Everett Jesse Harding
born September 1875 in Goodhue County, Minnesota
Juliett Dot Tyler
About 1815: Sarah Ann Dull is born.
1816: Stephen Augy Harding born in Tunhannock, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania on December 13, 1816.
1838: Stephen and Sarah married on July 8, 1838.
1840: Stephen and Sarah living in Windham Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, according to 1840 U.S. Census.
1841: Birth of Stephen and Sarah's first child, John.
1847: Stephen and Sarah leave Pennsylvania and head west to Wisconsin. Birth of Stephen and Sarah's second child, Ulysses, on August 16, 1847.
1850: Stephen, Sarah, John and Ulysses living in Gratiot, Lafayette County, Wisconsin, according to 1850 U.S. Census.
Between 1850 and 1855: Birth of Stephen and Sarah's third child, a daughter
1855: Family living in Kinnickinnic, St. Croix County, Wisconsin, according to 1855 Wisconsin State Census.
1862: John enlists in Union Army on August 4, 1862 in Apple River, Illinois.
1863: John dies in Evansville, Indiana, on December 24, 1863.
Between 1855 and 1870: Death of Stephen and Sarah's daughter.
1870: Stephen and Sarah living in Minnesota Lake, Faribault County, Minnesota; son Ulysses's family living in next household according to 1870 U.S. Census.
1874: Sarah dies on October 19, 1874, in Faribault, Rice County, Minnesota; she is buried in the Prairieville cemetery, now abandoned.
1880: Stephen living in Ulysses' household in Isabelle Township, Pierce County, Wisconsin, according to 1880 U.S. Census.
1890: Stephen applies for a pension based on John's service in the Civil War. Affidavits in the pension file confirm that John was unmarried and had no children at the time of his death. Stephen is granted a monthly pension of $12.00.
1895: Stephen dies on May 14, 1895, in Bay City, Pierce County, Wisconsin.
Pierce County Herald, June 6, 1895
Obituary--Stephen A. Harding, died May 14, 1895, aged 78 years and 5 months. He was born at Tunkhanock, Pa., the 18th day of December, 1816, and was married to Miss Sarah Dull, July 8, 1838. There were born to them two sons and a daughter, the daughter dying while young. The eldest son enlisted in the 96th Ill. Infantry and died while in service.
Mr. Harding came to Wisconsin, in 1847, by way of the great lakes, there being no railroads at that time, and settled at Shelburg, Layfayette Co., in the year 1853. He came to Pierce county when it was almost a wilderness and settled on a farm near River Falls. In the year 1854 he and his wife were united with the Close Communion Baptist church at River Falls. His wife died Oct. 19, 1874. He has resided with his only son, U. S. Harding, of Bay City, for the past 29 years, fulfilling every duty of a christian life.
© 2003 Susan Harding
Last Update 4/26/2003