME STORM July 03, 1909. 

Notes for WILLIAM SOLOMAN HARDESTY:
He was known as Willie to the family. He was married twice; Ellen Hardesty met his first wife in California in the early 1940's when Wade and family moved to Whittier.

Children of WILLIAM HARDESTY and MAYME STORM are:

              i.     JEAN12 HARDESTY.

              ii.     ETHEL HARDESTY.

19.  JESSE CLEVELAND11 HARDESTY (JESSE10, CHRISTOPHER 'KIT'9, JESSE8, HENRY7, FRANCIS6, FRANCIS5, FRANCIS4, THOMAS3, ARTHUR2, WILLIAM1) was born October 25, 1886, and died December 3, 1953.  He married CORA VALE JOHNSON October 19, 1909 in Fairfield, Wayne County, Illinois.     

Children of JESSE HARDESTY and CORA JOHNSON are:

23.          i.     MARSHALL GLADE12 HARDESTY, b. September 24, 1910.

              ii.     WANDA WAVE HARDESTY, b. October 11, 1914.

             iii.     FRENCH EDWIN HARDESTY, b. March 11, 1918; m. EMMYLOU MARLIN, June 06, 1943,  
  Norris City, Illinois.

  Notes for FRENCH EDWIN HARDESTY:
  French and his wife had no children.

20.  FRANKLIN11 HARDESTY (JESSE10, CHRISTOPHER 'KIT'9, JESSE8, HENRY7, FRANCIS6, FRANCIS5, FRANCIS4, THOMAS3, ARTHUR2, WILLIAM1) was born April 09, 1889 in Hamilton County, Illinois, and died February 12, 1963 in Seattle, Washington.  He married MILDRED NELL MCKEE.  She was born July 1895, and died September 06, 1974 in Seattle, Washington.

Notes for FRANKLIN HARDESTY:
Frank had a dispute with some of the family, and left home with his wife. After graduating from University of Chicago, he worked for Swift Meats. He ended up in Charleston, West Virginia...last started his own meat packing plant and went broke during the depression... He worked for Sun Life Insurance company, of Canada in Charleston, and ended up moving his family to Seattle, Washington. He worked there for Pope & Talbert Co., in real estate. He retired and died from a heart attack. At some point in time, Franklin changed his name to Frank Allen; his son is Frank Allen Jr. Ref: Jesse Hardesty's (1853) Bible.

Burial: Seattle, Washington
Cremation: February 13, 1963, Ashes scattered
 

More About MILDRED NELL MCKEE:
Burial: Seattle, Washington
Cremation: September 07, 1974, Ashes scattered
   

Children of FRANKLIN HARDESTY and MILDRED MCKEE are:

              i.     JANE RUPEL12 HARDESTY, b. 1917, Charleston, West Virginia; d. June 15, 1965, Seattle, 
  Washington.

              ii.     FRANK ALLEN HARDESTY JR, b. 1919, Charleston, West Virginia; d. June 22, 1986, 
  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

24.        iii.     WILLIAM MCKEE HARDESTY, b. January 23, 1926, Charleston, West Virginia.

             iv.     DAVID RUPEL HARDESTY, b. May 21, 1932, Charleston, West Virginia; d. May 30, 1992, 
  Seattle, Washington.

             v.     BO HARDESTY, b. Unknown, Charleston, West Virginia; d. Unknown, probably very young.

21.  IDA MAE11 HARDESTY (JESSE10, CHRISTOPHER 'KIT'9, JESSE8, HENRY7, FRANCIS6, FRANCIS5, FRANCIS4, THOMAS3, ARTHUR2, WILLIAM1) was born June 06, 1894, and died February 21, 1932.  She married WILLIAM C. PICTOR. 

Notes for IDA MAE HARDESTY:
According to Jesse's Bible, Ida's middle name was going to be 'Pearl', but was crossed out and replaced by 'Mae'

Children of IDA HARDESTY and WILLIAM PICTOR are:

              i.     MILDRED12 PICTOR.

              ii.     RICHARD PICTOR.


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