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Joseph Austin HARDY 1750-1831 m. Margaret MacKENZIE 1768-1828
s/o Thomas HARDY (1705-1791) & Elizabeth AUSTIN (1729-1772)
d/o James MACKENZIE (1720-1764) and Elizabeth GUTHRIE (1722-1764)
p/o Charles HARDY (1775-1850)

22 Feb 1751 Joseph Austin HARDY born at Lunenburg, VA [
Biographies of the Hardy's by Joan Bennett Bodis, Titled Historical Southern Families, Vol. 4, Pub. by Genealogical Publishing Co. 1968, Chap. 11,Page 242 & 243, Item 27] [Hardy's and Hardie's by H. Claude &Edwin Noah Hardy, 1935. Pub. Syracuse Typesetting Co. by The Village Press, Inc. Concord, NH 0330, Chapt. #11, Page, 241, item # 27, page 242, item 27, cont. on pa. 243, Page # 241 & 243, item # 27] [Colonial Families Of the Southern States of America, by Stella PickettHardy of Batesville Ark., #263 Item 5--1 and Page 264 1st. Par.] [His father Thomas Hardy, Jr. (1705-91), was a landed proprietor in Lunenburg and Bedford Counties, Va] [Hardy & Hardie Past & Present, Compiler H. Claude Hardy, White Plains, NY, 1935]

1760 Joseph Austin HARDY’s parents moved the family to Bedford Co.VA.

1768 Margaret MacKENZIE born in Glenisia, Angus, Scotland [father was James MACKENZIE] [one source says 22 Apr 1763]

1774 Joseph Austin HARDY was a landed proprietor; was one of the large land owners of that county; a staunch Churchman

1775 son Charles HARDY born at Henry, VA; died 1850 at Henry, VA; married (1) Mary Polly COOLEY (1772-1792)????; (2) Rachael PARSLEY (1777-1850) m. 3 Feb 1793 in Henry, VA

1779 Joseph Austin HARDY served with distinction in the Revolutionary War, in Capt. John Peyton Harrison's Company, and 2nd Virginia Regiment, commanded by Col. Alexander Spottswood [DAR A050503; NARA, M881, Comp Mil Sev Recs, Roll #942; Eckenrode, List of Rev Soils of Va, Vol 1, p201; served as Private] [1st and 10th VA Reg (Consolidated)] [SAR Ap 98298; SAR Ap 50467; SAR 27173] [DAR Ancestors of Indiana, Vol 1, p274: “HARDY, JOSEPH: b. 22 Feb 1751, Bedford, VA, d. 22 May 1831, Bedford, VA, m. 1788, Bedford, VA, Margaret Mackenzie, b. 13 Jan 1768, SERVICE: Served as a private in Capt. John Peyton Harrison’s Co 2nd VA reg. commanded by Col. Alexander Spottswood. May 1777 until middle Dec 1779. CHILDREN: William A; Joseph; Polly, m. John JETER; Sally, m. Wm McClure; Peggy, m. Anthony RUCKER; Susanna, m. Jacob FEASLE. DESCENDANT: Buck, Mary Elizabeth, No. 117359.” (doc)] [Rev War Rolls, VA: Folder 43-47: page 167: Joseph Hardy #17 listed as “on command” (doc)]

25 Oct 1785 letter from John Jay to Marquis Lafayette regarding Joseph Hardy

1787 Margaret MacKENZIE arrived in Lunenburg County, Virginia to Marry Joseph Hardy

31 Aug 1788 Joseph Austin HARDY and Margaret MacKENZIE married at Bedford, Virginia [one source says birth was 1780]

1789 Joseph Austin HARDY was one of the largest landowners in Bedford Co.

12 Jun 1789 son WILLIAM AUSTIN HARDY, SR. "CAPT" born at Bedford, Virginia; d. September-17-1878, Bedford, Virginia; married in 1818 Jane Watts (1798-1855).

29 Dec 1793 dau MARGARET SUE HARDY born at Bedford, Virginia; d. Abt. 1872; m. ANTHONY RUCKER, 1816, Bedford, Virginia; b. January-18-1793, Bedford, Virginia; d. July-15-1858, Bedford, Virginia [Source: Biographies of the Hardy's by Joan Bennett Bodis, Titled Historical Southern Families, Vol. 4, by Genealogical Publishing Co. 1968, Chapt. #11, Page 243]

1797 dau SARAH B. HARDY, born at Bedford, Virginia; d. Abt. 1873; m. ALEXANDER MCCLEUR, April-05-1826, Bedford, Virginia; b. 1796, Virginia; d. Abt. 1868

1798 son JOSEPH HARDY II born at Bedford, Virginia; died Abt. 1870; m. MARY TAYLOR, February-10-1826, Bedford, Virginia; b. 1799, Bedford, Virginia; d. Abt. 1879

28 Mar 1800 dau SUSANNA SUCKIE HARDY born at Bedford, Virginia; died Abt. 1878 at Bedford, Virginia; m. JACOB FEAZEL (Source: Census Index, Bedford, Liberty District, Year, 1820, Page .038, Internal Ref.# 1.314.1.1897. 124, Planter) December-02-1833, Bedford, Virginia; b. Abt. 1803, Bedford, Virginia; d. Abt. 1878, Bedford, Virginia.

1810 Federal Census at Bedford, VA lists Joseph HARDY [1 Male 10-15; 2 males 16-25; 1 male over 45; 1 female 16-25; 1 female 45+; 2 slaves (doc)

7 Aug 1820 Federal Census at Northern District, Bedford, VA lists Joseph HARDY [2 males 16-25; 1 males 45+; 1 female over 45; 6 male slaves under 14; 5 male slaves 14-25; 2 male slaves 26-44; 1 male slaves 45 over; 3 females slaves under 14; 2 female slaves 26-44; 3 female slaves over 45; 13 engaged in agriculture; 1 engaged in manufactures (doc)]

1828 Margaret MacKENZIE died at Bedford, Bedford, Va

1830 Joseph Austin HARDY was a Faithful supporter of the Church.

22 May 1831 Joseph Austin HARDY died at Bedford, Va [buried at Fam cem, Bedford, Virginia, Location: Nr Forbes Mill, Northern Bedford Co VA 47; Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.2, p.118 Serial: 11216; Volume: 2] [US Headstone Application for Military Veterans (doc)

Joseph Austin HARDY Will proven [Will Book Vol7-9, 1828-1838 (doc)]

Hardy and Hardie, past and present, Chap. XI, p. 241: confirms parents’ names, dates; Joseph’s dates; marriage (doc)
DAR Lineage Book, Vol. 118, p. 113 & Vol 139, p.288: confirms military service