35. Mark "Horse Racer" HARDIN2,50 was born on 1 December 1750 in Prince William County, Virginia.1,2,7 He served in the military Under Maj. Brady; also 8th Regt, PA in 1776 in Revolutionary War.50 He died on 3 September 1835 at the age of 84 in Marion County, Kentucky.1,2,7,51
Revolutionary Pension: Washington Co KY. Mark Hardin, Captain, PA militia. March 2, 1833. $600. Age 84. After Mark's death, his widow Susannah received his pension.
Susannah's application for Mark's pension gives date of marriage as 25 Dec 1780.
Mark inherited land in Fauquier & Culpeper Cos. VA from his father. In 1786, with his residence stated as Fayette Co PA, he and his wife sold the land in Fauquier Co. In 1799 they sold the land which was now in Culpeper and gave their residence as Washington Co KY. From KY they also sold additional land in Fauquier Co in 1802 and again in 1812.
Mark along with his brothers John and Martin is said to have gone to the Falls of the Ohio in the Spring of 1781. Most of the men there returned to the Monongahela River area to prepare to take their families to Kentucky.
Presumably the following Warrant #2583, issued 14 Feb 1780, is for this Mark Hardin, and was for 2000 acres. It was patented in three different grants located then in Jefferson Co but described in an area now located in Washington Co KY. One 500 acre tract was surveyed 28 Jun 1781 and was on the waters of Hardins Creek, his preemption on the south, John Askings on the north & south, a branch of Prather's Creek. The patent was dated 1 Jun 1782, recorded Book F, p.299; Kentucky grants, Book 1, p.611. Two other parts of this warrant, a 1000 acre tract and another 500 acre tract were not surveyed until 29 May 1788 when they were then part of Nelson Co, Nelson having been formed from Jefferson in 1784. The 1000 acres was on Long Lick Creek, branch of Rough Creek, 1/2 mile above a large clay lick. The 500 acres was on the same watercourse but says begin northwest corner of his 1000 acres, south side of Buffalo Path. These patents were issued 21 Apr 1792, Book 26, p.270 & 271.
Another Warrant, #2592, was also issued on 14 Feb 1780 and was for 400 acres. It was surveyed 1 Sep 1781 and contained 400 acres, the northwest corner of Robt. Wickliffe's 400 acres, on a branch of Cartwrights Creek, John Harden's 1500 acres. Patent dated 1 Jun 1782, Book G, p.24, Kentucky grants, Book 12, p.408.
The grants totaled some 3400 acres.
The children listed here are those provided to the courts when Susannah made application for the pension. Some databases online suggest an earlier marriage for Mark - 29 Nov 1774 - to Mary Hunter and give children for this marriage, some of whom were born after Mark married Susannah Stull in 1780. [I believe the Mark Hardin who married Mary Hunter was a son of Henry Hardin & Judith Lynch.] One son was said to be a Thomas, born 9 Mar 1776. The name Thomas is seldom used in this Hardin family. Susannah made no suggestions in her application, nor did anyone who testified in her behalf, that Mark had ever been married to anyone else.
Mark "Horse Racer" HARDIN and Susannah STULL were married on 25 December 1780 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.51 Susannah STULL51, daughter of John STULL, was born in 1761.51 She died on 18 November 1846 at the age of 85.2
Susannah, widow of Mark, applied for his Revolutionary pension on 7 Jul 1838. She married to Mark on 25 Dec 1780 in Fayette Co PA while he was in service. He continued in service until 1781. During this time she went home to her father, Col. John Stull of Hagerstown, Maryland. Mark Hardin died 3 Sep 1835, in Marion Co KY. She gave her age as 78.
Mark "Horse Racer" HARDIN and Susannah STULL had the following children: