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72. Benjamin "Stiller Ben" HARDIN2 was born on 13 April 1776 in Virginia.2 He died about 1820 at the age of 44 in Kentucky.92

Benjamin married Elizabeth Clark, said to be a relative of George Rogers Clark - unproved and probably not true.

Will Dated 18 Dec 1819, was probated 11 Sep 1820.

I found a list of children for this couple in a Genforum message board post - they are all exact dates which suggests a Bible Record. However the same post placed Benjamin "Stiller Ben" as the son of Benjamin, grandson of Maj. John Hardin - unfortunately in the wrong place. The Ben Hardin, son of Benjamin, was not born until 1784 as was the Ben Hardin who served in Congress and did not die until 1852. Stiller Ben was a son of Mark and Ann Hartley.
Benjamin, aka Stiller Ben, b. 30 Apr 1765; d. 11 Sep 1820 (date of probate of will above)
Elizabeth Clark, b. 2 Jun 1778. Married 3 Nov 1796.
Isabelle, b. 22 Aug 1797, m. John Hayner
Nancy Ann, b. 8 Oct 1799, m. William Haydon
Matilda, b. 17 Apr 1801, m. Dan McIlcoy
Ben, b. 8 Oct 1803, m. Sallie Stringer
Elizabeth, b. 29 Dec 1805, m. Alexander Denney
Lydia Ann, b. 28 Mar 1808, m. Abraham Harding
Lucretia, b. 25 Jul 1810
Mark C., b. 21 Nov 1812
John William, b. 7 Nov 1815
Harriet, b. 24 Nov 1817, married Berry
Juliet, b. 9 Jan 1820

Most of the information on Stiller Ben's family has come from a WorldConnect file that has not been updated since 2008 but contains a great deal of information on his family since the daughter Nancy married William Hayden from the Maryland Haydens.

Benjamin "Stiller Ben" HARDIN and Elizabeth CLARK were married on 3 November 1796. Elizabeth CLARK was born on 2 June 1778 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. She died on 24 April 1845 at the age of 66 in Bourbon County, Kentucky.

Parents suggested for Elizabeth are Robert Clark & Agnes Elizabeth Gay. The family moved from Augusta to Bourbon Co KY about 1784. Robert had a will in Bourbon Co, dated 17 Jun 1800, WB B, p.116. Elizabeth was one of eleven children. Robert Clark's father probably James Clark, died 1776 in Augusta - his will dated 20 Aug 1774, probated 17 Mar 1776.

Benjamin "Stiller Ben" HARDIN and Elizabeth CLARK had the following children:



Isabella HARDIN.



Matilda HARDIN.



Nancy Ann HARDIN.



Benjamin HARDIN Jr was born on 8 October 1803.

Married Sallie Stringer, April 1822
NOTE: Apparently Kentucky marriages has Benjamin Hardin to Sallie Stringer, 18 Feb 1816, in Christian Co KY. This date would be too early for this Benjamin and raises the question of whether or not this was his wife.

1840 U.S. Federal Census, Washington Co., Kentucky, p. 5. Hardin, Benj., 1 male age 5-10; 1 male age 10-15; 1 male age 30-40; 1 female age under 5; 2 females age 5-10; 1 female age 10-15; 1 female age 30-40; 1 female age 40-50; total 9 persons, 1 employed in agriculture.

Doubtful this is the same Benjamin - if so he has a second marriage:
1850 U.S. Federal Census, Breckinridge Co., Kentucky, District No. 2, 24 August 1850, dwelling/family 485. Hardin, Benjamin, 46, Farmer, b. KY; Charlotte, 42, b. KY; Mark, 20, b. KY; Maria, 16, b. KY; Nancy A., 14, b. KY; John, 12, b. MO; Rowan (male), 10, b. KY; Harriet, 8, b. KY; George, 6, b. KY; Mary, 4, b. KY.



Elizabeth HARDIN.



Lydia Ann HARDIN.



Lucretia HARDIN.



Mark R. C. HARDIN was born on 21 November 1812.



John William HARDIN was born on 27 November 1814 in Kentucky. He died before December 1819 at the age of 5.

John apparently died young. Not in his father's will dated 18 Dec 1819.



Harriet HARDIN.



Juliet Agnes HARDIN was born on 9 January 1820 in Kentucky.

Nothing else known. May have died young.