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124. Daniel HARDIN died circa 1827 at the age of 57 in Breckinridge County, Kentucky. He was adopted. He was born by 1770.

Daniel Hardin was said to be raised by William & Winifred. His relationship is unknown. He is thought to perhaps be a son of Jesse, a brother to William, but Jesse's existence is somewhat questionable. He is also thought to have been a brother to Polly Hardin who also may have grown up in the same household. Polly's mother has been suggested as Margaret Huston, who also lived in Breckinridge Co. I have even considered, given that Daniel seems a bit older than William & Winifred's children that he might have been a child of William's from a brief earlier marriage.

DNA tests on 10 men of this heritage have close matches and include a descendant of Daniel, so there is no question he is a Hardin. < http://www.hhhdna.com/hhh.htm>

The children and their data as given here were found in a Jolly database online. I did find census records in support of the information.

14 Jun 1783, Daniel Hardin received a warrant, #5244, for 400 acres in Jefferson Co. It was surveyed 20 Nov 1783 and on the Beech fork branch of Clover Creek of the Ohio, below the falls of the creek. Patented dated 2 Dec 1785 [the same day William Hardin received several patents] PB X, p.485. KY Grants 5, p.524
On the same day, William May received a grant for 270 acres and it was on the south branch of Clover Creek adjacent Daniel Hardin, his southwest corner, Meriwether's line, Joseph Lewis's line, corner to John Hardin and his line. This record indicates Daniel was an adult by 1785; the children of William and Winifred were probably born circa 1775 and following.

I found online that Daniel traded the above warrant to Capt William Hardin for 400 acres on Sugar Tree Run, near the Lodiburg/Union Star Road. When his son Joel, married Abigail, Daniel bought 100 acres nearby and gave it to them.

1820 Census, Breckinridge Co KY
Daniel Hardin: 2m 16-26, 1m over 45; 1f -10, 1f 10-16, 1f 16-26, 2f 26-45, 1f over 45

Daniel is thought to have circa 1827.

1830 Census, Breckinridge Co KY
Alice was head of household, Daniel apparently deceased
Alice Hardin: 1m 5-10, 1m 20-30; 1f 50-60 [Daniel Jr & son Joel living with Alice]

15 Apr 1836, Daniel Hardin Jr. petitioned the other heirs of Daniel Sr for 100 acres of land he was to have received when he married. He and his infant son had lived with his parents. At that time Alcy was given 1/4 of the acreage and 1/4 of the profits, leaving 250 acres.

8 May 1838, Daniel Jr. and second wife Susan sold the 100 acres to Francis Basham, his brother-in-law.

3 Jan 1845, the heirs of Daniel Hardin SR sold the remaining 250 acres to Felix Mattingly for $400. The children and spouses signed the sale documents except for Marenda Hardin Rawlings who had died before April of 1830, and for Daniel Hardin Jr. However, a Joel Hardin signs for Daniel Jr - he must have been his only heir. There were 7 shares, each received about $57.

Daniel HARDIN and Alice JOLLY were married on 19 August 1790. Alice JOLLY, daughter of Nelson JOLLY and Mary GRAHAM, was born about 1767 in Pennsylvania. She died after 1870 at the age of 103 in Breckinridge County, Kentucky.

Jolly researchers say that Alice parents were Nelson Jolly and Mary Graham.

Nelson Jolly was born in Bucks Co PA in 1740. He married Mary Graham there and his sister Alice married John Coombs. Soon after their marriages in the 1760's the two families began to migrate south and west.. In 1767, Nelson was found in Ayr Township of Frederick Co VA. He lived for a time in the area of present day McConnellsburg PA when it was Bedford Co. Both he and John Coombs served in the Bedford Co Militia in 1777.

In the Spring of 1784, Nelson Jolly & John Coombs with their families navigated the Rivers to the Fall of the Ohio, settling at the mouth of Beargrass Creek for about a year. In 1785 they moved to Hynes' Station [Elizabethtown today]. He bought a 200 acres tract in Severn's Valley on Buffalo Creek. and is on the tax records there. A 1796 membership roll of the Severns' Valley Bapt Church lists Mary Jolly who had transferred her membership from there by that date. Nelson last appeared on the tithable rolls in Severns Valley in 1789.

In 1789, Nelson Jolly purchased four town lots in Hardinsburg, Hardin Co [later Breckinridge Co], from Capt. William Hardin. His sixteen-year-old son James was shot by Indians within a few days of the move to Hardin Co. Daughter Alice, was married to Daniel Hardin on 19 Aug 1790.

1830 Census, Breckinridge Co KY
Alice was head of household, Daniel apparently deceased
Alice Hardin: 1m 5-10, 1m 20-30; 1f 50-60

1850 Census. Breckinridge Co KY
Hh 663. Alsey Hardin, age 83, born PA
She was living with Francis Basham, age 43 and his wife "Thursday" age 40 - apparently daughter Thursia. The Bashams had 10 children.

1860 Census. Breckinridge Co KY, Dist 1, Hh 445
H. D. Basham, age 60, b. VA.
Cassandra, age 47, b. KY
Daniel 25. James 23. Henry 21. Obadiah 18. Alice 13. Celia 12. Martha 10. Louisa 5.
Alice Hardin, age 89, b. PA, blind
G. B. & Edwin McKaughlan, age 8 & 5, males, b. KY [grandchildren?]

1870 Census. Union Star Dist, Breckinridge Co KY
Henry D. Basham, age 70, b. VA
Cassandie, age 57, b. KY
Celia 22. Martha A. 20. Louisa E. 14.
Obediah P., 27, Dr. of medicine. Mariah 22. Mattie L., age 8 months
Alice Hardin, age 100, b. PA
Ben Dossen, age 38, works on farm.

Jolly information says that Alice was about 103 when she died.

Daniel HARDIN and Alice JOLLY had the following children:

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i.

Mahalia HARDIN was born on 17 August 1791. She died on 22 December 1862 at the age of 71.

Married Thomas C. Bandy, 23 Mar 1813.

1850 Census. Breckinridge Co KY Living next door to her sister Cassandra and her family.
Thomas Bandy, age 70, b. VA. Mahala, age 55, b. KY
Three children still at home; one probably a grandchild.

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ii.

Polly Ann HARDIN was born in 1794. She died in 1886 at the age of 92.

Polly married Dudley Haynes Sr.

1850 Census. Breckinridge Co KY
Dudley Haynes, age 62, b. VA. Polly, age 56, b. KY 5 children still at home.

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iii.

Joel HARDIN was born on 16 September 1796. He died on 19 October 1865 at the age of 69 in Gentry County, Missouri.

Joel married Abigail Rawlings, 5 Feb 1819. He served in the War of 1812, in the Kentucky Detached Militia under Capt William Walker. He moved to Missouri about 1851.

1820 Census. Breckinridge Co KY
Joel Hardin. 1m -10, 1m 16-26. 1f 26-45.

1830 Census. Breckinridge Co KY
Joel Hardin, 1m -5, 1m 5-10, 1m 30-40 [Joel]. 2f -5, 1f -5-10, 1f 30-40 [Abigail]

1850 Census. Breckinridge Co KY
Hh 665, two houses from his sister Thursia and his mother.
Joel Hardin, age 54, Abigail age 51, both born in KY.
Abigail 27, Wm N. 25, Alice 18, Mahala 16, Aaron R 14, and Emalina 10.

1860 Census. Gentry Co MO
Joel Hardin, age 64, b. KY. Abigail, age 61.
Alice 28, Aaron 24, Emaline 20.

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iv.

Marenda HARDIN died about 1830.

Marenda married Aaron Rawlings, 22 Dec 1819.

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v.

Daniel HARDIN Jr. was born about 1805.

Daniel is believed to be the young man living with his mother, Alice Hardin in 1830 - also in the household is perhaps his young son, Joel Hardin. Nothing is known about his first wife. Daniel married a second time to Susan Kellums and moved to either Perry or Pike Co, IN. May have married a third time to a Permelia, surname unknown. He was deceased before 3 Jan 1845, when his son Joel received Daniel's share of his parents property. Since Joel was the only one to inherit, it would seem he was the only child of Daniel Jr.


15 Apr 1836, Daniel Hardin Jr. petitioned the other heirs of Daniel Sr for 100 acres of land he was to have received when he married. He and his infant son had lived with his parents. [His only brother Joel had received 100 acres upon his marriage.] At that time Alcy was given 1/4 of the acreage and 1/4 of the profits, leaving 250 acres.

8 May 1838, Daniel Jr. and second wife Susan sold the 100 acres to Francis Basham, his brother-in-law.

3 Jan 1845, the heirs of Daniel Hardin SR sold the remaining 250 acres to Felix Mattingly for $400. The children and spouses signed the sale documents except for Marenda Hardin Rawlings who had died before April of 1830, and for Daniel Hardin Jr. However, a Joel Hardin signs for Daniel Jr - he must have been his only heir. There were 7 shares, each received about $57.

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Hadassah HARDIN was born in 1810. She died about 1855 at the age of 45.

Hadassah married Jacob Baysinger - who probably died before the 1850 census.

1850 census. Breckinridge Co KY
Head of household, Daniel H. Baysinger, age 20.
Hadassah, age 40.
Polly A. age 16. Jacob H. 13. William H. 11. John R. 9. Malissa 6.

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Thursia HARDIN was born on 21 June 1812 in Breckinridge County, Kentucky. She died on 30 September 1852 at the age of 40.

Thursia married Francis Basham, 8 Dec 1828.

They are in Breckinridge Co KY in the 1850 census. Hh 663. Her mother, age 83, lived with them. They had 10 children in that census.

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viii.

Cassandra HARDIN was born on 30 November 1813. She died on 22 January 1894 at the age of 80.

Cassandra married Henry D. Basham, 26 Dec 1829

1850 Census. Breckinridge Co KY, Hh 677
Henry D. Basham, age 50, b. KY. Cassandy, age 38, b. KY 11 Children.

Cassandra's mother lived them, probably after the death of her sister Thursia in 1852.

1860 Census. Breckinridge Co KY, Dist 1, Hh 445
H. D. Basham, age 60, b. VA.
Cassandra, age 47, b. KY
Daniel 25. James 23. Henry 21. Obadiah 18. Alice 13. Celia 12. Martha 10. Louisa 5.
Alice Hardin, age 89, b. PA, blind
G. B. & Edwin McKaughlan, age 8 & 5, males, b. KY [grandchildren?]

1870 Census. Union Star Dist, Breckinridge Co KY
Henry D. Basham, age 70, b. VA [in this census as Bassham]
Cassandie, age 57, b. KY
Celia 22. Martha A. 20. Louisa E. 14.
Obediah P., 27, Dr. of medicine. Mariah 22. Mattie L., age 8 months
Alice Hardin, age 100, b. PA
Ben Dossen, age 38, works on farm.