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13. Mark HARDIN2,24 was born in 1735.4 He served in the military in 1774 at Payrolls at Pittsburgh in Dunmore's War. He died in 1792 at the age of 57 in Nelson County, Kentucky.4


VIRGINIA'S COLONIAL SOLDIERS; Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, 1988, Genealogy Publishing Co., 3rd Printing 1998.
p.93 County Militia Rosters
26 Jun 1757 Culpeper Militia Without Arms: included Mark Hardin


VIRGINIA'S COLONIAL SOLDIERS; Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, 1988, Genealogy Publishing Co., 3rd Printing 1998.
p.144 Dunmore's War 1774. Payrolls at Pittsburgh
Listed with Capt. Zachquil Morgan: John Hardin, Mark Hardin, Benjamin Hardin

Apparently the above service was used to prove he was in the Revolution for DAR - however that service is no longer acceptable since the Revolution had not yet started.


Mark Hardin received a Virginia Preemption Warrant, No. 1623, dated 24 Apr 1781. The warrant was for 400 acres in Monongalia but described a location on the Little Kanhaway adjacent land claimed by Robert Thornton, to include Mark's settlement [improvement] of 1772. The Little Kenawha today is within the bounds of West Virgina. There is a Warrant to his brother Benjamin in the same location and also mentions a settlement of 1772. John Hardin, possibly their older brother, also patented 359 acres on the Little Kenawha.

Mark was granted a patent on the above Preemption which had been surveyed 15 Nov 1783. He received a total of 909 acres, still described as Monongalia Co, the lower side of Little Kenhawa River, about six miles above the mouth, at the mouth of Grave Crk. Patent Book R, p.463.
The Little Kanawha River runs into the Ohio at Parkersburg, WV. This placed some of the Hardins in a handy place to explore Kentucky.

Mark was deeded land in Hampshire Co VA in 1773 from his father. This was 126 acres, part of 306 acres granted 1766 by Fairfax to Benjamin Rutherford and sold by Rutherford to John Hardin Sr in 1768.
The patent to Rutherford was dated 22 Oct 1766 and was for 306 acres, Lot #18 on Patterson Crk in Hampshire Co VA, on the Creek side of Lot #17 [Mark's father will leave a grandson 100 acres, part of Lot 17 on Patterson Crk]. It was issued to Benjamin Rutherford, Robert Worthington, Jane McCracken and Margaret McCracken.

Ann's father John Hartley lived on Patterson Creek in Hampshire Co. John Hartley named his daughter Ann Hardin in his will of 1783.

Grantor-Grantee Index of Hampshire Co. VA
1789 Aug 17
MARK HARDIN, (wife Ann) to Jacob Brookhart...126 a. on Patterson Creek.

They followed their children to what is now Washington Co KY.

The proof given in DAR papers for his service is somewhat doubtful and probably would not be accepted today, although it is likely he served along with his brother.

Nelson Co KY Will Book A:
p.86: In the name of God amen. I Mark Hardin of Nelson County and District of Kentucky being in languising bead of Sickness but of sound mind and Memry doth make ordain and Constitute this to be my last Will and Testament. first I gave my Soul to God who gave it me and my Body to the Ground to be buryed at the discretion of my Executrix and Executors and the funeral expenses to be paid out of my Estate.
First I give unto my beloved wife Ann one third of my Moveable Estate Otherwise my good and Chattles to will to do with it according to her discretion. Item, I give unto my beloved Sons Henry, John, Mark, Benjamin the tract or parcel of land I now live on to be equally divided amongst them only the part I live on in the dividing of it to be Benjamins and after my Daughters hereafter mentioned received their Leggacys all the remaining part that is not nor wont be mentioned In Leggacys to be Equally divided Amongst my sons and three youngest Daughters Mary, Lydia and Sarah for them to enjoy and prosess. Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Catherine Hallet twenty shilling for her freely to enjoy and prosess. Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Hannah Stalcup twenty Shelling for her frely to enjoy and process. Item I give and bequeath unto my Beloved duaghter Ann six pounds for her frely to enjoy and prosess. All other Wills or Deed of Gifts prior to the date of this my last Will and Testament I declar them void and of no effect and do hereby Otherwise Anominate and appoint my beloved wife Ann as Executrix and my sons Henry and John Executors to this my last Will and Testament.
Mark (hisXmark) Hardin Seal.
Signed, Sealled and acknowledged in the presents of us this 31 day of March in year 1790
Benja. Hardin, John Hardin. Seman Robertson
At a Court begun and held for Nelson Co on Tuesday the eighth day of May 1792.
This last Will and Testament of Mark Hardin dec'd was produced in Court and Sworn to be Ann Hardin Executrix and Henry Hardin Exer. therein named and was proved by the Oaths of Benjamin & John Hardin and Seman Robertson Subscribing Witnesses thereto and Ordered to be Recorded. Test. Ben Grayson CC
p.67: 9 Jun 1792 - Appraisal of the Estate of Mark Hardin, deceased, by Samuel Robertson, William T. Caldwell & Robert Davis. Inventory was ordered to be recorded on 12 Jun 1792.

Mark HARDIN and Ann HARTLEY were married.25 Ann HARTLEY2, daughter of John HARTLEY, was born (date unknown).

Ann survived her husband. She signed marriage consents for her daughters Ann and Mary in 1799 and 1801. She may have been the female over age 45 in the 1810 Census in her son Benjamin's household, dying about 1813.

Mark HARDIN and Ann HARTLEY had the following children:

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i.

Ann "Nancy" HARDIN (private).

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ii.

Henry "Short Harry" HARDIN2 was born on 19 September 1764 in Hampshire County, Virginia.2,26

Henry married (1) Mary Davis and (2) Jane (Smith) Head.

+67

iii.

John HARDIN.

68

iv.

Catherine "Katie" HARDIN2 was born (date unknown).

Named in father's will as Catharine Hallet. She married Thomas Hollett.

69

v.

Hannah HARDIN2 was born about 1767 in Virginia.27 She died in 1792 at the age of 25 in Kentucky.27

Named as Hannah Stalcup in her father's Will in 1790. Her husband was Henry Stalcup.

70

vi.

Mark "Stumpy Mark" HARDIN2 was born (date unknown).

Named in father's Will. Mark never married. He settled in Henry Co KY.

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vii.

Benjamin "Stiller Ben" HARDIN.

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viii.

Mary "Mollie" HARDIN2 was born (date unknown).

Named in father's Will. Mary married John Summers on 25 Feb 1799 in Washington Co KY.

73

ix.

Lydia HARDIN2 was born (date unknown).

Named in father's Will. Lydia married Jacob Rounder on 4 Sep 1801 in Washington Co KY; they were in Henry Co KY by 1810.

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x.

Sarah HARDIN2 was born (date unknown).

Named in father's Will. Nothing else is known about Sarah.