86. Ben HARDIN1,94 was born on 29 February 1784.2 He died on 24 September 1852 at the age of 68 in Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky.
Breckinridge County Deed Book B, p.282 15 April 1807. Power of Attorney from Benjamin Hardin Sr and Sarah his wife of Washington County to Benjamin Hardin Jr to dispose of land in Breckinridge County. Recorded 20 Apr 1807.
This is Congressman Ben Hardin.
Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
HARDIN, Benjamin, (cousin of Martin Davis Hardin), a Representative from Kentucky; born at the Georges Creek settlement on the Monongahela River, Westmoreland County, Pa., February 29, 1784; moved with his parents to Washington County, Ky., in 1788; attended the schools of Nelson and Washington Counties, Ky.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1806 and commenced practice in Elizabethtown and Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky.; settled in Bardstown in 1808; member of the State house of representatives in 1810, 1811, 1824, and 1825; served in the State senate 1828-1832; elected as a Republican to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); reelected as a Republican to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1823); elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837); secretary of state of Kentucky 1844-1847; member of the State constitutional convention in 1849; died in Bardstown, Ky., September 24, 1852; interment in the family burying ground near Springfield, Ky.
Ben HARDIN and Elizabeth BARBOUR were married on 31 March 1807 in Washington County, Kentucky.4,95 Elizabeth BARBOUR, daughter of Ambrose BARBOUR and Catherine THOMAS, was born (date unknown).
Ben HARDIN and Elizabeth BARBOUR had the following children: