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John Rardin JR son of John Rardin SR and __________ Stewart
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2. JOHN RARDIN (Jr.) (John Rardin, Sr. and ________  Stewart)
Born: abt 1755 Harris Ferry (now Harrisburg, Dauphin County)
             Pennsylvania according  to his statement in his Revolutionary
             War Pension application of 1833
Died: 14 January 1835 Campbell or Pendleton County, Kentucky
                         (accepted date) 
        Date of 12 February 1835 is hand written on photocopy of
                         Pension Application
                     received by researcher from U.S. Govt.
Buried: near Ten Mile Creek, Campbell County, Kentucky
Married:   Massie Hull
                        A sister of Elizabeth Hull (1762-1836 who married
                         Henry Rardin (1756-1855), a son of Dennis Rardin,
                         brother of John SR
                       Born:  Wales, England according to J. K's 1892 History
                       Born:  About 1772 in Middlesex County, New Jersey
                                                     ( Larry Knarr)
                       Died:  2 March 1836 Campbell County, Kentucky
                                                     (source unknown)
                       Died:  13 March 1823 Pendleton County, Kentucky
                                                     ( Larry Knarr)
                       Buried:  Kentucky?
                        Parents:  Father: Isaac Hull who was born about
                                         1752 in N.J. and died about 1835.  His
                                         parents were Isaac Hull
                                        and Anne Dunham.  (Larry Knarr)
                                        Mother:  Massie Vaughan born about
                                        1752 N. J. and died unkown.  Her parents
                                        were Wm. Vaughan & Massey Mount.
                                        (Larry Knarr)


INFO: From KY Gen Web Pages on Revolutionary War Pensioners: John Reardon, Rank Pvt., Served: VA Line, Pension began October 10, 1833, received $80.33, age 72 in Pendleton County, KY.

Children of John Rardin Jr. and Massie Hull
    a. Polly Rardin
    b. Samuel Rardin
    c. Jesse B. Rardin
    d. John George Washington Rardin
    e. Nancy Rardin
    f. Henry Rardin
    g. Patsey Rardin



Details on the Children of John JR (John SR) and Massie Hull

  1. Polly Rardin (John SR, John JR & Massie Hull)
    Married:  John Campbell
  2. Children: Names Unknown

  3. Samuel Rardin (John SR, John JR & Massie Hull))
    Born: 16 Nov 1790 near Pittsburg, PA 
                (family records, tombstone,
                 LDS Batch #M514461, 
                 LDS Ancestral File # C2CG-DO) 
    Died:  12 August 1843 near Rardin, Morgan Township, Coles
                County,  Illinois (family records, tombstone)
    Buried:  Knoch Cemetery, Morgan Township, 
                  Coles County, Illinois
                  (Visual search Kayser 1982)
    Married:  Catherine Light
                     On 3 May 1812 in Clermont County, Ohio
                         (Light Family records and Clermont Co, Ohio
                         Marriage Records)
                    Born:  5 Dec 1793 Clermont Co., Ohio
                                (Family records, tombstone,
                                LDS Anc File # 339T-G3)
                    Died:  11 September 1846 near Rardin, Morgan
                                 Township, Coles Co., Illinois
                                 (family records, tombstone,
                                  Coles Co. Gen Soc. Cemetery Records)
                    Buried:  Knoch Cemetery, Morgan Township,
                                 Coles Co., Illinois (visual search Kayser 1982)
                    Parents:  Jacob Light born 10 Aug 1756/57 Lancaster,
                                     PA, died 13 March 1831 New Richmond,
                                     Clermont Co., Ohio.  He married: 
                                     Catherine/Catarina "Cathy" Harman/Harmon
                                     who was born 15 March 1764 Lancaster,
                                     Lancaster Co, PA and died 21 July 1833
                                     New Richmond, Clermont Co., Ohio. Buried:
                                    Old Village Cemetery, Clermont Co., Ohio. 
                                     This information is from Light Family

                                    Parents:  George Light, Methodist minister at
                                                     New Richmond, Ohio according to
                                                     Rardin/Woodruff files.


The following Campbell County, KY information is from research by Rus Stevens of Campbell Co., KY

DB:Y-110 Wm. Stowe Heirs to Samuel Rardin Heirs 4-6-1850 126 3/8A71 1/2 Acres in will of Catherine Reardons Will, widow of Samuel Reardon.126 Acres in will to Jacob, John, & Peter Reardon Heirs of Samuel.

The 126 3/8 Acres joined Timothy Reardon's 100 acres on the north and on west side of Washington trace. Painter Road crosses the Northwest Corner owned by Dr. Garrett now. Part of the 369 acres Wm. Kennedy's estate to William Stowe.

DB:S-125 7-9-1811 by Master Comm. Heirs of Wm. Stone to Catherine, Jacob L., John H., and Peter Reardon. 75 acres supposed to be 100 acres on which John Anderson now lives described in will of Jacob Light. The Stowe 369 acres extended from Washington Trace East to the Ohio River. This 100 acres or 75 on the Ohio River and Carthage Road from Washington Trace to the Ohio River crosses the Southeast corner of the 75 acres.

DB: 29-77 6-27-1857 Catherine Rardin Heirs to Cyrus Campbell 641/4 acres Pt. 100 acres. Heirs of Catherine: John Harris & Rebecca Nee Reardon, Jacob & Mary Ann Reardon, John H. & Malinda Reardon, John H. Johnson & Nancy late Nancy Galloway probably nee Rerdon, Wm. H. Clark & Julia Ann nee Reardon, Benjamin & George W. Reardon all of County of Coles Illinois. George W. Albin & Harriett nee Reardon, County of Harrison, Indiana.


Children of Samuel Rardin and Catherine Light (Samuel is the son of John Rardin SR and Massie Hull)

1.  Rebecca Rardin b. 4 Feb 1813 Ind/KY d. 21 Aug 1860 m 1. Gustavus/Augustus Gillespie 2. John Harris Children: Melissa Gillespie Sailer and Elden Gillaspie

2.  Jacob Light Rardin b. 12 Dec 1814 IND d. 1892 ILL m. 1. Sarah Rankin 2. Mary Ann Sousley. Children: David L. Rardin, Nancy Rardin Pfeiffer, Albert Rardin, George W. Rardin, Ellen Rardin Long and Lucy Rardin.  See Web page Opposed to War for his Civil War activities. (Line of  Webpage manager - Nancy Eich Kayser )

3.  Susanna Rardin b. 29 March 1816 d.? m. Cryus Campbell. Children: Josephine Campbell Morton, Maria Campbell Carmack, Elmina Campbell Henderson, Mariasia Campbell Newkirk, Harriett Campbell Schisler, Lovena Campbell Keim, Florence Campbell Mills and Cyrus Douglas Campbell.

4.  John Hull Rardin b. 24 Feb 1818 Rising Sun, IND d. 26 Aug 1888 Rardin, ILL m. 1. Malinda Clark 2. Rebecca A. Hurst 3. Nancy McCrory Campbell. Children: Mary Ann Rardin Johnson, Benjamin Rardin, Samuel Rardin, James Knox Rardin, William W. Rardin, Robert Bruce Rardin, Malinda Jane Rardin Calhoun and John Hull Rardin, JR. (See Biographies and Obits for his 1887 biography)

5.  Davis/ David H. Rardin b. 30 July 1820 d. 10 June 1840

6.  Peter C. Rardin b. 13 March 1822 KY d.? m. Josephine Wiley/Wylie. Children: Harriett Rardin

7.  Nancy Rardin b. 22 April 1824 Campbell Co., KY d. ? m. 1. George Golladay 2. Rev. John W. Johnson. Children: Teressa C. Johnson

8.  Harriett Rardin b. 16 July 1826 KY d. ?MO? m. George W. Albin. Children: Isaac Albin, Anna Albin, William Albin, Ella Albin and Kate Albin.

9.  Julia Ann Rardin b. 1 Aug 1828 KY d. 4 July 1918 Johnson County, Missouri, buried Shilo Cemetery, Post Oak Township, Johnson County, Missouri.  m. William H. Clark 4 November 1847 in Coles County, Illinois by J. P. Harris, J.P.  Lived in Coles County, Illinois until about 1874 when the Julia, William and the younger children moved to Toledo, Kansas, then to Johnson County, Missouri in 1892. Children: Ruben G. Clark (moved to Collin County, Texas in 1878), Eliza J. Clark Campbell Bogue (died in Lyon County, Kansas), Dumas Van Daren Clark (died in Coles County, Illinois), Andrew Douglas Clark (died in Coles County, Illinois), Harriett Clark Carter (died Coles County, Illinois), John G. Clark (died in Johnson County, Missouri), Sarah Catherine Clark Barnes (died in Johnson County, Missouri), Nancy Clark Blanchard (lived in Gotobo, Oklahoma at one time), Susanna Clark (unmarried, died in Johnson County, Missouri) and Lillian Clark (reported to be adopted)

10.  Benjamin Franklin Rardin called "Franklin or Frank" b. 15 Oct 1832 KY d. 10 March 1904 ILL m. Sarah Jane Barret. Children: Sarah C. Rardin 1865-1866.  See Webpage  Opposed to War for his Civil War Activities.

11.  George Washington Rardin b. 1/7 Feb 1936 KY d. 5 Sept 1865 ILL m. Amanda Melvina Sousley (sister of Mary A. Sousley, 2nd wife of Jacob Light Rardin brother of George). Children: Martha Ann "Annie" Rardin, Jacob Macklin "Jake" Rardin, Sarah L. "Sallie" Rardin and Margaret Catherine Rardin Dever.  See Webpage  Opposed to War for his Civil War Activities.

Name unknown Rardin, died young

c. Jesse B. Rardin (John SR, John JR & Massie Hull)
        Born: Abt 1789  (Larry Knarr)
        Died: 1866 Fulton County, Illiois (Larry Knarr)
        Notes:  There is a bio of Jese Rardin in the Fulton County,
                      Illinois History book.
     Married:  Rutha Applegate/Appley
                        On 20 Feb 1812 Campbell Co., KY
                         - BM:  John Stephens
                        (Campbell Co., KY Marriage Records,
                         page 15)
                        Born: Abt 1792  (Larry Knarr)
                        Parents:  John Applegate (Larry Knarr)
        1.  William A. Raridin b. 1827 Mason County, KY.  Married Amanda Seaborn in 1849 in Fulton County, Illinois, daughter of Thomas Seaborn.  She was born 1829 in Indiana.  They had children: 1.  Mary A. Rardin, 2.  Catherine Rardin,  3.  Platt Rardin,  4.  William Rardin,  5.  Melissa Rardin  and 6.  Emma Rardin.  (Larry Knarr)


d.  John George Washington Rardin
(John SR, John JR & Massie Hull)
I have included ALL information received or found from all of the following researchers who are working on John George Washington Rardin. They include: Larry Knarr,  S. Peterson, S. Y. Fisher, L. Gillson, R. Richards, Kathy D. Mary Ann Jacobs and the Rardin Group)

Born: 19 Jan 1798 Elizabeth Port?, PA
Died:  17 July 1850 Pendleton, County, KY
Married:  Nancy Record/Records
                On 13 March 1823
                 Pendleton Co., KY
                Born:  17 Dec 1802 Bracken County,
                            Kentucky (Larry Knarr)
                Died:   4 Aug 1883 Pendleton
                            County, Kentucky
                            (Larry Knarr)
                Parents:  John Record/Records  and 
                                Sarah Mary  Stewart
                Larry Knarr has the
                line for Nancy Records back to 1600.

Children of John George Washington Rardin and Nancy Record/Records

1.  Cytha Ann or Cynthia Ann Rardin - Born: 18 Dec 1829

2.  Greenberry Stuart Rardin born 19 Sept 1831 Foster, Bracken County, Kentucky and died 19 Sept 1912 in Butler, Pendelton County, Kentucky, married: Mary Jane Demoss 1 January 1856 or 6 Dec 1857.  Children:1.   Wesley Monroe. Rardin 1858-1928 m. Ida May Yelton and had children Eugene Rardin, Charles Vernon Rardin, Rose Evelyn Rardin and Lille Mae Rardin Bradbury, 2.  John Rardin 1859 and died before 1870 and 3.   Cary Alvin Rardin (male) 1863-? m. Lizzie ________ and had daughter Nora G. Rardin.
(Greenberry is buried in Butler Cemetery, Pendelton County, Kentucky.  Info and pixs for the cemetery listed at

3.  Rebecca Jane Rardin born 1833 , married Joseph Carr.  Children: George Carr, Elizabeth Carr, Louisa F. Carr, Cordelia A. Carr Schlenker, Julia A. Carr, Infant Carr and Infant Carr)

    Following info from S. Peterson - (source: Pease Vol. XIII - page 44)  Joseph Carr to Rebecca J. Rardin. Bond #152. Bond Date: 14-Dec-1853. Bondsman: L.J. Rairdon who signed as L.J. Rardin: Consent of Nancy Rardin given 13 Dec 1853 for the marriage of Joseph Carr and Rebecca Jane Rardin, my daughter "who is a minor". Witnesses: L.J. Rardin, A.T. turner. Joseph Carr of Campbell Co., KY, age 21 years, born Harrison County, single. Rebecca J. Rardin of Pendleton County, age 21 years, born Pendleton County. Witnesses" Thomas C. Anderson, Asia Wagoner, David Wagoner. Married: 15-Dec-1853 Pendleton Co., KY.
    (source: Certificate of Death) Mrs. Rebecca J. Carr. Female, White, age: 78, born: 3-Oct-1833, widow, died 11-Apr-1912 Muncie, Delaware Co., Indiana. Born in Kentucky, father: John Reardon b. KY, mother: Nancy Records b. KY. Informant: George Carr of Muncie (son)
    (source: George Carr's death certificate) shows parents as J. Carr of KY and Rebecca Rairdon of KY. Informant: Mrs. Chester Coats (George's daughter)

    1860 KY census records have Joseph Carr, age 27, living in Campbell County, with wife, Rebecca, age 26, son, George 4, daughters Elizabeth 3, and Louisa 1.

    1870 KY census show Joseph Carr, farmer, living in Grants Lick Precinct, Campbell Co.  with wife Rebecca J., son George B. 13, daughters Elizabeth, 12, Louisa F., 11, Cordelia A. 9, and Julia A.B. 7. (page 44, line 36)

    1880 KY census has Joseph Carr, age 47m living in Casey Co. with wife Rebecca, age 48, son George B., age 23, and daughter Ann (presume it's Julia Anna Belle?) age 17.

    Notes from: Cincinnati, Ohio Children's Home dated 28-May-1890 says Rebecca Carr is living at 177 Hopkins St., Cincinnati, Ohio. Her husband Joseph is dead. Cordelia's children (the Zimmerman children from her first marriage) are in the home because she can't care for them and doesn't know the where-abouts of their father It also mentions Cordelia's sister, Lizzie Thornton, living in California.

    1910 Delaware County, IN census, pg. 55, show Rebecca Jane Carr, 76 yrs., widowed, living with daughter Cordelia and son-in-law Christian Schlenker. It also says that she gave birth to 7 children and 5 survived.

4.  Louisa B. Rardin born 1837

5.  Mahalla C. / Mahalia/Mahaly Rardin born 1839 married: William Mortimer Yelton Feb. 1864. Children: Sarah A. Yelton
Alice Yelton Dawson, Floretta "Ettie" Yelton, Nancy "Fannie" Yelton, Evelyn "Eva" Yelton, Alonzo Chester Yelton, Grace Yelton Shipp and Pearl Yelton.  (Researcher: 

6.  Alonzo M. Rardin born 1843

7.  Agorep M. Rardin born 1847

8.  James William Rardin born 20 Dec 1823, died before 1880, married (1) Isabel Farrar 24 Dec 1846 Campbell Co, KY and (2) Martha M. Wright abt 1849 (b. 1827-?).  Enlisted 23rd KY Infantry 18 Dec 1861 at Camp King Kenton Co, KY and was discharged for disability 18 May 1863.  Children:  William T. Rardin (1849/1850, died bfr 1900, lived Ludlow, Kenton Co, KY), Elizabeth A. "Lizzie" Rardin (1853-?), Mary Jane Rardin (1855-?, m. Eugene Collins Wright, lived Ludlow, Kenton Co., KY, born Pendleton Co., KY), Nancy Rardin (1856-?), Martha E. Rardin (1860-?), Charles L. Rardin (1862-?), J. W. Rardin (1865-?) and Walter S. Rardin (1872-?).  1850 Bracken Co. Ky Census listing: William Rardin age 27, school teacher, born KY, Martha M., age 23 born KY, William age 1/12 born KY, Felisa Wright age 13, born KY.  [ 1860 KY census he may have been in Kenton Co.]  1870 Pendleton Co. KY Census listing:  James W. Raredon age 46 born KY, Martha age 42 born KY, William T. age 20 born KY, Lizzie age 16 born KY, Mary age 14 born KY, Martha E age 11 born KY, Charles S. age 8 born KY, James W. age 6 born KY.  

   9.  Jasper Lafayette Rardin This is the line of Larry Knarr.  He has extensive info, contact him at .  Jasper was born 6 Feb 1825 died 1913.  Married Agnes Irwin Anderson (1830-1920).  Children:  
A.  William J. A. Rardin, born 1848; died 30 Nov. 1911 in Greenup County, KY. Married Frances Eads and had children Pansy Rardin, Imogene Rardin, Nano Rardin and Willie Rardin.  
B.  Augustus Sylvester Rardin born 1850; died 26 Dec 1937 in Campbell County, KY.  He married Mary Ellen Addis in 1871.  She was born May 1851 and died 28 March 1931 in Campbell Co., KY Had children Winfred D. Rardin (5 Jan 1874 Pendleton Co. KY - 25 May 1965 Campbell Co. KY, m. Lucy Fletcher), Alfred Rardin (1876 - 1923, m. Elizabeth Garvey), Myrtle Rardin (26 Dec 1878 - Feb 16 1960 Boone Co. KY m. Harvey Roy Rouse), Iva  Rardin (1879-?), Harry  Rardin (1882 - 9 Jan 1950 Campbell Co. KY, m. Myrtle Colclough), Bessie G. Rardin (1884 - 28 Nov 1966 Campbell Co. KY, m. William Gregory Daniel), Ira Neal Rardin (29 Feb 1888 - 16 June 1939 Alexandria, Campbell Co. KY, m. Carrie M. Gebelt. -Direct line of  Penny Rardin Buzzell ) and Howard M. Rardin (1890 - 23 October 1962 Campbell Co. KY, m. Elveda L. Grizzell).  
C.  Matilda F. Rardin, born 1855; died 16 Feb 1912 in Campbell County, KY. She married William H. Norris (1850-1925) and had children Cora L. Norris, Emma Norris, Ernest Norris, Stella Norris, Lutie Norris and Nellie Norris.  
D.  Nancy Miriam/Maria Rardin, born 19 March 1858 in Flag Springs, Campbell County, KY; died 3 Aug 1945 in Flag Springs. She married Meredith Helm Herbert (1853-1933) and had children Essie Fern Herbert, Elva Clarice Herbert, Ora Clarence Herbert, Verner Emery Herbert, Elmer Thomas Herbert, Agnes Esther Herbert, Berta Isabell Herbert, Bertha Dell Herbert, Luther Meredith Herbert, Leonard Clinton Herbert and John Herbert.   
E..  Howard U. Rardin, born 1862; died 1904. He married Isabel " Belle" Garvey (1863-1938) and had children Hilton Rardin (1891-1975), m. Nora Layman (1891-1975), Bennett Rardin (1894-1974) m. Florence Bradbury; Marry Rardin (1896-?) m Walter Tucker (1850-?); Charles S. Rardin (1899-1974) m Gladys E. Elliott (1898-1981); and Lillian F. Rardin (1901-1977) m. Everett King Elliott (1900-1972). Line of Kathy D.   
F.  Sarah Belle Rardin, born Dec 1865 (1868?); died 7 March 1922 in Campbell County, KY.  She married Alonzo Meverell Demoss (1859-1931) and had children Lyle Tingley Demoss, Ethel Mae Demoss and Leo Lester Demoss. 
G.  Ann Nora Rardin, born abt. 1867; died 1943. Married Victor E. Britton (1864-?) and had children Llano Britton, William A. Britton and Hazel Britton. 
H.  Mary Adelaide/Adeline Rardin, born 25 Nov 1870 (1875?), died Aug 1961 (1931?). She married William Henry Rouse (1885-1919) and had children Otto Rouse, Maynard Leland Rouse, Roy A.Rouse, Carlos V. Rouse, Fay Rouse and Wilma Lee Rouse.   [From John Rouse   - "In 1975 I got a new truck and my father (Carlos V. Rouse), my son and I were out riding around.  We drove into Pendelton Co.  He showed us where Rouses mill had been and was talking about where he was born and raised on the farm next to his grandparent Rardins over on the creek.  We drove over to KY Rt 154 and down a rocky road to the west branch of 12 Mile (Wells) Creek.  There stood the nicest log cabin with a large field stone fire place I had ever seen.  He hadn't seen it for over 50 years but said it hadn't changed a bit.  There was an open shed between the house and creek where he said they kept the buggy and sleigh.  No one was home so I didn't get to look inside.  Up the Creek was a deep hole of water where he and his brothers and cousins Cecil and Clyde Rouse would swim.  Cecil and Clyde's mother was a Rardin and must have lived nearby.  I wish I had asked him if this was the original Rardin homestead.  Next we went to where his grandparents had lived and there was nothing there.  Next we went out the ridge to the Rardin cemetery which was in a cow pasture.  There were only two stones left standing which was John G. W. Rardin and his infant son.  All other stones were broken in small pieces.  I could see what was going to happen to the two stones left and wanted to put them in the truck but my father and son didn't think I should.  We stopped at the son of the people that bought Jasper and Agnes' farm after they died and he showed me the deed that had my grandmother's signature and all of her brothers and sisters.  In 1995 a couple of my cousins wanted to see the log cabin so we drove up.  There stood a modern house.  No one was home so I don't know if maybe they moved the cabin or destroyed it.  There was noting left in the cemetery except a few small pieces of stone.  I couldn't even find a small piece of John G. W.  stone.  I am sure John Rardin that died in 1835 is buried there.  Dad said one of the main concerns when they sold the farm was what would happen to the cemetery and they were right."
I.  Minnie Frances Rardin, born 1875; died 26 Feb 1931 in Campbell County, KY.  She married  W. N. "Nick" Carnes.  
J.  Sanford Rardin  
K.  Demarius Rardin

10.  Malvina A. Rardin born 7 May 1826 died 14 June 1882 married James Vance Pribble (26 June 1828 - 6 March 1883) on 12 November 1854.  Both died in Pendleton Co., KY and are buried at Mt.Auburn Cemetery in Pendleton Co., KY.  Children:  Alvin D. Pribble born 1855, Erastus B. Pribble born 1858, Ella S. Pribble born 1860, Frances E. Pribble born 1863, Charles C. Pribble born 1865 and Annie M. Pribble born 1867.

11.  Willoughby/Willouby Sylvester Rardin married  Nancy Jane Burton.  From 1870 Pendleton Co., KY census:  W. S. Raredon, age 36, farmer, born KY,  Allice E, age 17 keeping house born KY, Charles W. age 13 born KY, Douglas C. age 11 born KY.

12.  Maehaly Rardin married 1st John Lieds, 2nd _____ Butler

13.  Malinda Rardin married William A. Sprague in 1866

From S. Peterson: The only info I have on John George Washington Rardin's siblings is a letter dated Aug 1916 from Robert Tibbatts of KY that contains the following excerpts: "He states that about 1812 John Rardin settled in Kentucky. He married Nancy Records, daughter of John Records, early pioneer and companion of the Rardins on all the hunts and raids against the Indians. "Long John" Rardin was an expert rifle shot and bore off the trophy (of being best marksman) in all shooting matches and hunting expeditions. John, along with the Records boys and old Wesley Hopkins, used to go down the different rails to the long pond in Phillips Creek near Grants where there was a salt deposit and lay in wait for deer, bear, and such game as might come their way. Two brothers older than John served as scouts and spies during the War of 1812 and both were killed."

1860 Census Campbell County, Kentucky, Flagg Springs, page 247, dwelling 1715
Greenbury Rairden, male, age 30, farmer, born KY, $100 personal property 
Mary I., female, age 25, born KY
Wesley, male, age 3, born KY
John, male, age 1, born KY


1870 Census Campbell County Kentucky Gubser Mill Prec - Kane P.O. (Persimmon Grove), page 14, dwelling 101
Greenbury Rardin, male, age 39, farmer, born KY, $800 personal property
 Mary Jane, female, age 39, born KY
Wesley M., male, age 12, born KY
Cary A., male, age 7, born KY

e.  Nancy Rardin (John SR, John JR & Massie Hull)
Born:  Abt 1793 (Larry Knarr)
        Married:  John T. Herndon  (Larry Knarr)
                        Born:  Abt 1793  (Larry Knarr)
                        Parents:  Elijah Herndon  (Larry Knarr)

        Lived:  Huntington, Indiana  (J.K. Rardin History)

        Children:  (Info from Larry Knarr)
        1.  Elijah Herndon, born 1814
        2.  James C. Herndon
        3.  John Herndon
        4.  Martha S. Herndon
        5.  Eveline Eliza Herndon

f.  Henry Rardin  (John SR, John JR & Massie Hull
        Married: ___________
        Children:  3 children, names unknown

g.  Patsey Rardin (John SR, John JR & Massie Hull)
        Born:  1806   (Larry Knarr)
        Married: Abraham Newkirk  In Kentucky
                        Born:  1807  (Larry Knarr)
                     Parents:  Henry Newkirk and Elizabeth McConnel
     Children: (Info from Larry Knarr)
        1.  Catharine Newkirk, born 1832 (see Rootsweb WorldConnect Project:
 Yelton/Osborne Genealogy for more info. )
        2.  Frances M. Newkirk born 1834.
        3.  Lorenzo J. Newkirk, born 1835.
        4.  William Jasper Newkirk, born 1842.
        5.  Perry Newton Newkirk, born 1844.
        6.  Herman Boone Newkirk, born 1850. 



                            John REARDON/RARDIN JR.'S
SEPTEMBER 1833 -State of Kentucky - County of Campbell

    On this 7th day of September, eighteen hundred and thirty three, personally appeared before me Samuel Baker a Justice of the Peace in and for the County of Campbell and state aforesaid, John Reardon a resident of the County of Pendleton and State of Kentucky, age seventy-nine years From the information, of his father, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of an act of Congress, passed on the 7th day of June 1832 - and he further states the reason why he makes his declaration in the County of Campbell is that he resided in that county for the space of fifteen or sixteen years and was, and is now better acquainted in that County than in Pendleton and that his residence is within a few yards of the county line, and the preacher and Capt. Wheeler who certifies for me live in Campbell County, and not more than one mile from me, and this declaration is made at the house of Capt. Wheeler, and further that I belong to the Methodist Church and that Church is in the said County of Campbell, and the Justice before whom I make my declaration has a more intimate acquaintance with me than any Justice of Pendleton County and it is about 25 mites from where I now rive to the Court house of Campbell County and nearly the same distance to Pendleton Court. That he entered the service of the United States in the Twentieth year of his age as stated by his Father, as a drafted man, for the term of three months, that he resided in the State of Virginia he thinks but is not certain, but positively that it was at Pittsburq, under the following named officers (that is) Capt. Cobe Sullivan, Ensign Waiter Greincy, the Lieuts name I do not recollect, and I served out my fu11 time, and recd no pay, he entered on the first day of May and was discharged on the First day of August following - Then he entered as a volunteer under Capt. James Smith (now known by the name of Indian __________ Smith) and he learned us how to escercise after the Indian manner of escercising, but I do not remember the names of any of the other officers and served this time from the first day of August 1775 to the last day of October in the same year. And we were stationed at Turtle Creek twelve miles above Pittsburg, and we marched from there to a place called Waltowery? and from there to a place called Nicholaz Station? and we were mostly in search of Indians and Tories, and we caught two men that were supposed to be Tories and put them in Hannahs-town Jail but they made their escape. The name of one of them was Lurchelou? and the others name was Downey, and then I returned home to my father on the Monongahela River twenty-five miles above Pittsburg - In the spring of the year 1776 Col. Cook wrote to Col. George Filandigam to call out the militia, and get all the Volunteers that he could and on the first day of March I entered as a Volunteer under the said Filandigam, Capt. Josiah Records was the name of the Capt. The names of the other officers I have forgotten, they were mostly young men and nearly all killed by the Indians, he served this time from the first day of March to the last day of October making eight months, and we were stationed on the Ohio River all this time, and were employed in building Block _________ and guarding the frontiers from the ravages of the Indians; and on the first day of Nov. 1776 not leaving the Army, I entered under Capt. Sam C. Beelen, Lieut James Rankin, Ensign Andrew Poe and continued on the Ohio River, in the same employ and at the same place, and this time he served one year that is from the first day of Nov 1776 to
the last day of Oct 1777 and did not return home this time, but entered for a year more as a volunteer under Capt William Hoglan, and I believe that the Colonels name was Vonswearingen he entered on the first day of November 1777 and continued to the last day of October following, making in all three years and two months and then he returned home. I was well acquainted with Genl George Washington and Col. William CrawFord, and his brother? Valentine Crawford, and the Stimson family and I served under Jack Stimson in what was called the Dumory War for I was out at that time. I was also well acquainted with Simon Girty and James his brother. He also states that he knows of no person that he can prove his service by escept the proof of the records and he hereby relinquishes every claim to a pension or annuity whatever, except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state or territory of the United States. Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.
                                     John Reardon His ~x~ Mark
Mr. George Fisher a Clergyman residing in the County of Campbell and state of Kentucky and in the same Neighborhood of John Reardon, and John Wheeler residing in the aforesaid state and county hereby certify that we are well acquainted with John Reardon who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration, that we believe him to be of the age of Seventy nine years and have no doubt of his being a soldier of the Revolution, and it is generally believed in the neighborhood that he was a soldier of that war, and that we concur in that opinion, and the reasons that he _______ for giving his declaration in Campbell County are true to the best of our knowledge and we have heard him often make the statements in his declaration before the law passed allowing him a pension - sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.
                             s/ George Fisher s/ John Wheeler
Personally came before me Samuel Baker a Justice of the (Peace) in and For the county of Campbell, John Records, at the house of Capt. John Wheeler and being duly sworn declares that when he was a boy he saw the above named John Reardon going to or returning From the Army, and that he was equipt with his gun, shot pouch, Tomahawk and Betother? knife, and the general opinion was that he was a soldier of the Revolutionary war. Sworn to and subscribed the day and state above. John Records
And the said Justice does hereby declare his opinion after the investigation of the matter, and after putting the interrogatives, prescribed by the war Department, that above named applicant was a Revolutionary soldier and served as he states and that he had his declaration prepared to attend court but from a Fall from his horse was disabled from attending and also that the applicant is much debilitated from age and his memory much impaired, consequently unable to appear in court and that George Fisher is a clergyman of irreproachable character and Capt Wheeler is in good standing ________ was the representative of Pendleton two years ago and are both at this time residents of Campbell County, and in the same neighborhood of the above named applicant, and that their statement is entitled to credit. Samuel Baker J.P.C.C. Ky. 
Where and in what year were you born? I cannot state the year nor the place precisely, but my father's information was that I was born near Harris ferry, on the Susquehannah River, and was twenty years old when I went to war. I think that the county was not then laid off into state - when I was first called into service I lived near to Pittsburg and I think it was in the state of Virginia and I lived there after I was discharged many years and From there I came to Kentucky about 23 or 4 years ago and lived in Campbell County for 16 or 17 years and then moved into Pendleton County where I now live and the First three months that I entered the service I was drafted, and the balance of the time I was a volunteer, Col. William Crawford and a Col. McRoy? commanded the regular troops, but from the length of time and loss of memory I cannot name any others. I certify that all three questions have been answered by John Reardon in the presence of the aforesaid George Fisher, Capt. Wheeler and one or two other gentlemen. Samuel Baker J.P.C.C. Ky. State of Kentucky, Campbell County Sct. - I John N Taliaferro Clerk of the county court for the county aforesaid do certify that Samuel Baker is a magistrate as above and that the Fore going signatures purporting to be his are genuine. In testimony where of I have hereunto set my hand and affised the seal of said court this 2 nd day of September 1833. Jn "N Taliaferro, Clerk Campbell County Court

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